Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Spots and Dots


The Stampotique Designers Challenge is 'Spots and Dots' (SDC 290) and we are in week is a little inspiration and a quick how to for the tag I created.

I created this tag with a 'Spots and Dots' background.  I have a quick tutorial on how I created the background but first...The Stampotique stamps used: Queen of Heart and Quotes 2

On a black tag I used matte gel and some punchinella for a little texture.

Once the gel was dry I rubbed on some Metallique wax.

Another quick layer with an UmWow Studio stencila nd white gesso.  You will notice on the tag I used both the positive and the negative.

Now a brief look at what I did with the Queen of Hearts stamp...

 I stamped the image twice on some specialty paper for coloring.  I used one that works well for colored pencils and Gamsol.

I colored all of one of the images and just the head of the other becasue that is the part I would be layering.

I popped up the Queen's head all the while laughing to myself since she is the one who is always shouting, 'off with her head!'

I also used some spotted washi tape and added a white layer behind the black tage that is sewn on,

How fun is that bobble head??!!!

Thanks for joining me and I hope you are inspired to enter of 'Spots and Dots' challenge!!

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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) 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!