Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's my turn again...


Morning!

Today is my turn to come up with a theme for the new Stampotique challenge. Its an ANY STAMPS challenge (being the first challenge of the month) but if you have any Stampotiques it would be fab if you used those too. If you don't have any, why not?! lol....this is the perfect opportunity to win some as Carol and Jim at Stampotique are donating yet another $30 gift certificate for one lucky person drawn in a fortnights time.

Anyway....enough of the details...whats the theme? NEWSPRINT AND OLD BOOKS. I'd love to see what you can make using either. Whether its a page, an altered book, sentences cut out from the daily newspaper which have inspired you.

I made this as my contribution, but this has so much scope as a theme its endless. I used one of Stampotiques new mermaids, Smumanha (or 'the one with the pointy hair' as I like to call her), Swirl Stalks, Jo's Flower Cube and Splatter Long. I also used a punch to create little flower bursts of newspaper.

Another approach would of course to use stamps that have book/newspaper text on them such as French Text and Text Stars or any others you may have in your collection.

I hope you can find a bit of time to join in. I know you will wow me with your fab ideas!! The first 'batch' from the Stampotique Team are on the site now. Please check over there for the other contributions as the days go by.

All stamps available from Stampotique in the USA and Happy Daze in the UK, amongst others.

37 comments:

Jolanta Błasiak-Wielgus "olfa" said...

beautiful picture :)

1CardCreator said...

Love this tag JO, especially how the hair trails off.

Moira said...

What fun, a real underwater busy inky feel

Paula said...

great background,it sits so well with the stamped image.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi Jo! This is just gorgeous - I love anything involving text of any kind and this, paired with the stamp ... wow, lovely! Hope you are well. Pen x

Helen said...

Cracking theme, and I love your offering! Will try hard to play for this one...

Willy said...

Great theme and wonderful tag, Jo!

Sid said...

Great tag Jo!!

Netty said...

Another perfect tag. Annette

Ellie said...

Fabulous, just love these stamps, background brilliant!

glitterangel said...

Wow, it's fabulous, I love the way you've created the background, the colours work really well and I love that mermaid.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Great theme and fabulous take on it too!

Basement Stamper said...

very pretty tag and love the card you came up with it!

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Love the colours, love it all! :)

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

wonderful tag.

joanne wardle said...

brilliant, I love that you used the tag upside down!

dutchstamptramp said...

I love your entry the minute I saw it? Wanna trade entries for this challenge :-)?

Annchen said...

Fantastic ... I "go" in the picture, so much to see!!

Dotty Jo said...

What a fabulous tag Jo, love her hair and the print deatiling, Jo x

joanne wardle said...

brilliant, and I love that the tag is upside down.

Carol Q said...

fab Jo. looks like she's emerging from some sort of underwater volcano

Karin said...

What a fun tag Jo, love your colour combination. Great theme.

mustavcoffee said...

Fabulous, love everything about your tag:0) xxx

Kaz said...

Gorgeous Jo, such a fab tag. I'm glad someone else uses different names for the mermaids too!! x

Ginger said...

Great item. I love these mermaid stamps. x

Lynne said...

Hi Jo, your tag is fab love the mermaid, great colours, perfect. Lynne x

Sija said...

fabulous as always!

Marilyn Rock said...

Fabulous as always! I adore the top hat below, too! xxoo

Carol said...

This tag is GREAT, Jo! Love how you've colored the background so blue-ish and sea-ish.....gorgeous!
FAB!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Gorgeous collaged background, love it!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Jo, love the bookpages and you splatter x

Gez said...

Oooh delish tag :)
Love the background colours. Perfect.
Have a great Sunday.

craftimamma said...

This is fab Jo. I love EVERYTHING about it - all the images are great and the colours are lovely too. The book pages pieces work beautifully.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhhh WOW!!!!!.............yeah..............WOW!!

She said...

Oh Jo, she is gorgeous. S xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

I must get these stamps (and yours) really want to take part in this challenge.

Marie

Oh sorry this is gorgeous.

Marie

Alison said...

Jo - your tag is stunning, thanks for the brilliant challenge! Love that mermaid stamp & your fabulous background!
Alison x