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:

catherine said...

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

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Gorgeous calendar. Love the sentiment.

Unknown said...

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

SannaS said...

what a lovely calendar!! beautiful!! =)

KandA said...

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

Unknown said...

Love this project! thanks for sharing :)

LizzyW said...

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

cm said...

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

Mary Holshouser said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous idea beautifully done!
Elaine

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love useful projects! This is awesome

Jane said...

What a great calendar...lovely work

lora said...

Linda what a great job did you do.

Jackie T said...

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

Anonymous said...

Lovely claender, great idea

Redanne said...

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

Cheremane said...

Fabulous :) x off for a hop

Kay Wallace said...

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!

massofhair said...

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

Jerrie said...

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.

lesley lawton said...

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

Maggie said...

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

Jilly said...

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

Beth Norman said...

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.

kaybee said...

Fabulous project, love the colours; and useful too!

Sarah G said...

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

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

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

Nikki said...

Great idea to create a calendar it's so pretty

Jean said...

Such a wonderful project! Love the frame on this!

Hetty said...

What a fun calendar for the new year.

Elfje said...

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

SusieB said...

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

Corrie Herriman said...

Great idea to make your own calendar !
Corrie x

Janis said...

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

Crafty Claire said...

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

Confettiny said...

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

Karen said...

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

maria f. said...

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.

Yvonne said...

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

Deborah Wainwright said...

That's beautiful x

Quirky Shepherd said...

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

Ellie Knol said...

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

Carol said...

Great calendar - thanks for the tutorial too

Have a lovely day :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

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

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Very cute calendar :-)

Unknown said...

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

Annette said...

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

Jackie PN said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Unknown said...

Awesome calendar! Thank you for sharing this project!

Unknown said...

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

Eeva said...

Great idea!

Nikki Acton said...

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

Marjut said...

Lovely calendar.

steffi said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Nikki Acton said...

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

Linda said...

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