Dweeb by Daniel Torrente
Large bee by Jo Capper-Sandon
Yay! It's my turn to host the latest Stampotique Designers Challenge! Here are the details:
January seems to be a time when many of us decide to use what we already have so with that in mind I challenge you all to alter something! It can be anything from a matchbox to a coaster, an old CD to an empty cardboard box. Have a good hunt around, see what you can find and give it the Stampotique treatment!
As usual there is a $30 gift certificate for one lucky winner and we'd all like that wouldn't we?!
I had a lot of inky painty fun altering my matchbox as I watched it morph from this:
into a mini gallery, or a 'Rogues Gallery' as I like to think of it!
I filled the interior of the box with mini-portraits for my mini gallery, using some of my favourite Stampotique stamps.
I have decided to give away my mini Rogues Gallery so if you would like to be the owner let me know by leaving a comment below and I'll pick a winner using Random.org on Sunday 29th January.
So, what else has been happening in thekathrynwheel studios? Hmmmm. I'm still feeling a bit January-ish if you know what I mean. I seem to have a lot of half-completed things lying around ..... nothing seems to get finished .....
Here is some of my work in progress. This is playing around with a pen and ink drawing on a scrap of inky paper. I want to draw more in my journal this year so I'm just experimenting with crayons and gesso here:
I have started doing a class with the wonderful Katie Kendrick and it is taking me well out of my comfort zone and I'm loving it! This is a kind-of warm up exercise, a non-dominant hand drawing coloured with gesso and crayons. It was supposed to be on paper out of the phone book but when I went to grab one of our many phone books I couldn't find them. I thought it was a bit strange until my husband told me that he had helpfully put them all in the bin during a rare tidying up session.
Had to make do with a sheet of newspaper instead.
Here's my February calendar page started. It's not looking much like a calendar yet but at least I have started before the 31st January LOL!
Here's another page partially completed, using a lovely image by Nancy Baumiller of Crowabout Studion B:
And here is my new little studio friend, a pressie off my husband. Isn't it cuuute? (Won't be long till he has a few additional ink splats).
And finally, hop over to Art from the Heart to see the new Dylusions for Ranger. They are all previewed here and will be available in February YAY! SOme of the ink sprays will be available (in new funky packaging), there are new fab stamps, and stencils, yippee! Can't have enough stencils :-)
Byee for now, I'm going to see if I can actually get something finished today.