Friday, 7 February 2014

STAMPlorations Monthly Challenge #4 - Stamps and Stitches


This month's STAMPlorations challenge is all about stamps and stitches.


I've used real stitching on the kraft panel, and stamped stitches from the Patchwork Frenzy Graphic Pentagons set.  From the same set, I've used one of the pentagons for the background, then overstamped with the script stamps from Vignette Live Love Laugh.  Mounted the panels onto a prepared DIY burlap block, and added some Prima flowers, die cut rolled flower, punched leaves and a bit of Stickles.

I'd seen the packs of burlap blocks in my local craft store and decided that I could make my own for a fraction of the price, so I bought some hessian/burlap from the craft store and some wood from the DIY store, got my dad to saw them into pieces and glued the hessian onto the blocks.  I've prepared 19 blocks for half the cost of the 4 pack in the store.  Think of all that money I've saved - I can spend it on stamps instead :)))

Anyway, back to the challenge.  It's open until the end of February.  Take a look at what the rest of the team have designed for your inspiration and then get creating!  You must use stamps but they needn't be STAMPlorations stamps, you can use what you already have.  And you never know, you might just get lucky and win some!

If you play in the monthly challenge and the two February sketch challenges, you are also in with a chance of winning this prize:



7 comments:

  1. Hi Shirley. What a great idea to make your own blocks, like the look of them. Love the way you decorated yours. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

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  2. What a fabulous burlap project!

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  3. Beautiful project! This will be a great interior piece -you can make a set now that you have so many bases! I love the flower corner, they look perfectly positioned.

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  4. Wow, what an amazing piece of art, Shirley ... and way to go with the burlap blocks! Such a creative way to save money to spend on stamps!! Anita :)

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  5. What a gorgeous canvas!! You did a fabulous job!

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  6. Your card is just perfect with your burlap block, Shirley! Beautiful inking and stamping and I love the cascade of flowers!
    Good for you to save all that money, too!

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  7. wow Shirley, this is a fab project...just added to Pin at STAMPlorations-sorry I forgot you were doing your own x

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