Saturday, August 23, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Today a Hazel stamp, love those stamps because
they are so sub-tile, you can do so much with them.

From a couple of pages made with the Gelli Plate I
made a little book. It will be my:
Keep calm-book.
On every page I will place a keep calm quote:

used stamps:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Flowers galore!

It's flowers galore at Stampotique this week with Kirsten's challenging us to use flowers in our project.  Let me introduce you to Cinth, who would love you to say 'Hiya' to her!!

Although she's a touch un-seasonal she's a jolly, good-natured little person who lives very happily, just the kind of person you want to be around!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Large Sunflower

Kristen is hosting at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week and the theme is flowers.  I took it as an opportunity to make a card that could be used for birthdays, a thank you, or a general greeting.

My  Sunflower (large) sits as a single image on my sprayed and splattered background.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Flowers and a Bookmark - Wednesday with Claudine

Happy Wednesday to ya, thanks again for coming by and spending this time with me once again
I hope your having a great week.. Today marks another new challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and this week our wonderful hostess is Kristin and she has chosen the challenge "Flowers" 

Even though it's the end of August we still have a few flowers here in Colorado. It's sad though because soon it will become colder and our flowers will go dormant for another winter.

I decided to make a bookmark for this project and I wanted it to have the flower by artist 

Janet Klein called - Sunflower Left

I had originally created something else for this project and didn't like it so I cut this flower out of my original project so I could still use it. No waste! haha!

I also used one of my favorite stamps by artist 
Linda Peterson called Hazel Jester
All of the Hazel stamps are so cute but this one is my favorite, Hazel Jester definitely has that cuteness factor

I created an "arm" and "hand" for my Hazel so it would look like she was standing there holding this flower, although I'm not so great at drawing I though it turned out ok. LOL

Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Duotone

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share an ATC made for a
Stampotique ATC swap over on the Stampotique Facebook Group.
The theme was black and white this time and I had lots of fun with this one!
If you haven't played along already, give it a go! It's heaps of fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Master Butterfly, Large Butterfly
“The most colorful thing in the world is black and white,
it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all.” 
Vikrmn, 10 Alone

Monday, August 18, 2014

it's monday once again

today is monday, so it's roc here.  today i created a postcard using my flying heart rubber stamp and my i'm learning to fly rubber stamp.  if you'd like to see these stamps, or more of my rubber stamp line, you can visit stampotique by clicking here.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard all you have to do is fly over to my blog for more details. hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Sunday again, so my turn :-) This week I made two little gift envelopes and little cards for the twin boys next door, who are celebrating their birthday. I used a little envelope I had lying around as a template for my sprayed paper and stamped them after putting them together.

Stamps used:

Have a happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Coby's Saturday

I'm sorry, again some nature this week. When I was looking what to do 
for today I couldn't resist this stamp. Had
to use it!.

I wanted to play with Bister, red one and sprayed with
Dylusion Yellow ( with a lot of water).
With Gesso and a stencil I made the 
chevrons. Using the sewing machine is always fun!

The Flower is stamped with Versamark en colored
with some orange Distress ink.

Used stamp: 

Friday, August 15, 2014

dreaming on a journal page

Still working in my little passport sized Moleskine journal but with only two pages left it's very nearly complete.  I switch between working in different sized journals depending on my mood, so I must be going through a small journal phase at the moment!!

This isn't want I originally intended for this image but that's the great thing about journaling, ideas flow as you work with the imagery (and I still have my original idea to work on!!).

It makes me think of the story of 'Where the wild things are' for some reason!!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

You and me together, yeah, yeah

Kathi is hosting the SDC160 this week and the theme is music inspired.  I usually have a song in my head but Dave Mathews "You and Me" seems to pop in every now and then.

In this music inspired card I  put Mela  and Hunk together, both by Daniel Torrente.  I think they make a cute pair, don't you?

Vera Lane Studio

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Music As Inspiration - Wednesday's With Claudine

Welcome back to another Wednesday with me. Wednesday's always mark another fun challenge at Stampotique's Designer's Challenge Blog.

This week Kathi is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen "Music As Inspiration" as her theme. I love listening to music while I create and so this is a great challenge

I chose the song "Hey Jude" by the Beetles (one of my favorite bands ever) It's one of my favorite Beetle's songs.

For this project I used Stampotique Stamps - 

Phillip - By Artist Magda Polokow
Girl With Heart Purse - By Artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente

Here is my finished postcard -

Hope you like my project for today and we hope you will come by and join in on the challenges at the Challenge Blog 
Have a great week

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Pop!

Pop Up Box Card that is!
The lovely Stella nestles into this dimensional greeting so nicely.
I started this fun project at the beginning of summer
and finally had a chance to finish this week.
I love how it folds up to lay flat for easy mailing!
If you have not tried one yet, give 'em a whirl, they're super fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)

Stella by Stampotique Originals
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Monday, August 11, 2014

it's monday

today is monday. how quickly the weeks roll around.  today i created a postcard using my viking girl rubber stamp. to see this stamp, as well as my others, you can go to stampotique by clicking here.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail sail on over to my blog for more details.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello lovely peeps!!! For this weeks card I played with my Quasimoto gang, they're sooo cute :-) I did some different techniques with Dylusions spray for every square.

Stamps used:

Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Coby's Saturday

I love nature, I love nature stamps and 
at Stampotique they have so many of them.

Background a gelli print and stamped with
versamark using black embossing powder.

Simple, but I love it! Hope you do to!

Used stamps:

Friday, August 8, 2014

a challenging journal page

Last week Kay's Stampotique challenge was to use black and white with a pop of colour, which is one of my favourite challenges.  I use this in reverse a lot but only use it this way round when challenged, don't know why!!

The little scrap of blue was a piece I made for another project that didn't work out, but I liked it so kept it.  Really must do use this theme again, I really enjoyed the challenge!!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A tag for hope

Inktense  dyed fabric strips and a mixed media background supports two stamped images from Stampotique.
Amy Wilson Wellenstein's hope definition and my bird in a cage are off center to allow for a personal message or thought.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bows - Wednesday's with Claudine

Hello all and thanks for coming by this wonderful Wednesday afternoon. 
Wednesday marks another new challenge over at Stampotique's Designer's Challenge Blog

Jackie Payne is our wonderful hostess this week and she has challenges us to use "Bows" on our project. 
Bows are super cute and they always look awesome in any project, whether it's a dimensional bow or something as simple as a stamped bow

Here is my project for this week's challenge

For this project I used Stampotique Stamp
Moth Fab - By Artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente

I used a stencil in the background and Dyan Reaveley sprays to make that spider web. I also used the sprays to color the ribbon for the bow the same color. 

Hope you enjoy my postcard today.
Have a wonderful week

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Liftoff!!

Happy Tuesday!

This week I'd like to share a Stampotique project that I made for a bookmark swap over on The Roc Nicholas' Facebook group!  It draws inspiration from hubby's obsession with kites of all shapes and sizes and features the awesome Screaming Bunny (designed by Roc herself)!  I'm not sure if bunny is flying kite or kite is flying bunny!! LOL! :)  
For more details on how this scene was created, please drop by my blog!!

Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Screaming Bunny, Fly Word, Design Cube (stars)
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, August 4, 2014

it's monday

hi. it's roc here bringing you a postcard i made using my i'm learning to fly rubber stamps, as well as my caged bird stamp.  you can see more of my stamps at stampotique by clicking here.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail you can visit my blog by clicking here for more details.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

It's Sunday already!! This week I have a card. Bit different, it's not made with Dylusions and not with the Gelli Plate, but with Distress Inks :-)  Isn't Hazel adorable!

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 1, 2014

a journal page

I love it when I have a nearly finished journal (which doesn't happen often!) as it gives me the oomph I sometimes need to get journaling!  This is my passport sized moleskine journal.

I couldn't find my gelli plate but did find a cellophane packet so inked it up, sprayed it with water and printed it onto my gessoed page.

Some added depth of colour using a sponge .... and that's where I forgot I was taking step by step photos!  Oops!

There's a bit of text stamped in the background for added texture, then I stamped 'Daniel's hearts' in black directly onto the page.  They didn't stamp well in the centre so I stamped them again on another inked up piece of paper, cut them out and added them to the page.

A little quasimoto and a quote and my page was done.

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I'm late! I'm late!

Are you proactive when it comes to making and sending birthday cards or do you find yourself sending belated greetings?  Why not consider using Rabbit from Stampotique? 

In this card:

splatter circle - Janet Klein
2 nuages - Janet Klein
Rabbit - Janet Klein

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Black & White with a Pop of Color - Wednesday's with Claudine

Happy Wednesday everyone

Wednesday's always mark new challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challege Blog and this week our sweet and wonderful Kay Wallace has chosen our theme.

The new theme is Black and White with a Pop of Color and I love this theme. Black and white is sometimes hard to do but it sure is fun.

For this theme I wanted to do a Zentangle, I love zentangle but I have only occasionally tried to do them. I have always been a doodler, even back in school. We had to wrap our books in brown paper bags to cover them and I would always draw on my covers. Brown paper! Who likes that? haha!

I used Stampotique Stamp

Night - By Artist Magda Polakow

I love this stamp, it's so cool, Magda really captures the "soul" of the characters

I included one of my favorite Bible verses on this two page journal spread

I hope you like my Zentangle journal page, Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Filmstrip

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share a fun film strip featuring
Roc's quirky characters, text backgrounds and watercolor.
For more details on how it was made,
please drop by my blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Scooter Girl, Monster, Blessed Skellie
“Audience can live without a movie but a movie cannot live without an audience.” 
Amit Kalantri

Monday, July 28, 2014

it's monday

hi roc here, so it must be monday.  today i created a postcard using my just be you stamp and my scalloped lace border. you can see these stamps and more by clicking here.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail you can go over to my blog for more details.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! That means that it's my turn to entertain you :-D
Today I have a journal page for you, yep, made with the Gelli Plate. This wonderful green background was screaming for this cool froggy.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Hi, Coby here again with an Art Journalpage.
I started with surching a quote, than stamps are 
not so difficult.
Background is a gelli print again, still love them
and the flowers are stamped on corresponding
paper. The butterfly, hearts en the quote
 on almost with paper to give them accents.

used stamps:

Friday, July 25, 2014

art journaling with Stampotique

I love these little quails of Janet Klein's and use them quite a bit in my journals.

It's the busiest time of year for me at the minute, but that'll finish today when school finishes for the Summer.  So I'm sharing a journal page I made a while ago using my Stampotique stamps - I've loved this company's images for a long, long time.

I rarely write in my journals but I do enjoy using snippets from book; old books often have the most fantastic phrases.

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Modern Woman

Going clean and simple today. 

So simple, that I am only using parts of the stamps!  Cropping your rubber images is a way of expanding your collection in that it offers a new way to look at things.

Stamps used are:

 Modern woman - Janet Klein
Splattered Mug - France Papillon

More at Vera Lane Studio.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas In July - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all and welcome to another Wednesday

Wednesday marks another new challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog
Our wonderful Gez Butterworth is our hostess this time and she has challenged us to do something in the theme "Christmas in July"

It seems a bit early to do something in a Christmas theme but it is a nice break from all the summer challenges and I think it's a great time to think about the coolness of winter, specially when it's been so hot outside

I decided to make a postcard for this challenge but I went with a little switch up and made a round one instead of a rectangle.

For my creation today I used Stampotique Stamps

Global Warming - By Artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente
 Barcode Text - By Artist France Papillon

Here is my finished postcard:

Make sure to come by the Designer's Challenge Blog and participate, we always love to see your creations for the challenges and as always you might win a 30.00 gift card to Stampotique Originals online store.

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Comforting Card

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Today I have a quick little card inspired by last week's Mojo Monday sketch.
It features the adorable kids on the Summer Days stamp.
This image is like comfort food to me.
It just reminds me of those simple summer days
when we were little running through the sprinkler
without a care in the world.
Sitting out on the patio this weekend,
I could hear the squeals of the neighbour's kids as they did exactly that,
and it brought a smile to my heart.
I hope you're enjoying your summer too!
Val :)
Stamp by Stampotique Originals:
Summer Days
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” 
John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

Monday, July 21, 2014

my monday post

hi there. roc here, so it must be monday.  today i made a postcard using my stacked love stamp.  if you'd like to see this stamp hop on over to stampotique.  you can see my full line of stamps by clicking here.

if you'd like to have this postcard show up in your mailbox i would "love" for you to drop by my blog and see the details on how you can win this.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello peeps!! Hope you're heaving a wonderful Sunday so far :-D
Today I have a card for you, made with the delicious colors from Dylusions. But now card isn't complete with some Stampotique :-D

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Today a card with Hazel again, love here simple
drawing. That's why I can use here on so many ways.
Now I used a piece of paper corresponding with
the background, stamped her and cute her.
The quote and the sun are stamped directly
on the background:

Used stamps:

Friday, July 18, 2014

quasimoto love

I love this little quasimoto, he just looks like he's looking directly at you and saying "What?" or "What are you looking at?"

I stood him on star flower, added a little funky striped leaf and the exclamation mark from cockatoo screech.