Karin by Daniel Torrente
Alphabitties (X used in the circles) by Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente
Crow Line by Janet Klein
All for Stampotique
I have finally emerged from a Christmas cocoon and had a little play in my art journal but OOh, it's hard to get going again isn't it?! It's the Stampotique Designers Challenge time again which is a great way to kick-start your creativity back into life. Our hostess for the last challenge of the year is Nellie and here is what she what she has challenged us with:
Almost 2012, a whole new year lies ahead of us. This time of the year we tend to look forward, what are
our dreams, wishes, hopes and things we want to achieve for the new year. What do we wish and hope for our dear ones. I challenge you to show us your dreams, wishes and hopes in a stamped project. It’s a Stampotique stamps only challenge so grab your stamps and stamp! As always you can win a $30 dollar gift certificate for your choice of free Stampotique stamps.
If you would like to join us in this challenge, or see what the other Stampotique designers have come up with, have a look at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog here.
Now, talking of challenges and the year ahead, it's only 4 days till the new year and you know what that means ..... oh yes, it's the start of a new calendar challenge. I hope that many of you will join me on my continued art calendar journey .... this is how it works. Every month you prepare a page in your journal with a small square for each day. Every day you journal, stamp or draw the most interesting or important part of your day - it's a great way to journal every day. You can decorate your pages in any way you wish - stamping, collage, paints, inks, hand-drawn etc etc. If you want inspiration have a look at our Flickr group here, where you will see many different styles all in one place. On the 1st day of each month I will add a linky tool to my blog post and you can link directly to your blog post showing your completed calendar page and/or your page ready for the next month. Simples! If you want to join us you have four days to get your January page ready .... and don't worry I haven't started mine yet either!
Here's a few of my calendar pages from 2011:
I hope you all a had a fabulous Christmas full of fun, love and wonderful presents. Santa was very kind to me and brought me a SatNav - ha! - never will I get lost again! My husband also got me a T-shirt with this logo on the front:
Do you think he is trying to tell me something?!
Sorry I haven't been round to visit any blogs for a while ... December is just a little manic. Hope to visit you all soon. Byeee for now ....