Tuesday 1 November 2011

November Challenge - Backgrounds

Goodly Morning Stampers and welcome to a brand new challenge for November. Many thanks for all your wonderful entries for October, the winner of this challenge will be announced on Thursday, November 3rd. The new challenge this month is BACKGROUNDS 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! Moving on, last month we were very lucky to have the very creative and innovative Laura Liddell as our Guest Designer, many thanks to Laura for her gorgeous creations! This month our Guest Designer is Kaz Hall and we are all really excited to see the marvellous creations that she will bring to the team.

Just a little note for you all to remember... The SPECIAL offer for November is... .DISTRESS STAINS. All the deets on how to catch yourselves a bargain are HERE... with a mahoosive 15% off all of these gorgeous stains. Throughout the month, the team will be showing you different ways of using them :O)) The team have been busy making samples for the challenge and using the fab new stamps...



Alison stamped the Lace Background with spiced marmalade Distress Stains, then clear embossed it. Faded jeans & dusty concord distress stains were then blended over the top. She stamped the Lacy Border onto card coloured with distress stains. The main image & words are from the Nudes Plate. The seam binding was also coloured with distress stains.

Emma used Distress Inks on a Ranger tag and then stamped the background with several background stamps and one element from the Stars Plethora stamp. The Mabel Lucie Attwell image was stamped onto a separate piece of card, coloured, cut out and then layered onto the tag. Finally, the "Fun" and "Laughter" words, taken from the "Into Each Day..." stamp were added, together with some seam binding and buttons.

Sioux used nearly every background stamp she posseses to make some windmills.

Jennie has made a wooden bird using the calligraphic mat background, and the full instructions on how to make it are on her blog, which also includes a great blog hop today!



I made a tag using yummy Distress Inks - blending them over a manila tag and really working the inks into the surface. I over stamped with the Distressed Background stamp and Perfect Pearls Mists (more about this technique later in the month!) and then I used the Mini Polka Dot to overstamp this. I used the crowns from Crowning Glory to add interest down the side of the tag... and then I made a Grungepaper rose, using the large Flower Power stamp ... and again using the Mini Polka Dot stamp, adding Tattered Leaves using Forest Moss and Olive Archival to add the Grid background stamp. A few bits of Idea-ology, a couple of crystal pins and a word stamp finished the tag.

Thanks for looking!! TTFN

Hels x


Inkypinkycraft said...

what a fab challenge and fantastic DT pieces, great stuff!trace x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous projects & all so different.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, what a fun challenge! I'm certainly going to play along!

Karenliz Henderson said...

I love all the beautiful creations from the team! I've added my link to play along with the challenge! I love making backgrounds so I had so much fun making this tag.

Eemeli said...

Fabulous challenge! I just love making the backgrounds by myself (or maybe it is just the low student's budget that forces me into that)
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Jennie Atkinson said...

A great challenge - especially as I have just inked and stamped my first 12 x 12 scrapbook layout background. It just fitted in nicely with this challenge! Thankyou.

Love all the design team pieces - stunning!

Jacqueline said...

LOVE ALL those projects! What a great way to get inspiriation and have a go at some new techniques! Great challenge!!

Jackie x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

I just found your site tonight! I was well impressed with your talented DT.

Becky said...

Love the challenge this month well I love them all lol.Fab DT work as usual,

Maggie said...

Great DT work as always have just added my project only picture not showing!! will look back later.


Marjie Kemper said...

Great inspiration from the DT! I absolutely love a good background. Have just entered mine.