Saturday 1 October 2011

October Challenge - Autumn Colours

Goodly Morning Stampers and welcome to a brand new challenge for October. Many thanks for all your wonderful entries for September, the winner of this challenge will be announced on Monday, October 3rd. The new challenge this month is AUTUMN COLOURS. 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.... because the Creative Team blog is now 13 months old, Jennie has kindly said that there will be two winners this month... so you have double the chance of winning!!! And... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will be entered twice into the draw! Moving on, last month we were very lucky to have the very creative and talented Louise Crosbie as our Guest Designer, she pulled out all the stops and made some amazing altered art pieces for the team. This month our Guest Designer is Laura Liddell and we are all really excited to see the wonderful creations that she will bring to this blog.

AND... I have some very exciting news to share... this month we are being joined by a new full time Creative Team member... so a VERY warm welcome to Emma Williams! Emma makes the most beautiful cards and will be showcasing a lot of the cute little Mabel Lucie Attwell stamps very soon.... so do pop back to see her gorgeous arty makes :O)) If you can't wait that long... then HERE is a link to her blog.

Just a little note for you all to remember... there is a monthly SPECIAL on the latest Stamp releases for the whole month of October - where there will be 25% off all new stamps... HERE are all the deets :O)

The team have been busy making samples for the challenge and using the fab new stamps...


Jennie made a small wooden frame with Autumnal colours of Dabbers, using the Shabby Chic technique, using the new smaller version of the Swirls, dots and splats, on offer this month! Lots of mini mini leaves from the new Autumn Gatherings Alterations in Core'dinations papers

Kat used Distress Inks on a Ranger tag, along with the large open dots and the mini dots stamps... and added a fab flying lightbulb, making wings and crowns from the Movers & Shapers Alterations die.

Minxy built up several layers on her journal page, comprising of Gesso, Distress Ink & Stains, Several background stamps {large sequin waste open, sequin waste, large dotty open & mini polka dot and one of the journal words and flourishes} along with some paint dabber stenciling.

Sioux got messy using mini mister sprays on sticky back canvas, Distress Ink on paper, and Alcohol Inks on glossy card stock to make a mini journal.


This month Emma used the Mabel Lucie Attwell, Rainy Day stamp, together with one of theJournalling stamps #1 to create this autumnal feel. I used the Tim Holtz Autumn Gatherings Decorative Strip die for the leaves and branches and inked them with Distress Inks. I finally added some mini rosettes using paper from my crafty stash and the Tim Holtz Mini Rosette Die.


Alison used distress stains & stamping with a script to create a colourful background, then die-cut tattered leaves from it, to create a wreath shape. Some real leaves were embossed using metallic powders, & interspersed between the die-cuts. She stamped & embossed one of the new Journalling Phrases(on offer this month) onto green Tim Holtz paper, added some stamped flowers, glued this to a CD, added the wreath of leaves & a piece of chain to hang.

This month I decided to make something totally different... and got cutting with Shrink Plastic and the Tattered Leaves Alterations die. I cut loads of different leaves, stamped some of the new flourishes and small dots onto them, then flipped them over and coloured them with Alcohol Ink before shrinking them. I then stamped some of the new word stamps and shrank these too... adding Jump Rings to attach them to some Idea-ology Ball and Chain.

That's all from me for now.... thanks for looking and have a very inky month!!

Hels x


Fliss said...

I know I'm quick off the mark here but I finished this a bit earlier and to my great surprise and delight it fits the new theme!
Gorgeous inspirational samples everyone and I so love Autumn colours.
Fliss x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Thanks so much for the awesome eye candy by the DT - definitely a lot to inspire us. Thanks for this great color challenge - I am so in the mood for fall crafting!

Alexandra Lundgren said...

I always LOVE the samples here. Such fabulous eye candy, ALWAYS!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful colors, love this theme. Great inspiration by the DT.

Lisa :) said...

Love this blog, thank you! Couldn't find an FAQ on the challenges, just checking if we can enter more than once? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Autumn colours are just so beautiful. Thanks for the great challenge!

Maggie said...

Great DT work and some great entries I am a little late with my tag entry just added the link. Thanks for the challenge I love autumn colours.