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


Friday, 2 September 2016

Sending a hug

This weeks challenge at Stampotique is Mail Art, which traditionally means sending a decorated/altered envelope through the post, I've twisted the rules ever so slightly and my mail art is this card I sent to a dear friend.


The stamps I used are:

Don't forget - just by entering the challenge you are in with a chance of winning $30/£22 to spend at the Stampotique online store, all of the challenge details can be found right here!

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx




Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Still quite dotty!


The polka dot challenge continues at Stampotique this week and I couldn't resist these two lovely, little girls. 
I decorated a couple of empty Altoid mint tins and tried to keep them coordinated with colours etc.
The stamps I used are:
All of the challenge details can be found here
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Saturday, 20 August 2016

In the clouds


A super quick postcard today, using just two stamps: the latest Craft Stamper freebie and Art Lives Here, which can be found right here, both stamps designed by Roc Nicholas. If you have a Roc stamp and would like to join the swap the details are here. The swap theme is black, white and one other colour, I seem to be using a lot of blue lately and I drew the clouds, I must have been feeling brave as I don't draw often lol. Hope you like it?
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Ever so slightly dotty . . .



A new challenge begins today at Stampotique and I'm delighted that it's Polka Dots, I love them anywhere on anything, polka dots always seem . . . happy!


I fell in love with this flower as soon as I saw it and couldn't wait to decorate a box canvas, I love the bright colours and cascading petals around the sides.
 I think it's safe to say that all us girlies have sat with a daisy or two, pulling petals off and reciting this originally French game.

I used just 2 stamps: Kassa's Bloom and Doxie for the heart.

All of the challenge details can be found right here, don't forget you could win $30, that's £23 to spend at the Stampotique online store here.

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Monday, 15 August 2016

Run away with me . . .


It's my turn today for the Roc Nicholas design team and it's my first time playing with Roc's elephant stamp, whom I shall name Bob. After colouring Bob with Prismacolour pencils I thought that maybe he looked like he was ready to run away from the circus, so he snuck back in the big top and grabbed a balloon and is ready to go.
I started this postcard with a piece of plain white card, cut out a cloud and punched a star from that and glued them in place then I painted the background, stamped the details, a little washi tape and job done. The stamps I used are:
Rocs wonderful Ellie
and other Stampotique stamps:
Upward Bound (for the balloon)

All of Rocs great designs can be found right here and if you would like to see some of Rocs art her fab blog is here.

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Under The Sea


A new challenge begins at Stampotique this week and the challenge is to use text in your background, so I went a little bonkers and covered the whole background of my card with ripped up book pages. (Before you think, 'omg she rips up books!!!???', it is a book I loaned out and it was returned to be after being involved with a coffee spill, so now it's being recycled :) )
I then made a square slightly smaller, stamped as shown and cut out the details.


Then it was all about the colouring. I used a mixture of watercolours and Prismacolour pencils and for finishing touches there is some glitter and glossy accents.


The stamps I used are:

All of the current challenge details can be found HERE don't forget, just by having a go, you could win $30/£22 to spend at the Stampotique online store!

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx





Friday, 29 July 2016

Little Boat


Continuing with beach/sea challenge theme at Stampotique this week, here's an Altoid tin I decorated using one of the new release stamps and part of a golden oldie stamp: Sailboat and Viking Girl
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Woof at Sea

*** Please note if you have arrived here as part of the blog hop to celebrate the new Stampotique release please just scroll down to my previous post or click right here, thanks :)


The current challenge at Stampotique is Beach or Sea, now sometimes in a girls life there just isn't the stamp or two that you need, so I threw caution to the wind and drew my dogs rubber accessories myself after being inspired by a book called Doodling for Dog People.
I named these three dogs Slip, Slop and Slap after the famous Australian sun cream campaign, mainly because they haven't got any sun protection, is there sun protection for dogs?, I'm not sure, my mission for today is to find out.
Anyway I had great fun making this postcard, and unusually for me I used just one stamp, the stamp can be found right here and funnily enough it's called Dog.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx