Saturday, 1 November 2014

November's Creative Challenge- Christmas is Coming

Hi to all of our blog readers
A BIG thank you to everyone who joined in October's  Challenge, All the entries were spectacular.
Our new challenge for November is Christmas is coming. You can interpret this anyway you like :) as long as it has rubber stamping in it.

We are  looking forward to seeing all your 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 almost always hit the neutrals for Christmas.  I used some tea & coffee-stained tags to create this festive trio, using stamps from the Victorian Christmas #2 and Christmas #3 plates.  They're all stamped in Archival Ink, and I've done some gentle Distress inking around the edges just to warm up them up and draw the eye into the centre.  A few tiny wooden stars and some baby pinecones finish the look.  Hop over to Words and Pictures if you'd like to see some close-ups.


For this challenge I used the following products.
Distress inks in vintage photo, scattered straw & black soot.
The stamps used are from The Artistic Stamper Christmas range
Brushos was used to colour a piece of card which the tag was then cut out of,  this was then put through  a Tim Holtz snowflake embossing folder. distress embossing pad, gold embossing powder. For the wooden snowflake I used Deco art's Media range
 The Father Christmas and Merry Christmas were stamped onto card coloured with the distress inks
then torn out and swiped with a bit of guiding wax


We hope that you will join in this month's challenge and look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.
I will be back tomorrow with the winner of last month's Challenge.
Have a very creative month
{hugs}
Jennie


23 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful tags, Alison and Tit. Great texture and layers on both tags

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great projects from the DT cannot wait to play x

Jane said...

Lovely DT projects and this is my favourite of themes. I will enjoy joining you during the month x

c.szyba said...

gorgeous tags
bye ,Pitchoune

Coco said...

Lovely set of Tags for Christmas!!! Coco x

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful DT inspiration, thank you!
Hugs xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Wow, this is gorgeous !
Corrie x

Karen Petitt said...

Thank you for another fun challenge and for sharing these fabulous tags with us! Absolutely love the texture on all of them Karen x

Nikki C said...

What lovely tags :)

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous tags. Love the brownish color scheme.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super DT projects, very inspiring!

Warm hugs
Maarit

BarbaraW said...

Added my project to the link-up.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Loved Alison's vintage style tags! You have really helped me to get into the Christmas spirit, so I'm joining in right now! xxx

charlene said...

Great Dt projects thanks for the fun!

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous tags...thanks for the challenges.
Joyce xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful tags, and another fab challenge xx

Gail said...

Fabulous design team projects! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Gail L

Mynn xx said...

Thanks for the fun challenge and the wonderful DT work for added inspiration! :) HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Gail said...

Fabulous projects by the DT. Thanks for this fabulous challenge! Hugs, Gail

Sara Barker said...

So inspired by the design team's creations! I finally linked up for this month's fun challenge!

Sara Barker said...

Back to link up again!

Julia S-W said...

Wonderful inspiration from the DT. I've managed to link up a project today.
Great challenge.
Juliax

Sara Barker said...

Just slid in under the wire with my last entry. This has been such an incredibly fun challenge for me! Thanks, design team, for some great inspiration!