Thursday, July 31, 2014

I'm late! I'm late!

Are you proactive when it comes to making and sending birthday cards or do you find yourself sending belated greetings?  Why not consider using Rabbit from Stampotique? 

In this card:

splatter circle - Janet Klein
2 nuages - Janet Klein
Rabbit - Janet Klein

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Black & White with a Pop of Color - Wednesday's with Claudine

Happy Wednesday everyone

Wednesday's always mark new challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challege Blog and this week our sweet and wonderful Kay Wallace has chosen our theme.

The new theme is Black and White with a Pop of Color and I love this theme. Black and white is sometimes hard to do but it sure is fun.

For this theme I wanted to do a Zentangle, I love zentangle but I have only occasionally tried to do them. I have always been a doodler, even back in school. We had to wrap our books in brown paper bags to cover them and I would always draw on my covers. Brown paper! Who likes that? haha!

I used Stampotique Stamp

Night - By Artist Magda Polakow

I love this stamp, it's so cool, Magda really captures the "soul" of the characters

I included one of my favorite Bible verses on this two page journal spread

I hope you like my Zentangle journal page, Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Filmstrip

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share a fun film strip featuring
Roc's quirky characters, text backgrounds and watercolor.
For more details on how it was made,
please drop by my blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Scooter Girl, Monster, Blessed Skellie
“Audience can live without a movie but a movie cannot live without an audience.” 
Amit Kalantri

Monday, July 28, 2014

it's monday

hi roc here, so it must be monday.  today i created a postcard using my just be you stamp and my scalloped lace border. you can see these stamps and more by clicking here.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail you can go over to my blog for more details.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! That means that it's my turn to entertain you :-D
Today I have a journal page for you, yep, made with the Gelli Plate. This wonderful green background was screaming for this cool froggy.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Hi, Coby here again with an Art Journalpage.
I started with surching a quote, than stamps are 
not so difficult.
Background is a gelli print again, still love them
and the flowers are stamped on corresponding
paper. The butterfly, hearts en the quote
 on almost with paper to give them accents.

used stamps:

Friday, July 25, 2014

art journaling with Stampotique

I love these little quails of Janet Klein's and use them quite a bit in my journals.

It's the busiest time of year for me at the minute, but that'll finish today when school finishes for the Summer.  So I'm sharing a journal page I made a while ago using my Stampotique stamps - I've loved this company's images for a long, long time.

I rarely write in my journals but I do enjoy using snippets from book; old books often have the most fantastic phrases.

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Modern Woman

Going clean and simple today. 

So simple, that I am only using parts of the stamps!  Cropping your rubber images is a way of expanding your collection in that it offers a new way to look at things.

Stamps used are:

 Modern woman - Janet Klein
Splattered Mug - France Papillon

More at Vera Lane Studio.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas In July - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all and welcome to another Wednesday

Wednesday marks another new challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog
Our wonderful Gez Butterworth is our hostess this time and she has challenged us to do something in the theme "Christmas in July"

It seems a bit early to do something in a Christmas theme but it is a nice break from all the summer challenges and I think it's a great time to think about the coolness of winter, specially when it's been so hot outside

I decided to make a postcard for this challenge but I went with a little switch up and made a round one instead of a rectangle.

For my creation today I used Stampotique Stamps

Global Warming - By Artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente
 Barcode Text - By Artist France Papillon

Here is my finished postcard:

Make sure to come by the Designer's Challenge Blog and participate, we always love to see your creations for the challenges and as always you might win a 30.00 gift card to Stampotique Originals online store.

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Comforting Card

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Today I have a quick little card inspired by last week's Mojo Monday sketch.
It features the adorable kids on the Summer Days stamp.
This image is like comfort food to me.
It just reminds me of those simple summer days
when we were little running through the sprinkler
without a care in the world.
Sitting out on the patio this weekend,
I could hear the squeals of the neighbour's kids as they did exactly that,
and it brought a smile to my heart.
I hope you're enjoying your summer too!
Val :)
Stamp by Stampotique Originals:
Summer Days
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” 
John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

Monday, July 21, 2014

my monday post

hi there. roc here, so it must be monday.  today i made a postcard using my stacked love stamp.  if you'd like to see this stamp hop on over to stampotique.  you can see my full line of stamps by clicking here.

if you'd like to have this postcard show up in your mailbox i would "love" for you to drop by my blog and see the details on how you can win this.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello peeps!! Hope you're heaving a wonderful Sunday so far :-D
Today I have a card for you, made with the delicious colors from Dylusions. But now card isn't complete with some Stampotique :-D

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Today a card with Hazel again, love here simple
drawing. That's why I can use here on so many ways.
Now I used a piece of paper corresponding with
the background, stamped her and cute her.
The quote and the sun are stamped directly
on the background:

Used stamps:

Friday, July 18, 2014

quasimoto love

I love this little quasimoto, he just looks like he's looking directly at you and saying "What?" or "What are you looking at?"

I stood him on star flower, added a little funky striped leaf and the exclamation mark from cockatoo screech.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Collage Box

 If you saw my post last week you know I'm a little (just a little) obsessed with type.  When I began as a graphic design major in Paleolithic times, typography hit my heart.

As an art specialist most all my projects for children had text embedded somewhere in mixed media pieces and or repurposed art.  So it's no surprise that what I have for you today is inspired by my love for text and scraps. 

My collage definition stamp  is not a recent release but it certainly is a great stamp to have.  It inspired me to make this tag.  Perhaps to hang from a kraft paper sack filled with paper goodies for an artsy friend.  But  no, I couldn't stop there.

I had to have it hang from this glass drawer pull which HAD to be attached to a collaged box.

Anyone follow my thought process?

Follow me to Vera Lane Studio for more on this project.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Inspiration From a Book - Wednesday's with Claudine

Happy Wednesday everyone!! 
There is a challenge over at Stampotique's Designers Challenge Blog

Our hostess this week is The amazing France Papillon
She has chosen the theme "Inspiration from a Favorite Book"

There are so many book that I like but one of my favorites is "Pride and Prejudice" I just love how Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are so proud and once they learn to let that pride go they find love

I made a postcard for this challenge and I decided to use a quote from the book
I also used Stampotique Stamp:
Lovelyarthesound - By Artist Daniel Torrente

Here is my finished postcard

We hope to see your creations over at the Designer's Challenge Blog and who knows, you may win a 30.00 gift card in the process. Won't you come and join us?
For more details check out my blog at:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Song Inspiration

Today, I'm happy to be able to share a project I made for a recent Stampotique Facebook Group ATC swap.  The theme for this one was "Sing a Song". If you're familiar with this song, you'll know why I was giggling the whole time I made this project! :)
Stamp by Stampotique Originals:
“You win some, lose some, and wreck some.”
 Dale Earnhardt

Monday, July 14, 2014

it's monday

it's that time again - monday.  today i've created another postcard for you.  i've used my newly released flying pig rubber stamp.  if you'd like to have a chance to win this all you have to do is fly on over to my blog for the details.  hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!! I have an art journal page for you this week, with another cute Quasimoto stamp. The page was made with my Gelli Plate.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Sunday!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Coby's Saturday.

Hello sweet Stampotique-lovers. This week I made
a couple of Art Journals. I noticed how great and simple
it is when I used the stamps of Stampotique, they
really are made for Art Journaling! This is one of them.

The first thing I did was finding a quote, after
stamps, paper, paint and ink:

Used stamps:

Thanx for passing by, hope you enjoyed it.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SDC 155 magazines and newspaper

 I'm flip floppin my blog posts to I can jump in on the SDC 155 that Magda is hosting on our Designer's Challenge. 

I just had to use HUNK to demonstrate my favorite text technique.

Also used in today's sample is love and be loved from Amy Wellenstein.

If you follow me to Vera Lane Studio I'll share my fun text transfer background.  It's just perfect for anything Stampotique!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Using Newspaper or Magazine - Wednesday with Claudine

Hello all, it's that time again, time for another challenge over at 
Stampotique Designers Challenge. This week our wonderfully talented Magda Polakow is our hostess and she has chosen the theme "Use a piece of magazine or newspaper"

You would think this would be an easy challenge
but for me, I don't use newspaper or magazines
very much. I mostly use stamps in my backgrounds
so this was tough for me.

Needless to say I scoured over my newspaper from the passed few days looking for a good piece.
I found something in the Michael's add of all places haha! 
SO I decided to make a postcard for my piece and I went with the following Stampotique Stamps:

Hazel Jester - By artist Linda Peterson

Clothes Text - Also by artist Linda Peterson

I used a piece of printed card stock for my background and added the "flowery" piece of newspaper that I tore out of my Michael's add

This is what it looked like from the start

I then added some painting and washi tape
I heat embossed my text and Hazel and colored them with colored pencils (I made my Hazel a bumblebee to show her in a costume)
Lastly - I added a flower with a button center

Here is my finished postcard

Because Bees like flowers I just love my magazine piece in the background there. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project for today and hopefully all the bees are buzzing around in your neck of the woods because that means it's warm and there are lots of flowers out.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Magnetic Bookmark

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share a simple little project.
It's a magnetic bookmark made from Roc's regal Bird Princess
using paper piecing and Copic coloring techniques!
This stamp is the perfect shape for a bookmark, so I just
made a skinny card and folded it over the top of the page and
affixed magnets inside the front flap and back flap 
so they would squeeze the page to mark my place!
Great bookmarks make reading even more fun!
Stamp by Stampotique Originals:
Bird Princess
 “The attitude you pose is greatly influenced by the links of friendships you bookmark. Good friends, good attitudes; best friends, best attitudes.
Guess what for toxic friends...!”

Israelmore Ayivor

Monday, July 7, 2014

it's monday

hi. it's roc here.  today i've created a postcard for you.  i used part of roc's angel rubber stamp to create one of the flowers.  if you'd like to learn more about this piece and a chance to win it please find your way to my blog by clicking here.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!!! This Sunday I have made a card 4U ;-) Just the old recipe, MFT Die-Namics, Dylusions and my favorite stamp brand in the whole world of course. This little cutie is a new love of mine, and he comes in a few poses. They are all so adorable that I adopted them all :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Coby's Saturday

So glad I can post by myself today! Last Saturday
Claudine Criner made a great blog post for me because 
our grandson was in hospital. Thanks again Claudine
it was so sweet and a great job!

Today it's the first Saturday of July so a new
calender page again. When I worked with the
gelliplate I put white paint on the plate and a piece of 
paper. Let it dry and pull it off, your plate is clean
and you have another great background:-)

Used stamps:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bird bike ride

Stampotique's bicycle and a clip from bike ride text are featured in this silly little ATC. 
I found this tiny bird illustration and I just had to plop him on the bike seat.
The card was cut from over spray using stencils and Dylusions sprays. 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bon Voyage or Vacation - Wednesday with Claudine

Hello everyone and welcome to another Wednesday with me. 

My piece was based upon the new Designer's Challenge and this week's challenge was brought to you by Kathi Rerek
She chose the theme Bon Voyage or Vacation

Some of the ladies on the design team are going on vacation this summer so it's great to hear all about the places they have seen or been.

For my project I did a postcard and used Stampotique Stamps
Stacked Suitcases by Artist France Papillon
Cross Hatch Swirl - By Artist Maryse Carrier
Oh Tree - By Artist Daniel Torrente (for the heart)

My husband is in the Air Force so this is something that I strongly believe, he always takes a piece of me with him wherever he goes. 
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Little Gift Card

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians!
Today I'd like to share a little gift card featuring the adorable dreaming Hazel.
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Dreamer, Thinking of You
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” 
Edgar Allan Poe