Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Smile :)


It's my turn today for the Roc Nicholas design team, my mojo has gone walkies again so when choosing which stamp to work with I reached for one of my favourites - Blessed Skellie. I'm never quite sure if Skellie is male or female - happy or sad, which does make him/her very versatile!

You can find Blessed Skellie and Rocs other brilliant stamps right here at the Stampotique online store.

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Feeling a bit Frankensteiny!


One of the beauties of using stamps is that you don't always need to use the whole image, you can chop bits off and add things as you desire and make some weird and wonderful creatures.
This weeks challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog is 'Human with an animal head', it's a fun opportunity to play at being Victor Frankenstein! The challenge details can be found right here.
The possibilities are endless just have fun!
The stamps I used are:
Phoebe Doo and Heart Throb with Daniel's Hearts in the background.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Saturday, 5 November 2016

Out of this world veggies


A super quick Saturday afternoon canvas inspired by the film 'The Martian'. 
The Stampotique stamps I used are:
and Design Cube for the stars.
There are still a few days to enter the Outer Space challenge theme at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog, all the details can be found right here.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Outer Space

A new and exciting challenge begins today over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog with the theme of 'Outer Space', all of the details can be found right here.
I'm fascinated by all things space and can often be found in the garden with Poppy looking at the stars and the moon, when Poppy was a tiny pup I did try to teach her to howl at the moon :)


I would love to look up at the night sky and see these sorts of shenanigans going on!

The stamps I used are:

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx










Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Wicked Witch of the Rainbow

It's week two of the Hallowe'en challenge theme at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog.
I'm not a fan of spooky things or Hallowe'en so I stayed with a cute, whimsical style and The Wizard of Oz film popped in to my head, so here's a witch flying over a rainbow!


After my lolly sticks were glued in place I applied some texture paste through a stencil to create the flourish and painted it white all over. I drew the rainbow and coloured with watercolours. Every thing else was drawn or stamped on white card and coloured before gluing in place. The wire and beads turned it in to a decorative item - a witch is for life not just Hallowe'en ;)

The stamps I used are:
Monster News (for the bird)
and Agatha Star (the the star)

All of the challenge details can be found right here

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Trick or Treat

It's my turn today for the Roc Nicholas design team and because it's October Blessed Skellie
 came out to play and adorn this trick or treat bag.


You can find Blessed Skellie and all of Roc's wonderful stamp designs at Stampotique right here

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Little boat upon the sea

It's the second week of the 'Favourite Quote' challenge theme at Stampotique and I simply couldn't resist this little boat to go along with one of my favourite quotes from Kahlil Gibran.


So where is the quote?? These little box canvases are perfect for taking your design around and above:


To achieve a neat finish for my handwriting on such a rough surface, I wrote the quote on white tissue paper with a waterproof pen and then using plenty of PVA glue I stuck it in place, the tissue paper becomes invisible when the glue is dry.


I used lots of pastel coloured paints and Prismacolour pencils for colouring
and of course there is some glitter!!


The stamps I used are:
and Agatha Star (for the star)

Don't forget just by entering the challenge you are in with a chance of winning $30 - £23 approx to spend at the Stampotique online store. All of the details are right here.

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx





Saturday, 1 October 2016

Favourite Quote ....

 ..... is the new challenge theme over at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog, all of the details can be found right here


I thought I would try something quite different and went for a clean and simple design for this postcard - so hopefully the quote stays the focus. Although I couldn't help but add some little extras, I stitched the edges, added some texture paste through a stencil for the flourishes and of course a little glitter ;)
For more lovely Kahlil Gibran quotes click here


The stamps I used are: 

Don't forget that by entering the challenge you are in with a chance of winning a $30/£23 approx to spend at the Stampotique online store :)

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Thursday, 15 September 2016

#selfie


It's my turn today for the Roc Nicholas design team and I must admit to laughing so much whilst making this atc.
Rocs screaming bunny stamp is SO fun and whilst on jolly hollibobs recently, for the first time I saw someone using a selfie stick which was my inspiration.
All of Rocs stamps can be found right here at the Stampotique online store and Rocs fab blog is here.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Oh Christmas Tree

It's now the second week of the mail art challenge at Stampotqiue, this week I've opted for my ever favourite postcard!


I started with a piece of plain white card measuring 4 inches by 6 inches and I applied some texture paste through a stencil in the top left corner. I then painted the whole piece using black gesso, followed by white paint in the central part. I stamped the tree and coloured using Derwent watercolour pencils, they give this tree a really lovely, dreamy feel. 
To add finishing touches I added some glitter and glossy accents for shiny baubles, you've got to have shiny baubles right? :)


The stamps I used are:
Oh Christmas Tree and Design Cube for the stars.
All of the challenge details can be found right here