Friday, October 31, 2014

circles on a journal page

I am very happy with this journal page spread!

It started off as a bit of a rubbish gelli print which I painted over with some turquoise brusho, thinking it might lift it - it did!!

Then I started playing around with Daniel's circles cube from Stampotique

and lots of variety in text and numerals.  The background numeral piece is from my scratch paper on my worktable; it's how I clean my stamps - by stamping them repeatedly on scrap paper!!

Add some doodling ... and Sarah is a happy art journaller!!

Stampotique Stamps used:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween

Here is a fast and easy color, cut and paste card using little SkullBoy, Frankie, and a portion (:-) of Pepper.
I rearranged the words to "This is Halloween" for my copy.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween everyone!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Your Favorite Colors - Wednesday's With Claudine

Welcome back everyone, today there is a new challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and our hostess this week is the super Nellie Van Leeuwen
She has chosen the theme, "Use Your Favorite Colors"
What a great theme! I am excited about this one!

For this challenge I chose to make a mixed media canvas
I used the Stampotique Stamps:

Paris Lamp PostFrench Journal PageComfort Zone all by artist France Papillon

My favorite colors are those of Fall, I just love the browns, oranges, reds and yellows that come with the Fall season and so I used all of these colors on my burlap panel.

I created a lot of texture in this background with embossing pastes, fabrics, paper and paint.

Come on over to the Designer's Challenge Blog and join in on this challenge. You could be the lucky winner of a 30.00 gift card to spend in the store.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday with Val's Line Up

It's almost here!
Wishing you all a huge Halloween haul! 
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Line Up, Artichoke Monster, Stella's Hat, Stella's Broom, Happy Unbirthday, Old English Halloween
“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” 
J.K. Rowling

Monday, October 27, 2014

it's monday

hello. roc here.  it's my turn to post a project.  today i created a postcard using my stacked boxes rubber stamp and to create the flower garden i used the daisy off my daisyhead rubber stamp.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail you can go over to my blog for the details by clicking here.  hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

The weeks are going fast, especially when your kid is home from school for a fall break. But of course I made some time to play ;-) For this Sunday I decided to do one last Halloween project and made this card. I used some My Favorite Things Die-Namics to cut the paper, Dylusions to color them and used some old and new stamps from Stampotique of course ;-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Coby's Saturday

For today a Golden Oldie, a Christmas tree I love,
clean and simple. So I made a Cas card, also
clean and simple.  

The quote is so great, no food, no presents
but Peace with Christmas and all through
the new year.

used stamps:

Friday, October 24, 2014

a discombobulated pony

I know I've said this before ...

... but I just love how Roc Nicholas' images lend themselves so beautifully to paper piecing!!  And her new ponytail is no exception!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tag for a gift bag

This mixed media background is layered with acrylic inks, sprays, Gelatos and modeling paste with stencils.  I created it on tag board and trimmed into tag shapes.  Add a Stampotique image such as Daniel's Cup Of Fun Certainty for a one-of-a-kind gift tag. 

Leaving the gift tag blank gives the receiver the opportunity to re-gift the tag. : -)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ghouls and Goblins - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all, thanks for coming by the blog again. As you know Wednesday marks another fun challenge over at The Stampotique Designer's Blog and this week our hostess is the great Kristen Catalano and she has challenged us to do some Ghouls and Goblins. Being that it's so close to Halloween, what a fitting challenge.

I decided to do a journal page for this challenge and I used Stampotique Stamps:

Buru!Spider WingsCircles Cube and Lovelyarethesound all by artist Daniel Torrente

Barcode Text #2 - By Artist France Papillon

This is my finished journal page, I love how the background came out with the embossed paper and the acrylic paints but the star of this page is Lovelyarethesound and Buru! It looks as though Buru has become discombobulated! haha!!

Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday with Val Flying In Circles

Happy Tuesday!
Today I would like to share a 6x6 project featuring The Crafter.
She always gets into so much mischief with her scissors!
Today, she might have gone a bit too far!! 
Hubby says with just one wing, she can only fly in circles now! LOL!
I can't decide whether to turn it into a greeting card or a page in a little art journal.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
The Crafter, Spider Wings, Barcode Text #2
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” 
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Monday, October 20, 2014

it's monday

it's roc here.  today is my turn to post here at the stampotique designer's blog.  i've created a postcard to give away.  i made this postcard using my art lives here stamp and cutting it apart and refashioning it.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard i'm giving away you can hop on over to my blog by clicking here for all the details.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! Love this art journal page I've made with my Gelli Plate. Of course I used some new stamps from the fall release :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Coby's Saturday

When I saw this stamp I fell in love,
so different then other stamps and I like that!

I used this stamp on 4 different PL cards,
I hope I inspired you to use stamps
with Project Life or Scrapbooking.

Used stamps:

Friday, October 17, 2014

brusho ink in my journal

I have been playing ...

... with my latest toys - the brusho inks that everyone is using!  Who knew that this stock item in every primary school art cupboard could be so much fun!!

Whenever I use something new I start with my favourite colours - just lovin' that turquoise!!  Because it's an ink powder, splashing spots of water on the page and dabbing it off (one of my favourite techniques of the moment) doesn't work once the ink is dry, but I managed to catch it before it dried and got a lovely effect.  I'm happier splashing water on my pages than bleach!

I think Nina looks right at home on this double spread journal page, and Daniel's circles give lots of choice for a sun!

Stampotique stamps used

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Black, Purple and Pink - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all, Wednesday always marks another wonderful Challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog and this week our hostess is the wonderful Carol Fox

Carol has challenged us to use the colors Black, Purple and Pink.. incredibly these are some of my favorite colors and I just love them together
For this challenge I really wanted to do a two page journal spread

I used Stampotique Stamps
Young Ignis , Ignis Heart by artist Magda Polakow
Circle Cube - By artist Daniel Torrente

I also added some handwritten quotes to my background
I stamped my Young Ignis, and Ignis Heart stamps onto a separate sheet of paper and colored them with copics
I stamped the circle cube stamp onto pink paper with embossed dots that I had colored some of those black, I cut those circles out and added them to my background

Here is my journal page - 

(note - I added the stitching to the teddy here, the original stamp has no stitching)

Thanks so much for coming by and if you want to know more about how this page was created please hop on over to my blog

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday with Valerie Unleashed

Happy Tuesday!
It's a day for happy funky art!
I'm pretty sure it's impossible not to smile
when you see a monster wearing nothing but his socks!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
1879 Postmark, Unicorn's Cousin
“More of me comes out when I improvise.” 
Edward Hopper

Monday, October 13, 2014

it's my turn to post

i created this postcard using my just b u rubber stamp.  it's all paper layered on her dress.  the wings are from my flying heart rubber stamp and her legs are the back legs off my bunny rubber stamp. 

i love to create different images using my stamps.  that is how i design them, always keeping in mind that you can use multiple images to create something totally new.  they can be easily cut apart and glued into some new image.  i'd love to see what you are creating new and out of the box with your roc nicholas stamps.

if you'd like to receive this postcard in the mail hurry over to my blog and find out the details.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!!! New stamps are always a lot of fun, so this Sunday I made a card with another cool one from Kira Nichols. Further I used Die-Namics Blueprints, Dylusions and Distress Markers to make this card. The text was computer generated.

Stamps used:

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Today I played with my Stains, Use them not
often, such a pity because I love the results.

I weathered aquarel paper, splashed with the stains
and sprayed water over it again.
The colors I used: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers
and...Tarnished Brass.

Background much fun those new stamps,
I used four of them:

On the background with Salty Ocean Distress Ink:

Friday, October 10, 2014

french journal page

This journal page just kind of evolved; it started off as a scrap piece of paper but the sponged ink through the stencil took over and I love how many of France Papillon's new release for Stampotique made it onto the page!

I was also thrilled to discover that France's romantic text refers to a visit to a chateau, which I thought co-ordinated brilliantly with her chandelier  and made for a great collection of collage images.

Stampotique stamps used:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Book Text

Happy Thursday. 
Corrie has asked us to use book text over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge. 
I have incorporated old book text in the ground as well as in one of Daniel Torrente's new circle images.  Thought I'd try a fun and funky birthday card for a one-year old. Roc's "ponytail" is just adorable and perfect for paper piecing! 

SDC 168 Use Book Text - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all, Wednesday's always mark another fun challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and this week our hostess is Corrie Herriman and she has chosen the theme 

"Use Book Text"

I love the theme but I don't have a ton of books that I tear up, I need to go to the thrift store and get some so that I can just rip those pages and use them for backgrounds.

I did find one book to use for this challenge and it was an older book that the kids never liked so I figured it was ok haha!
I used a gelli print that I have had for awhile for my background and I added the torn book print and then painted a little bit over it so that it would blend well with the background

Stampotique Stamps I used are:
Ignis - By Artist Magda Polakow
Barcode Text AND Barcode By Artist France Papillon
Cross Hatch Swirl - By Artist Maryse Carrier

Here is my finished postcard

I stamped Ignis onto the book text and colored her with distress markers, this way the book text shows through
I also doodled a bit all over the edges and added a sentiment that a friend of mine lives by haha!! 
Thanks for coming by, I hope you will join us in this challenge

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Barnmark

Happy Tuesday!
This weekend we are hosting longtime friends who are about to move to the other side of the country - to a tiny island!  It's been a very fun visit so far, but it's going far too quickly!  The little "barnmark"  featuring the new Ponytail, definitely reflects how I know I'm already feeling... and they're not even gone yet. 
I'm thinking there's a west coast vacation in my not-too-distant future!!
Thanks so much for dropping by.
Val :)
 Stamps by Stampotique Originals
Circles CubePonytail
“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” 
Rodney Dangerfield

Monday, October 6, 2014

it's monday

it's roc here, so it must be monday.  today i made a postcard using my i'm learning to fly text stamp and my caged bird rubber stamp.

if you'd like to receive this postcard in the mail fly on over to my blog and see the details there.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!! Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday :-) This week I played with some NEW stamps from the fall release. I used the super cute new monster from Kira Nichols and I think it goes so well with this new sentiment from Carol's Collection. I also played with the awesome new script stamps from France Papillon, unfortunately it doesn't show up very well. But I bet you will see it more often ;-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Did you already see the new stamps????
No? Look how great they are!
Yes? Look again how great they are!

The Design Team got stamps from the new
release and I played with them this week.

For today a made an new calender page, it's the first of
October yet. I stamped on a Gelli print, Romek is stamped with
white embossing powder on black Cardstock:

Stamps I used:

I also made a tag for a Stampotique challenge 
in the Netherlands:

Stamps I used:

Friday, October 3, 2014

40 stars

A friend of mine is forty at the weekend so I set too to make a birthday card.

I am much more suited to art journally, splodgy tags or pages though, than cards.  This one had to have stars
i) because I got a smudge of ink on the clean white card
ii) because I smudged pritt stick on a clean white space on the card
iii) because it turns out I no longer have '40' confetti in my confetti drawer!!

There are 40 of them though ;)

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bob's in time out

Kim is hostess this week at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and is calling for a masculine card.  I selected Daniel Torrente's "Bob’s in time out" to go on a muted collage background.  I stitched on a distressed tag and stamped "misunderstood" from Carol's collection.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SDC 167 Masculine - Wednesday's With Claudine

Good morning all, we have a new challenge this week for you over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and our hostess this week is Kim Howard

I know a lot of people have trouble with masculine themed cards or journal pages, I know I do.

Stampotique Stamps I used for this project are:
French Journal Page - By France Papillon
Angel Boy - By Daniel Torrente
Feakin' People Person - From Carol's Collection

I decided to do a small journal page for this one and I used a jelli print that I had made several months ago (gotta love those gelli prints)

if you would like to see a little of how this was created hop on over to my blog 

thanks again for coming by