Saturday, September 17, 2016

Stampotique Challenge 'Put a Bug On It'

Here's my contribution to Stampotique Designer's Challenge 'Put a Bug On It!' . 

Soooo as my range of stamps is inundated with all things nature, that wasn't a difficult theme for me. I had a pocket letter swap lined up with my team mate Tera Calihan and so merged the two themes together (that way I could decide whether to use it for last weeks challenge Mail Art or this insect one.

This is my first Pocket Letter...I'm not sure how others go about making these, but I fancied linking all the panels together, image wise, so I placed all the cards on to the table as they would appear in the display sleeve, leaving slight gaps (as you can see below on the finished piece) and totally covered them all with watercolour. I then sourced all the stamps that might possibly work together well and went stamping crazy!!!!




Here's the list of all the stamps I used...all by me, Jo Capper-Sandon at STAMPOTIQUE ORIGINALS.





I highlighted areas using my favourite white pen (Pentel) such as the Symphony Scroll stamped images and extra dots , coloured in the flower centres and did a bit of doodling.

The photographs I've used here are out of their pocket letter clear sleeve as there was too much reflection going on, but you get the idea of how it would have appeared.

I hope this will perhaps inspire you into taking part in this weeks challenge. It runs over in to next week too so you have a week and a half still left. And at the end of the month if you've entered you will be in with a chance to win a $30 gift certificate so you too could add to your collection.

8 comments:

Nellie van Leeuwen said...

WOW absolutely amazing Jo!

Dotty Jo x said...

Completely amazing! What a beautiful piece, Jo x

June Macfarlane said...

wow so so beautiful

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous Jo, love the colours, a lovely piece as a whole, but the individual sections work so well too, Judith xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Jo, the colors you have achieved and your design flow are just magnificent! This took my breath away!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Helen said...

these are amazing Jo!!

Hillie said...

Wow!! This is so great! I love this work! Thanks for showing!

Gay Peplow said...

Love your colour choices Jo, the stamping works beautifully, great job :D xx