Tuesday, October 28, 2014

and the winner is........

birdsong said...Roc,,,your work rocks!


congratulations irene!  make sure you send me your address so i can mail out your postcard!

Monday, October 27, 2014

stampotique designer blog post AND a give away

today is my turn to post over at the stampotique designers blog.  i created this postcard that i will be giving away.  i used my stacked box border stamp and the flower from my daisyhead rubber stamp to create the flower garden.

if you'd like to receive this postcard in the mail all you need to do is leave a comment for a chance to be selected by random name draw sometime next week.  please make sure i have a way of contacting you should you win.  thanks and good luck!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

reminder - the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team call

  DESIGN TEAM CALL

I am looking for a few enthusiastic, talented and friendly artists to join my 2015 Design Team.  You will be responsible for creating art that promotes my rubber stamp line which is sold through Stampotique.com.

This Design Team call is open to everyone, however,  the use of my rubber stamps is required, not only during your term, but also for your submissions to apply for the team. 

The call will be open until Nov. 22, 2014.  The team will be announced by the end of November.  Your photos and short biographies will be due for the announcement.  We will start creating in the beginning of 2014.
Design Team Requirements: 

1.  Must have a personal blog
2.  Must have a facebook account (other social media avenues are welcomed, too)
3.  A love of my rubber stamps (sold through stampotique)
4.  An ability to create artistic projects using my rubber stamps
5.  A willingness to commit for a 6 month term
6.  Ability to make project deadline of one project per month
7.  Must be able to take excellent project photos (clear and properly
     exposed photos).
8.  Must comment on other team members' projects
9. A willingness to participate in occasional special assignments that coincide
     with newly released stamps, blog hops and facebook group swaps

If being part of this Design Team interests you, please follow the directions on how to apply.  I will looking forward to see reviewing your application.

How To Apply:

1.  Email me at rocnic23@gmail.com with the subject heading "DT Application".
2.  In your email please include your name, physical address and email address
     that you'd like me to use to contact you.  
3.  Include a short biography including previous publications you might have been
     in.  I want to know more about you and what you feel you can bring to the
     Design Team!  I am looking for out of the box thinkers and creative uses for my
     rubber stamps.
4.  Tell me why you'd like to be on my Design Team.
5.  Please send me up to 3 project photos (low resolution) that you consider to be
     your best work using my rubber stamps as your main image.
6.  Include a link to your blog and any other place you think you will be show casing
     your Design Team projects. 

If you are selected for my Design Team you will have the opportunity to have your work showcased on my blog.  I will also be doing feature articles on you and your art.  You will be part of a truly fabulous team of like minded artists.  I hope to see your application soon.

documented life project catch up

dlp week 43 prompt - sketch what you see
i have a shelf of my rubber stamps i designed for stampotique right behind my art desk.  i get to see them every day, so this was fun to sketch them on my page.  i used watercolors to mimic the wood blocks and the shading.  to enhance the shadow and shapes of the stamp blocks i used colored pencils.

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team posting

today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is by samantha read.  she has made a coaster using my stacked teacup stamp and my scalloped lace border.  did she do a wonderful job with it?  i personally love making coasters.  if you'd like to see more of samantha's art, and this coaster, please head over to her blog.  if you'd like to see these stamps or more of my rubber stamp line sold through stampotique please click here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

i've been published

i've been published in cloth paper scissors magazine entitle "paper holiday" for winter 2014-2015.  it's a great magzine filled with all kinds of wonderful and easy projects you can make for the holiday.  make sure you check it out!  


i was blessed to have one of my project photos make the table of contents.

as many of you know if you follow me one of my passions is recylcing things and using scraps and fashioning them into something new.  my project featured is making collage contact paper items.  you can see howto make your own scrap collage sheets to use for anything, even holiday gift bags and a journal covers. 

documented life project

dlp week 42 prompt - use stars

Monday, October 20, 2014

stampotique designer blog post AND a give away

today is my turn to post at the stampotique designer's blog.  i've created a postcard to give away.  i made this postcard using my art lives here stamp and cutting it apart and refashioning it.  if you'd like to see the original look of this rubber stamp you can click here.  if you'd like to see more of my rubber stamp line sold through stampotique you can click here.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail all you need to do is leave a comment.  please make sure i have a way of reaching you should you be the winner.  i will pick a random winner sometime next week.  good luck!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

and the winner.......

....of the "just be u" postcard is.......

kassa said...
Totally love this Roc - love that you've used your bunny stamp for legs <3 p="">

congratulations!  please contact me with your address!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team call




  DESIGN TEAM CALL

I am looking for a few enthusiastic, talented and friendly artists to join my 2015 Design Team.  You will be responsible for creating art that promotes my rubber stamp line which is sold through Stampotique.com.

This Design Team call is open to everyone, however,  the use of my rubber stamps is required, not only during your term, but also for your submissions to apply for the team. 

The call will be open until Nov. 22, 2014.  The team will be announced by the end of November.  Your photos and short biographies will be due for the announcement.  We will start creating in the beginning of 2014.

Design Team Requirements: 

1.  Must have a personal blog
2.  Must have a facebook account (other social media avenues are welcomed, too)
3.  A love of my rubber stamps (sold through stampotique)
4.  An ability to create artistic projects using my rubber stamps
5.  A willingness to commit for a 6 month term
6.  Ability to make project deadline of one project per month
7.  Must be able to take excellent project photos (clear and properly
     exposed photos).
8.  Must comment on other team members' projects
9. A willingness to participate in occasional special assignments that coincide
     with newly released stamps, blog hops and facebook group swaps

If being part of this Design Team interests you, please follow the directions on how to apply.  I will looking forward to see reviewing your application.

How To Apply:

1.  Email me at rocnic23@gmail.com with the subject heading "DT Application".
2.  In your email please include your name, physical address and email address
     that you'd like me to use to contact you.  
3.  Include a short biography including previous publications you might have been
     in.  I want to know more about you and what you feel you can bring to the
     Design Team!  I am looking for out of the box thinkers and creative uses for my
     rubber stamps.
4.  Tell me why you'd like to be on my Design Team.
5.  Please send me up to 3 project photos (low resolution) that you consider to be
     your best work using my rubber stamps as your main image.
6.  Include a link to your blog and any other place you think you will be show casing
     your Design Team projects. 

If you are selected for my Design Team you will have the opportunity to have your work showcased on my blog.  I will also be doing feature articles on you and your art.  You will be part of a truly fabulous team of like minded artists.  I hope to see your application soon.