Tuesday, 10 March 2015

SDC185 Numbers or a Number

Jackie Payne is our hostess here on Stampotique Designers Blog this week and she's got numbers on her mind:
Numbers have been around for a very long time!  They feature so much in our lives!  I would like you to incorporate a minimum of one number into your project!  I hope you have fun.

It is my OH’s birthday in the next couple of days and he won’t see this post which is why i am able to enter into this weeks Stampotique Challenge!


The card is an A5 size and very heavy cardstock. Tried to splodge the Brushed Pewter Distress Stain over the background but it only gave me some dots, i have just about managed to capture them on the last image above.

Flicked some of the Prima Bloom Precious Stone spray from the stem of the spray as i struggled to use the spray that way, i like the contrast on top of the Pewter shine.


Added the lilac coloured border and then doodled around it using the Graphik Line Painter Pens.

Adhered the band over the top and then added Tinglyitchiness with his Happiness Hat over the top.


Placed the arrow above Tingly’s head and then wrote Birthday Boy and added the small 49.

Tingly was coloured in with Graphik Line Painters and then DecoArt Soft Varnish over the top, he feel wonderful.

Supplies used:

8 x 10 Gelli Plate

Dyan Reaveley Laugh Until you Leak Stamps Set

DecoArt Mixed Media fluid Acrylic Paints

DecoArt Soft Touch Varnish

Stampotique Daniel’s Happy Head Appliances Cube

Stampotique Tinglyitchiness

Graphik Line Painters

Brushed Pewter Distress Stain

Old stash birthday border and arrow

Prima Bloom – Precious Stone

The belly band from the card was so much fun to make, i blogged about the technique and where to watch the Gelli Arts video here.

I do hope you enjoyed your visit today, am looking forward to your lovely comments.

Thanks for dropping by.



  1. Ah, now I see what you created the packing tape gelli band for. Wonderful use for it. and I'm equally impressed with Jackie's choice of challenges, too.

    The way you created "Birthday Boy" was fabulous. I enlarged the image so I could see it in all its glory. Your hubby is going to love it. Wish him a great birthday from an internet friend, please!

  2. Queen of collage! Such lovely colours and so many clever little touches. Love it! X

  3. I really love this the splattered background is wonderful as is Tingly must try that soft varnish. I am sure he will love it. Dee x

  4. Great splattered background on this card! I love the colours and the wonderful scribbly, doodly effects. I'm sure your OH will love it! Happy Birthday to him!xx

  5. Super fun card Mo! Your background turned out amazing, I love all your splatters and splotches! Hubby will love it! hugs :)

  6. Ha ha this is sooooo cute Mo! Wonderful card and I'm sure hubby will have a big smile on his face when he sees it. Stampotique is always my go to stamps for my OH as they are such fun ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  7. I love your "Birthday Boy" card, Mo, and I know that your OH will, as well! Lots of activity on your card, much like birthday party festivities. I really do love Tinglyitchiness and seem to never tire of using him! Well done, my dear friend!

  8. This card is so cool and super fun! Love it and I think your hubby will love it too!

  9. Great birthday card for your birthday boy!
    Thank you for joining us at the stampotique designers challenge blog

  10. Your OH will love it coz it is a fab card. I do love that character he is fun. The band is also fun and I can see why you would enjoy making it . Xx

  11. Ok Mo this is an adorable card - yes I know it's for your OH but I absolutely love it. The colors and everything you put into making this special one of a kind card. I love the image - oh so fabulous!! I can't wait to hear what your hubby thinks of his card.

    Hugs and smiles

  12. Hehe - an adorable card Mo, your OH is going to be tickled pink by it. Any plans afoot yet for the big Five-0 next year? :o))
    ps - Wee Man said "Thank you very much. I will try to do another painting soon ((hugs))"

    1. Re: Anti Journal pages - Thank you Mo, I am enjoying it very much too. You are very busy with your challenges, you probably don't 'need' another journal to do just now, lol :o))

  13. Love this MoH, and I'm sure your OH will too. He really does look like a happy birthday boy! xx

  14. Wow! and Wow! again! This is fabulous! Really made me smile so I bet hubby will love it too!! Chrisx

  15. a really great card , sure it will be loved!

  16. Fab card! Love the splats xx

  17. Fabulous card, love how you have used the Stampotique image. The recipient will love this. Tracy x

  18. Oh I absolutely adore this, so wonderful :) :) :) xxx

  19. Absolute genius - fabulous composition... I love how the Birthday Boy is perched there so grumpily! Love, love it!
    Alison xx

  20. Super fab card!!! Thanks for joining this SDC!! XOXO