Wednesday, 17 September 2014

SDC 165 Just One Stamp

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ has been set by ~{Sam}~ and she would like us to use just one stamp. 


I stamped ~{Stack of Birds}~ onto card and watercoloured them before cutting them out.

I stuck them onto a card base that I'd used ink and a mask on and a strip of washi tape.

I used letters instead of the ~{Bird day}~ stamp because that would have been 2 stamps and finished off with some doodling.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what the rest of this week's 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

Monday, 15 September 2014

Tando September's Free For All

We're having another Free For All week at ~{Tando}~ and I knew I wanted to use part of the ~{Leaf and Swirl Pendant Design}~ I just didn't know how or what colours!


I had a good rummage through my beads and found this crackle, foiled glass disc and went from there.

I first went with the Paperartsy Crackle paint, but the crackles were too tiny so I gave the pendant another coat of Bora Bora paint and when this was dry, used PVA glue and black paint. This gave the effect I wanted. The best thing about Tando chipboard is that it coped perfectly with me smoothering it with loads of products! No warping or splitting at all.

Once that was dried I applied Glossy Accents all over including the sides - this had to be done in stages, but it's worth the effort as it gives it a lovely finish.

Here's a close-up of the crackle:



I've connected everything with gunmetal coloured findings and black waxed cord.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

SDC 164 Animal or Bird

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Sue}~ and she would like us to use an animal or bird on our projects.


I've stamped ~{Tulip}~, one that I've not used for a while, and watercoloured it then cut it out. I've doodled on black card with my favourite Uni Posca pen and then stuck the image on with silicone glue. I've finished off with ~{Happy Birthday}~.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what this week's 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

Friday, 5 September 2014

Tando Black and Purple

On ~{Tando-Creative}~ this week, we're having another colour combination and this time it's black and purple.



I've used the new ~{Letters Mask}~ and sprayed ink through it after masking the outer parts of the card blank. I splatted ink and watery black paint onto the card blank.

I painted one of the  ~{Scallop Nested Circles}~ black and when it was dry, covered it with Glossy Accents.

I stamped ~{Laura}~ onto card and watercoloured her, then stuck her in place under the frame. And finished off with ~{Happy Birthday}~.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

SDC 163 Refresh It

I'm setting this week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~

We all love playing with new stamps, but sometimes it's good to revisit some that have been neglected for a while. So find an old favourite and give it a new lease of life.

It wasn't planned, but the timing has all worked out for me. I'm using the first Stampotique stamp I ever bought, ~{Moth Fab}~. I never thought it would lead to an addiction to the stamps and a place on the Design Team! I bought it to make ~a card~ for my niece, Rachel's, 15th birthday. She was 20 on Sunday and I used it again for this birthday! And when I spoke to her she said she was so pleased I'd used her favourite stamp!!



This time I've gone for my now usual style of CAS. I've used a stencil to add some colour to the base card and then stamped ~{Dandelion Duo}~. I added some doodling and coloured the flower.

~{Moth Fab}~ has been stamped onto card, watercoloured, cut out and stuck to the card.

I've finished off with ~{Happy Birthday}~.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what the rest of this week's team has come up with and then show me one of your old favourites. If you follow the simple rules you'll be in for the draw for $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx

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