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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Stampotique Designers Challenge 28:Newsprint/Old Book Pages

So, long time no see - I have unintentionally done something as yet unknown but horrible to my back on top of everything else... just call me limpalong or maybe just limpy but I am not laid up in bed anymore.
Gotta love pain meds.
So if I haven't visited you or replied to your comments here or your emails I apologise profusely. I am trying to catch up :-)

The lovely Jo Capper Sandon has set the challenge this fortnight to use newsprint or old book pages in our projects. (So many amazing Triptych cards were made for the last challenge did you see them all?)

These two are 12" by 12'' and use Tim Holtz paper pads; Lost and found; Crowded Attic and Retro Grunge.
The die cut Tim Holtz tree is a book page from Peter Pan. The bunting string is made of black bugle beads.
All stamps are Stampotique Originals.
I thought I'd do a little Easter love with the new Stampotique, Daniel Torrente stamp called Hare as the Easter Bunny.
Happy Easter to you all!
Click on any picture to make it bigger.

In case "up the duff" means nothing to you, it means pregnant.
The speakers are Muffin on the left and Clover on the right.
Did you notice the black sheep hare? He is sooo gothic, bless him.

I coloured him with a Sakura stardust gellyroll pen in black and then blended with water. The black is based on a purple dye which looks great.
Do you think he'll catch on as the new Easter Bunny? I do hope so.

Then I was on a roll, an egg roll, and made another.

Come on let's open the eggs and see what's inside!

Are you hoping for a Daniel Torrente Easter Egg now?
The boys from the left; Mort has a Pin Curl, Heart Throb and Smile are standing on a base of chocolate so you don't have to choose between the two, here in the land of Shiny you get everything your heart desires...even if everything blows chunks in real life.

Then I thought of this one, so I made a card.
The old ones are often the best.
(I keep telling myself this.)

This is Stampotique's Hunk and Hare. 
Additional stamps are Punk Plaid background by Artistic Stamper and the lettering is a set of individual letter stamps by Studio G, 'cos I love to do it wonky.

A very Happy Creative Easter to you all!


Willy said...

Great artwork with that lovely hare, Gini! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 28.

Gez said...

Fabulous creations hun..so sorry to hear about your poorly back. Hope you get lots of chance to rest over Easter. Just LOVE your black sheep hare!

Wishing you a lovely Easter Gini.

Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's challenge.xx

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh dear Gini, what are you like - well, we all know the answer to that already - you're one funny girl! Love all the little bunnies, that did make me snigger!

I can so sympathise with your bad back as I've hurt mine too - and don't even know how I did it! (although I haven't been laid up, just walking hunched over - well, even more hunched over than I normally do) I've also got a bad sore throat that just won't go away - so I think I'll need lots of chocolate to help it - lol.

Hope you're fully recovered soon and a very Happy Easter to you and your family xx

Jane Wetzel said...

omg Gini! lololol can u hear me laughing across the pond all the way to the great state of Ohio??? ha ha ha! That last card was toooo much! I can probubly think of a million people to send that to! Your pages are very cool looking and I am totally crazy bout the Hare! Oh I have him too and I better pick him up and use him again! tfs!

Jenxo said...

aww sorry to hear about your back, thats no fun at all....great easter cards :)

heres to a happy and pain free Easter....

Karen said...

OH Gini, where do I start? I am splitting my sides here hahahaha!!!! That card is soooo funny...reminds me of my hubby who is always bemoaning his hair loss!!! I love your 12x12's and only you could have mentioned 'up the duff' so brilliantly...pml! If ever I come to see you I expect to see that one on the wall :-D

Thank you for saying about the SDC, I have entered now my lovely, HUGS & hope your back continues to get better xxxx

joanne wardle said...

you have a wonderful style. love it. thanks for joining us at stampotique

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

super cute and spooky!!! i love it.Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge

Sue said...

Fab pages Gini and I love your card. You can do things with Stampotique stamps like nobody else can (in a good way lol) Sorry to hear about your back - eat lots of chocolate, it always makes me feel better!
Have a very happy Easter x


Goodness me Gini - you have been very busy indeedy, and it's great to see you back in the land of Blog!! I love all the details - the bunting, the vintage colours and particularly the 3 chicks with the open top roof! Absolutely brilliant and unique ideas as always Gini. Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Anonymous said...

How fabulous is that! Love all of it especially the idea of the eggs opening. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic wor, love the little rabbit.
Happy Easter to you.

Claudia said...

that´s a great artwork.

Kaz said...

I've had a really good chuckle over these Gini!! Very funny creations and such gorgeousness too.
Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique.
I hope you feel much better very soon xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Thanks for the smile in my face, the
wondrous bunny multipication is so funny!Unique fantastic work.
Love the other piec too.
Wish you Happy Easter,
hugs Anja

Basement Stamper said...

You are always so creative and I love all of them, but the Hare today gone tomorrow is my favorite one! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Soooooooooo Gini...tell us about these meds you are on lol...

lol...you're loop-de-frickin-loop as Shirley Valentine once said haha. That last one is a classic. Heehee.

Thanks for joining us again at SDC.

thekathrynwheel said...

Haha! I love your creations! They are a bit gothic, a bit funny and a little off the wall (anything to do with pain meds? Maybe I need some!!) Thanks for joining the challenge, Kate

Jayne C said...

Great stuff...but my faves are your Easter Egg 'surprises'!!!