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.


  1. Amazing project, great idea! Thank you for joining Stampotique Designer’s Challenge.

  2. Pauline, what a totally fun project! Love your birdhouse! I think my favorite part is actually the roof--and then, of course, that you not only painted, but PAPERED, your rooftop, then added stamps and sheet music! Talk about layering! Good luck with your application!!

  3. Can I live here ;-) Beautiful done! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

  4. This is fantastic Pauline! Thanks for sharing with us at Stampotique and good luck!!

  5. This is so cool!!! I love how bright it is and all the neat things on it. I'm a big fan of birdhouses, and this is one of the funkiest I've ever seen.

    1. Thank you all for your lovely comments. It's wonderful to get feedback x

  6. Love your makes Pauline, good luck!!!

  7. Great altered birdhouse, very cute! Thanks so much for applying for the design team and good luck!