Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Stampotique Designer's Challenge ~ Faux Barnwood

We are so excited today at ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge!}~  Have we got the ultimate challenge for you today!

Our hostess this week,~{ Monique}~ challenged our team to use a technique on their creation.  And, we decided to take it a step further and what better place to turn than Pat Huntoon of the ~{Technique Junkie Newsletter}~. ~{Stampotique}~ is teaming up with the Technique Junkies team to create using the Faux Barnwood Technique.  We want you to join us this week and you can use the Faux Barnwood Technique or any of the techniques Pat uses on her website.  

What are you playing for this week?  Oh.....good question!  How about we give away 2 prizes this week along with 2 winners???  Pat Huntoon has been very gracious and is giving away one of the Fancy Folds and Motions CDs PLUS a two year, online only subscription (2010 and 2011 issues) for one winner and the other winner will be receiving a $30 gift certificate towards stamps to the Stampotique store.  We will randomly draw 2 winners for the prizes before our next challenge on March 9th.

Make sure to stay tuned to the website as both the Stampotique design team AND the Technique Junkies design team participated in this challenge and we will be sharing some wonderful creations using the Faux Barnwood technique over the next 2 weeks here.

So, what are you waiting for?????  Get out some papers, some inks, some stamps and join us!


This technique caused a lot of debate amongst the DT as a lot of us struggled at first and we were thinking we'd never manage it. One by one, though, we got there and although some have said they will not use it again, others are happy to.

I ended up making a small canvas and I think the surface texture helped to keep the cracks smaller. When I tried on plain card it was sliding off everywhere!! I have to say though that Lucy, my 11 year old niece, truly showed me up by perfecting the technique with her first attempt!!

The stamps I used are:
~{6106 Angel Boy}~ by Daniel Torrente
~{5609 Conehat}~ by Kelle McCarter
~{3002 Daisy Daisy}~ by Jo Capper-Sandon.

I've coloured the stamps using the Dylusions spray inks, and the quote is from a freebie quote site.
As before, the projects by the Design Team will be revealed over the next 2 weeks so keep going back to the blog to see lots of inspiration.

Kaz xxx

26 comments:

dutchstamptramp said...

I so much love your card Kaz! Your crackle is perfect and the colours so gorgeous.

Willy said...

Love your card, Kaz! Great use of your background.

Dotty Jo said...

What an amazing background - looks very tricky! Great canvas, and I love that quote, Jo x

Janice said...

You know, we actually have barn doors that look like that lol! Great technique and lovely canvas.

Netty said...

Beautiful canvas, love everything about it and love the crackled wood. Annette x

Steph said...

Love your canvas Kaz and i love this stamp x

Kim said...

GORGEOUS is about all I can say!!! I love everything about this Kaz!!
:)
Kim P.

Basement Stamper said...

I love the colors on this card, so pretty Wonderful job Kaz!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhh Kaz!!! Your Barnwood is PERFECT! I Totally Love your card

Vicki

Gez said...

SUPER DUPER canvas Kaz!! The colours are just STUNNING. Angel boy looks terrific with his hat on & your sentiment makes me smile so much! Truly a masterpiece. Hugs Gez.xx

Well Done to Lucy too..xx

jenn shurkus said...

i just love how this came out :)))

Kathy said...

Love it Kaz.
Obviously I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about technique wise haha so I suppose I should go and see!

Angelnorth said...

Fab card, the crackle looks great and I love the hat on him!

Karen said...

hahaha when I first tried this technique it all slid off too!!!!! But it does work & using the pva is a lot cheaper. Great canvas honey...hope you are going to hang it up!!! XXX

Traceyr said...

Kaz this is brilliant and I want to have a go too.

Your canvas is wonderful.

:)

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the crackle effect of the paint and the gorgeous colour combo! Hugs Juls

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - the technique looks very effective (will try to give this a go, see how I get on) x

Jane Wetzel said...

this is just awesome! Love your blog banner too!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Kaz, your crackle is perfect, and it goes so well with your stamps x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab Faux Barnwood - love the sentiment to go along with your image!

Sue said...

Super colours and that quote is perfect.
Sue x

patcrafts said...

Awesome canvas, love Angel Boy's hat and the sentiment is just fab. xx

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Kaz, I can't get over the effectiveness of this color combo - simply stunning!

thekathrynwheel said...

This is gorgeous - love the colours, and your crackle worked really well :-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's wonderful.

fatmonica said...

Just love it.The stamp is fabulous and the background brilliant!