Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Naughty Weasel

I had this journal page in my mind so when the new stamps arrived I got straight down to inking and painting! {6115 Weasel} is great (although I think he may have 'issues') and his sign is so versatile - here I took one of the hearts from {6119 Hanging Hearts} to act as the 'o' and wrote the other letters on.

The other stamps I used are:
6090 Picket Fence
6108 Karin
6025 Gooseneck
6067 Peggy
6071 Perl

Kaz xxx

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Masking technique

With these photos i will try and show you how to use masks to create an overlapping look with your stamps.
Stamp the images you want to use on a piece of self adhesive paper ( i use post-it paper) Be sure it is non stick glue! We do want to be able remove the masks when we want to!
Now take your masks and set up a composition of the set you want to see on your card. Using masks gives you a good look on how the finished card is going to look like and it is an easy way to play around with the images without having to actually stamp.

If you have found the composition you like,remember ( or write down) the main focus on the card. That is the image you want to stamp first! It will be in front of all the other images.
Set aside the masks. They can be used again and again until they loose their stickyness.
Stamp your focus images. Since i want to use watercolors later, i emboss my images.
Take the masks and mask the images.
Stamp the next image. Since this is partially blocked by the masks,it will appear to be behind the first stamped images.

Mask the third pumpkin...

...and stamp the picket fence.

Mask the fence and stamp the tree. Remove all masks and you have a great base for a card. All it needs is some color.

Quick and simple men's cards

Male cards are notoriously difficult so I've made some that won't take too much thinking time!
I've cut a circle in a sheet of paper and used it as a mask for spraying Glimmer Mists, then picked up some of the excess ink to colour {6078 Smile} and {6032 Rocky}.

I've also used Jo's {3014 Splatter Long} to 'ground' them.

They've been finished with a rub-on greeting.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome our October Guest Designer

At Stampotique we are thrilled to announce our Guest Designer for the month of October.  Some of you may recognize her as one of our frequent players of our challenges.  Please help us welcome Shannon Sawyer who will start playing with us with our first challenge in October.  Here is some more about Shannon:

My name is Shannon Sawyer and I've been doing different forms of Mixed Media & stamping for over 11 years now.  I had initially started when I stopped working back in 2000.  I wanted a hobby that would keep me busy.  Instead of finding a hobby, I found a whole world of like minded people and all kinds of different forms of artwork that consumed me.  

I've been published man times in the various Stampinton magazines and I have also been published in Craft Stamper from the UK.  I was recently asked to join the On Call Artist team for the Stampington publications, I am a Design Team member of AlphaStamps and I work a lot with ArtChix Studio.
I can be reached at either: or
and my blog is at:
I am thrilled and honored to be asked to be a guest artist for the Stampotique Design Team.    
I look up to every designer on the Stampotique Design Team so much, it is very much a privilege.

Please join us over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge today for our Stampotique Only Challenge with a Vintage theme.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I made these fun "clip over the edge" bookmarks using the new  
They have litle magnets inside to hold them closed over the page.
Please visit my blog to see more of them.
Sue Roddis

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Something fishy this way comes

As part of my latest DT package I got these fun and quirky images by AMY WILSON WELLENSTEIN.
These two are called BARD and GIORGIO!

And these two are AMBROSIUS and GAWAN.
Please visit my blog to see the complete project.
Sue Roddis

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bee Happy on your Birthday

All the details and inspiration for the above card can be found on my blog HERE , along with other variations of clean (well clean-ish) and simple Stampotique cards lol .

All stamps by Stampotique Originals.(Big Bee, Altered Happy and part of the Happy Unbirthday stamp).

The challenge theme on the Stampotique Designers Challenge is Birthdays this week so why not hop on over there where you could be in with a chance to win a $30 gift certificate donated by Carol at Stampotique for one lucky drawn winner who takes part.

Hope to see you there!

Jo C-S x

Friday, September 3, 2010

A card to my son

Hugs Milo

I got my new stamps!

My new stamps came this morning!!! I had to have a play so made this VERY quick card.........I have to say the detail in that tree is fabulous and the pumpkins..........well I just LOVE those!! OK, off to play some more.
Sue Roddis