Friday 6 November 2015

It's the turn of Take a Stamp for this month's Craft Stamper Challenge .....

Happy Friday folks,

It's the first Friday of the month and as always there's a brand new challenge on the Craft Stamper Blog.
This month it's the turn of Take a Stamp ......... you can create whatever you like, a card, journal pages, 3D art, home decor, scrapbook layouts, mini books you name it ..... anything goes.  Just remember ....... there must be some rubber stamping on there somewhere and, only ONE project per blog post please.
You can enter the challenge up to three times, and you must link back to your actual blog post not just your blog.

Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Magenta .......

And they've got a great prize ........ 4 of their gorgeous stencils and 3 masks! (oooh ....... that's something new to use everyday for a whole week!!)

Not only that, Magenta are kindly offering a $5 flat rate shipping deal to all Craft Stamper readers, on all stencils and cling stamps .... simply use the code PromoCSUK when you checkout.  This offer is available from 7th - 30th November ....... not bad eh!

A few weeks ago I had fun creating masterboards with a group of ladies, then I showed them how to use these to make up some nice, easy card designs.
Here's one of the boards I made using some leaf designs from STAMPlorations and a few different colours of Distress Inks ..... perfect for this time of year

I inked up the stamps using different colours and then randomly covered the whole piece of card.......

I love the effect the Distress inks gave.  A few ink splatters to fill in some of the white space, using the same colours of Distress, and a little bit of shading here and there and it was done.

And this is how I used it .......

I love using Kraft card ..... especially for Autumnal designs.

I simply cut a square from the masterboard to the size I wanted.  I chose a piece that had quite a bit of white space in between the leaves ...... perfect to add some nice words

 I used a bit of natural twine, some gold thread and a pretty wooden button to add more interest

Then once the card was all finished, just a few dots of glossy accents here and there .....

Not one to waste anything .... here's another quick design using another piece from the same masterboard

And a tag to use up all the little bits ......

I also stamped onto the Kraft card using the same colours of ink, and the same stamps .....

And more of the natural twine to finish it all off

Why not have a go at creating masterboards ..... they're real fun to do and great to have in your stash, ready for when you need that quick card!

OK ....... now it's over to you ..... take a stamp and create something fab!!  Good luck with the challenge ..... can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and have a fab weekend
We're off looking at furniture this weekend .... oh joy! Not for us though .... for the kids ...we'll just end up paying for it!!

Cheerio until next time



Mrs.B said...

Love the card and tag. Great use of the master board.
Avril xx

Unknown said...

Just had to stop by and tell you how much I love the projects you did with your Autumn leaves masterboard Linda. The card is totally yumminess to me and the tags is scrumptious. Fall is my fav time of the year and orange is my fav color year round!!! Your creations for fall just completely float my boat!!! Thanks bunches for such great inspiration and eye candy too! j.