Tuesday, 1 May 2012

May Challenge ~ Spots and Stripes

Hi everyone and welcome to our brand new challenge for May!

First of all, we would like to thank everyone, for all your fabulous entries that you submitted to last month's Ribbons and Lace challenge. We will be announcing the lucky winner in the next few days, so make sure you check back to see if it's you. We would also like to thank everyone who has sent in an application to our Creative Team Callout, we have been overwhelmed with all your emails and now, we have the exciting task of looking through them all, and choosing some lucky people to join our talented team.

Last month we had the pleasure of having the very talented Frankie Gaywood join us as our Guest Designer and we would like to say a very big thank you to Frankie, for all her hard work and the stunning creations and tutorials that she has shared with us.

This month, we are welcoming the lovely Jennie Atkinson as our Guest Designer and we are so looking forward to seeing all of her wonderful artwork and creativity that she will be bring to the team.

The new challenge for this month is SPOTS AND STRIPESTo join in with this challenge is simple; make a piece of artwork, include the theme and some rubberstamping, pop back here to link up using the Froggy at the bottom of this post, so that we can see what you've made and then, leave us a comment to let us know you have joined in. As ever there will be candy for one randomly picked entrant - £15 worth of The Artistic Stamper stamps of your choice plus the Kling On to mount them onto. And... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will be entered twice into the draw! 

Before you start creating and if you need that little bit of inspiration ~  here are our Creative Team's stunning creations for this month's challenge.

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For my piece, I used a Manila tag, blended some Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord Distress Ink over it and then added splashes of paint from the Adirondack Snow Cap Paint Dabber. I then used the Sequin Waste Solid, inked with some more Dusty Concord and randomly stamped this onto the tag before stamping a flourish from the Swirls, Stamps and Dots stamp plate to create the background. I added a die cut heart from the Valentine Silhouettes, covered in gold UTEE and stamped with the Dots Background stamp together with a handmade flower, using Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral Die. The flower is coloured with Dusty Concord Distress Stain, and overstamped with the Dots background stamp. Finally, I added the computer generated text and some hand dyed seam binding. 

We're hope you will join in with this month's challenge and we're really looking forward to seeing your interpretation of our theme and all your amazing creations and artwork. Please, don't forget to add a comment when you post your entry.

I hope you all have a happy and very creative month!
Emma x

16 comments:

Sid said...

Lovely inspirational cards !!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...it's a big wow from me...you clever girlie wurlies these are just yummy-licious each & everyone...Mel :)

Helen said...

It's a yes from me.... love them all!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great inspiration from the team!! My thinking cap is firmly on....

Minxy said...

Super samples, you'd be dotty not to like um x

cat lacigale said...

fabulous creations !

Laura said...

This seems a fun challenge. Must join in. Your background stamps are fab. Great samples by the DT.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great artwork from the DT members...and a lovely challenge that I entered

greetings, Alie :-)

Marita Soutar said...

Love the creations by the Design Team! Only wish my was as good. Hope you like it!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, gorgeous inspiration from the Designers! Thank you for another great challenge, ladies!

Buttons said...

Enjoyed playing along with this one and loving the design teams' work - so different and inspiring. Hugs, Buttons x

Jacqueline said...

Wow!! Some fantastic work there! absolutley beautiful samples from everyone!!

Love doing this challenge! :D


Take care

Jackie x

Camille said...

Hello,
Well done everybody !
It makes me want to join you and create a card for this challenge... or maybe a page, ... or maybe both !! Can we enter several times ?
Thanks in advance for your answer !
Best regards
Camille

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Hi Camille, you are welcome to enter as many times as you like...there is no limit! and we LOVE getting comments! Thank you, and look forward to seeing your artwork :)

Liz, said...

Great challenge, and gorgeous inspiration from the DT, Liz x

Annie said...

Hi Everyone. Loving the designs by the DT. I must admit to having to think about this one, however, I am happy with the result. Hope you like it too x