Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stampotique Designer's Challenge 123: Fabulous Folds.

Hello Creatives, It is STAMPOTIQUE day-!!

And Happy Halloween. Soon to be.

Today Stampotique is hosting SDC123: Fabulous Folds. Make more than one fold in your projects.

I wanted to make something that I can recreate for gifts for the Holidays are around the corner. This will be great.  I will put a gift card inside the bookmark to our local book store, inside of a card that will have the Stampotique Sentiment "Jingle your own damn bells!" 

Perfect don't you think?
Did you notice the book? I love this book!!
There are two folds on the back of this bookmark.

I hope you will stop by Stampotique Designers Blog and play along with us. You could win $30 for your choice of stamps from Stampotique.com.
Looking forward to seeing your amazing creations.

Be Well.

Here is what I used:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stampotique Designer's challenge 122

This week's Stampotique designer's challenge theme is "Fabric". Use some fabric, lace etc. in your project. I remained a bit in last week's Halloween atmosphere with this tag. These are the stamps I used: Crow line3 in a roundTall word collage. Of course we would love it when you join us in the challenge! At the end of the month you can be one of two lucky winners of a 30 dollar gift certificate for your own free choice of Stampotique stamps.

Have fun stamping! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Flowers for Linda

Our Guest Designer: Sam Butler is sharing her recent contribution using Fabric and Lace for the current Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  Here's a little more info on her tag:
Stamps used –
Hanging hearts / Daniel’s Hearts / Linda
Journey collage / Long splatters / Carol’s small flower
Background – mdf tag coloured with fresco paints and distress inks.  Background images hanging hearts, journey collage and long splatter.

Window frame coloured with alcohol inks, Daniels hearts stamped onto white card and coloured with pan pastels.  Chipboard stem and flower head painted with fresco paint, stem stamped in Carol’s small flower, flower head stamped with Linda’s head.  Movers and shapers butterfly die cut in chipboard and lace.  Lace added to window sill, top of flower and piece to hang.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Escape the Ordinary

Our October guest designer, Sam Butler, is sharing this mushroom group with us today, stop on over by her blog and give her a shout out.

Stamps used –
Long splatter / Diva / Carol’s small flower / tiny bee / long swirls
Mushroom group / giant shroom / escape the ordinary...daydream /
Background – canvas board with grunge paste through diamond stencil, sanded back, painted with various colours of green fresco paint.  Stamped with all images on top line of stamps used and bubble wrap and bottle lid stamped with black paint.  Middle section white washed.  

Mushrooms added and negative of TH postage stamp die used as a frame.  One the edge fence die cut from kraft paper and part of the quote added to finish.

Don't forget the current Stampotique Designer's Challenge starts today.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Stone the Crows

Isn't it funny how and when inspiration strikes, I was attempting to do some gardening a few weeks ago when I found hidden under some overgrowth some really big pebbles that we bought back from the seaside about 15 years ago. I managed to drop one of these pebbles on my foot and cursed, "Stone the Crows!!". I then got to thinking about trips to the seaside as a small child and I remember on the sea front ladies selling large pebbles that had been painted with a local scene, I loved these pebbles but never got one. Then I got to thinking about decorating my garden pebble with stamps . . . of course! So I chose the stamps and got to work, beginning by painting the pebble green and then pink. I stamped Moon Girls Crow on tissue paper and cut out, I also stamped the Whole Heart sentiment on tissue paper. I stuck them in position using some PVA glue mixed with water 50/50. I used the heart from Tiny Hand Helds for extra detail and the spotty side from Design Cube to add the brown to blend it all together.
Hope you like it, wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Red, orange and ...

This month Stampotique sponsors the challenges on the Craftorij (a Dutch craftshop) facebookgroup. This week’s theme is Red, Orange and 1 other colour. I added black. Of course I used Stampotique stamps only. These are the stamps I used: Quiet place and Spidergrass

Have fun stamping!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October Guest Designer

We are thrilled to announce our October guest designer, Sam Butler.  You've seen her around, she's a frequent player of our challenges and we are so excited to share her work with you.  Here's more about Sam and another creation for the current Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Hi, my name is Sam aka Sam21ski. I’ve been crafting for quite a while now and like anything distressed and grungy.  I love any sort of crafting and would say that I am adventurous with new materials and am willing to give anything a go!!
My favourite colour is green, closely followed by brown and I am a great admirer of Tim Holtz.  I love fun and funky so the Stampotique images fit perfectly.  I also love all stuff PaperArtsy too!!
I have a 6 year old bearded collie called Fraser and a partner of over 20+ years called Martin.  The both put up with my antiques on the dining room table, as this is where I craft.
If you want to find out more about me, see what I’ve been up to or get in touch, you’ll find me here http://sam21ski.blogspot.co.uk/

Stamps used –

Background colour, various colours/layers of fresco paint, diamond stencils with vanilla fresco paint.  3 layers of bees wax.  Single tear image stamped in black versafine directly onto the wax.  Quote stamped onto white card, words cut and edged in black pen and stuck onto the wax.  ATC put into an ATC sized photo frame.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Stampotique Sponsors ...... De-Craftorij

For October, Stampotique are sponsoring ~{De-Craftorij}~ which is now a Facebook Group. The first challenge is to use red and orange and one other colour. I choose turquoise as I love these colours together.

I have used the following stamps:

~{Stacked Love}~
~{Henny Penny}~ gotta love those eyelashes, and
~{Rootie Toot}~

I have watercoloured all the images.

Kaz xxx