Bright colours

Here’s my colourful card for this fortnight’s Stampotique designers challenge:

The background was created with Dylusions ink sprays. Absolutely love them, they are delightful to work with!


Butterfly up in the air

This is a colourful birthday card I made for the hostess of the yahoo-group “Creatief met Stempels” (who’s still looking for international ATC-swappers).  I guess, after several weeks of creating Christmas cards on cold winter evenings, I started dreaming of summer time.

I’d like to enter this card to the following two challenges:

Stamps used

  • Butterfly: Artistic Stamper
  • Design scrap: Stampers Anonymous
  • Sequin Waste: Scrolls Work
  • Swirl: Crafty Individuals
  • Text background: Judikens
  • Celebrate: Fiskars

Gothic arch “numbers”

I’m finally catching up with my gothic arches for Inkurable Stampers! Here’s my entry for the theme “numbers“.

As I created this colourful background and coloured the lovely umbrella girl with Distress inks, this will also be my entry “Simon Says stamp and show your Distress inks“. I just love the way Distress inks react to water!

Stamps used

  • Umbrella girl, numbered floor, swirls: Art Journey
  • Numbers: Inkadinkado

Odd bird

Here’s my odd bird for the Three Muses.  As you can see, I took this challenge quite literally. 🙂

For my background I sponged several colours distress ink and and sprayed it with water.  The border was stamped with scraps of unmounted rubberstamps and highlighted using a white gelpen. For the bird I combined an Arstitic stamper bird, the legs of  Stampotique’s “Moth Fab” and a hat by Scrollswork. The words are by Stampcamp.

More Stampotique

Can’t help it, I don’t seem te be running out of inspiration when it comes to using my Stampotique Stamps… Here’s another ATC, which I’d like to enter in the Stampotique Designer’s Challenge. This fortnight theme’s “freedom”. To me freedom means “being who you want to be” as opposed to “being who everyone else wants you to be”. There are no better stamps to illustrate this than those designed by Penney/Torrente.

Here’s my call to freedom:

I sprayed the background using four colours of glimmer mist and embossed it with my Big Shot using a Swirl Cuttlebug folder. I heat embossed “Moth Fab” on black cardstock using black embossing powder before bleaching the image. I painted the girl’s hair, clothes and handbag using Perfect Pearls mixed with water. I cut out the girl, decapitated her (Yes, I can be rather cruel sometimes) and glued her body to the background, her head slightly tilted and raised on 3d foam tape.

I added the sentiment, sprayed the flower using sunflower glimmer mist, attached it to the ATC and added a gemstone. For the stem and leaves I used stamps I made out of scraps of rubberstamp plates.