Thursday, August 29, 2013

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 114: 3 CIRCLES

Wednesday is generally my day to play in the studio, but yesterday was full of things other than artful pursuits.  Rather, today is my day to play! I am facing two challenges.  The first is my monthly challenge and exchange with my New York friend Susan--which is to use corrugated cardboard in a project, and, the second, the Stampotique Designers' Challenge--which is to use circles in a project.  With only limited time to complete both, I decided to combine them.  First, here's Kaz Boughton's challenge:
"I love using circles on things I make, as you may have noticed. If I get stuck for an idea, I generally start with a circle to help me out. I'd like you to use 3 circles on whatever you make this week. Just make sure you have fun!"
I used the flap of a corrugated box to create a tag, then ripped off the top layer of paper in random places.  To create more background interest, I used my "go to" script stamp.  Since Susan and I both love most all things vintage, I found online an old photo of a pensive young woman, then printed and matted that on some green-ish cardstock, tearing one edge to mimic the torn paper in the tag base.  I randomly used bits of DecoArt's Celery Green paint, then added Tim Holtz' Rusty Hinge Distress Paint as a contrast.  I used a sticker with the word "wisdom" as my title, then added a chain--rather than the more traditional ribbon, and I was done with time to spare.

Ah, but you ask, "Where are those circles?"  Actually, I interpreted the SDC loosely and added circle shapes by using three vintage buttons! Clever, yes?

Here's my tag:



If you would like a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from Stampotique Originals, you can do so by following the directions here.  It is not required that you use a Stampotique stamp (you will notice that I did not in this project), but you are encouraged to do so if you have them!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today.  I appreciate both your visits and your comments!

Cheers!

19 comments:

  1. I love it Kay, it's really beautiful... That's good sometimes to combine two challenges like you did, and you found by this way a perfect inspiration ! Hugs, Coco xx

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  2. Great play on both challenges. Love corrugated...and how you approached the circles. xox

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  3. <3 that tag, Kay! The cardboard is a really fun base for the tag and one I'd never have thought of using. The combination of the image with those colours really works great and those buttons are brilliant! Nicely done, m'lady!!

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  4. Beautiful tag, love the buttons for the circles too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  5. This vintage tag is brilliant! Well done!!!

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  6. This is one beautiful tag Kay... and I thing your interpretation of circles is fabulous. Gotta think out the box.... The corrugated card looks so nice... I never think to use that but I think you have sparked an idea for me. :D <3

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  7. i only have one word to describe your tag: wonderful! she sure looks wise!
    xx
    france

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  8. I love your interpretation of the circles Kay. The tag is beautiful and I'm sure it will be appreciated. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week x

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  9. This is beautiful Kay, I love your corrugated card and what a beautiful image. Thanks for playing along with us again at Stampotique. Sue xx

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  10. What a great tag. I love the use of the buttons. I need to try one of these challenges, looks like fun.

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  11. Love the whole idea and the way you worked with this week's theme Kay!Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

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  12. Wow beautiful tag!
    have a nice weekend!
    Groetjes Karin

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  13. Great interpretation and vintage colour

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  14. A lovely tag Kay. Love the torn background and the script stamp. Those buttons are perfect. I am in awe of your vintageness. Not a strong style for me but you have hit it spot on here

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  15. Beautiful tag Kay, I love the earthy, muted colours. Great idea to use the buttons as your interpretation of circles. Thanks for your lovely, supportive comments on my blog. They are very sweet and I'm truly grateful. I've bookmarked your blog to look over your gorgeous projects when I'm next sitting down with a cup of tea :) Pxx

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  16. Love this tag, Kay! I got the circle-thing right away and the cardboard inspiration was brilliant as well. Great work!

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  17. This tag is amazing Kay! Loooove the vintage photo and those buttons are super! ;-)

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