Stampendous September Blog Hop!

Each month I am creating a project with brand new Stampendous stamps to inspire you. You also have a chance to win them via the monthly blog hop competition run by The Stencil Specialists, the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous.

This month we are using the Owl Clock stamp and Julie has given us an extra challenge – make it Christmassy! I hope my card inspires you to try something different with your stamps.

I stamped the Owl Clock image twice and coloured all of one image with Ecoline markers. For the second image, I knew I wanted to layer the owl and one of the wings from the clock so these were also coloured, fussy cut then layered over the first image with foam tape.

Hint – always colour the bottom image as parts of it will peek through the layering. This also gives you a chance to test colour combos.

A quick swish of blue watercolour, a sprinkling of glitter and some ‘stars’ drawn in with a white gel pen and the image is done. I added a title to one of the books with a fine black pen to strengthen the ‘Christmas’ theme. I felt the image needed some extra sparkle so went over the owls wings with a glitter marker, I love the subtle shimmer.

Ecoline markers are dye based making them great for colouring as they can be blended and used with a water pen to give a range of different hues and tones.

Don’t forget to also pop over to the other blogs to check out what they have created for the hop!

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Tracy Moloney – Tracy’s Creative Adventures

Contest details –

To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the September blog hop post, make sure you tell us what state you live in so we know you are an Aussie. Each comment is one entry, so comment on each blog and you will have four entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of the month. The prize will be cling Owl Clock CRR248.

Good luck!

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Congratulations to Lynn Attard on winning the stamp this month!

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24 thoughts on “Stampendous September Blog Hop!

    1. Christmas is getting way too close! Almost counting weeks now. Congrats on winning the stamp Lynn.

  1. Hi Robyn,
    When I saw this stamp, and saw Julie’s challenge, I thought.. “A CHRISTMAS CARD”?
    Then I got wise and worked out a plan LOL, so now I wish I had the stamp to take up the
    challenge.
    You have done a wonderful job, I love the way you have layered it too, and I love the colours,
    So un-Christmassy, yet, so Christmassy at the same time, LOVE IT.

    1. Thanks so much Julie, I’m not a big Christmas card person to start with so the challenge wasn’t the easiest;)

  2. Hi Robyn, I love how you have layered this stamp … and that’s a great tip on colouring the image underneath, even if it’s to test colours. hahaha great title on the book too!
    Dot x

    1. Glad you liked it Dot, I always test colours on the underlayer to help get the balance right. LOL! glad you noticed the book.

  3. Absolutely love what you have created here Robyn… I really like the blue background you created too xxx

  4. FABULOUS card Robyn!
    LOVE your colours and design, the sparkle on his hat is the perfect finishing touch!

  5. Boy oh howdy … that was some challenge, huh Robyn? You did a great job and it’s so fun to see how many different ways you can use this stamp. Bring it on, Julie! LOL 🙂 Donna

    1. Is that a dare Donna? Oooh, I will have to give that some thought, lol.
      Great card Robyn. I hope everyone gets the idea that it doesn’t have to be a designated Christmas stamp for you to create a Christmas card.

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