Saturday, August 12, 2017

Word Up Weekend!

Time for more wonderful words, brought to you by Stampotique! This week I just just a cute and simple greeting card. I even went  a bit old school for me and used designer papers.

I love the idea of a snarky greeting card and I thought this sentiment went perfectly with these adorable trees. I can imagine the more mature tree being irritated by the overly excited tiny tree.

And, check it! I even got out my crop-o-dile and used eyelets! Long live the eyelet!

I hope you are having a great weekend and that no one is getting on YOUR last nerve! Be sure to hop on over to our Facebook page and check out the other word up weekend offerings! An, of course, be sure to check out our shop each month for new and amazing sentiments and images!


Phrase Cube #3 (Stampotique)
Short/Tall Trees (Stampotique)
Color Box Ink
American Craft Eyelets
Pebbles Lakeside Paper Stack
Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss Paper Stack

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

SDC 279 Animals Only!

So, I am always haunting the clearance aisle, as a thrifty crafter, and this last week I found this amazing Heidi Swapp Instalove photo holder and it was so cheap that I just had to have it. I knew it was destined for Stampotique. My thought behind it was that it could be used to hold ATCs and display them.

So, on to the challenge at hand. Use ANIMALS. Well.....I feel like unicorns are for sure animals.
Yes, geek is showing. Ask me if I care....10 points if you can name this book. (yes, movie too)

ANYhow. So I colored up our adorable unicorn with copic markers. I must get back into the habit of using copic markers. It is so fun to color and watch an image come to life.  I also used one of our new hashtag sentiments. I stamped #artwork onto a gesso treated veneer. Some fun papers,  washi tape and, of course, BLING...
I even had some amazing GOLD glitter flaked paper that was perfect for the edging. My Tombow adhesive is amazing for stuff like this! Take note!! Oh, and a sweet paper flower.
See how perfect this is for holding ATCs?? It would be a great project for those of you that love ATC swapping as much as I do! Someday I will post a video if my amazing year of swapping!
Alright! I hope this inspires you to get creating with all of your amazing animal stamps and papers and things! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created and be sure to link up when you get your projects done!


Unicorn: Stampotique
#artwork: Stampotique
Heidi Swapp Instalove Tall Photo Display
Some Odd Girl Designer Paper
Heidi Swapp Washi Tape
Glitter Paper
Copic Markers
Tombow Glue
Color Box Black Ink
Various Bling

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Word Up Weekend!

So, as most of you know, we just had another release over at Stampotique. This week, for Word Up Weekend I used ""Wonky Town" to create a mail art envelope.

I thought that this sentiment, "shut the front door" was doubly amusing when paired with the houses. I pieced the houses with various dylusions ink papers to create a more dimensional look. I also decided to use one of the houses for the shipping label. Same with the sentiment.

I can't wait to send this off to its new owner, but they have to wait just a bit longer.

I hope this inspires you! Be sure to hop over to our Facebook page to check out more word up weekend posts! And, of course, our shop is loaded with sentiments! Have a great weekend!


Funky Town (Stampotique)
Phrase Cube #2 (Stampotique)
Hanging Hearts (Stampotique)
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Color Box Ink
Acrylic Gesso
Tombow Glue

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Word Up Weekend....Need Coffee!

Hello, hello! It is that time of week again....Word Up Weekend! 

I bought some new inks...shocking, I know...but I really didn't have any distress inks and when I saw that ALL of Tim Holtz Distress Inks were 2 dollars off retail at Hobby Lobby, I had to have them. I will probably go get more. Hopefully this means that here in TN we will finally be getting the new Oxide Inks. 

So, I used these 3 colors to create a fun splattered background and also stamped my sentiment AND my bird image onto what was left. Oh, and layered strips on top of vellum that I burned....with fire...
 That's makes a really cool texture and scorch look. I doodled on the strips of paper with my paint pen, know...was fun. I chose this sentiment and bird because, well, they go amazingly well together, but additionally, my son knows and says often, "No coffee, no works!" and, I thought it applied here. HAHA
Be sure to head over to our Stampotique FB page and check out all of the other wonderful word up weekend projects! Who knows what may strike your fancy?


Cocoa Bird: Stampotique
Coffee Quote (Phrase Cube #2) Stampotique
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Peacock, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral
American Crafts Eyelets
Color Box Ink

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SDC 278 Use Some Kind Of Tape

Or, as I like to call them, WASHI TAPE WONDERS! Seriously. I have half a dresser drawer of washi tape that doesn't get used nearly enough anymore. SOOO, I am in love with this challenge. Did you know we also had a new release this month over at Stampotique? This has to be one of my FAVE releases. So many wonderful pieces of art to play with!

It is a bit more busy than anticipated but it is sooo sweet so how can you be upset, right? I used 4 different kinds of washi tape and then stamped our new hastag stamps over a stenciled background.This new little angel girl is also one of our latest release stamps. I colored her with soft colored pencils. Wanted it to be soft and sweet, just like the image. 
I really hope the recipient of this envelope is happy. It is to make her happy. I love having a few pen pals now. Pen pals are awesome! Annnnnd having a pen pal gives you a reason to create MAIL ART!!! See how that works together? ;)

Please make sure to check out the other design team members for their wonderful creations and break out some Washi tape of your own!! We want to see how creative you can be! Happy taping!


Angel Girl (Stampotique)
Hashtags (Stampotique)
Hanging Hearts (Stampotique)
Americana Acrylic Paint
Color Box Black Ink
Various Washi Tape
Crayola Colored Pencils
Star Stencil

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fantastic Fabric ATCs

This month for the ATC swap over at Stampotique we tried to come up with something a little bit different. So, I asked my husband to give me ideas. He said, "What about fabric?" Still high off my banner for the blog hop I said, "Yes! That is perfect!" So back to my scrap fabric stash I went.

I recently ordered a few new stamps from Stampotique and this puppy was needing to be on this ATC....and...given his position....I thought the, "pull my finger" stamp was just about perfect.

The only paper used on this ATC was for the back (stampted ATC back) and the dog and sentiment. The rest is fabric, interfacing, thread and twine. Oh, and a bit of acrylic paint and watercolor. I really hope that my partners enjoy these.
Additionally, it is Word Up Weekend once again over at Stampotique so..."Pull My Finger"....::snicker:: These ATCs were a blast to make so maybe in the future I will create more. Fabric is just as fun as paper, and we ALL know how I feel about paper!
Happy weekend, happy sentiments know...if you gotta....pull my finger!

Floating Dog: Stampotique
"Pull My Finger": Stampotique
Various Joann Fabric Fabrics
Tim Holtz Twine
Color Box Ink
Faber Castell Gelatos

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stampotique Blog Hop

Stampotique Design Team Announcement and Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to the blog. We are so excited because today we are announcing our new design team and we will be having a Blog Hop

We would first like to extend a fond farewell to some of our current team. We are blessed here at Stampotique to have so many wonderful and talented ladies on our team and we are always heartbroken when we have to say goodbye.
Saying goodbye for now but maybe not forever to:

Samantha Read
Kathi Rerek
Gay Peplow
Gloria Steiger
Tera Calihan
Julie Steed
Corrie Herriman

We are so happy to have had these ladies on our team, thank you all so much for lending us your talents. We hope you have wonderful success in whatever adventure are to come.

Now onto our new team and Blog Hop……. Our new team will be showing off Stampotique’s new stamps for July and will be showcasing their talents. Make sure to leave a comment on each blog. We will be doing a random drawing for:

1.     A Stampotique Grab Bag
2.     A 30.00 Gift Certificate to the online Stampotique Store

You will not know which blog we are drawing from so leave a comment on each one. Come back here on Friday July 8th to see if you won!!
 The Blog Hop line-up and new teammies are:

Arwen McCullen
Karen Hayselden
Nellie Van Leeuwen
Cassandra Sloan
Jo Capper-Sandon
Michele Kosciolek
Cornelia Wenokor
Jools Robertson
Milo Lilja
Gemma Maggs
Valerie Wilson
Yvonne Baas
Cheetarah Cheda
Elena Martynova

We are thrilled and SO excited about this new team. Some ladies have re-joined us from our previous team and some are new to us.

Please bid a warm welcome to them! I think you will enjoy all their different esthetics and the many ways they show off the Stampotique’s line of stamps.
Again – be sure to hop to each blog and leave a comment then come back here and let us know what you thought.

Have fun!!!

Omgosh, so July is huge for Stampotique so I wanted to make something a bit more special for our big month. Not only are we having a massive release, we have new DT members! It is So huge! Guys, I am so sad to see some of my team mates go, but thankful to get to stick around and excited to get to design with new talent. <3

For my project, I chose to use one of our new images with a few of our older images. When I saw "Floating", I knew he had to be partnered with "Smile". Like brothers. SO sweet!! I also decided to try something I have never done before and make a mixed media banner with fabric scraps and paper. Oh, and a stick from my yard and some scrap lace.

This was SO fun to make and I really cannot wait to create another! It was so easy and so fun and kind of....I dunno, its just neat. I am thinking this may hang on our door for Valentine's Day next year! I think the sentiment goes well too and it is good for any time. I used my zig zag stitch to attach it to the banner. 
 And srsly, look at these lil guys!!! How sweet are they together! It was like they were meant to be! And the wings on the heart is kind of awesome, if I do say so myself! I colored the images lightly with Copics, but just enough to make them come to life. I didn't want to over-do it.

So, onto the next person, Sternenglanz I hope you have a blast with this blog hop!! Happy hopping!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Word Up Weekend

So this weekend my post is, hopefully, an inspiring card! We over at Stampotique just had a release and this beautiful tree-line was one of the new stamps. What I love about this stamp is that it could be used for literally any and all seasons, serious and not...very versatile. The sentiment is also from Stampotique from our May release.

Can you see the snow? It is 3-D! I love my snow pen. Color where you want the snow or the puffiness to be and activate with your heating tool and poof! Snow! Or icing...or...whatever!
 For my background I used Lindy's Stamp Gang products. We collaborated with them a few months ago and I loved their products so much that I ordered more. So I used sprays as watercolors and also used magical shakers and the sidewalk chalk white magical. SO excited with the way it all turned out!
So yea, there you have it! Word up weekend and watercolors!! Makes a happy stamper! Be sure to pop over to Stampotique's Facbook page too to see more wonderful words and projects! Each weekend there is something new!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SDC 276 Stencil It!

This month Stampotique is collaborating with Eileen Hull. We were given some very wonderful die cuts to play with, not the least of which was this wonderful Passport Book cut. I admit, I was a bit perplexed at first as, I have never bound a book in my life. It was for certain a learning curve, but in the end I am pleased with the results.
I decided to create a recipe book/journal. I used one of our new release images from Daniel Torrente at Stampotique. Don't you just love this adorable stove?? It has myriad possibilities.
I used several stencils on this book and I love how each page turned out. The words were created using our Alphabet Background. I stamped the background and then cut each stamped letter out to create each word. I regret that my ink was running low, but I kind of like the distressed look.
For the first two pages I, of course, used stencils, also an envelope and more stamps. I used Tera Callihan's Cupcake Girl from Stampotique and more words from my alpha stamping. I love how the cupcake girl pops off of the stenciled background.
So for this page, of course, more stenciling as well as Stampotique's cupcake (from Terri Richardson). How much more perfect could a cupcake be for a food book? Especially one this scrumptious! See the tab here and the latch and label on the book? Those also came with the journal from Eileen.
I like how happy and cheerful the book is. .Would make me want to cook! And I am not that good of a cook, haha. Just ask my little boy! ;)

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team as well. Lots of beautiful work to be sure! Also, make sure you join our Facebook page in order to see much more inspiration as well as ATC swaps monthly! 

Eileen Hull Passport Book Die Cuts
Copic Markers
Dylusions Keyholes Small Stencil
Balzar Designs Mini Numbers Stencil
Faber Castell Arrows Stencil
Heidi Swapp Triangles Stencil
Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint
Lindy's Spray Ink
Color Box Black Ink
Pom Pom Trim (target)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Word Up Weekend

I'm Baaa-aaaakkk!!! So this weekend I have another wonderfully snarky sentiment from Stampotique.

For this card I went simple and classic. I wanted it to look serious and read the sentiment. HA.  If you can look close you can see I used vellum over watercolor.

I even pulled out the eyelets for this one!! This card turned out so fun! And you can't help but laugh at the sentiment. Lick the windows. Haha. Silliness.

Hope you have a great weekend, SUNSHINE!


Quotes #1 (Stampotique)
Color Box Black Ink
Faber Castell Gelatos
American Crafts Eyelets
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Bakers Twine

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Word Up Weekend!

Hello!! Its that fun time again where you learn how many amazing Stampotique sentiments there are! This project also happens to double as a texture ATC project. I love that Stampotique has ATC swaps every month.  Click the link and join! SO many talented artist participate each month! <3

So for my texture I used texture paste with a stencil (colored the paste with Lindy's) and then I used green flocking on the feathers.
I used Kassa's feather stamps in conjunction with Dina Wakely's flying bird stencil. I water-colored the feathers and then added a touch of flocking to them. Looking at them now, they also could double as ferns. I liked the words from the "barcode" stamp set (stampotique). Not sure why, but the popped out at me.
I tried to get a side view so you can see the texture. I tried to make the paste extra thick too. After not being overly inspired when I started, I really like the end result. I hope whomever I am partnered with likes them a well.
Happy weekend!!!


Feather (Stampotique)
Barcode Text
Dina Wakely Birds Stencil
Color Box Black Ink
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Saker
Studio G Flocking
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Ranger Texture Paste
Faber Castell Gelatos

Saturday, June 3, 2017

June Release and Word Up Weekend

I am back and it is not only Word Up Weekend but we just had another wonderful release at Stampotique! Loads of new, fabulous stamps to be had, but 2 of my favorites are these two feathers.

I also used an older sentiment for my words this weekend. They belong with these feathers, wouldn't you say? I used ink sprays and gelatos for the background here and used gelatos to make the feathers and words pop a bit with just a sprinkling of bling. This card is all wrapped up in whimsy.

Be sure to pop over to the Stampotique website and check out all of our latest images! Happy weekend!


Color Her Soul: Stampotique
Kassa's Feathers: Stampotique
Tattered Angels Ink Sprays
Faber Castell Gelatol
Color Box Black Ink
Bristol Smooth Paper
Various Sequins and Bling

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SDC 274 Oldie But A Goodie

So, awhile back I realized I had lost one of my most favorite Stampotique quotes and I was so bummed! When this challenge came up the first thing I lamented to myself that this sentiment would have been perfect. Thankfully, I was able to find it and I was so excited! It was the perfect sentiment for this beautiful tea cup from our latest release.

I used a blank wooden piece and created this plaque hanger. It was such a joy to work with this sentiment and this new tea cup. I tried to use subtle colors and make it feel like a tea party. And of course, flowers and twine.

I used gelatos to water color the tea cup and inks and a nail file to distress the edges of the papers and make it feel shabby chic.I really loved how it turned out and this may find its way to my mother for Mother's Day. ;)

Be sure to check out our entire new release and stay tuned for next month's release as well! We hope you enjoy this challenge and, as always, you can see the rest of the design team's work on our Designer Challenge Blog, or on my sidebar here :)


Tea Cup: Stampotique
Enjoy Today: Stampotique
Faber Castell Gelatos
Prima Flowers
Decorative Papers
Memento Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Twine
Adhesive Gems and Pearls

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Word Up Weekend Ya'LL!!

Word up weekend time once again and I am here with a more masculine card and colors way out of my comfort zone but in the end I sure loved it.

I really love this image from Daniel Torrente (Cranium). I thought this sentiment went perfectly. For the background I used another image from Stampotique (Smile) and only stamped his head over and over to make it look like he had voices in is head as well as Bla Bla sentiment. All of these stamps are from Stampotique. I love how this card ended up coming together in the end.


Cranium (stampotique)
Quotes #1 (Stampotique)
Smile (Stampotique)
Bla Bla Bla (Stampotique)
Memento Ink
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Watercolor Pencils
Dove Blender Pen
Various sequins and veneers

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Word Up Weekend!

Its the weekend....and I need coffee...I imagine most of you do as well.  This time around for Word Up Weekend I created a ATC using one of our new release sentiments. It is so perfect and I believe I will find myself using it a lot.

For the ATC itself, I used Yupo paper and alcohol inks. This side of the paper was originally my mess up but the more I looked at the design the more it grew on me. I also liked that they were colors outside of my normal theme. And guys, can you believe that I pulled out my VELLUM?!?! WOW!! I colored this lil guy with gelatos as well.
Really enjoyed creating this card and can't wait to make more projects with this fun and quirky sentiment! Have a great weekend guys!!

Ingredients Used:

Smile, Stampotique
Phrase Cube #2, Stampotique
Yupo Paper
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
Faber Castell Gelatos
Color Box Black Ink
Ranger Archival Black Ink

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Word Up Weekend

Here we are again! Another great day to show off our awesome sentiments over at Stampotique!

This week I am showcasing 2 new stamps from our latest release. A sentiment and an image. I used them to make 2 new ATCs.
For the background I used Magic Shaker in Black Forest Black from Lindy's Stamp gang, who, Stampotique has partnered with recently. I LOVE all of the colors in that shaker! I can't wait to buy more!

I colored Isabelle with Crayola colored pencils. The image reminded me of a little girl and how she may draw herself so I used simple coloring to add to that whimsy. I also left the background simple to let the image and sentiment be front and center.
And, of course, the sentiment NEEDED sequins.Just sayin....Don't let anyone dull your sparkle.. ;) I hope these make you smile and, who knows?? One of these may find their way to you someday!


Phrase Cube #2: Stampotique
Isabelle: Stampotique
Magical Shaker, Black Forest Black, Lindy's Stamp Gang
Strathmore Paper, Bristol Smooth
Crayola Colored Pencils
Ranger Black Ink

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For The Boys: SDC 273

Sometimes when I need to make something masculine I get a bit stumped. Not because I have no boys or men in my life, son is a bit different than some boys. He loves Legos and action figures but can't stand most sports and would rather play My Little Pony than throw a football most of the time, which, I am entirely okay with.

THIS time, however, I was really inspired. My son received this gift card and holder for Christmas from his great aunt and I was immediately sure I had to make one. Like, HAD to. The rocket takes off! That's awesome!
So, much to my son's dismay, I messed it up to reverse engineer it. He will survive, I wager. ;)

Anyway, I broke out the designer paper and got to work. One I was able to get a working prototype everything was a breeze. I, of course, used Stampotique's ADORABLE rocket ship and I used my favorite Stampotique quote for the front. And see those planets behind the rocket? They are actually from one of our recent releases. It is actually a neat stamp with sweet circles with different patterns but I decided to re-purpose them.
 Now, to save it for an occasion. Maybe for my baby boy. ;) Or....I might keep it....cause I kinda love it. Hhaa. Anyone else have this problem when they craft? Be sure to participate in our challenge case then you have a chance to WIN stuff! So....DO It!


Rocket Ship: Stampotique
Live For Today Quote: Stampotique
Patterned Circles: Stampotique
Kraft Kuts Paper by Jodi Sanford (Fancy Pants Designs)
Core'D Nations Green Card Stock
Versa Magic "Tea Leaves" Ink
Color Box Black Ink
Faber Casteall Gelatos
Bakers Twine
Wood Veneers

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Word Up Weekend!

So, this week my word up weekend post is a bit more serious. Sympathy cards are not something we like to think about having a need for, but it IS something that is needed. I am, however, still just outside the box enough to not use calm colors I WILL be creating something more calm but not this time.

In the past when someone close to me passed away I really felt like the endless parade of bland cards, while sweet and thoughtful, were just as depressing as the thing I was going through. That is why I used bright colors for this card. While we know that someone you care about passing on is an incredibly sad thing, a bright spot in your day while grieving can mean the world.

So, out came the copics. It took a few tries to get the look I was going for. Too long with no practice! I MUST put that on my list of things to do this year. COLOR with my COPICS more!
In the end, I used one of my Dylusions backgrounds I really loved the purple with the yellow and how it set off the wing circle. Did I mention that this sentiment circle is from our latest May release? The wing AND the sentiment come together. 2 for 1? Yes!!
I figured that the stamps needed to speak for themselves so I tried to keep the card simple over-all. I hope against hope that I will never need to use this card, but if the time does come when this card is needed, I hope that the person receiving it will enjoy the bright spot in their day.

Sympathy Circle: Stampotique
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Color Box Ink
Copic Markers
Bakers Twine
Adhesive Gems

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Word Up Weeked

So, here I am again, time for Word Up Weekend and I find myself using an oldie but a goodie, once again. I really love this sentiment.

This week I decided to create and art journal style page. This week my son was so enamored with outdoor things that I was inspired to create a whimsical page for him and no sentiment but this one would do.

 I created baby wipe flowers and made a huge mess with the multi media and it was a blast!

I really tried to capture the essence of my boy blowing his dandelion puff but my printer wasn't having it so I used a marker to kind of draw your attention to what is going on in the photo. See the word "wish"? It was created using the background alpha stamp that came out this month. I stamped it out and cut out the letters from card-stock to create my own word. LOVE multi-use stamps!

I plan to find a frame and hang this one. (Maybe after getting the photo printed somewhere else...) I love how it all came together! Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check out our facebook page for more fun word up weekend projects!

Ingredients Used:

Enjoy Today, Stampotique
Alpha Background, Stampotique
Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink Spray
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker
Tim Holtz Rays Stencil
Dina Wakely Bird Stencil
Diane Revealy Large Triangle Stencil
Flow Magazine Paper
Ranger Texture Paste
Paper Studio Gesso
Tim Holtz Twine
Baby Wipe Flowers
Corrugated Cardboard

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SDC 271 Bling It On

Oh, dear. I think we all know how I feel about bling. This challenge was for sure, for me. We recently had a new release and one of my favorite stamps was this cupcake girl. It made for the perfect birthday card!

I colored her with my copic markers. She is a dream to color and I love her little buck teeth. I used as many kinds of bling as would fit onto this card to make it bling-y.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team (on the left-hand side of my blog) So much inspiration to be seen!! Thanks for stopping by!


Cupcake Girl: Stampotique
Studio Calico Atlantic Collection Paper
Paper Studio Paper Frame
Kaiser Craft Sparklets
Adhesive Gems and Studs
Copic Markers
Color Box Black Ink

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Word Up!

Its that time again! Starting to really, really enjoy these word up weekends over at Stampotique. It gives me a chance to showcase some of our most snarky (as well as sweet) sentiments. Stampotique has quite a wide range sentiments.

This week I chose one of our new snarky sentiments from our latest sentiment cube. This particular sentiment is the partner to the saying, "Aren't you a little ray of sunshine" and takes it one step further. Love it!!

I also used this adorable Cooee, another of our newest April release. I used my gelatos to watercolor him. I really liked the way he turned out. I used stencils and paint as well as some  crackle paint to create the background for the base. Of course I used my ray stencil with the black crackle paint to create the rays of black. 
At first I was a bit unsure of the black with the orange, teal and green...I didn't want it to end up too Halloween-y but in the end, I feel like it all came together well and that the idea was put across well. 

Now, to update my eyeglasses prescription so I can sit and read for long periods of time again. 


Cooee: Stampotique
Phrase Cube 2: Stampotique
Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint
Americana Acrylic Paint
Color Box Ink
Lindy's Stamp Gang Black Forest Black Magical Shaker
Faber Castell Gelato
Posca White Paint Pen
Ranger Crackle Paint
American Crafts 
Balzar Designs Number Stencil
Tim Holtz Ray Stencil
Bakers Twine
Micro Fine Glitter

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Lindy's Color Challenge For April

Good morning, all! I am so excited to finally get to share this secret! Stampotiqu and Lindy's Stamp Gang have collaborated to bring you something extra special this month! The Stampotique ladies were sent some of the most amazing mixed media products that I have gotten to play with in a very long time!!  Will you just look at this deliciousness??
Of course, the color palate we were sent was perfect for the April color challenge that Lindy's has running. I love this color combination. I would never have thought to put that green in there. Perfection!

For my project I really wanted to showcase the versatility of not just Stampotique stamps, but the versatility of Lindy's products. I started with a blank chipboard frame slathered with acrylic gesso. (when in doubt, gesso!!!) I used my Flat Fabio Raspberry Lemonade. Such a gorgeous pink! Yumm-O!! I then watered it down and let it run all over, using the heat gun to move the color around. I created about 3 layers this way. 

So, my favorite product that I have tried from Lindy's has to be the magic shakers. LOOK at how many colors are magically in the Black Forest Magic Shaker, guys!!! 
 Seriously, will you just LOOK at this MAGIC up in here?? My mind almost literally exploded when I tried the Magic Shaker the first time. I already have 2 more picked out to buy you guys. Seriously...
In the end, this was my base for my frame. I love how reactive the sprays are. Just a bit of water changes everything!! SO much fun!!
Now, for the details. We were sent a little jar of Magical in Sidewalk Chalk and admittedly, at first I was unsure why we would need white....MAN was I narrow-minded. After thinking on it I experimented. A bit of Starburst Spray in Hawaiian Blue with a pinch of Magical and poof, a goreous pastel blue that I could mix into my Ranger texture paste. It....was....gorgeous!!! I used my Dina Wakely arrow stencil and that blue really popped off of the frame.

Next I decided to use the Embossing Powder we were sent (Dandelion Yellow Green).  I grabbed one of our latest release stamps from Stampotique, a scrawling script background stamp and together these are really beautiful. The only trouble is, the subtle color doesn't pick up on photo the way it does in real life so, you will just have to trust me when I tell you how beautiful it is. Subtle is good.Not to mention, I have used quite a few embossing powders in my day but this one, because of  how fine it is, has the best coverage before and after heating that I have ever used.
I used all 3 sprays, the Flat Fabio, and both Starburst sprays to water color these sweet flowers from Stampotique. I have been wanting to use this stamp for what feels like forever and this project was just the right thing. I ended up coloring 2 of them and really like how easily these sprays worked as watercolors. Additionally, I used some extra Hawaiian Blue texture paste on this vintage key. Gave it a more shabby look instead of a vintage look. The small flower here was created using a white paper flower and spraying it thoroughly with Starburst Spray in Rusty Lantern Lime. It is hard to tell, but that flower is so shimmery in the light!!
While researching Lindy's Stamp Gang I came across this really wonderful video showing how to create flowers from used baby wipes (used as in....painted and splattered, not used by babies). I knew I had to create a couple of these for this project. Using the sprays, of course. I used Rusty Lantern Lime and the Black Forest Magic Shaker on the paper frame.  
The end result is so wonderful! I will have to either gift this frame (this will be almost impossible) or, I will have to find the most wonderful photo. This frame is a statement piece all of it's own. It is difficult to see but the embossed script is on both top and bottom of the frame.
I really hope this inspires you to get messy and create something beautiful. Until this project I had no idea just how versatile all of the sprays and products really could be and I challenged myself to ONLY use the Lindy's products provided and was not at all disappointed. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised. So, thank you Lindy's Stamp Gang for teaming up with Stampotique. I see a new obsession in my future!


Kassa's Blossom: Stampotique
Script Background: Stampotique
Flat Fabio Raspberry Lemonade: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Stardust Spray Hawaiian Blue: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Stardust Spray Rusty Lantern Lime: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Magical Sidewalk Chalk Lindy's Stamp Gang
Magical Shaker Black Forest Black Lindy's Stamp Gang
Embossing Powder: Dandelion Yellow Green: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Jolee's Boutique/EK Success White Paper Flowers
Arrows Stencil: Dina Wakely
White Paper Frame: Jilli Bean Soup
Bakers Twine: Tim Holtz
Adhesive Pearls
Adhesive Gems
Star Sequins
Texture Paste: Ranger