Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Stampotique Designers Challenge Time!

Sweetmoves by Daniel Torrente
Daisy Daisy, Crown, Hearts Cubed by Jo Capper-Sandon
'What? Never seen a Diva before?' (inside!) from Carol's Collection

It's the Stampotique Designers Challenge time again, and this time Kaz has challenged us all to use black, white and just a hint of colour. I don't mind telling you that this was one heck of a challenge for me! Just a HINT of colour? WHAAAAT?! As you know I usually work in multiple layers of colour so this challenge s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d me just a little bit!

I used Sweetmoves from the new September releases, because I just love her :-) For my hint of colour I chose to use the new Bubblegum ink spray by Dylusions, because that colour just pops!

As this is the first challenge of the month, you may use any stamps (although of course we do like to see you use Stampotique!), and there will be a $30 gift certificate for one lucky winner. If you'd like to join us in this challenge have a look here where you will see all the details, as well as some fab samples from the design team.

Now, just to answer a couple of questions I have had recently ....

Seems like some of you don't know what 'feely boppers' are haha! If you were around in the 1980s then this was essential headwear at discos LOL. They were attached to a headband and bopped around as you were dancing (it makes me cringe just thinking about it!) My feely-boppers (shown again here) have large bundles of tinsel - can you see?! Actually I pinched them off my daughter but it seems I wear them more than she does .....

Recently 'M' asked me this question:

m said...Hello from France! every time I visit your blog I wonder what you work on; the colours are so transparent. Is it watercolour paper or glossy paper? 

Most often I work in  a Moleskine sketchbook which is a matt, cream coloured paper, about 160 gsm.  I think the transparency of the colours is more down to the paints that you use, and I've been using the gorgeously scrummy Dylusions from Art from the Heart, which are semi-transparent (great for layering) and come in a fab range of bright colours. Thanks for your question M.
And finally, I have had quite a few questions about whether I offer, or will be offering on-line classes. At the moment I don't have any plans to as my DVDs are currently available from Traplet, Art from the Heart, and The Stamp Attic. Can't say that I won't ever offer on-line classes, never say never, and all that....
Thanks for your questions, and if I don't get back to you, give me a nudge! I am often busy, and always forgetful :-) I can't always answer your questions directly as there isn't always a link back to you from your blog comment. If you like you can e-mail me, there is a direct link to my email in my side bar and also on my Google profile. 
Bye for now................


  1. Love your hint of a colour card, Kate!

  2. i'm giggling - i feel your pain with "just a hint of color". haha you are the "color queen"! but i must say that you did a wonderful job!!

  3. Love it, love it, love it and I think bubblegum is my favourite colour xx

  4. and HARDLY ANY colour! But what a great job you did :D x

  5. Terrific piece and such fun. Annette x

  6. Fab card but I know what you mean when you can only have a hint of colour ! You pulled it off beautifully Kate !!

  7. See, I know them as Deely Boppers not feely!

  8. It's fantastic inspite of you not being able to use layers of colour but Bubblegum pink makes up for it.xx

  9. great addition of the bright pink and the stitching is very cool!

  10. Fab card - love your "splash of color"!

  11. Love the Bubblegum colour Kate, and the love the stitching too!!

  12. Great card... I NEED that Bubblegum colour!!!

    Great feely boppers.. mine come out every Christmas!!!!!


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