Friday, 16 July 2010

Week 28 Challenge - "Stamp Away!"

Just a reminder for everyone...don't forget to check-in next Friday 23rd July for news and details of our totally faberoo MEGA competition we will be hosting... We have some fantastic prizes to giveaway in conjunction with a leading UK manufacturer, so make sure you check it out, you really will not want to miss out on entering, we're all desperate to unveil the details and we know you're all going to love it!
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Hi everyone,

C'est moi, Lou! I have chosen the theme of this weeks challenge and have decided to call it . .

"Stamp Away!"

What does this mean then . . . ? To decorate your project this week, you can only use your stamps! That right, you can't use any Polka Doodles or ANY designer papers to make your backgrounds, just your stamps. You can also use your fav stamps for your main image and sentiments too. I was a little wicked and challenged the DT to only use the "Fairy Flutterfly" stamp sets only . . hee, hee, hee! If you haven't seen these gorge stamps (!?!), pop over to the shop and check them out.

Now before I share the "stamp-i-licious" work of the DT, the winners from Challenge 26 ,which was to create a decorative item are:

First Place: Nikbee
Second Place: Collette
Third Place: Maria Matter

Congratulations! Please contact Nikky for your blinkies!

Resist background created with butterfly and flower from Meechele Fairy Flutterby set and distress inks, main image is Fairy Flutterby Gracie, coloured with Copics and decoupaged, Martha Stewart border and corner, flowers and pearls to embellish.

I am seeing spots this week!!! I love the little lady bug that comes with Gracie so I have used him as my inspiration! I cut spots from black card with a circle punch and added them to some red card! Gracie has been stamped and cut out with nesties and coloured in with le plume and promarkers!!!

I really enjoyed making this card and especially the bright colours. I have used cutie Maggie for this one. I coloured her using Promarkers and also stamped her butterfly wings onto acetate, to give it some extra dimension. I stamped the sentiment onto some plain paper to create a background.

Here's Maggie, perched on her toadstool, she is my favourite fairy, I think it's those specs, they make her look so cute.

I have used the Meeshelle Fairy Flutterfly set, I have used a pearlised piece of lilac card then stamped butterflies with versamark all over then embossed with holographic embossing powder to make a background. All the stamps on this card are from the same stamp set. Meeshelle has been coloured with distress inks, and lots of stickles have been added for that lovely sparkle.

I used a selection of the Fairy Flutterby Stamps to create a backing paper and used Gracie (my fav!) as my main image. The ribbon was white and coloured with Promarkers

I've done a paper pieced version of Babsie & stamped the background with the flower from her stamp set. The sentiment is made with a combination of the letters from the Babsie & Meeshelle sentiment stamps - anyone for a hug?

I decided to try out some dreamy soft background by using H2o's and spritzing with water before stamping. I have used Babsie as my main girl and combined butterflies and flowers from the other sets to make the background. Some added flowers and a little doodling.

I decided to do a resist style background with a difference using Promarkers and Distress ink. the flower I used for this came from the Babsie set and full details on how to do this technique are on my blog. I used the Gracie set for everything else and stamped and coloured all the elements with Promarkers. I made this as an easel style card and added just a little embossing and inking to pull it all together.

I've used Babsie as my main image, colouring her with Promarkers to match the shaped card. The two toadstool clumps are from the Maggie stamp set and those have also been coloured with Promarkers plus some Liquid Pearls. The red organza ribbon just adds the right amount of fairyness to it!

I used the Fairy Flutterfly Babsie with the background wings from the Meeshelle stamp set. I can't even begin to tell you how enamored I am with these cute little fairies!! I made the background by stamping the smaller butterfly in versamark ink onto kraft cardstock and filling a few of them in with pink glitter.

Good luck in entering our challenge! You have until Sunday 25 July at 12noon GMT to enter!


1 comment:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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