Wednesday 27 July 2016

Stampotique Challenge Beach or Sea week 2

Hold tight Cecil!
Its the second week of the Stampotique Challenge Beach or Sea
You can find out more details over on the blog by clicking the Designers Challenge link below
The challenge is now every two weeks but you can enter twice if you wish, looking forward to seeing all your fabulous projects!

Cecil's new and he's new to jet ski too!

He's holding on very tight too tight which is making it go too fast! 
Cecil's pooch is just completely oblivious as he likes the trips out and getting wet too!

I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic for the background creating the sky with Titanium white, Primary Cyan and a small amount of Cobalt Blue Hue starting darker at the top adding more white to about halfway down the canvas
The sea was created with Prussian Blue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue and Cobalt Teal Hue working dark to light from the centre down

Stampotique Cecil, Hat Cube and Daniels Dog Cube were all coloured with watercolours 
Once dry I stuck the Jet Ski down which I sketched and applied modelling paste for the wave effect, painted once dry 
And added brushstroke of white to form the waves in the distance
To finish I adhered Cecil, flying hat and pooch

Monday 25 July 2016

Stampotique New Releases Blog Hop

Stampotique new designs Light the way!
You should have arrived here from the Stampotique Blog as I'm first to reveal some of the new stamp designs
To start with introducing Marsha and Arnold, these too bright lights are leading the way today! aren't they wonderful!!

The Stampotique Design Team are showcasing the new stamps released from Stampotique this month.  
If you haven't had a chance to see what's new, you can do that over on the Stampotique website 

We always love to see what your favorites are so while you are hopping around, make sure to stop by and say "hi" on our blogs and pop back to the Stampotique Blog and tell us what some of your favorite images from this release were.

Stampotique will be giving away a $30 gift certificate to the online store and a grab bag of stamps to two random winners who have visited the blogs. 
You won't know which ones they are so stop by and visit them all.  We will pick the winners on our first challenge in August

Have fun hopping!
Jools Robertson
Gay Peplow

To make the lantern I stamped onto Watercolour card and coloured with watercolours and Prismacolours
Splodged and dripped the background with watercolours, stamped Stampotique Spiralling out of control and punched holes 
Wrapped around and added a battery tealight

Tears and Tails of the Rocket Cat
Introducing Casper the cat by Stampotiques new designer 
Tracy Scott he's saying a sad farewell to a close friend flying into outerspace in the fabulous new Rocketship stamp

I started by drawing a half circle and appyling modelling paste
Once dry I applied DecoArt Carbon Black and Prussian Blue Media fluid acrylic graduated dark to lght and wiping back on the modelling paste area to reveal the light
Stamped Casper and the Rocketship with Stampotique Devil-ish and coloured with Spectrum Noir and Promarkers

Cecil's Cat! Happy Days!!
Introducing Cecil and one of the fab cats from Kitty Cube, Words from 3 Greetings all by Daniel Torrente
Coloured with watercolours

The Fossil Hunters
Introducing Mokiwea and Spiderwitch hunting for ammonites in the darkness lit by the glow of the bulbs

I created the background effect by appyling a thin layer modelling paste to a canvas board
Allowed to dry to form a skin and then imprinted with another new release Spiral daydream, which is totally fab as a background and imprinted looks like fossils
Once dry, I applied a coat of Media Fluid Carbon Black acrylic and highlighted with DecoArt Media Lustres Majestic Purple, Lavish Green, Elegant Enerald, Black Shimmer, Orange Flicker

I strung the Patio Lights another fab new stamp to light the way!

Thank you for hopping over, please leave a comment and let us know which are your favorite new designs

Jools :)

Thursday 21 July 2016

DecoArt Under the Sea Challenge

Are you ready for another DecoArt Media challenge?
The theme this time around is 
Under the Sea 
Be sure and stop by the DecoArt Media blog for some fabulous projects to kick start your imagination.

The winner will receive a $100 DecoArt Gift Card for use in our online store, come and join in the fun. 
You have before the 12th August to upload your projects and the winner will be announced on the 19th August.

Steam Punk Aquarium
Come under sea and swim away with me
Well at least come and play the challenge, any project using DecoArt Media Products
more details can be found over on the blog here

I love marine life and am totally fascinated by the creatures and colours, I also love the illustrations of  Ernst Haeckel and have hopefully captured the vintage colours

I also love steampunk so when I came across this sweet dispenser in a box I knew exactly what I wanted to create!

 Applied DecoArt Media Texture Sand, allowed to dry and applied a second coat to get lots of texture

The Sea life was textured with Modelling Paste & Texture sand along with pearls and seed beads

 White Gesso was applied to Plain chipboard ready for painting
 I looked online for inspiration on the colours and patterns

I've illustrated one of the large Starfish as you can imagine it took a while to do them all and it was great fun experimenting
 Applied Green Gold Media Fluid Acrylic blended Cobalt Turquoise in the centre and Burnt Umber around the edges 
 Highlighted the Pearls with Cadmium Orange

Applied a layer of Interference Magenta to the crab

 Interference Turquoise is just perfect for Marine Life! the Seahorse's and Shark loved it!!

  The main body and elements were painted with Raw Umber

Once dry a heavy wash of Carbon Black followed with Quinacridone Gold for a old rusty iron effect

 Mixed Metallic Silver and Gold 80/20 and dry brushed onto the decorative cogs and around the edges
 Fixed the corals and reeds into the base of the aquarium with Air dry clay and filled with fine grit
The sea creatures were glued onto the corals and reeds
I had to make sure that the glass could still fit over the top and then fix the lid on

DecoArt Products

Thank you for looking and I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful projects you create

Jools :)

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Stampotique New Challenge - My first Design Team Post!

I'm really pleased to announce that I am on the new Stanpotique Design Team! Woo Hoo!!
Many of you know I'm a massive fan and have one or two of there gorgeous stamps!!!!...

The first Challenge is Party! 
Time to get your party on any way you want using any stamps on any type of project!
You can find out more details over on the blog by clicking the Designers Challenge link below

The challenge is now every two weeks but you can enter twice if you wish, looking forward to seeing all your fabulous projects!
You will see details of all of the design team members and lots of inspiration over on the blog and there's also a you tube link to the right on my blog

For my project I invited a select few to the Party, they had to have a golden ticket to attend!!
 They were coloured with Kuretake Brush Pens and Decoart Carbon Black Media Fluid Acrylic background

Stampotique Party People
Hiya Cinth

Confetti-Daniels Hearts


Monday 4 July 2016

Stampotique Black and White

The Light and Dark Side

This week  Stampotique is challenge to "Black and White Only" a bit of a challenge and a bit of a favourite too!
I did a search on the web to get some inspiration and found this really simple but stunning graphic so, I decided to recreate it with Friend as hes a very dark but lovely character!
and using Picture door with Black Acrylic