Wednesday, June 13, 2012

All you need is one Stampotique stamp!



 It's time for another challenge over at Stampotique. This challenge, all you need to take part is ONE...yes ONE Stampotique stamp. So even if you just have the freebie Stampotique star still from your Craft Stamper a while back, you could take part and be in with a chance of winning $30 worth of your choice of rubber from the Stampotique Originals site in the draw that takes place in a couple of weeks!!!

                                  

 All you have to do is use the same image twice on your creation.

 There are lots of ideas over on the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog to get your mind ticking over, including a card from the Stampotique DT Guest Designer this month, Claire Boelema.

 I decided to use a bleach technique and my Small Butterfly to make this...



                          

 I sprayed colour onto a white card. I then dabbed the Small Butterfly stamp onto folded kitchen roll that I had covered lightly with bleach on an old plate (just the cheap sort of bleach) and stamped into the sprayed area. After about 30 seconds you see the ghostly image appear just like 'invisible ink' when you were a kid. After cleaning the stamp straight away, I finished the card with a black StazOn imprint of the butterfly and the word 'Beauty' from the Beauty Verse, then did a bit of the old matt and layering to smarten the whole thing up. A simple technique, takes minutes, but quite effective I always think and one that I always enjoy.

 I hope that you will join in with us if you are able to. One Stampotique stamp is all it takes....and use it twice!

ps...thanks for all the get well wishes for my little lad last post...he's getting there.

24 comments:

Helen said...

Love this card, Jo!! Will check out the challenge tonight...

Suzi B said...

Simply beautiful, love it.
suzi b :)

GinaA said...

You are so creative, this is a super design.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is so gorgeousJo. What a marvelous creation. beautiful butterflies also with the bleach.
Lovely greet
Marja

Kaz said...

Lovely card Jo x

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous, love how the bleached butterfly looks!

Elaine said...

Lovely card, simple, but clever. Glad to hear your little lad is on the right track. Elaine x

Carol Q said...

very clever and absolutely beautiful Jo.

Netty said...

another fab design, x

Happy Days said...

Love this card - I must try stamping with bleach (under adult supervision of course).

Glad Kane's on the mend.

Claire xxx

Shar said...

Great effect, Jo! Love it!

Karen said...

Stunning! So simple and elegant yet textural and interesting. I love it. Glad to hear your son is on the mend.

Sid said...

Lovely card Jo !!

Willy said...

Such a beauty, Jo!

R.Maria Sabina ( Lollyrot) said...

just stunning!

Rein said...

Beautiful!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful! Love the bleached stamping!

Marijke said...

this is just amazing, love it

Terstamper said...

What a beautiful serene card. I love the colours, very tranquil.

Ter ;) Canada.

Jean Hardy said...

What beautiful cards you have been making Jo - and so sorry to hear that your son has been poorly - best wishes to all of you! Jean

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Jo. Hope your son is feeling much better. Lynne

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is the perfect word to use...beauty...it truly is at that!
Do you still contribute to the Craft Stamper Mag?....where are all my favorite people in that mag...you, Joanna, Rachel Emily.........

dutchstamptramp said...

What a wonderful idea, love it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful card, the result of the bleaching technique is fabulous.