Wednesday, January 8, 2014

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 130: USING SOMETHING NEW-IST!

Hi, and thanks for stopping by to check out what I have made this week for the Stampotique Designers' Challenge, which is to use something new!  Our SDC host this week is Kaz Boughton, who is being just a "little bit nosey"!  Here's here challenge:
"I am just a little bit nosey, so for this challenge I'd like you to use something that Santa brought you! Don't worry if you didn't get crafty stash, just use something that you recently bought for yourself. If you really want to, you could make something with the theme of something new as well. Just make sure you enjoy making it."
Let me preface all this by saying than in my family, birthdays are a big deal; Christmas is all about the children.  That said, it won't then surprise you that I got nothing for Christmas!  But, I do have new crafty stash I acquired on a trip to my local craft store during December.  OK, so I just might have gifted myself! 

The newest stamp design artist to join the Stampotique Originals' family is Linda Peterson, and I applaud this addition.  In fact, I have fallen in love with Hazel, Linda's signature character.  There are 13 Hazel stamps, most with coordinating text stamps.  I have used two today:



I hope you will join me in creating something for the Stampotique Designers' Challenge each week.  The use of Stampotique Originals' stamps is not required.  You can use any rubber or clear stamps (no digital stamps) that you have to participate and gain a chance to win one of two $30 gift certificates for your choice of Stampotique products.  Details for submissions are here.

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Cheers!


42 comments:

  1. Black & white sure create their own impact - this looks terrific, Kay. I'm wondering if the background rays are made from little beads?

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    1. Thanks, Helen. The rays were created by applying Versa Mark through one of the Tim Holtz stencils, then sprinkling it with sparkly embossing powder, then the usual heat embossing. Simple, but with flair! ;-)

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  2. Cool Kay. I love the sun rays :)
    xx Arwen

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  3. Namaste Kay....cute Hazel and her balance. xox

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    1. Thanks, Corrine. Received my namaste stencil from Jessica today. Can't wait to use it!

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  4. Love your make! The CaS-style lets the stamp and tekst really pop! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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    1. Thank you, Gerrina! Sometimes CaS is the only way to go! ;-)

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  5. Hi Kay, looked for you over at Stampotique today and you weren't there! Here you are. I LOVE YOUR TAG. The black with the sparkly rays and then the uncoloured stamp. Genius. Also like the way you attached the sentiment. The simple metal chain is lovely. My tag tops are seeming to get more and more bouffy. Must try your simple idea. I really like this one. Really really..... How's the birthday month going?? Hope you are getting lots.......

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    1. Thanks, Gail! Loving my birthday month!

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  6. Love that little Hazel, she is fantastic on your tag Kay!!

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    1. Thanks, Claudine! Thanks, too, for that wonderfully beautiful birthday I received today!!

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  7. Fab tag Kay, Hazel is sooo cute :) Big hugs from Poppy and me xx

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  8. Fab tag Kay and Hazel is so cute!! Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

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  9. Love this tag Kay ...... Very nice!

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  10. I love the simplicity of this black and white tag ! Genius ! I am not a great fan of the Hazel stamps but she looks good on this tag. Hope you are getting spoiled this month and… yes I will teach you how to use Pan Pastels if you come over ! No serious, you're very welcome to come and stay and Russ too, in fact even Jake is welcome !!!
    Mwah !
    Corrie

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    1. In my dreams, I travel to you, Corrie! Would that it could be so! At first, Hazel seemed a bit naked, but now I love her so!

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  11. I ALWAYS treat myself to something at Christmas!! Love this, subtle and cure xx

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  12. I think that stencil is one of my faves. I got a few of them and there are still a few I would like to get of his :D I do the same thing at Christmas and birthday... that way I get what I really want. Nothing wrong with that ;) The black and white is so striking and I love the little yogi. Fab tag Kay. I hope that 2014 is going to be a wonderful one for you. xx

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    1. Thanks for the visit and kind words, Val!

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  13. Love the black&white. Wonderful tag Kay!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Nellie! Glad you like my Hazel tag!

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  14. Great tag, live the b&w, the stamp us super cute!

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    1. Hola, Carmen! Y gracias para tus palabras dulces! ;-)

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    2. Love this Kay, your sunray look beautiful, and a very effective way of attaching the sentiment xx

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  15. I love the glitter on the black tag! LOOKS GORGEOUS

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  16. If you picked out your Christmas gifts then you got exactly what you wanted! Love the tag!

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  17. Simple, but very effective and lovely Kay! You're right, Hazel is very cute, you show that perfectly!! Have fun with your new stuff my dear Kay! Mwah!

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  18. Beautiful CAS tag Kay, I love how you've used the stencil. I've not done any embossing in years, might just need to dig it out again!

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    1. I don't emboss a lot either, Sarah, but, when I do, it is fun!!

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  19. I love her designs too. Lovely CAS tag, Kay. I like the idea of embossing + stencil. I haven't tried that yet. On the list...

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  20. Thanks for the visit, Julie! Definitely try embossing + stencil!

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  21. You are so super talented. I just took a peek at your scrapbooking page AND your Wedding Scrapbook Designer, wow!! Love it!

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  22. You are so super talented. I just took a peek at your scrapbooking page AND your Wedding Scrapbook Designer, wow!! Love it!

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  23. So striking, great stamp and words
    The stencil rays are very effective, creating a very elegant finish

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  24. Delicious - so elegant and balanced in b&w. The rays are beautiful as a background and the yoga Hazel is wonderful.
    Alison x

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