Friday, 7 November 2014

Craft Stampers Take it Make it Challenge ...Christmas Images using non Christmas stamps!

 Yeah . . . Friday at last!
Time to share my design team project for
and the technique this month is

Time to root around your stamp stash that isn`t a Christmas stamp and turn them into an image that is Christmas themed.
So, for example.... using a circle stamp to make a Christmas Tree shape, turn an oval shaped stamp into a penguin (not strictly Christmas, penguins, but you see where I'm coming from?!) Oval stamps could be Christmas lights, A tree branch stamp could be used as reindeer antlers, a triangle shape could become holly leaves.....etc etc etc..
Stamps you have created yourself are allowed, so carving that perfect oval shape to give you the size you need etc would be a great idea?
If you get really stuck, the easiest things would most likely be circles for a snowman or a square for a present, but I'm betting on some really creative ideas coming out of this theme!
My choice of stamp was the large scribbly circle stamp on the right from the
 stitched and tied unmounted rubber stamp set
by
Paper bag studio  
to create 
my little red robin red breast.
How did it come about . . . 
Just take a look at your stamps and let your imagination wander . . . a little like looking at clouds in the sky and imagine them to be faces, animals, angels, storks, witches, dinosaurs . . . 
YES 
I do see all these amazing things in the clouds, lol!
{ as a child our mum would play the cloud game to pass away the time and it`s stuck} 
Once my chosen stamp had leaped out at me and hollered
"ROBIN, ROBIN "
all that was needed was to create my background -
first up a quick coat of Gesso all over . . 
adding some sparkle with Metallic Pan Pastels . . 
time to get that stamp inky using a permanent ink pad . . .
a little smooch of watercolour paints to bring him to life . . .
ending with a little doodle doo and some words printed out from the computer.

What a joy he was to create and will be looking at my stamps as if looking at the clouds!

We can`t wait to see what you all create and remember to check out the rest of the
 projects 
EXPECT
to be
 wowed!

As always we have a fabulous sponsor this month 
and the prize
I am looking at them with new eyes and can see soooo many ways to use them!!!

Plus
the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yes, the winning entry will appear in the UK's number one stamping magazine!
AND: The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!


So please come join in the challenge with us, we would love to hop along to your blog and see your beautiful creations!

Till next time
thank you so much for looking
big hugs
xoxoxo

8 comments:

Linda said...

How cute is this little guy ...... I love him! xx

Julie Cassidy said...

Great card lovely texture and colours xxx

Anneke said...

Love your take, awesome card!

Anneke said...

Page of course :)

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab robin.xxx

Ellie Knol said...

You really had your thinking cap on when creating this, LOVELY idea to use the circles to create the bird!

Gez Butterworth said...

CLEVER! Really love your robin Tracy. He's the cutest ♥♥

butterfly said...

Such an inventive use of the stamps - the robin is adorable, and again with that gorgeous background!
Alison xx