an artist during her free time and a corporate gal by day.
Amy Wilson Wellenstein began
drawing her incredible underwater sea creatures for us out of her love, as well
as her husbands love, of scuba diving. Her altered books are brilliant
too! Amy has been published in most all industry magazines, as well
Jill Publications books.
Arwen McCullen is an original costume
seamstress. She was always creative as a child. Whether through drawing, writing or sewing, she
expresses herself and her art. Her passion is GLOOMY, her style Gothic. Arwen
resides with her daughter and 3 cats in a village in Germany.
Carols Collection Thats me. Since college
days I have been hoarding quotes and sayings and now have a notebook full from
decades of collecting. And, since I cannot draw, I have turned some interesting
family photos, as well as those family photos of a friend, into fun rubber
stamps. My criteria for a good photo is one that makes me laugh. I hope you too
Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney met
at art college, married (on Halloween, of course!). Their drawings are a perfect pairing for our rubber stamp line. Jill
has drawn images such as the Quasimoto group, Moonbelly, and Babycakes. Her
style is sweet, clean and open; great for applying colored pencils or
watercolors. Daniel images are very detailed and intricate.
France Papillon lives in Belgium. Although no
classical schooling for France, she is mastering rubber stamping, drawing,
inks, acrylics and pastels.
Janet Klein has been drawing all her
life. A retired grammar school art teacher who did some of the most incredible
work with her students, has been published in most of the industry
magazines as well as in Tweety Jill Publications books. Janet resides with
her husband Jess and two adorable doodles in Arizona.
Jo Capper-Sandon lives in Great Britain with
her husband and sons, Zak and Kane. Not only is she great at drawing and
putting wonderful compositions together on paper, she is also a nature
photographer. Stampington has featured Jo in The Stampers Sampler and she is a
regular contributor to the CRAFT STAMPER magazine in Great Britain.
Josie Cirincione resides
Karen Hayselden (aka Kassa) states she is
from a glorious part of England - Yorkshire, where she loooves to drink copious
amounts of Yorkshire tea swaperoo'd for red wine in the evenings. She lives
there with her husband, beautiful daughter ChloŽ, and a furry gang of 3 (a pug
named Sammy and 2 large breed boisterous Leonbergers, Leo and Ruby). Karen
giggles, Ruby, the Leonberger, often likes to get involved with 'our' art.
Tis her big nose she manages to shove into most projects, and more often than
not, her swishy tail is covered with gesso, paints and glitters; oozing
colorful girliness! Coming from a family of artists, as long as she can
remember, Karen has been creative. It just runs through my blood, so-to-speak.
I'll give anything arty a go, but my real love, after creating kooky-quirky
sketches, is mixed media filled with tiny details! Details take me into my own
little world and imagination (a happy place to be), creating what I call my
'Happy Art. Oh, not forgetting coloring in (sooooo relaxing), and doodles have
to be in there too! Sharing with lovely friends has to be the best part!
Kate Crane lives in the north of
England with her husband, two children, several small animals and a dog. In
real life she is a school teacher, but in her free time she loves to play with
paint, inks, rubber stamps and anything else she can get her hands on! She has
a passion for mixed media art, especially art journaling, and also loves
drawing and rubber stamping of course! She has been on several design teams
including Stampotique Originals, and has produced DVDs and written regularly
for various magazines both in the UK and the USA. She has a passion for
teaching and sharing her ideas and techniques, and holds regular classes in
Kira Nichols was born an artist. A
search through her childhood mementos would expose piles of oddball drawings,
handmade miniature books, and photos of her dressed in paper costumes. She
resides in Alabama where she creates things every day, kept company by her
supportive husband her two adorable sons and a few other critters, furry and feathered.
Kitty Tatman lives in Kentucky, USA with her 2 kids, 3 dogs, 4 lizards, and 5 crayfish. While she is definitely a mixed - media gal at heart, she also dabbles in assemblage, polymer clay, and watercolor. She has been drawing since she was a little girl and loves art history programs and books.
Kylie DOrio is young, enthusiastic,
energetic and drawing comes second nature to her. We met Kylie at her
parents bird shop; thus her drawings of our feathered friends. Although
Kylie can draw anything, we asked her to draw exotic birds. We love her
work and know that there are others out there that love handling birds; love
sharing their home with a feathered friend or two! Kylies art will speak
to those people. She has captured the spirit of the individual
breeds. We wish Kylie a long and wonderful life in the arts!!!
Linda Peterson has been creating art for as
long as she can remember from pastel portraits to mixed media paintings.
Finding one medium to stick with is one thing she's not been successful at so
that is why she feels mixed media is the best choice for her. One day she
decided to design a simple girl with a big message and that is how Hazel was
born. You can find more of Linda and Hazel at dearhazel.etsy.com.
Magda Polakow resides in the UK after
having grown up in Gdansk, Poland. She lives with her husband and two
furchildren, a Beagle and a Vizla. Magda has always been crafty and loves to
draw and paint, but in recent years mixed media and art journaling have won her
heart. She loves color and layers. You can find her at littleeverland.blogspot.com.
Maria Raita Sabina comes from a small town in
Romania and she has studied painting and graphics and is currently a student of
photography. Many of her works have been featured in local exhibitions
throughout Romania. Her blog, lollyrot-scrapbooking.blogspot.ro says
"Experiments and creations with R. Maria Sabina, and true to that word
many of her works contain original ideas and amazing examples of her special
technique. She's also a cardmaker and her stamps are designed to be used for
cards as well as illustration. Please contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Maryse Carrier We love what she does and
so do her followers! Maryses images are whimsical and open, leaving lots
of room for watercolors or colored pencils. These images make you smile.
Olivia Thomas started drawing when she
was old enough to hold a crayon and also began sewing at about the same time.
Olivia is an inspiring artist as anyone who has taken classes from her will
attest. Her work has been in all of the industry magazines, plus some
specialty publications by Stampington and the magazine, Cloth, Paper, Scissors. You can find more of her
work at www.oliverose.com.
Roc Nicholas has
always had a great love of art and she credits that love to her mother. Roc
married her grade-school sweetheart and together they have two adult sons and
two grandsons. Roc resides in both PA and FL. Presently she teaches rubber
stamping and journaling classes.
Susan Mahoney is a mom of two beautiful
girls and Susan says she draws at night to unwind. Her images are
unusual, curious and atypical; outlandish, but have a special softness to them.
Do be sure to take a look at them! They are great for children, as well
as those adults that want the uncommon.
Tera Callihan I am a dental hygienist,
but art is my passion! I have a major addiction to anything crafty, but
especially rubber stamps!! I was born into the world of art. I am blessed to
have an artist as a mom, so I have always been encouraged to play and explore
with different forms of arts and crafts. I live in Ohio, USA with my amazing
husband (and high school sweetheart). We have several rescue fur-babies (3 cats
and a dog). Visit me anytime on Instagram at instagram.com/the_crafty_sugar_addict or
on my blog at http://thecraftysugaraddict.blogspot.com/.
Terri Richardson lives in central Oklahoma,
in the country, with her closest neighbors being her family. She has a grown
son, her worst and best critic, and 2 cats. She feels there's an arrow
somewhere in the woods pointing to her house that reads, "pushover this
way" because all the wildlife and strays seem to end up there. Terri
started drawing in her early twenties and later went on to craft shows. She
always intended to go to art school or take some classes but never got around
to it. Now she just makes art for fun and to trade, although she gives a lot of
it away. Much of Terris time is spent doodling, painting, watching art videos,
playing video games, and playing a hammered dulcimer or native American flute.
Tini Lubberink (1966), was born in Veenoord, a small village. Right now she
is living in Groningen; the northern part of the Netherlands.
Creativity is an important part of her life. Painting, designing, drawing,
writing, rubber stamping or finding solutions for problems, she loves
working on it. The Teeth Family were born in a workshop from Kate Crane. Art journalling in
combination with design your own stamp. It is a real honor to Tini that
Stampotique invited the Teeth Family to become a member of the Stampotique
Family. She is very grateful for this opportunity. You'll find my blog at www.twinkle-art.nl/blog.html
Tracy Scott A life long passion for art
and crafts has led me to a wonderful world of colourful discovery... a
self-confessed 'colourholic'. I like nothing more than getting my hands covered
in inks and paints and I love to reach into the depths of my imagination to see
what amazing characters are lurking ready to emerge into my brightly painted
fantasy world!!! Visit me at www.facebook.com/myjournallingjourney
Virginia England I live in the country with my 3 cats (although Im more of a dog person). I spend most of my free time in creativity mode
where is that on/off switch? Although Ive dabbled in many crafts over the years,
my current passion is furniture painting. I stick with Gothic and Whimsical themes but there is nothing like sitting down and creating a card or journal page using one of my many Stampotique Originals stamps. I've never considered myself much of a drawer. I suppose because I always wanted to draw realistic drawings; perfection, thats how I wanted to draw. But I had a friend convince me that I could draw and once I accepted that I couldnt draw perfect but could draw imperfect, I set out drawing some silly characters. Theyre not perfect or, as my friend would say, theyre perfectly imperfect.