Thursday, 11 February 2010

Love, At First Sight....

...Oooo, a brand new challenge blog...called Stampotique Designers Challenge...very exciting! I don't own very many of their stamps...total of three at the moment *sad face* but I do love the quirky designs of Daniel Torrente and really there are limitless ways to use the stamps. The theme for this very first challenge is to make a love themed card.




I used two of the three stamps I own...stamping in StaZon and then colouring with Distress Inks...and then I made a little message...which I thought was a bit clever for me really...cos the girly is cute and the little fella is...erm..how can I put this? .... er...as ugly as sin?? ROFL The little figures are actually on 3d foam but it doesn't show up too well in the pic.




I used some Glimmer Mists to make a background...argh, my favest colour has blocked up! Typical after I have only just said that none of my Mists have ever clogged...so the colour used isn't the one I wanted to and it doesn't really go with the heart, which is actually cut using a Grungeboard element as a template (the Grunge heart is long gone!) and inked this with Fired Brick and then stamped a Tim Holtz harlequin stamp and added his Staples.

Thanks for looking and if you get chance, pop over to the new challenge blog...their designers are truly talented and very inspiring!

Hels x

36 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Hels: I'm so thrilled that you joined the challenge and I'm over the moon about your card. I love those two images together & your sentiment is hilarious!!!! Thanks again for joining us at Stampotique and here's to adding more of their stamps to your collection...I just got a nice big order today with lots of cool new stamps (I'm such a tease)

Dan said...

Lovely card Hels, and I *love it* when people make their own words on sentiments on projects!

craftimamma said...

Brilliant Hels! I love these characters. I have the girl but not the fella.

Lesley Xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

These are so darn cute GF, I'm diggin' that good looking little guy, may have to invite him over for a spot a tea!

Shar said...

Such a cool card! Love it!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhh I totally LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

Hugs

Vicki

julie m said...

too cute! these stamps are fun and your sentiment hits the nail on the head

Sandy said...

Oh yes this is fun.
So wonderful couple. Lovely work Hun.

Have a fantastic weekend my dear.

Diane.W. said...

Awww,a match made in heaven,lol!!!
Fab card,these stamps are a joy :o)x

Helen said...

Poor little chap, he has feelings you know! I love this card, it is great fun. Its going to be a challenge for sure - I only have 2 Stampotique's (so far, haha) but fun.

Andrea said...

just brilliant Hels and the words are fab, what a great talent you are as you only have 3 of the stamps, can we see more being purchased I wonder and SYS xx

Lyn said...

love Stampotique - your card is fab, brilliant sentiment lol !

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is just lovely! Great stamps and I love the way you've used them.

TinaB said...

Love love love your card Hels xx We will both have to get more stamps in order to do the challenges lol! it would be rude not to ;-) xx

Joanne said...

Please can I come and live with you because your creations are my dreams??!!!XXX

Rosie said...

Oh this is just delicious! I've been eyeing up the same Stampotique stamps too, and wondering if they aren't just too darn ugly ... but then again, they have a certain charm as you've demonstrated so well!

Laura said...

Fantastic make. Great bright colours!

faerwillow said...

~"Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them."

~such a sweet little card filled with love...brightest blessings~

Scrappy Witch said...

OMG what an amazing card! I love all you have going on it... just wonderful! Thanks for joining us at SDC this week!

Betty

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great cards!

xxx Susi

Fun with Atc´s Candy

Shazza said...

it is great Hels and love the new header too
x

Katy said...

This is toooo funny Hels. Love it!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card Hels big hugs xx

Anonymous said...

oo ugh!!!!!!!!!!! absolutely hideous never seen such horrible images.how much are you being paid!!!!!!

Lesley said...

Fabulous. I don't have any of these stamps yet and MUST GET SOME!!!
Lesley x

alcoholinky said...

Brilliant Hels - the words really make it!

Hels said...

Message for ANONYMOUS....Actually, I am not being paid to join in with this challenge...I joined in cos I love the stamps...if you didn't like the card, then why not just not bother to make such a facile comment????????????????

Lorraine said...

thanks for the link well wacky stamps..hey if she gives him a snog he might turn into that fella in sex and the city..ha ha

Tracey said...

I love it Hels, have two of these stamps, just done a card with one for a friend of my daughters, keep up the fab work.
x

Wendy said...

Love them hels but then i love stampotique, they are a bit marmite - love em or hate em sort of thing, but the more you look the more you just have to love them, watch out for the new ones, they are just fab!

Wendy said...

Sat here thinking and decided I just had to say it. Anonymous I think you are most unfair to leave a comment like that, especailly anonymously too. Hels chose to join in a challenge, and what you see is her interpretation of that. If you don't like it then fine, if we all liked the same things the world would be a boring place, but really, you did not have to be so rude and unkind.

Sue said...

Hi Hels,
As a member of the Stampotique design team I want to thank you for taking part in the first of the challenges.
I agree with Wendy that some of the images are very "marmite", you either love or hate them but there really is no need for anyone to be so rude about someones art work, especially anonymously. If you feel the need to be rude at least have the nerve to put your name to your comment.
Sue

chrisg said...

Your card for the challenge is just too cute (and funny.

I am sooo sorely tempted to get some of these Stampotique stamps - they are so not me but I am loving them all the same.

AngelaC said...

Great card Hels and it really made me laugh with that text!

AngelaC said...

I've only just noticed the comment from 'anonymous' Hels - what a sad person they must be!

Shannon said...

Love the card, love the images, and the cute saying, and I love your work always.

Do mean people just have nothing better to do than write horrible messages on blogs? Anonymous, leave and please do not come back. Hels doesn't need you here or your nasty comments.

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