Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Repeat Yourself!

Samantha Read is the hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and her challenge is to "Repeat Yourself". Here's what she had to say about her challenge.
"I recently read that the human eye likes things that are repeated, so for this week's challenge I'm inviting you to use some sort of repetition on your creations. A stamp stamped more than once or even your own doodling, it's up to you but most importantly have fun!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!!  Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's my card that uses Stampotique's fun new Jasper Fruhling (Daniel Torrente) and "Just Keep On" (Kate Crane).

Have you seen all of Stampotique's new release stamps yet? If not, why not? What's your favorite? There's no way that I could choose a favorite, so I'm glad no one forced me to choose one!

However, I really like Jasper Fruhling because I think he looks like he's singing and dancing. So I decided to create a scene where he was doing just that. While I was doing so, kept hearing a medley of dance music in my head, including the Jackson Five's Dance Machine. I'm weird like that. 

Jasper Fruhling was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock, then again onto Eclipse Tape (Judikins). The Eclipse Tape version was fussy-cut, then placed on the cardstock to mask Jasper. Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner, Jasper Fruhling was stamped two more times. Technically, since I was primarily hearing Dance Machine in my head, I should have stamped five Jaspers. The Eclipse tape mask was lifted and set aside for another day. All three Jaspers were colored with Copic markers, which retrospectively, I should have colored with a different color scheme. Nothing like 20/20 hindsight.

Anyway, after I was done coloring all three Jaspers, I carefully traced the Rays Layering stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous) with a Y00 Copic marker, lifted the stencil, and colored in the rays. I also sponged Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink (Ranger) over the Dot Fade Layering stencil randomly.

Musical notation Washi tape was used to ground the Jaspers, so they didn't look like they were dancing in mid-air. Since my stash is a bit low on birthday cards, I die-cut Celebrate (Die-Versions) and Party (Little B) from orange cardstock to match Jasper's hair. 

The image panel's edges were distressed using my Paper Distressor (Tonic Studios) and the edge of a scissor. The image panel was matted with blue cardstock, then stapled to a card front cut from green polka-dotted patterned paper from a 6x6 Double Dot pad (Bo-Bunny) using my Tiny Attacher Tool (Idea-ology).

"Just Keep On" was stamped onto vellum with Jet Black StazOn ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts), then die-cut with one of the dies from the Fishtail Flags set (Die-namics).

Since the theme of this challenge is "Repeat Yourself", I also used Tiny Attacher staples to attach the sentiment flag between the two pieces of Washi tape.

Thanks for visiting today!

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  1. These guys are so great on the card, I love that there are three, so clever!

  2. This is so much fun Kathi, love it!

  3. Oh boy... that's definitely a good party! Fabulous card.
    Alison x