Hi everyone! Thankyou for taking part in last week's challenge, all your work was great! This week's theme is 'Seasons'. Perhaps make something using all four, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, or just try using one. It's up to you how you interpret it. The same applies as always: make a card, atc, altered art etc. If you dont have a blog, email your work to, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Himof, Susie, Sam & Dawne you have won a last week's prize - 1 Pour 'n' Store glitter each. Please email us your details. (well done!)
This week's Prize, supplied by Crafty Krafts is a Tilda Stamp. Everyone who takes part in this week's challenge by ( 10pm Monday the 7th of July GMT) will be entered into a prize draw and 1 lucky person's name will be selected at random.
Come back next week to see who won!
Jo, Fifi, Lesley, Becky, Kate & Wendy
I created a spring/ summer theme card using stamps from the OneFourZero butterflies theme plate and colouring the images with distress inks. I put the butterflies onto foam pads for dimension and created some faux stitching between them.
For this challenge I made a canvas. I started by colouring the canvas with a pale green dabber. Then I stamped with brown stazon some swirls by Basic Gray. Then the four seasons of a tree from Hero Stamps were stamped onto some mountboard I had also coloured with various colours of dabbers. I then highlighted leaves and flowers with a white gel pen. The word seasons was stamped with brown stazon onto mountboard and then covered with glossy accents. It was all finished off with two silver dragonfly brads and silver dabber around the edges
I embossed the CB winter houses on to black pearl card twice. I cut a strip from one of the embossed pieces and highlighted some of the raised areas with a white gel pen, then mounted this onto silver card. I put 3D foam tape on the back of this strip and mounted it on to the other embossed piece making sure the images were lined up. I then mounted this onto a silver card blank, and highlighted the back image with a little clear glitter glue.
I made 4 ATCs for the seasons challenge, one showing each of the seasons! I used some beautiful vintage images, made a frame for each and distressed with various inks. I then popped a paper flower on them and picked some colours which made me think of each season: oranges, yellows, browns and blues.
I inked the background in 4 sections with Distress Inks, then stamped, coloured and cut out various images suitable to each season, and added them to the sections with some embellishments. I stamped a ric rak stamp down and across to divide the sections.
For my card I decided to do my favorite Season - Autumn. I love the colours and smells of Autumn. I have used an unknown make unmounted stamp of a squirrel and an oddment of some leaf background paper. Letters from a pre printed alphabet I had hanging around spell out the word Autumn.
Chrissie, Den, Hilda
Cynthia, Dawne, Cathy,
Adele, Anesha, Ann W, Tina
Wendy, Wheezies, Tanja
Sharon, Susan, Susie
PinkSunshine, Richelle, Sam, Sammee
Nessy, Phree, Natalie
Kathleen, Leona, Malie, Milli.