Wednesday, July 2, 2014

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 154: VACATION/TRAVEL

Thanks for stopping by today!  What does the camel say?  Yep, it's Hump Day!  What he doesn't say is that it is also the day when the new Stampotique Designers' Challenge is posted.  He leaves that to me!  My teammate Kathi Rerek is at the helm today, and here's her challenge:
It's the summer here, which means it's the perfect time for a break from your everyday activities, like school or work! My challenge this week is Vacation and/or Travel! 
There's a lot of latitude (pun intended) with this challenge! I can't wait to see what you all create!
Since I am retired, it already seems as though I am on a permanent vacation, but travel?  That's another story!  I love it and don't seem to ever get enough of it!!  

Now, to the task at hand!  Linda Peterson is one of the newest stamp designers to arrive on the scene at Stampotique Originals.  She has introduced us to "Hazel," who is now the rage with the Design Team members.  There are several Hazel characters (many with coordinating text stamps), and you can find them all here.  But, let me personally introduce you to "Find Your Happy," my travel mate today:




Although Hazel is perfect for paper piecing and coloring, today my artwork is about her message and not so much the art!  This piece was actually created on printer paper as a "test drive" for what I wanted to do, but it ended up being just what I wanted. Hazel slides nicely into a 5x7 clear acrylic "box frame" for either hanging or display (it has an "easel" back).  

Thanks so much for your visit today, as well as your kind words. Both are important to me!  I hope you will take some time this week to get creative and make something for this challenge. The rules for submitting your work can be found here.  At the end of the month, there are two $30 gift certificates randomly awarded among all submissions.  Maybe one of them will have your name on it!

Cheers!

18 comments:

  1. Great text and lovely Hazel; perfect in almost black and white! Hugs, Gerrina

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  2. Fabulous card Kay. It's absolutely perfect for the challenge! Hope you get to travel soon. You are always welcome to call if you are ever in the UK. Enjoy the sunshine.

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  3. Beautiful sentiment, very CAS. A perfect way to display the words:-) xxx

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  4. Great CAS card Kay. I am very bad at CAS but you pulled it off perfectly ! Lovely sentiment too !

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  5. Beautiful quote Kay! I lve it in B&W!

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  6. This is a very delicate and beautiful card Kay. I love the sentiment and the text into Hazel's box is really perfect and so true... You have been very inspired by the theme, and in a clever way as usual! Mwah!

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  7. Kay, Great sentiment for the challenge, and I love how you used Hazel!

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  8. Love the crisp look of this card, Kay!!

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  9. Love it Kay, Hazel with this quote is GREAT!

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  10. So simple, yet so stylish xx

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  11. I love Emerson too Kay! Great message and I get what you mean about travel! gimme more! heehee Love your Hazel- her message has been received! xo

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  12. This turned out so great, sometimes we do things and don't realize that the outcome is just perfect for our project. Although she is not colored, I love it because it's message!

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  13. Brilliant! I really like how you ground all of your images and the tape at the bottom of the card adds all the color you need for this card, it's perfect.

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  14. Hazel looks fab black and white, wonderful card Kay, bravo!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend and Happy 4th July :) xxx

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  15. Hi Kay, Fabulous idea, cool and collected in Black and White, Hazel's message is loud and clear!! I love her tape measure stand too :D x

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  16. Love your black and white. A very striking card and true sentiment

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  17. This is fabulous and that is one of my fave quotes. I love that you used black and white and allowed the quote to speak for itself. <3

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