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Monday, 30 August 2010

Artistic Stamper Challenge - August 2010

I have only just come across the Artistic Stamper Challenge - yes I know, where have I been? - and thought I'd enter this door hanger/calendar I have made into their current challenge "something old, something new".  I have used my new chipboard door hanger and pearls and the old is the metallic butterfly which I've had for ages and ages along with some of the fabric flowers which I bought from our Woolworths before it shut down about 18 months ago.

Well, onto how I made the door hanger.  I distressed the chipboard with Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord Distress ink pad for the whole of the hanger and then just added Black Soot to the edges.  I have purposely kept the background very faded and vintagy (if that's a word).  I then used two different Aspects of Design 58 - Fancy Flourishes stamps around the edge of the hanger, the larger flourish in Dusty Concord and the smaller in Black Soot.  I then coloured in my Sweet Pea image with a mixture of Promarkers/Copics, highlighting some areas with Sakura Stardust clear pen.  The hanger is then finished off with some lace, calendar pad, lots of flowers (fabric, Dawn Bibby glitter card flowers and some cherry blossom flowers which I coloured with a purple Promarker), fibres, ribbons, charms, epoxy glitter circles and a glittery wire butterfly.

This hanger also fits the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stampers - Flowers
Magical Monday - Flowers
Shabby Team Room - Old meets new (old, fabric flowers and butterfly, new pearls and door hanger)
Totally Stampalicious - Anything but a card
Pollycraft - Add a little nature
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Layers
Gingersnap - 3 dimensional
On Stitch at a Time - Photo inspiration or girlie or both - mine is hopefully both
Paper Players - Anything goes stamping
Paper Jewels - Ribbon and flowers
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
My Partner in Crime - Let's try vintage
Stamping Vacation - Very vintage
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 Challenge - I've gone for (1) anything with a bit of blue on it (image) (2) metal embellishment (butterfly) (3) image with a hand on it
Creatilicious - Vintage
Dutch Dare - Vintage Summer
Paper Cutz - Use metal on your project
Sarah Hurley - Monochrome
Lili of the Valley - Dotty about circles
Flourishes - Lace
Let's Ink it Up - Anything goes plus a hint of yellow 
Pocket Full of Posies - Winged things
Flutter by Wednesday - Anything goes
Rainbow Lady's - Sparkle and shine
Wild Orchid Challenge - Make it sparkle
Stamp and Create - Flowers.


Hels Sheridan said...

Lovely art hun, thanks for joinin in with the Artistic Stamper CT challenge... a new one on Weds :O))

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun!! I love the image, your flowers & everything just fits together perfectly
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT & joining in with our first challenge at CES
hugs shell xx

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun project! So cute! Love all the flowers and that sassy image. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

Love crafts forever said...

Very beautiful project. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nat.

Lisa Jane said...

Pretty door hanger - thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week
Lisa ;)

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Awesome hanger you've made!
Love the colour!!!
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
Hugs, Marit.

SuzanneK said...

Fabulous use of a door hanger, Love it. Thanks for joining Let's Ink It Up for our first challenge. Hope to see you back again for our next.

Sheena said...

What a fab hanger! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenge! Sheena xx

Rainbow Lady said...

This is a lovely hanger Kym so nice to see something different. Thanks for sparkling with me this week Love Cynthia x

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a pretty girlie door hanger !

Thankyou for sharing it with us at OSAAT. Good luck.

Choccy x

Minxy said...

very pretty, thanks for playing along with the ASCT challenge

Always Playing with Paper said...

Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week!
Lesley :)

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is fantastic...love your fun door hanger!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Totally Stampalcious!!

Pops x said...

This is really gorgeous what a sweet image and gorgeous colours, thanks for playing at LOTV this week hugs Pops x

Paddington fan said...

Gorgeous image and colours! Thanks for joining us at O.S.A.A.T this week and good luck in the challenge, love Jacky x

Claire said...

Beautiful work Kym, love it!! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck!!
claire xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gotta love dusty concord!! I love that it has a calendar on it too!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!


Pascale said...

Hi there Kym I love your creation and the flowers look super. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sweet Pea stampers hugs Pascale

Josephine said...

A lovely image and a fabulous result!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Brenda Brown said...

What a great idea and love the colours.
I am glad you came and shared this with us at OSAAT and I hope we see more of your lovely creations soon.
Luv Brenda xxxx

Dawn said...

What a beautiful project, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Jenny said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along at Paper Jewels!!

Distressed Miss said...

Gorgeous project.
Thanks for joining us at Magical Mondays.

Terry said...

Very pretty layers! Love how you put this all together!

LynneForsythe said...

whoo hooo....AMAZING purpleliscious door hanger!!

thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

LynneForsythe said...

whoo hooo....AMAZING purpleliscious door hanger!!

thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

ona_i_ja said...

Your Project is adrobale. I love your colours and flowers.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time this week and Let's Ink It Up. Good Luck!


Pat Garvin said...

Great door hanger. Thanks for playing with Let's Ink It Up.

Teri said...

Woah - just a couple of challenges then! LOL
Fabulous project hun, loads of lovely flowers! Thanks for playing along at SPS this time. Hope to see you next time too.
Teri x

jaydee said...

Fabulous door hanger, Kym. Very creative.
Thank you for joining the Paper Players Anything Goes challenge this week.

Lynsey said...

What a beautiful door hanger!Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x
P.s I have some candy on offer if you get chance to stop by my blog.

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Beautiful work! The door hanger looks fab! Thank you for playing with us over at PFOP and good luck!X

bosenberries said...

Such a pretty creation!! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Heidi said...

Another beautiful calendar project! Thank you for playing along with the Stamp and Create Flower Challenge, again :-)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! Love the purple and all the flowers. Thanks for joining the Stamp and Create flower challenge this month.

Annie said...

a gorgeous creation! thanks for joining us on Magical Mondays.
hugs, annie x

PapierGirl said...

Cute door hanger/calendar! I love the colors and all the pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card! I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Magical Monday Challenge! We have another fun one this week...Lace! We hope you can play along again.
Magical Monday Challenge DT

Linda Ledbetter said...

Kym, this is truly gorgeous. I LOVE those colors! Thanks so much for joining the 3d Challenge at Gingersnap Creations!