Monday 1 April 2013

April Challenge ~ Texture

Hi everyone, and welcome to our new monthly challenge for April.

To begin with, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your wonderful entries in our Tag Challenge during March. We had so many wonderful creative pieces from you all and it's been such a pleasure looking through each and every one of 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!!

During March, we had the pleasure of having the lovely and very talented Jenny Marples join us as our Guest Designer and on behalf of the team, Jennie and I would like to say a big thank you to Jenny, for all her hard work and for the stunning creations that she made and shared with us.

The new challenge for April is all about TEXTURE and the whole team are all looking forward to seeing your interpretation of our theme and all your wonderful and the varied creations that you submit. To join in with this challenge (and you can enter any challenge 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 just a little bit of inspiration, then just take a look below our Creative Team's fabulous creations for this month's challenge.

Astrid decided to create a shaped card out of water colour paper.

While it was still in the die she coloured it with Wild Honey, Bundled Sage and a bit of Pine Needles Distress Ink. She then stamped the rose from the Botanical 3 set in the corner, and then stamped just the flower head again on paper and coloured that with Distress markers.

Astrid then created some texture along one side of the card with the help of a Tim Holtz embossing folder. She also added some cheese cloth to create further texture underneath my sentiment which was also from the Botanical 3 set. Finally, she embellished with a Tim Holtz word band, some vintage seam binding ribbon and a decorative brad.

Sioux started by doing a swooshing background of Distress Inks and then used  a Tim Holtz Sizzix die to cut the letters...corugated card, sticky backed canvas and cork were some of the items used for texture. 

Jennie made this box using Distress paints, the Tattered Floral alterations die, Crafter's Workshop templates, and the meltpot. Stamps used included the mini polka dot background. The texture was made by dipping the flowers into the meltpot, and stamping into them.


We hope you will join in with this month's challenge and we're really 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...
Emma x


Rossella said...

love the DT pieces, so inspirational - off to have a play
Rosie x

Jacqueline said...

The design team's pieces are beautiful, and as Rosie says are very inspirational.

I made my piece at the start of the month. It was just a "play" session for me to practice with textures. I am really pleased with the way it has turned out too.

Take care

Jackie x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fantastic DT pieces - so much wonderful inspiration. This should be a really great challenge!

Jenny Marples said...

Thank you for your kind words Emma. It was an honour and a pleasure to work with you all and of course the fantastic range of Artistic Stamper stamps.
Love your idea for this month's challenge and how inspiring are the team's pieces!! Can't wait to play. Hugs, Jenny xx

Scrumplescrunch said...

How wonderful to see al this yummy texture ...I love texture, and I will certainly be joining this Challenge with a creation.

Words and Pictures said...

Great challenge theme, and lovely inspiration!
Alison x

Debi said...

Lovely DT inspiration, and I'm playing along with your challenge for the first time :) debi x

MarikaGabez said...

Fantastic DT pieces.
Love your idea for this month's challenge.
Marika, Slovenia

Kathi said...

Thanks for a great challenge and wonderful inspiration by your team.

Diana said...

there is nothing like texture!! thanks for the chance to win!!

GrĂ¡inne said...

A great challenge and very beautiful inspirations from the DT, thanks. Suzanne x

Terry said...

Lovely work from the DT and so much inspiration! Linking up!

Chriss America Real said...

Fun challenge, beautiful inspiration from the Design Team!



Brigitte said...

very interesting challenge, thank you


Annie said...

Fab designs by the DT and welcome to Alison x

Just made the deadline but so wanted to play again this month

Annie xx