Thursday, 1 November 2012

November Challenge ~ Anything Goes


Hi everyone!

Another month has flown by and it's the start of a brand new challenge ~ so, welcome to a new month at The Artistic Stamper and we really hope you'll join in!!

Firstly, we would like to say thank you to everyone for all your fabulous entries that you submitted in last month's Natural World challenge. We had so many wonderful creative pieces from you all and we will be announcing one very lucky winner in the next few days, so make sure you check back to see if it's you!!

During October, we had the pleasure of having the very talented Yvonne Fay join us as our Guest Designer and on behalf of the team, Jennie and I would like to say a big thank you to Yvonne, for all her hard work and for the stunning creations that she made and shared with us. In November, we're saying hello to the very lovely and extremely talented, Joanna King as our Guest Designer, and we're really looking forward to seeing all her gorgeous artwork, here on the blog.

The new challenge for November is ANYTHING GOES, which means you can submit any style of artwork that you choose and we're all looking forward to seeing all the wonderful and varied creations that you do submit. To join in with this challenge is simple; make a piece of artwork, making sure that you 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 with the challenge. As always, there will be candy for one randomly picked entrant - the winner will receive £15 worth of The Artistic Stamper stamps of your choice plus the Kling On to mount them onto. And don't forget....if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice!!!!

If you do need any inspiration, then look no further than our Creative Team's stunning creations for this month's challenge.
This is a marmalade jar. the screwtop is covered with a compress glued with gesso and colored with Distress ink? On the jar I have tied an old necklace, and a ribbon with an altered champagne cap. And I have glued a  piece of lace and a piece of fabric I have stamped with a part of this awesome bicycle plate I showed you this summer, you will find it in the Collage & Retro section.

Like Tit, I have been re-cycling this week! I wrapped wired gold tinsel around an old plastic bangle, adding die-cut holly from the Alterations Festive Greenery strip, & some red beads. I triple embossed a chipboard frame with green EP, & stamped into it with a script background. I coloured an image from the Victorian Christmas 1 plate, placed it behind the frame, then covered the image with glossy accents. I finished off with some red ribbon & a Christmas light bulb embellishment.

I also chose to re~cycle this month and I chose to make a small gift box from my re~cycling!! I painted the bottom of my box with a pale blue acrylic paint and then used a white crackle paint over the top. For the lid I reversed the colours. I stamped a sheet of white paper, with the Music Background Stamp, inked with Aquamarine Archival Ink. I then used Tim Holtz's Mover and Shapers Mini Tattered Florals to create my dimensional blooms and dipped them in molten UTEE to enamel them. Whilst the UTEE was still hot I sprinkled glitter over the top. I then stamped a piece of white card, with the greeting from the Mini Christmas Stamp set and used Distress Inks to age and colour the card. I added my blooms and message to the box, together with a piece of vintage ribbon, dyed with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain and some miniature bottle brush Christmas trees from my own stash!

We 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.
See you soon...Emma x

23 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab DT creations!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous DT inspiration... looking forward to playing!
Alison x

Tammy said...

Beautiful creations DT!
Hugs, Tammy

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! What a great assortment of inspiring projects! Many thanks to your design team contributors. It's been fun checking out the other uploads. Thank you for offering this challenge!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning projects Ladies and great monthly challenge! Thank you for welcoming me to the team for this month - I am really looking forward to sharing my projects! xx

Taniaj said...

Great projects from the design team. Thanks Txx

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning DT projects xx

podgypanda said...

Just found this site
...need to have a good look aroun now that I've entered the challenge it looks a mine field of inspiration...going to induluge!

Madge H. said...

Such a lot of beautiful inspiration and eye candy.

Tracey-B said...

Great DT inspiration again this month, my entry is posted.

Anesha said...

Great creations by the DT.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Beautiful DT creations! Just entered mine. Thanks for a great challenge blog

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Again a nice challenge and lovely DT examples!

greetings, Alie :-)

sue w. said...

Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Sue W

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful inspiration. Just entered mine.

Sue C said...

Fantastic DT projects ! I've just entered the challenge. Sue C x

belldoubleyou said...

Anything goes is always fun -- such a wide range of inspiration! I've entered a bookmark.

Venus said...

I had fun! thanks for the challenge :-) I especially like Emma's project!! Nice work to all the DT

Venus

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Thanks for the challenge:)
Just entered.
Lovely DT inspiration:)
*Hugs, Inger*

Barbara said...

Thanks for all the DT inspiration....great work x
Barbara,
http://glitterarti1.blogspot.com

Evil Edna said...

these are all so lovely, I hope my mutant Santa Elf remembers his manners.EE

sue w. said...

A wonderful array of creativity.
Hugs Sue W.

Annie said...

Thank You for the chance to join in this challenge. Gorgeous projects by the DT and fab entries too.

Annie x