Number 9 - Fabricbutterfly (Glenna)
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Its so hard to pick a Top 3, it really is so I delegated to Judie haha! Judie has picked out her Top 3 which are in no particular order....
Well Done Ladies, please feel free to grab your TOP 3 blinkie from the sidebar!
Before we move onto our next challenge a quick word about our sponsor for this challenge which is again the delightful Joanna Sheen who is offering a £10 gift voucher for her online store.
New products include several new sets of promarkers with the latest colours (yum!) and Joanna Sheen favourite garden flowers including a poinsettia just in time for christmas cardmaking, go take a peek to see what other goodies she has!
Thanks for sponsoring us again Joanna x
Well this one should be pretty easy for most of you! The challenge is to include STAMPING somewhere on your design be it rubber or digital.
As its sooooo easy we're throwing in an OPTIONAL extra challenge to do a stamping technique you havent done in a while or tried before. Remember anything stamped either inky or digi is fine, the optional extra is just to challenge yourself!
Why not try adding some stamped swirls around your image or a sentiment, drag out your heat gun and do some heat embossing, paper piecing or perhaps some resist, the choices are endless.
We will also be running several tutorials on various tricks and techniques over the next few weeks so dont forget to become a follower and you wont miss them :)
Please post your entries into the comments box below Beth's design. Email entries are fine and you can enter our challenges up to a maximum of 3 entries on separate posts. The challenge will close at 12 noon GMT on Monday 16th November.
Lets see what the Design Team have created for you!
I had some oval aperture cards that I thought I'd use. I stamped on the front with a Montage Set of snowflakes (from Stamps Away) in various blue ColorBox Chalk Inks. I then stamped the Father Christmas (Papermania stamp) in VersaMark and embossed with detailed silver embossing powder on the inner piece of card, sponged some chalk ink for a background and stuck the inner card in place. To finish off the card I used a border peel-off round the aperture.
I used a Snowman Family Stamp and coloured it using watercolour pencils, having cut it to size I stuck it onto the blue paper towards the top of the card & finally adding an oval Friends Forever sentiment under the picture.
Although this is the first time I have made any cards using a large stamp I was quite pleased with the results although I did make two mistakes, the first one was that I used ink sticks instead of a pad & the second was that I didn't let it dry properly before colouring it but we all learn along the way!
Our Challenge is to stamp something, well ...................... I have used a Sarah Kay image and coloured her in with my soft strokes pens. I have used Pinks and chocolates, the backing papers are from My Minds Eye wild asparagus and Papermania exquisite collections. I stamped out some flowers in three different sizes and inked the edges. Thank you all for looking!
I've used Sugar Nellie Manga images - stamped the sitting girl image, then masked off and stamped the standing image behind, and coloured them with promarkers. The papers are Cosmo Cricket with Bazzill cardstock. I've added a purple ribbon, flowers cut with a x-cut punch from the reverse of one of the papers and little blue gems for flower centres, and a downloaded sentiment from Pink Petticoat.
I am not the world's best rubber stamper, I love the designs and fact you can make some fabulous cards using them but would not describe myself as a 'stamper'. There are so many techniques you can use with your rubber stamps and there are so many extremely talented people who do so and could not even begin to put myself in the same category. One of my favourite ranges of rubber stamps is the Forever Friends Bears. I just love their cute little faces.
I have made an easel card which I think could be my new favourite design. It looks really amazing but is so easy to do. In a row of cards on a shelf it would easily stand out from the others. You can see from the side view how the front of the card is propped up behind the heart so it 'displays' the card. Full instructions of how to make one are on my blog if you are interested.
The rubber stamp image has been coloured in using watercolour pencils with a small amount of metallic gold pen for accents on the image.
Materials used are Rubber stamp and heart brad - Papermania, Paper & White flower - HOTP, Red flower - Prima, Die cut hearts and glasses - Let's Make Cards, ribbon from my stash.
I've used a number of techniques for this card and a fuller writeup will be available over at my personal blog The stamp is the beautiful Butterfly Beauties stamp plate by Tracy Coates and first I coloured the face with promarkers and used this fantastic versamark pen I didn't know existed until a couple of months ago! I used it over the face then added clear embossing powder (twice to make sure it seals!) This acts as a resist for the next technique. I then used a brayer over the hair, let that dry then used the versamark pen on the hair and added kaleidoscope embossing powder which changes colour the more you heat it. I cut out the image, obviously the swirls and leaves are too small to cut so I made the background with starburst stains and radiant rain and stamped the image out again and embossed then added the cut out on top.
The flower swirl was then stamped below the image and in the corners and embossed and I filled in the flowers with stickles glitter glue and added some sticky gems as interest.
Now let me have the pleasure of introducing you to our next wonderful guest, Beth from Wind Walker Altered Arts.
Beth says this...
"I have only been in paper crafting for 2 years and started out with scrapbooking, moved to making ATCs and then into cards and discovered they are my favorite paper crafting project. I have been a GD for The Next Level, Tilda and Friends ATC challenge and was invited to join the Cuttle Bug DT back in August, but missed my chance because I forgot to check my gmail account. UGGGGHH!!!
I currently work for The Lone Star Scrapbook Company in The Woodlands, TX and also currently a paper craft instructor there too. In mid Decmeber I will be a certified copics instructor and I am currently finishing up my certification for the Silhouette digital craft cutter from Quickutz. I will also have a few surprises up my sleeves for stampers coming up in 2010"
We'll look forward to seeing all of Beth's surprises in the New Year! In the meantime Beth has made a beautiful design using a Whiff of Joy Henry Mouse stamp coloured with distress inks, thank you Beth!