Carrot by Jill Penney
Picket Fence by Daniel Torrente
Journey Collage by Amy Wilson Wellenstein
All for Stampotique Originals
Over on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog this week, Willy has set us all a brand new challenge:
This week our hostess is Willy and she would like to see how creative you can be using the same stamp twice on your project! We look forward to seeing how you interpret Willy's theme of "Twins"!
As soon as I stared thinking about this fab and unusual challenge I thought of 'good/evil', then I thought about 'double trouble', and then I thought about 'The Cat in the Hat' by Dr Seuss, where there are two fantastic creatures called Thing 2 and Thing 1. Here they are in their original form:
My son LOVED these books when he was younger, and I love them too, really I do. But after the first 300 times I was getting a little weary of reading them. My husband and I started coming up with a million avoidance tactics to get out of the bedtime reading slot hahaha!! It became a competition between us to see who could come up with the best excuse to get out of it (baaaaad mummy!). Fantastic though it is, there is only so many times you want to read 'Green eggs and ham'.
So, for this challenge I decided to create a journal page in honour of Dr Seuss, and in memory of all the fab excuses I came up with to avoid it ;-)
Two carrots masquerading as Thing 2 and Thing 1, complete with red bodies and blue hair:
Can you believe that this is the first time I have used Distress Inks as a journal background? I used the non-wrinkle distress technique:
Do come and join us with this fun challenge, you may even be lucky enough to win the $30 gift certificate that is up for grabs. All you have to do is make something, anything, using the same Stampotique stamp twice. Simples! Have a look here for some wonderful creative ideas from the design team.
Now, as you know I have been absent for a while due to filming my *new* art journaling DVDs which will be out during the summer. Thanks so much to all of you who bought the first ones - because of the success of these I have been able to make some more. But oooooh, I do find it all a bit stressful, I don't want you to think I find it all easy-peasy nooooo! After my first two DVDs many of you commented on how calm I looked but don't be fooled!! Calm on the outside but not on the inside.
However, through filming these DVDs I have discovered that I have a tremendous ability to talk utter cr*p! Here's a taste of things to come:
Watch this space!