It's almost the weekend ..... are you doing anything nice?
Will you be spending time in your crafty space perhaps...... creating your entry for this month's Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge? If so then you may be looking for a little inspiration.
It's the turn of Take a Technique this month and it's all about using FLOWERS ....... stamped ones, paper ones, even real ones.
Cover your project with flowers, or create something flower shaped. Keep it CAS or go flower crazy it's up to you.
Here's a simple idea using flowers made from die cuts
These are actually cut using one of the dies from the Sizzix Thinlits ........ Scribbles and Splats by Tim Holtz ...... I think it makes a perfect flower
I've been playing with the new Ken Oliver Liquid Metals ....... little bottles of liquid colour that when spritzed with water give this fabulous shimmery finish
I used the Precious Alloys set .... Metallic Amethyst and Metallic Jade. Just a drop of each onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and then I smooshed a piece of card through the colour .... simple!
Each flower has been cut using the same die, I've just trimmed two of them down slightly before attaching them to the coloured card
For the background I used a stencil and Distress Ink (Milled Lavender) and added a few random splatters of ink here and there before attaching the blooms in the centre
I stamped some leaves ..... Uniko's Nature's Treasures II ......... fussy cut them and attached them with the flowers to create a little posy design .......
and finished off with one of the sayings from the Tim Holtz Perspective stamp set (one of my favourite sets ..... it's been well used this week!)
As always, there's a little something on the inside too ......
The challenge sponsor this month is ...... Craft Stamper (Traplet)
The winner will be randomly chosen from all the eligible entries in the challenge so make sure you follow all the rules and requirements. Check out the Craft Stamper Blog for full details.
Don't forget .... we also have the Design Winner, chosen by the DT. They will get their winning project published in the Craft Stamper magazine, a Guest Designer spot on a future challenge and a Winners profile on the Blog ...... get those entries in!!!
Thanks for popping by .... have a great Friday and enjoy the weekend.
Mine started last night so I'm suffering a bit this morning ....... late night birthday karaoke with wine and bubbly, not good when you have to be up early the morning after! It wasn't me doing the singing though (thankfully) .... hubby did enough of that for the two of us!
Time for a coffee I think ..... a strong one!
Told you I wasn't 100% this morning ....... and you all know how I don't like missing out on a challenge!
Well .... I've had my coffee, a quick trip around the shops and lunch out so and I'm feeling much better now. And thanks to the gentle nudge from my lovely friend Loll (glad someone's on the ball!) I'm entering this card into April's CAS Mix Up challenge.
Stamping .... check!
Stenciling ...... check!
And my choice of mixed media ...... Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals/or die cuts ..... check!!
Thank you so much for the heads up Loll. An early night for me tonight I think .... busy day tomorrow.
Cheerio until next time