Wednesday, January 15, 2014

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 131: STARS!

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Today I want to share with you my art for the Stampotique Designers' Challenge.  It's Samantha Read at the helm today, and she is challenging us to use stars!  Here's her challenge:
I don't know one person who doesn't enjoy looking at the stars. Stars fill us with a sense of fascination and wonderment. Earliest societies mapped and traced stars. The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second and because stars are so distant, many of them millions of light years away means we look in to the sky from the distant past. Therefore, I am inviting you to use stars in your creation this week, as the main image or as an accent. I can't wait to see what you make, have fun!
I think I am experimenting with my "dark side" because I used black and white last week, and now black and grey.  I do think that the motivational quote counterbalances this rather pallid palette!  The main image is Angel by stamp design artist Daniel Torrente.  The cascade of stars in the background was created using the Design Cube by stamp design artist France Papillon.  The text stamp, To Be A Star, is from Carol's Collection.




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 at the end of the month to win one of two $30 gift certificates for your choice of Stampotique products.  Details for submissions are here.
Cheers!

45 comments:

  1. I'll have to think about this one although I think I have a star stencil in my stash. Your colour comination works very well and although stars generally arn't dark blue, it certainly makes you think of a night sky!

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    1. Thanks, Helen! Glad you like it! Come play!

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  2. This is wonderful! I love the stars (it's like Milky Way!) and the sentiment is perfect.

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    1. Thanks, Milla, for both your visits and your comments!

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  3. Really fab! And that quote is sooo beautiful! XOXO

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  4. Love the card and the text is super! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  5. Kay what a great project this is ...all those stars work so well together with that great Stamp of Angel and quote from carol.....

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    1. Thanks so much, Jackie. Your kind words mean a lot to me!

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  6. Wonderful Kay :)
    Love the words - I use them too ;)

    xx Arwen

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    1. Thanks for always being here for me, Arwen!

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  7. love the composition of this Kay and a fab sentiment

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  8. Terrific combination of stamps Kay, loving your black and white again :)
    Hugs from Poppy and me xxx

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    1. I like that word "classy," Kaz....thanks so much!

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  10. Hello. Verry nice. A uniquely striking project. Love the black and grey. Your field of stars is lovely. Great quote. OK, put me out of my brain strain..... whats a mwah?? Hugs

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    1. Mwah! is my signature kiss...from me to you! I like it better and just an X! ;-)

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  11. Sometimes less is more and that is certainly the case here. It's beautiful in all its simplicity and that quote is wonderful !
    Corrie x

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  12. You are always a star in my book Kay.....Great cascade, wish those stars were surrounding me tonight. xox

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    1. Glad to see you here, Corrine! Thanks for the kudos!

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  13. I love the sentiment! The stars are lovely too!

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  14. I love the sentiment! The stars are lovely too!

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  15. Lovely monochrome look making Angel look sleeker than ever, and I just love your cascading stars!
    Alison x

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    1. I agree that Angel is sleek, Alison! Glad you like this!

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  16. Black & white is striking and this us no exception, fabulous and I love your quote.
    Love
    Amanda x

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Renee! Glad you liked it!

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  18. Love your "dark side" :) Your card is great!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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    1. Hi, Sandee, and thanks for coming by! ;-)

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  19. This is a diva in her awsome dark world! I LIKEEEE IT!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Maria. She really is a diva, isn't she? ;-)

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  20. This is gorgeous Kay, I love how you've used France's stamp in the background, and the black and white is so striking. xx

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    1. Thanks, Sue! It was a fun challenge for me!

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    2. Sorry to be late to comment my dear Kay!
      You have combined these three stamps wonderfully!!! That's simple but brilliant! They run perfectly, and I love the stamps too. Mwah!

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  21. Hello Kay, how are you doing?
    need your help- I missed 2-3 challenge posts for SDC this month, can I make and add to participate for this month, will it be valid?
    actually, themes were totally awesome, don't wont to miss!
    pls mail me nagaonkarshilpa2@gmail.com

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  22. Thank you Kay for your lovely comment, i have now resubmitted and added another! Am enjoying taking part in the challenges very much.

    Your card is so beautiful, love Angel she has attitude :-) xxx

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  23. The color combo reminds me of night. I'm really lovin the stars

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  24. I love how you used these two stamps together. That was one of my first stamps!

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  25. I love this one... The stars are just gorgeous and she is a delight... a real feel good card...

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  26. Very fun stars and design.

    Hugs diane

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