Wednesday, 27 August 2014

SDC 162 Under The Sea

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ has been set by ~{Arwen}~ and she would like us to go Under The Sea, which was also the theme on one of the J52 weeks. I haven't used the mermaids for ages and when I dug them out, I wondered why because they are gorgeous (in my mind):



I started off this time by stamping the mermaids ~{Smumanha}~ and ~{Smushasha}~ and ~{Underwhere}~ directly onto the paper and did the painty backgrounds carefully around them. I've watercoloured the images.

I've stamped ~{Seaweed}~ within the painty layers and then on top. 

I've finished off with some doodling and some lettering. The handwritten quote, of course, is from The Little Mermaid and the other quote I saw on Pinterest and debated about putting it on the DT piece on here or putting 'miffed' instead for ages, but the quote is better left as it's meant because Underwhere really does look sad about it!!

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what this week's team have come up with and then join us to be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

SDC 161 Flowers

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Kristen}~ and she would like to see flowers:


I started off with some Gelli printed card for the background. I'd used acrylic paints and dabbed ~{Carol's Flower Large}~ and ~{Carol's Flower Small}~ into the paint before printing.

I stamped ~{Daisy, Daisy}~ onto the print and coloured the flower heads, then neatened the bottom by adding washi tape.

On separate card I stamped ~{Philip}~ and gave him a ~{Fresh Picked}~ flower to hold to give to ~{Quasimoto 2}~. Both were watercoloured, cut out and stuck onto the card before everything was doodled on and stuck onto the card blank.

I finished off with one greeting from ~{BarcodeText}~.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what the rest of this week's team have come up with and then join us to be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 18 August 2014

Tando-Creative Free For All

It's another Anything Goes on the ~{Tando Blog}~ this week and I am starting it off with this card:



I've cut one of the ~{Lace Effect Borders}~ into 4 pieces to make a frame. It's been painted with acrylic paints and then doodled around. You could, if you were accurate, cut angles on the edges to make it fit, but I don't trust myself so I added flowers in the corners to hide the gaps! Besides, it fitted the image of Little Friends perfectly - and that's what I shall continue to say ;)

Keep checking the ~{Tando Blog}~ for the rest of the week to see what goodies the team have for you.

Kaz xxx

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Tando-Creative Pretty In Pink

Our theme this week on the ~{Tando Blog}~ is Pretty In Pink and I made a card, of course ;) :


I made a short video of how I made it:


I used these products:

~{Grid Round Mask}~
The insert from ~{Triple Arch Layer Frame}~
~{Mini Butterflies}~

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

SDC 160 Music

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Kathi}~ and she would like us to be inspired by music. I did a journal page for J52 with a theme of nostalgia because, as Kathi says, music can transport you to another time and place.


I did a minimal painty background with some sheet music scraps on then added some stamping using:

~{French Journal Page}~ in the circles
~{Numeric}~

I stamped ~{Stacked Love}~ onto card, coloured it and cut it out, then doodled and stamped a few cats from ~{Kitty Squad}~, coloured them and cut them out.

I then attacked the page with washi tape, hearts from Heart Background Mask and doodles.

The song is Love Cats by The Cure in case anyone didn't catch it ;) and it holds some memories for me. Also, with the untimely passing of Rik Mayall, it reminds me of a classic couple of lines from my favourite episode of The Young Ones, Sick, which is on the index page. You have to be around my age and from  the UK to remember it I'm afraid!!

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what this week's team has come up with and then join us with your creation. If you follow the simple rules you will be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Tando-Creative Black and Grey

This month's colour scheme of black and grey on ~{Tando}~ had me stumped for a while, until I was making the ~{chipboard stamps}~ and I thought the punched circles looked like eyes, so I made this:


I've painted a ~{Wavy Gothic Arch}~ with black acrylic paint and then used one of my chipboard stamps to stamp a grey wall effect on the bottom. I punched 2 circles from ~{Grid Round}~ using the Crop o Dile and painted them white. They have been stuck on and I've added doodling with white pen (Uni Posca - best pen ever) and a pc generated quote that I got on Pinterest.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

SDC 159 ~ Bows

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Jackie}~ and she wants to see us use bows.


I stamped ~{Polka Dots}~ onto the card base. It doesn't quite cover the card so used a stamp positioner to line it up for a second stamp. I then stamped ~{Chicken}~ and ~{Miguel Has a Gift}~, watercoloured them and cut them out. I've added a tiny strip of washi tape to the gift and attached 2 teeny, tiny, fiddly bows. I don't use one of those fancy schmancy bow making thingies.  Oh no, I've got the Kaz bow maker that didn't cost me a penny:


Yep, that's a loo roll, fork and a couple of paint brushes. Works every time whatever size you want to tie!

I finished the card with a bit of washi tape and ~{Happy Birthday}~.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what the rest of the team has come up with and then join us to be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx