Wednesday, April 23, 2014

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 144: 4" x 6" POSTCARD ART

Hello, and thanks for being here!  Thanks, too, to each of you who participated in the Stampotique Originals' Blog Hop this past week!  It was great fun to see what each of the Design Team members created with their favorites of the new Stampotique stamps just released April 15!  You can see all the new stamps here.  

In the meantime, the Stampotique Designers' Challenge has been posted, and Design Team Member Sue Davies is calling for postcards.  Here's her motivational pep talk:
Good morning everyone, it's Sue here and I'm delighted to be hosting this weeks challenge. I'm sure that every crafter has had that block where their mojo has packed it's bags and gone on holiday.  I know I've sat and looked at a sheet of card and had no ideas at all.  One way I've got to get over this is just to decide what size or shape I want to make.  So I pick a card or a tag, or in this case a postcard.  Postcards are great fun and it's amazing how much you can get on a 6x4 (inches) area.  So this week I would like you to make a postcard. Have Fun!
Surprisingly, I have made fewer than a handful of postcards, and none lately, so I was ready for this challenge.  I was also ready to use the Tim Holtz honeycomb die I just bought.  I have used two Stampotique stamps here, one a longtime favorite; the second, one of the the new releases:


Miss Snottie (by designer Daniel Torrente)



I hope you will get crafty and create something for this great challenge!  You can get all the details and submit your art here. Why not grab a chance to win one of the two $30 gift certificates randomly awarded at the end of the month?

Cheers!

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful collage postcard. Kay! your quotes always make me smile :)

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  2. Kay, I love your postcard, and I will be needing the Tim Holtz honeycomb...LOL you are such an enabler...LOL

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  3. Oooh I love this Kay, Miss Snottie looks right at home centre stage, and I love the muted colours you've used xx

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  4. wow, what a piece of eye candy Kay!!
    xx
    france

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  5. Love that hneycomb die, how sharp is that....Miss Snottie, well we all know someone like that, don't we. Nice collage background. xox

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  6. Kay- I love your card! The sentiment on there is one of my favorites and I think it shall be on my list of Mantras! xo

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  7. Loving this! That saying has become one of my favorite stamps now. You have done an awesome postcard Kay!!

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  8. Love your muted colours, Kay. You do this so well. Also love your background and that Tim Holtz die, well... lol
    Mwah !
    Corrie x

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  9. I love that die... I am looking for it now. Love this little postcard and the stamp is too cute. Love the colours Kay... this is beautiful.

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  10. Fab vintage postcard Kay xx

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  11. Loving everything about this Kay :) xxx

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  12. A lovely postcard, a bit Vintage as you love!! Mwah! Coco xx

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  13. Great collage for your postcard art Kay. I shall have to try my hand at this. (waiting for the new stamps...thump, thump, thump)

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  14. Fabulous postcard - I love the vintage sepia palette and that brilliant new sentiment, and the honeycomb adds great detail... love it!
    Alison xx

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  15. Love your card Kay, the great banner of Tim Holtz and yes my sweet miss Snotty, love the quote of France it's so true!

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  16. Dear Kay, please to excuse my tardiness. The sun shines, the garden calls and occasionally we must chase sheep. Love your postcard. Great colours and how did you get that lovely shaded edge? Great sentiment, a new favourite, and Miss Snotty looks like someone is pushing her out of her comfort zone. Thanks you for your visits and lovely constructive comments. Glad I am keeping you amused. Big hugs

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    1. Gail, I usually scan my (flat) art and place a scrap piece of patterned paper behind it so the "white" of the scanner lid doesn't show. It just adds a bit of interest!

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  17. Great postcard, working outside of our comfort zone inspires creativity. Your layouts always amaze me.

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  18. Hi Kay, thanks a lot for your lovely comment. I like your postcard very much, especially Miss Snotty...so cool :)

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  19. Just love this subdued vintage colour combo
    Miss Snottie looks so serious, she definitely
    needs challenging on her comfort zone!
    Cool honeycomb and postcard background effects

    Jools x

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  20. Brilliant in subtle colours your postcard is wonderful with Miss Snotty looking suitably surprised and wide eyed about the interesting sentiment, love it!! :D x

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