Friday 8 August 2014

Have you made a decision yet? .........

Happy Friday folks!

I can't believe it's weekend again already ...... where have the last 7 days gone?!!  I haven't even blogged!! ..... well not on here anyway.  Normal transmission will resume shortly ..... I hope!

I want to give you all a quick reminder about the latest Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge.  It's proving to be a bit of tough one I think this month ..... you've got to make a decision before you can get started.

The challenge is ....... choose ANY technique, by ANY of the fab Craft Stamper designers, from ANY of the 2014 issues of the magazine ..... simple eh!  Easy choice, or not?  You've got about 200 projects to choose from, and you have until midnight on Wednesday 27th August to get your entries in.

Our sponsor this month is Sarah Hurley

As well as scrapbooking supplies, stash and digital downloads, Sarah has a large, exclusive range of fabulous stamps three sets of which make up this months prize for the challenge winner

How cute are they!

PLUS ..... the winner also get their work published in the magazine, AND the chance to do a Guest Designer Spot on a future challenge ...... sounds worth winning to me!

So .... what's my favourite technique then?  Hmmm ..... it took me a while, there's soooo many to choose from.  Last week it was Bleach Blocking from the July issue, by the lovely Hels Sheridan, what a fun technique that is.

This week however I've gone for Embossing Powder Resist, showcased by Anna-Karin Evaldsson from the August issue (also last month's challenge theme)

I think this is a fab technique for making backgrounds.

I've used the Tim Holtz Papillon stamp set (CMS 106) to create my background panel. Stamped with Versamark and embossed with a fine detail white powder.  
The colour has been added using Distress inks over the top ...... Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold, a nice summery mix I think

I stamped the butterflies, using Onyx Black Versafine ink, onto a piece of white card stock coloured using the same Distress inks

The words are from Penny Black ..... I think it's called Moment of Joy.  They've been stamped in the corner of a square of white card and I added another of the butterflies from the TH stamp set

I mat and layered using black card stock and finished off with a little decoration on the inside

Now it's your turn ...... what technique are you going to choose?

If you still need a little help to make your mind up, hop over to the Craft Stamper Blog where you'll find lots more inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Ooh ..... Don't forget to tell us which technique you've chosen, the name of the designer that showcased it in the magazine, and which month's issue from 2014 your chosen technique is from.

Good luck!

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

Have a great weekend ..... lets hope the sun keeps shining.
Cheerio until next time.



Redanne said...

I love that Papillon stamp set and I love your very beautiful card, the colours are wonderful and I love the design. The sentiment works perfectly too. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Anne xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous from the inside out...that stamp set is a beaut Linda :-) xxxxx

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous, Linda! I love that background stamp and it looks gorgeous in those colours. Fab inside, too!

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Linda, and you've used one of my favourite stamp sets, which looks lovely in those summery colours.
Avril xx