Hi everyone, and welcome to a new month and a new challenge here on The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog.
As you all know, during May we had the pleasure of having the lovely Georgina Sweetenham join us as our Guest Designer and on behalf of the team, Jennie and I would like to say a big thank you to Georgina, for all her hard work and for the beautiful cards that she made and shared with us all.
This month, I am so very excited to let you all know that we have the very talented Anita Houston joining us here on the blog and I'm sure you're all looking forward to and can't wait to see Anita's first post, tomorrow.
Before I introduce this month's new challenge, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your wonderful entries in our Word Challenge during May. We had so many fabulous creative pieces from you all and it's been such a pleasure seeing them. We will be announcing one very lucky winner in the next few days, so make sure you check back to see if it's you!!
The new challenge for June is all about MAKES FOR MEN. Whether it be your Father's Day projects or something you've created for the special man in your life, the whole team are all looking forward to seeing all the wonderful and varied creations that you submit. 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 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 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 plus the Kling On to mount them onto. And don't forget....if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice!!!!
If you do need any inspiration to get you started with this challenge, then look no further than below to see our Creative Team's stunning creations.
Sioux used stamps Franswar, the new background stamps "marbled 2" and random background" along with the wording "special delivery" and the crown from "Crowning Glory". Adding some Sizzix die letters to create a card.
I made a small Papier Mache hanging that I thought would be perfect for the man in your life :). I painted the whole piece in white Distress paint, and when dry stamped one of the Nudes in Black Distress paint. On the white part of her I used some of Tim Holtz's Remnant Rub Words, making sure I didn't go over the black paint. I also added a couple of words down the side of the hanging to finish it off.
I made a little caddy as a desk tidy for my husband. It is just the perfect size to hold the little envelopes he uses. The caddy was cut from grey board and painted with Distress Paint in Walnut Stain. When dry I stamped all over it with the new Marbled 2 background stamp in Memento Rich Cocoa to give it a sort of wood effect. Next I stamped the gentlemen of the Tim Holtz Warehouse Direct set on a piece of card, coloured it lightly with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink and glued it to the front with a few strips of old book paper. A crackled heart with some rusty wire at the top finished it all off.
We really hope you will join in with this month's challenge and we're so looking forward to seeing your interpretation of our theme and all your amazing creations and artwork. Please, don't forget to add a comment when you post your entry.
I hope you all have a happy and very creative month.
See you soon...