Sunday, 27 January 2008

Introducing......The Sunday Stampers

Hello Everyone!

Today marks the launch of a brand new "Challenge" that I have decided to run. It is called The Sunday Stampers and is basically a challenge that will be set once a week on a Sunday - I reckon you will have sussed that out already though :O))

Here are the bits of info that you will need:-

This "Challenge" is to make either a card, Tag or ATC using inks and rubberstamping.
You can use any kind of ink; Alcohol, Distress, Chalk etc and the style of the piece you are making must have an inky technique and you must use rubberstamping too. The piece you make can include lots of different elements such as Grungeboard, Ribbons, Fibres, Brads ....anything you like really :O))

Each Sunday I will post a new theme for the Challenge and sometimes there will be an extra thing to do also.

Here is a card that I have made for the first theme which is "LOVE". I have decided on this theme as I love all things inky, stampy and messy really and hope that lots of people join in this challenge and have lots of fun. I first of all took a nice sized square card and cut a mat using gold mirri card. I then took a piece of plain cream card and used Fired Brick Distress Ink to colourize it. I spritzed with Glimmer Mists and also plain water to achieve a mottled background effect. I used a piece of "Ancient Gold" paper for the top of the card and stamped a PaperArtsy heart stamp from a Pierot Plate for background detail. Next I took Grungeboard "Elements" shapes - using the heart, wings and the crown. I painted the wings with Pearl Adirondack Dabbers, I painted the crown with Gold Adirondack Dabbers and then used Fired Brick Distress ink to colour the heart. Once the paints had dried I used my finger to smudge gold paint over the shapes to add a little touch to the colours I had used. I also used a little bit of sandpaper to distress the shapes too. To achieve the stripey look I rubbed the edge of some mountboard over a Walnut Stain inkpad and then streaked this over the distressed card. I took another piece of plain Grungeboard to make the message piece, inked it with Fired Brick, spritzed with Gold Glimmer Mist and then stamped the word LOVE onto it using Versafine Sepia ink. I added a couple of screwhead brads and a bit of organza ribbon for decoration.











Once you have made your card/tag/ATC, please can you upload your creation to your own Blog or PhotoBucket, make a comment on this post and add a link to your page so we can all have a look at your brilliant work of art and also....please can you let me know if you have enjoyed making it too :O))

Have fun and thanks for taking part.

Hugs Hels xx

33 comments:

Mee said...

Stunning card! I'd like to give the challenge ago please, I think I've got the general idea of what I need to do, if not I'm sure you will let me know.

Hels said...

Excellent!! Have fun...if you need me, just give me a shout hun, am sure you won't though:O))

Linda Elbourne said...

Great Card Hels - and Great challenge too - Am off to have a go XXX

Anonymous said...

hi Hels I have actually slightly cheated, the card i have made was made for Hubbys Birthday, its on the front page of my bucket, heres the link
http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h187/sage6/

hope its ok and promise when I do others I will try not to cheat lol love Andrea xx

Hels said...

Thanks Andrea hun, if anyone else wants to see Andrea's fab work can you highlight her link and then paste it into your search engine.
Fab card BTW :O))
Hugs xx

Shaz said...

Excellent card Hels!!!!! and what a fab idea :-) will try and join in but have a busy week this week with family things going on xxxxx

craftyscot said...

great idea Hels, cannot wait to have a go :0)
x

Linda Elbourne said...

My effort is in Hels ... and yes I did enjoy myself - Ta! Will try and have another go later in the week. BGTY XXX

Hels said...

Thanks Linda, this is a fab ATC hun...hugs xx

Bee said...

mine's done too Hels, enjoyed this one and looking forward to more. It's on my blog at
http://nannabeeshive.blogspot.com/

xxxxx

Hels said...

Thanks Bee, it is beautiful hun xx

Jozza said...

What a great idea. I'm going to try and do this hun. Need to use my paperartsy love stamps :-) will lwt you know when I've done it. Yours is gorge by the way xxx

daisy said...

Well if Andrea can cheat, so can I.

This is my Recipe for Love Tag, made on Thursday :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Hels this is my first ever attempt at a challenge so please be kind not sure if I got it right as I did more stamping than inking
The large heart was sprayed with wild plum and raisin colour wash and cut out on my cricut then put through my cuttlebug. I used black stazon for the stamping using stamps by Aud and Autumn leaves
hope the link works
Craftyjoy

IMG]http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g54/Jude84/scan0716.jpg[/IMG]

RachelP said...

Have had a go at this hope the link works ok. I used a Crafty Individuals stamp for the main image -embossed with gold embossing powder and coloured in heart in red marvyleplume pen. Stamped Linda Luckin's heart stamp on main red card and embossed in gold. Stamped words in black versafine and mounted with 3d foam on card. RachelP
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n238/Rachelp_04/Sunday%20challenge/Love-SundayChallenge.jpg

craftyscot said...

Mine is in my blog now- hope it's alright. Used my new PA stamps :0)

Mee said...

I've done it! it's here:


http://mypaperprojects.blogspot.com/

Angie C said...

I've done a card and an ATC - both very basic. They are on my blog http://angiec-crafting.blogspot.com/2008/01/pinkles-challenge.html

Hels said...

WOW!!! thank you all for joining in....firstly, I have not been able to get here for a couple of days and how lovely it was, coming in and seeing all your lovley works of art! I have left messages for you all on your Blogs - Joy and Rachel thank you also for joining in - your creations are beautiful......here's to next Sunday!! :O))

Lesley said...

Great work everyone!! My tag is on my blog! Thanks for the challenge Helen - looking forward to the next one xx

http://themessycrafter.blogspot.com/

Shaz said...

everyone's work is fantastic i have now put mine on my blog too:-)

http://craftylittleblogger.blogspot.com/

Jozza said...

Mine is in my blog now. I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one! xxx

Hels said...

Thank you to Lesley, SHaz and Jo, all your works of art are fabulous....big hugs xx

Karen said...

I really enjoyed having a go at this Hels :) I've done mine and its in my bucket http://karen-welcometomyworld.blogspot.com/

Hels said...

Thanks for joining in Karen...love your card...have left you a message on't Blog xx

Heidi said...

Great card Hels and thanks for the challenge! I have made an ATC and posted it on my blog http://craftinginasmallspace.blogspot.com/

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

I have managed one Hels but have doubled up this week!

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2008/02/xoxo-be-my-valentine.html

Mezza said...

Fab Card Hels
Here's my effort fot Sunday Stampers.



http://bp1.blogger.com/_P5bJfwzzbwA/R6R9TJEfZNI/AAAAAAAAAFc/iPvB6SXTyDY/s320/Love.JPG

Hels said...

Thanks Mez, I love your creation....very pretty xxx

She said...

Better late than never! Here's my link

http://craftyshe.blogspot.com/2008/02/sunday-stamper.html.

I really enjoyed this challenge. xxxx

Hels said...

Thanks for joining in She, your card is lovley and I love the stamp you used ..Hels x

Lydia said...

Finally done mine!!! ^.^

Just putting it on now x

Hels said...

Thank you Lyds...it is gorgeous xxx

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