Friday, June 23, 2017

Little Friend ATC

I have been wanting the Medium and Little Bee stamps from Stampotique for so long.  I'm not sure what I was waiting for exactly but I finally bit the bullet and got them.  I had to have a little play with them right away, of course.  For me, ATCs are a perfect way to do that.

 I started with white cardstock which I sprayed with Distress Sprays - one as a base and the second through a stencil.  Next came some Distress inks through a different stencil.  I had scraps of grid paper left over from a project and I wiped some Distress Stain over that and ripped it into strips.  A dab of gold metallic paint through yet another stencil finished off the base.

Can you see the shimmer on my little friend's wings?  After I colored him with Copics I smooshed some Stickles onto the wings for a little badda bing, badda boom.  The wings are lifted off the base with adhesive foam tape.

To finish off the whole thing I wiped some more Distress Stain onto a white cardstock scrap and stamped the sentiment; then cut it up to make it fit onto the base.

I love how this turned out.  Nothing like some new rubber in the house to get the creative juices flowing!  :)

Thanks for stopping by today.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SDC 276: Stencil It!

As a special treat, the Stampotique Design Team is collaborating with Eileen Hull this month.  I've used the fabulous Heartfelt Journal die, along with Stampotique stamps, to create a gardening journal.

I have been intending to create a gardening journal for years in order to track what I've planted where in my garden and how they do there.  I used grid paper and well as plain copier paper in each of the three signatures.  I wanted to make a fancy schmancy binding too and love the way the criss cross design turned out.

Here's the inside cover:

Stamps used:
Daisy, Daisy
Texture Cube 1
Kate's Doodles Cube

In other news, this is my final post for Stampotique Design Team.  It's been a spectacular run and I've enjoyed being a part of this incredibly talented team.  The owners of Stampotique, Jim and Carol Ramsey, have been very generous and kind as well.  Thank you, Jim and Carol and the rest of the design team!