Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Release at Stampotique

Hi all!!!  It have been a little while since I have blogged but we have some new stamps for November at Stampotique and I have some fun cards to share!

First, look at this little cutie!


This is Nina's Heart (5856) by Magda Polakow and Terri's Alphabet (13028) from the new collection and Daniels' Hearts (6109)

Next a little underwater fun.


The fun Treasure Cube (7423) by Arwen McCullen from the new release works perfectly with her Treasure Chest (7429).  We also have Smushasha (6121) by Daniel Torrente.

Another one with the treasure chest.


Moses (6233) by Daniel Torrente is new.  I also used the Dog Cube (6192) by Daniel Torrente and Arwen's Alpha Background (7431).

I also used the Dog Cube on the next two cards.


Sara (6234) is from the November release.  I love using Arwen's Alpha Background to create my sentiments.


Aren't Sara (6234) and Moses (6233) a perfect couple?  I used the Barcode Text #2 (10025) for the sentiment.

Aren't these stamps from the November release AWESOME??!!  Perfect additions to your Stampotique collection!

Until next ime...get inky!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SDC 278 Use Some Kind of Tape

It's week 2 of our Designers Challenge over at Stampotique and we are challenging you to use some kind of tape.

I made a tag with one of Daniel Torrente's new designs, Floating (6224).


I also used the Hashtag Stamps by Arwen McCullen (7435).  Distress Ink for the background and I used some punchinella for the little stars.  Washi Tape is the tape I selected to use as a little platform for this floating cutie!

There is still time to link up to the challenge on the blog or share on our facebook page, Stampotique Originals Rubberstamps.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SDC277 Celebration

This week over on the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog it is all about CELEBRATIONS!

I created a card to welcome new little ones with the NEW Mini Sealife Cube by Daniel Torrente (6232).  This is a super fun one!!! And Reggie also by Daniel Torrente (6188).



Scrumptious right!!!  AND such bright colors to welcome that little one!!


The background is done with Distress Crayons. I used colored pencils to color the seahorses.  The fabulous seaweed is a chip piece by UmWow Studio painted with Distress Paint.


Of course sequins make perfect water bubbles!!!

I hope you are inspired and linke up to the challenge OR share your masterpiece on our Facebook page, Stampotique Origianls Rubberstamps.


Monday, July 3, 2017

New Release at Stampotique

So along with being a new Design Team member at Stampotique I get to share some of my creations using the July release stamps.  Let me tell you...I had a blast with these new stamps!!

First we have FLOATING by Daniel Torrent (6224)


OMG...fun right??!!!  Color with colored pencils and I also used the Brolly stamp (3083).  The raindrops are Nuvo Jewel drops.

Next we have CLOY also by Daniel Torrente (6226)


The background is Distress Oxide Ink.  I also used the Sometimes I Pretend sentiment by Jo Capper-Sandon (3069).

And ANGEL GIRL by Daniel Torrente (6223)


This is a clean and simple card also using the Hashtags by Arwen McCullen (7435).

Last one for now is ANGEL TOES by Kassa Hayselden (14027)


On this tag I also used the Hashtags by Arwen McCullen (7435) and the Star Background by Susan Mahoney (8544).

You can find all of these new releases at Stampotique.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Big News and a Blog Hop!!

I FINALLY get to tell you my secret!!  I have been selected as a new member of the Stampotique Design Team!  I am so excited and honored... and to celebrate we are having a 'NEW TEAM' blog hop.

Our new team will be showing off Stampotique’s new stamps for July and will be showcasing their talents.
Make sure to leave a comment on each blog. We will be doing a random drawing for:

       A Stampotique Grab Bag
       A 30.00 Gift Certificate to the online Stampotique Store

You won't know which blog we are drawing from so leave a comment on each one. Head to the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog on Friday July 7th to see if you won!!

So you should have gotten to me from Jo's blog but if you need to get to the begining the complete line up is below and you can ALWAYS go the the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.

 The Blog Hop line-up and new team are:

*Michele Kosciolek*
Elena Martynova

OK, now that you know the blog hop details, here is my project:



This is a 6x6 piece of watercolor paper that I added a torn piece of dictionary page to for my base.

I used FLOATING by Daniel Torrente (6224) from the July release and TV by Daniel Torrente (6228) along with SOMETIMES I PRETEND by Jo Capper-Sandon (3069).


These images are colored with colored pencils and a couple of cute tiny die cuts were added.



Your next stop is Cornelia's blog.  Make sure you leave a comment at each stop for your chance at the TWO prozes up for grabs!!

Thanks so much for joining us today!  I am so excited to be a part of this team!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Save The Earth




It's time again for the Sustainable Souls to bring awareness through art.  Our theme for June is Carbon footprint, Simplify, Reduce Consumption, Self Sufficiency.

I focused on Carbon Footprint with the thought that in order to save the earth we need to reduce consumption.

I made a dream catcher to catch the dreams that we can all simplify and work to save the earth for our future generations.


Most of the items used are upcycled from variousthings for example, the 'save the earth' is handstamped in a soda can that was cut open.



Vintage lace and sari ribbon along with scraps of fabrics leftover and saved for something just like this!


I am fond of the ragged edges and threads.


The carbon footprint is actually stamped with my hand...

It will always be a reminder that we all need to reduce our carbon footprint!!

Make sure you head back to The Sustainable Souls Project blog and check out all of the other art shared by out team!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Putting the ME back in Mixed MEdia

I am so honored to have been invited by Dina Wakley to participate in the first of a series of challenges created to take us on an art journey.

This is from Dina: I want to put the “me” back in mixed media. All art is personal, whether it be a card or an art journal page or a painting. Join me as we begin a series of monthly challenges and prompts that will fuel your creative spirit and help you delve into the ME of MEdia.

Our first challenge: create a piece of art (card, journal page, tag, scrapbook page, painting, book, whatever you like using Dina Wakley Media product.) that shares with us your “why.” Why do you create? What compels you?

I pondered for only a moment before I knew I would be working on a journal page for this challenge. I used a burlap page in my new Dina Wakley journal.  
For me, creating is an escape from my day to day doings, a place where I can totally be myself...express myself in a way that shows who I really am.  The real me eMErges from behind my art and you get a glimpse of what is really going on in my head.



I started with a heavy coat of Dina's gesso then stenciled Maggie with Elephant paint...did some scribbling with various colors of the fabulous scribble sticks and my trusty Stabilo pencil.



On another piece of burlap I painted with Night, Turquoise and Blushing.  Then I cut it to piece and stitched the pieces to my page finishing them off with some marks using gesso.



Circles with Black paint, pieces of burlap layered under stamped images and book pages clusted and adhered.



I tucked some Tim Holtz alphas painted with Blushing at the edges of the burlap bits I stitched on.



Some final stenciling with the Daisies stencil with more Blushing.


Thank you for taking a look at my journal page.  
I will leave you with a couple of quotes Dina shared that are very appropriate for this challenge!

'Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art' -Wynetka Ann Reynolds
'The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance' -Aristotle
AND MY FAVORITE:
'Art is your personal diary where you may color your thoughts and emotions on a page' -Sara, Los Cerros Middle School 1999