Thursday, 4 March 2010

Stampotique Crazy....

...Love 'em or loathe them...you have to agree with me that Stampotique stamps have a certain unique quality that just draws your eyes to them! Over on't Stampotique Designers Challenge blog the latest theme is to use three colours with a fourth as optional


Rose
Yellow
Mossy Green
Optional - Blue


Last time I joined in with this challenge I got a bit of stick from an anonymous commenter...which did make me chortle actually...they asked how much had I been paid to use the stamps...well, to that person, if you are reading this...I was paid nothing for using the stamps... I wouldn't need to be paid to use them for the simple reason that they are quirky, beautifully made and have the most adorable characters...especially the characters I favour which are the Daniel Torrente designed ones. *so there LOL*




I made a big square tag for my entry this time...using Victorian Velvet, Mustard Seed & Forest Moss Distress Inks, which were swooshed onto a craft sheet and then spritzed with a Mini Mister filled with water and some yellow Perfect Pearls. The stamps used are Bow Tie and Marci. I have been longing for Marci to come and live in my Room of Stash for yonks now...and she finally moved in last week...hurrah and thrice, I can't stop using her...yes, she may look a bit rough around the edges, but sooo cute...and she certainly loves sitting up on the shelf next to Bow Tie...whom she has a secret crush on...hence...




The script, which for any old rockers out there, you will recognise as part of the lyric from Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top...yep, another glimpse into my misspent youth :O)) Now, the remit of the challenge is to just use Stampotique stamps, but once I had stamped and coloured Marci and her beloved, cut them out and 3d'd them, the background looked a bit bare....so I hope I can be forgived for using a couple of the new stitches stamps from the fabulous Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 range. Oh, and to emphasise the words, I popped some Rock Candy cracklepaint over the top, doesn't show up too good on the pics, so please click on them to see it enlarged *oooer, missus*. Finally, the optional blue was used on Bow Tie's eyes, the stitches and the ribbon thru the top, which also has some beads which I popped onto headed pin jobbies (you can just see I am useless with jewellry and the like) cos I wanted something more dimensional just to finish it off.




Thanks for looking...have a great day...it is a beautiful sunny day here in Lutonia and I am going to make use of the natural light and spend some time getting inky :O))

Hels x

33 comments:

craftimamma said...

You're right Hels, these stamps are a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it......... and I love Marmite as well as these adorable stamps. My Mum who isn't a crafter thinks they are hideous!

I have three now but I think these two cute characters need to join my growing Stampotique family.

Love the tag. The zany colours form a perfect background with the added faux stitching. Brilliant!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

joy said...

You've done a wonderful job with these colors! And, I must say, there is something about the images that make you love them - even though I don't have any. You are making a believer out of me. I may have to invest in a couple of them soon!!

Wipso said...

Love it or hate it eh? I have to say I really love what you've done with those rather unusual stamps :-)
A x

Aisling said...

I don't like marmite, but I adore the Stampotique stamps and this card is absolutely gorgeous!

Joanne said...

I'm a mad fan of these stamps too just not of the price. Maybe once I've gotten all of Tim's new stuff this year, I may just manage one or two! 'Til then, these bloomin' clowns are enough to be battling with!!! xx

Andrea said...

just a perfect Tag Hels, love the colours and your quote from your mispent youth LOL I to love these stamps and wish they did them with a UM ( LOL ) option then I could have them all xx

Laura said...

Well I am loving this! I agree my fav are Daniel Torrent's as well!

AngelaC said...

Fab work Hels - I really like Marci too (and I love marmite). so far, I've only got a couple of Stampotique stamps so I'll just have to buy some more!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this rock.
Gorgeous and fun piece. Love the stamps. Great work hun.

Helen said...

Hels, I adore this tag. I have just ordered another couple (including "kitty" which I know you love too!) as I am becoming addicted.
I did go back on yesterdays post to confirm, yes got the rose, ta ever so!!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi Hels, why anyone would want to give you stick is beyond me! I love the stmapotique range myself tho I don't own any myself yet - I aim to remedy that forthwith! Love your pieces and thanks for your comment on my zetti today. You are a sweety (and should be a stick free zone!) x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is brill. I love Stampotique stuff as its so different. Dont have any of the stamps but got a couple of images as a RAK and loved them.
Hazelxo

Jacqui said...

Love this Hels (mostly love all your stuff - just don't get to comment everyday!) - sorry have deleted previous comment as also wanted to let you know that I have changed my blog to Blogger.

Juls said...

such fun!! Love the gorgeous bright colours! Hugs Juls

Linda Ledbetter said...

Love, love, LOVE it!!! I adore Daniel Torrente's stamps, and you've used these to magnificent ends on this card! ZZ Top would be proud, and you should be, too! You know a card is awesome when it makes someone smile before they've had their morning coffee... ;-)

Debbie Dolphin said...

love the colours youve used I MUST get those new inks.The stamps certainly catch your eye and I love what you have done with them.
love debbie xxx

Ali Manning said...

This is fantastic, Hels! I NEED those stamps.

Diane.W. said...

Awww,fabulousness itself!!!
Luv all these stamps (wish I was rich...) :o)x

Lori said...

Er, emm, I'm in the hate category for these stamps. They're kinda freaky, but to each his own. I do, however, love the colors you chose here. What would the world be like if we all liked the same thing? BORING. Great job, Hels, as usual. p.s. love ZZ top. Hate marmite.

Carol said...

OOOOOO Hels! What a wonderful job you did with our stamps! I love your creation!! The colors are scrumptious. Thank you! Carol

Dan said...

Hate marmite, love the stamps :)

Angelnorth said...

Fab tag, love the stamps and the colour combo looks fab!

helen said...

There is a little something for you on my blog.

Shar said...

So fun! You really rocked those colours!

Femmy said...

fantastic art piece!!

joanne wardle said...

they are great little charcters aren't they? love your piece

Basement Stamper said...

I think that some love them, some hate them. I think what you did was fantastic and I love the colors and the little sentiment is too cute! Thanks for joining us again this week at Stampotique!

Margie said...

Totally, totally cool!!! Love the background and the sentiment is super-perfect!

Paula said...

wonderful coloured background. Great take on the challenge!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is gorgeous!!!!! LOVE what you did here! I am so glad that you played along with us this week!

Vicki

Carol Q said...

Marmite - what a perfect analogy - did you know they've just produce Marmite cereal bars too?
Anyway - fab card Hels - the words cracked me up!

KAT said...

I think the images are creepy looking but the sentiment paired with the images really made me laugh!

DonnaMundinger said...

LOVE your tag AND the stamps. Whenever I use them I get some unusual comments myself. LOL Congrats on being a featured stamper! xxD

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