Friday, January 09, 2015

Craft Stamper January Challenge - Take A Stamp

It's the first Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge of the year, and we're shaking things up a bit.  From now on, we'll have alternate challenges: one month it will be "Take a Stamp", and the alternate month it will be "Take a Technique".  There will also be two winners each month: a randomly selected winner gets the prize that's on offer, and the winner voted by the Design Team gets their project published in Craft Stamper magazine, a guest design spot and a winner's profile.

So this month, it's take a stamp.  Any stamp.  More than one stamp if you like.  I couldn't stop at one. I bought some canvas boards from a discount shop to mess about with.  They're only 5x7 inches, so not too intimidating.  I threw some Distress paints on it, then stamped the grasses (Artemio) in Versafine Onyx Black, then added some Frantage embossing powder across the bottom.  The Paper Artsy butterflies were in my stash from a few months back - I'd stamped them onto stained/spritzed card and cut them out and they were patiently waiting to be used.

I hope you'll join in the challenge, because this is what you could win:

and all this! (There was too much for Trish to get it all in one photo!!)

One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win everything you see in both photos.  If that's not an incentive to play along, I don't know what is!  That's some serious candy, I'm drooling :)

Just remember, you have to use physical stamps for your main focus, and you must link back to the Craft Stamper challenge post (or at least the blog).  Some entries had no link back to the blog at all last month so unfortunately they were discounted.

And that's not all.  Come back next Friday because we're having a blog hop, with a prize package for one lucky random commenter at each of the 12 stops on the hop.  As well as the prize pack, each random prizewinner will also get a little piece of original art from that blog.  See you next week!


  1. Gorgeous vibrant canvas, love the colours and use of frantage.....and what a fabulous! Ruth x

  2. I love your card, it's beautiful and elegant.

  3. Shirley, you always know how to work a mixed media card and this one is NO exception. LOVING the grungy flair of this! Thanks for the heads up on the challenge - will definitely be checking that one out!

  4. Gorgeous card, Shirley! Your blooms and butterfly (swoon!) set against that stunning background have me longing for spring! So warm and inviting! Love it!

  5. Wow, Shirley ... this is gorgeous, so much yummy texture and touchableness! Anita :)

  6. Stunning Shirley. the texture that the canvas board brings... beautiful warm colours!! Xxx

  7. Stunning creation Shirley! I love the nice texture and cool sparkle in the faux 'dirt' that you created.The layered butterfly is fabulous....and so is that prize package! Wowzers, that is a whole lot of yummy craftin' stuff!

  8. Hi there Shirley. This is amazing - i love the boldness ! I'm still o/s - 12 days to go!