Monday, 18 July 2011

Stampotique Design Challenge Time!

Gog Lin by Jill Penney
Carol's Flower by Janet Klein
Sentiment - Carol's Collection

Paints and inks by Dylusions

Ooh I'm skidding in by the seat of my pants for this challenge - almost late but just in time. Phew! One of these days I'm going to be ready AHEAD of a deadline. Maybe :-)

The challenge this time has been set by the lovely Gez, who has challenged us with a fabulous theme of Flower Power. As it is the first challenge of the month you may use any stamps at all but there must be flowers somewhere on your creation. If you would like to join us this week for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps (you want that, you know you do ...! )  please link in at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog with a DIRECT link to your creation. You can also see lots of inspiration there from all the Stampotique Design Team members.

I chose to do my challenge page in my vintage Time Book journal, dating back to 1911. I have to be very careful with the pages as they are so fragile. I decided to turn Gog Lin into a fairy (of sorts) by giving him bee wings and hiding him amongst some flowers. The sentiment just seemed to fit perfectly!

Bye for now.......

32 comments:

  1. I am glad I'm not the only one who waits until the last minute

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  2. I love how Gog Lin is a fairy with those bee wings. Very cool!

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  3. Awe....I love how Gog Lin just fits on in there like he belongs Kate! Gorgeous page my lovely x

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  4. Fantastic page, loving the colours and of course all those lovely flowers xx

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  5. Such an amazing page, Kate! Love what you did with Gog Lin.

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  6. I love Gog Lin with his wings and your inky background is gorgeous. Love the flowers. Tracy x

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  7. Fantastic page Kate! And well done on getting him done on time despite all the end of term/year stuff going on!

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  8. This is such a fantastic page, I love the bright colours ans Gog Lin with his bee wings fits perfectly

    Jackie x

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  9. Ahh bless little Gog Lin. I want to pick him up and give him a cuddle. I love the garden you have created for him, The vintage time book is going to be special. xx

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  10. lovely Kate, those colours look gorgeous together.

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  11. That's my kinda fairy :D Its a great page Kate. Just had a grand old chuckle at your bloopers (last post) And there's me thinking you were unflappable :D x

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  12. Lovely page! I can relate to the trouble you're having with the old paper in your vintage book. I'm presently creating an altered book in a 1935 copy of "Little Women" that belonged to my grandmother, and have also struggled with deterioration of the pages, particularly when trying to glue many together to create a stable base for gesso, paint, and collage.

    Stampotique challenge sounds like fun...I will have to dig thru my stamp stash to see what kinds of floral stamps I have!

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  13. I just love, love, love this page!! Great colors.

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  14. checking in to see what fabulous creation you've come up with lately....never fails to delight and inspire :)

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  15. Love this page hun, gog is sooooo cute !!!! xxxx

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  16. Woohoo!! SUPERB page Kate ♥

    Just look at his wings! Awesome colours too. Brilliant.Xxx

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  17. Think he's been nibbling at my lettuce!

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  18. I love Gog Lin, i have a sign in my yard that reads "there are fairies at the bottom of my garden" I imagine they look like your little creature. I love what you have made here.

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  19. A wonderful page with a cute little fairy! Great stamps!

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  20. i love your subtle fairy - almost missed it the first time. this color scheme makes me smile!

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  21. Beautiful ispiring page, love the stripes, the flowers and the little fairy and specially the summer colors, it's good for my soul in this cold rainy summer here in germany.
    Anja

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  22. Totally over the top fabulous creation Kate.
    I get such a kick out of your artful imagination "always". You shine so bright...
    Love your fairy,great color you used.
    Have a grand day.Big Hugs,Laura.xxox

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  23. As a child of the sixties, your 'flower power' makes me smile! Love the small and cute fairy... I think a few of his nephews live in my garden!

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  24. Amazing page Kate, Gog Lin looks so cute with wings.xx

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  25. Stunning page Kate as is the one below, gorgeous colours as always :-)
    I've finally booked one of your workshops so will see you Sunday, Yippee! I'm soooo looking forward to it
    Anne xx

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  26. How fantastic, wonderful colors and all these flowers. Love the little fairy.

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  27. Fab fab fab, love your little Gob Lin hiding amongst the stalks. Chris and I are coming over to your workshop on Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August and can't wait!!!! I'm determined to learn to work small :)

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  28. This is stunning! Love the way you used the stamps with this fabulous background!

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  29. My gosh I love your style. I know I say the same stuff in every comment I leave for you but it's always true, I'm always blown away by your whimsical style and talent. I love how you made the flowers almost like a forest of flowers and then the fairy is kind of hidden within them. I can't wait to get your DVDs, it's at the top of my "I want..." list. Oh and I wanted to let you know that in my most recent post on my blog I mentioned you, hope that's okay?

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  30. this is fabulous, love the little charicter at the bottom of the page!! and I love the funky flowers!!! Hugs Juls

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  31. I just love that little guy between all the beautiful flowers!

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