Friday, 8 June 2018

It's Friday ..... it's a Bank Holiday (on the Isle of Man) ..... and another TT is nearly over .....

Happy Friday ......

And a Happy Senior Race Day to all you TT fans.
It's a Bank Holiday here in the Isle of Man, and the weather is perfect for the final day of this years Isle of Man TT ....... I can't believe it's nearly over, I haven't seen any actual racing yet! We're going to fix that today hopefully, we're off up to the Grandstand soon.

Before I dash off though, it's time for a quick reminder about this month's Craft Stamper Blog Challenge.

As always the theme is Anything Goes ...... it could be a card or a journal page. Create an ATC or a 3D project, even a piece of jewellery or home decor, the choice is yours.  Just remember, there needs to be some actual rubber stamping on your project somewhere.

There's two prizes up for grabs.  We have the Design Winner ........ chosen by the DT.  They will have their winning project published in the Craft Stamper magazine along with a profile, and also a Guest Designer slot on the Craft Stamper Blog.
The second winner will receive the fabulous prize from our challenge sponsor.  This is randomly chosen from all the eligible entries in the challenge. Full details, and challenge rules can be found on the Craft Stamper Blog 

Our sponsor this month is  .......... the amazing Uniko Stamps


and the prize is three gorgeous clear stamp sets, and a great stencil


As I'm part of the Uniko Stencil Design Team I thought I'd use some of their fab products on my inspiration piece .........



All the Uniko stamps and the stencil designs work so beautifully together, making it easy to create fabulous projects for all sorts of occasions, whatever your style.

I've gone for a CAS look here ....... I masked off the edges of a piece of white cardstock with low tack stencil tape, and stamped the beautiful French Script (from the latest Uniko release) across the space in the centre using a grey ink


Still with the masking tape in place, I added some colour using Distress Ink and then splashed water on the top, left it for a few seconds then mopped up the excess with a paper towel, leaving this splattered look ..... I never get tired of this technique


I removed the masking tape and used the pretty Natures Treasures II stencil (also from the latest release) with white texture paste to add the leaves.


This is now one of my favourite stencils ..... I love it! You get the pretty leaves in two sizes on the stencil and, you also get the masks in the two sizes ..... great value!

Whilst the texture paste was still wet I sprinkled over some fine glitter to add a bit of sparkle .......


A few splatters of grey ink here and there, and a simple sentiment (Uniko's Simply Said Blocks) again stamped in the grey ink, to finish off ....


Oooh .... and a little something on the inside


Happy stamping!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend.
We're off to see some motorbikes now, grab some lunch up there, and enjoy Senior Race Day. 
Good luck to all the riders ...... stay safe!

Cheerio until next time ......

3 comments:

  1. A fabulous card Linda, you really do CAS so well.
    Avril xx

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  2. Beautiful CAS leaf and text design, Linda. TFS and have fun at the races. Hugs..

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  3. Hope you enjoyed the TT when you finally got there, and the Bank Holiday too! LOVE your CAS card, it is a real stunner! Hugs, Anne xx

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