Pinch and a punch for the first of the month!! 1st of May, it's the first Friday of the month .... so it's time for a new challenge over on the Craft Stamper Blog.
It's the turn of 'Take a Stamp' again this month so that means Anything Goes ..... as long as there's stamping on there somewhere.
It looks like you all enjoyed last month's challenge, to Use Colour ...... as always we had some fab entries. You don't half make it difficult for the DT to choose our Design Winner!!
Back to this month though ...... and basically Anything Goes! You just need to make sure you follow the challenge rules, there's not many (you'll find them on the Blog) and don't forget ....... there has to be some stamping on your project somewhere!!
Our sponsors this month are the fantastic WOW! Embossing Powders
Fancy adding that to your craft stash ........ well here's a little something to hopefully inspire you to give this month's challenge a go ......
The weather has been so nice over here the last few weeks ..... I'm feeling quite summery hence the nice bright colours.
I used a piece of mixed media cardstock, wet it all over with water and then used some Distress Paints to add the colour ....... because the card is wet the colours blend so easily. I started off with Picked Raspberry across the top, then into the gorgeous Abandoned Coral (I love this new colour!!!). Next came a touch of Scattered Straw, finishing off with Cracked Pistachio (another new favourite!) Speaking of new Distress colours ..... I wonder what this month will bring. All will be revealed later today .... I wonder if it's a purple shade, or pink maybe ....... I can't wait!
I then coloured them using the Distress Paints along with a little water.
Once everything was dry, I fussy cut the butterflies from the white card and attached them directly over the top of my stamped images on the coloured background ..... don't they stand out!
and a few paint splats using a wet brush and some white acrylic paint.
Not one to waste anything .... I even used up the bit I cut off my coloured card to add some interest to the inside ....
Now it's your turn ...... get out that stash and get stamping. Remember ... it can be anything you like .... a card, altered art, a home decor piece, it's entirely up to you. All we ask is that there's stamping on there somewhere.
You have until May 27th to get your entries in .... you've got to be in it to win it!! Have fun and Good Luck!
Thanks for popping by .....enjoy the rest of your day and have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend. Are you doing anything nice?
Cheerio until next time