Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

Hi,it's Wednesday again which means it's time for a new challenge at Stampotique.
Coby vanWilligenburg is our hostess this week and here is her challenge:

Something old
something new,
something borrowed
something blue

I love this quote.......Get inspiration out of it, make what you want but let me see one or more aspects from this quote. Have a lot of fun! 
I must admit I did struggle a little as I took the whole thing far too literally and couldn't think of anything to borrow but then it came to me lol.
My something old is Enjoy Today,
New is 3 Girls - this was the first time it's been inked :-)
Borrowed - is a technique from our own Kaz - she uses masking a lot, so I masked my girls so I could do my sandy background, and
Blue is my Brusho's for the sky and sea.

Hope you join in with us, remember you are in with a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to spend in the Stampotique store.

Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.

Thanks very much for looking x

Monday, 18 May 2015

Rusty Old Tag

Here's a tag for this weeks Tag Along metallic, and That's Crafty steampunk surprise challenges.
I've been having a play around with some rusting powder and ultra thick embossing powder.
Time to go to work now :-( 
Enjoy your week, and thanks very much for looking x  

Sunday, 17 May 2015

We Are Not Amused

Hi, and happy Sunday. Here's my 2nd DT piece for the Country View Crafts Simply Scenic challenge.

I've used a mixture of Brusho crystals and Dylusion spray inks.
Next some stenciling with Sheena Douglass stencils and DecoArt paints.
That's as good as my scene setting gets :-) 
All of my Stampotique favourites have been stamped and watercoloured. Much cutting and sticking and the family portrait is all done.
Still a few sad faces here, wouldn't it be nice if they all had Chessy's lovely smile....
Well now they have!
Much happier, although Alice does remind me of a demented ventriloquist's dummy lol
And the Queen is definitely not amused.
This was fun to make, and you've still plenty of time to enter our scenic challenge, so please join in.

I'm also entering this into the Love 2 Create challenge - anthything creative, and Craft Stamper  take a stamp - anything goes.
Thanks very much for looking, and enjoy your weekend x

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Mr & Mrs

Good morning and happy Wednesday. Today it's the very talented Arwen's turn to choose the Stampotique theme, and this time it's all about the combo. Here's what she says.
I love to combine designs together. This time I want to see something funny. Combines a human body with an animal head. I am looking forward to your creations.
So here's my Mr and Mrs.

 Once again I've been trying out Andy Skinner's techniques, and have been using isopropyl. Please check out his YouTube demo - it's amazing! I've used Deco Art Media fluid acrylics, but my isopropyl is only 70% - I need to get some stronger, but I'm still happy with the result.
Here it is with the final coat of white.
And again after some stamping with Romantic Text
My happy couple are
Nerd Cat and Philip and
Give The Dog A Bone and Kate's Angel. I've stamped a second pair of legs and given her some arms.
The letters are from Alphabet Upper and Lower.

I hope you join in with us and combine your humans and animals - remember there are gift certificates for the lucky winners.

I'm also entering this into the Love 2 Create challenge - mixed media, anything creative.
Hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Just Like Buses They Come In Threes

Good morning and happy weekend. Today it's all about the threes! I'm entering a trio of challenges, with my trio of tags.
PaperArtsy have challenged us to use sprays, Stamps and Stencils want to see three of a kind, and The Mirror Crack'd have gone with a triptych theme.

I started by making my own spray paint with these Fresco Paints.
It gave a mixture of a fine mist and some heavy drips which I really like.
These are the backgrounds stamped with Darcy's stamps and coloured with Prisma pencils.
The stars have been stencilled with silver embossing paste.
Brian was then stamped and coloured.
Then Pretty Flamingo...
And finally Action Kitty. I really must stop giving my stamps names (or maybe not)
So here's my sprayed, 3 of a kind, triptych - I wish I could get a better photograph but we've not had sun for days.
Edit, just scanned it - much better colours now :-)

Sorry to be short and sweet but so much to do and so little time!

Hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Watch Out Bradley Wiggins...

The theme at Tag Along this week is frogs, so here is one of my favourite frogs, Old Timey Frog  from Stampotique.
A stage of the Tour de Yorkshire came quite close to where we are, but I think my guys could have beaten them.
I used the Andy Skinner method to make a rusty paint background for the bikes with DecoArt paint, and the frogs are on a Media acrylic spray background.
Hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Today's The Day...

..that a) the teddy bears have their picnic,  and 
b) there's a new challenge at Stampotique, 
The challenge  has been chosen by Corrie, and she wants us to use stencils. Here's what she says
Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I love using stencils.  They add another layer to your background and lots of interest too.  Use them with paint, ink model paste or even gesso.  Show me what you do with stencils and have fun!
Here's mine 

I know, I know I'm ** old - really?? oh yeah, but this idea would not get out of my head.

I started with an Aqua Tint background, then added my stenciling with black gesso. Then the fun began.
Stamped and coloured lots of Teddy's, to start with they were all holding hands and swinging through the trees George Of The Jungle style, but they weren't quite right.
So now they're in pairs and are enjoying a picnic. I made them a rug from some hessian and dyed with Distress Stains.
Wee Owl and Hare are hanging around for leftovers. The voices in my head told me to add the spider...
So if you go down to the Stampotique Blog you'll see lots of grown up artwork with stenciling, I hope you join in too.
Thanks very much for looking x

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Keeping It Simple

Just got in from work, and boy is it nice to be home. This going to work business will never catch on lol.
The challenge this time at That's Crafty is Keep It Simple.
I'm really getting into my Brusho blowing, so I've been playing again.  My dapper gent has been coloured with Distress stains.
It was the first time this guy has come out of his wrapper, so it was nice to give him an inking.
I made this for my cousins birthday, which I now realise was on Wednesday. This is why I never make cards, not much point when you make them after the birthday - never mind there's always next year!

I'm also sneaking this in very close to the wire at Lisa B Designs where we have to use Brusho's.
Hope you like it, and may the Bank Holiday weekend begin!
Thanks very much for looking x