Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SDC210; Anything goes

Kim says "anything goes" this week for SDC210.  For this challenge I am featuring two of Daniel's fantastic images Dwindled and Liaka in a somewhat offbeat anniversary card.
Amy's antique description is stamped over a swirl of dried Dylusions sprays.  Collage bits and a hand drawn border is added to complete the composition. "So good together" is printed from the computer.
Anything goes this week at the Stampotique Designer's challenge.  Enter today for a chance to win a voucher for some cool stamps in our monthly drawing.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 2015 Blog Hop

You have arrived at the new release blog hop to Stampotique's 2015 summer release.  The design team has some amazing samples ahead.  I hope you enjoy the hop.

My little mixed media card features Magda's darling Mr. Owl.  He's sure to be a Stampotique favorite. I had initially made this in a small art journal but decided to turn it into a card.  The wide open spaces in this little guy makes it a joy to color.

From here you will hop over to see 
Coby van Willigenburg  and continue the hop to see more examples from our amazing team.

As always, Stampotique will be giving away a $30 gift certificate for stamps and a grab bag of stamps on two of the blogs-but you won't know which ones they are so stop by and visit them all.  We will pick the winners on our first challenge in September.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

SDC 208; Animal

Stampotique has so many unique animal stamps. Jackie is our hostess this week and would like to see us use one in a stamped creation.

For this mini art journal page I began with drips from Inktense blocks. I layered my background with acrylic paints and scraps.  Stampotique stamps used are:
  1. Little bird
  2. Welcome to my garden
  3. Feline
Please grab your animal stamps and join us in Jackie's animal challenge,

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Remembering Lily Blog Hop

Like many of you, I did not have the pleasure of knowing Lily Chilvers, but one could not help knowing of her from the world she created in her art.  Learning of her passing struck deep emotions, someone so beautiful, so young, so creative -- we question why?  While we will never know those answers we hope that she continues to invent and create in a beautiful heaven we are yet to know.
"Hearts to heaven" is my tribute to Lily.  It represents the lives she has touched and the love we are sending her and her family in this tribute.  I think you will all agree that the world has lost a special person and talent.  As her family and close loved ones carry their grief, let us all take a moment to honor her in hope that it may lift their spirits and bring some comfort.

May Lily live on forever in her art.  Sending thoughts and comforting prayers to her loving family.

Today we are remembering Lily Chilvers a truly beautiful artist and soul taken from us too soon.
To honour Lily we are sharing projects we have made in her memory using the wonderful, whimsical and wacky art she shared with us all.

Blog Hop List

Laura Holland

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SDC206; Under the Sea

Kristen is hostess for the SDC206 Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  Kristen says she loves the calm and soothing feeling of the ocean and finds this as her happy place.  I'm inclined to agree that the ocean creates a peace and calm life nothing else.

I began this piece with wet on wet Inktense blocks on watercolor paper.  Then I lightened the color up with layers of Gelatos wiped with a baby wipe.  Amy Wilson Wellenstein's Tangled was stamped on the background with white pigment and embossed to create a dreamy ocean.  Amy's fish images Caerleon and Gawan were stamped and colored with Copics.

Share your version of under the sea or ocean inspired art and have a chance to win a $30 voucher to perhaps some ocean themed stamps in our monthly drawing. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Simple prompt Sunday; Rotate, flip!

Today I have a teaching moment for Simple Prompt Sunday. 
Digi newbies are just learning how versatile digi stamps can be.  With the ability to resize to customize for your projects, ease of storage, economic sense, digis are becoming more popular.
But today I challenge you to have a little more fun.  Here is a link to my YouTube station where you will see how I rotate and flip images.

For today's image (again please excuse phone quality pic that is degraded by emailing to myself) I am using a 'morning doodle' that is a freebie located in the file section of the Vera Lane Studio FaceBook group.
I duplicated the image, rotated and added scraps and pen to create an address frame for an envelope.

Simple Prompt:
I am challenging you to change up any VLS image with a rotation or flip!  Feel free to use the digi provide in my file section on FB or any other VLS digi.
Happy Sunday.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Simple prompt Sunday; Put a hat on it

Hat from #Realmen , Cat from #Girlandcatwithpartyhats
cloud from #allthings  (house is inactive)
This is our third Simple Prompt Sunday and I hope more of you will be playing along.  It wonderful to see how Vera Lane Studio sets are mixed and matched to create new scenes.  I love seeing your unique vision, style, coloring and techniques.  From newbies to advanced designers, the learning and sharing that is taking place is really quite lovely.

Simple Prompt: 
Put a hat on it! 
Be creative.  Pick a VLS character or your choice and add a hat, a headpiece, a crown or a bow.  Have FUN and don't forget to post!