Friday, 1 August 2014

August's Challenge- "Anything Goes"

Hi to all of our blog readers


A BIG thank you to everyone who joined in July's Challenge, We loved all of the entries.
 

Our new challenge for August is Anything Goes. You can interpret this anyway you like :) as long as it has rubber stamping in it.
 
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 rubber stamping. Pop back here to link up using the Inklinkz 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!!!! You can also enter as many times as you like!
 
Some of the team have created more fabulous artwork for you to be inspired by....

 


 I have first stamped the Sequin waste open stamp with Versamark on to my card and embossed it
Then I sprayed ink from Distress Re-inkers and aged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Inks pad.
Cut and stuck a butterfly I have made using the stamp kissing technique, and I stamped the sentiment on a piece of kraft paper.




Alison (butterfly)

Since it's Anything Goes this month, I've been doing some art journaling - or at least I've been creating in a journal.  I used the Jumbo Camellia by Katy Leitch - which has lots of extra flower heads to play with - as well as Calligraphic Mat #4 to add to the romantic background layering of book pages, tissue tape and gesso.


Once the background was in place, I started layering papers and ephemera - lots of it from the Tim Holtz Ephemera packs, though Jennie's got some fab ephemera packs too.  These just happened to match!  I also added some metal leaves which I "rusted" with Distress Embossing Powder.  Lots of Dylusions splatter gives the pages their finishing touch.  Come and see more over at Words and Pictures.
 
 
I am here today with my first Artistic Stamper challenge.
 I made it by using the insects and butterflies plate,
Time and Keys plate. 


Fresco Finish paint in the following colours London Night, Mushroom 
and Nougat. A wooden butterfly painted and treasure gold applied 
Chipped Sapphire distress ink on the butterflies and clear embossed
glitter paste through a small dot stencil. 

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.
 
I will be back tomorrow with the winner of July's Challenge.
Have a very creative month
{hugs}
Jennie
 

25 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Awesome DT inspiration!
Dot x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous work from the DT.

Doreen said...

Gorgeous DT creations.xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Thanks for another fun challenge and for sharing the the fabulous DT inspirations with us!
I have got to get myself the open sequin stamp - love that background! Karen xx

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful projects from the team - great to be joining in with you this month! >:o) Chris xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely challenge and wonderful DT inspiration.
Joyce xx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic artwork teamies! xxx

Nancy Y said...

Gorgeous creations from the DT! Thank you so much for all the inspiration and the fun challenge!

Cazzy said...

Lovely examples from the team.

Cazzy x

crafty creations said...

Great challenge = I've linked mine

The inspirational pieces are amazing

Cloud's said...

Gorgeous creations, thanks for sharing

Georgie C said...

Sorry please could you remove mine - No. 80. Didn't realise until it was too late that I couldn't enter this one. Thanks :) Nice projects by the way x

crafty creations said...

Have added my 2nd piece

Thanks for the challenge = off to look at everyone's blog now

Jackie said...

Some lovely samples from the design team
I have entered my journal page !

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What a fun Challenge Blog. Love your creative inspirations and lovely creations. Happy to be a new Follower and enter to your fun challenge.

Terry said...

Wowzersss just love the DT projects, they are amazing, thankss for all the inspiration, hugs Terry xxx

Barbara Bruder said...

Great challenge. Did not mean to add 2 times. The link tool seemed like it wasn't working so I submitted it again. Sorry.

Ana K. said...

After some time I am playing with you again! Gorgeous DT creations! Hugs

Karen Garrard said...

Great DT makes. Thanks for a great challenge.Karen.x

Pawsitively Creative said...

So excited to have found this blog! I just entered the current challenge. Thanks for the DT and for sharing.

scrappymo! said...

Just popped by to drop of an entry and check out the design team's beautiful work.

Thank you for the chance to win!

Coco said...

Thank you very much for the challenge (love the theme haha! :) And also, samples by DT are fantastic.. Thanks again and have a lovely week-end everyone! Coco x

Pat said...

Thank you for the challenge, and such beautiful design team work. I have just posted and entry. x

crafty creations said...

Have added a third piece where I used the Gibson Girls plate

Annie said...

Wonderful projects by the DT and its been some time since I played along in your challenge. Thank You for the opportunity to join in

Hugs Annie xx