It's the amazing Sarinda's turn to host the party today, so without further ado...
Today is Stampotique Designer's Challenge day-!!! And I am hosting. I love using text in my work it is a fun way to get texture without a whole lot of work. With that I have a background tutorial for you to try. Click over to my blog Aggregate Memories. Wishing you a very creative and inspiring day.
My dictionary has been feeling a little neglected of late, so what better place to find text.
I've coloured and stencilled with PanPastels after masking off my little moon.
Wee Owl is sitting in a bezel and has been covered in Glossy Accents.
I've highlighted the word 'moon' by erasing the PP with one of those motorised rubbers - these are fab, it really gets into the tight spaces though it does sound a bit like you're at the dentist!
Be sure to check out Sarinda's fab tutorial, then join in with the fun, and remember to please link correctly to the challenge to be in with a chance of winning one of the two $30.00 gift certificates.
It's my Stampotique teamie France's turn to wow us this week at PaperArtsy and she's come up with some fabulous creations. I wanted to make a key spool so first job buy some wooden spools :-) (I'm obviously the only one in the country that didn't have any lol) I started by painting it blue but it looked naff so I painted over with Vintage Lace and Brown Shed. I stamped the happy couple from the Pierrot 3 plate onto shrink plastic, and the 'Clowning Around' from plate 1 onto some ribbon. I also attached a masquerade charm to the bottom.
I liked the ribbon 'cos I could fray the edges, little things please little minds and all that :-). The top of the spool has been stamped in my 'go to' little text stamp from Clocks plate 1. I can honestly say it took me as long to attach the fibres and twiddly bits as it took me to make the rest of it, and that was using industrial size jump rings - wish I'd gone to Specsavers.... Now on a more serious note - someone has stolen this week!! Where has it gone to? all the worky bits - yep plenty of time for those, but playtime, it's gone, vamoosed and it's Sunday again already. So thank very much for looking and enjoy what left of the weekend before it disappears into the Twilight Zone....
It's the final chapter over at The Altered Alice and the theme is 'What a beautiful dream it has been' Here is my version of Wonderland. The background canvas has been coloured in PanPastels. I must admit that before I added my characters it did look like Teletubbie Hill :-) The top layer is mountboard that has also been PanPasteled. All of the stamps are by Stampotique and are available here
Isn't Chessy a cutie lol. So for all you Alice lovers check out the inspiration and join in at The Altered Alice. I'm also entering this into Country View Crafts How Does Your Garden Grow and Fashionable Stamping Anything Goes. Thanks very much for looking x
It's the first week of the new term over at PaperArtsy, and first up is the wonderful Sue. She's given us lots of inspiration and this is my take of what she did on her last day. I followed Sue's directions and painted it all up in greens but it looked awful!! I only have a couple of greens and they did NOT go together lol. So it was out with the snowflake and then start again. I've used pink (not like me) as my base colour and gone over the top with Claret and then Hey Pesto.
This time around the theme at Indigo Blu is flowers. I started by painting my heart in dark blue paint, adding the trusty chap stick then painting over again in pale blue. When this was all dry and wiped away I added a layer of Kroma Crackle and put it all to one side for days!
Next came the crackle stamp from the Alice in Wonderland plate, that I stamped and gilded. Elizabeth Bennet has been stamped and paper pieced, and layered onto some cheesecloth. The flowers have all been cut from the TH die and sanded. I'm also entering this into the Country View Crafts challenge - How Does Your Garden Grow. It's so cold again here today - have I missed Spring and Summer?? Thanks very much for looking and have a great weekend x