Friday, 7 September 2012

stampotique challenge

Well, here we are, the first day that all three of my children have gone back to school. Peace at last Lol, its not that I don`t love my children very much , its just at times the volume level gets a bit too much. Anyway even though I SHOULD be doing the wretched housework because the poor house now looks like a tournedo has gone through it I thought I would do some stamping instead. I have not managed to take part in the stampotique designers challenge which you can find here for yonks. I really did enjoy their blog hop showing the new images being released as well, do pop over and have a look, there are some amazing ideas. Anyway back to the challenge which is to combine two stamps to make a new image. When I first saw this, I did think ook eck how on earth do I do that then ? I bought a copy of this months Red magazine and there was an advert by Louis Vuitton showing ladies in very oversized hats and big goggles, aha very steampunk I thought to myself. So it was in my head that the steampunk hat from Chocolate Baroque steampunk travel set met the lovely Stampotique monster by kira Nicolls. I think the two make a very lovely marriage myself, he looks rather dapper. Must treat myself to some proper masking paper as I have to make do with copier paper and temporary adhesive. I used distress markers to colour the main image, masked the whole thing again, and coloured the background with distress inks in wild honey, tumbled glass, tea dye, antique linen and brushed corderoy. I used Ranger glue and seal to glue the piece of text paper for him to stand on at the bottom. Now I must confess that I have got a bit of a `halo` where I have done my masking but I have left it like that because I think it actually makes the image pop a bit more. I prefer to think of it as a happy accident. So there you go, it all wasn`t so hard to do after all so a big thank you for taking me out of my comfort zone and trying something new to Stampotique. Thanks for looking, if you have got to the end of this post you deserve a cup of tea and some chocolate biscuits ! x Lavinia

11 comments:

  1. TOO Cute! I love the combo of stamps you used on this fun card! The colors are really fantastic!

    Thanks for playing with us this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

    Jenn
    DT

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  2. this was a stroke of genius combining these two stamps they work so well together. Love the monster, he's sort of cute rather than scary.

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  3. Now thats clever Vinny. Love how you have combined the stamps. He's a handsome chappy isn't he. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Regards Florence x

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  4. I love this! Wonderful way to combine stamps. Thanks for joining the SDC

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  5. Very cool! Love your creation! Thank for joining us at Stampotique this week. XOXO

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  6. This is great Vinny, wonderful fun!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.

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  7. WoW! Fabby creation!
    Enjoy your peace and quite, I am looking forward to some of that in October! Two back at school one off to Uni real soon!
    Thank you for joining Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week. Gez

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  8. What a fun image. Thank you for joining in with the Stampotique challenge this week. x

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  9. Ahh I love your little Steampunk monster, what FUN! Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  10. Wow Vinny I love what you have done with the Keykeeper, he looks amazing.
    Don't know if it will help you but I use post it notes for my masking, they hav a sticky edge so aso long as you use it with the sticky bit in the right place they work a treat, you wouldn't need to cut round the whole image just hte head for the hat to go!
    Debbiex

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