Wednesday, 1 February 2012

February Challenge- Hearts

Hi to you, and welcome to February, the month of love! Thank you for all your wonderful entries to last month's challenge. We will announce the winner in a couple of days.
Last month we were very lucky to have the very talented Sarah Engels-Greer as our Guest Designer, many thanks to Sarah for her fabulous creations.

The new challenge this month is HEARTS. 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!



Here are the Creative Team's absolutely fabulous creations for this month's challenge




Kat has made an A5 journal page using Heart background & Stipple background stamps & Swirls,Splats & Dots A5 plate with Iced Spruce Distress Ink onto the page that had been Gessoed with Claudine Hellmuth Gesso she then made hills & little houses from old book pages & patterned papers, the phrase was stamped with an alphabet onto old book pages & then cut out, the whole seen was glued down with Multi-Matte Medium then shaded around all the elements with a graphite pencil & a blending stump, to finish Kat doodled the top edge with a black marker & coloured the flowers in with a burgundy colouring pencil.




Alison stamped large hearts from Roses are red Plate onto Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage paper, silver embossed them & cut out, Stamped the phrase onto one heart with faded jeans distress ink, stamped & silver embossed a small heart & added that below the phrase. She stamped the heart border with faded jeans DI down the sides of a 7x5 card, & added panel of bue paper at the bottom. She added the hearts & Ideaology trimmings to finish.


Emma has made a freestanding plaque using the 'Where There Is Love, There Is Life" wording and the row of hearts stamp from the Roses Are Red A6 plate. She blended Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks over the background, then flicked water over it and dried it with a heat gun. She inked up the Smudge Background stamp with Wild Honey Distress Ink and stamped the background. Next, she used some Tim Holtz Alterations dies to die cut the shapes. Some of the die cuts are covered in self adhesive sticky back aluminum, embossed with a Texture Fade and then coloured with alcohol inks and the remaining are coloured with Fired Brick Distress Ink and painted with Rock Candy Crackle Paint. She finally stamped the wording in Black Archival ink, cut it into individual words and adhered it to the piece.

Jennie has made a rosey heart using Tim Holtz's Alterations Pine cone die to make mini roses. To make the roses, glue District Market Composer Tissue wrap to Co-ordinations, and make the roses. Dip some inot clear UTEE, and leave some plain. Add lots of Perfect Pearl mists in Interference red, and hot glue a papier mache heart.
We look forward to seeing your fantastic creations in the challenge this month, and don't forget to add a comment when you post your entry.
Have a very happy and loving month
Jennie

29 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

gorgeous art as ever and I LOVE those houses from Kat... they would look amazing as stamps ;o))

Minxy said...

I heart this months entries, get it I heart.... Back soon with my entry :0)

Helen said...

Fabulous work, ladies!!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous inspiration from the team. I was particularly drawn to Kat's pages. I actually thought they were stamps or maybe a die and looked through the details to find out :o( I agree with Hels, they would make a fab set of stamps!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

whyducks said...

All faby work

Kirsten Alicia said...

These are excellent! The foiled umbrella man looks fab.

Janet said...

Fantastic work ladies
Janet

Wendy said...

thanks for the "heart" challenge!

Anita Houston said...

Love this months challenge, I have already submitted 3, so you will be inundated with hearts! The DT samples are fabulous as well!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great selection from the Design Team and great to actually find time to join in for a change. Tracy x x

DonnaMundinger said...

Love the creativity of your fab DT! xxD

Karen McAlpine said...

I have added my entry. Love all the DT projects. Love the soft blue on the blue heart card.

Ana K. said...

Great inspiration from all the team. I have added my entry. Grettings from snowy Slovenia!

Fliss said...

Fabulous and varied artwork ladies. Love all of these and thanks for a fab challenge.
Totally agree with Hels too about Kat's images.
Fliss x

Von said...

Super inspiration :)

Terry said...

Gorgeous inspiration! Thank you for a great challenge!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, these samples are fabulous! Thanks for a fun challenge!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome Hearts everyone!!!

hazel said...

Fabulous inspiration from the DT team. I've just added my entry.
xxx Hazel.

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely beautiful artwork in the challenge this month. Some fantastic inspiration!

Jackie x

Maggie said...

Couldn't resist another entry have made a card this time!

Maggie H

...the yorkshire fox... said...

Hi...thankyou for the opportunity to show you my work...you have amazing talent on your Design Team...Mel :)

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

hey ! from now on I will try to participate in your monthly challenge ! thanks for that !

margaret said...

Love challenges must remember to enter, Jennie love the rose heart and for the demo on how to make the roses yesterday.

lada_vl said...

It is very pleasant to me to take part in the "heart" challenge!

Becky said...

Love all the work and I agree with some of the girls the houses would make lovely stamps.

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous and inspirational art work - thank you. I have added my entry! Julia

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Who doesn't love hearts? Wonderful artwork from the team. Thank you for the inspiration

Carol said...

Everybody has done such different things, I love them all.