I'm really pleased and excited to announce that I've been asked to join the Design Team over at the 'Fashionable Stamping Challenge.' I didn't hesitate to accept their kind offer and I'm really looking forward to the challenges ahead. Long before I started blogging earlier this year, their challenge has been on my favourite's tab but never in my wildest dreams did I ever image that one day I would be joining them as a Design Team member. Needless to say, I'm over the moon and it's lovely to finally share my good news with you all.
Here's the card that I've made for this month's challenge which is 'Make Your Own Background.' Avril chose the theme this month and I'm so looking forward to seeing all of your fabulous entries.
Impress - Tangerine
Impress - Slate Grey
Adirondack - Butterscotch
Adirondack - Raspberry
All the stamps that I've used are by Inkylicious.
I started with the paler colours first and then used a stencil before dusting over it with the Raspberry.
Once I was happy with the blending, I then used a Caligraphy stamp to add the background writing. As I wanted the writing to blend with the background, I stamped it twice onto copy paper first to give a more faded look. As it now just needed the finishing touches, I used a branch which I heat embossed in gold to add texture and contrast. I also added the birds which I heat embossed in black.
I mounted the completed image onto purple card to match the Raspberry and then onto gold for a touch of luxury, then finished by mounting on black card.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope that you can join us in this month's challenge over at 'Fashionable Stamping Challenge' where one lucky winner will recive a $20 voucher to spend online with our fabulous sponsors at 'Flonzcraft.'
Take care of yourselves and enjoy the week ahead. x