Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SDC174: Striped Backgrounds

Corrie is our hostess today and here is what she says about her challenge:

"Hello everybody!  Today is my turn to set the challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog and I'd like everyone to make something with a stripy background. You can use ink, paint or pens whatever you like, just no ready made stripes with pattern paper !! I want you to do it yourself ! I am excited to see what you come up with but most of all I want you to have fun !! Corrie x"

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.

Corrie Herriman










Gez Butterworth

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France's favorites from the Bling it out Challenge are:
(e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like the favorites badge)

Kassa #20: a fun stamp combination for a super funny atc!
Ruth #13: a gorgeous art journaling spread with a rich and blingy background!
Catherine #9: a fun and very pretty door hanger!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SDC173: Bling it Out!

France is our hostess this week:

For the longest time, bling in arting was something I stayed as far away from as I could. I don't know how it happened or when, but I suddenly started to add touches of bling on almost every project. And guess what? I love it!


Now you might still be in that first place I was in, or you might be an avid bling user, but for this week's challenge I would like to see you use some bling! Be it a shiny ink spray, glitters you add or an iridescent paint effect, add some bling to your project!


It will for sure lighten up those days that are getting shorter and darker for us who are getting closer to winter!


IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.








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Arwen's favorites from the spotlighting challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)

#2 Gerrina - Hazel looks awesome and I love the shadow in the background. 

#4 Ruth L - Amazing tag! Love all the details. 

#5 Catherine - Beautiful background and fab quote for his little heart.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SDC172: Spotlighting

Arwen is our hostess this week and she's got the spotlight on you:

Artwork consist of many small details that make a whole.


This week I would like to see spotlights in your work.
Lift a detail of your artwork visibly out.


IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.







Gez Butterworth

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The top 3 favorites from Nellie's favorite colors challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)

absolutely love the intense colours

Beautiful background and a wonderful colourscheme

Not an everyday colour scheme; I would have trouble working with it but Lena did a great job.
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Our 2 random winners for October for the $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC October winner as subject line)


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Monday, November 3, 2014

SDC November 2014 Challenge Links

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE LINKING

Please remember you can use any stamps now for our challenge, but only one entry per person.  We will draw 2 random winners on the first week of our challenge in December from all those who played in the November challenges.

We are no longer accepting creations using digi stamps.  These will be deleted, we appreciate those that play with us each week and we welcome those using rubber or clear stamps.


Please link DIRECTLY to your creation, not to your blog.  You MUST  include the challenge # (which can be found at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog) behind your name (any not linking directly to your creation AND having the challenge # will be deleted and not eligible for prize).   For example if I'm entering it would look like this- MYNAME-SDC73 (or whichever challenge # it is) . 

We ask that if you have comment verification turned on, that you would consider turning this on and doing comment moderation instead.  

Please use Inlinkz below to link up your challenge.  

**Change to Stampotique submission rules:  You will now have until the first challenge of the following month to submit your entries-we will only have one Inlinkz per month; so today marks the start of the challenges for November and it will run through the close of our last challenge for November which will be December 2, 2014 at noon ET**

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Guest Designer: Jools Robertson

We welcome a returning guest designer this month.

You have seen our next guest designer frequent our challenge blogs, she's been a top favorite many times over the past year.

We welcome Jools Robertson to the team for the month of November as our last guest designer for 2014.

I work full time as a Textile Design and Development Manager working on commercial projects and developing product collections, so I'm constantly being creative working with textures, design and colour which I love.

In my spare time, I enjoy all types of arts and crafts and working with multimedia, particularly altered art using paint, clay, plaster, die cutting, stamps, pens, pencils using lots of colour and texture.

I'm currently on the DecoArt International Design Team, so I love using paints on my projects particularly with Gelli Plate and Stencils.

I've always crafted and love trying new techniques and projects.  I enjoy paper crafts, jewelry, pottery and even sugar crafts...I love eating Marzipan and icing!  I also use Craft Artist and Adobe Photoshop for image manipulation, taking images of my own artwork, photographs and incorporate them into digital projects such as scrapbooking and journaling.

I love Stampotique Stamps!  The artwork is incredible, so unique, diverse, fun and quirky! The attention to detail, variety and expressive nature of them is amazing.  I'm so pleased to have been asked to be a returning Guest Designer for the November challenges.  Such fabulous challenges, which are always inspiring and I'm so looking forward to seeing everyones amazing creations.

Stop on over and say "hi" to Jools at her blog here.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SDC171: Favorite Colors

Nellie is our hostess this week:

No explanation needed for this week's challenge. I'm asking you to use your favourite colours. Use as many colours as you want to. I think we all have favourite colour combinations, colours that always match, colours that work for us, colours we turn to when we lack a bit of inspiration. Mine are variations of green and blue. What are yours?

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SDC170: Ghouls and Goblins

Kristen is our hostess this week and she's asking you to get your spook on:

Calling all Pumpkins, Ghosts, Dragons, and Witches too, we’ve got a SPOOKY time planned just for you!!!!!!!!
I completely LOVE Halloween, and any chance I get to make a spooky project, I will. This week I am challenging you to create a project inspired by Halloween.  Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.




Gez Butterworth

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Carol's favorites from the pink, purple and black challenge are:
(e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)

Sam   Lovely texture and great image choice. x

Ruth great journal page, so many elements to look at. x

Helen  I Love the use of line up on this page, one of my favourite stamps, thank you for reminding me to use it more myself. x