Thursday, 1 March 2012

March Challenge ~ TRAVEL

Hi everyone and welcome to a brand new challenge for March!


Thank you for all your fabulous entries to last month's challenge. The lucky winner will be announced in the next few days, so make sure you check back to see who it is.

This month we are welcoming the very talented Sue West as our Guest Designer and we are all really looking forward to seeing the wonderful artwork and creativity that she will be bringing to the team.

The new challenge for this month is all about TRAVEL and to join in with this 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, so that we can see what you've made and then, 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! 

Before you start creating, just take a look at our Creative Team's stunning creations for this month's challenge.




Sioux used the cycling image from the "Open Road" plate, the graph paper background and the sentiment to make a CAS card.



Alison stamped the Journey sentiment in a rainbow of Distress Ink colours, stamped the Mini from the Cars Plate in black, then coloured it with distress inks. She stamped the Europe Background onto Kraft Glassine paper, crumpled it, then rolled it up to make a map, adding string & a philosophy tag.



Kat has uses for her tag, distress stains Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap & Tea Dye, Distress Inks Antique Linen & Vintage Photo, all the images are stamped with archival ink Coffee, & the stamps she has used are all Tim Holtz with the exception of the Small Cogs & Stipple background Kat has added a piece of torn map & a couple of memo pins & finished off with some string through the hole of her tag.


For my challenge piece, I used a Manila tag and dragged Weathered Wood and Antique Linen Distress Stains over it and then heat dried it. Next, I inked up the Eiffel Tower, Tim Holtz stamp from my stash and stamping directly onto the tag. I made up two blooms from Grungepaper, blended with Tumbled Glass DI, using the Flower Power Stamp Plate and also stamped and coloured some leaves from the same stamp sheet. I added a quote from the Traveling Words Stamp sheet and attached it to my tag with a Idea-ology Hinge Clip. Finally I added some vintage ribbon, dyed with Weathered Wood Distress Stain.

We're really looking forward to seeing your interpretation of our theme and all your wonderful creations in the challenge this month and please, don't forget to add a comment when you post your entry.

That's about it from me for now...thank you for looking.
Hope you all have a happy and very creative month.
Emma x


20 comments:

Helen said...

Great travel work by the DT - love them all!

Joanne said...

What fabulous samples. They make me want to go on holiday now.
Hugs Joanne xx

Anesha said...

Wonderful creations by the DT.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Great projects! I think I have an idea brewing, now if I can just find the time...........

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creations from the DT and I love the TRAVEL theme. Tracy x

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, just love ALL of the amazing projects by the DT! Thank you for another fun challenge, ladies!

Red Kitty said...

Wow, loving the DT's creations, adore the tag with the Effiel Tower on. x

Elaine said...

Great theme and samples by the team. I've added my travel tag!

Kirsten Alicia said...

I've amazed myself by getting my project made & it's only March 4!! Love what's been added so far.

Ana K. said...

Great creations by the DT!
Greetings from Slovenia!

Aisling said...

Fabulous work by the design team. Thanks for the fun challenge!

Annie said...

As a new blogger I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your site. The inspiration I am gaining from other crafters creations as well as your own is fabulous. I have been crafting for almost 20 years and I cant believe how stamping/card making has progressed. Happy crafting Annie : ) x

Annie said...

Hi Emma thank you for your kind comments and for visiting my new blog. I have much to learn about links as I tried to link the canvas (no 11) but had problems, ended up creating another image and blog !!! But will sort it out.

Happy crafting. Annie :)

Asma said...

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Becky said...

Great work by design team.Love the theme gave me a chance to play with my new stamps.x

Laura said...

I had such fun using my new stamps. Thanks for having a challenge I could use them on!

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning DT work and the perfect challenge for me to use the stamps I got for Mother's Day! xx

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous creations!
thanks for a fun challenge!

anna christensen crafts said...

Brilliant DT projects, loved them - I joined in and put it on the linky

here:
http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/not-all-who-wander-are-lost-imagary.html

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Great challenge and awesome inspiration from the design team. Thanks so much!