Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SDC239: Nature

Thanks for joining us for last week's challenge and welcome to a new month here at Stampotique. We are so excited because we have another "Spotlight" designer to introduce you to this month. Kathi Rerek is in the spotlight this month, she has been a part of the design team since 2014 and she is a true talent. She will be joining in our challenges each week Here are some fun facts about Kathi

What are your favorite tutorials for inspiration?
I don't really use tutorials for inspiration that often. I use them to learn new techniques and such.

What mediums are your favorite to use in your projects? 
I mostly use Copic markers to color my images. I'm fond of using Clear Gelly Glaze pens by Sakura to add dimensional and shine to Copic-colored eyes, beaks, talons, and glass objects. 
I also use a lot of Media Fluid Acrylic paints by DecoArt and Distress inks by Ranger.

What is your favorite Stampotique Stamp?
I can't choose just one. However, I can choose one from most artists. I'm very fond of Daniel Torrente's Angel, Kira Nichol's Line Up, Janet Klein's Flower Truck, Arwen McCullen's Skully, Amy Wilson-Wellenstein's Priscilla, and Kate Crane's Peace and Love with Words on the Side.

How often do you craft?
I think about crafting every day and am inspired by what I see in my daily life. I try to craft every day, but usually don't. So the anwer would likely be "as often as possible."

Thanks Kathi!!!
We will have more fun facts about Kathi next week.

For now we are onto
our challenge this week and it was chosen by Arwen McCullen and she is asking us to think "Nature" this week. Here is what Arwen says about this challenge:

"Create a project with only nature items in it, no humans or animals"

We hope you will join us for this fun challenge. 

Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.

Sam Read

Valerie's top 3 from last week's "What's Old is New Again" challenge are:
Lynne Mizera
Creative Chooke

(please email for your Top 3 badge)

The 2 random winners of the 30.00 gift certificate from March challenges are:

Also, the two winners from the Leap Day Blog Hop are:
From Arwen's Blog:

love your playing card and all the other stamps!!!

From Kristen's Blog:

#2 Tera Callihan said...
Adorable! My niece would love this

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  1. Lovely post and great to see Kathi as a "Spotlight Designer", she well deserves the honor, thank you Claudine!
    Thank you for the challenge too, I love Nature, I will think about that maybe! :-)
    And the inspiration here is very beautiful, I love especially Arwen's and Kathi's works today, wow!!

  2. Great inkspiration everyone......I was lost a bit. Hey Hey nice to see you in the spotlight!

  3. Fabulous inspiration as always ladies and another great challenging challenge! Love Kathi's fun facts. Thanks for including me as a favourite Valerie.

  4. I always get a little thrill when I'm included in the favourites - thank you!

  5. Hope I did everything right. You said no animals on this Nature challenge, but one of the DT used I did, too. This is my first time playing. Hoping to join in often!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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