Friday, April 30, 2010

Introducing....MY STAMPS!!

heehee! Its May Day, today's the day!

Right, now my giggling is out of the way please settle yourselves for quite a long post (perhaps get the kettle on) lol.

As you may have read over the past few days, Stampotique Originals in the USA have produced some of my artwork as gorgeous quality wood mounted rubber stamps. This was something that I only ever dreamt of doing and has now become reality thanks to Carol and Jim.

So without any further ado, here are some samples using my designs which I hope you like the look of and may possibly trigger a few thoughts and inspirations of your own as to how you would use them.

The first example up on the catwalk is 'A Busy Day' using;
300.L -MEDIUM BEE TINY BEE MOUNTED ON THE SIDE (two stamps on one block),
3008.P -BIG BEE,
3014.H -SPLATTER LONG
and 3006.O -HEXAGON.
To give you an idea of size, the Big Bee is approx 3.25 inches from wingtip to wingtip so he's pretty big.





Second card to make an appearance is 'Silence'.
This is using;
3007.R -JASMIN
3012.H -EVEN SILENCE SPEAKS
3002.M -DAISY DAISY
3014.H -SPLATTER LONG
and finally the TINY BEE from 3000.L Bee duo.

The quote is very much a personal one to me, infact the two quotes I have in the range so far are.



Some of you may recognise the green frilled card inner as coming from the packaging of some Prima flowers lol- I knew it would come in handy!



Right...who's next...ah yes, a nice simple quickmake entitled 'Each Life'. Made using;

3011.B -EACH LIFE NEEDS IT'S OWN QUIET PLACE
3000.L -MEDIUM BEE from bee duo







Here, below, in 'Happy Birthday Chic', I combined one of the Janet Klein's Quails from the Quail cube with;

3002.M -DAISY DAISY
3015.F -STARFISH




I designed the range to work alongside the current Stampotique range of stamps aswell as to work independently, so hopefully they will work with the Stampotique Originals stamps that you may already own..



The little cute STARFISH is a really useful little shape to use within flowers like little pinwheels or as background texture or as a hanging star, aswell of course as on the ground :0)

The penultimate card I made to show ( cards were quick and speedy for me to put together as opposed to something altered or 3D as the plane delays/airmail left me with little time to create) is a little tag called 'Papillon'.

3018.J -SMALL BUTTERFLY
3021.F -PAPILLON SCRIPT
3016.J -FRENCH TEXT



I trimmed the base of the tag with sequin waste as it reminded me of the ragged edge butterflies wings sometimes appear as being.

And finally, now you're all coming to the end of your coffees, heres a gatefold fold card called 'Tranquility' combining quite a few of my new range along with an old favourite, Moon Girl, by Jill Penney. I specifically designed the crown and the mushrooms for Moongirl (BB aka Paula, do you recall my comment last month re the mushrooms? I couldnt believe it lol), but they will also be useful with lots of other stamps, inparticular Jasmin. The inside of this gatefold card has an appearance by the Little Birds by Josie Cirincione. Jill's, Josie's and previously mentioned Janet's stamps are all available from Stampotique Originals too.

My stamps used here are;

3009.W -GIANT 'SHROOM
3010.M -MUSHROOM GROUP
3014.H -SPLATTER LONG
3011.H -EACH LIFE...
3002.M -DAISY DAISY
3019.F -BOW HEART
3016.J -FRENCH TEXT









To see the full range of new stamps please visit Stampotique Originals where they can be purchased as from now. If you are not based in the States or prefer not to order from overseas if you are in the UK, the stamps are all heading over the pond as I type and here in the UK Happy Daze along with other stores will be stocking them all so please pre order to reserve any you may like the look of. There are 26 images over 22 stamps (including a bee duo and a heart cube).

May I take this opportunity to mention the latest challenge over on the Stampotique Originals Designers challenge site where this week you need to think a little out of the box and create something unusual/different for you or new to your way of creating either on a card or 3D item...anything goes as long as its using Stampotique images only as its the second challenge of the month.

Please keep an eye open for more samples using these new stamps as they reach other members of the Stampotique DT's homes. I would absolutely LOVE to see anything you make with any of the designs if you purchase any (or of course, each challenge over on the Designers Challenge site theres a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to spend on rubber at Stampotique!

Thanks for visiting.

I hope you like them.

Wishing you all a happy May Day holiday weekend....even though the weathers gone all 'wrong' again lol.

EDIT TO SAY

AVAILABLE IN THE UK TO PRE ORDER/RESERVE FROM HERE at HAPPY DAZE (please click link)

Jo x

82 comments:

Anette said...

Very nice!!!!!Hope to see your stamps in the store in Sleen?
Congratulations. It must be a great feeling to create with your own stamps.
Greetings from the Netherlands,
Anette

Basement Stamper said...

Jo!!! These samples are fabulous and I can not wait to see them and start using them. I'm quite fond of the Bee and the Splatter long!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Jo. I can see the new Bees will be all the buzz!

Sue Smith said...

Congratulations Jo! You're stamps are absolutely gorgeous, the 'bees knees' in fact! The samples are stunning!!!!! So I'm wondering if they're going to be available in the land of Oz anytime soon? Hope so :)

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... magical images ... looks like it might be time for another order.

Carol said...

O JO, The samples are gorgeous. You did great work in such a short time.
Next time we need to plan better, huh? Put our heads together......
These are wonderful and I know they are going to be a hit.....will be arriving at HAPPY DAZE and CRAFT-EMPORIUM very soon. Thanks so much for your great work.

Anna Matthews said...

Beautiful images, fabulous samples!

Anna Matthews said...

Beautiful images, fabulous samples!

Jolanda said...

It's all so beautiful!

Godelieve said...

Wow Jo, these are fantastic! Super stamps and wonderful samples! I love them ALL!!

Deborah March said...

Love love LOVE those bees and butterflies!! CONGRATS!!

Hermine said...

Love it, love it!!

flutterbycrafter said...

These are stunning stamps, I love them and will certainly be ordering some. My kinda stamps, congratulations Jo, they are fabulous. xx

Joanne said...

Jo, you've done it again - amazed me. These are seriously gorgeous and I shall be looking to order some. Congratulations. xx

Paula said...

Again,Many congrats...wonderful stamps,I bet you have to keep pinching yourself!
Im still smiling regarding the mushrooms....great minds think a like,ay!

Carol Q said...

fabulous Jo. you have been working hard with the samples which are wonderful and really give ideas of what you can do with the stamps. congratulations again.

Julia Dunnit said...

Congratulations Jo. I'm thrilled to see them and very excited for you; they're sure to be a big hit!

Liesbeth said...

Wow, great Jo !! Congratulations !! They look wonderful !

Sherry said...

Congratulations Jo, they look fab. I love the bees but think my favourite is Jasmine - and she looks just like your profile picture - a self portrait! I like the quotes too.

Laura said...

How absolutely wonderful. Clever you. I love them all. The bees are really fab and I love the way they will work so well with other stamps. Well done!!!!

joanne wardle said...

I NEED the french text and want them all!! loved this post your samples are beautiful you would never guess what a short time you had to create them.

Sija said...

Congrats Jo, they are fabulous!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow huge congratulations Jo!!!!
These are so utterly amazing you are so mega talented and your creations are utterly stunning!
I am so extremely happy for you these are just amazing!!!
hugs
kim x

Greensleeves said...

I'm sure you can guess which one is my favourite - Silence speaks! The quotes are super! I think the tiny bird among flowers would be great for stitching over on bedlinen for kids (do I have time to do it before the baby arrives?)
Love the splatter too!
I think you made yourself proud with these stamps! A round of applause for Jo!

Ellie Knol said...

Jo, they are beautiful! I hope they will be available in Holland (also) soon?!

Moira said...

Jo these are stunning samples of ttruly wonderful stamps. congratulations, really really pleased for you. Can't wait for them to arrive in stock

Saskia said...

Simply love the bees!

judith@poppy cottage said...

These are lovely Jo, I particularly like Jasmine, but I knew I would from the sneaky peek. The bees, and the mushrooms are fabulous too, they are all great. I should think that you are really happy with them. Your samples are gorgeous, and I'm off to the Happy Daze link now, Judith xxx

Lottie said...

You are the Queen Bee - and yes I have placed my order.

Love 'em to bits

sam21ski said...

WOW - nothing more to say really!!!!

Rukhshana said...

Congratulations Jo! What a great selection of stamps.

Helen said...

Love the stamps Jo and the sample -many congrats. It must be very exciting to stamp with your own designs. I'm sure they'll do well.
Helen

Kim said...

Congrats, Jo!!! The new stamps are just lovely, as are your samples!! I'm off to check out all of them over at Stampotique!

Lyn said...

WOW Jo - they are just gorgeous !! I love what you have done with them - truly amazing samples. As you know, Craft Emporium will be stocking them all - I've just got to wait patiently for them to arrive now. HUGE Congrats !!
Lyn

Angelnorth said...

Congrats Jo, some lovely designs there!

Chris said...

Congratulations, Jo. Your samples are gorgeous and show off your stamps so well. Have placed my order already. lol

kim-paperbabe said...

WOW Jo congratulations your stamps are stunning, I love the sentiments, very thoughtful and the images are fantastic!!!
HuGs Kim :)

Willy said...

Congrats, Jo. Your stamps are super and your samples great. Love the bees!!

Helen said...

Wowza!! They are just fab, and I know I am going to be spending a lot more money, sometime soon I hope!! Congratulations, and the sample cards are just stunning.

Carrie said...

Jo - absolutely amazing - fabulous style - love them all and want to go play NOWWWWW - well done again - hope its the start of lots more to come

craftytrog said...

Congratulations Jo! They are all just fabulous! I love love love your daydreamy girl! xx

jan said...

Great release Jo! Congrats! The starfish do add a great touch!

Dotty Jo said...

Congratulations Jo - each stamp is breathtaking! I knew they'd be wonderful but you have supassed my wildest dreams!!! How naughty of you to release them on what was going to be a 'buy NO stamps' month. Thank goodness it's my birthday next month. I know what the birthday fairy is going to be buying for meeeeee! Jo x

Val said...

These are fab stamps - lots of different stuff - lots of uses! Cn see these are goinf on my wish list.
Hugs
Valxx

Gillian said...

Loving your range of stamps Jo, alot of versatility there, off to pre order mine from Moira, many congrats once again, your samples are brill. x

JeanFB said...

Wow, wow, wow, Jo!!! Fabulous images! You are so very talented. And now my bank account will be even smaller, LOL!! Love every sample, every image. Thanks for sharing your vision with us. :)

Karin said...

Fabulous collection of stamps Jo. I love all of your super samples too. Wish they sold them unmounted.

Cynthia said...

Really nice creations and I love your stamps!!! Just super!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Congratulations!!! They're all fabulous, and I'm so happy for you!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is TOTALLY exciting Jo!! Your stamps and samples are AMAZING! I can't wait to play with them and I'll spread the news on my blog for you as soon as I get back to my computer tomorrow!

Congratulations on the debut of your beautiful artwork

Hugs and Love

Vicki

Piddawinkle said...

wow, what to say, can't stop off to Happy Daze now, l8r

Heavens2Betsy said...

Wow! Your designs are fantabulous Jo. I love all things bee and your daisy daisy are a must have too. Love the beautiful work that you made using them x

Dawn said...

Wow Jo what a fantastic set of stamps and well done you - your cards show them off perfectly...


Dawn

Katy said...

Congratulations Jo - lovely line. I adore that giant bee, he's adorable!

Sarah Anderson said...

Huge, huge congratulations Jo. It must be really, really, really wonderful to see your own designs in rubber, especially ones as beautiful as these. The last sample is my very, very favourite, I love mushrooms and all the stamps on that sample are now on my wishlist!!! Well done you!! :)

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Congratulations, Jo!! Your images are absolutely gorgeous and your samples are purely outta this world!

dutchstamptramp said...

Congratulations Jo! What a fabulous achievement. Enjoy the moment! Your stamps and the samples you made with them are gorgeous

penibear said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, cannot wait to get some. Love the way they work together xx

Audrey said...

Fab stamps Jo! Congrats big style on this major achievement. Enjoy your success, you deserve it. hugs xxx

Ali Manning said...

These are gorgeous images and artwork, Jo - congratulations!

Carmen said...

I got a Happy Daze email about these yesterday - I was SO excited seeing them all, I can't even begin to imagine how you must be feeling :D Congratulations Jo they are gorgeous.

lisa said...

How exciting for you, Jo, Congratulations. These designs look stunning, what a clever lady you are and it must be wonderful to see your own stamps in production.
I wish you ever success with them.

Lisax

Linda Manning Findley said...

Congrats Jo .... they are lovely and you have super examples ... Linda F

Chris Arlington said...

CONGRATULATION! Such a talent! Look forward to more designs and cards.

Buttercup said...

I LOVE your stamps and CAN'T WAIT to use them! Bravo!

Shar said...

Wowzers! Your stamps are sensational and your samples are fabulous! Congratulations on your new release - too cool!

Lindsay Weirich said...

well done! congrats, the stamps are beautiful!

Dawn said...

Oh how proud you must be! congratulations hunny they are very nice stamps and you have created some beautiful cards with them

Love Dawn xx

Vickie said...

Beautiful stamps Jo! You're so creative. I love your artwork.

craftimamma said...

Jo, your stamps are wonderful, no wonder you are excited. I'll definitely be putting in a pre-order with Happy Daze. The only problem is which ones and how many can I afford, Lol.

Congratulations.

Lesley Xx

wwilloww said...

Congratulations!! Your stamps are quite wonderful!! I especially love the sentiments!! They are must haves...Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

Audrey said...

Love your new stamps!

Shannon said...

Wowwww Jo, they are sooooo great!! Congats to you on all of this. You really deserve it, you are an extremely talented artist and stamper. I very excited for you. I love the stamps, I think all of the Bees and the Mushrooms are my favroites. But I also love Jasmin. Did you draw her and all the others yourself? I'm just curious about teh process that's all. They are really great. I just placed a huge order at Stampotique, butas soon as I can your stamps are next. Oh and by the way, love all your samples as usual, beautiful work. I use my left over Prima packaging too, it's too nice to throw away don't you think? Congratulations again on all your new and future sucesses. I'm quite sure in a year or two you will be the next Wendy Vecchi.

Kathryn said...

Oh, Jo!!! I have been looking for a realistic bee stamp for the longest time!! Thank you, thank you!! All of the designs are wonderful and I look forward to purchasing them soon! Also, thanks for the great inspiration, your work is awesome!
kat

elina said...

beautiful work, i especially love the bee cards, such detail, feeling, amazing!

elina said...

beautiful work, i especially love the bee cards, such detail, feeling, amazing!

Vicky said...

Congratulations Jo, your designs are just beautiful, my very favourite is the french writing & the sentiment, & thanks for visiting my blog too :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stamps such a shame that the sentiment has a grammatical error in it.....it should be " Each life needs its own quiet place".....not it's.

AngelaC said...

Congratulatons Jo... I have already pre-ordered a couple!

Glenda T. said...

Congratulations Jo! I knew it was only a matter of time, your work is amazing, gorgeous and so unique!! Love all the eye candy on here and am so happy for you!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Many Congrats Jo - am lovng all your new designs...they are all just beautiful and I loooove those quotes :O)) Am well chuffed for you hun x

Claireabelle said...

Wow Jo, just fabulous!! Your stamps are amazing
x