Monday, August 24, 2015

Stampotique New Release Blog Hop!


Today the Stampotique Design Team is showcasing the images 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 here.

Here's the scoop about this very special blog hop.

As with any of the releases, there is a variety of stamps from our artists for any stampers, scrapbookers, and journalers out there.  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 come back here and tell us what some of your favorite images from this release were.

We'll be giving away a $30 gift certificate for stamps and a grab bag of stamps on two of the blogs-but 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 September.

Have fun hopping!

You should have arrived here from Corrie Herriman's blog, where she wowed you with her fabulous artwork.

Here's my card with Lucilla, Lucius, and Mirror, Mirror, which are all stamps by Arwen McCullen.


Lucilla, Lucius, and Mirror, Mirror were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Eclipse Tape and the plastic sheet from my Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner. The Eclipse Tape versions were fussy-cut. Lucilla was stamped onto cardstock and masked. Lucius was then positioned, stamped, and masked. Then Mirror, Mirror was stamped and masked.

E70, E71, and T02 Copic markers were airbrushed over the masks to form the first layer of the background. The same color markers, plus T04 were airbrushed over the Brick Wall stencil (Stampers Anonymous/Wendy Vecchi).


The masks were all lifted and the images were colored with Copic markers. Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) was used to add dimension and shine to Lucius's bat buttons and skull boot studs. Black Spica Glitter pen (Copic) was used to add some shimmer to Lucilla's earrings.


T01 and T02 Copic markers were used to outline a few of the skulls from the Small Skulls stencil (Staampers Anonymous/Dyan Reaveley).


Greyish white cardstock was die-cut with Spider Web Border die (Memory Box). Black cardstock was die-cut with the Scary Spiders die (Memory Box) and the Dangling Spider die (Memory Box).


Two purple hearts were punched and attached to each other with my Tiny Attacher (Idea-ology). Dimensional foam adhesive and glue dots were used to raise the spiders up a bit.


That's all for me! Your next stop is Samantha Read's blog. I'm quite sure she has a fabulous project that is sure to delight. If you get lost along the way, you should pop back over to the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.

P.S. I apologize in advance for any spacing issues. Blogger is acting wonky today and not recognizing paragraph returns. 

P.P.S. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Kim Howard and wish her the best. Kim is stepping down from her spot as Stampotique's Design Team Coordinator. She's done such a wonderful job with the team. Coordinating artists can be akin to herding cats, so she deserves kudos (and some cocktails).

P.P.P.S. Congrats and good wishes to Claudine Criner, who is taking over for Kim. She's got some big shoes to fill (figuratively as I don't think Kim's got big feet), but I know she's up to the task.

36 comments:

  1. Omg this is stunning Kathi <3 I love it <3
    Thank you so much for using my designs *mwah*

    xoxo Arwen

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  2. this is great......so much love between those two :-)

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  3. This is just fabulous Kathi and love it Great images. I am really excited about the new releases and thanks for a great blog hop
    x catherine

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  4. This is great Kathi. They look perfect together x

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  5. Gosh this is so clever Cathi. From the skull images in the mirror to the brilliant colouring with copics. But mainly I love the 'story' behind it. The idea of the spiders stealing their hearts. I really love it. Great new images. So gothic.

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  6. what a great way for using these stamps, love it!

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  7. An A+ for the creepy and cute factor!! I love all of the little details! <3

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  8. Ooh I love this! Gorgeous and gothic :-)

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  9. Great layering and coloring. Fabulous stamps!

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  10. Wow, fabulous job! The skulls in the mirror are too cool!

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  11. I really love this. Halloween is a great holiday and love the couple ! Amazing art work!

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  12. Spooky and lovely at eh same time. Cannot wait to get my hands on some of these new stamps. debbie X

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  13. This is beautiful Kathi, wonderful colouring xx

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  14. Love this pair, already added them to my wish list ~ Christi
    Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

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  15. This is a wonderful card, loving what you've done with Arwen's images.

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  16. So LOVE Lucilla & Lucius - definitely adding to my wish list!!!

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  17. Love the scene you created here. Love your style Kathi :)

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  18. What a fabulous scene you created. Great coloring also. Love that mirror.

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  19. Although I am not into skulls and spiders and things, I do like this ! Great job !
    COrrie x

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  20. A creation in my favorite colors..love this couple!!! CHAPEAU

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  21. Love what you have done with Arwen's images ...... Fabulous card!

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  22. WOWZERS!! your card is amazing!!! Love how perfectly you used your masks...PERFECT!

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  23. I love your card!!! They make the perfect couple. Thank you so much for your nice message-will miss all you ladies but will still be around :-)

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  24. Very cute, Kathi.

    And as usual, I appreciate the enormous generosity you show with how detailed your posts are. I always learn so much. Thank you!

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  25. wow! wonderful Little Szene! i love it

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  26. Amazing Kathi.....!
    I love the fabulous scene you've made with Arwens stamps - so inspirational, and don't they just make the best and spookiest couple?! X

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