Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Before I tell you about this weeks challenge I would like to let you know about our current DT call. You can find all of the info on this post! We can't wait to see all of your wonderful layouts!
This week we have a great sponsor, Squiggle Stamps! Please be sure to stop by the Squiggle Stamps store and check out all of the beautiful designs.
One lucky participant will win a gift voucher for 15 pounds from the Squiggle Stamps store!
The challenge this week is a recipe...use tearing, large title, stripes and at least one stamp! You can use more but your layout must contain these items!
Please check out the design teams beautiful layouts before you run off to create!
Friday, March 26, 2010
We are looking for at least 4 more talented people to join our fabulous team!
The term will be for 6 months (April 30th-October 31st). You will need to submit one page a week based on the challenges that you will receive ahead of time. I try to give them out at least a month in advance so that you can work ahead if you wish. Of course we all know that life gets in the way at times and that is okay too. I just ask that you let me know as soon as possible if you are going to miss. You will also need to submit one tutorial during your term.
You will also need to leave some love to those who play along with us. We all love comments so we like to spread the love!
You will be working with your own supplies mostly. I am sorry that I can not offer you supplies each month but occasionally our sponsors do offer some fabulous goodies for the design team to play with.
All you need to do is send the following to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with DT CALL in the subject line by April 17th. I will be announcing the new members the following week!
1. A short bio
2. 3-5 of your favorite layouts featuring stamping, after all that is what we are all about here!
3. A link to your blog if you have one
4. A list of current and past design teams you may be on...no worries if you have never been on a design team...we would love to discover some fresh new talent!
We would also love for you to play along with our upcoming challenges if you get a chance. This will give us a chance to see a little more of your work!
Good luck everyone! I can't wait to see what you all submit!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
This week we are offering our 2nd tutorial by our very own Cariena Basson, be sure to check the previous post for it. Let us know what you think!
Someone will win 4 digis of their choice from Ellephantastic!
Now lets see what the design team came up with!
We hope you will take a little time to play along with us this week. Be sure to link your new creation here by Friday, March 26th at 11pm EST! Happy Crafting!
Next I added the letters from Heide Swapp’s Alphabet mask, spelling the title for my page. I am not going to use it as a MASK in the same manner, but as a STENCIL!! You can trace the words with a pencil, or, as I was going to paint them black, I used a black pen.
Here you can see what it looks like when I removed the mask. Now I am going to paint it with a thin paint brush to get the detail and my Black Paint dabber.
Here is a close up of the painting being done
And here my word is finished! I have to tell you – I was tempted to use the original mask as the title ( the masks are about the price of a sticker sheet of alphabets) but then I decided to go the proper route!!. You can, of course, use them as a sticker.
Next some embossing. I am using one of my favorite Tim Holtz flourishes, together with Distress Embossing Powder and the Distress Embossing Ink. The reason I am using these powders is because I like the distressed look for this page, with the painting being all distressed and a bit messy. I am using Black soot, Denim and Broken China – all spread over the stamped image.
Just a tip – remember to use your anti-static pad to make sure no stray powders land on your layout!
And this is the result of the embossing. I spread the colors on the image, so that you can get all of them onto the flourish.
And this is my finished layout. I just want to point out, that from a cost point of view, this layout cost me the piece of paper, the Cloudy Blue Dabber and Broken China Embossing powder( which was an indulgence – I did not have to do that to achieve my effects) and the photo. I had everything already in my stash – and it just goes to show – you CAN scrap and not spend a fortune!
My challenge to you this week would be to use either a mask (in any shape and size) or any form of embossing – dry, heat, wet – you name it, on your layout!! JUST CREATE and remember to use a STAMP!!!!
Tutorial by Cariena Basson
Saturday, March 13, 2010
This week we have Glue Dots as our sponsor again! I don't know about you but I love Glue Dots! I use them for everything! Someone will win 2 Dot n' Go runners!!
This week we have a Pencil Lines sketch for your inspiration! I love this sketch and there is so much you can do with it! Any interpretation of the sketch is fine as long as we can see the just of it on your layout! Of course you need to use at least one stamp as well!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Did you all think we forgot? Well I almost did...sorry about that! Stay tuned for a new challenge tomorrow and this weeks winner!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
This week's challenge is all about Musical Inspiration. We want you to use a song title or lyrics in your page creation.
Our sponsor this week is Sew Many Cards and Jeri has generously offered 5 images of winners choice. Wowza!!