Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Inspired by a favorite book!

France Papillon Charles is hosting the Stampotique Designers Challenge this week and her challenge is to create a project inspired by your favorite book.

Here's what she had to say about her challenge!
"Hi! My name is France and I'm a bookworm. No doubt there are a lot of other bookworms among our lovely Stampotiquers.
I would like to know about your favorite books. So my challenge for you, should you accept it, is to create a piece, inspired by your favorite book. Let the story, the title, the cover, a quote inspire you!
Now you might have a problem choosing your all time favorite book, don't worry, it's not like you are writing it in stone, just pick one. Or maybe your problem is that you don't like reading at all. Here is how to cheat: go for your favorite film based on a book, we won't tell ;))) "
If you'd like the chance to win $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules, so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

I was surprised to find that this was a difficult challenge for me. As an avid reader, I don't have a single favorite book. I have several favorite authors, then within each author, I may have a  favorite book, so I was having a hard time choosing!

However, one of my favorite books of all time is The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. So I found a quote sequence that applied and printed it out.

Find Your Balance (Linda Peterson) was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock and onto Eclipse Masking Tape. The image was colored with Copic markers, the Eclipse Tape version was fussy-cut, the adhered over the image as a mask. Two of the quails from the Quails Cube were stamped with colored Memento ink over the masked Find Your Balance image.

Birdy Bonnets, Wee Owl , Rooty Toot, and Birdy Shoes were stamped with colored Memento ink, then all the remaining images were colored with Copic markers. Several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen were added to all the birds' eyes, beaks, and talons. Clear Spica Copic Glitter pen was added to the crown, then a few layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen were added to it.

Grass and sky were added to the scene using Copic markers. Rubbing alcohol was applied to a gauze bandage, then the sky was dabbed with the alcohol dampened bandage to mottle the sky a bit.

My beloved Black Soot Distress ink was used to edge the stamped scene, which was then matted with gray cardstock.

Ancient patterned papers from Keeping Memories Alive were edged with Black Soot Distress ink, then layered. The quote print outs from The Places You'll Go were edged with Black Soot Distress ink, then adhered to the card front. Quote marks, die-cut using an old QuicKutz font, were added to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Very cool and wonderfully unique it.


  2. What a lovely card! The quote is great but your card is super fun !!!! Love it

  3. I love this Kathi - very clever - great Stampotique images!

  4. Dr Seuss is always a good way to go!! And i love how your piece has the same fun feel to it as the Dr Seuss drawing have!

  5. Dr Seuss has always been one of my favorite authors, his books are always filled with joy and always so fun! I love your project.

  6. Well, I have hundreds of favorite books. Thousands of them. Can't possibly make that many cards.
    Do love the one you chose--the scene is perfect for the quotation! Love the combination of images, the coloring, and the design! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Great card, great quote !
    Corrie x

  8. Fabulous card Kathi, I've just pinned it in my 'Stampotique gallery by others' as I'm totally in awe behind my screen (this one is so perfect and so much well inspired!!!) and also laughing... :)
    Love the way you made the sky and grass, thanks for sharing as usual. Fabulous work!! Hugs, coco

  9. Love it, so bright and colourful, just like Dr Seuss characters xx

  10. Oh Kathi, this is fabulous, I love it!! x

  11. I love all the various birds on this card and all the bright colors, so cute and perfect with your sentiment!