It's time for a new challenge over at Stamping Sensations and I'm really excited about this one for a couple of reasons. The first one being that we are being sponsored by the lovely Jean and Malcolm over at Crafty Individuals and as you may or may not know, I'm on their Design Team and have been for the last three years. (Our lovely Sally and Dora are also on the team!) The second reason is that I've made a card using a Crafty Individuals stamp that was drawn by our very own Dora. I won't keep you in suspense any longer, here's my card:
I started by colouring my background with Distress Oxide (Fossilized Amber) and (Broken China.) I then used a stencil over the colours to add a little variation. Next, I used VersaFine Clair (Nocturn) to stamp my main focal image. This is a beautiful stamp by Crafty Individuals (CI-515) and beautifully drawn by our very own Dora. I used Distress inks to colour the image. My next stage was to add a little texture using a stencil and some (All Purpose Filler!) Yes, I know it should be texture paste but I find it far too expensive and this does the same job and it's just £1 from a well known shop! Once this was dry, I sponged over it with VersaFine Twilight and then waited for it to dry before rubbing it over with a sanding block to allow it to blend a little. Finally, I used a blending tool and more of the Twilight ink around the edge to draw the eye into the image.
As I mentioned earlier, we are very generously sponsored this month by
'Jean and Malcolm'
who are offering one lucky winner the chance to win £25 worth of stamps from their online store.
Please note that this is a stamping challenge, so that's exactly what we would like to see...lots of good old fashioned stamping.
All details of the challenge rules can be found here.
I'd like to end be wishing you all a very happy and colourful Sunday xx