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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stampotique's Blog Hop Day 3 and exciting news...

Exciting NEWS.....

Welcome to Day 3 Stampotique Blog hop-!




Today, I chose to use Kira' stamp Goat Monster 4019.
(((The Poppies were hand drawn and fussy cut out)))

There is a link list to all the Stampotique DT members in the column to the right of this post. Or you can click on the links below.

I hope you can make it to all the blogs to see the new stamps. 
I also Hope you can check back with us tomorrow and on the Sept. 5th Wed. for the complete release.
Wishing you a very creative day.
Thanks for stopping in.
Sarinda

As Per our Stampotique Team Captain....

Today we are sharing with you the release of the Kira Nichols new images.  You know her from creating the adorable little monsters and she's got a few more up her sleeve to share with us.

Hop along with some of the design team today to see some of Kira's new images and come back and let us know what some of your favorites are.   Stick with us until the final reveal on Wednesday and one of you might be rewarded with some goodies.

Kira is sharing one of her creations here as well as on her blog so make sure to end your hop over at her blog.  Look at this line-up, could they be any cuter?


You'll want to start off your hop over at Libby's blog.


If you get a bit lost along the way you can always go back to  Stampotique Designer's Challenge
to see where you need to go. 

Bonus

 Background Tutorial for Goat Monster...

This background was done using Yupo: Watercolor paper, Adirondack Alcohol inks and Adirondack Blending solution, Citrasolv. Basically you are painting with Alcohol inks.

Step 1
Cut down your Yupo paper to size.
 By taking a paper towel and moistening with Citrasolv.

Step 2
Create the sky the upper 3rd of the paper.
Place a few drops of different Alcohol inks to the paper towel. I used oranges, yellows and peach.

Step 3
Wipe the colors onto the Yupo paper, working across the page from left to right.
Keep at it until you get the look you like.

Step 4
Creating the mountains. Take a 1/2" paintbrush with the alcohol inks in blues and purples swipe across the page using a squiggle motion.

Step 5
Using a small round brush and green alcohol inks dab vertical lines across the page to create the look of a field. Continue to add layers of ink and using Blending solution to soften or blend colors.

Step 6
Take small round brush dab into Blending solution and create white spaces for the poppies to go in the field. Then taking a red alcohol ink to create the poppies. Keep in mind that the poppies closer to your mountains are going to be smaller dots and the poppies closer to the bottom of your page will look more like flowers.

51 comments:

  1. Great card! Love that goat monster in the field of poppies. Nice ink work. :)

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  2. Beautiful and funny to :-D Love your poppies! Xoxo

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  3. Made me smile...he looks so 'whaaaaaaat?' lol You've placed him in a perfect setting. Love this. A lot.

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  4. wow! and with a tutorial too!! i will be using it, because i absolutely love the look of it. Makes a wonderfull card.
    love the wording too, lol!

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  5. Fantastic card - I love the background You've made!

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  6. Goat Monster is a great image. Love what you have done with it.

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  7. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE IT!!! look at that background!!!!!!

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  8. Very funny card! Kira's new line of stamps really rules! Thanks for the background tuto!

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  9. Your Goat Monster made me laugh out loud!!! Great step by step too....thanks!!

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  10. I love your project, such a gorgous background, perfect for Goat Monster :)

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  11. Wow!!! Love Goat monster! Great background and those poppy's......Wow!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!!!

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  12. Gorgeous card Sarinda! Cute way to use that monster - your poppies are so pretty :)

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  13. my gosh!!! I LOVE THESE LITTLE GUYS!!! I think .. this is definitely my favorite until I go to the next one and I love it too LOL!!! I love the background you created.. It is amazing!!! Thanks for the tutorial on it tooo!!!

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  14. Great card, love the background and the little monster is sporting the best armour plated horns I've ever seen, fun! :0) Gay x

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  15. Wow this is such an awesome card! LOVE love love your background and your card really made me smile!

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  16. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME card!!!! LOVE it!!! brilliant background and super cute image!!=)
    hugs, SannaS

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  17. Fab card, it all works so well. If I get a chance I'm going to have a go at the technique, thanks! x

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  18. Gorgeous artwork Sarinda, love the little monster, so cute xx

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  19. Wow Sarinda - that poppy background is just fantastic!!! Great image. Polly x

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  20. Wow fantastic card and gorgeous colors !!! Bravo !! Et merci pour le tuto aussi pour ce superbe background...

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  21. ROFL so funny and cute, love it! Your background is amazing, thanks for sharing the technique (another one for the list me thinks).

    Claire x

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  22. Your cards are amazing. I love you little hand made poppies. Thanx so much for the tutorial. :)

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  23. Awesome card and tutorial! Thanks.

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  24. WOW! Love the scene you created with the hand drawn poppies with the goat monster is too cute.

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  25. W O W...Sarinda, fabulous! Love this and the creations below !

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    1. Excellent background . Love it.love the horns on this monstrous goat. He reminds me of something in Where the Wild Things Are.

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  26. Goat monster and your saying are so perfect together. Reminds me of the poppy field in Wizard of Oz.

    Your background is stunning. I've never tried alcohol inks on a porous surface but it's on my to do list now though.

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  27. Wowsers.... Thanks everyone. He just looked hungry to me. Lol. Well he's a goat. Right?
    Really thank you so much. You made my day
    Xx
    Sarinda

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  28. ghreat card, love the background and the monster too!

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  29. fantastic card love all those colours thanks

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  30. How fab is he? Great card, love it!

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  31. Fabulous card. Love how you stamped the goat monster. The background is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  32. Ha ha! This made me LOL! Love what you did with this :-)

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  33. Oh my goodness I totally love this! Hand drawn poppies, WOW!!! Stunning!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  34. Gorgeous background and freehand work! Love the humor in this! Wonder if he knows about the side effects of eating poppy oil!!! LOL!!! :D

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    1. Hi Valerie. I think he does and that's why he likes them. But with monsters it has a diffrent effect. Xx

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  35. and it looks so good too !!! fab I love this. x

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  36. WOW! You hand drew the poppies? Love the background. Will be back to check out the tutorial :)
    Fabulous card!

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  37. Sarinda, just love the background you created to go with the stamped creature!!! both complement each other.
    ava

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  38. Stunning field of poppies you added for your cute critter!

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  39. Love your card the poppies are amazing and just make this goat look right at home ;0)

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  40. Fun card...love the sentiment that goes with this image.

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  41. Love, love, LOVE your card Sarinda ♥♥♥

    Fantastic!

    Gez xx

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