This is my entry for the Stampotique Designers Challenge No 43 It's a Non Traditional Christmas.
The main rule of the challenge is no Red or Green and it is also a Stampotique Stamp Only challenge. Some of the ingenious ways that their stamps have been used is really cool so if you've time, why not hop over and take a look?!
I've used the little starfish stamp to make my tree and I've perched the large star on the top which I doodled some swirls inside. I used little dots of stickles to decorate my tree.
I wanted a really watery feel to my background and so I used watercolour paper and Neocolor II watercolour crayons which are absolutely fantastic to work with as they are so soft and full of pigment. I spritzed the finished background with marshmallow glimmer mist to give it a soft glittery finish.
My mermaid and octopii (?) are coloured with alcohol inks and are raised from the background for a little dimension.
I had loads of fun dreaming up how to use my stamps for this challenge. Maybe you will feel inspired to be a little un-traditional too?!!