Happy Friday folks ......
I'm still across in the UK and having a ball!!. There's been the craft retreat, an SU workshop, we've done some sewing. We've lunched out, there's been a spot of retail therapy, had a fantastic Indian meal out last night ...... and there's still more fun to come. I don't go home until Monday so roll on the weekend.
But .... as it's the first Friday of the month there's also the launch of May's Craft Stamper challenge.
This month it's the turn of Take a Stamp .... so that means Anything Goes as long as there's rubber stamping on there somewhere.
Don't forget .....
- you can enter up to three projects ......
- linkyour entry back to your actual challenge post not just your blog
- include a link to the Craft Stamper Challenge blog
- and please ...... only ONE project per post
This month the challenge is sponsored by ....... Designs by Georgina
Three fabulous stamp sets AND three brand new release stencils ...... great prize!
As always there's the Design Winner too ..... chosen by the DT. Full details can be found over on the Craft Stamper blog
I've been playing with one of the new Eclectica stamps set from PaperArtsy, designed by the very talented Kim Dellow ...... EKD02
I just love these little birds!
I've kept things reasonably clean and simple ..... a nice quick and easy background made by smooshing Distress Inks onto a piece of acetate, spritzed with a little water and then transferred the ink to my piece of card by gently dabbing the acetate onto the card, building up the depth of colour as I went along
I stamped the branch for the birds to sit on, directly onto the card and coloured it using Distress Inks.
I also stamped the birds directly onto the card ..... sat on the branch ...... and then stamped them again on a separate piece of card, added some colour and fussy cut around them (minus the legs!!)
I layered the coloured birds onto my card using foam pads for a bit of dimension .....
And then finished off with a few words ...... all the stamps I've used for the front of my card are from the same stamp set ......... EKD02
As always I've added a little something on the inside ......
More acetate smooshing ....... a Tim Holtz sentiment which I thought went quite well and more of those cute little birdies ....
Now it's over to you ..... Happy stamping!!
Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and have a fab weekend.
I'm off to Port Sunlight tomorrow for the Happy Stampers Art Festival ..... my first craft show of the year!!
There's a whole group of us going so it should be a fun day. Hopefully I'll see some of you there.
Cheerio until next time