November 14, 2011

Stampotique Welcomes Artist Kira Nichols

Stampotique Originals is excited to welcome Kira Nichols as their newest artist!  Kira has designed some fun monsters and kittie images for her first line of stamps and to celebrate the Design Team is doing a blog hop along with Kira using her new images! 

If you arrived here from Maria's Blog, you are in the right place, if not you can head back to the Stampotique Blog and start from the beginning.  Make sure as you hop from blog to blog to leave comments along the way, one randomly chosen commenter will win some of Kira's new images.

I'm sharing two cards with you today created with Kira's fun images!  This first card uses Kira's Whisker Monster with Sign along with the Honeycomb and Hexagon images from Stampotique.


The monster is stamped in Black Archival on Watercolor paper, then masked.  To create the BG on both panels I used the Watercolor Distress Technique, using Ranger Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge.  Once dry, I removed the mask on the monster and stamped the sentiment in Ranger Black Archival.  To add color, I used STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, using Gamsol for blending, then added highlights with STAEDTLER Triplus Fineliners.  For the background panel, I added the Honeycomb in Ranger Black ink, and the Hexagon in Gesso.

Details:
Stamps - Stampotique Originals
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Distress Stain Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, STAEDTLER Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, STAEDTLER Triplus Fineliner
Card Stock - Watercolor, Summer Sun, Black
Other - Gesso, Heat Tool, Non Stick Craft Mat, Prima Distress Tool, 3L Dimensionals

My next card is CAS using the Warhol Technique and the new Hug Monster image along with the Give Self a Hug sentiment


Details:
Stamps - Stampotique
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Olive Summer Sun, Pumpkin, Black
Other - SAMJ, Scor-Pal, Ink Blending Tool

Thanks so much for stopping by, your next stop on the hop is Jo Capper-Sandon's Blog.

41 comments :

Jane Wetzel said...

just totally ...totally misunderstood..lol LOVE this guy!

Teresa said...

I'm loving this little guy!

shirley said...

Love your creations with this adorable monster!

Joanne said...

Wonderful samples. Kira's new stamps have me hooked and I will be hoping for some in my Xmas stocking.
Hugs Joanne xx

Gez said...

Gorgeous creations! Loving your misunderstood monster!

Pias Doodling said...

The Warhol card is great! Love the colours! /Pia

Juut said...

I love your cards. The new stamps are gorgeous.

Dotty Jo said...

These are wonderful Lisa, i'm loving these new images! Jo x

Kaz said...

What a couple of beauties you've made! xx

roc said...

what a great job you did with kira's new stamps!

joanne wardle said...

awwww I love the misunderstood card!!!!

Vicky said...

Both cards are so cute & clever, but my favourite is the "Hug" one, we all need a reminder now & then LOL

Moniqui said...

Great cards! These monsters are my favorites!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both cards are great, but that first one really cave me a chuckle.........Misunderstood......hehe.......... so cute!

Vicki

Janet said...

I love all that texture on your first card....great job!

Jayne C said...

Fabulous cards......love them both, but that first one gave me a real smile!! x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Kooky and dangerous if you ask me, how funny! Great job.

Willy said...

Fabulous cards, Lisa!

Carla said...

great cards, love the colours you used.

Kira said...

I really like that warhol technique! I'm gonna try it!

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling Lisa! Love those monsters! xxD

BarbaraW said...

Love your creations! I identify with the first...I'm misunderstoon.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What fun new stamps and seeing how all of you are featuring them in your own way...love it!

artyventure said...

Love your distressed monster card. Great colouring and superb background! Hugs Aisling

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Love both these cards but the Warhol version is my favourite. I love these new stamps.

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh, these are great. Two very different ways to use the stamps!

vixen said...

lovely cards, love the top one that's my fave :)

Trix said...

I 'm all taken by your background!
Both the colours and the disign are just wonderful and they show once more how versatile this stamp is.

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Love that background with your monster! The warhol is another fun card perfect for a little boy!

AlwaysInspired said...

Adorable! I love the little Warhol Monsters!

Von said...

Wow love him all grunged up :)

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful cards Lisa!

Kim said...

Don't we all need a hug, he is so cute, what a great idea, the warhol.

patcrafts said...

These little monsters are so cute and perfect sentiments.

Sarah Anderson said...

the monsters are my favourite of this new collection - great projects

donald said...

Warhol version is great!

ScrapArtDesign said...

Your monster rocks!
Hugs from austria

inkypinkycraft said...

I love this little guy, he is so cute!trace x

Basement Stamper said...

both of these cards are great Lisa, I love that first one!

Sue said...

These are fab Lisa, I'm loving these new stamps x

Laura said...

Wicked backgrounds! I like the monsters best!

 
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