Sunday 1 April 2018

April's Creative Challenge - The Birds & the Bees

Welcome to the April challenge. Almost summer (well ok it's a while away, but the daffodils are coming up, and the birds have taken up singing, so what better time than to welcome the good weather than with a challenge using birds and bees. It can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has rubber stamps on it. 

Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. Gorgeous entries :)

To join in with this challenge (we are limiting the challenge entries to 3 per person), is simple; all we would like you to do is, make a piece of artwork, making sure that you include the theme and some rubber stamping. Pop back here to link up using the Inklinkz 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 a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper .

In addition, you can enter the same challenge on Facebook!

To join us on just go to our new Facebook group, and send us a request to join..  There will be a prize for the Facebook challenge, as well as the blog challenge!
And don't forget....if you use The Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice! To get you started here are creations from three of the team...


To make this strange bird, I have used a tin cap, a drink can, a piece of drawing paper, and an old necklace.
I have glued a piece of a page of magazine on to the tin cap, then stamped the Junior Bird size 70mm x 50mm ©Neil Walker with black Archival ink : head to the drawing paper and the tail twice on the can I had first opened. Then I cut out the watercoloured head and the 2 tails I have used as wings. I sticked all parts (head, wings, necklace to represent the legs) with hot glue.

I used a background stamp, a calligraphic mat and the lovely free as a bird stamps set along with some PaperArtsy paints to create this tag, Pop over to my blog for more details.


I used the Honeycomb Background stamp with Distress Inks to create the background. Then used the same stamp stamped in black ink and coloured with Distress Inks to create the top layer. I applied 6 layers of clear embossing powder over the top then cracked the embossed layer to create texture. I cut in to 1 inch sections and mounted on to black card. 
I then stamped one of the bees in the stamp set, fussy cut and stuck with 3D foam dots. To finish I added a sticker sentiment.

We hope that you will join in this month's challenge, and also join us on Facebook too.

We look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.

Have a very creative  month

Jennie xx


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful DT inspiration love the Bee one from Lisa-great tag from Gemma and brilliant quirky bird from Titbelsoeur
Carol x

sarascloset said...

Fabulous Design Team projects! I love this challenge; hopefully will have some time to play along.

Janis said...

Fabulous theme for springing into summer!! Lovely projects by the creative team. Thank you for this fun challenge.
<3 J

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Jane Royston said...

Fab inspiration! Have added m6 project to join in this month xx

Craftyfield said...

Great challenge theme! Lovely makes from the DT.

Wendy said...

Super cute design team samples. Thanks for the "birds/bees" challenge.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful challenge theme! Thanks for all the inspirational creations from the Design Team, they are beautiful 😀. Wishing you a happy and creative month! J 😊