Friday, October 09, 2015

Craft Stamper Reminder - Take a Technique

Time for some inspiration for Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge.  This month, it's Take a Technique following the strapline of the revamped Craft Stamper Magazine,

Ink Stitch Paint Collage Print Paper (and include stamping somewhere!)

The challenge is sponsored by Calico Craft Parts

Calico Craft Parts create and stock an incredible array of MDF and greyboard laser cut shapes, soooo many to choose from, and such wonderful quality. From cogs and spiderwebs through to shadow boxes and ATB (Artist Trading Block) kits, there really is something for everyone!

One randomly selected winner will get this wonderful selection of goodies:

Top row left to right: 3" plain ATB cube kit, mini cogs style 1, geometric cut out ATC blank.
Middle row left to right: Mini fancy shapes 1 wood plaques, 2" square aperture ATB cube kit, mini crowns style 3.
Bottom row left to right: Fleur De Lis frame ATC blank, Mini butterflies style 3, Fancy cut out frame ATC blank.

I've used the 2" square aperture ATB cube kit, shown in the centre, and made it into a little snowman shelter.

The snowman is a button with the shank removed, and he's standing on a layer of Ice Krystal.  You can just make out some crystal gems on the inside walls of the ATB.  The ATB pieces got two layers of gesso, followed by a layer of blue chalk paint and Chipped Sapphire Distress paint before being fixed together.  On some mixed media card I stamped some trees from The Bee's Knees Houses Extras and sloshed some Distress Inks on, distressed the edges of each panel and stuck them onto the sides and top.  The metal charms have been in my stash forever.

Don't forget, you don't need to use an ATB for your entry, you just need to use one of the techniques mentioned above.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for more fabulous inspiration, and get your entry in.  If your entry is chosen by the Design Team, your entry will be published in the magazine, you'll get a two-page feature spread, and a guest designer spot in a future challenge.


  1. So cute, Shirley ... I'm thinking place setting for a Christmas party, with names added above the sentiment ... he's adorable! Hugs, Anita :)