August 11, 2011

Can you Hear me Now - SDC#36

It's time for another Stampotique Designers Challenge, this week Valerie is your hostess and she's challenging you to alter a page in a book.  This weeks challenge is open to ANY stamp company, but if you have Stampotique images, we'd love to see you use them!  Why not play along for your chance to win a $30 Stampotique Gift Certificate, click here for more details.

I have to tell you, I had been a little worried about this weeks challenge, I've never really altered a book or page in a book, so this was all new to me.  But let me say, I totally enjoyed the creative freedom this challenge gave me. I pulled out a handful of Stampotique images I thought would go well with this weeks challenge, then set out to create my background using a morphed version of the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique by Tim Holtz.


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To create the BG, I used Ranger Distress Stain in Forest Moss, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass and Fired Brick, once dry, I stamped the Honey Comb BG in Gesso, then spritzed lightly with Stream Color Wash.  The majority of my images are stamped in Ranger Black Archival, the Tree and Mesh BG are stamped in Coffee and Bla Bla Bla was stamped in Vermillion.  To add color to the Fence, I painted it with Picket Fence Distress Stain.  Sheer and Toby are stamped in Black Archival then colored with Distress Inks.  I added some doodles throughout the page with White Gel Pen, and added Scattered Straw Ink to age the page.

Details:
Stamps - Stampotique
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw, Ranger Coffee Archival, Black Archival, Vermillion Archival, Distress Stain Picket Fence, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Color Wash - Stream
Other - Journal Book, Gesso, Ink Blending Tool, White Gel Pen, Non Stick Craft Mat, Spritz Bottle, Heat Tool, H20 Brush

Additional Challenges - City Crafter Do-ya-Doodle, Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tim Holtz Technique

Thanks to those who took the time to leave a comment on the My Memories Suite Software giveaway - I used Random.org to select the winner....Congrats Niki!  Please email me by 8/14 to claim your prize.



25 comments :

Debgem said...

Lisa - this is fantastic. I really like the colours and design. A really artisitic piece.

I've never tried anything like this - but it looks like fun! I might have to investigate :)

Dan said...

Great page Lisa, and I love the "bla bla bla" :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Rose said...

Wow, great techniques, a fun page to look at, so many fun details, awesoe job.

dutchstamptramp said...

What a fab page Lisa! Love the background and the way you fitted the stamps in!

Ros said...

This s amazing!!! what a brilliant page ... I am in awe ... thanks so much for sharing your talent with us here at CCCB

KOLOROWY ptak said...

amazing! wonderful colors! and a brilliant idea :)

1CardCreator said...

Love this and the images are so sweet!

Suzanne C said...

Love your altered page! The colors are fantastic. The touches of white in the page are perfect!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful page. At first I thought the "bla's" were birds.... love the way you've arranged those!

Willy said...

Fabulous page, Lisa!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous.ous background for your altered page and love the images you used. Tracy x

Terry said...

Lisa, you rocked the altered page challenge! Fabulous design and I love that "Bla, Bla, Bla?"

Basement Stamper said...

Your journal page turned out fantastic, I love it!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Congrats to Niki! Wow Lisa, bla bla bla........this is just fantabulous! I just luv it, you really really are so creative in everything you do!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is awesome! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Martina2801 said...

Wow - this is very impressive!!!
Stunning work. Love your creation!!!

Gillian .... said...

Awesome background page Lisa, love the layering of DS and the splash of Gesso.

Netty said...

Totally terrific page, especially love your background and great choice of stamps. x

Betty Wright said...

Lisa, this is amazing and fabulously done! Love looking at it and seeing all the fabulous details! Great altered project!

Connie Paxman said...

Lisa I love this...love..love thier stamps...I only have two of them..so cool is your background..
connie paxman

Linda Carson said...

This is a bit strange...but it totally WORKS! Great job Lisa! (PS Blogger was having comment issues again or I would have been here earlier.)

Linda R. said...

Well I have to say this page is awesome.. I can't believe it is your first alter book page.. I just love it.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful page, love the colors, the images and the bla bla bla....

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is just the COOLEST! Could not LOVE it more! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Lisa, you rocked this challenge!! I'm absolutely positive, this is what my DH hears when I talk about house chores!!! LOL!
Val :)

 
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