Monday, April 30, 2012

Pages 2 Scrap - April

This month we were designing with Little Yellow Bicycle 'Paradise' papers and chipboard from WOW.

Here is a sneak peak of my project, but for all the details, please pop over to the Pages 2 Scrap blog.

This will be my last project for Pages 2 Scrap.  I have finished my term with them a little early, as I've had some stuff going on which has made keeping commitments a little difficult for me personally.  It has been a wonderful opportunity, and I wish the store all the best, and thank them for their understanding.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stampotique Guest Designer - week 4 - Challenge Week

It's challenge day again at Stampotique, and this is my last week of guest designing for them.  It has been an honour to be amongst such talent with the Stampotique Design Team girls - thanks so much for the opportunity!

The challenge this week is........ATC!

Something I am discovering about making ATC's, is that I like to use a quote and build my ATC around it.  This ATC was no different.  I began thinking about the quote on the stamp 'may I always be'  and it reads:

May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.

And that is a quirky quote right there, which has endless possibilities.  But I changed it around so it read:

May I always be the kind of person I think I am.

Just a bit of a reminder that we are all different, and that we need to remember that we are ok just the way we are.

So here is my ATC:

I teamed up the quote with a neat image by Daniel Torrente.  The background is acrylic paints, with over stamping in distress inks.  The quote and image are stamped with black archival, and batboy is coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils.  A little bit of sewing and more paint and some edging in black marker finished it off.

Once again - thanks to Stampotique for the opportunity of guest designing - and don't forget to head over to the challenge blog to see some more inspiration from the team and to upload your ATC entries.

Stampotique Stamps Used:

Honeycomb Background by Josie Cirincione
Daniel's Hearts by Daniel Torrente
French Text by Jo Capper-Sandon
Batboy by Daniel Torrente
May I Always Be by Carol's Collection


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Stampotique Guest Designer week 3

My third week over at Stampotique guest designing sees a very bright and cheery get well card.

I have used black and white cardstock, and papers from Kaisercraft (Candy Lane Collection and Chapter One Collection).  Some edge distressing, sewing, and circles create a whimsical feel.  Bird is stamped with black archival ink and coloured with distress inks.

I used black paint for the large circles, and distress ink for the smaller circles and for edging my greeting.  The flower is one I had made a while ago using cotton, and was the last one I had in green.

I have used these Stampotique stamps:

Bird Legs by Janet Klein
Feel Better Soon by Carol's Collections

You can pop over to the Stampotique Designers Blog for more inspiration, or check out the latest challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stampotique Guest Designer - week Two - Challenge Week

I am back with my second project as guest designer for Stampotique.  This week is challenge week, and the theme is 'Oodles of Doodles' - check it out on their blog right here.

Doodles can be as simple or as extravagant as you like. And here is my project: a sweet thinking of you card.

I have used old book paper to create a 'floor' for my daydreamer, which was edged in distress inks to age it a little.

I doodled on his thought bubble, added definition around the edges and my shapes with dots, gave my daydreamer some feet movement lines, and doodled on a greeting.

I have coloured with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, images were stamped in Black Archival ink.  Stampotique stamps used were: Thinker by Maryse Carrier; Minky Girl by Daniel Torrente; Daniel's Hearts by Daniel Torrente.

Head on over to the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog to load up your doodly entry! (and don't forget to use Stampotique stamps)


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Stampotique Guest Designer Week 1

How exciting to be asked to be a part of the DT for a month over at Stampotique :)  You can check out the designers blog here, or the challenge blog here.

For my first project, I used Carol's Flower, Large by Janet Klein to make this clean and simple note card set.  They are devoid of greeting, but could be easily adapted to any occasion with plenty of room for a greeting.

I didn't have any Kraft envelopes when I made this project, but I think I will get some and make matching envelopes.

They were stamped in black archival ink, and coloured spectrum-style with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, and I added a black button to the flower centres, and dotted a border around the edge for definition.

Thanks for stopping by :)


Monday, April 2, 2012

April Calendar page

My creativity has been sorely tested of late, so I am glad I had gotten ahead on my calendar pages for a few months.  I love the combination of black, white and lime green.  I do remember I had fun with this background - messy, unplanned, go with the flow type of thing.

The quote is by Helen Keller and reads:

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish
small things as if they were great and noble."

What do you think?

I am joining in with Kate Crane's monthly journal pages, although mine are not technically for journalling.... maybe next year.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Stamps used:
Tim Holtz urban grunge (script)
Tim Holtz French market (diamond)
Tim Holtz papillon (text and butterfly strips)
Stampotique Mela
Paperbag Studios journal impressions
Making Memories foam alphas

Other items used:
Adirondack color wash - lettuce
Archival black ink
Acrylic paints
Colorbox frost white ink
Distress ink (shabby shutters and black soot)
Derwent Coloursoft pencils

Sunday, April 1, 2012


who's guest designing over at Stampotique this month?