Wednesday, 2 October 2013

OoOooh Excited for GD spot for Stampotique

I've been sworn to secrecy for months now, but I can finally let the cat out the bag. I was asked by the Stapotique team if I wanted to be considered for a GD position and if so which month.  I chose October for two reasons, firstly I was at college for my teaching qualification until June, which I duly completed and now have a certificate for, and secondly October is my birthday month.

I was asked to make 4 projects, 2 for the challenge blog and 2 for either the designers blog or the Stampotique blog. Sam Read has chosen the theme for the first week of the challenge blog and she chose ATC's.


I took an atc sized (3.5" x 2.5") piece of white card and the salty ocean distress ink pad and simply placed the pad directly onto the card and applied some pressure.  I stamped the spidergrass in versamark ink and embossed it with vanilla white wow powder.  I then over stamped it with black versafine. I stamped the beauty verse onto white card, cut the words out and outlined each of them in black pen.  Finally I edged the atc in black pen.


As I'd also chosen these two stamps to work with, single tear and love travels I decided to make another Atc.  The background is shades of fresco greens, with vanilla diamonds stencilled over them, but then I gave the atc a few layers of bees wax.  I stamped the single tear directly onto the wax. The verse was stamped onto white card, cut into single words and each word was edged in black pen and stuck onto the atc with glossy accents which stuck to the wax quite well.  I then placed the Atc into a 2.5" x 3.5" photo frame.  So two reasons why it's not photographed that well, the wax and the glass, both giving off glare!!  But you get the general idea.


23 comments:

Samantha Read said...

They're gorgeous Sam, enjoy your time with the Stampotique family :) xx

Marianne said...

First of all Sam: congrats on you GD ship. You really earned this, because your Stampotique creations are always very beautiful. I love these ATC's you've made.
Lovely stamp this spidergrass and both cards have wonderful sentiments.
Great makes!
xxx Marianne

jojo79 said...

Congratulations on your GD position Sam. Great ATC's

Jo

Claudine C. said...

Congrats on being guest designer of the month!! I love your creations!!

Kay Wallace said...

Congratulations on the GD appointment at Stampotique, Sam--you are very deserving of this honor! Like Samantha, I am a big ATC fan, and love both of yours. Creative to have "cut up" the text stamps for use on the smaller size. Good luck on your DT application, too!!

Chris said...

Congratulations, Sam! Well deserved

Love your ATCs - especially the first one. Another stamp for my wishlist.

Chris x

Carol Q said...

aw lovely Sam. congrats!!! they're both gorgeous and completely different

massofhair said...

Stunning ATC's Sam, so glad you got a GD spot with Stampotique! :-) x

Deborah said...

Wooooo!!! Congratulations on your GD spot, Sam :-) Love those ATCs, especially the waxen tear.

Helen said...

Well done on the GD spot, richly deserved! I love these first makes for them, gorgeous - especially the first one.

isisimaginings.com said...

Congrats on being GD, it's well deserved. Love the ATCs, they're gorgeous.

Amanda said...

Congrats on your QDT great makes with your ATC's, enjoy.
Love
Amanda x

Jacqui Chimes said...

Lovely ATCs and congrats on GD spot

Lucy Edmondson said...

Congratulations, Sam! Great projects!

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

Love both the ATCs Sam. The overstamping of the spidergrass is very effective but I love the mystical look of the second one.

Many congrats on your well deserved GD spot!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

roc said...

congrats on your guest designing! great atc!

Lin said...

Oh well done Sam and well deserved!! Wish we could see the second one properly but I imagine it's stunning cos that's a great stamp!! Both ATC's are fab so good luck with getting on the DT xxx

chrissies said...

Congratulations and well deserved Sam. Terrific work on your projects as always

Well done on passing the exams as well.

Love Chrissie xx

All mixed up maz said...

congratulation sam well done on your crafting and exmams xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Congratz on your Guest Designer appointment. Lover your ATC's.
Corrie x

butterfly said...

Don't know where to start - huge congrats on your DT spot... must've been very hard keeping that under your hat. And huge congrats on getting your teaching certificate too!

Love these two ATCs - especially (of course!) the meadow flowers. The double stamping looks amazing, and so cool just to use the ink pad shape to create the framing background - brilliant!
Alison xx

Astrid Stulemeijer (AssiCrafts) said...

I love the blue ATC, it's gorgeous! XOXO

Valerie H. Wilson said...

So glad you're with us, Sam! These turned out beautifully! Thank you for sharing the details on how they were made.
Val :)
ps: you have awesome dogs!!

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