Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Stampotique Challenge- In the Words of Edgar Allan Poe

A Cats Tale

This weeks Challenge is hosted by Kay and her theme is in the words of Edgar Allen Poe

So for my final DT for the fabulous Stampotique Stamps I went for the wonderful Mysterious Cat quote

I applied DecoArt Crackle Paste with a palette knife, randomly to Foam board
applied Carbon Black and Dioxadine Purple acrylic
hghlighted by dry brushing with Metallic Shimmering Silver
The quote was cut on a cricut machine and coloured with silver acyrlic and coloured with Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserve Distress Inks

Stampotique Nerd Cat and Writing Pen, were stamped on card coloured with Promarkers and the same distress inks

I hope you have enjoyed my project and the DT teams and we look forward to seeing your projects

Jools : )

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Stampotique Challenge - Striped Background

Every picture tells two stripey stories

This is my 3rd Week as Guest DT For the fabulous Stampotique Stamps and Corrie is the host asking for a striped background but no patterned papers!

I had recently seen a tag done using the Lenticular technique and thought this was an ideal opportunity to try it

I trimmed a piece of A4 card making 8'' width  and scored and folder as a concertina every ½ Inch for the base of the structure

The first image I marked and painted ½ inch vertical stripes of grey and stamped Stampotique Fabulous and Jammin  onto card and coloured with Promarkers and glued down
Once dry cut into ½ inch strips and glued to one side of the concertina base

The second image I marked ½ inch horizontal stripes and painted black 
Stamped Curiosities and Jammin onto card and applied to the black and white striped background

Once dry cut into ½ inch strips and glued to the other side of the concertina base

The frame was made from a piece of 8" x 8" chipboard, with modelling paste stencilled and painted black and glued to the top ridges of the concertina

Overhead view shows both sides of the images

Monday, 17 November 2014

DecoArt Newsletter- Christmas

Advent Tree 
Picture Frame
The DecoArt Newsletter is looking at Christmas Celebrations
I decided to make an Advent Calender to countdown to the Christmas Celebrations

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I found a photo frame and due to its natural tree shape decided to turn it into an advent Calender Tree, you can still use the bottom frames for photos or Christmas Cards

I started by masking out the glass and appling DecoArt Media Crackle paste to the frames

 Once dry, applied DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Metallic Silver which covers beautiful and has a really bright metallic lustre
 Followed by a light coat of Carbon Black Antiquing Cream
 Then wiped back with a soft damp cloth, this product really accentuates the cracks and gives a fabulous distressed finish
 I cut the cards for all of the frames and stamped them using a a variety of stamps and inks
 Detail of one of the finished frames which has a really distressed galvanised metallic look
 Decorated date numbers
 The base was painted with two coats of Texture Fierro Iron Graphite

  The stars were all coated with Crackle paste and painted with Metallic Silver

I hope you have enjoyed my project
and all of the other projects featured in the Newsletter

You can find more information on the products used at DecoArt

Jools : )

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Stampotique Challenge - Bring on the Bling

My second DT project for the wonderful Stampotique Stamps, France's challenge this week is to 'Bling it Out'! perfect for the time of year

I choose to bling up Underwhere's underwear, he's now sporting a pair of Sparkly turquoise hot pants!

I stamped him and applied Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Peacock Feathers
traced a circle around a paint bottle for the Glitter Ball and applied silver Glitter with some Matt medium

I masked the Happiness Quote and added dancing to it!
So that he can strut his funky stuff on the dance floor!!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Stampotique Spotlight Challenge

Tangled Enthusiasm never wanted to be in the spotlight!
But since he was, he had exactly 4 seconds to break the Houdini record!

I'm so pleased to be asked back as guest DT for the wonderful Stampotique Stamps and to take part in Arwen’s Spotlight Challenge

Mine is quite literally a take on this, I started by drawing a triangle and used a plate to create the curved ellipse base
Painted with DecoArt Titanium white shaded towards the outer edge with graduating greys adding Carbon black and highlighted in the centre with Cadmium yellow and white to create the Spotlight beam

I created a mask the same shape and also the negative, mixed a light grey and stamped DT heads in the spotlight
Mixed a darker grey and masked the spotlight and stamped the background to create the audience

Tangled Enthusiasm was stamped onto card and coloured with Distress Inks Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive and Black Soot

Thank you for popping by, and we look forward to seeing your creations 

Jools : )