Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April Challenge~ Embossing and Texture

Hi to all of our blog readers

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined in March's challenge, We loved all of the entries and  I will be announcing the winner in a few days time.
This month, we have as guest designer the talented and creative
Dot Allan from Australia joining us at The Artistic Stamper, with the first of her projects tomorrow . Don't forget to pop back to check it out!

Our new challenge for April is Embossing and Texture. You can interpret this anyway you like :)
 We are  looking forward to seeing all your fabulous artwork and stamped projects that you submit in relation to this theme. To join in with this challenge (and you can join in as many times as you want), is simple; all we would like you to do is, 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. And don't forget....if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice!!!!

To get you in the mood  here are some gorgeous creations from some of the Creative team
I decided to make a tag for the challenge using some of the wonderful new Crafters Workshop Stencils.
I used the Insects and Butterflies Plate and also had great fun playing with some of my Dylusions Sprays.



Well, I couldn't resist a challenge theme like this... it's rare for me not to use embossing and/or texture!
I love the "now you see it, now you don't" of clear embossing, and on this tag I've partnered it with some clear texture paste too... as well as lots of Distress Inks and Stains, and stencilling - using both an Artistic Stamper mask and other stencils.
As well as one of the new Tim Holtz Classics sets, I've been playing with lots of words - fabulous script background from Calligraphy Mat #4, and large words from the Journalling Words #2 plate.
 
 
I have created an altered book niche. I used Texture paste through a stencil, and added Dies cuts from Tim Holtz which I stamped with the cogs background., and embossed with some light blue embossing powder.  I finished it off with PaperArtsy Fresco finish paints, and highlighted some of the cogs with Viva Décor. Before putting it all together, I added some watch pieces in the little bottles from Creative Expressions.
 

 
We hope you will join in this month's challenge and look forward to seeing you creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.
 
Finally, just a quickie reminder of you haven't spotted that we are looking for more Creative Team members! You find out how to enter here. The callout ends tomorrow night.
Have a very creative month
{hugs}
Jennie


23 comments:

massofhair said...

All three pieces are lush, delicious and inspiring. Looking forward to seeing the entries:-) xxx

Nan G said...

Cool altered book niche! Love love the tags!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wow, beautiful art pieces by design team

Helen said...

Love all three pieces... lots of embossing and texture happening here!

rachel said...

looks like a great challenge - looking forward to it. Great work from the team xx

whyducks said...

Fabulous work

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous projects, I love all the different textures.

Buttons said...

Fabulous work by the team. Jenny x

nicoleqmullen said...

Super challenge, gorgeous samples by the DT!!

Gail Tuff said...

love the challenge, and the tags that you've done xx

Christi Conley said...

So excited to be able to enter the challenge - I have been waiting until a project of mine worked for your challenge! I love the DT works - especially that altered book!

Jackie said...

Texture makes projects looks so much more dementia all! Great challenge idea

Karen Petitt said...

Thank you for the gorgeous inspirations and another great challenge Karen x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic inspiration and a super challenge.

Jessica Sporn said...

beautiful work by the design team! So inspiring.

Maggie said...

Great challenge and some lovely inspiration lots of texture.

MaggieH

Coco said...

Thank you for this great challenge, and the inspiration by the team is wonderful!! Coco x

Becky said...

Great work lovely projects.
Becky x

Dorothy S said...

Thanks for the challenge and for all the inspiration - though mine is much more tailored!

Doreen said...

Gorgeous DT creations.x

Tammy said...

WOW gorgeous creations DT!

Coco said...

I've just seen we can join in as many times as we want, so I'm entering a second time, with even much more texture.. :)) Sorry to not put any Artistic Stamper stamp however, I've just received my very frst one and had no time yet to try it.. x

Dorothy S said...

Thank you again!