Wednesday, August 20, 2014

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 161: FLOWERS

My favorite day of the week is here again, so that means the Stampotique Designers' Challenge has been posted and we are free to move about the garden!  Kristen Catalano is our lovely hostess, and she is saying, 
We may be nearing towards the end of summer, and for most, the flowers are fully bloomed, but for me, some of the best flowers are yet to come.  I love the gigantic sunflowers and the autumn mums, and for that reason, I challenge you to use flowers in your creations this week. Have fun !
I have been playing with coasters recently, and decided I was ready to try something just a bit different.  Rather than using alcohol inks, I gessoed my ceramic coaster, added some paint and stamping, then--surprisingly--paper!  Here's my project:



As I didn't want the glare of the varnish to reflect during the scanning process, I will add that later.  I promise to let you know how the paper pieces survive with use!

I used three Stampotique Originals' stamps on the coaster:


Flowers For You (Maryse Carrier)
Flowers are love's truest... (Carol's Collection)
Carol's Flower, small (Janet Klein)

Thank you for coming by again today!  I appreciate both your visits and your comments.  I hope you will spend some time getting crafty this week and create something for this fun challenge.  Directions and rules for submitting your artwork can be found here.  At the end of the month, two artists will be randomly selected to receive $30 gift certificates for products found in the Stampotique "store."

Cheers!


21 comments:

  1. Almost a shame to put a cup (or glass of wine) on it ;-)

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  2. One of my favourite techniques is to stamp onto coasters and paint them so for me your coaster is a huge hit and very inspiring.

    Great colours and images and a fabulous
    quote:-) xxx

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  3. Fabulous idea for a set of coasters! xx

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  4. Too nice to use!!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  5. Pretty mmmm, just want to stroke it, just like Gollum :D I hope it endures Kay xxx

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  6. I love your coasters Kay and this one did not disappoint, so cute and I love that it's all green. What a perfect quote as well.

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  7. The colour of your coaster makes me think of spring. Hmmm sitting in the garden with a nice glass of red on this lovely coaster !
    Corrie x

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  8. So simple and so beautiful Kay! I love it!! xoxo
    (getting closer)

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  9. This is so pretty Kay, and very relaxing so perfect for your glass of vino. I love making coasters 'cos they actually get used so you must use yours and enjoy it every day! I don't mean you have to drink wine every day, but a little bit of what you fancy... lol xx

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  10. Does mowing the lawn count? Love your happy page. xox

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  11. That will be a wonderful coaster!!! I love Carol's flower and Flowers for you too, both are among my favorites! And as usual, you chose the perfect quote. :) A big hug to you, Coco

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  12. Kay, I love your coaster and it is perfect for this weeks flower challenge!

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  13. I love the idea of stamped coasters. Carol's Flower really is a GREAT image, and your colour palette is so fresh and summery - perfect for use during a summer luncheon! Roz M.

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  14. Fresh and clean design! Great make! Hugs, Gerrina

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  15. Marvellous Kay, I've been meaning to 'do' a coaster for ages and you've inspired me :)
    Wishing you a lovely weekend xx

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  16. Brilliant idea! Fabulous colour and the flower and stamps are so sweet

    Jools x

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  17. A coaster! What a wonderful idea. I like art you can use everyday in some form. Is the little girl "fussy cut" or did you use a machine? Nice border around the cut out.

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  18. So adorable Kay. Love the idea of using a coaster. You ROCKED this challenge!

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  19. This is lovely. She looks soo sweet holding the flowers. Do please let us know how it stands up. Wouldn't have thought to add paper to a ceramic coaster. Must give it go. Hugs

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  20. Yikes... I am so happy that we are just starting it seems to have been a long winter. I have the blanket out under the trees so my babies can get a little sun... I can't want to take them swimming. :D

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