Friday 1 August 2014

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge for August - Favourite Technique of the Year !

Can't believe it's August over at the Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge this year has flown by so quickly, and how many amazing projects have there been in the magazine so far this year, and that's the choice you have to make!
Which out of all the techniques in the magazine has been your favourite so far? Hard to choose I know, but one that stood out for me was Helen Chiltern's "Into The Fold" from the March issue, a technique using your embossing folders as stamps!! How simple, but it opens up a whole new set of stamps, and if there are no letters or numbers on there, you can use both sides of the folder for this technique, doubling up the possibilities.
So I started off with the Cuttlebug cogs folder inked up with Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass, placed the card over the top and pressed it down to pick up the image, I then re-inked the folder with Mowed lawn and Salty Ocean, two slightly darker shades, and staggered the image to create a shaded effect with the cogs. The last folder I used on the top is Hessian form Crafters Companion inked up in Salty Ocean.
Helen stamped and cut out her images to go over the top, but I decided to stamp straight on to my background with a selection of Tim Holtz stamps using Archival Ink.

So check out your back copies of the Craft Stamper Magazine from this year so far and get stamping!! There's a fabulous prize up for grabs and the winner will have their work published in the magazine, how cool is that!! Please remember to link your projects directly to the blog and of course use some real stamping on there.

I am thrilled to be staying on the Craft Stamper DT for another six month term from September, and looking forward to working alongside my amazing team mates, and seeing all your fantastic artwork.

Elizabeth x


Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous background and love this car.
Linda xxx

Cheremane said...

Elizabeth this is fab! such a cool technique love it xx

Tracy said...

Loooove it Elizabeth and looking forward to the next 6 mths xoxoxox

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Elizabeth. What a great technique for the background! Congrats on being on the CS team for another 6 months!!! I love what you do and can't wait to see more.
Dot x

Renee said...

This turned out fantastic! Congrats on being on the DT another 6 months.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Fab technique Elizabeth, love the background. Love the layout.
Hugs Jennifer xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great the use of colours, such a nice background and the black stamps work so well Elizabeth!
Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

Brawny x said...

Just fabulous. Love everything about it x

Jan said...

What a fab card xx Jan

KarinsArtScrap said...

its a beautiful and fab card Elizabeth.
Gr Karin