Friday, 1 April 2011

April Challenge - Build It Up

Good Morning Stampers and welcome to a brand new monthly challenge here at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team. First of all a big thank you for all your entries last month... Jennie will be using Mr Random.Org to pick a winner which will be announced on Sunday 3rd April so please do check back to see if you have won! This month the challenge is called Build It Up which means that we want to see lots of LAYERS on your artwork. To join in with the challenge, all you need to do is make a piece of artwork - it can be anything that takes your fancy, add in the theme and some rubberstamping and then leave your link on the Frog Link below... oh and please do leave us a comment so I can hop on over to see your entry! As usual, there is a prize on offer for one randomly picked entrant. The prize this month is £15 worth of Artistic Stamper rubberstamps plus the KlingOn to mount them onto. The winner of the challenge will be announced on Tuesday May 4th 2011.We have a new Guest Designer this month, I would like to say a huge welcome to Kat Fullman to the team. I would also like to say a big thank you to Gerrie Johnnic for her lovely contributions for us during March. To see more of Kat and Gerrie's art, please just click on their names.
The team have been busy this month with their entries for the challenge... here are their interpretations for your inspirations...


Sioux

Sioux made light work of cutting this tag using her Vagabond machine and the Tag & Bookplate Alterations Die ... making an aperture in the tag for her cheeky nude lady. The dashing young chap is from the Collage Art set and the butler is from The Mens Plate #01



Minxy

Minxy went flower crazy and made her beautiful layered papier mache frame using Retro Grunge papers and flower stamps from Flower Power, Flower Blooms, Flower Fever and the open butterfly from the Tick Tock Butterflies set.



Alison

Alison mixed her media and combined paper, inks and metal for her striking card. She used the Time & Keys plate to make her fabulous metal embellished card, turning a clock into an individual petal and layering them up. Distress Inks were used to colour the card and the focal image is from the Dressmaking plate.



Hels

I got inky with some of the new Distress Stains, colouring my tag background by scribbling the Stains direct to the tag, spritzing with water then dipping into inkyness on the craft sheet. That was 2 layers for the base... adding a third by using a Blending Tool to add Distress Inks to the tag. Stamping was done using Distress Inks and Calligraphic Mat #4 and Dotty Background stamps. The flower is made from Grungepaper stamped with Flower Power, Flower Fever and Flower Blooms stamps, then these were layered again with more background stamps. A little bit of Idea-ology Trim dyed with Distress Stains was added to the base of the tag and finally a raised sentiment from the new Tim Holtz Stuff to Say stamp set.
All of the products used by the team are available from THE ARTISTIC STAMPER. Do pop back tomorrow to see Kat's first project for us... it is beautiful and you will love it!! Thanks for looking ... have a inkilicious month!Hels x

24 comments:

Jennie said...

Beautiful artwork by everyone.. now to get my thinking capon.. and a
make something!

Larisa said...

Oh, so fantastic works!!!

Doone said...

ooh i stamped and waxed and layered this week - how fabulous, I can join in,

Dx

SannaS said...

gorgeous pieces of art from the team, awesome!!! =)
joining in..
hugs, SannaS

margaret said...

Love all the different styles from the team, love joining in with these challenges. Take care.

Von said...

Fab inspiration Team :) love the stitch in time
Von x

Esther said...

Thanks for the inspiration and another great challenge..love layers! Esther xx

Janet said...

Gorgeous artwork,
loved Kat's "Mirror Mirror"
Janet x

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Lovely DT projects. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm excited to be able to play this month. :)

Cheers,
Susan

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great challenge and wonderful inspirations.

Sue West said...

Beautiful work from the DT. Lots of fabulous inspiration.
Sue :)
PS.I've just added my tag.

sasa said...

Thanks for the great work from the DT - leaving you some pinkiness...
sarah x

Dawn said...

You're an inspiration, thanks

Neil said...

Hi there, Twas brill to see you saturday, finally got a moment to play so entered your challenge!

Anesha said...

Great creations ladies.

sasa said...

Me again - but a lot less pink than the first one...

Sarah

Amanda said...

Hi as a first time poster on your blog challenge, just wanted to say that I love your blog, some great inspiration for future projects. Look forward to entering and viewing many more postings.
amanda

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Suzanne Brookfield said...

Beautiful inspiration from the DT and the entries to date. Well done all.

Terry said...

Fabulous inspiration! Happy to add my layers!

Dots Dabbles said...

I love that you are having this challenge...layers seem to just happen all the time on my cards...lol
The projects from the girls look fantastic.
Dot xxx

Sue said...

Another fab challenge, finally got something made x

Becky said...

Lovely work by all a great challenge.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous DT work, and a great challenge!
Sylvia x