Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stampotique Challenge!

My second challenge for this month as a member of the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko AIRs group (Artists in Residence) is to develop a project with a theme using Stampotique stamps.  My theme for this project is aptly named “Summertime”.  As most people know I am a HUGE fan of any and all Stampotique stamps so this project was a delight.
I decided to use my IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Brilliance™ Pigment Ink full-size ink pads  for this project.  The summery colors are perfect for a group of all occasion cards to keep on hand for emergency card giving.  Here is the group of Brilliance™ colors that I’ll be working with:   Victorian Violet, Mediterranean Blue, Pearlescent Sky Blue, Gamma Green, Sunflower Yellow, Rocket Red, and Pearlescent Orange.

I stamped the images with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento ™ Dye Ink full-size ink pad in Tuxedo Black and heat set them.  Each card was colored in with Brilliance™ Ink using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Fantastix™ Multi-Purpose Applicators
I used scrap paper for all of the background papers that the stamped panels are mounted on.  In the end I have a lovely collection of all-occasion cards using warm summer colors.

"Twinkie" with balloons by Stampendous

"Hunk" with balloons by Stampendous


"Girl with Heart Purse" and flowers by Stampland

It has been my pleasure to team up with Tsukineko and Stampotique for this week.  I appreciate the adorable stamp that they gifted me called "Smile".  Always nice to add a new member to my Stampotique family .  If you get a chance to check out their website, they have all types of stamps and challenges there for you to take a look at, not to mention a fantastic design team full of amazing artists!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today.  If you get a chance please leave a comment, I love to hear from you.  Take care and I hope you are having a lovely weekend! ~ Renee


  1. Hi Renee, all your cards are cute and fab !! And indeed using warm colours perfect for summer thanks to the use of Brilliance inks ! Very interesting for me as I have for ages some fantastix applicators like yours on the photo, but never used yet as I forget what they were the best suitable tool for hahaha ! Coco x

  2. What great cards - and I love the translucent paint effects on the balloons!
    Alison x

  3. Renee - I need your blog updates in my inbox! You have such great stuff going on over here!

  4. fabulous cards, love the variety of them and how you used the inbox. Super cute!