Friday, September 14, 2012

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC65

Hi there :)

I am here again for the current challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenge - it's a colour challenge - mustard, orange and navy.  The mustard was always going to be the tricky bit.


I have used distress inks to create the background.


A bit of layering.


A bit of stitching and adding elements.


And an inside to match the front.


Thanks for stopping by......

Fiona
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Products Used:

gesso
Distress Inks - scattered straw, spiced marmalade, chipped sapphire, black soot
black archival ink
Tim Holtz 'typeset' alpha die
black pitt pen

Stamps Used:

Tim Holtz - the journey
Paper Artsy - HP 1004 & Pierrot 4
Paperbag Studios - Hole Punched & Journal Impressions
Queens Dresser Drawers - Peerless Automobile
Stampin Up - Polka dots and paisley

Friday, September 7, 2012

STAMPtember - Stampotique and Simon Says Stamp

Hi everyone :)

I have spent some lovely time this afternoon getting inky, painty and messy.  I have created a birthday card, and will be taking part in two challenges.

The current challenge at Stampotique is to combine stamps.  That's right, take two (or more) stamps, and combine them to make a different/new image.

And Simon Says Stamp & Show is celebrating stamping this month, and their current challenge is "read all about it" - alternatively your entry needs to include stamping.


The background is distress inks with a bit of water splatter and stamping with circular items, bubble wrap and tulle.  I have combined 'Head' and 'Oliver' by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique to create a new image.


I have stamped 'alphabitties' on book text which I had attached to some cardstock and sprayed with Dylusions inks.

I think I have covered all challenges here - create a new image, check, incorporated some book text, check, included lots of stamping, check.

Thanks for popping in!

Fiona
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Products Used:

acrylic paints
gesso
black archival ink
black pitt pen
old book paper
objects to stencil/stamp with
distress inks - spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon, mustard seed
Dylusions ink spray - squeezed orange, lemon zest

Stamps Used:

Stampotique - Head, Oliver, Alphabitties
Darkroom Door - Mail Art, All Occasions

Monday, September 3, 2012

September calendar

September marks the beginning of spring in Australia, and so I have gone with a delicate page, accented with a few punchy overgrown flowers.  (sorry about my photo quality being a bit dull)  As usual, I am playing along with Kate Crane's monthly calendar journal.


I have used texture paste through a stencil to achieve the subtle textured background.



I used acrylic paints and Shabby Shutters DI for the green colouring.  I used some tulle as a stencil to give me some interest on each days square.


Thanks for stopping by once again!

Fiona
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Products Used:
gesso
acrylic paints
Distress Ink - shabby shutters
Paper Artsy dies - grunge flower #1 & #2, leaf
Jo Sonja texture paste
Stencils - checkers; Mini Damask and Mini Brocade by The Crafters Workshop
Black Archival Ink

Stamps Used:
Paper Artsy: HP1007; HP1006; HPXT02
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley