Wednesday, 26 November 2014

SDC 175 In the words of Edgar Allan Poe

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Kay}~ and she would like us to use a quote by Edgar Allan Poe. I won't lie, this one stumped me and filled me with fear! I don't know much at all about him so I googled quotes and found that I've actually used a few of them before on journal pages!!

I went with a tag:


I made a gelato background and stamped ~{Helping Hands}~ over it. ~{Friend}~ was then stamped onto the tag as I thought he really is the best character for the quote! I like the way he is standing in the puddle of my soul, just staring at me, pitifully!

I've added ~{Crow Line}~ because I had to, there will probably be quite a few crows from us this week ;)

Finally I inked the edge of the tag and stamped ~{Circles Cubed}~ around the edges for detail before finishing off with some ribbon and shading.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to check out the rest of this week's team and then join us to be in with the chance of winning a $30 voucher to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

SDC 174 Stripey Background

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Corrie}~ and she wants to see stripey backgrounds, but not patterned paper stripes. 


So I did my background with the lovely Stripes mask by Tando. I cut a circle first and inked through that. I also added a stripe using ~{Dotted Line}~ for ~{Checkers}~ to stand on. 
I stamped ~{Piling Thing}~ and watercoloured the images, then stamped the words from ~{Happy Birthday}~ separately onto a circle of card.

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

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Tando Anything Goes

We're having another Anything Goes week at ~{Tando}~ so I made another Christmas card:


I used the ~{Hanging Baubles Mask}~ directly onto the card blank with inkpads, taking care to mask off the bits I didn't want inked each time.

I added a simple snowflake stamp to the middle of the 2 bigger baubles and then a bit of glitter glue. I finished it off with a greeting.

While I was looking through the deep, dark depths of my blog for another Christmas Tando make, I discovered that I made the exact, same card as this 3 years ago!! Even down to the same greeting stamp in exactly the same place!! Oh well, here it is again!!!

Kaz xxx

Friday, 14 November 2014

Tando Christmas Countdown

This week on ~{Tando}~ we are starting with the Christmas spirit - it's November, we're allowed ;)

I've been playing with the new ~{Christmas Countdown Frame}~ which is much bigger than things I normally make, but I enjoyed it. It comes flat packed but is really easy to put together and is sturdy once glued.

I had no real idea of how it would come together to start with, only that I wanted it lilac and blue because I don't 'do' normal Christmas colours!

 

I started off by sticking patterned paper onto the inside and outside sides, then got the acrylic paints out and did the frame. I blended 3 colours together and then used gelatos to darken the edges. I coloured the wood block the same way.

I cut the left hand side of the tree off and painted it green and when it was dry, stamped Stringed Lights onto it, doodled and added glitter glue.

I cut the stem off the sign and gave it a crackle effect, then did the stockings the same way. I triple embossed the stockings with white powder.

The wording and numbers have simply been sprayed with ink.

I've added O Joy and Piling Thing to finish the scene.





Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

SDC 173 Bring On The Bling!

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{France}~ and she would like us to bring on the bling! I dug out the glitter glue.


I stamped ~{Oh..... Tree}~ onto the card blank without the base and coloured the heart before adding 2 baubles from ~{Mini Christmas Ornament Cube}~.

I stamped one box from ~{Piling Thing}~ and ~{Agatha Christmas}~ on card, coloured them and cut them out. Poor Agatha can't open her  present as she has no arms, she has to jump on them!

I added glitter glue to the tree, baubles and Agatha's hat and tree. Then I added dots around the card and once dry, doodled around them and the card.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to check out the creations from the rest of this week's team and then join us to be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Stampotique New Stamps

This is a card I made recently using ~{Dwindled}~, one of the Stampotique New Releases I received.


I watercoloured her, cut her out and stuck on the card blank that had been spray inked through a stencil and then splatted. I chopped the bottom off and added some hand cut patterned paper then a whole load of doodles. Then finished off with ~{Happy Birthday}~.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

SDC 172 Spotlight

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Arwen}~ and she would like us to put it in the spotlight. Well, I got this all wrong! And I was away on a family holiday last week so I haven't had time to do anything else, sorry Arwen.


I've chosen to use France's new ~{Paris Lamp Post}~ because I thought it was just perfect! I chose to keep it as clean and simple as possible, so I used gelatos to make a glow and stamped the stamp in the centre of it, then shaded it with an aquarelle pencil.

I stamped ~{Quasimoto 5}~ and ~{Quasimoto 2}~, watercoloured them, cut them out and stuck them in place. Quasi 5 is trying to look cool on the lamp ;)

 I've masked some letters and stamped from ~{Barcode Text 2}~
shenanigans (h)
top secret (e)
discombobulated (l)
grounded (o)
then stuck them in place, which was a bit fiddly!

Finally I coloured with edges of the card lightly with an inkpad.

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