Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Something New For Stampotique

It's the lovely Kaz's turn to host our playdate today over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge, and she wants to have a nosey at our stash, and see if we got anything new for Christmas. Well as I chose my own present this year, the answer was yes :-)

When the Tim Holtz Distress Paints first came out I avoided them. I didn't want them, didn't need them, and most of all didn't want to get sucked into yet another 'can't live without' product. Then I went on a Ranger technique course run by Kaz Hall and she used these and I must admit I did fall for them a little, so thank you very much Santa for bringing me some.
I won't bore you with the details of how these are done, 'cos most of you will already know, and if not the techniques are in Tim's book and I'm sure his Creative Chemistry courses (which I really must sign up for). 
For this one I've used Oh... Tree
Row of Numbers
Crow Line
and French Text
This one is using
Journey Collage
and A Heart
And finally Medium Bee
and Beauty Verse

So now I have two pages done of my tag book. I'm still loving the first one with 
Rootie Toot
Henny Penny
Superhero Text
Cat Family
Dog Family

This was a great challenge Kaz, thank you.
Now for the rules... they're really simple but very important, real stamps only please not digi images, and please put the number of the challenge you are entering when you link up, for example this one is SDC130. If you don't your entry will be deleted, and no one wants that.
So get your stamps out and join in, as always there are 2 $30 gift certificates for the lucky winners each month.
Hope you have a fab week, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. These are just beautiful, I love each and every one of them. I too am a fanatic of the paints! They are wonderful.

  2. They're all so beautiful Sue :)

    xx Arwen

  3. Beautiful tags Sue and lots more Stampotique stamps I need!! Happy New Year xx

  4. Love your tag, they are great !
    Corrie x

  5. Your tag book is coming along fantastically, great tags! Hugs, Valerie

  6. Love your tags, they are going to be gorgeous all together! Glad you liked the challenge xxx

  7. Oooh might just have to pinch this idea of putting 3 tags onto a large tag, great way to display them.

    Love your backgrounds, and yeah you defo do need distress paints, they are fab and T!m does cover them in CC102 which you really must take.

    Sam xxx

  8. I have a very small handful of the TH Distress Paints, and I love them, too, Sue. I use them sparingly! Love the tags you have made for this challenge! Great images, great color, great tags!!

  9. The colours of your tags are just lovely ... Think I must do one of Tim's courses !

  10. Oh hunny these are brilliant each and every tag is stunning hugs cheryl x

  11. These are soooooo fabulous!

    I love your backgrounds and the stamps you used.

    I am so glad I don't have to choose a favorite, as it would be an impossible task!

  12. They are gorgeous, the backgrounds look wonderful. This year I am determined to get some Stampotique stamps, been wanting them for so long.

  13. Terrific ideas and images and the tag book looks very interesting-can't wait to see it finished

    Love Chrissie x

  14. You're so good at making tags Sue. love all of these!!!

  15. Love love love them too!!!! What a great book of tags you are going to have soon!! Hugs, Coco xx

  16. I'm another triple-lover of these tags, Sue - they are absolutely outstanding! Fabulous use of the paints, amazing colour combos, brilliant stamping - who could ask for anything more?!
    Alison xx


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