Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What a fun-guy!

Its 'PUT ON YOUR BEST MASK' time over at Stampotique Originals Challenge Blog.




Here I sat Schu on top of a forest of Giant Shrooms! The mushrooms have all been masked to create the overlapping effect. All coloured in with my sons coloured pencils :0)




As its the first challenge of the month, any stamps can be used, but if you have a few Stampotiques it would be especially good to see them. If you are lacking in Stampotiques, and would like the opportunity to win $30 worth, then now is the time to take part in the challenge as Carol is offering yet another huuuuuuuge gift certificate for one lucky stamper drawn in two weeks time.

There are so many shops now stocking Stampotique stamps worldwide, to name a few they can be purchased direct from Stampotique Originals in the USA, Happy Daze here in the UK (where the silver metal charm also came from) and Art Journey in The Netherlands.




There are some fabulous designs over on the challenge site put together by the DT. It doesnt just have to be 'classic stamp masking', but could be using commercially produced masks, using tape to mask, sequin waste, masking fluid etc etc.

Also, this month we have the wonderful Jenn Shurkus as guest artist. If you are unsure how to mask using stamped images PLEASE check out the fantastic tuturial Jenns created which can be found on the Stampotique Designers Blog.
Theres also another fabulously detailed tutorial by Monique Verbeek, one of our talented DT members who showed us back in September how she created her gorgeous pumpkin creation.

Hope to see you take part in the challenge. But please, only ONE ENTRY ALLOWED per person because of the fantastic prize up for grabs.

Oh, and talking of hoping to see you there, I've now been able to secure a one off SATURDAY Workshop date as well as the Thursday small groups. The Saturday group will be making a WOODEN TRIPTYCH covered in Stampotique Originals fabulousness!! Its not a large group so limited places remain - if you are interested check out further info on my workshop blog.

29 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Love it, love it, love it. Wonderful. Wish I lived nearer so could attend your workshops.

Sue said...

LOL he sure is a fun-gi :)
Good luck with your workshops.

Paula said...

love the colouring...just shows that you dont have to have anything fancy to get a good result.

Dotty Jo said...

He's a sweetie! Love the overlapping/masking - fabulous! Jo x

Helen said...

Jo, your mushrooms are wonderful, I so have to buy them this year!! Great pencils your son let you use, does he know or did you "borrow" them, lol!

Marilyn Rock said...

You are amazing; but I knew that! Love this piece and the masking is brilliantly done! xxoo

Willy said...

Great what you did with the giant mushroom, Jo. Fabulous and lovely card!!

Ellie said...

O Jo, this is so gorgeous!!

Lottie said...

This is so amazing- your 'schrooms' look so real as though they are layered. I so wish I wer nearer to attend one of your workshops. You are three and a half hours or so away from me sigh.

Maybe I could persuade my other half to take me on holiday for a few days near you !

kjjc said...

I'm coming with Lottie-lol. Lovely card-heading over to HD now.

Kaz said...

I love this especially as you used normal coloured pencils!
Good luck with the workshops x

Chris said...

Fabulous, Jo. I so love how you colour your images. Looks like I may have to go back to school. lol

joanne wardle said...

a gorgeous forest of shrooms. Yoy know how much I love pencil colouring and of course you've completely outdone me!! absolutely gorgeous

penibear said...

It's great IRL too - Love it Jo, thanks xx And congrats on getting the classes going too!

Femmy said...

fantastic!! love the little guy on top of the giant mushroom!!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

omg, omg, omg - now i NEED Schu!!!! what a fantastic scene you have put together here, jo - i love absolutely everything about it... the soft edge at the left, the shading in your coloring, the masking and that awesome embellishment over the sun - favorite!
mwah!
val :)

Carol Q said...

aw that's just gorgeous Jo. so clever. and I'll get to see the IRL too!

Basement Stamper said...

Jo, love little schu on the mushroom, so cute. You did a fabulous job masking and the coloring is so beautiful!

Moniqui said...

Love that giant shroom! The bent knees, ow wow!Cute!!

Sid said...

Love all your effects on these !! Fab stuff Jo !!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous Shroom forest Jo and what a cute little chap Schu is.

Lucky people who get to go on he triptych workshop! Wish I was one of them :(.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Karen said...

What a wonderful card!!!! I am quite embarrassed about how long it took me to notice that he is quite a fun-guy, but in my defence, I looked at your post at 6 am, before I had my coffee. Now by the cold light of day (or rather the cold dark of after dinner), your wit has charmed me once again. Lovely card too!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Splendid piece! Wonderful coloring too!

Shar said...

Fabulous forest of shrooms! Love it!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing, I love the little boy on top of the big mushroom!!
Hugs Anja

2amscrapper said...

love this!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic card, love your mushrooms.

Sid said...

Fantastic card Jo, love the pencil colouring....such a soft colour effect !

Carol said...

Wishing I could sit on top of one of those like Schu.....what an imagination! Great card! Made me smile.