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: