Spiderman is having me for dinner tonight…

Hello there, don’t be scared! It’s just a journal page dedicated to ‘Lullaby’, a song that is very special to me because it introduced me to The Cure in 1989 and I’ve been a big fan of their music ever since. We will even be heading to the UK for a special concert in the Royal Albert Hall in March…I’m so looking forward to it!

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This is my entry for the current ‘Rock N Rolla challenge’ at the Smeared and Smudged forum.  I’d also like to enter this page into the ‘Hit the right note’ challenge currently running on the Craftitude challenge blog.

Here’s the video that inspired me :

Stamps Used

  • Music notes: Katzelkraft
  • Spider, small splatter: Martha Stewart
  • Texture stamps: Stampers Anonymous
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Corset

Well, after yesterday’s rather masculine ATC, I thought it’d be fun to share a very feminine one today:

I first sponged the background using distress ink, stamped some background images and brushed purple perfect pearls onto the wet ink. Unfortunately you can’t see the shine. I added a silver heat embossed flourish in two of the corners. Then I stamped ‘Garnitures Fantaisies’ with white Stazon on acetate and I mounted the acetate on the background. I stamped and coloured the corset, cut it out and added the stitches before mounting it onto the acetate.

I’d like to enter this ATC in the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Script background, purple flourish : Crafty Individuals
  • Damask background: Prima
  • Garniture fantaisies, silver swirls: Oxford Impressions
  • Torn paper: Scrolls Work
  • Corset: Hampton Art

 

Stampotique butterfly easel ATC

Here’s my first easel ATC:

This time I’ve really stepped out of my comfort zone. Let me explain you why:

  • Pink is a colour that I don’t use very often
  • I usually create my own stamped backgrounds, but this time I used patterned papers instead
  • I hardly ever use any embellishments, let alone create my own, but for this atc I created my own flowers using the Tim Holtz flower diecut  following the first couple of steps of this tutorial. It looks more difficult than it is, you really should give it a try!
  • I’ve never created folded cards before, so this is my first easel ATC based on this tutorial and I must say it was great fun!

I’d like to enter this atc into the following challenges:

Heartfelt thanks

Wow, what a creative week it’s been: this is my 5th blog post! I’d like to share with you a card using the techniques explained by Kate Crane in her dvd ‘Art journaling: right from a blank page’. It’s my first attempt at using gesso and acrylic paints and adding texture in several ways.

It’s my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Weasel by Stampotique
  • Texture stamps by Tim Holtz

Pink & brown vintage lady

It’s International Women’s Day today, so why not share a feminine ATC (oh so un-like me!):

I created this vintage ATC in shades of pink (Tattered Rose Distress Ink & Stucco Colorbox) and brown (Vintage Sepia Versafine) for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Vintage lady: Stamp It Crazy
  • Swirls: Oxford Impressions (Le Beau Monde)
  • Diva: Stamp Camp

Love is…

This is what I’ve been up to on Valentine’s day:

Valentine’s absolutely not my favourite theme and pink not my favourite colour, but I must admit, I had great fun creating these pages and they are so “me”! The background was created using aquarel pastels. I cut out a heart in paper and used it as a mask. The Stampotique characters are heat embossed in black and coloured with aquarel pastels and perfect pearls. I used an old creditcard to smear Pearl acrylic paint all over the pages and stamped the sequin waste (Scrolls Work), splatters (Darkroom door) and circles & heart (Stampers Anonumous). In real life, there’s quite a bit of bling involved thanks to the Pearl paint dabbers and the perfect pearls.

I’d like to enter these pages to :

Do you know what the best part is? My boyfriend didn’t mind me having fun with my inks, paints and stamps on Valentine’s Day, for we do indeed think alike!

Girly Stampotique ATC

The past fortnight Stampotique wanted to see “girly girl” themed creations. Not exactly my cup of tea, but I’m always in for a challenge. When I think of “girly”, I think of pinkish and purplish colours and lots of glitter and bling.

So here she is, my “girly” Moth Fab:

I’d also would like to enter this ATC to “Lots to Do” who’d like to see our favourite technique.

I’ve been creating a whole series of Stampotique ATCs using this technique… I heat embossed the girl on black  cardstock, painted her with bleach and then I painted her clothes and hair using Perfect Pearls (mixed with water).

For the background I used another of my favourite techniques: I painted it with Twinkling H2Os. Then I stamped the dots in white ink and heat embossed them using holographic embossing powder.  I finished my ATC by adding some girlish baubles.

And last but not least, I created a special edge. Therefore, I’d also like to enter this ATC to the Rainbow Lady‘s “Edge it” challenge.