Monday, 16 September 2013

The Octopode Factory Weekend

Hi guys. 

Last weekend I received some new stamps from The Octopode Factory.   They are a mix between cute, goth and punk haha. Great fun and a lot different from the twee and cutsie stamps you can easily buy. 

So having lots of fun I made some cards. 

This last card I have entered in The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge which was pink and green. I found this quote and nearly died laughing at the irony of my little Alice In Wonderland and Mick Jagger's quote. So so funny. 

I hope you love these cards. They were so much fun the make. 

If you fancy having a wee look at the Octopode blog follow this link. 


Saturday, 14 September 2013

Something Old, Something New......

Happy weekend to you all.  I can't really say my beautiful Prom Queen from the Stampotique collection is old, however the something new is using gesso.  I see so many beautiful art journals and other mixed media using gesso I hand always wanted to try.  So I have, albeit very tentatively haha

I have made a tag, 5"x 8" ish.  I used Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough for the background then Picked, or pickled as I always want to call it, Raspberry for the stamping with my very new stamp, yesterday, bla bla blah, which is soooo much fun it is going to be a long time favourite of mine.

I did some doodling with a Faber Castell pen and a white Signo and Sharpie, two of my favourite white pens.  Using my also newly acquired, yesterday, stencils from Tim Holtz; Splatter, using first Picked Raspberry and a foam applicator stencilled the rings and then moved the stencil very slightly added the gesso also using another foam applicator.

I added some pink and purple organza ribbon and a 'love' charm on cord, both I have in my stash.  I also used Evergreen Bough to make the splatters from the stencil and Peacock Feathers using Tim's Burlap and Honeycomb stencils (yes new yesterday too lol).

So here she is?  I love green and pink, they are gorgeous together.  Prom was stamped with Versafine black ink, coloured using my Intense pencils from Derwent, cut out and adhered down.  Just before I glued her down a moment of madness took me over, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it, I added some washi tape from Tim Holtz, the butterfly one? to create some wings cos she is truly an angel.

Love love love all my art supplies, have so much fun and hope you enjoy them too.

Better go I just heard the postie..........


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Stampotique Design Team Application

Over the past weeks I have been thoroughly enjoying using stamps from the Stampotique collection.  This is a fairly new collection for me but since finding them oh what amazing fun.  I buy a few every payday and will continue to do so.

This week I wanted to take on a new challenge so i decided to have a go at altering an item.  Sooooo, of course using my favourite ladies and wee man I made this......

It's a wooden bird house.  I painted it pink using a tester pot of Dulux paint and then covered it with amazing paper from DCWV, A Colorful Life collection, which already has lots of printed layers and textures on it, however I have added more layers also.

I added a black flower from my stash of I Am Roses and using my hot glue gun secured it into a wee plant pot then adhered that onto the rim of the bird house.

I stamped Moth Fab and Smile onto card then using my favourite Inktense watercolour pencils from Faber Castell coloured them in.  Using glue and dimensional foam they were then adhered to the front.  I also used a bottle top from a beer bottle, mmmm sorry for not sharing, cut out a circle and heart and then added a birdcage charm and chain from my collection.

On the roof you can see where I added Hearts stamp.

I also used a Hero Arts stamp, for the flowers, cut them out, coloured them with watercolour pencils, layered them on and added more embellishments.  The watering can was originally on a long stem, which I snipped with wire cutters then using thick jewellery wire coiled this around a pencil, secured it to a button, glued the wire to the can using hot glue then adhered the button to the rim in the same way.  The butterfly is from my stash, which I have had a while.

The blackbird is from the paper collection, which I cut around and adhered separately to add dimension.  I love those poppy's.

Here is Relax, which has been stamped and coloured in grey and red, cut out and adhered.  The flower is from Hero Arts.  I also added a wire coil, which has been hot glued to a button.  This is for adding a small photo.

On top of this wee hoosie is some hearts adhered to coiled wire again and is meant to simulate a chimney.

Here you can see the back of the photo in the coil, the chimney and gorgeous Relax enjoying a summers evening.

I have also been enjoying making tags and my favourite pastime - doodling.  Prom was my very first Stampotique stamp and I will always have a soft spot for this beauty.

I have also been making some door hangers.  These were covered in Gelatos, stamped with PITT big brush pens and sealed with a coat of Decopatch gloss.  Moth is all pink and green, gorgeous as ever and coloured using my Inktense watercolour pencils.

Having the opportunity of being part of an amazing design team using these fantastic stamps would be a wonderful opportunity for me. My style can be quite girlie but I also enjoy monochrome and citrus colours.  I just love colour.  

I love to undertake new challenges, discover new techniques and be challenged to develop my creative style.  I love to share my designs hopefully inspiring others to develop their own style, maybe learn something new but most of all to have fun.  

I hope you love this wee projects as much I have.  Thanks for dropping by.

Take care of you.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Red and Black

Hello blogettes.  Tonight I revamped some cards I had made previously adding Molly from my newly acquired stamps from Visible Images.

I wanted to keep with the whole red and black theme so I used my Inktense pencil from Faber Castell in Charcoal Grey throughout adding more colour for depth and less for highlights.  Great fun. Sorry for the shine, I keep all my cards in cellophane covers to keep them clean.

Each card is also decorated on the inside.

Each card also has a tiny metal love heart attached.

I have entered these cards into the challenge; red and black.  Head on over and check them out.

Hope you have enjoyed these cards, please leave a comment as feedback is greatly appreciated.

Have a good one,


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Stampotique Smile's In Blue

I have been having great fun this weekend using my new stampotique stamp Smile.  Yesterday I played around with yellow, orange and red and today it's fun with blue. 

Stampotique have amazing stamps and I love them, I have many 'must have's' on my list and will be buying more every pay day.  Last payday I woke at 6am just to order this wee guy haha ......obsessed.

Items used:  Stampotique Smile
Dylusions stencils and stamps
Tim Holtz stamps and Distress Inks using all the blues in the range
Faber Castell Inktense pencils
Versafine ink in Black

I have had lots of fun this weekend, this wee guy is so cute.  Thanks for stopping by, hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and love my cards.

Take care



Saturday, 7 September 2013

A Sensational Stampotique Smile

Long time no speak..... Ok a few days but seems longer lol.

This weekend I have been busy using two of my new Stampotique stamps Fabulous and Smile. I absolutely love these stamps, amazing quality, amazing product and amazing designs, you cannot go wrong with this collection.  

Tried to use some variation but keep to a theme.  This wee guy is so cute and we definately need more boy cards.

All my recent blogs I have been using Stampotique stamps, sorry I'm obsessed, please go see some of my other blogs and share the love.

Items used:
Stampotique Smilei
Stampotique Fabulous
Dylusions Inbetweenies
Dylusions Around The Edge
Dylusions Love Struck Lucy
Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge
Distress Ink in Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Broken China and Peacock Feathers.
Faber Castell PITT big brush pens in Black, Dark Phthalo Green, Cobalt Green, Light Green and Phthalo Blue
Derwent Inktense pencils in Poppy Red, Cherry, Chilli Red, Iris Blue, Deep Indigo, Iron Blue, Teal Green and Field Green.

Thanks for dropping by, hope your all having a fabulous weekend.
Take care of you.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Door Hangers

Using my favourite Stampotique and Dylusions stamps I have been busy making some MDF door hanger.

These are the hangers in their raw state.

I the used gesso to prep them and white acrylic paint around the edges.  I used gesso as primer for using Gelatos to enable them to move around and blend easier.

I stamped out my favourite rock chick, Prom Queen, from Stampotique and the quote from Dylusions. I made three: one more pink, one more purple and one inbetween, haha just like the three bears......

Using my favourite Inktense pencils from Derwent all Prom Queen's and the monsters were coloured in, cut out and adhered to the door hangers.  The background are flowers from Dylusions, crackles from Tim Holtz and blobs from Dylusions.  I used PITT big brush pens to stamp the Prom Queen hangers and Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany in the monster hangers.

They are stamped on the back too using Dylusions Inbetweenies stamp.

I then made two for the little monsters using Dylusions stamps.

They are all then sealed with Decopatch glue in Gloss and left to dry.

Great fun as always.  Hope you enjoyed this blog, please leave a comment to let me know x