Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bee Notebook

Our September guest designer has been as busy as a bee creating some fun projects to share.  Here is her latest creation.

Bee Notebook by Wendy Price

Supplies Used:
  • Stampotique stamps (Hexagon & Big Bee)
  • Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils
  • Archival Jetblack Ink
  • twine
  • cardboard
  • graph/lined paper

  1. Using a stamp positioner, stamp hexagon image repeatedly on white cardstock. 
  2. Color with watercolor pencils
  3. Cut a piece of cardboard to 4 x 8.5 inches. Fold in center.
  4. Cover cardboard with stamped paper. Trim edges.
  5. Trim graph paper and notebook paper down to 4 x 8 inches. 
  6. Place graph paper and notebook paper in cover. Fold and punch holes in spine. 
  7. Loop twine through the holes in the spine. Tie with a bow. 
  8. Stamp bee on white cardstock and color with watercolor pencils. Cut out and add to cover of book.

Wendy: Thank you so much for sharing your talent with our readers, we are so happy you joined us as our guest designer this month!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

splashy dragonfly card by Joanne Wardle

This as a really simple card I made with Jo's new Dragonfly stamp (again) and verse from stampotique. I created the simple background by doing a very small spray of adirondack sprays in 3 colours. I then used the same blue spray with a paintbrush to colour the dragonfly.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wish Upon a Star

I've used 3 of the new stamps by Jo Capper-Sandon and one from the last release to make this one layer card. Jo has made her stamps so that they can all be interchanged which makes them so versatile.

I have used:
~{Wish Word}~
~{Jo's Star}~, and
~{Great Moon}~.

They have been coloured with Copics and the background is Dusky Concord Distress Ink.

Kaz xxx

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Totally spooked!!

Here is a card made using Janet Klein's new Cooper ghost. What a great character he is!! Other stamps used are Daisy Daisy and Swirl Stalks. All available from Stampotique. The number stickers are also from Stampotique and can be found here.

Hope you like him. For more details please check out my blog.

Jo x

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Black & White card

Have you seen the latest challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog?

Group 2 have been sharing their inspiration with everyone this week.. don't forget this week is also a non-Stampotique stamps week and your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps. Hope you can join us.. Here is a card I am sharing with you today..

Stamps used: DragonflyDragonfly verseTangled 

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.
Have a lovely day.. Gez.xx

Friday, September 23, 2011

CAS-ual Friday meets Stampotique

We are always Clean And Simple and our theme is Mostly Monochromatic, 3 + 1.  Use at least 3 shades of the color of your choice monochromatically and then add Chocolate Brown.

Stampotique will be giving away a grab bag of stamps worth $30 for this challenge.

Join our team by showing off your Monochromatic 3+1 card over at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

Here are some of what the team created:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dogs laugh ...

Isn't he cute this little doggie with his tulip from the new September 2011 release? I made this real quick and easy card for Crazy amigo's, a Dutch challenge site. I used distressinks and water for the background. These are the stamps I used Tulip and Dogs laugh. I used the quotestamp one line at the time by masking the rest of the words and using a stamp ruler to get the words in the right place.

Have fun stamping!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Giant Daisy in Dusty Concord

Maybe this card looks not simple but it is very simple. Just one ink (Distress Ink Dusty Concord), water, a brush, a Crafter's Workshop stencil (mosaic squares mini) and 3 stamps.
Stamps I used are all Stampotique Originals: giant daisy (3058), small butterfly (3018), french text (3016).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Sweetmoves by Daniel Torrente
Splatter long by Jo Capper-Sandon
French Text by Jo Capper-Sandon
Sun Design by Maryse Carrier

Here's a colourful ATC (artist trading card) I made using the new Sweetmoves by Daniel Torrente. She's a little too large for an ATC but I didn't let that put me off! 

I used ink sprays to create the background and then stamped Splatter Long and Sun Design in Distress ink to add more texture. I add a couple of baubles by stamping French Text onto a spare piece of card, hand drew a couple of circles. cut them out and added them to the ATC.

I found the words in an old book of quotes. Some of you may recognise them as they are taken from an English folk song ......

Dance to your Daddy
My little lassie
Dance to your Daddy\When the boat comes in.....

Monday, September 19, 2011

Busy Bee Layout

Busy Bee Layout by Wendy Price

  1. Using a stamp positioner stamp hexagon repeatedly on cardstock. Color with pencils.
  2. Trim stamped cardstock down to 4.5 inches. Adhere to layout and machine stitch. 
  3. Cut quote using Street Sign Cricut Cartridge. Adhere to layout.
  4. Stamp bee image twice. Color in and cut out. Adhere to layout with foam adhesive.  
Supplies Used:

  • Stampotique stamps (Hexagon & Big Bee)
  • Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils
  • Archival Jetblack Ink
  • Cricut Street Sign alphabet 
  • kraft cardstock

Sunday, September 18, 2011

More Rain?!

Hello :0) Long time, no see :0)

Its that time of year again- darker evenings are creeping in quickly for us here in the UK and the solemn moods creep in with the lack of sunshine.

Hope you like this card. One for when someone's day hasn't quite gone to plan.

I used Daisy,Daisy, French Text, Swirl Stalks, Tree, Moon Girl and the new Rain Rain. Drew my own brolly and swing. For further stamp details (codes and links etc) please check out the post on my blog.

The rainy splashy effect is made by splashing water onto a water based ink background.
Thanks for dropping by.

Jo Capper-Sandon

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dare to stand out ...

Another "10-minute" card from me. I stamped Heads on colored paper and colored some of the faces with my Tombow markers. Then I stamped Dweeze, one of my favorite characters, on white paper. I colored him with the markers too and cut him out (that accounts for most of the 10 minutes..). Glued him to the background and added the printed words.

Have fun stamping!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rain rain go away

I was asked recently to do a guest spot on my lovely crafty friend  ~{Kathy's Sketch Blog}~ so I thought what a fab opportunity to share the love of the new stamps!

I used ~{Under The Parapluie}~ which seems to be a very firm favourite of the DT, combined with ~{Rain Rain Go Away}~ which is apt for those of us here in the UK as we approach Autumn at breakneck speed!
I also used part of ~{Daisy Daisy}~ by masking off the rest of the stamp, then added a few white highlights. The main image is coloured with Copics.

Kaz xxx

Monday, September 12, 2011

Whotcha doin?

It feels like summer is over here in the Netherlands. It's almost autumn when I look out of my window so time for a with an autumn feel to it. I coloured the images with Tombow markers. These are the stamps I used: Rocky, Daisy daisy, Web, Birds & bugs cube and Whotcha doin.

Have fun stamping!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Stella and the dragonfly

This is my piece for the little black dress challenge at Happy Daze. Anyone who has visited my blog will know that my little black dress technique is pencil colouring on kraft card and using my home made stamp positioner to combine stamps to make one layer cards.

I've used these techniques with some of my new favourite stamps from Jo's new collection from Stampotique available from Happy Daze in the UK
Stella and dragonfly are both fantastic stamps to use individually, but combined I think they create something quite magical.
To achieve this effect, stamp Stella first, then create a stella mask from a post-it note, use a stamp positioner to make sure that the dragonfly is in the correct place and stamp the dragonfly.
colour with pencils, and add the quote also from Jo's collection.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Under the Parapluie-Clean and Simple!

A quick share of this CAS card I created. For all the details, you can visit My Blog


Friday, September 9, 2011

Beautiful dreamer

Another tag with a new stamp (Mela) from Stampotique. Used Distress Stains Wild Honey and Fired Brick for the background. The circles are sponged with white acrylic paint. The stamp is coloured with distress inks.

Stamps I used: Mela (6134), dream definition (7065), word collage (7155).

Thursday, September 8, 2011

BFF by Joanne Wardle

I made this card using stampotique stamps for the Gingersnap Challenge
I wanted the card to Say BFF and I liked the letters from Stampotique's altered fabulous stamp. To use just these letters, I stamped the stamp onto copy paper and created a stamp mask for each letter as shown. to use, ink the stamp and then attach the mask with tape to the block.

Stamp the stamp (using a positioner if required).
In this case I stamped the letters and girls onto patterned paper, and added "forever" from the word collage stamp.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Christmas stamps

I was really pleased to see a Daniel Torrente Snowlady in the new release of stamps as I love my snowman. The only thing is, I am limited to only a few people on my Christmas card list who would like them, so I've done 2 similar cards using different styled Snowpeople.

On this card I used the new ~{Snowy Fran}~ alongside ~{Snowman}~ and a couple of heart shaped baubles from ~{Hanging Hearts}.  I've masked the stamps to form a 'scene' and saved myself a lot of cutting!

On this card I've used the new ~{Snow Family}~.

Both cards are coloured with Copics and have snowflakes of Viva Decor Glitter Liner, which is fab as you get great dimension. There really is only a little bit of colouring involved so they are quick to do. I like that!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stella Sits pretty.... (by Joanne Wardle)

...pretty much on anything!

well in previous posts I've had her sat on a broom and a star, and if you keep an eye out this weekend I will have her sat on a dragonfly, but today I've sat her on stampotique's toadstool stamp. And if you were wondering what else you can do with the dragonfly, I have given her a set of dragon fly wings. This is a one layer card, achieved with careful use of masking and stamp positioning (but isn't as hard as it sounds)
I have doodled the edge, not something that I'm particularly great at but I'm pleased with how this turned out.

All of the Stamps are From Jo Capper-Sandon's range at Stampotique.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wish I could Fly

Made this tag with the new stamps from Stampotique. Used the shaving foam technique for the background. The stamps are coloured with distress inks.

Stamps I used: Jordan with love (6138), bat like wings (6131), fly word (3049).

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wish upon a Star

This week at less is more it's a colour theme, and it's metallic. I decided to use a simple metal charm on my card, which I think works well with Jo's Wish Word Stamp from the new releases at stampotique.
I've also used the freebie star stamp (also designed by Jo for Stampotique) from this month's Craft stamper, to make a stencil, which I have sprayed through with Crafter's Companion's Spray and sparkle (iridescent) much like I did on the book cover in my last post. You could also do this with the star stamp in Jo's new range, it's the same but substantially larger (I'm lucky enough to have both)
it's hard to photograph this, but it looks lovely in real life.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Playing with colors

I love distressinks and I love the effect of combining different colors of them. So once I made one of these cards I wanted to see the effect of another colorcombi. And then I just couldn't stop so I ended up with these six ..

Obviously the design is simple. You mask a piece of white paper on two sides leaving a blank part to ink up. Sponge two colors of distressink and splash with a little water before removing te mask. Ink up Grass with one of the colors of distressink you used and stamp it twice without reinking. To finish of stamp Quiet place

Have fun stamping!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bee My Guest...

Wow!  Check out this wonderful creation from our September Guest Designer, Wendy Price and here's what she had to say about her darling card:

Bad play on words (lol) but today I'm so excited to be able to announce that I'm the September Guest Designer at Stampotique!  (squeal) If you haven't checked their site out yet you're missing out! They have some seriously COOL stamps. 

I pulled out Big Bee  3008 and Hexagon 3006 to make this card. The Hexagon stamp creates a fabulous beehive image complete with texture and shadowing but I wanted the design of my card to be simpler, so I stamped the image on the backside of the cardstock and cut out the hexagon shapes. I've been wanting to get a hexagon punch to play around with them in layouts. I'm excited to see I can get the same effect with the stamp and scissors instead. I simply laid them out on the card until I found a pattern I was happy with. 

I stamped the Big Bee in Archival Ink and then colored him with Derwent watercolor pencils. After he was colored, I cut the image out and adhered it with pop dots.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Guest Designer: Wendy Price


Help us in welcoming our Guest Designer for September, Wendy Price.  Here's a little more about Wendy:
I am so excited to be joining the Stampotique Design Team this month! My name is Wendy Price and I live in southern New Jersey with my husband and kids. I've been scrapbooking and stamping for over 8 years now. I love the creative outlet that papercrafting provides and try to spend a bit of time in my studio everyday! 

Stop by Wendy's blog and give her a warm welcome, wait until you see what she has been busy creating with Stampotique stamps!