Wednesday, November 20, 2013

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 126: SPLATS AND SPLATTERS

It's Wednesday and, by now, you know that means the Stampotique Designers' Challenge has been posted.  The challenge calls for splats and splatters in our artwork:
Today we are challenging you to use a SPLAT! of paint somewhere on your design.  We all love to get messy once in awhile and this week is your perfect opportunity to throw on some grubby clothes and splatter that paint all over your creation. 
You may think I got carried away, but since I love splats, I used paint and a stamp to create a whole lot of color on my art journal page.  While I was picking my colors, I was reminded of a song I taught my young children to help them learn their colors.  Here it is!




The Stampotique Originals' image I used today is from one of Stampotique's newest stamp designers, Linda Peterson, who has created a whole series of stamps (with coresponding text stamps) featuring Hazel.  This one is called Dreamer.

I learned early on from one of the Stampotique Design Team members (thanks, France Papillon!) that images should be "grounded" and not appear to be floating in space.  However, when creating this journal page, I was more focused on color than grounding, so it was not until I was done that I discovered Hazel's bed was, indeed, floating.  I was now past the point of adding washi tape under the stamped image as a ground. Undaunted, I colored in the bedposts to make them appear more solid, then grabbed a gray stamp pad and my index finger and did some second generation stamping under the bedposts. Not too bad for an afterthought!

I invite you to join me in creating a piece of art today--an ATC, a scrapbooking layout, an art journal page, a postcard, or whatever you like.  The only requirement is that you use a real stamp (digi stamps will not be eligible for the drawing).  At the end of the month, there will be two $30 gift certificates from Stampotique Originals awarded randomly among those who submitted a project!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  Both your visits and your comments are appreciated.

Cheers!

24 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is so cute and I love that splat stamp you have!! So cool!

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  2. Very cute indeed, Kay. I love all the rainbow colours you used and the little song you used to teach your children.Great how you came up with the idea to use your fingers to ground the bed !
    I still have to come up with something. I didn't have time today to do anything but I will be in my craftroom tomorrow all day !! Happy days !
    Corrie x

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  3. Love your colour splatters, Kay! Beautifully done and what a lovely idea for your card!

    Greetings from Vienna,
    Claudia x

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  4. Absolutely splatalicious!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  5. LOVE this page Kay! And your finger stamps are perfect, where do I get them ;-) Thanks for joining us at SDC :-) XOXO

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  6. love this Kay, lovely colors and a great quote!

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  7. Those splats of colour would certainly make for psychedelic dreams! Your thinking for grounding the bed is very clever too. Helen

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  8. Once again Kay, fab interpretation on this weeks theme. Love the colours and the new stamps - Im envious

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  9. wow! what an imagination!
    I think, this image must be true, I see all colors in my dreams! :)
    thanks Kay, for your love, support and kind words through comments on my blog! hugs...

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  10. That's a lovely journal page Kat, I love all your colored splatters !! And your idea to add your finders under the bedposts to give them a more solid aspect is good, well done ! Hugs, Coco xx

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  11. Ooh, I dream like that. Love that splat stamp! xox

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  12. Love this Kay, fabulous splats, I love all the different colours, and the fingerprints are a great idea xx

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  13. As usual, you did a fabulous job. The splats are so perfect. I love your technique for grounding the bed.

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  14. As usual, you did a fabulous job. The splats are so perfect. I love your technique for grounding the bed.

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  15. Just love this Kay, gonna be singing that for the rest of the day now!! Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

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  16. Love the colourful splats! and the image and words are lovely

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  17. wouw al de kleuren, de techniek geweldig
    Liefs Anneke

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  18. How fun, Kay! Love the splats as dreams... so clever!

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  19. Oh I love that stamp and the colours are so vibrant. Good idea to ground the bed like that... I may have just scrapped it and started again :/ I don't think like that... but this is a gorgeous card.

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  20. Gorgeous and bright!! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

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  21. Love the bright colours. A great splat stamp

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  22. A jump-out-of-the-gallery kinda card, Kay. Love those rainbow splats. And I have no problem with her not being grounded - she's dreaming!

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  23. I love how you give an idea of something to think about with the images of your cards! I realise I don't remember my dreams for a few years now, but the feeling of it and colours I do remember (and use in my cards) Beautiful card! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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