Wednesday, 23 April 2014

SDC 144 Postcard Size Art

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Sue}~ and she would like us to make something that is postcard size. I decided to go for a one layer postcard:

I started by stamping ~{Smitten Moustache Monsters}~ because they are so damn cute (and seem to have been the stamps of choice for many of us on the DT this week) then stuck a mask over them and painted a bit and stamped ~{French Journal Page}~ on the background. Then I watercoloured the monsters.

I stamped some of the ~{Holes Border}~ on the background and added ~{Happiness}~. I finished it off with some doodling and shading.

Head on over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see this week's team's creations and then join us to be in with the chance of winning one of two randomly drawn prizes of $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~ and I'm sure there's a few of the new releases you'd like. Just follow the simple rules that are on the Blog.

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tando Anything Goes

This week on ~{Tando}~ we are having another free for all so I'm showing the folder I made for the Journal 52 I'm doing this year:

I've used the ~{Ring Binder with 6 x 6 inch inserts}~ and started with using thick texture paste through the ~{Drain Cover Mask}~ and the circles from the ~{Tree and Leaves 3 part Mask}~. Once dry, I sanded the texture down a bit to smooth it out. I've used acrylic paints to colour it and added some stamping. I put the mask back over the texture and dabbed some white acrylic paint onto them, I wanted to keep it relatively simple so left it at that.

For the letters, I used texture paste mixed with acrylic paint through the individual ~{Have Your Say Mask}~ letters. Once dry they've been cut out and doodled around.

I added doodles around the front and side and used the I Made This stamp to the spine.

I'm keeping the inserts to make other things with.

Keep going back to the ~{Tando Blog}~ to see what the rest of the team come up with this week.

And don't forget that soon Tando will have a retail store where you can buy directly. If you want to know when this will happen email Di at: and you will be sent details.

Kaz xxx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

More new stamps

It's a rarity these days for me to make something just because I feel like it, but I really wanted to play with some new stamps as I love the new Daniel Torrente ones. And the old ones still too.

I've used ~{Happy Happy Happy}~ and ~{Piling Thing}~ and made a mask for the presents so I could stand ~{Smile}~ behind them. All have been watercoloured.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 18 April 2014

Tando Spots and a video.

This week on the ~{Tando Blog}~ we are all about spots and there have been some gorgeous projects over there so have a look for yourself.

I recently made a couple of videos for Stampotique and Di asked if I'd do something for Tando. So here is the card and the video of how I made it:

I have used the ~{Random Circles Mask}~, ~{Sequin Waste Mask}~ and the circles from the ~{Tree and Leaves 3 Part Mask}~.

The stamps used are Dog and Happy Birthday.

Up until now, Tando-Creative has been a trade only store, but very soon it will become a retail store so you can buy things directly. If you'd like an e-mail announcing when it begins contact Di at

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

SDC 143 April Showers

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Carol}~ and she would like us to create something for 'April Showers' which I think might be a British thing - sunny one minute, rainy the next. I made a tag (and I apologise for not using the new stamps as I got confused over when the release was and had made this already).

I've done a painty background and then stamped ~{Hutching's}~ and ~{Design Cube}~ in white along with some splatters from my paint pen.
I stamped ~{Dotted Line}~ for ~{Sweetmoves}~ to stand on while she dances, and given her an umbrella from ~{Under The Parapluie}~.
I've finished off with ~{Rain Text}~. I have danced in the rain, it's all a distant memory, but it was fun at the time.

Head over now to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what the rest of this week's team has come up with and then join us with your creation. If you follow the simple rules you will be entered into the draw at the end of the month to win one of two $30 Gift Certificates to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~. Don't forget to take part in our new release blog hop (scroll down to the next post for the links) as the same prizes are offered for this too. You could spend it on some new gorgeousness!

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Stampotique New Release Blog Hop

Today is the day ~{Stampotique}~ reveals the new release stamps with a Blog Hop. As usual, there are stamps being released to suit every taste. 

You should have arrived here from ~{Val's Blog}~. If not, head to the ~{Stampotique Designer's Blog}~ to join in the fun. There is a chance to win one of two $30 gift certificates that will be randomly drawn on April 24th 2014. All you have to do is comment as you go around seeing what the team have created.

I made a journal page (creating for a cause):

I used the following stamps:

~{French Journal Text}~
~{Typewriter Alpha}~
~{Art is the Energy}~ this isn't a new release stamp.

I also made a card for my niece who has started a new course 

I used the following stamps for this:
~{Typewriter Alphas}~
~{Flying Pig}~

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you may have noticed a new header and colour scheme. I felt it was time to update it and used the following stamps (L to R):

~{Kitty Squad}~
~{Calendar Squares Cube}~
~{Barcode Text}~
~{Happy Head Appliance}~
~{Smitten Moustache Monsters}~
~{Typewriter Alphas}~
~{Spider Girl}~ not a new release stamp
~{Smile}~ not a new release stamp
~{French Journal Text}~

You now need to head to ~{Sarah's Blog}~ to continue the hop. If you are lost, head back to the ~{SDC Blog}~ for the full list of hoppers.

Enjoy the hop and get making that list!!

All of the new release stamps can be viewed  ~{HERE}~.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 11 April 2014

Blue And Black Tando card

This week on ~{Tando}~ we are using the colour scheme of black and blue and there have been some gorgeous creations so far so go have a peek.
I made a card:

I used the diamondey part of the ~{Sewer Mask}~ and randomly inked with two different shades of blue onto the card blank. Then I inked through the circle part 3 times and doodled around it.

I took 3 stars from the ~{Mini Stars}~ and a ~{Mini Arrow}~ and painted them with black acrylic paint, then used Glossy Accents on them. When they were finally dry, I dotted some blue paint onto them and attached them to the card.

I used Feathery Monster and Happy Birthday to finish off the card.

Kaz xxx