Saturday, May 18, 2013

StaMpOtiQuE - Anything Goes!

I have to admit that when I first found Stampotique Stamps,
and Daniel Torrente in particular, it was LOVE!!
Such incredibly quirky and dark, and somewhat twisted, 
outsider imagery made me feel right at home. 
Always the outsider. Never conform.

After placing my first order of handmade to order stamps, 
and waiting eagerly for them to arrive, I never looked back.
I now have quite the collection of Stampotique stamps,
and really must put them to better use.

With that, I have decided to attempt at least one
Stampotique stamped project a month. That will then be entered in their
I have completed two 2 1/2" X 2 1/2" mini canvasses.
I used Dylusions sprays and some acrylic paint 
to complete the backgrounds.

After rather (un)successfully adding an embossed sentiment, 
I used a great image by Kira Nichols called, "Line Up".
I fussy cut the critters after coloring them with Copics and then 
clear embossed them. 

Finally, I added some snaps and then when that was
 not satisfactory, I glued some silver dew drops on top
of the snaps.
Maybe some Stickles will help. Yup! That was it! 
I glued corrugated cardboard on the back of the images
for dimension and then adhered them to the canvas. 

I used all of the same techniques for this canvas as well, but 
these two really crack me up!
I envision someone "floating an air biscuit". Classy!

I even got a little "fancy schmancy" with the edges of this one.
A stamp and Stickles!

Thanks for dropping by! 

I am entering this in the following challenge(s):


  1. Glo, these are fabulous. I need to get me some of those canvas things, I am getting tired of making 8 million cards. LOL Love these stamps, too, Stampotique is definitely one of my favorite rubber companies. I'm getting my stamp area set up today so hopefully can play along with this one. Miss you! :)

  2. WOW so stunning!! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  3. Oooo oh oh oh! Love it!!! Big WOW. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Magda :)

  4. fantastic! Love it! Thanks for sharing your creation over at SDC!

  5. HAHAHAHA! Oh your second one cracked me up! These are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at the SDC!

  6. Oh, I love this one!! The colors and the "mini" of them just had me. The colors are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  7. This is just gorgeous, you've put so much work into this. I was exactly the same as you when I found Stampotique! Thanks for making this for this week's challenge x

  8. LOL! Love those crazy looking cats, so wild! Love both of your pieces. I too have a stamp that says "What if the Hokey Pokey is what it's all about." :)
    Great projects!


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