Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Tweedles (sort of...)

The Tweedles by Janet Klein
Journey Collage by Amy Wilson Wellenstein
Scalloped Lace Border by Roc Nichols
Hearts cubed by Jo Capper Sandon

What can I say?! It's just as well my kids have a good sense of humour! Everyone in my family knows that I can't be trusted with a photo and that it could (at any time) end up on a journal page, altered in some way. In fact as soon as my son saw me with my stamps out and the photo in front of me, he said 'Oh no, I KNOW what you are going to do with that...'!

This background has lots and lots of layers. I started with Dylusions inks, and then scraped some gesso through a stencil. At this point it looked like it was lacking something, so I brayered some blue acrylic paint in a few random places, and I liked that, so I brayered another colour too. 

I think I can only get away with using this photo because they were making silly faces for the camera, posing with tubes of sugar as moustaches (as you do!).

But then I added a few hanging hearts to show that I do love them really. Lots.

The tag in the top left corner came off an item of clothing a bought some time ago. Am I the only one who hangs onto pretty clothing tags incase they come in useful?

So, anyway, this is for a challenge over at Stampotique today, a fabulous challenge hosted by Jo and this is what she has to say:

"It's my turn to set the theme this week at Stampotique Designer's Challenge so
I decided on something that I usually avoid- using photographs along sidestamping. No.... come back... don't panic, it's not as scary as it sounds!As a non-scrapper I too feel that fear that perhaps washes over so many when the word 'scrapping' is mentioned, but this challenge theme can incorporate your photographs in anyway possible either on a page, inside a journal, on a canvas, a mini book, an altered item...anything you wish, just as long as you are using stamping somewhere too. If you are a natural scrapper, this theme couldn't be better! And if you are not, make it work for you. Please take a look at the fantastic contributions from the team to see how diverse the artwork has turned out to be."

What a great challenge! If you fancy joining us, have a look at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog here.

Byeee for now

P.S. Although I'm here, I'm not really here. Really I am in Holland, teaching at De Craftorij. Woohoo! See ya soon!


  1. I've kept 2 grunge graffiti style clothes tags waiting to be used at some point in a journal. So I hope its not mad! Great minds and all that. Fab page Kate, very funny pics not to be passed by the opportunity of being journalled though. They look great. Have a safe trip, enjoy yourself, I'm sure you're going to be inspired by something and we'll see it soon. I bet you have your Smash journal at the ready. Michelle x

  2. *bows to the genius idea*

    Superb. Great humour. Loving the colours and stamp combinations too. Glad you had fun with this Kate. x Jo

  3. fabulous pages KAte, tweedle dee and tweedle dum look gorgeous this way

  4. Kate this page is wonderfull again, nice kids that they make such nice photo's for ther mother, haha. The desirve a present when you come back from Holland! See you tomorrow,

    groetjes Coby

  5. Very cool page! See you on Saterday :-D XOXO

  6. Great page - love the faces the kids are pulling - have a great time teaching!! hugs xxx

  7. Oh Kate, very funny, love the photo's of the kids.
    I love those hearts you have used they are sweet.
    I have just bought a set of Dy's stamps, "Dependable Dotty", have wanted it for a while, so cannot wait to use it.

  8. Great fun page....poor kids :) and no, you are not the only one who keeps labels, tags off stuff, car park stickers etc etc etc!

  9. Brilliant page Kate and cough, cough you are not the only one that hangs onto clothing tags - I too have a little collection! Claire x

  10. It's gorgeous Kate and a perfect photo! I hold onto tags etc too! x

  11. It has become a funny journal page! And you're not the only one that collects tags from clothing; they sometimes are so beutifully made or have such great forms! Hop to see you tomorrow ad the Crafterij! Hugs, Gerrina

  12. Ha ha! I love this page Kate! I really do! And yeah, my kids know they'll end up in my pages too, but they are young enough to like it right now.

  13. I love tweedle dee and tweele dum :-) So cute!!!


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