Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Stampotique Challenge time!

Mervyn Boy and Quizer by Daniel Torrente
Daisy, Daisy and Abstract Foliage by Jo Capper-Sandon
Splatter, Friends hold you up when you rest your little wings,  by Carol's Collection

Over on the Stampotique Designers' blog, it's challenge time again! Kim has challenged us this time, and she has challenged us to use a sketch.... this sketch to be precise:

Now, I'm not always great at following a sketch, in fact it's one of the challenges I find most difficult, but this time I followed the sketch pretty well. I used some of the *new* Distress Inks, to make my background: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberries, Peacock Feathers, Sailboat Blue, and then added a bit of Walnut Stain around the edges.

I used these ugly-in-a-beautiful-kind-of-a-way fellas: Quizer and Mervyn Boy, and then just used one word 'friends' from the quote that seemed to fit. They make a hilarious pair don't they?!

There have been a few changes recently over at Stampotique. As well as a whole host of fabulous new designers on the team, the rules for entering a challenge have changed:

With the big announcement last week of our growing design team we have decided to make a few changes to the way we do our challenges.

  • First we will be going to WEEKLY challenges instead of only the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Challenges will remain on Wednesdays and will remain open until the following Tuesday at 5 p.m. EST
  • Challenges will be open to using ALL stamps, giving everyone the opportunity to win some Stampotique stamps to use
  • Our design team will be posting in two groups, rotating weeks
 Two winners will be randomly chosen at the end of the month from all the challenge participants to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

So now entering the challenges has just got a whole load easier, so no excuses! Have a look at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog here for all the details, and don't forget to link up with your entry.

Byee for now :-)


  1. Wonderful mix of colours :)
    Von ♥

  2. FAB card Kate! Your friends do make a great pair, I bet they have a blast together!

  3. Fabulous indeed and glorious colours Kate


  4. Lolll this is too cute (ánd creative) Kate.
    Great colors and doodling...and the stamps are so lovely.

    greetings, Alie :-)

  5. These 2 are too funny - great card!

  6. WOWzers. LOVE the background colors, and the too cute pals grinnning.(yes I am odd)


  7. Love your friends :-) Great colors and use of the stamps on the background.

  8. Brilliant! Absolutely love the colours - I'm now tempted to buy the new DI's though!!!
    Claire x

  9. Fabulous Kate, love these colours and your stitching x

  10. Love the background and well everything about it. I am with Maria.

  11. Very cute! Love the colors! xoxo

  12. Love your card sweetie!!! Miss visiting ya!!

  13. Boot-i-ful!! love this, faberoonie


  14. Such cute little brats aren't they. Love the new rules too.

  15. Love love love it..... great background, "lovely" boys!!!

  16. Love the card and to the changes to the challenge. I will be adding it to my feminders.

  17. what a fabulous card Kate! your backgrounds absolutely ALWAYS blow me away! that band almost looks leather and I totally love the stitching :)

  18. WOW that is magnificent and so jolly. Love the colorful card. Awesome background and the sewing stripe with button is the highlight.

  19. awesome card Kate, LOVE IT

  20. Oooo! I really like this one. The walnut stain adds a really nice touch. I also love the stitching and the button.

  21. Fab card and I LOVE the colours!


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