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 ......
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.
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