Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stampotique Blog Hop! Dog House, Bird & Monster Ornaments

Welcome to the Stampotique Blog Hop!

  The Stampotique Design team and I have had the immense pleasure of getting to play with my new stamp line before the release date! But the release date is HERE! TODAY! Hooray! I've been working on a few crafty projects to share with you and show off my new stamps that you can buy over at Stampotique :)
My first project is an altered wooden birdhouse turned dog house! This project features the "Floating Dog" stamp.
 I used my Cricut to cut out some scalloped shingles for the roof, then used pigment powder and gum arabic to paint each row a different color before gluing them on.
 The plain wooden birdhouse came from the $1 bins at Michaels. The paper on the sides is the inside of a security envelope. The black sides were just painted with acrylic craft paints.
 I used white Colorbox pigment ink to stamp this little dude on the back and front sides. 
 More embellishings with paper leaves, circle punches, stick-on gems, sheet music, etc. 
 The second and third projects are a couple of ornaments. Bobby and I just bought a new (fake, but awesome) Christmas tree and it's already up and decorated...Yeah, it's way early, but we haven't had a legit Christmas tree since 2006! Needless to say, I'm excited about having one.

 The monster in this stamp is actually holding a blank sign so you can write in whatever. I added the "Merry Christmas" bit. Do you like his little whiskers?
Last but not least, I made this birdie ornament today! Ah, both this one and the last one, I glued together about 5 of the same shapes punched from cereal box. They combine to create an excellent, thick chipboard-like material that is really sturdy and hey! Super cheap.

The embellishments here are clear microbeads (aka sparkly microballs) on the edges, crystal gems, pigment ink, sheet music and crystal glaze on the bird.


SO! Do you like? Which ones are on your Christmas list?

Want a chance to win some of my new images?  Hop along with the Stampotique Design Team, leaving comments along the way, for your chance to win some flippin' sweet stamps.  A winner will be drawn randomly from one of the blogs and will be announced with our next challenge.

Make sure to drop little comments on each blog you hop to! A randomly chosen commenter will win some of these stamps, so don't be shy! Comment away! And while you're at it, take the opportunity to follow some awesome new blogs :)

  From here, HOP ON to:  http://kazscraftbits.blogspot.com/.

Below is a complete list in case you go off the beaten path and need some redirection.
Kira Nichols (You are here!)

49 comments:

Gez said...

Hi Kira, again! Many CONGRATULATIONS!!

Your images are just AMAZING! I love them ALL!

Love, love, loving your creations.. especially your dog house I wouldn't have to like to chose a favourite tho!

Have a great day, Gez.xx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Great to see some 3D work. Love their expressions. Good to have you join us Kira x

Judith van Stam said...

I love the doghouse. The dog is so cute!

Pia said...

Ohhhh! Your monsters are adorable!! Congrats on the new assignment! /Pia

shirley said...

Very cute! Love the bird house :)

Dottypudding said...

Great new images - your blog is fabulous and you are soooo talented! Jo x

Susan Bain said...

Love your ornaments and that poor little doggie has a face only a mother could love! Fabulous! xx

Karen Boughton said...

Love what you made with your stamps! I'm so pleased to have your images in my collection!! xx

roc nicholas said...

congratulations on your stamp debut! how exciting for you!!

Joanne Wardle said...

Love your images Kira, I've had a brilliant time playing with them.
love ehat you made to, your use of colour is fantastic

Vicky said...

How awesome to have your own designs made into stamps! & your projects are so hip & vibrant :)

Monique Verbeek said...

Love your projects! The doghouse is so cute and the ornaments are beautiful! Of course your little monsters are the best!

Baukje Boersma said...

wow i love them all
grtz Baukje

Vickig said...

So excited to be working with your sweet and creepy images!!! Love your projects too!

Vicki

Tracy Service said...

what cute little chappies :)

Janet B said...

Wow--love all these projects!

Lisa Somerville said...

Welcome to the Stampotique family! Love the altered "dog house", such cute Christmas ornaments!

jayne.crow said...

Fabulous projects!!! Am loving your new stamps....off to the Stampotique website for a proper look!!! xx

willyalidaanderson said...

Love your birdhouse and ornaments, Kira. Your stamps are absolutely stunning!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Welcome to the Stampotique Team, love your stamps, you/they fit right in The dog on the dog house looks just like my "granddog" Penny! lol

Jakewetzma said...

Adorable Kira! I just want to know if floating dog is a pug! lol I have one and this is toooo familiar! lol

Carla Weiland said...

congratulations with your new stamp, love the projects you made with them

Atticelf said...

Congrats on joining up with Stampotique! Love the witch bookmark BTW.

Linda Lapotka said...

Wow I love your colors and beautiful creations.

Donna Mundinger said...

Adorable projects and super cute stamps! A huge congrats! xD

Barbara Washington said...

Congratulations and welcome Kira. Really fun stamps!

Audrey Darnell said...

Love the stamps! Congrats lol! What you made is so cute!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Your images make me smile and there is fun potential in all of them ...I think I "need" to add them to my stamp collection. You show them off so well in your projects here too.

angelague01 said...

Love all the monster stamps and the Nerd Cat is adorable.

Tracey Boland said...

Wow your images are just awesome, I love the monsters they are adorable, Congratulations and adore your creations they look absolutely stunning :)

Aisling said...

Are you kidding? They are ALL on my christmas list, for they are all monstruously gorgeous! My latest stampotique order arrived today, if only I had known that these cuties would be released I would have postponed my order to include them...

Sally Nicol said...

Love the dog and monster - congratulations on your stamp release.

Kate said...

Fabulous Kira, and congratulations :-) Love your new stamps, especially the monsters!

Trix Oskam said...

Congratulations on the release of your first Stampotique stamps, Kira!
I think the monster is cute,but I like the Bird with the cold feet the best. ;-0

greetings, Trix

Sue The Iron said...

Congratulations on your stamps, they are all fab, but I LOVE your cute monster x

AlwaysInspired said...

I love your stamps! Congrats! That little monster ornie is just too cute!

Von said...

The blank sign is a great idea :) wonderful used of the images

Nellievanleeuwen said...

Fabulous projects with your new stamps. Congrats on the release. I love your littel monsters and animals

Kim said...

Way cool images.

Obragg said...

I am loving your cute stamps!

Patriciacrafts said...

Congratulations on your new stamp collection they are so cute. I love the monster with the sign and the cute dog on the dog house.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your new stamp line :) The monster is my favourite of these three

Maria Schmidt said...

Love your cute stamps! Specially the funny bird!
Hugs from Austria

Tracey Metcalfe said...

Fab new stamps, love the decorations trace x

Karin Broberg said...

I love that bird house! I bought a tiny bird house ages ago, intending to alter/decorate it at some point... Maybe now I'll actually get round to it! Thanks for the inspiration! /Karin

Jennifer Hernandez said...

Amazing little stamps!! Congratulations to you on your new creative journey. Keep creating!

-Jen.

maria f. said...

Love your attitude girl. The kitty cat with glasses is my fave.

Kim Howard said...

Great images Kira and I love the cool birdhouse you created!

Lauraliddell said...

Awesome images. Love what you have created. Congratulations!