Wednesday, 28 January 2015

SDC 180 Painty Background

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Corrie}~ and she wants us to make something with a painty background. Trust me, this card has got paint on it, 3 different types:

I've used acrylic paint to stamp ~{Polka Dots}~ and then painted around random dots. I used a paint pen (Uni Posca) to add some dots.

~{Monster and Budgie}~ has been coloured with watercolour paints.

I finished off with ~{Happy Birthday}~.

Head 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

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

SDC 179 Funny

I got this week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ finished by the skin of my teeth as I've only just returned from my sister's from Christmas! The ink is probably still wet on it!

~{Kathi}~ wants us to do something funny, so I've made a bookmark with a quote I've pinched from my niece's boyfriend - sister - I have been made aware it was my sister ;) it's so true, it's funny:

I've folded some patterned card over and stamped ~{Fax to Wolfgang}~ randomly over it, then attacked it with paint pens.

Poor ~{Molly}~ looks like she's got troubles so I thought she'd be perfect. She's been watercoloured.

Check out 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

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Tando Anything Goes

We've got another 'Anything Goes' week at ~{Tando}~ so I've made a card (of course):

I've used my ~{Bullseye Mask}~ and lightly sprayed ink through it, then painted some of
 the circles from the ~{Grid Round}~ with acrylic paint. I then added some white paint pen dots and finished off witha watercoloured  Whisker Monster With Sign.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 16 January 2015

Tando Embossing Folder

Our theme for the ~{Tando Blog}~ this week is a technique: use an embossing folder. Well I kinda cheated a bit because I used one of our masks instead:

I don't have a light box so I stuck the ~{Harlequin Mask}~ onto a window and used an embossing  tool (is that what are they called these days) to emboss just a row.

I used Pan Pastels to colour the raised parts and added a watercoloured Quasimoto 2 and a greeting stamp to finish off the simple card.

You can join us with your embossed creations by clicking ~{HERE}~ which will take you to our InLinkz page and if you follow the simple rules you will be entered into the prize draw and the end of the month.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

SDC 178 Bright Colours

It's my turn to set the ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ and I want you to use bright colours to cheer us all up in the dim days of January. It was my mum's birthday and I made her this card:

I started off by stamping ~{Happy, Happy, Happy}~ directly onto the card blank and watercoloured it. Next I stamped MUM using ~{Altered Alphas}~, doodled around the letters and cut them out.
Then I stamped ~{Feathery Monster}~, watercoloured him and cut him out, then added a washi tape border and stuck everything into place.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what the rest of this weeks 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

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Stampotique Designs a Diary

My Stampotique project for this week is a Christmas present that I made for one of my close friends. I tarted up a diary:

I covered the plain, boring diary with patterned paper and stamped ~{Crow Line}~ directly onto it. I then stamped the year onto gessoed book pages using ~{Numeric}~, trimmed them and doodled and added a border beneath them.
Finally, I stamped ~{Row Houses}~ onto patterned paper, cut them out and stuck them onto a washi tape base. 

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Tando January Colour Week and New Challenges


We are changing things at ~{Tando}~ from now on. The Challenge Blog has gone and we are now inviting you to join in with our weekly themes. Everybody who joins in will be in with the chance of winning a prize of fab Tando goodies at the end of each month. So, depending on the month, you will be able to have up to 4 or 5 entries into the draw! All you have to do is go to ~{THIS PAGE}~ on the Tando Blog and click on the InLinkz button to add your link. 
Our only rule is that you enter that piece into no more than 4 other challenges for inclusion in the draw.

The first theme is to use these colours:

I made a card:

I've started with a background of hearts from the ~{Hearts Background Mask}~ then cut a piece from the ~{Lace Effect Borders}~ which I painted with a pomegranite colour. Once dry, I painted it cream then dabbed with some scrap paper to lift it and show the darker colour.
I added a strip of paper and did a row of dots from the ~{Grid Round Mask}~.
Next I painted a ~{Mini Butterfly}~, then stamped Romantic Text onto it, inked the edges and added a couple of pearl gems. I finished with a Happy Birthday greeting.

Keep going to the ~{Tando Blog}~ this week to see the inspiration from the rest of the team and join us  if you want to.

Kaz xxx