Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Orange and Turquoise Challenge and Newz

I'm so excited to share with you that this month I am the Guest Designer for Stampotique Stamps!  I love the variety of stamp designers that share this site, so many different styles to choose from.  They have adorable to zany...and everything in between.

Their current challenge is orange and turquoise, .....now how do I turn that into a little "love" I said, well....I found the most funnest way.  I used my friend Smiles, colored him with watercolor pencils and popped him up on a background I made.  His balloon is from a piece of paper from my stash, and decorated with part of this heart stamp.


Then I found a piece of paper to use as my bottom layer in my stash, and decided to decorate my "handmade" paper with white paint and a bottle cap to match.  I think he luv's YOU!

My friend Dyan just posted on YouTube how she made some background papers she calls the Ghosting tech, and I just had to try it.  This tech is only for the brave imo, as my hands are still inky, it took me hours, (I used a vinyl tablecloth and the entire Sunday newspaper to cover my kitchen table), and most important, I had a blast!   My papers turned out just FAB, I luv them and you can see them next.  Would I do it again, yeppers, fer sure! 

This is the batch....

and this is the last one I made, guess I finally got the hang of it, it's my fav...

Can you imagine all the possibilities you can have out of this one piece of  cs!  My kinda' fun!  If you decide to make some of these, please let me see what you come up with.

I'll be back again soon with another project for Stampotique.  Thanks for stoppin' by, hugz.............

27 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

That is cool- are these inks available in the US? Gorgeous watercolor effects! I love your orange and blue background too! Are you going to CHA???

Beth said...

OMG GF that image cracks me up.....your card is gorgeous and congrats on the GD stint you will be great.

Love your colors on the papers at the bottom they are beautiiiful.

Hugs

1CardCreator said...

Very cool, I love that paper technique too, thanks for sharing the link. ~Diane

Willy said...

Fabulous card and wonderful result of the ghosting technique, Gerrie!

Basement Stamper said...

we are so happy to have you as part of the dt this month! Love the background and I'll trust you when you tell me it's a dirty mess LOL!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Your papers are fantastic! - the colours are just superb. Will definately have a look at the video. Thanks.
.... the card is lovely too!

Traci S. said...

Hi Gerrie~

Love the orange and turquoise card. That little guy is so funny! He cracks me up when you use him in a sweet setting! lol

I LOVE the paper you designed. I am so curious about this. Stampers can't be afraid of a little ink on their hands, can they? lol The colors and designs in it are just so beautiful.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

craftattack said...

Great idea with wonderful results!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful image, great background.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Love your card and your ghost background look stunning. Know what you mean about mess - I was making backgrounds with the dylusions inks and even though I sprayed inside a pizza box it's everywhere but the results are always fun and bright

Netty said...

Loving your card and that stamp, its all great.
Wow thanks for the Utube link for those amazing backgrounds, will definitely check it out. Annette x

Evelyn S. said...

Just darling, Gerrie!

Would Ranger spray washes work? I have the original colors in the big bottles.

Lori said...

Love that card, and those papers are LUSH! Love those!

MA said...

OMG..this is awesome! Can you use any solid spray ink? Too much fun at your house!!! Thanks so much for sharing this technique..right up your alley!

Shar said...

Such a cool dude! Congrats on your guest spot...that's awesome!

Suzanne C said...

Sweet card and great use of the image. Congrats on your GD spot! Looking forward to your projects.

Kaz said...

I love this card - welcome to Stampotique this month x

2amscrapper said...

Congrats on being the guest designer! Love this technique and image!

dutchstamptramp said...

What a cute little guy! Gorgeous card and I love the background.

Willy said...

What a wonderful card, Gerrie! Love the background papers.

Carol said...

Love your backgrounds! Did you use Dyan's DYLUSIONS inks or something else?

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute it he! Love those BG's, thanks for sharing the link! Congrats on your Guest spot with Stampotique!

Deb (dcorder) said...

OMG..that's just the cutest thing!!

Willy said...

I've tried to post a comment twice but it doesn't work! Third time lucky....? Your card is great and I love the papers you made.

My name is Julie and I am a paper addict. said...

Ohhhh! What an amazing technique! I need to try that. Love how yours came out, too, BTW.

Tasha said...

Awesome design, so fun and creative
Thanks for joining in the Stampotique Designer's Challenge
love tasha xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Huge congrats, but well deserved!

Lucy x