Wednesday, 1 February 2017


Hello everyone,

We are very excited here over at Stampotique because we have new stamps ! From now on Stampotique will have 6 new images each month ! How about that !

Also today, a new challenge starts and it is called : "Love bugs". So I have used one of the new stamps and added a bug ! Spider girl's spider is loving this tree and so are the birds ! This piece actually very nearly ended in the bin because I messed up the background. After a lot of faffing about I managed to make it look like this :

I was determined to make a one layer journal page. So I started with stamping the image which is called "Communitree" and is by Jill Penney. I coloured her with my Zig watercolour brush pens. I though I could also do the background with this so I started adding blue around the image and using a water brush to spread it and when I touched the image it started bleeding into the blue. 

I ended up using a small brush and white gesso to paint the bleeding out. After I gave the rest of the page a coat of gesso I used acrylic paints to colour the background. It worked out OK in the end. I added stencilling and stamping and a sentiment and that was that ! 

Here is a close up of this new stamp. Note: I added the spider; it doesn't appear on this image. 

I used the following stamps:

You can find all 6 new designs for February HERE.

We hope you will play along with the challenge but before you do make sure to read the rules on the Stampotique DC page


  1. Love how you have used the new imagery Corrie, fabulous background for that wonderful focal image. Tracy x