Friday, January 31, 2014

a little journal page by Sarah

Doesn't she just look like she's contemplating something as she handles her spider like a yoyo?!

I just love spider girl.  After creating a background with acrylic paint, dylusions spray ink and a stencil I stamped spider girl directly onto the paper.  I then stamped her again onto tracing paper (as her face looked too pale on cartridge paper) before cutting her out around her body and face and gluing her onto the previously stamped image.  Stamping it first means you don't lose the detail such as her hair and the spider.

Another scrap of tissue paper, stamped with Journey Collage, under her feet, and the words 'just thinking' added using Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente's Alphabitties completes my mini journal page...but I'm adding Hopscotch to my wishlist as I think that would have worked well as part of the background :)

Stamps used:
Spider Girl by Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente
Alphabitties by Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente
Journey Collage by Amy Wilson Wellenstein

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wind up with wings

Happy recycle Thursday.

No stamp stories today. I decided to fly along with Arwen's Designer's Challenge featuring wings!

In this piece I used Stampotique images:

 Kira Nichols' Bird Stack, France Papillon's Design Cube, and my Screen and Circle Border images.
More info at

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fly Journal Page - Wednesday with Claudine

Happy hump day everyone! Wednesday means that your work week is half over and your over that work week Hump! Time to create and get into weekend mode!!
 For today's post I wanted to show you something from Arwen's challenge. Check out the challenge over at the Desinger's Challenge Blog
Arwen has challenged us to use some Wings this week. 

For me, this was an easy challenge, I really love, love, love anything with wings, birds, butterflies, bees etc... but for this challenge I decided to go with one of my favorite Stampotique stamps

Daniel's Tree Topper - By Designer Daniel Torrent

This little guy is so versatile and you can use him for so many wonderful projects. Since he's got wings, I used him to FLY today. 
I created a page in one of my smaller journals for this challenge.

Thanks so much for taking time to come by the designers blog today. May you always FLY!!
As always, you can get full details on my blog

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Cell Phone Case

Today I tried something new!
I have long admired the beautiful altered art cell phone cases I have seen online - so I finally made one!
I think this is the beginning of a new obsession!
What do you think my next one should be?
Thank you for stopping by,
Lovelyarethesound by Stampotique Originals
"Love means never having to say anything because you are both looking at your smart phones."
- Unknown

Monday, January 27, 2014

roc's monday blog post

hi there. it's roc here.  today i made a postcard.  i used the following stamps:  a car full. tall word collage text star, in stitches, and the design cube.  to see how i made the stamp and enjoy another give away you can hop over to my blog for more details!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you! Thanks for stopping by :-) This week I made a Gelli Plate Art Journal page again.
For inspiration I love to look in Dina Wakley's book Art Journal Freedom. Can you tell ;-) I love her work, especially her color use and composition. What is your inspiration source these days?

Stamps used:

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Much Love,

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Coby's Saturday

It's Saturday again, the day that I may inspire you. I love CAS, Clean and Simple. Thats what I made to day. Some little pieces of paper, a sewingmachine and one gorgeous stamp:

Thank you for comming by and I love to read what you think about it!

Used stamp: Strut your stuff

Friday, January 24, 2014

a page in my art journal by Sarah

This square journal has lots of my favourite pages in, but some pages that I didn't like.  This one started off covered with torn text paper over which I'd rolled a marble dipped in paint.  I was trying out different things!!

Not liking it I gessoed over most of it, leaving some of the page with the original paint, and gessoed over it again, and again!  Some splatters of blue ink (because the bottle was a bit clogged up) and some transfer letters and I was beginning to like it!

Now there's a reason why you must never work on an extremely tidy desk (well, that's my excuse anyway!).... I had this bright pink painted paper nearby so stamped up a few 'time square' and added them to my page, along with some hydrangea punched flowers and an apt quote!!

Stampotique stamps used

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Midge; she shines like a diamond

Happy Thursday everyone!  Janet here with another week to dig in the bottom of my recycle collage box and make a happy accident.

I'm using Midge and hinging on to the star theme in the second week of the Stampotique Designer's
Challenge no. SDC131.

For the story behind the stamp and my inspiration for this tag follow me to



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Specially For You - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello there, I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. I want to thank each and every one of you for your sweet comments each week and for stopping by and checking things out here on the Designers Blog. We truly appreciate your support

Over at the Designer's Challenge Blog we are continuing the "Stars" theme for one more week. 
I hope you will join us for this challenge
I made another card to show you with the "Stars' theme in mind

I have used Stampotique Stamp:
Topknot - By Daniel Torrent

I used an embossing folder and some Dyan Reaveley spray for the background, I just love all the stars on this card

First I spritzed and then embossed

then I used Archival black ink to make that background pop

I colored "Topknot" with copic markers and cut her out and glued her to my white background

I have a friend with a birthday this week, I'm thinking she would enjoy this card
Thanks again for stopping by, I hope you will join us for the challenge

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday with Val

Today's project is an altered candle holder
adorned with Jo's giant butterfly!
I love butterflies!
Do you have a favorite Stampotique creature?
Thank you for stopping by,
 Large Butterfly by Stampotique Originals
“We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.” 
LeeAnn Taylor

Monday, January 20, 2014

it monday blog time

hi there. it's roc, so it must be monday.  i've made an altered envelope using quite a few of my rubber stamps.  to make it i used:  crooked house, scalloped lace border, art lives here and heart vine.
if you'd like a chance to win this envelope hop on over to my blog and see more information.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday! I have an Art Journal page for you, which I made with the Gelli Plate. On Life Book, Micki Wilde made us create a page on a grey background. I have to say that I didn't like the idea, but after I did the page, I came to appreciate grey. But of course I also had to use some bright colors like Neon Pink and Sky Blue Light ;-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Much Love,

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Hello all of you. At first I wanted to thank you for the nice comments I got from you, so great to read! To day I wanted to show you a little book I made.

The cover is made of aquarel paper, it was a piece of rest paper in green, yellow and blue. I put some blue ecoline over it, and splasht drops on it. With templates, blue and yellow distress ink I finished the outside.

Inside I colored the paper a little with blue ecoline and stamped with Antique Description.

In my paperbox I also found the paper to decorate the  the cover.

I hope the pictures are clear enough so you can make a book by your own. The stamps I used:

Friday, January 17, 2014

Another Stampotique Scrapling by Sarah ...

... although this one's not a mini book.  I trimmed this one in the end and think I'll add it to a journal page.  It looks like it'll work on a page using warm colours.  Head on over to my blog and let me know what you think!

I typed the phrase out on an old typewriter.  It came from inside a fortune cookie - we've never had fortune cookies from the chinese takeaway before but my phrase was quite apt for me!

Stampotique Stamps used
journey collage

PS Thanks to all those who let me know that they'd made scraplings before, it was great to visit your blogs and see them, and thanks also to those who let me know they'd never heard of them, it made me feel sooooooooo much better :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fleur de Girls

I'm going retro with the story behind my first collection of rubber images for Stampotique.  These paper-pieced ATC's feature the original, Fleur de Girl, Daff, Fleur Belle, Fleur de Girl No.3,  and Waltzing Fleur.
You can find the story behind the blooming of these garden girls on my website,

Thanks for stopping by.  See you next week!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Be The Star - Claudine's Wednesday Post

Happy Wednesday everyone and thanks for coming by. Claudine here with your Wednesday Designer's Post. 
This week over at the Designer's Challenge Blog there is a fun challenge by the wonderful Sam
She is challenging us to use some "Stars" in our projects

For my project this week I used the following Stampotique Stamp:

Zara Gift - Maria Sabina Raita

I made this card for a friend that is having a birthday this month and I just love how the Stampotique stamp just pops off the card here. For my stars I simply used a stencil with some Archival inks and went over a few with a white gel pen, same for the circles in the background

Thanks again for stopping by everyone, have a wonderful week and of course you can find out all the details on creating this card on my blog: Claudine's Art Corner


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday with Val

Happy Tuesday!
Today I would like to share a 'lovely' little composition book!
It's the perfect location for the Queen of Hearts!
Be sure to drop by the Stampotique Designer's Challenge to play along with the latest theme and enjoy all of the wonderful creations.
Thank you for stopping by,
Stamps by Stmpotique Originals:
Hanging Hearts, Word Collage, Hearts Cubed,
Queen of Hearts, Heart Flowers
"I looked at the cards in my hand, the queen of hearts nestled between the king of clubs and the king of spades. No wonder she was smiling." 
Megan Hart (Tempted (Alex Kennedy, #1))

Monday, January 13, 2014

roc's monday blog post

hi there. it's roc.  i'm posting a postcard i made using my rubber stamp called bird princess and flying heart.  for more information you can hop over to my blog to see how i made it.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

This Sunday I have some cute cards for you :-) I used the lovely Hazel on the first card and the perfect quote stamp for her on the second. Further I used My Favorite Things Die-Namics and Dylusions Spray to color my papers.

Stamps used:

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Much Love,

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Another Saturday again and at first I wanted to thank you all for the lovely comments you gave on my first post over here. It gave me a big smile! Today I wanted to show you something totaly different. I made two birthday cards. This way of working I learned from Dina Wackley, love how she's using paint and inks. For these cards I used Aquarelpaper. Put some paint on the paper and spray a lot of water on it. Play with it, let it flow, dip it with some tissue paper till you think it's oke! Give it something more with templates and ink. For the heart I used some rest paper and stitch something on it. The final touch is a Stampotique stamp, stamp it color it en create a card.
Thanks for comming by and love to read your reactions again! Coby Used Stamps: congratulations, Numeric, Goat Monster

Friday, January 10, 2014

Stampotique scraplings by Sarah

I just discovered scraplings!!  They seem to have been around a long time but they'd passed me by until now.

If you've not come across them either, they are the by-product of turning an A5 card into a square.  I love working 'small' so these were right up my street, especially since I added some pages using pamphlet stitch and turned them into mini books :)

Stampotique Stamps used

The 'fabulous' scrapling started out as a very plain one, with just the single word stamped on the front.  The idea was going to be to be very black and white on the outside, and full of colour inside (I colour copied some journal pages and trimmed them down to make pages)

It evolved a bit after I added the word 'smile' though!!

Stampotique stamps used

Let me know if you've made any scraplings recently, I'd love to see them!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The owl and the pussycat

Happy Thursday everyone!
While Kaz is hosting “something new” on the Designer’s Challenge Blog, I am attempting to stick to my something old resolution!  For today's post I began with a neglected overprinted background as inspiration for “the owl and the pussycat.”
In this mixed media piece I used:
Cat Family – Janet Klein
Banner – France Papillon
Birdy Up – Kira Nichols

You can find details on my blog at
So go ahead and grab something old AND something new and head over to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge for a chance to win some new Stampotique stamps!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Shoot For the Moon - Wednesday's with Claudine

Hello all, Claudine here for your Wednesday Design team post. I'm so excited about the new challenge over at the Designers Challenge Blog. This week the lovely Kaz is our hostess and the theme is "Something New," Did Santa bring you something new this Christmas? Let's see you use it this on your creations this week. We hope you will join us for this fun Challenge.

For my Wednesday creation I decided to use some of my new Stampotique Stamps. 
I used the following stamps:

Stella - Jo Capper-Sandon
Tenticurl - Jo Capper-Sandon
Shoot For the Moon - Amy Wilson Wellenstein

For more details on how this block was created, check out my blog Claudine's Art Corner
Happy Hump Day everyone, thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tuesday with Val

Aren't you just loving having a new post every day
here on the Designer's Blog!?!
Today I would like to share a sentimental little ATC.
It is made from multi-media paper sprayed with Dylusions inks
and over-sprayed with Shimmer Spritz for a twinkling shine.
Be sure to drop by the Stampotique Designer's Challenge
to check out the latest creations there too!
Stamps by Stampotique:

"God must need another star in heaven,
So he picked the brightest one that He could see."
~ Con Parsons, Lady From Long Island

Tell the people you care about how much you love them every day.
Val :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

roc's monday blog post

hi there.  roc here.  i've made a postcard using my feline stamp and stacked boxes.  the sentiment can be found here at stampotique as well.  for more information on on how i made my postcard and for a chance to win it,  hop on over to my blog.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!! It's my turn to post here and I have some ATC's for you :-)
I made this set for a personal swap with a crafty web friend. I choose the cute monsters from Kira and used different colors of Dylusions spray.

Stamps used:

Stamps used:

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Much Love,