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Friday, 16 January 2015

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Blog Hop

Happy Friday ..... and Happy Hopping!

Welcome to the very first Craft Stamper Take It Make It Blog Hop! ..... how exciting is that!
If you're hopping here from the lovely Kymona's Blog, then you're in the right place.  Don't worry you can find a full list of all the Blog Hop links over on the Craft Stamper Blog, so you won't miss any.

This is going to be so much fun .... more fabulous inspiration for you from the Design Team, for this month's new look challenge, and ...... there's Blog Hop prizes too!

What do you think of the new challenge set up ..... good or what!  Two alternate theme's, and 2 winners for each challenge.  One chosen randomly to receive the sponsors prize, and then one chosen by the DT, who will get their project published in the Craft Stamper magazine, get a Guest Designer spot and a winner's profile published on the Blog ..... how cool is that!

The challenge for this month is .....
Take a Stamp

It's really that simple ...... just use a stamp somewhere on your project.

Here's an idea to get you started ......


A cute little calendar for the new year.

I made my frame using the Postage Stamp Bigz Die by Tim Holtz  ....... cut one in full, then added in one of the Sized Rectangles from the Movers & Shapers range and cut 4 more with an aperture, all of them cut from greyboard.

I glued the 4 frames together, then gave them a coat of black Gesso along with one side of the full piece.

Whilst the frame was drying, I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit inside the aperture and added some colour using Distress inks. I then spritzed with water  to remove some of the ink and give that nice distressed look to the background.
Then came the stamping .....

I used IndigoBlu's Wild Flowers, stamped in Black Versafine, then I used a water brush to remove the ink from some of the flowers .....


The sentiment is from Kaisercraft ..... stamped and then clear embossed to make it stand out a little from the background


Once everything was dry, I attached a piece of black ribbon to the back of the stamped panel to form the hanger for the calendar, leaving enough at the bottom to add the actual calendar tab.
I attached the stamped panel onto the back piece then placed the frame over the top.

To finish off I mounted the calendar tab onto a piece of matching, inked cardstock, attached the ribbon to the back, and then added a piece of painted greyboard. I added a pretty little butterfly to give a touch of dimension


Finally, I rubbed just a touch of Treasure Gold around the edges of the frame.


Hope you like it!

What about these prizes then ...... well, the main challenge has a MAHOOSIVE prize up for grabs and to be in with a chance of winning it, all you have to do is enter a project into the 'Take a Stamp' challenge to earn your place in the random draw ..... simples!

On top of that ..... (we're really spoiling you this month) ..... we're offering Blog Hop prizes too!

You could get your hands on this fabulous mixed media substrate pack ..... (oooh!)


For the chance to win simply leave a comment here on this post, or on any of the other Blog Hop posts.  Then once the Blog Hop closes ..... which by the way is midnight on January 28th, same time as the challenge closes,  a winner will be chosen, at random, from the comments left.  Here's the best bit ...... there is one prize on offer for EACH of the Blog posts ..... that's 12 chances to win if you comment on them all!!

And there's more ........ the lucky winners from each blog post will not only win a mixed media substrate pack, they will also receive the original piece of artwork from the Blog Author ..... so, the winner chosen from the comments left here will receive the project I've shared above ....... cool eh!

So  Blog Hoppers ..... please leave a comment here, then hop on over to the fabulously talented ......


When you've finished the Blog Hop don't forget to get your entry in for the main challenge, if you haven't already done so ........ don't miss out on the chance to win that fabulous, rather large, box of crafting goodies.   All the details can be found HERE

Have fun and Happy Hopping!

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time

Linda
xx

58 comments:

  1. I really like this Linda and such a great idea.Thanks for a great blog hop and a fabulous prize too
    x catherine

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  2. Hi Linda,love your calendar. I really like the background technique n the taking away colour from the flowers. I'm going to try this. Thanks for the inspiration. xxx

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  3. what a lovely calendar!! beautiful!! =)

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  4. What a fabulous sentiment for a calendar and I love the background xx

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  5. Love this project! thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Hi, just finished the blog hop and I was amazed by the many different interpretations of the challenge. So many fabulous ideas...oh dear where am I going to start! Thank you for the inspiration.
    LizzyW

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  7. Your framed image is absolutely gorgeous; including a calendar adds to the impact! A lovely piece of home decor...happy sighhh...
    ~c

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  8. Love the calendar. It will hang by my chair in the family room if it comes to my house. It will be a decoration and useful.
    Great idea to glue several layers together for the frame.
    thanks for sharing

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  9. This is great, I love the sentiment that is used with the calendar xx

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  10. Fabulous idea beautifully done!
    Elaine

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  11. I love useful projects! This is awesome

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  12. What a great calendar...lovely work

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  13. Linda what a great job did you do.

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  14. Hi Linda this is a gorgeous calendar I would love to put it up in my home. Hugs Jackie

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  15. Your calendar is fabulous Linda, I love the postage stamp die too. Hugs, Anne xx

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  16. What an inspiration piece--lasting all year! Love this Linda! Thanks for the opportunity to win a piece of your beautiful artwork, as well as the other great prizes from Craft Stamper Magazine!

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  17. WOW i LURVE your calendar, it is just perfect, so glad you have given the opportunity to win this beauty.

    I like the new format and have joined in this months Challenge for the first time.

    So much fab inspiration from the DT, thank you:-) xxx

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  18. How great to get up everyday look at the calendar and it says Today is your day. 365 your days! Love the calendar and the wildflower stamp.

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  19. great calendar i love the sentiment and fab blog hop thank you xx

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  20. Ooooooo I love calendars and yours is gorgeous love silhouette stamping and distress background so your project is win win for me, got fingers crossed for the draw thanks for the chance to win.

    MaggieH

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  21. I love it, such a pretty stamp and love the colours xx

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  22. Layering four layers together is an excellent idea. It really makes a more sturdy frame. I've been interested in making a calendar and you certainly provided more inspiration.

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  23. Fabulous project, love the colours; and useful too!

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  24. This is fabulous, Linda! Love the postage frame and beautiful stamped images. I would happily look at this all year :)

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  25. What a great idea for a calendar,beautifully made
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  26. Great idea to create a calendar it's so pretty

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  27. Such a wonderful project! Love the frame on this!

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  28. What a fun calendar for the new year.

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  29. Wauw this is a very nice and useful project, It is really beautiful !!
    Greetings,
    Elfje

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  30. OOh Linda...love it!! well done you. sue xx

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  31. Great idea to make your own calendar !
    Corrie x

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  32. What a super-cheery calendar. That would be a wonderful thing to wake up to....errr...I mean as good as anything can be to wake up to! lol... Lovely project!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  33. A great idea. I love how you've made the frame.

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  34. What a lovely project! Thank you for showing and giving directions.

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  35. That is gorgeous! Something for me to remember to make as it would be a great stocking stuffer! Thank you for sharing how you created it and the blog hop too Karen x

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  36. I really like the rework of the challenge blog. And giving away original artwork from you lovely ladies is something special. Your calendar is beautiful.

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  37. Happy New Year Linda and what a lovely way to start our creative journey in 2015. I'm loving the blog hop and all the artwork is amazing.
    Thank you for the opportunity to be in with a chance to win your lovely calendar xxx

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  38. what a lovely idea - I love these blog hops the inspiration is endless!

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  39. Your creation is so beautifyl, good idea... another entry on my to-do list :)

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  40. Great calendar - thanks for the tutorial too

    Have a lovely day :)

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  41. I feel very inspired by this project! I love the soft pastels with the black frame sand the touch of gold. Gorgeous!

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  42. I just adore that calendar. I love how it looks like a postage stamp! Great work.

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  43. Thanks for the excellent ideas which can be used over and over again on different projects. Excellent stamping

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  44. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  45. Awesome calendar! Thank you for sharing this project!

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  46. This calendar is inspirational, Today is my day!:). Thank you:).

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  47. I do hope so! Lovely stamping ans great creation. Nikki x

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  48. Great project. It's amazing how little touches like the Treasure Gold can just finish them off :o)

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  49. Hey Linda!! I wish I was receiving your project. That calender frame is so pretty. The person who receives that is super luck.

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  50. Hi Linda - I received my winning parcel from the blog hop and LOVE your creation - it is going on my study wall. Thank you so much. Nikki xx

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    1. You're very welcome Nikki ..... glad you like it! Congratulations on the win .... enjoy your prize! xx

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