20 September 2021

Challenge #115: Salutations and Greetings with a TWIST of stencilled backgrounds


Salutations and Greetings 

with a 

TWIST of stencils in background


This month it is a bit open to interpretation and will suit all mediums. 

Either make your greeting the centre of your piece or perhaps do whatever comes to mind to suit the theme - just remember, no stamps please. 

The TWIST of a stencilled background is to get you using those stencils laying around in some form or other - or you can make your own stencil and use that to create a background. We must see the stencilling clearly to make sure it is not a stamp. Some stencils and stamps look so alike. 


This week the inspiration is from


 

One of those cards we all hate to make but which are so much needed 

This one is so beautiful

Love the paste through the stencil!

What idea are you brewing?



Hopefully it will become a great vintage - you have two weeks left 


13 September 2021

Challenge #115: Salutations and Greetings TWIST stencils in background plus August Winners!

 Hello Peeps....

Welcome to Week 2 of Challenge #115

Salutations and Greetings 

with a 

TWIST of stencils in background


This month it is a bit open to interpretation and will suit all mediums. You can either make your greeting the centre of your piece or perhaps refer to different greetings in different languages perhaps, or create a piece that is all greetings, or just greet someone,  or.......or......or do whatever comes to mind to suit the theme - just remember, no stamps please. 

The TWIST of a stencilled background is to get you using those stencils laying around in some form or other - or you can make your own stencil and use that to create a background. The background can be in chalk, paint, ink, whatever (might draw the line at blood and other bodily fluids)  but we must see the stencilling clearly to make sure it is not a stamp. Some stencils and stamps look so alike. 

A 3D object made from card that has been stencilled or a scrapbook page or a journal piece....or a card! Whatever direction your creative juices can take you with this is fine. 

Talking of Greetings, Weasley say's Hello!


Well, perhaps he was saying "Don't take a photo of me or I will bite you!"
Anyway, he is a big handsome boy.



Before we show you the inspiration for this week, it's time to announce the winners for the August Challenge

Random Number Winner



Congratulations
send me an email with your PayPal address at

suhoganatgmaildotcomdotau

(obviously unscramble this first)

DT Favorite

No 5: Karen B


Congratulations to both 

Now, let us see some inspiration for the challenge!



Two cards using similar techniques


What can you do with this theme and the TWIST?






06 September 2021

Challenge #115: Salutations and Greetings TWIST stencils in background

 

September's Challenge is : Salutations and Greetings 

TWIST stencils in background


Hello Peeps!

Welcome to another challenge here at Unstampabelles. This month it is a bit open to interpretation and will suit all mediums. You can either make your greeting the centre of your piece or refer to different greetings in different languages perhaps, or create a piece that is all greetings, or just greet someone,  or.......or......or do whatever comes to mind to suit the theme - just remember, no stamps please. 

The TWIST of a stencilled background is to get you using those stencils laying around in some form or other - or you can make your own stencil and use that to create a background. The background can be in chalk, paint, ink, whatever (might draw the line at blood and other bodily fluids)  but we must see the stencilling clearly to make sure it is not a stamp. Some stencils and stamps look so alike. 

A 3D object made from card that has been stencilled or a scrapbook page or a journal piece....or a card! Whatever direction your creative juices can take you with this is fine. 

Dale introduces her piece to you as inspiration - a scrap page......and its a beauty! Subtle stencilling behind the image makes the photo grounded in the page. 



What can you come up with I wonder?



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

29 August 2021

No challenge yet!

 Remember..   we start our challenge on the first Monday of each month, so see you next week with the new challenge for September.


Keep safe.

23 August 2021

Last Week for Challenge #113: It's all about Me! Twist - a self portrait?

 

113: It's all about Me! Twist - a self portrait?


Hello Peeps
Welcome to another week of creativity.

Last five days to create a self-portrait or to create something reflecting self.....

I used a piece from my journal for inspiration this week


Gel plate and stencil work, with lots of mark making
That is of course me......ahem, as I imagine my internal me to look like ......obviously she is young and vibrant and her hair is NOT curly!

I found a lot of joy creating her and the page
and it was a beautiful day outside too....

Let's see what you can make in these next few days
Cheers!


16 August 2021

Week 3 of Challenge#113: It's all about Me! Twist - a self portrait?

 Hello Peeps - thanks for being patient with me

I had a big birthday at the start of the month, and a bigger party next weekend

Thenlife intervened and avery time I started to do the post and create for it, I ran into an obstacle - the phone rang, a visitor arrived, or we had an appointment

Sooo, I decided to just miss last week and announce the winners of the prizes this week instead!

DT Favorite

Number 1 Wendy


Random Number Draw 

Number  14 Chris

Congratulations to you both - please contact me at 

suhoganatgmaildotcomdotau

for the prize (Random Number) and/or a blinkie for the DT Favorite and the RN Prize

While I was waiting to do this post, I made a small album to contain the photo's about last weekend.....

Susan


I based my album on one I made at a workshop last year but swapped out the paper bag cover for DT papers and made it to suit the size of my large photos. It doesn't close - I wasted several vital minutes looking for the magnets I know I have somewhere until I finally gave up and left it!


(That's me on the left - the big girl with the red curls and the green jacket!)


and Vicki made this gorgeous folder cover


We already have some lovely pieces for the new challenge

ALL ABOUT ME!

with the TWIST of  using a self portrait
BUT the portrait does not have to be a photo!

What can you make of that?

Remember, it an be a card, a tag, a scrap page, a journal page or a 3D paper thingy!
BUT no stamps please!




08 August 2021

Day late

 Hi Peeps. Been celebrating. The post will be 24 hours late this week. See you tomorrow!

02 August 2021

August Challenge#114: It's All About Me! Twist is to use a self portrait

Hello Peeps!

Well, its August already and time for a new challenge, but first a check in to the state of Tasmania!

We are only a small island off the bottom of the Australian mainland BUT
this is where Ariane Titmus grew up!

Who is she?

She has just won a few medals at the Olympics and they are all the colours - Gold, Silver and bronze!


We are all so proud of her.

Not only that but we are COVID FREE at the moment and able to move around freely

Soooo,

As this month is my birthday as well,  I made it 

ALL ABOUT ME!

with the TWIST of  using a self portrait
BUT the portrait does not have to be a photo!

What can you make of that?

Remember, it an be a card, a tag, a scrap page, a journal page or a 3D paper thingy!
BUT no stamps please!

Dale made a scrap page to inspire you!

Dale

 

You have a month to get and idea and enter it 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

26 July 2021

Final Week of Challenge #113: Art and All the Jazz

 The challenge this month is 

 Art and all that Jazz   

The TWIST is to make it a multi media piece of work


mul·ti·me·di·a

(mŭl′tē-mē′dē-ə, -tī-)

The combined use of media

OR

Of or relating to the combined use of several media: a multimedia installation at the art gallery.

Now, technically  any piece of multi media is ART so the twist is done along with the theme! However, you can create with whatever art you are into: music, painting, carving, writing, drawing, making stuff................the art of craft........... as long as you don't use stamps and it is paper craft related.......

PS: You don't have to incorporate jazz into it either but if you want to....let it rip!


Today there is only a  piece from me

Susan


If you go to my blog you can see how it was created

You might recognise the inspiration?


You have until Friday to enter
Lot's of lovely work there already!








19 July 2021

Midway through July's Challenge: #113 Art and all that Jazz

Well we are half way through July already...

We are midway through winter and those on the other half of the world, halfway through summer and the weather is not good in either place from all the news reports. 

On top of COVID we have lockdowns in Melbourne and Sydney, and now floods and fires in the northern hemisphere 

We are still OK here is Tasmania but nervously watching the DELTA make its way south....

Enough of gloom - let's get creative!

The challenge this month is 

 Art and all that Jazz   

The TWIST is to make it a multi media piece of work


mul·ti·me·di·a

(mŭl′tē-mē′dē-ə, -tī-)

The combined use of media

OR

Of or relating to the combined use of several media: a multimedia installation at the art gallery.

Now, technically  any piece of multi media is ART so the twist is done along with the theme! However, you can create with whatever art you are into: music, painting, carving, writing, drawing, making stuff................the art of craft........... as long as you don't use stamps and it is paper craft related.......

PS: You don't have to incorporate jazz into it either but if you want to....let it rip!

We have a surfeit of lovely things for you to look at this week!

Go to the DT blogs to see how they were created and why!



(Did another one. Used a cool technique. Have done a tutorial in my blog post.)








Let's see what this week brings in entries - some great pieces already

REMEMBER: NO STAMPS PLEASE

12 July 2021

Challenge# 113: Art and all that Jazz - Second Week and June Winners

June Winners

Let's just jump into it today

DT Favourite: 7 Jill





Congratulations to the winners

Please email me at suhoganatgmailddotcomdotau

for details of blinkies and for the random number, collection of the prize


We don't have any inspiration at the moment for you for the new challenge

Out DT is under a bit of pressure with COVID and jobs and life so we are calling for anyone who would like to be a member of the DT to contact me.

You only have to make one thing per month and comment on a few of the entries plus helping with judging the DT Favorite

If you are interested in being a part of the team, send me an email

suhoganatgmaildotcomdotau

Now on with the July Challenge......


 Art and all that Jazz   


The TWIST is to make it a multi media piece of work


mul·ti·me·di·a

(mŭl′tē-mē′dē-ə, -tī-)

The combined use of media

OR

Of or relating to the combined use of several media: a multimedia installation at the art gallery.

Now, techniquely  any piece of multi media is ART so the twist is done along with the theme! However, you can create with whatever art you are into: music, painting, carving, writing, drawing, making stuff................the art of craft........... as long as you don't use stamps and it is paper craft related.......

PS: You don't have to incorporate jazz into it either but if you want to....let it rip!

05 July 2021

Challenge #113; Art and all that Jazz TWIST is make it multi media

 


Hi Peeps,

Welcome to July!

The challenge this month is quite open to interpretation

It is called

Art and all that Jazz   


The TWIST is to make it a multi media piece of work


mul·ti·me·di·a

(mŭl′tē-mē′dē-ə, -tī-)

The combined use of media

OR

Of or relating to the combined use of several media: a multimedia installation at the art gallery.

Now, techniquely  any piece of multi media is ART so the twist is done along with the theme! However, you can create with whatever art you are into: music, painting, carving, writing, drawing, making stuff................the art of craft........... as long as you don't use stamps and it is paper craft related.......

PS: You don't have to incorporate jazz into it either but if you want to....let it rip!

You have four weeks to apply your brain to the task and create something to enter.....              

Here are some idea's to get you started


Dale

I created a canvas





 I coloured in and played with new stuff....
(I did not draw this girl)

Let's get started!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

28 June 2021

June third week: Challenge#112: Seasons and Seasonal TWIST: use handmade flower(s)

 Hello Peeps

It is winter and the solstice has passed here on Tuesday. We celebrated it on Tuesday morning with a mid-winter swim in the nude in the middle of the city.

Dark Mofo | Nude Solstice Swim


I would like to say I did the swim but I lay in bed listening to the radio broadcast the screams of the people who ran into the water, while I was snug under the doona. I salute them and their enthusiasm....

I associate winter here in Tassie with the cool blues and green - my favorite colours really

With the challenge been a Seasonal one, I created a simple card based on these colours and the theme

Susan


What  are you going to do?

You have a a week left - well five day's really
What season are you celebrating?

Remember, no STAMPS please. 






21 June 2021

Midway in the Midway.....Challenge#112: Seasons and Seasonal TWIST: use handmade flower(s)

 Hello Peeps!

It's mid winter here in Hobart and we are celebrating it with Dark Mofo!

Part of the celebration is painting the town red.....these two photo's were taken by locals only 12 hours apart...


Tasman Bridge by Steve Dillon: mountain hidden in fog.....



Tasman Bridge in fog by Sally Freestun

The theme this month is to make something seasonal or representing the seasons

The TWIST is to make and use a flower(s)

Vicki did just that!



So vivid in winter!

Love it!

What can you come up with?

Remember - NO STAMPS of any kind......thanks


14 June 2021

May Winners and June Challenge: #112 Seasons and a TWIS of flowers

 Hello Peeps 

I  hope you are all travelling well in your own space and coping with all the challenges life throws at you. Sometimes it really packs a whammy, doesn't it!

I am currently in the middle of a winter moment. Here in Tassie we escaped the storms of the east coast on the mainland but some places were badly damaged. I was just talking to a family member in outer Melbourne and she send me photo's of her back yard with the three big trees all blown over and ruining her fences and into neighbouring gardens.  After three day's they have finally got their power back on in the last hour or two. 

Meanwhile I was hoping for rain as our garden is so dry and plants are suffering. It finally delivered four day's of a drizzle and some heavier showers so I don't have to water but we have been living in a fog of mist and wet clothes and muddy pawprints on the floor....... but winter can be so pretty here too.

Enjoy picturesque views over the bucolic tapestry of Meander Valley.
Photo: Natasha Mulhall Photography
Instagram: www.instagram.com/natashamulhallphotography
website: http://natashamulhall.com/

The winners of the May challenge are listed below:

Random Number Draw: 4 Julene


DT Favorite: Renee's Ramblings


Congratulations ladies. Please email me if you would like a blinkie
Julene - I think I have your email already but email me anyway
suhoganatgmaildotcom

We have two pieces of inspiration for you today for the June challenge:

#112: Seasons or Seasonal 

with a TWIST of handmade flowers

Keti's Projects


Those flowers are felt and handsewn!


A winter garden.....and a 90 year old!

You can join in this challenge by scrolling down to the first week and finding the linky.
Please DO NOT use stamps anywhere, including digital stamps














07 June 2021

June challenge:#112 Seasons and Seasonal TWIST: use handmade flower(s)

 Hello Peeps.... welcome to the first week of our June Challenge

The theme this month is 

#112: Seasons and Seasonal 



We are heading into winter here
The wombat's are looking forward to some snowy weather but not too snowy - they still have to eat!

I believe that means summer in the northern hemisphere....
but it can be a seasonal thing rather than an actual season, 
such as a dance or a festival.......


with the TWIST: use handmade flower(s)        


REMEMBER: No stamps! 


We have some inspiration for you from 


Dale




Here in Australia it is winter......Dale is in Western Australia where is is not quite as cold 
as here in Tassie............
Her colours reflect the landscape of WA beautifully




You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

30 May 2021

See you next week!

 Remember....we publish first Monday of the month....

24 May 2021

Week 3 of May's Challenge#111: Adventure with a TWIST of 3's

 Hello Peeps

I am trying to write this with a small black and white monster sitting on my keyboard and in front of my screen so if there is a  error, it is not because of me OK?[-l;

Only a week left to get something in for this challenge but please....there is a theme ADVENTURE and there is a rule in this challenge blog - NO STAMPS!

Here is a bit more inspiration for you

The theme- ADVENTURE - is in the idea of moving to the country...or living in the country

The TWIST of three's - 3 bull rushes, 3 layers, 3 sets of  square windows,
 3 lots of foliage around the pond......




What can you create?

You have five days to get something completed and entered.....


17 May 2021

Midway through May Challenge #111: Adventures with TWIST of doing something 3 times

 #111: ADVENTURES TWIST use something three times

Hello Peeps
It's a brisk autumnal day in southern Tasmania with sunshine and cold winds combining to make the leaves fall from the trees and the sun shine through the branches!

I have been studying when I can and my companion, when not stealing paper clips, keeps me company!


This is the middle of the challenge for May and we have some wonderful pieces of work entered for the challenge. Remember, you need to do the TWIST to be considered for the DT Favorite....and NO STAMPS PLEASE...although this message is getting through now.

The inspiration this week is inspirational!




What can you create for this theme?

You have two weeks left!





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