Puzzle your stamps

Tick tock, it’s time to share another card with you!

PuzzleYourStampsI created this card for a ‘Puzzle your stamps’ swap. Just stamp a variety of images, cut them into pieces and puzzle them together in order to create an imaginary character: it’s great fun and you’ll be amazed at the result!

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

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Make every minute count

Ready for another Stampotique-ATC? Ta-dah !

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The background has a very ‘rusty’ look and involves watercolour paper, embossing powder (and an iron) and lots of Distress ink.

This is my entry for the ‘anything goes’ challenge @ the Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge blog!

Stamps used

  • Boy: Stampotique
  • Clock (on background): Cherry Pie
  • Clock (on floor): The Artistic Stamper
  • Hourglass, roman numerals: Fusion art stamps

Time ATC

I’ve been posting lots of cards lately (which is very unlike me), so here’s an ATC:

Just in time for the following challenges:

The sentiment was computer generated. It refers to a song by The Rolling Stones.

Stamps & images used

  • Steampunk girl: Altered Artifacts
  • Frame: Stampers Anonymous
  • Crackle: Hampton art
  • Clock; Cherry Pie

Take time to just sit and watch

This fortnight, Artful Times challenge has chosen ‘time’ as a subject for their challenge. Here’s my ATC:

I’ve been reading a number of books, lately, on themes such as happiness, creativity, positive thinking and self development. In ‘100 % positivo’ by Leo Bormans, the author suggests that ‘sitting’ and ‘watching’ are verbs that depict a kind of philosophical attitude and he advises to take the time to both sit and to watch in an active way (of course we’re not talking about being a couch potato and watching television!). Anyway, that’s what inspired me in making this atc, featuring one of my new Artistic Stampers stamps (for I’ve recently won their candy and I couldn’t resist purchasing some extra rubber stamps). The image of the girl was provided by one of the Yahoo-groups I’m a member of.

Stamps used

  • Clock: Artistic Stamper
  • Roman numbers background: Fusion Art Stamps
  • Steampunk elements: Oxford Impressions

Live seconds as a lifetime

Some time ago, I made this gothic arch ATC tryptich for a personal swap:

Inside

Outside

I used several techniques: stamping with water, antique wallpaper technique featured in the Technique Junkie’s June/July 2010 newsletter, collage, …

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

I often find inspiration in song lyrics for my creations, and this particular one was inspired by ‘Endless skies’, a song by VNV Nation. I didn’t find an official video for this song, so I included the following one featuring the lyrics:

Running late

Just like the White Rabbit I’m running late! This is my ATC for the Sunday Stamper’s “Time” challenge:

I used a Tim Holtz mask and sponged the background with Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress inks. The white rabbit and the clock stamps are by Cherry Pie, the Roman numbers background is by Fusion Art Stamps.