Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stampotique's Magical Mystery Tour




Join us for Stampotique's Magical Mystery Tour today. Why a Magical Mystery Tour? Comment on all the blogs and along the way we have 2 mystery prizes to give away.


If you have arrived here from Kate Crane then you are in the right place, if not, you may want to begin at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog and begin your tour from there.

A few weeks ago, Valerie had us recycling and this week she has us cleaning house again!!! She's challenging us to dig in our stash to see how many scraps we can use up in our projects. Just about anything qualifies as a scrap - as long as you're utilizing a piece or part of something that you generated before but never used up... it counts! So what will it be? Bits of an old master board or freaky background? Leftover pieces of your favorite designer paper? Part of an old piece of grunge board? Fragments of a previously inked image? Or the remnants of some odd embellishment? Let's see just how creative you can be!

As you make your way through the tour make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 2 prize winners chosen randomly amongst the blogs. For some additional chances to win another prize join us with our "Scraps" Challenge using your Stampotique stamps for your chance at a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps and at being our August Guest Designer, see our blog for additional information.


Our tour will end on June 28th and the winner or the 2 tour prizes will be announced on our blog on June 29th.


You will want to jump on over to lisa somerville to see what kind of scraps she has used on our Magical Mystery Tour.


My card was totally Inspired by Jo Capper-Sandon's article in the current issue of Craft Stamper, where she used the paper that she had been protecting her table with to make cards.

The background paper I used for this card is genuinely such a piece of paper. the only things I've added to it are the butterfly stamp, black dotted line stamp and the word stamp (all Stampotique of course) and a few white dots . The flower and torn strip are both also made from the same piece of scrap paper. I'm actually really pleased how this turned out, especially as if it wasn't for Jo's article, this paper would have ended up in the bin!

47 comments:

  1. Gorgeous background,looks just like my table top lol!

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  2. Fabulous card and background, Joanna!

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  3. Oh, I am so glad I read your post all the way to the bottom! lol, what a great idea and a beautiful card!

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  4. Great use of your scraps, the background piece is very striking and all from something that was destined for the bin. Tracy x

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  5. Lovely background on a fab card! x

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  6. wow, amazing what turned a piece of scrap paper into....fabulous!

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  7. Beautiful use of your scrap paper, works wonderfully with your images! Love the colors!

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  8. The protection-sheets that stay at my desk also grow better and beautifuller as I find more time to scrap and stamp. I like to use them on my lo's
    The one you used is lovely!

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  9. Oh yes, I can see how this was inspired by the CS article. It looks really fab - just to think how this would usually go in the bin!!

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  10. A very lovely card, it looks so delicate. Beautiful. Sam

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  11. It's great!Hard to believe it was just scrap paper-it looks so perfectly arranged!

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  12. I need to save more of my scrap papers like this and use them up, very creative!

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  13. Love love this Joanne! The background looks like you spent ages creating it! The stamps work perfectly with the composition of the accidental colour banding. I'm glad the article made you look at your protective sheet in a different way. Brilliant.

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  14. Stunning card Joanne, what a fab background!

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  15. Great inspiration for a great background. No one would know you didn't plan this if you didn't tell us.

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  16. Beautiful card and a fab. background !!

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  17. What a great idea! I've been tossing what could be (maybe) a great background starter! Your card is beautiful.

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  18. Gorgeous background, fabulous colours and terrific altogether

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  19. You did an awesome job on creating this card...

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  20. This is lovely.

    I too use my scrap paper that I use to keep my table un-painted. It makes such a lovely background.

    Nicely done.

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  21. A piece of true scrap turned into a piece of crafting beauty! Love it Joanne :)

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  22. Love the colours. What a gorgeous coincidence.

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  23. WOW!!! Wish my 'table protection' pieces looked like that!! It's FAB!! x

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  24. Fabulous background.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  25. Great background, love this card!

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  26. Your card is awesome! Love how you made the background!

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  27. This is really lovely, its hard to believe its scraps

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  28. Truly inspirational card. Love it!!!

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  29. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing,
    Rinda

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  30. This is totally amazing! Really gorgeous and a fab inspiration. xxD

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  31. Fantastic use of scrap paper!!!!

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  32. A fab card and use of scrap paper. Love the colour too. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration and also thanks for choosing my card as a favourite in the last challenge. I was so chuffed to see it there in the post. Have a wondeful day. Angela

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  33. Beautiful colours to make a beautiful card! I love this idea, Chris

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  34. Fantastic background, love the colors.

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  35. So pretty! I love how you've done that. I will have to make sure I track down that issue of Craft Stamper - sounds fantastic. I like that the paper has its own memories of past projects and has its own story to tell. I think for me the trick would be to use it before it was completely overworked. I tend to get a lot of mileage out of my scrap paper. I will keep an eye on it from now on for its artistic potential. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Gorgeous creative card and brilliant use of craft table paper.

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  37. Beautiful card and I love the background paper.

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  38. this is so beautiful!!! awesome card!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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