Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Corrie is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and her challenge is "Stripes!" Here's what she had to say about her challenge!
"Today is my turn to set the challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog and I'd like everyone to make something with a stripy background. You can use ink, paint or pens whatever you like, just no ready made stripes with pattern paper !! I want you to do it yourself ! I am excited to see what you come up with but most of all I want you to have fun !!!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $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!!!

Here's a small striped clipboard decorated with Stampotique's Vine Scroll (Arwen McCullen) and Angelboy (Daniel Torrente).

The first step was to paint the front, back, and sides of the clipboard with a layer of Black Media Gesso by DecoArt, which is delightfully thick and opaque. When it was dry, the Vine Scroll was repeatedly stamped with Cosmic Copper Brilliance ink by Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts. Verdigris embossing powder by Ranger was dumped on, the excess removed, then the Vine Scrolls were heat set. 

There were some gaps between the Vine Scrolls and I thought the space needed something, so I sponged Cosmic Copper Brilliance ink over the Vineyard stencil by The Crafter's Workshop, then heat embossed with Verdigris embossing powder.
The metal clip was treated to the same process, though the inking, dumping, excess-removing, and heat setting procedure was repeated a few times until the Staples logo was eradicated. 

Multiple widths of Washi tape were adhered horizontally across the clipboard. Blue Green Light, Cobalt Blue Hue, Diozazine Purple, English Red Oxide, and Vermillion Media Fluid Acrylic paints by DecoArt were randomly brushed over the Washi tape onto the clipboard, wiped back, and repainted until I liked the look. Interference Turquoise MFA paint was painted over the stripes to add a touch of iridescence. The paint was wiped off the embossed Vine Scrolls using a baby wipe. The tape was removed and I was disappointed to find that paint had seeped under the tape. Oh well. Perfection is overrated.

Angelboy was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with black marker. Several colors of Twinkling H20s were painted over Angelboy's wings, which made them shimmer.

Acrylic Matte Medium by DecoArt was used to adhere Angelboy to the clipboard. I had a total dunderhead moment and didn't realize that the appropriately named Matte Medium would obviate the shimmer from the Twinklin' H2Os. Silly me.

I used Carbon Black MFA paint to coat the balance of the metallic parts of the clipboard and pronounced it done.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this project into the following challenges:
Perfectly Rustic Challenges: Embossing 
Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenges: Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes 
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges: Things with Wings


  1. This is gorgeous Kathi, I love how the vines look on the background xx

  2. This is stunning! I love the background you've created here and Angel boy is so awesome, his wings look so pretty with the touches of white.

  3. Great clipboard, Kathi. Love especially that you stamped Angel Boy in a different colour....
    Corrie x

  4. Wow, your clip board looks amazing! Love your color choices too. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  5. Arwen's scroll stamps works well as a background on your clip board.... What a great idea! Lovely project and very clever stripes!

  6. Really gorgeous clipboard, Kathi! Just love the color palette you chose! Great little fussy-cut image & coloring! Love the board bg and all the embossing! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. This clipboard is absolutely amazing, Kathi! It has jumped to #1 on my list for all of your creations over the last year! This is art--in every sense of the word! You rocked this challenge, my friend!

  8. This is so beautiful and I love your choice of colours

  9. Such a great project, totally love the embossing on the black. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.