Saturday, July 25, 2015

SDC 205-Household Items

After skipping a couple of weeks, it's time again for Stampotique Designers Challenge   Arwen is our hostess this week and she wanted us to use household items for our backgrounds.

I used a nail brush in Texture Paste for my first layer. Once it dried, I colored it using Tim Holtz's Distress Spray Stains and Distress Inks. Then I found an incense burner that has a nice square bottom and stamped it using Dina Walkley's Heavy Body Acrylic Paints. A pencil eraser always makes great circles, so more of Dina's paints for that! And an old hotel room key card for my lines with Dina's beautiful Penny Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. Then some highlighting with my Black Fude Ball pen and White Signo Uniball pen to finish it off!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

12 Tags of 2015-July

A new month means a new tag from Tim. I think his July tags and the fact that he generally does a Patriotic theme are my favorite ones year in and year out. He used some new stuff again, and as usual, I followed along but still marched to my own drummer!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Use Ribbon SDC202

Corrie is our hostess this week for SDC202 and she wants us to Use Ribbon!

The very first thing that came to mind was Daniel Torrente's "Underwhere"  stamp and my Eiffel Tower Ribbon. So I combined the two and made a tag! I started with Tim Holtz's Distress Paints in Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron and Fossilized Amber. I used Tim's Label Letters for the quote, which I took "artistic license" on!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC 201

Astrid is our hostess this week for SDC 201  and she wants us to"Give Wings" to whatever stamps we use.

With the monumental Supreme Court ruling this past week on all 50 of the United States having to allow and recognize Gay Marriage, and why can't it just be "marriage", I decided I'd do something to recognize this. 

Working in my small Dyan Reaveley journal, I used Dina Wakley's wonderful Heavy Body Acrylic Paints for my base, then added some stencil work which I highlighted with my White Signo Uniball pen. I made my own wonky houses with some Gelli Prints I had laying around. I used Roc Nicholas' Dog and Stacked Love stamps and added wings to both with her Flying Love stamp. The wings have glitter on them, just because I needed some sparkle somewhere and they are also pop-dotted to give them some dimension. 


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Stampotique Designers Challenge-SDC200

It's Challenge 200 at Stampotique Designers Challenge and Kim is our hostess this week. She wanted some sort of celebration card. Roc's Party Dog is always ready to celebrate!

I started with Dyan's new paints and applied them with my fingers. Then I used Tim's Stars stencil and applied Dyan's White Linen paint with an Ink Blending tool. I then used my Fude Ball Black pen to highlight the stars and added some Viva German Glitter to make the stars sparkle. Party Dog and Steampunk Border are both colored using Dyan's Spray Inks. I made a bunting out of some Gelli print papers I had left over and stitched it on the sewing machine. 

Happy 200 Stampotique Designers! Here's to the next 200!!

Oh, and a special thank you to Donna for the easel which I am now using to prop my creations up on to photograph! 


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC 199

Our hostess this week at Stampotique  is Kathi and she wants shimmer and shine!

I decided to make a post card and I started with three different colors of LuminArt Primary Elements mixed with VIVA Modeling Cream which I applied with a palette knife and left lumpy-bumpy for texture. I love the shimmery effect this gives! My cat is painted with Twinkling H2O's and the cat is done with Dylusions Spray Inks in a water brush then topped with VIVA German Glitter. I found a few rub-ons in the bottom of a storage container and used them as well as a quote from Tim Holtz's Small Talk stickers. 


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Stampotique challenge 198

Great challenge  this week from our hostess Gez. Use your favorite Stampotique stamp. My very first stamp from Stampotique was Roc Nicholas' Bird Lady because I loved the simplicity of the stamp. And she has remained a favorite. I used a favorite Emily Dickinson quote as well. I used Tim's background for his June stamp of the month. I love how different it looks with what colors you use to make the plaid design.