Friday, 13 September 2013

stampotique DT Call (extra photo's added)

Hi everyone
I'm back from a well earned bit of R&R and ready to get back to all the inkyness that we all love. I couldn't help but notice that the marvellous people that run the Stampotique blog are looking for some new DT members HERE. As a huge fan, as some of my previous posts will confirm, of their stamps I jumped at the chance to submit an entry piece to join what I am sure will be some stiff competition, but I suppose you have to be in it to win it. My DT entry also fits in with the current challenge Try a new technique.
I have started with an 8x8 canvas that I covered in tissue paper using multi medium to crinkle and glue into place this gives the canvas fabulous texture NEW TECHNIQUE No. 1. Then I painted over with a coat of gesso. Once that was dry I just played around with acrylic paints and stencils and old lids and gelatos till I was happy with the results. I then cut several run throughs of mountboard using Tim Holtz word play die, each letter is 2 stuck together for added depth. I then gave each letter the same paint effects before sticking onto the canvas (labour of love), The canvas "Living The Dream"is a little tongue in cheek!!
With so much texture how to add my image?? NEW TECHNIQUE No.2 I stamped the image "Relaxin" onto tissue paper with black archival, nothing new there, but I then painted on the reverse with acrylics which I haven't previously done.
 I also stamped Ryns Trickling water set in the same way to add to the canvas. I also carried the design onto the sides of the canvas.
So there it is, my DT Team entry. I have to include with my entry a little about my "Style" which I have always described as eclectic but I suppose I have a stronger leaning towards colourful painty, inkly, grungy creates which I enjoy making the most. My reason for wanting to join this team is I just love their stamps they offer so many creative opportunities, and to be part of such an inspiring design team would be amazing as I have admired and been inspired by many of the team over recent years.
so here goes.............and if I am not lucky enough on this occasion I have loved making this canvas.
See you all soon
Amanda X

PS I thought I would just add some of my previous Stampotique makes just to show how much I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee these stamps

thanks for looking if you got this far lol


  1. Love it, good luck with your application!

  2. Fantastic canvas, and best of luck

    Sam xxx

  3. Love your canvas Amanda, you have used some great techniques and achieved some wonderful results. I wish you all the very best in your submission, it is a lovely piece of art! Hugs, Anne x

  4. Hi Amanda, fabulous canvas using these techniques, love the texture you've created.
    Good Luck with your entry.#Avril xx

  5. What a really artistic canvas Amanda, your background is stunning and the stamps fit so well on/in it!
    Good luck with this entrance for the DT call

  6. wow great card, love this!
    have a nice weekend!
    Groetjes karin

  7. love everything about this canvas - Fab

  8. Hope you had a brilliant holiday and found some sun. Love your Stampotique piece full of fun and texture, good luck with the DT call.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  9. This is awesome!Thank you for joining the Stampotique DC

  10. Good luck with the DT call. Your work is gorgeous. I love the texture and dimension on your entry and your past pieces are fantastic too. Tracy x

  11. Wow... this is absolutely stunning, Amanda - brilliant layers of movement, colour and texture in the background and fabulous lettering and stamping. Your previous makes look amazing all lined up too - wishing you loads of luck with the DT application... clearly a match made in stamping heaven!
    Alison x

  12. That's a beautiful canvas, Amanda, with a boatload of both interest and inspiration! Good luck with your application!

  13. A fab make! (Well, a lot of fab makes to be exact ;)! Good luck with the DT Call!

    die amelie x

  14. WOW Amanda! This is amazing! Love how you've done the letters and those trickles are fab! Hope you make it to the team, you deserve it! keeleyxx

  15. Fantastic, looks like there is so much texture on this. Thanks for joining us for the design team call and best of luck!


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