Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Stampotique Challenge time!


French Text and Splatter Long by Jo Capper-Sandon 
Minkygirl by Daniel Torrente

Ooh, it's my turn to host the Stampotique Designers challenge and I'm delighted about that! Here's my challenge:

I am always looking for ways to make art which is useful, something I can use in every day life so what better than a bookmark? You can never have enough of these ... I like to use them to mark pages in all of my favourite art publications! You can make any type of  bookmark: A traditional straight bookmark, a corner bookmark, a swinging tag ... In any style: Vintage, funky, cute or weird. Anything goes! So go and dig out all for your favourite Stampotique stamps, it's time to get creative!

As it's the second challenge of the month it's Stampotique stamps only please, and as always there is a chance to win a $30 gift certificate for one lucky winner (and who wouldn't want that?!) Hop over to the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog here to post your creation. I look forward to seeing you there!

I chose to turn Minky Girl into a bookworm by drawing some reading specs onto her face (well, I need them, why shouldn't she?!) I made a background using distress inks and as this was a challenge linked to reading, I thought it only right to include some text so I used Jo's French text, along with a couple of long splatters. I then stitched the whole thing inside a pocket of heavy-weight acetate to protect it.


And here it is, nestling inside a book:


I do hope you will join us on this challenge! Bye for now........

30 comments:

  1. Stunning bookmark darling, i love the warm colours and how cute does minky girl look with her specs on xxx

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  2. It's lovely Kate and I love your choice of rich warm background colours too

    Kathyk

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  3. This is lovely and so useful, what a good idea to encase in acetate. Looking forward to taking part in this challenge.xx

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  4. That's the coolest bookmark-ever! Great idea to enclose it in acetate. xx

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  5. Great idea to stitch it inside acetate...love the added specs too.

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  6. Love this bookmark! The colours are warm and i like that :-) beautiful: thanks for sharing.

    xx Tessa

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  7. Love the bookmark, will definitely join in with the challenge. Only recently started using stampotique and I think I got myself a new addiction.

    Also, I used your glove mould photo in one of my creations, feel free to have a look and I have linked you back from the post. Hope thats ok.
    http://anikraft.blogspot.com/2011/08/eye-can-see-you.html

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  8. Love your Minky Girl bookworm, Kate. Fabulous bookmark!

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  9. This is extraordinary.
    Absolutely great. The glasses are fun :)

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  10. Hi Kate
    Wow this is totally gorgeous, love the colours too! Hope you had a good hols, thanks for popping by to say hi, great to hear from u xx

    hugs

    Kazxx

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  11. This is JUST GORGEOUS Kate!!!! I love her specs and your bright colours..........geez, I wish I had got the challenge right this week!

    Hugs

    Vicki

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  12. Love this bookmark, the text papers showing through and her reading glasses...too cute!

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  13. Fab u lous dharling......a great tag and brilliant idea to use the acetate, love the colours and the image, and I likey the glasses xx

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  14. good idea for a challenge :) and yours us gorgeous :)

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  15. Terrific bookmark, and loving the zingy colours. x

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  16. She's such a cutie, your bookwurm! I'm a bookwurm too, but I don't look that young - might be the spectacles, ha!

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  17. Such a gorgeous bookmark, looks really fantastic.

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  18. Your bookmark made me smile, love the spectacles! And fab background of course :-)

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  19. Ha, this is a very 'bookish' looking tag with the text and the reading specs... I love the idea of an inky bookmark! I like tassle too with the beads... something to fiddle with whilst I'm reading. :D

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  20. Adorable, Kate! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  21. Beautiful bookmark! Love the colors!

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  22. Brilliant! I love her specs and the colours xx

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  23. Love how vibrant your bookmark is and i always love to see what others are making with the Stampotique characters.
    Thank you for your lovely comment:-)

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  24. Fabulous Kate,
    I love your book worm bookmark she rocks huge !! I have to tell you how much I have enjoyed your DVD's.One of my favorite parts is when you journal about yourself,it was so real. I just adore your attutide and voice is so calming to listen too. I have watched you while I am creating and it is like you are right by my side. You have something so special and so glad you are my friend.
    Great success and Big Hugs Laura. xoxx
    Great challenge,Stampotique it so rule's..LOL
    Have a great weekend, again adore your DVD's, Go Clever Kate !!!! : ) You have shared so much creative soul,love it . Happy creating.. Girlfriend your awesome. Sometimes I don't feel like a grown up either, truth be known. Sadly yes a grown up but not at heart. I give your DVD's....
    A +++++++++++++++ and more.

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  25. I adore her glasses, what a great addition. As usual I'm in love with your work. I love the colors on this bookmark. You kind of just kept it with red, orange and accent black. It really makes your book worm stand out. Wonderful bookmark.

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  26. I adore this - the colors and everything are lovely! I've finally given in (LOL) and I've ordered my first Stamp-o-Tique stamps. Spikee and others should be arriving soon! thank you for all your colorful inspiration with these stamps!

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  27. This is beyond gorgeous, the colours are so lush. Brilliant idea to encase her in acetate x

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  28. Brilliant Kate! I love Minky's specs & the way you grounded her on a scrap of booksheet! Very clever!
    Alison x

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