Friday, March 01, 2013

NEW STAMP DESIGNS!! LOTS OF NEW IDEAS!!!

Time to  lose yourself in a sea of new rubber!

Stampotique release new designs  today, some of which are mine  (whahooo!).You probably haven't noticed, but at Christmas time I retired from the Stampotique Design Team after a number of years (I still continued to design rubber stamps for the company though) .

Today though, I'm back "for one day only" as they say, There is a blog hop showing ideas using the new images .If you are in the process of walking through the blog hop, you should have arrived here from....

-  Jenn's blog over at Jax Bean Stalks.

I received my new stamps just in time yesterday so quickly put together a few examples. When designing new stamps I always think about the other designs that make up the Stampotique ranges, and try and create images that will work well along side them.  You can never be quite sure how things will turn out until opening the box when it arrives. Only then do the ideas for cards etc start to really fall into place. Some I imagined a little bigger to reveal more detail, but at the end of the day they all work extremely well with other stamps in the collection and that is what's important.

Here are the new releases from the Stampotique (Jo Capper-Sandon)  Spring 2013. (sorry, as I mentioned, I don't know what the other artist's designs look like so can only talk about the ones I receive as its all top secret until reveal day, when this post goes live ...ie now, if you are reading this lol)

I thought a photo of them all together would give you an idea of the scale. (Flamingo is a biiiiiiiiig stamp!)

back row l to r- Fairy keeper, Flamingo, Seaweed.

I have to say, it's not often I think 'how did I live without this??!!' but as you can probably tell by it's appearance in the images below, Tenticurl (the solid swirl with holes) is my 'must have' stamp recommendation of 2013.... when I designed it I thought it would be useful, but it is SOOOOOO HANDY beyond my wildest imagination!!! :0)





Using Fairykeeper, Dandelion Duo, Spider Grass and Tenticurl




Using Wildflower and Spider Grass alongside Moon girl from Stampotique


Using Tenticurl in yet another way- as a perch for my Big Owl.(Doesn't Tenticurl look different in pink?!)




This next card is another  very simple design using Tenticurl (this time in teal) and Wildflower, along with the simple addition of a small Prima flower



And finally....


This card is VERY large. Flamingo is able to carry riders and cargo and is perfect for paper piecing as the body area is large. I stamped the Flamingo's body onto some pink patterned paper and I think it looks very effective even if I say so myself ;0)


Like how his foot dips into the water?  Last year I went to Florida and at the hotel we stayed at there were a number of flamingos , I loved just standing and watching them.

Below you can see how decorative Dandelion Duo and Seaweed can look when stamped and/or embossed in a pale colour. Together they make a beautiful lace effect with lots of depth.


The only stamp I didn't manage to make something with was Being Me. If any of you own any of the various goth style character stamps or the little monsters from Stampotique I'm sure you'll agree that the words from this stamp will work alongside them very well :0))

The whole Feb/spring 2013 release collection by various artists can be viewed at Stampotique

The next step in the blog hop is.......

 Kaz Boughton's blog 'Slightly Wonky Crafts'.

If you leave comments throughout the blogs taking part you will be in with a chance of winning some of the new images !!! Stampotique will pick a few comments at random and announce the winners on the Designers Challenge blog during the next challenge.
The blog hop main list is also there over at the Stampotique Challenge Blog so head that way if you need the full list of people taking part.

Hope you like what I've shown today- do you think any would be useful additions to your collection? .
I'm off now to check out the Stampotique DT's work :0)

70 comments:

Helen said...

Your cards are just fabulous. I can see Tenticurl being useful in lots of different ways!

Michele said...

beautiful work. the stampotique stamps are just fabulous! thanks for the blog hop. xo

Gez Butterworth said...

WOOHOO Jo! AWESOME new images ♥♥♥ Love, love, love them all xxx

shirley said...

WOW! So many ideas! Love all the creations using the Tenticurl stamp! Love ALL the stamps...but I must have the Flamingo!

Sue said...

WOW Jo, these are all wonderful, Congratulations on another fabulous set of stamps x

Helen said...

These are gorgeous images, Jo. I agree, I think the Tenticurl (great name!) is going to be soooo useful!! Great samples as always.

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

Holy cow! Wow, I MUST have Tenticurl! Not only is the stamp amazing, but then you go and show us all these lovely creations using all your stamps!! Crazy cool, lady, crazy cool. :D

Carrie said...

Fabulous set of stamps Jo - congratulations on great designs xx

R.Maria Sabina ( Lollyrot) said...

yeyy ! good to see your new collection!

Suzi B said...

Oh wow! sorry that's all I can come up with for these fabulous creations ...I want all those stamps.. I'll be broke but happy :)
Suzi B x

Ginger said...

I love your new collection Jo, but my must have is the seaweed. I think it will go on my window sill where my most inked stamps go, its such a great background stamp and an odd spot filler. Great work with the images. x

Lisa said...

Oh Jo, just stop it! I may have to remortgage my hose at this rate, and buy everything!!!! Love your style, the flamingo especially looks great, but I suspect that tenticurl will be my must have purchase- I already use a couple of your stamps on nearly everything I make- abstract foliage may be the only rubber stamp I actually wear out from over use.....

Kaz said...

Another beautiful set of stamps thanks Jo, I will be using them a lot!! I love how you've made your projects in such delicate colours. Good to see your work again xx

coco said...

ooh wooow, first time I come on your blog, but really not disappointed !!! Regarding your new stamps, I love especially the dandelions and spider grass, fairly keeper (although usually I'm not specially an adept of this theme), and also when I see your stunnning and wonderful last card, big Flamingo !!! Your world is just fantastic, and so beautiful samples today, thank you !... Coco x

france papillon said...

some of your new stamps already made it to the top of my list of'stamps i'd like to stamp on just any project'! Love the Seaweed, and the Spidergrass, and the sentiments, and the... ok. Love them!
xx
france

Netty said...

I arrived from Facebook as wanted to see your new stamps and they are stunning. Loving how you used the tentacles. Annette x

Samantha Read said...

They're beautiful Jo, glad you got them in time for the hop! I've got tentacles so off to have a play. Happy Hop Day xxx

roc said...

Congratulations on your stamp designs! They are awesome! Love your samples!

Korry said...

I agree tenticurl is a must have. You cards are fantastic!

Kristen said...

Awesome new stamps. Congrats!! love your cards as well :)

Lottie said...

Stunning new stamps and blindingly beautiful cards.

AssiCrafts said...

What a fab work! You did this in a day? Wowzers! Congrats with your new stamps. XOXO

articat said...

Oh Jo, I really cannot decide which card I love most ! I like the pastel colours. And it's really great in how many ways the tentacle can be used. This stamp is really a must have! :-)

Libby Hickson said...

Love your new stamps Jo, and your samples. Now I need that Tenticurl!

maria f. said...

No kidding Tenticurl is fabby. Love the polka dots on it.

Jane Wetzel said...

great new stamps ! love your makes and I have been having a blast with them here :)

Basement Stamper said...

stunning creations Jo, love how you used that stamp in such a variety of ways I wouldn't have thought of. So happy you could join us on the blog hop today :-)

Claudine C. said...

All wonderful! I am loving that swirl with holes too, I must have that one!!

Reflective Art Studio said...

Wow Jo you have been busy... I love LOVE your designs. Warmly-
Sarinda

hazel said...

Wonderful new stamps and I love the samples that you've made.
xxx Hazel.

Artyjen said...

Love those new designs ;)
xoxo Sioux

Jenn said...

Jo...I am loving all of your wonderful creations for the hop. You have certainly been busy! Great job on the new stamps!

Jenn

Julie Steed said...

Love, love, LOVE them all. Tenticurl is going to be hugely popular for sure - so many possibilities there.

Willy said...

Wonderful stamps and samples, Jo!

Siobhan Brignull said...

yay Jo, been dying for some more of your stamps and guess which one stood out for me first, yup your fave tenticurl, love em all but that one is coming to my house very very soon..xx

Heidi said...

Beautiful cards! I can certainly see those stamps being very versatile although I prefer the smaller stamps so not sure about that flamingo ;)

Kathi said...

I love all your cards using the new stamps.

I also love your new stamps especially the Tenticurls and the Flamingo!

Ang and Crys said...

Oh my...I neeeeed Tenticurl!! Love!
~ Crystal T

Sydney Neal said...

I just love how you have shown so many different and beautiful ways you can use this collection! I really love the fairy card, I love the pops of color with the fairy and the hearts! Thank you so much for sharing! Going to have to start purchasing some more stamps! :)
Hopping over to the next wonderful blog!!!
Xoxo

Solveig said...

Love your cards and stamps! I think I will need that Tenticurl stamp! Love all the different ways you have used it!

Kay Wallace said...

You are very creative AND talented! I looked at a couple of your stamps and thought, "Hmmmmm?" But, seeing you use the stamps together had me going, "Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!" Totally brilliant teamwork there!

Patti Senter said...

Isn't it funny how you look at something, like the Tenticurl on the block and say hmmmmmmmm. Then you see it, as you have shared so much inspiration here, and you think, WOW I gotta have that! Thanks!!!

Renee said...

Love your cards! Fabulous.

Linda w said...

Considering that you just received your stamps, you have created your own gallery of art with grace and style.

gettin' inky...

Fiona said...

Lovely projects Jo, and congratulation on the new release of images :) Your dandelion due is one of my faves from this release with Stampotique - I'm sure it is one that will end up in my stamp collection!

Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous Jo, I am amazed by your talent and can't wait to get my inky fingers on some(or all) of these little beauties. Fabulous cards too, ;-) Gay x

Alejandra said...

Love how diverse tentacurl is. Beautiful creations.

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful real "Jo-style" cards! I LOVE your new stamps Jo

Sonja said...

Great stamps!! Love all your cards too-the colors are beautiful!!!! TFS

Carla said...

love your new stamps and tenticurl the most!

Fieneke said...

wow, i look to farrytails (i don't know if you write this at this way???) you made lovely cards with great stamps.

Salla said...

All are super cool! Spidergrass and Dandelion Duo are the ones I'd use the most if I had them, because they're so simple yet well designed, and very versatile to suit in so many projects. Would love to own these!

Coby van willigenburg said...

you have choosen such a nice stamps and created little art with it! Love it!

groetjes coby

Gerda Weiland said...

Fabulous new stamps ! Just love the spidergrass and you have made some stunning cards with them, !!

Shannon said...

I couldn't agree more Jo, out of all the new stamps the one I want the most is the "tenticurl". I too can see how it could be used for so many different occasions. Thanks for sharing your artwork with all of us "hopper's", thanks for the inspiration and congrats on the new stamps.

DonnaMundinger said...

Missing your wonderful work on the DT but sooo happy you've continued designing stamps. Fabulous way to showcase your designs here. Your stamps are so versatile and now tenticurl has moved to the top of my list. thanks for the ispiration. xxD

cathy said...

Stunning work! Love the versatility of "tenticurl"!!

sara j said...

Your work has such a light quality to it...something I admire. LOVE the Dandelion Duo and Seaweed...they look smashing when embossed. Great stuffs!!

ionabunny said...

Wow, so many beautiful projects. Love the way you have combined these. Love owl sitting on Tenticurl. Lots to like here. Great stamps, well done and congrats

Jayne C said...

I love the spider grass and dandelion...just beautiful! But the triumph here is the way the stamps all work together....thanks for the wonderful inspiration! My long missing mojo just sat up and got interested!!

Kezzy said...

Wow your work is amazing and all those new stamps, gorgeous. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

AngelaC said...

Oh nooooooooo! Looks like I am going to be forced to spend more money? LOL

Kim said...

Oh my god the flamingo is amazing

Lori Barnett said...

loving all your new images! I need to win the lottery so I can get ALL your stamps :) Great projects...as usual!

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MaRyKaY said...

Ohh geez a Pete. I am loving that tentacurl myself n
Your projects are just too cute and the new designs are a must have Thanks for sharing

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Alexa said...

Your lovely work makes me want them all!! Totally beautiful new stamps and I love all the different ways you have used them.

Gery said...

Love, love, love your fairy!!!
Beutiful cards you made with these new stamps.
Did you know you have some strange comments at the end of the comments about viagra!!!!!
Maybe you want to delete them, I think ??
Groetjes van Gery

Vickie said...

Love the new designs and the inspiration!