Friday 14 August 2015

There's still time to enter the latest Craft Stamper Challenge .......

Good morning ........ Happy Friday!

It's nearly the weekend again and I'm ready for it!
I've got a nice crafty afternoon tomorrow, then we're out on Sunday, it's the Queenie Festival down at Port St Mary this weekend, and I believe that the Continental Food Market is coming back to Douglas ..... yum!!! It's starting today and running through until the 23rd of the month, along the prom.   Choices, choices .... you know what foodies we are here!!

Anyway, back to today ...... it's time for a quick reminder about the current Craft Stamper Blog Challenge.  It's a Take a Technique month and it's all about using .....

As always there's fab prizes up for grabs ....... the Design Winner, chosen by the DT who gets their project published in the Craft Stamper magazine, a Guest spot on a future challenge and a Winners Profile published on the Blog (oooh!)
And of course ..... there's our Sponsor prize .... randomly chosen.  This month our sponsor is the fabulous Chocolate Baroque .......

and the prize is this wonderful set of stamps ....... Artistic Affirmations

Ok .... need a little inspiration on what to do with those pens and pencils?   What about this .....

It's all been done using Distress Markers (apart from the sentiment which was stamped in Black Archival!)

To create the background I 'inked up' an acrylic block by scribbling directly onto the block with various colours of Distress Markers (mustard seed/spiced marmalade/abandoned coral and picked raspberry).  I then gave it a little spritz with water and stamped it onto a piece of white card.  I love how the colours blend into each other, and ...... you'll never get two backgrounds exactly the same.

Once the background was dry I used one of my favourite stamps ...... Penny Black's blush ......  and inked it up using the Distress Markers again ....... abandoned coral for the flower head and mowed lawn for the leaves.  Just wipe over the stamp with the marker, taking care not to mix the colours too much. Don't worry, if you take your time and you feel that the ink is drying, once the whole image is covered just 'huff' over the top before stamping and you should be fine!

The white dots are Enamel Accents, I thought they would add a bit of texture.

The words are from one of the latest releases from JOFY (JOFY38) I've stamped the sentiment then cut each word individually before adding it to the card

I also edged each of the words using the abandoned coral marker to make them stand out a little from the background

To finish off I stamped the flower on the inside, added a greeting and then splattered some ink across the card ..... again from the markers ...... scribbled onto a craft sheet, spritzed with water, and then picked up and flicked using a paint brush ..... you can't go wrong!

Now it's your turn .... what'll it be .... pens, or pencils?  Whatever you choose have fun ..... ooh and don't forget to include some actual stamping on your project ... it is Craft STAMPER after all!  Good luck!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and have a fab weekend!  
I'm off to tidy the old craft room, pack my craft bag for tomorrow and then finish off some DT stuff. I may even wander down to that Continental food market ........ might find something nice for lunch!

Cheerio until next time



Babs said...

Love the colours you have used, and your layout is beautiful gorgeous card and stamp too....

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card inside out!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Linda. Love your background and your pretty flowers. And great idea to add blocks of words for your sentiment. Always inspired when I come by for a visit! xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Linda, love the block background with the markers.
Hope you've had a great weekend.
Avril xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Linda! Love your background and the flowers! Love how you did you sentiment, too. I'm so glad you always show us the inside of your cards, too. Just a pretty as the outside!