Wednesday, 16 January 2013

New Year Resolutions at Stampotique

Hi there!  Jane here from the DT and I get to host this week's challenge!  We all make New Years resolutions..and I make many!  I am asking you to use your New Years resolution as your "inspiration" this week on your creation "Stampotique style".  It can be any!  Just keep it in mind when you create your card, altered object or journal pages.  One of my resolutions is to learn as much as I can about art journaling and that includes "letting go of insecurities".  I want to take pictures and record my life's events, paint when I feel the need and journal about what ever I feel.  I think Stampotique stamps go hand in hand with art journaling so why not?  Get going and show us your stuff!  Have fun!
I have made 2 resolutions this year, one is to use up what I already have, and the other (and much more fun one) is to learn new things. I see products in blogland that look amazing, rush out to buy them, don't really learn how to use them, so bury them at the bottom of my stash and have a little sulk!

So when I was going through December's Craft Stamper and saw Kate Crane's amazing article on Pan Pastels I knew this was the perfect chance to get to grips with them.
Kate showed us how to blend and use stencils... Journey Collage  is also my new favourite stamp :-)

She covered stamping with pastels and using moulding paste.... Fabulous, Daniel's Hearts and Abstract Foliage are my new favourite stamps :-) :-)
This is the moulding paste in the corner applied through a stencil then dusted with the PP's All of the stamping had been done in Versamark then gone over with a sofft tool and the pastels.
Kate also showed us how to make plaid with the pans. This was great fun even though straight lines seem to be a push too far for me.
By the way Hug Monster, Give Self A Hug, and Row of Numbers  are my new favourite stamps....
These were all made with only a few colours of PP's as they blend so well together, I used Turquoise, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green,
Permanent Red, Diarytide Yellow, and Orange. 
So a huge thanks to Kate for the fab tutorial, I had a lovely afternoon just playing, and to me thats what it's all about.
So please join us at Stampotique Designers Challenge and show us your New Year Resolutions.
I'm also entering my tags into the Pan Pastel Challenge which is New Year/New Technique.
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. Gorgeous tags Sue. The colours look amazing. Sad I missed Kate's hoo!

  2. fantastic tags, gorgeous colors!

  3. Way to go Sue for pushing those creative boundaries. Most impressed with these tags. You've made a fantastic job of getting to grips with so much new stuff here. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year holds for you now. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. Your tags look wonderful. Like your resolutions.

  5. Lovely work! The pan pastels are great, but sooooo dear! Valerie

  6. these are beautiful..agreeing on the use of the crafty bought items :) I have a few pan pastels and havent opened them yet! lol

  7. oh gosh hun,these are stunning oh the colours and designs are amazing hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

  8. Great tags Sue. That pan pastel technique looks fab. Wish I'd picked up a copy of the mag now just for that snippet!!

    Sam xxx

  9. I'm always so cheerful to look at your works and to read you Sue... Wonderful today ! :)
    And I completely agree with you, I also accumulate tons of wonderful materials not used yet, and this year I really MUST try them and have fun with (even if make many mistakes) !!!! Great resolution ! Hugs Coco xx

  10. I LOVE my pan pastels and I loved Kate's workshop in C.S.

    Your project is awesom - glad to hear you had so much fun with it too


  11. Wonderful project, Sue. Great colours and I love the hugging monster!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous tags... I'm guessing PPs will be a regular part of your toolkit now! Fabulous work...
    Alison x

  13. Wonderful tags and great resolutions as well. I'm sure I should be joining you in both of those.

    Love Chrissie xx

  14. Hey there thank you for sharing your fabby projects with the DT from PanPastel UK, like your Tags and the colors that you have used, thank you for joining into the fun. Hugs Terry xxxx

  15. Your tags are beautiful, I love the colours and the little hug monster on the last one is awesome. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  16. Hi Sue, wow you have been busy - stunning artwork and a great job with all the lovely texture and the pans. I think your new years resolution is very wise, I should definitely do the same. have a good weekend and thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK
    Claire xx

  17. Love them all Sue!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend, Sam xx

  18. This looks awesome :-) I'm so glad you liked the article - I'm always so happy to see someone taking inspiration from CS magazine :-)

  19. Stunning... and that is a great resolution. I am certain you will keep it. xx


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