It's lovely to be back with you all at the start of a new year, and who knows what this one will have in store for us all. Needless to say, I'm sure that it will whizz round as soon as all the others and we'll be on with the Christmas cards again before we know it! :)
I'm here today as it's time for our first challenge of the year over at Stamping Sensations. Our theme this time is 'Fabulously Feminine,' so we're looking for any cards that would be suitable for a lady, so plenty of scope there for you. Please just remember that we are a stamping challenge and that's what we want to see.
Here's the card that I've made as a little bit of inspiration:
The main focal stamp that I've used is one that I've had for years by 'Stampendous.' I still think it's a really beautiful stamp and I've used it so many times and I never tire of using it. I stamped it using VersaFine ink and then heat embossed it to avoid smudges. I then water coloured the image using Distress inks. I used my Ink Dusters on the background and then I used various stencils to add some interest. The sentiment that I've used is by Inkylicious.
Our prize for this month is something little different and its a 'Stamp Lucky Dip.' This means that the winner will receive a random selection of ten stamps by different makers..... How fabulous is that!
We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's theme but please remember that Stamping Sensations is a 'STAMPING' challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.
That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x