Wednesday, February 5, 2014

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 133: PUT A HEART IN YOUR ART

So glad you are here!  I do appreciate both your visits and your comments!  When the Camel asks, "What day is it?", you know it is Wednesday, but did you know that is the day each week when the Stampotique Designers' Challenge is posted?  Of course, you did! 

This week, my DT romantic teammate Jackie Payne is at the helm, and she is thinking about another day--Valentine's Day.  Here is a bit of history on the holiday, as well as Jackie's inspiration: 
In Ancient Rome, the 13th, 14th and 15th of February were celebrated as Lupercalia, a pagan fertility festival.  By the mid 18th century, the passing of love notes had become popular in England, the precursor to the St. Valentine’s Day card as we know it today. Early cards were made of paper and lace. By the 19th century, they became so popular that factories started to mass produce them.  So, as the February 14th approaches, it's time for you to put a heart in our Art, and then show us what you have made.  I am looking forward to seeing all the different ways you add a heart to your art!

Here is the journal page I was inspired to create.  I have used a stamp by one of Stampotique Originals' newest stamp designers, Linda Peterson.  Hazel is Linda's "signature" character and is involved in many activities, this one is called Hazel Heart!  I also used Daniel's Hearts, by a more seasoned designer Daniel Torrente.  Take a look:


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.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.

Cheers!

23 comments:

  1. Kay, your card certainly brought a smile to my face, this is such fun and I love the way the hearts are not the traditional colour (except of course, the one Hazel is holding).
    I must admit I love seeing comments on my blog so thanks for all your lovely comments you keep leaving, they are very much appreciated :-) Helen

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  2. Oh my gosh is this adorable......so simple but so cute...those hearts are the best. xox

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  3. Hi Kay, love your blue hearts. Great colours and I like the way they are boxy and exuberant at the same time. Hazel is cute. Fab fun card.

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  4. What a great background! Stunning card! I love the challenge; I used my latest purchase (bought it last friday)... Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  5. Gorgeous Kay, lovely to see blue with hearts!! Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

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  6. So pretty and elegant Kay, love your use of Hazel and Daniel's hearts. So beautiful!

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  7. Love your journal page. My favourite colour is actually blue so this is right up my street ! The blue hearts look stunning on the background and Hazel is gorgeous as ever !
    Corrie x (Mwah!)

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  8. Love how you choosed your colors, great that blue with a little red! And Hazel, she's so sweet! Great page Kay! Big Hug!

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  9. O M G This is a great card. I love love love the background on this one. I would love to sit and flip through your journal.

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  10. Very different and very cute! I appreciated the history lesson, that was a fact I hadn't heard before, thank you.

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  11. Agree with the above. Your decision to go blue is brilliant. Great results!

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  12. I love this Kay, the association of Hazel Heart and Daniel's hearts is great, and your colors are very cute!! Bisous! Coco xx

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  13. How cute is that card... I love the little hearts Kay and I did not know that about Valentines Day so I learned something here too. Love the non-trad valentine colours... You rocked this one Kay. xx

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  14. Love this Kay, the hearts look beautiful in blue xx

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  15. She's adorable, and I love Daniel's Hearts in the background - definitely one of my all time favourite Stampotique stamps (top of my wishlist when I've next got some crafty spending money!!). Such a subtle, pretty background too - makes Hazel look even more wistful.
    Alison xx

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  16. She is so shy and innocent, beautiful!

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  17. Beautiful card, love the hearts in blue against the lovely leaf background so much depth. Makes the red heart really pop!

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  18. What a beautiful card, I just love both the image and the background stamp! Fabulous job my friend!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  19. Great use of Hazel on this page and love that you used blues on her.

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