Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Stamping Queen and Stampotique

I love love love Stampotique stamps, and I had this quirky idea for a notebook cover, but it took several sessions to get it looking just the way I wanted.

My daughter and I are learning French, and several times a week we do testing to try and reinforce what we are learning in our bookwork.  I have used the Stampotique 'Eric' stamp on my French inspired notebook cover.  I tried to keep my colours subtle (antique linen, pumice stone, frayed burlap, weathered wood distress inks) which were dragged over a dampened piece of cardstock.  I overstamped the blue area with the diamond pattern from Tim Holtz French Market in weathered wood, and the left side with the script stamp from Tim Holtz urban grunge in frayed burlap.  I accented the diamonds with white gel pen, added some Tim Holtz flourishes in Color Box frost white pigment ink, and stitched around the edges.

The title was printed from the computer and trimmed out and highlighted in white gel pen once it was attached to the cover.  The words on the left are Darkroom Door Paris Vol 2 wordstrips, and the images are Darkroom Door Paris Montage sheet images.  The words were mounted on cardstock and the edges distressed.  A little bit of twine was knotted and attached before the stitching was complete.

Eric was stamped separately on cardstock, and his clothing items were paper pierced on paper scraps, and a little bit of Derwent ColourSoft for his hair, scarf and skin.

These Stampotique images bring so much fun to your projects, and you can find a selection of them right here in Australia at The Stamping Queen, and 'Eric' is one of those available right now!

Thanks so much for stopping by :)



shirley said...

Genial! Merveilleux timbrage!

Eric is so cute...looks like he is enjoying his Paris vacation!
Love the combination of colours and stamping! Fabuleux!

Barb Conroy said...

Wow Fiona!
Eric looks so suave .....
Thanks for sharing him.

jenny said...

Absolutely awesome Fiona... love the gorgeous color combo... and love that you paper pieced Eric's clothing... beautiful work...

Jenny x

Colleen Dietrich said...

I applaud you for learning French with your daughter, Fee! This is a really neat creation you made. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! Learning French--and you are crafty/talented! Is there anything you can't do??? SOOOOOOOO amazing--what a beautiful journal cover! I LOOOOOOVE the colors--and that Stampotique image! SO FUN! Great job, FEE:) INSPIRED for sure!

Maria said...

Wow! Tres manifique! What a great image! Just love the grunge feel of it! So creative! Lots of work and piecing with the title. Great use of color! A wonderful journal cover!