Friday, September 02, 2011

Craft Stamper Cover Stamp



Yeah! I know!!! (nodding wildly...me again!!!)

lol

It's a bit of a Stampotique week for me.

Today is Craft Stamper daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!! And I was so pleased to be asked to design a cover stamp for them on behalf of Stampotique for this month!!

Joanne Wardle and I created some sample ideas with it and these can be seen on page 6 and 7 of Ocober's Craft Stamper..

Above is a sneak of one of the pieces I put together.... I REALLY enjoyed making that.

Below is one one of the samples I submitted that there wasn't room for on the double spread. I designed the Star to work alongside other stamps in my collection at Stampotique such as Great Moon and Big Owl (with separate wings that you can place anywhere) and so thought it might be handy to show you. I try and get new images to work along side existing ones and this one does that plus also has the treat of being TRANSPARENT!!



As you can see I stamped the star onto text from a magazine advert to give it a very different look.




I love working with Joanne (albeit 300 miles apart- lol) because we've known each others work style for 6 or 7 years now and can almost predict how each of us will tackle a stamp, so rarely have to worry if the other has created the same when working on articles or Design Teams (apart from once or twice when we've almost identical designs lol).

Below is a sneak peek of one of the makes in the magazine. It appears the contents of this sneak peek 'item'(so as not to spoil any suprises) were shaken about quite wildly by the postman in making its way across the country, so its a bit tricky to see what's going on in the photo in the mag, so heres a close up of a section before it left on it's travels. If you get the magazine, you'll understand what I mean lol



I hope you find it a useful stamp to add to your collection. Great for Hallowe'en, Christmas, kids cards, used on its own or en masse- all sorts of things. In the magazine you can see lots of ideas to get the old mojo running!Its a smaller version of the star that has been realeased by Stampotique this week. If you are in the States I'm not sure you get the free stamps attached do you? If not, please check out the Stampotique site for the larger version.


Top Tip- the star has a top and a base... when my stamp arrived it was stuck on sideways and looked a bit 'different'. The way I designed it is more or less the way its printed on the cover. It's intended to be a tall star not a wide squat one. But you can please yourself of course...you might prefer a wide star. :0)

If you happen to be near a magazine shop that sells Craft Stamper, this is the one to look out for! Otherwise grab yourself a copy online directly from Craft Stamper or one of the many stamp stores that sell it such as Happy Daze and Crafty Individuals here in the UK and Art Journey in The Netherlands.

30 comments:

penibear said...

Brilliant stamp, Jo, and I love the owl hiding behind his wing! Haven't bought the mag in a while, but I'll defo be getting this one.

Sid said...

Love your stamp Jo, and the mag is great too !!

inkypinkycraft said...

fab, stamp, loving the sparkly star.I am off to get my copy today....can't wait !trace x

Harikini said...

love the article and the stamp.
The owl card is so sweet, I like it very much.
And next month there will be an article from me in the Craft Stamper to, yeah.
So then we are colleague, isn't that fun!

Helen said...

I got my copy yesterday and it is a fabulous star stamp!! Loved the samples you and Joanne did too.... can't wait to use this one.

sasa said...

it's sassy little thing and the projects are all fab - looking good!

Jayne C said...

Ooohh!! I love this!! The first Friday in the month is my favourite day!! Very nearly ordered your new star yesterday...glad I didn't now!! Thanks for another great design! x

Elaine said...

Fab stamp on CS Jo, must be one of my all time favourites. I also love your newbie releases, I am going to have to add quite a few of those to my wish list. Love the project in the jar! Just fun! Elaine x

Kathyk said...

It's such a fab and useful stamp - I know you saw my blog and how keen I was to get cracking and use it ....... so, thank you!

Kathyk

flutterbycrafter said...

This is looking very interesting, love the samples here and am hoping to pick up y copy of CS this afternoon...can't wait, both you and Joanne make some fabulous artwork xx

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Loved the samples they look great in the mag. Like these extra pieces too!!!

Cath Wilson said...

Now I'm really intrigued and no, I don't live near a Craft Stamper retailer - drat. Love the card and really want to know what the other 'thingy' is, lol.

joanne wardle said...

it was such an easy stamp to play with, as you know i went way over the top and made to many samples! and it's a great stand alone stamp as well as combining with other stamps. well done Jo. i think this will be a popular issue!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love your star stamp....can´t wait till my issue shows up!

Laura said...

Fantastic stamp, supper useful too! I think it will get quite a lot of use.

Suze Bain said...

Just been to the newsagent and picked up my copy. Can't wait to have a play - such a useful stamp. xx

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful creations Jo! Can't wait to see more of them.

Sandy said...

Wooooooooooooooooooooow !!!
I love it.

Willy said...

Your samples in the Craft Stamper are really stunning, Jo! Love the owl card!

Asia said...

Beautiful :) I am the lucky one and got the magazine :) Love you Owl card too :)

Siobhan Brignull said...

love this stamps Jo, and your new ones are fab, I might have to admit to a wee bit of pre-ordering : )

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

I have received the Craft Stamper and read your beautiful Article. Wow Super. Also these cards Jo are marvelous. Your givce us great ideas.
have a nice wekend and greet
Marja

Karin said...

Great stamp Jo, and congratulations on having it as the complimentary craft stamper stamp. I see exactly what you mean about the contained star, you really can't see it at all in CS. it looks so iridescent in your photo truly beautiful.

craftimamma said...

Yay, I subscribe to CS so got my mag and YOUR VERY HANDY STAMP last week. Unfortunately I've been at my daughter's and haven't had time to do more than a quick flick through :( I think I need a coffee and a good crafty read now, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

AngelaC said...

I couldn't wait to receive my copy of Craft Stamper this month Jo because I loved the look of your stamp... and it only arrived TODAY!! Love the stamp and can't wait to try it out.

Lottie said...

This really is a very versatile and great little stamp - and a freebie too.

I just adore the samples in the magazine - can't wait to get cracking with them

JeanFB said...

Love it! Fabulous projects in CS, Jo - and a big THANKS for designing this star just for us CS readers!

Kathy said...

brilliant

Aditya said...

Hi Jo, Wanted to check if this was done by your? It is one of our fav prints

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/vxcC3xB0Xpikaxx_uEejFAxSXMEi1TYguuaWegweK94?feat=directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KUobWqoxYZfu4IMeE1mXlQxSXMEi1TYguuaWegweK94?feat=directlink

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Aditya...no, sorry to say its not one of mine, I really wish it was, I love it.
Jo :0)