Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Girly girl sits sewing under the arches with freebies...eh?



A busy blogging day for me... I have a double(make that triple) post to do today as I'm involved with two teams that have challenge themes that both go live at the same time.

Hence the merged title of my post lol



Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC#19

First off the starting blocks is Girly Girl, the challenge set for Stampotique Originals by team member Kim Prince.
I admit, I struggled with the theme....I'm not a natural Girly Girl by any stretch of the imagination so after much deliberation put together a very simple little notebook using 'Splatter Long', 'Mwah!and Kiss', and 'Marci'.All by Stampotique Originals.





Stampotique are continuing to be incredibly generous by offering one lucky participant a $30 Gift Certificate to spend on stamps in their online store. YES!! $30!!! The winner will be drawn at random and announced as usual in two weeks time. As its the first challenge of the month any stamps can be used for this theme but if you have any Stampotiques amongst your collection it would be fabulous to see them.

The guest artist for this month over at Stampotique is none other than the extremely talented artist and fellow Stampotique Stamp Designer Janet Klein. Please keep an eye out over there for Janets fabulous artwork. More details can be found here.

Stampotique Originals are also available here in the UK from Happy Daze.

Gingersnap Creations GS#78 Sewing Notions



Also today Gingersnap Creations announce their latest challenge theme of Sewing Notions. I didnt actually know what notions were, how embarrassing is that, I'd never heard that expression before, so once I'd been set on the right track and knew what it was all about I got to work putting together this card using pins, netting (from a vegetable bag), velvet and ribbon and stamps from Crafty Individuals.



The main stamp CI-285 recently released from Crafty individuals couldn't have been more perfect for the theme I felt, used alongside a tape measure stamp and that gorgeous printed image, also from the same company.Lots of distressing, crackle paint, scribbling and overlaying involved here. Weighs a fair bit as it kept evolving and moving into different directions lol. It would certainly need a 1st Class Large stamp for the mail.

GC#75 Gingersnap Creations Arches




And due to events beyond my control I missed out on blogging my GC#75 Random Redhead Challenge Arches contribution for Gingersnap Creations. You still have time to take part in this challenge theme as it doesnt finish until Sunday 14th November. Any arches...use the shape to create onto or incorporate stamps or images of arches within your artwork.



I decided to use the CI-264 arch, again from Crafty Individuals, remove the central image it comes with and replace that with one of the Crafty Individuals printed paper images from their People and Places books.



Fabulous news too in that Jean and Malcolm (Crafty Individuals) are giving away TWO FREE BACKGROUND PAPER BOOKS (Springtime and Travels in Italy) with every order over £25!! A fantastic offer. If you haven't tried their background papers now is the time to get on over there and try them for free - lets face it, £25 is easy to spend when faced with such a wonderful selection of images and alterables.

Well I think that ends the longest post ever lol...

I hope you will find time to play along with Stampotique and Gingersnap Creations.

19 comments:

Carmen said...

They are all beautiful but I am love with girly girl :P

I love your title too!

JeanFB said...

Wow, Jo, you've been busy! All of these creations are absolutely gorgeous, your attention to detail never ceases to amaze and inspire me. :) Thanks for sharing your fabulous work.

Helen said...

Love Marcie!! Good to see you having (finding? making? lol) time to meet your challenges!

Karen said...

Here endeth the post indeed! What a lovely treat - three projects, great descriptions, a thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying link to click. Will have to try the Girly Girl challenge - I have a couple of girl stamps from Stampotique now, and I think they are calling my name.

Lottie said...

What a crafty marathon you have been on! All so different and adorable.

Love the little notebook - well I love them all actually - but that girly girl looks so much like me - it was love at first sight!

kjjc said...

yay lovely creations-do love seeing your posts.

Sandy said...

Wow your work rock.
Big applause and standing ovation from me to your unique work Jo. Love them all.

mustavcoffee said...

Love your art Jo. Each piece is beautiful, the colours are soft and totally yummy! I still have trouble warming to Marcie but there you go! :0) xx

Dotty Jo said...

these are all fabulous Jo, you have such an amazing style! Have to say that girly girl on card one has stolen my heart1 Jo x

Katy said...

Love the girly girl - fab!

Shar said...

Wow! I love all your great pieces! All spectacular!

penny4thoughts said...

I love your notions piece, Jo! Just a gorgeous feel about the whole piece. That CI stamp is too perfect!

Basement Stamper said...

For someone who doesn't do Girly Girl you did a great job, that is too cute!

Sid said...

Great and very inspirational Jo !

Jan said...

Beautiful art!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Long but to our advantage...three for the price of one....wonderful pieces as always...such an inspiration!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Jo, the pieces are beautiful - so inspired! I'm going to have to work outside of my little "card box" next time and try to come up with something fun like your girly notebook - most excellent!

Willy said...

Love all your projects, Jo! So much inspiration...

Amy said...

i could look at your pieces all day long..everything is unbelievabl'y to the best detail!