Saturday 1 March 2014

March Challenge ~ Letters, Words and Numbers

Hi to all of our blog readers

We do have to say a BIG thank you to everyone who joined in February's challenge, it was a stunning turnout!  I will be announcing the winner later in the month.
This month, we have as guest designer the very gorgeous and creative
Linda Cain joining us at The Artistic Stamper, with the first of her projects tomorrow . Don't forget to pop back to check it out!

Our new challenge for March is Letters, Words and Numbers
 We are  looking forward to seeing all your fabulous artwork and stamped projects that you submit in relation to this theme. To join in with this challenge (and you can join in 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. And don't forget....if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice!!!!

To get you in the mood  here are some gorgeous creations from some of the Creative team

This challenge was an opportunity to dive into all my stamps with letters, words and numbers. But the most difficult was to make a choice !
After having cut my painted cardboard at the size of the card, I decided to stamp :

 Journaling Words 3 
 Tick Tock A5 and Time and Keys
 Numerical plate size A5
Calligraphic Mat 13 
Winged Wheel 

I used my brayer & Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Paints (classic teal, modern red & dash of yellow) to add bands of colour across white card. Added some strips of tissue tape (Elements), a painted, stamped (Katy Fox Numerical Plate) die-cut heart, then stamped 'Happy Birthday' (Grungy Greetings 1) & hearts (Donna's Mother & Daughter). I used a lid & modern red paint to stamp the circles.

I created a jumbo tag using all the stamps from the Family Values Collage stamp set.  
There are lots of Distress Inks and Distress Stains in the background, and all the stamping is done with Archival Potting Soil.  I cut hearts stamped with the two smaller stamps to create some of the embellishments, and the large stamp forms the heart of the tag.  
I added plenty of Idea-ology Findings to echo the words and themes of the collage image, using Distress Paints to alter some of them, and some dyed seam-binding to finish it off.

We hope you will join in this month's challenge and look forward to seeing you creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.
Have a very creative month


massofhair said...

Beautiful work from the DT. Think you will be overflowing with fab entries once again.

Happy first day of March:-) xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous DT projects & how great to have Linda Cain as the new guest designer.

Maggie said...

Stunning DT inspiration again lovely challenge theme will be back later to play!


Helen said...

What a great theme... I must start writing down all these challenges so I don't keep forgetting them... LOVE all the DT projects, they are fabulous.

rachel said...

beautiful DT pieces - wonderful makes xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Really great DT piece this month well done ladies very inspirational x

lafée said...

de très beaux défi!!!bravo les filles..

Michele said...

thanks for the fun challenge. beautiful work by the design team! xo

Becky said...

Lovely work from the DT.
Becky x

Craftyfield said...

Great challenge idea, I have just the right stamps for this theme... and all from The Artistic Stamper!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Definitely found inspiration in the teams pieces! Chrisx

Tanvi said...

Great inspiration.........linked my card for the first time.

Jane said...

Phew got in just before the end of the month. I spent ages trying to get letters, words AND numbers into a piece but finally managed a tag on Sunday. Gorgeous DT work as always. Hugs x

Maggie said...

I've linked but picture not showing will pop back later and see if it appears


Jackie said...

Great challenge idea this month!

Corrie Herriman said...

Great challenge, so I decided to play along ! Had fun doing my art journal.
Corrie x

steffi said...

Aargh - missed by 5 mins - unexpected family visits and all that!! If anyone fancies a look though it's here : I think it's this