Many thanks for all your wonderful entries for December, we had a stunning 86 entries! The winner of this challenge will be announced on Friday January 6th.
The new challenge this month is VINTAGE. To join in with the challenge is simple; make a piece of artwork, include the theme and some rubberstamping, pop back here to link up using the Froggy at the bottom of this post and leave us a comment to let us know you have joined in. As ever there will be candy for one randomly picked entrant - £15 worth of The Artistic Stamper stamps of your choice plus the Kling On to mount them onto. And... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will be entered twice into the draw!
Last month we were very lucky to have the very creative Tracey Metcalfe as our Guest Designer, many thanks to Tracey for her innovative and gorgeous creations! This month we are welcoming a new Guest Designer ... and this is Sarah Engels-Greer and we cannot wait to see what gorgeous creations she will create for us.
Just as an aside, we have a massive sale on the website, and this month's Special offer is Perfect Pearl Mists with 15% OFF! Grab yourself a bargain this week !
Here are the Creative Team's absolutely fabulous creations for this month's challenge
Jennie made this with a tag, using distress inks in Spun Sugar, and then stamped over the top with Family Values in Vintage Photo. Stamp the boy and man in Walnut Stain again, and layered them on top. Add some black photo corners to the tag, and layer it onto a piece of Seasonal Paper Stash. Add a little bit of Glossy Accents on the Family Value words, and some letters and numbers from Alphaparts Newsprint
Using the size 8 Manila Tag, Emma blended Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the tag and then stamped the background with the Music Background stamp. She then inked up the "Keep Calm and Carry On Stamping" stamp with Fired Brick Distress Ink, stamped onto a piece of cream card, distressed the edges and attached it to the tag. The handmade flowers are made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die and the edges blended with Vintage Photo DI. She then attached these to the tag, together with the Mini Branch and Leaf Movers and Shapers die cuts. Finally, she added a butterfly die cut from card covered in Tissue Tape and a bow tied from seam binding and coloured with Antique Linen Distress Stain.
& veriety of brass charms along with the following stamps, backgrounds
Sioux made an ATC using stamps from Ephemera 1 plate , Crowning Glory, Swirls, Splats and Dots A5 and Insects and Butterflies 1.
Alison made a card, using Victorian Velvet & Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist, & The Artistic Stamper Regency Background. She die cut a large Sizzix Rosette from vintage music sheet & a Ticket from kraft card, stamped with a sentiment from The Artistic Stamper Greetings & Words Plate. She added a border of gold embossing, gold Stickles, a pearl hat pin, & flower Trimmings to finish.
We look forward to seeing your gorgeous entries this month, and thank you for looking.
Happy New Year!