Tuesday, July 30, 2013

SDC110: Tag You're It... Week Two.

Hello Creatives-

Yes that is right, this is a two week challenge. So you still have time to play along with us a Stampotique. This week I wanted to share some doodles I have been experimenting with. Hope to see all your creations at the Stampotique blog.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tag, You're It!

I've made a tag today and joined in with the current challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog. This week it's the turn of Astrid to choose the latest theme.. which is Tag, You're It!

I LOVE, love, love making tags! Here is mine for the latest challenge..

 Stamps used: Angel, Dandelion Duo, Spidergrass & Fly Word

The background was created using acrylic paints and a dry brush.

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Happy creating, Gez oxox

Friday, July 19, 2013


Our guest designer this month, Coby van Willigenburg has created a perfect clean & simple card this week for our Designer's Challenge this week.  Hope you will join us.

He's using the Dandelion Duo on this card.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Enjoy today

Another fun Stampotique designer's challenge this week. "French flair". This is my entry and these are the Stampotique stamps that I used for this card: Waltzing fleur and Enjoy today.

Have fun stamping!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

ATC Folder

 But I decided for this challenge this week to make an ATC folder that I had a lot of questions about when I did a similer one a few weeks a go, So here it is  with a short how to and with the odd photo or two thrown in for good measure.

I started with a piece of packaging that came with a set of rubber stamps (what else would it come with lol) I marked and cut this to a size of 26.5 x 7.5 cm.

You now have a long strip of card, mark this a intervals of 8.5cm, 11.5cm,1.5cm and the end piece is 5cm. This card is straight it's just the camera angle making it look a bit wonky.

Score along the lines,, rub out any pencil marks and then fold as in the following picture to get your cover, punch two holes as shown to put eylets in later.

I now flattened out my cover and decorated it using Gesso,  Paint, inks and rubber stamping. I added eyelets to the punched holes.

For the little pockets inside I used 6 wage envelopes, these measure approx 2.5 x 3.5 inches (the same size as an ATC) I cut the flaps off and leveled the tops as shown in the following photo.

I now stuck these together using DTS so they formed a  concertina pocket type thing. (technical term that) see photo.

I now attached this to the inside of the cover using DST and positioning as shown. On the shorter side of the cover only go up to the eylet hole with the DST or else you will not be able to get the ribbon tie through the hole.

To finish I coloured some crinkle ribbon using the same inks as I did for the cover add this through the eyelet holes as a tie to close it with.

I used the following stamps

Pretty Zara
Abby's Hearts
Row of numbers
Tall Word Collage (wish word)

I hope you enjoyed this, Carol x

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Recycled Papers

Our July guest designer, Coby is sharing his recycled creation for our current Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

He used old paper to work on and coloured it with Distress Paints. The stamps are Daniel's Hearts and Clover.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Welcome our July Guest Designer: Coby van Willigenburg

We want to say a special thank you to Arwen for being out June guest designer and this month we have a frequent player in our Stampotique Designer's Challenge-announcing Coby van Willigenburg.  Here's an introduction of Coby:

Hello Stampotique-fans,

I'm Coby, 57 years, maried over more than 35 years with Ben. We have two daughters with partners and 3 grandchildren, 5, 3 and 1 years old. They life very near to us and we love that. We also have a dog and live in the Netherlands.

Since about two years I play with ink, paint, ecoline and much more. Love to make my own background paper. I did a couple of clases at inspiring people: Kate Crane, Donna Downey, Dina Wakley and Finnabair. I learned a lot from them and am still excersising what they teached me, learning every day.

On my 57-th birthday, last August I got the first Stampotique stamp and I was sold. I try to buy every now and then some to play with:-), have to play every day with my stamps, and weekly I'm joining on the challenge at SDC. So it's a great honor that I'm the guest designer this month. Hope you like my work.