Sunday 1 January 2012

January Challenge- Vintage

Hello, and welcome to 2012 and I cannot think of a better way than to kick start the New Year than with a brand new challenge!
Many thanks for all your wonderful entries for December, we had a stunning 86 entries! The winner of this challenge will be announced on Friday January 6th.

The new challenge this month is VINTAGE. 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!
Last month we were very lucky to have the very creative Tracey Metcalfe as our Guest Designer, many thanks to Tracey for her innovative and gorgeous creations! This month we are welcoming a new Guest Designer ... and this is Sarah Engels-Greer and we cannot wait to see what gorgeous creations she will create for us.
Just as an aside, we have a massive sale on the website, and this month's Special offer is Perfect Pearl Mists with 15% OFF! Grab yourself a bargain this week !

Here are the Creative Team's absolutely fabulous creations for this month's challenge

Jennie made this with a tag, using distress inks in Spun Sugar, and then stamped over the top with Family Values in Vintage Photo. Stamp the boy and man in Walnut Stain again, and layered them on top. Add some black photo corners to the tag, and layer it onto a piece of Seasonal Paper Stash. Add a little bit of Glossy Accents on the Family Value words, and some letters and numbers from Alphaparts Newsprint

Using the size 8 Manila Tag, Emma blended Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the tag and then stamped the background with the Music Background stamp. She then inked up the "Keep Calm and Carry On Stamping" stamp with Fired Brick Distress Ink, stamped onto a piece of cream card, distressed the edges and attached it to the tag. The handmade flowers are made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die and the edges blended with Vintage Photo DI. She then attached these to the tag, together with the Mini Branch and Leaf Movers and Shapers die cuts. Finally, she added a butterfly die cut from card covered in Tissue Tape and a bow tied from seam binding and coloured with Antique Linen Distress Stain.

Kat has used a Mini hanging frame for her creation, along with Distress Inks
Brushed Corduroy, Iced Spruce & Gathered Twig, Archival ink Coffee, and some Tissue Tape,
& veriety of brass charms along with the following stamps, backgrounds
Watches, Music, Stipple & Harlequin, Stamp Plate Tick Tock A5, & Tim Holtz Steampunk set.

Alison made a card, using Victorian Velvet & Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist, & The Artistic Stamper Regency Background. She die cut a large Sizzix Rosette from vintage music sheet & a Ticket from kraft card, stamped with a sentiment from The Artistic Stamper Greetings & Words Plate. She added a border of gold embossing, gold Stickles, a pearl hat pin, & flower Trimmings to finish.

We look forward to seeing your gorgeous entries this month, and thank you for looking.
Happy New Year!


Inkypinkycraft said...

Fantastic dt pieces, great theme! Thanks for having me as guest designer I had a ball...hope all the guest designers have as much fun as me! Happy new year hugs trace x

Fliss said...

Fabulous DT artwork and all so wonderfully varied.
Happy New Year everyone.
Fliss x


A beautiful collection of DT work! Happy 2012 - Sylvia x

Glennis F said...

Thanks for the inspiration - I have just added an entry

Meggymay said...

Fabulous inspiration DT.

ghanya said...

I have just entered!


Ms. Petersen said...

This is my first time entering one of your challenges, and I am really loving the inspiration on your blog. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work by the design team!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving your DT entries and will be following your blog...I just added my entry.

Becky said...

Love the pieces that have been shown well done all.Have enjoyed this challenge.
Becky x

Sue West said...

Love all the DT artwork. I've just uploaded my entry.
Sue x

Janna said...

I have entered your challenge for January, the first time for me here on your blog. Looking forward to more! Happy New Year, and Happy Stamping!!
Janna :)

Sandra Botham said...

DT pieces are awesome, love all your styles. x

anna christensen crafts said...

Hi, I've just entered. Loving all the Inky Inspiration from the DT's

Jacqueline said...

Some absolutley beautiful entries this month! And lots too! :D

I wasn't sure If I'd get mine finished but I managed in the end.

Take care

Jackie xx

Juliet A said...

To me, vintage and valentines are a perfect pair!

Wendy said...

i love vintage - thanks for the challenge!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful theme and fantastic pieces by the Design Team.

Monique's art said...

beautiful creations

Janet Wilson said...

Love your team samples. I've put my entry into my flikr album.