Tuesday, 1 February 2011

February Challenge - Love Is In The Air

Good morning and Happy February to you all! Today sees the launch of our brand new challenge... and the theme, in keeping with the Saints day this month is LOVE. To join in, all you need to do is make a piece of art, include the theme and some stamping and pop back to leave us a link to the place you are showing your entry, oh and please do leave us a comment too! As ever there is a lovely candy prize up for grabs; £15 worth of your choice of Artistic Stamper designs rubberstamps plus the Kling-On to mount them onto. The challenge will remain open until February 28th. The winner of last months challenge will be announced here on Feb 3rd.

We have some exciting things going on this month; our new Guest Designer is Sue Roddis who has some amazing art to show you. The free cover stamp on March Issue Craft Stamper is designed by Jennie and there are several pieces of art in the magazine by Jennie and Hels. Also, there is a cool reader offer too! To see the details, please click here. As well as the magazine excitement, The Artistic Stamper will also be at Stamperama, Stevenage on Sunday February 6th 2011 so if you are going along, do pop by to see Jennie and her magic Melt Pot demo-ing UTEE and Hels with her marvellous Melt Pot demo-ing Beeswax.

We would just like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to our Guest Designer for January, Tracy Evans, for the gorgeous projects she has made for us. To see more of Tracy's work, click on her name and you will be whizzed off to her blog :O))

On with the challenge for this month: Here are the entries from the Team!

Hels altered a mini canvas using Tim Holtz papers, stamped with a Music Score background and then added a heap of Idea-ology and a UTEE heart to it.

got hot with her Melt Pot and made this beautiful necklace using Memory Frames placed onto a background stamp then filled with UTEE for the pendants. The wings are made from Grungepaper overstamped with script.

altered a Papier Mache frame and turned it into a gorgeous "configuration" using Ten Seconds Studios metals, Fragments and Tim's Seasonal Paper Stash and Idea-ology. Check out the teensy details by clicking on the pic.

Alison made this lovely colourful card using Ten Seconds Studios metal, embossed in a Texture Fade and then altered with Alcohol Inks. The main embellishment is Duralar cut using the Heart Alterations Die, stamped and then heated gently to give it some dimension.

Sioux made this glamourous postcard using a mixture of Distress and Archival inks along with one of the girlies from the Nudes Plate and a collage of background stamps behind. Check out the sentiment... how cool!

Jennie got bright and spritzy making this little altered cloth bag using Ranger Colourwashes and Claudine Hellmuth Studio Range stash. This little bag is also part of a charity auction to help the Children of Haiti on eBay... to see the deets, please click HERE.

As ever, all of the stashy bit used by the team on their entries are all available from THE ARTISTIC STAMPER. All that is left for me to say is... can't wait to see your entries!!! Thanks for looking...

Hels and the Team x


Daniele said...

lots of loveley 'Love' themed inspiration from the team, I especially love the pendant and the heart canvas.....yummy

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful projects by the DT! The way they incorporated the hearts into their projects was lovely.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

What beautiful projects, drolling at the keyboard here, the art is phenominal! xxoo

Ginger said...

Great inspiration from the DT team.

Anonymous said...

wonderful DT work...have linked to my card.

Meggymay said...

Love all the gorgeous projects DT.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Great inspiration from the DT!

Caroline Hallett said...

Hi there - would love to enter this challenge, but its going to have to wait until after the 14th - then I can put up the card I have made for VD for Hubby - cant put it up now otherwise he would see it!!! (he does read my blog... its his only way of getting any time with me LOL)

Becky said...

Love the projects the DT have done it again.Have linked my card.

Becky x

Zoechaos said...

Completely forgot to link mine done it now LOL Zoe

gayle said...

All fabulous! Love that metal Hels :)
Jennie, I am still lucky enough to have the company of that gorgeous bag! It's SO beautiful, thank you for donating it to the auction :) xx

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely work, you all really inspired me for my make. I was a bit late in the month in getting it done though! Oops! LOL!