Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Scrap It! with Stampotique Originals.

It's my turn to set the theme this week at Stampotique Designer's Challenge so I decided upon something that I usually avoid- using photographs along side stamping.

No.... come back... don't panic, it's not as scary as it sounds!

As a non-scrapper (yep...don't 'do' scrapping- tried once, felt uncomfortable, failed miserably. ) I feel that fear that perhaps washes over so many when the word 'scrapping'  is mentioned, but this challenge theme can incorporate your photographs in anyway possible either on a page, inside a journal, on a canvas, a mini book, an altered item...anything you wish, just as long as you are using stamping somewhere too.

Please dig out a photo or two and see where it leads you.

Here's my contribution- I decided after much ummming and aahhing that I would put myself on the spot a bit and take the pain of trying to put together a scrap page!!!
The tricky part really ended up being choosing a photo! :0)

I chose a photo of my youngest lad taken a couple of years ago at a time when life was throwing anything and everything at us. Standing looking out to sea from an empty beach for half an hour one evening was a welcome escape for us.



I began with blending Distress ink through sequin waste, then I sprayed Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist (Patina),  letting it run down the page. I cut out the photograph, glued it in place and stamped  #3004 Grass 3 times, masking off sections of it that I didn't want stamping and extending the stems by hand, I then stamped and cut up the #3011 Quiet Place saying.




To finish I highlighted the final words, as that summed the whole feeling of 'the moment' that evening.


I really hope that you will join in with this challenge. 

If you think 'oh noooooo scrappings not my thing,' then maybe this challenge is PERFECT for you'! Thats what challenges are meant to do perhaps, take you out of your comfort zone a little. 

There is a new theme introduced every week, but they remain open until the end of that particular month when a draw takes place with all of the participants that have taken part during the month of challenges and prizes are given out!! Check out the site for further details, and for a wonderful array of artwork for this weeks theme.

So to summarise 

ANY STAMPS...(although if you have Stamotiques we'd love to see them)

plus

ANY PHOTOS...

and ANY SURFACE to put them on to! 

Can't wait to see what you make!!!

xx







21 comments:

Kate said...

This page is beautiful. I really like the grasses stamp, I might have to play along with this challenge!

** Kate **

AssiCrafts said...

This page looks so peaceful. It's gorgeous. XOXO

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Really fabulous page Jo. I feel the silence. Beautiful.
Lovely greet
Marja

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful Layout!

Carmen said...

So reflective and peaceful. Really captures the feeling well - love this :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a touching foto and a beautiful way to showcase it....just stunning.

Happy Days said...

FABULOUS page - absolutely love everything about it. Pinks x

roc said...

Nicely done!

Kaz said...

It's so lovely Jo x

ARTFULwings said...

This is such a beautiful and serene page Jo - just love it. Polly x

Basement Stamper said...

great challenge, love your page.

R.Maria Sabina ( Lollyrot) said...

simply beautiful

Samantha Read said...

Gorgeous - what more can I say? lol x

Samantha Elliott said...

This page is gorgeous and that photo is soo lovely. Who says scrapping is not your thing?!
x

Alison said...

Your page is wonderful Jo, & you've just given me an idea for my daughter's 18th birthday card.
Cheers,
Alison x

Willy said...

So peaceful and fabulous, Jo!

Reflective Art Studio said...

Wow Jo...I love how peaceful this is... Simply beautiful.
Sarinda

Yvonne said...

Stunning page! You can hear the silence ....
Greetings, Yvon

flutterbycrafter said...

This is beautiful, so elegant, wonderful xx

Siobhan Brignull said...

for someone that hates scrapping youve done a fab job hun x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Nicely done, we'll make a scrapper out of you soon :0)