Sunday, August 31, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! I finished up my first Halloween project, I just couldn't wait any longer ;-) I had this idea in my mind and love how it turned out.
I used a matchbox and made a wrapper for it, which I colored with Dylusions. The quote stamp was stamped on some old book paper and crumbled before sticking it on some black cardstock. Instead of painting the white inside black, I dismantled the box and traced it on some black cardstock. The fence is cut out with a Tim Holtz Die and colored with my brown Dylusions ;-) For both parts I used some script stamps and these, with their Gothic font, are just perfect for Halloween.
Only 60 days left till Halloween!!

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Yesterday I found a background, made on an Art
Journalday. Inspired by a card in the Craft Stamper
I made this card with again using only one stamp:

Friday, August 29, 2014

stencilled tag

I got some new stencils the other day and really enjoyed playing with them alongside my Stampotique stamps.

And being me, that play involved a tag.  After laying down a colourful background I went for clean and simple imagery (I just love these sunflowers and am so glad I have both, they work so well together).

I'm thinking it'll work well mounted on an art journal page made from some of the papers I made yesterday.

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Under the Sea

Arwen is calling the Stampotique Designer's Challenge (SDC 162) this week and the theme is "Under the Sea." The design team has really created some outrageous designs!

Here's s simple, stamp, color, tear and stich!
I'm using Amy Wilson-Wellenstein's  Caerleon  and Gawan  in this collage card.

Janet Klein

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SDC162 - Under The Sea - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello everyone and thanks again for stopping by the blog. This weeks Challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog is "Under The Sea" chosen by our wonderful Arwen McCullen

For my project today I chose to use a background that I had previously made in one of my art journals. I was actually experimenting to see if this mesh type material would stay if I adhered it with gel medium, it ended up staying pretty well and I thought it kind of looked like fish netting.

I also had previously used a stencil to add some lettering along the bottom and used Dyan Reaveley sprays for my background.

I decided for this under the sea page, I wanted to use Stampotique Stamps - 

Something Fishy - By Amy Wilson-Wellenstein

Smushallaum - By Daniel Torrente

Smushasha - By Daniel Torrente

Seaweed - By Jo Capper-Sandon

Breakfast - By Daniel Torrente

Here is my finished page

The page turned out just how I imaged, it looks like the mermaids have caught the creature in the netting, I also cut the hand so that it was reaching through the netting, as if he was trying to escape.

I hope you have enjoyed my creation today, make sure to try out a "under the sea" creation of your own and link up to 
Stampotique Designer's Challenge in order to be eligible to win.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Techniques

Happy Technique Tuesday everyone!
Today I have the pleasure of crafting with friends who are new to stamping during our lunch break!  I thought that making a couple of Stampotique bookmarks would be a great way to introduce them to stamping!  It's so much fun to play with color and make your own background papers - I know we'll have a blast!  For the details of how these were made, please click here to visit my blog!
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Timeless, Whole Heart, Find Your Balance Text
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Whole Heart
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have 
is the relationship with yourself.” 
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Monday, August 25, 2014

it's monday once again

today is monday. my day for posting here at the stampotique designer's blog.  i created a postcard using my stacked cup rubber stamp and my scooter girl.  i love how easily my rubber stamps can be cut apart and fashioned into something else all together.  they have such flexibility when creating.  if you'd like to see more of rubber stamp line sold through you can click here.  i'd love to see what you can create with them!  if you'd like to see more of my artwork you can visit my blog by clicking here.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!! Today I have a card with BROWN Dylusions spray o_O it's the first time that I used this color and I loved it :-) Brown is not really a color that appeals to me, but for masculine cards it's great.
My teammate Coby told on her blog, a while back, about a Dutch foundation (Post voor Kanjers) that sends cards to sick people. I had never heard about it, but really liked the idea and signed up. But now I also have to make cards that older men would like, so therefor the brown Dylusions. And I think that Old Timey Frog fits perfect on this card :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Today a Hazel stamp, love those stamps because
they are so sub-tile, you can do so much with them.

From a couple of pages made with the Gelli Plate I
made a little book. It will be my:
Keep calm-book.
On every page I will place a keep calm quote:

used stamps:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Flowers galore!

It's flowers galore at Stampotique this week with Kirsten's challenging us to use flowers in our project.  Let me introduce you to Cinth, who would love you to say 'Hiya' to her!!

Although she's a touch un-seasonal she's a jolly, good-natured little person who lives very happily, just the kind of person you want to be around!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Large Sunflower

Kristen is hosting at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week and the theme is flowers.  I took it as an opportunity to make a card that could be used for birthdays, a thank you, or a general greeting.

My  Sunflower (large) sits as a single image on my sprayed and splattered background.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Flowers and a Bookmark - Wednesday with Claudine

Happy Wednesday to ya, thanks again for coming by and spending this time with me once again
I hope your having a great week.. Today marks another new challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and this week our wonderful hostess is Kristin and she has chosen the challenge "Flowers" 

Even though it's the end of August we still have a few flowers here in Colorado. It's sad though because soon it will become colder and our flowers will go dormant for another winter.

I decided to make a bookmark for this project and I wanted it to have the flower by artist 

Janet Klein called - Sunflower Left

I had originally created something else for this project and didn't like it so I cut this flower out of my original project so I could still use it. No waste! haha!

I also used one of my favorite stamps by artist 
Linda Peterson called Hazel Jester
All of the Hazel stamps are so cute but this one is my favorite, Hazel Jester definitely has that cuteness factor

I created an "arm" and "hand" for my Hazel so it would look like she was standing there holding this flower, although I'm not so great at drawing I though it turned out ok. LOL

Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Duotone

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share an ATC made for a
Stampotique ATC swap over on the Stampotique Facebook Group.
The theme was black and white this time and I had lots of fun with this one!
If you haven't played along already, give it a go! It's heaps of fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Master Butterfly, Large Butterfly
“The most colorful thing in the world is black and white,
it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all.” 
Vikrmn, 10 Alone

Monday, August 18, 2014

it's monday once again

today is monday, so it's roc here.  today i created a postcard using my flying heart rubber stamp and my i'm learning to fly rubber stamp.  if you'd like to see these stamps, or more of my rubber stamp line, you can visit stampotique by clicking here.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard all you have to do is fly over to my blog for more details. hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Sunday again, so my turn :-) This week I made two little gift envelopes and little cards for the twin boys next door, who are celebrating their birthday. I used a little envelope I had lying around as a template for my sprayed paper and stamped them after putting them together.

Stamps used:

Have a happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Coby's Saturday

I'm sorry, again some nature this week. When I was looking what to do 
for today I couldn't resist this stamp. Had
to use it!.

I wanted to play with Bister, red one and sprayed with
Dylusion Yellow ( with a lot of water).
With Gesso and a stencil I made the 
chevrons. Using the sewing machine is always fun!

The Flower is stamped with Versamark en colored
with some orange Distress ink.

Used stamp: 

Friday, August 15, 2014

dreaming on a journal page

Still working in my little passport sized Moleskine journal but with only two pages left it's very nearly complete.  I switch between working in different sized journals depending on my mood, so I must be going through a small journal phase at the moment!!

This isn't want I originally intended for this image but that's the great thing about journaling, ideas flow as you work with the imagery (and I still have my original idea to work on!!).

It makes me think of the story of 'Where the wild things are' for some reason!!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

You and me together, yeah, yeah

Kathi is hosting the SDC160 this week and the theme is music inspired.  I usually have a song in my head but Dave Mathews "You and Me" seems to pop in every now and then.

In this music inspired card I  put Mela  and Hunk together, both by Daniel Torrente.  I think they make a cute pair, don't you?

Vera Lane Studio

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Music As Inspiration - Wednesday's With Claudine

Welcome back to another Wednesday with me. Wednesday's always mark another fun challenge at Stampotique's Designer's Challenge Blog.

This week Kathi is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen "Music As Inspiration" as her theme. I love listening to music while I create and so this is a great challenge

I chose the song "Hey Jude" by the Beetles (one of my favorite bands ever) It's one of my favorite Beetle's songs.

For this project I used Stampotique Stamps - 

Phillip - By Artist Magda Polokow
Girl With Heart Purse - By Artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente

Here is my finished postcard -

Hope you like my project for today and we hope you will come by and join in on the challenges at the Challenge Blog 
Have a great week

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Pop!

Pop Up Box Card that is!
The lovely Stella nestles into this dimensional greeting so nicely.
I started this fun project at the beginning of summer
and finally had a chance to finish this week.
I love how it folds up to lay flat for easy mailing!
If you have not tried one yet, give 'em a whirl, they're super fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)

Stella by Stampotique Originals
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Monday, August 11, 2014

it's monday

today is monday. how quickly the weeks roll around.  today i created a postcard using my viking girl rubber stamp. to see this stamp, as well as my others, you can go to stampotique by clicking here.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail sail on over to my blog for more details.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello lovely peeps!!! For this weeks card I played with my Quasimoto gang, they're sooo cute :-) I did some different techniques with Dylusions spray for every square.

Stamps used:

Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Coby's Saturday

I love nature, I love nature stamps and 
at Stampotique they have so many of them.

Background a gelli print and stamped with
versamark using black embossing powder.

Simple, but I love it! Hope you do to!

Used stamps:

Friday, August 8, 2014

a challenging journal page

Last week Kay's Stampotique challenge was to use black and white with a pop of colour, which is one of my favourite challenges.  I use this in reverse a lot but only use it this way round when challenged, don't know why!!

The little scrap of blue was a piece I made for another project that didn't work out, but I liked it so kept it.  Really must do use this theme again, I really enjoyed the challenge!!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A tag for hope

Inktense  dyed fabric strips and a mixed media background supports two stamped images from Stampotique.
Amy Wilson Wellenstein's hope definition and my bird in a cage are off center to allow for a personal message or thought.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bows - Wednesday's with Claudine

Hello all and thanks for coming by this wonderful Wednesday afternoon. 
Wednesday marks another new challenge over at Stampotique's Designer's Challenge Blog

Jackie Payne is our wonderful hostess this week and she has challenges us to use "Bows" on our project. 
Bows are super cute and they always look awesome in any project, whether it's a dimensional bow or something as simple as a stamped bow

Here is my project for this week's challenge

For this project I used Stampotique Stamp
Moth Fab - By Artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente

I used a stencil in the background and Dyan Reaveley sprays to make that spider web. I also used the sprays to color the ribbon for the bow the same color. 

Hope you enjoy my postcard today.
Have a wonderful week

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Liftoff!!

Happy Tuesday!

This week I'd like to share a Stampotique project that I made for a bookmark swap over on The Roc Nicholas' Facebook group!  It draws inspiration from hubby's obsession with kites of all shapes and sizes and features the awesome Screaming Bunny (designed by Roc herself)!  I'm not sure if bunny is flying kite or kite is flying bunny!! LOL! :)  
For more details on how this scene was created, please drop by my blog!!

Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Screaming Bunny, Fly Word, Design Cube (stars)
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, August 4, 2014

it's monday

hi. it's roc here bringing you a postcard i made using my i'm learning to fly rubber stamps, as well as my caged bird stamp.  you can see more of my stamps at stampotique by clicking here.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail you can visit my blog by clicking here for more details.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

It's Sunday already!! This week I have a card. Bit different, it's not made with Dylusions and not with the Gelli Plate, but with Distress Inks :-)  Isn't Hazel adorable!

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 1, 2014

a journal page

I love it when I have a nearly finished journal (which doesn't happen often!) as it gives me the oomph I sometimes need to get journaling!  This is my passport sized moleskine journal.

I couldn't find my gelli plate but did find a cellophane packet so inked it up, sprayed it with water and printed it onto my gessoed page.

Some added depth of colour using a sponge .... and that's where I forgot I was taking step by step photos!  Oops!

There's a bit of text stamped in the background for added texture, then I stamped 'Daniel's hearts' in black directly onto the page.  They didn't stamp well in the centre so I stamped them again on another inked up piece of paper, cut them out and added them to the page.

A little quasimoto and a quote and my page was done.

Stampotique stamps used: