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Friday, 15 September 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 15 September 2017

  Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog. 

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "FALL/FALL COLOURS/PUMPKINS".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "make your own background".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 I have made a mixed media project using a card mount photo frame and stand I bought a while ago.  I made my own background for both the mount of the photo frame and for the backing for the images.

For this project a new image to the store I found was perfect - the seahorse digital stamp.  It comes in a set along with a ladybug digital stamp and a dragonfly digital stamp.  I coloured the images in with my Promarkers, highlighted areas with my Crafter's Companion clear overlay sparkle pen and fussy cut the images out.

For the frame I used my Dutch Doobadoo texture paste and a Dutch Doobadoo stencil to apply texture around the frame.  Once dried I painted on my Imagination Crafts Starlight  Metallic Blue Paint all over the frame, down the sides and on the underside a bit.  Once this was dried I used my Imagination Crafts Starlight Metallic Rich Gold Paint and stippled the paint on with a piece of sponge/scourer using the scourer side.

For the background card I used Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China and Salty Ocean distress inks and rubbed over the colours in various areas.  I then I used various seaside/texture themed stamps using the same tonal ink pads and stamped around the backing paper.  I then stamped the fish again, coloured in with Promarkers, fussy cut and decoupaged onto the backing card for some dimension.

I typed up the sentiment at the top and the names at the side (which I have whitened out for the recipients' privacy) in Word and cut out.

The project has been finished with some stamped/coloured in shells, die-cut shells, pearls and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of distress it
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of child's play
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes or option of a recipe - to use flowers, die-cuts, ribbons and pearls or buttons
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of handmade flowers
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and/or punches (dies used for the shells and sentiment banner at the bottom)
Simon Says - It's written in the stars (hope starfish are OK)
Passion for Promarkers - Let it shine (used Crafter's Companion clear overlay sparkle pen on areas of the seahorses and gems)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
QKr Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of Halloween
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Just to give you a "heads up" the October 2017 challenge will be a VERY special challenge.
Yes it is amazing to think that we will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary of the Monthly Blog Challenge on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

As it is our third birthday there will not be just one Monthly Challenge Winner but THREE Monthly Challenge Winners as well as the Artist Choice Award Winner picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

It would be lovely to see you taking part in our challenge in September with the topic of "FALL/FALL COLOURS/PUMPKINS" but make sure you pop back in October for the 3rd anniversary celebrations.

28 comments:

Sheryl said...

Congratulations you are one of this week’s Top Rockers at 613 Avenue Create - don’t forget to pick up your badge from the Top Rocker page.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Blog Anything Goes with the optional theme of Halloween the sponsor is Lacy Sunshine Designs. Hugs Jackie (GDT)

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh this looks absolutely gorgeous Kym. What a great job you have done here. Looks great. Love it.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


Annette Stapylton said...

Back again, and again amazing work here. Looks great.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


Sherri said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love all your background and your beautiful sea horses! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous card, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft & Create challenge. We hope to see you again.
Sherry x - DT for Let's Craft & Create
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

Michelle Windsor said...

This is just gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Jane Proffitt said...

Gorgeous card! Love anything to do with the Sea or Ocean. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Sandra said...

This is so pretty, love the gorgeous background with lots of texture and the seahorses are so fabulous, and the star fish are so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Marie said...

Lovely creation and a magical sentiment to that. Fabby! Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Hayley Warren said...


Beautiful card. Absolutely love the sentiment.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
Crafty-littleangel {Welcome to visit My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great project! I love the background. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

Julie said...

Stunning work Kym, such a fabulous project! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, good luck, Juliexx

coops said...

Wow this is fabulous Kym.I love the seahorses and so much texture and shine.
Thanks again for joining in my `Let it shine` theme this week at PFP :D

The Crafty Den said...

Such a beautiful photo frame Kym. I love the gorgeous images and they are coloured perfectly. The backgrounds look amazing. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for our 'let it shine' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Janice said...

A fabulous sea scene you have created.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Janice DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Jane Savage said...

Wonderful MM project! Great colours and textures!
Thank you for joining us at both The Colour Crazy Challenge and Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

Angela Hoynes said...

Wonderful creation, a project after my own heart. Thank you for joining us at 2CraftyCritterCrazies

Joi at RR said...

Hehhehe - such an adorable way to use that sentiment!! Wonderful! Thanks bunches for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Sure hope you will remember us for our next challenge too! Xj.
TTCRD DT: Joi@RR{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors you used and the mixed media feel of the card. And that sentiment is fabulous! Thanks for playing with LTSCB and Jo's Scrap Shack.

Kaija said...

Fantastic!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

crafty said...

A lovely scene. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede.
Mary

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Another Gorgeous card Kym...Love all the sparkle..Thank you so much for joining us again at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

hester said...

Beautiful card, love the background
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

Shabby Chic Paper Crafts said...

Great job- love the yellow and blue. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Vicki DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Kym


Thanks for join us at
{ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning mixed media project love the texture and different fishes---Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
Carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

Hi just popping back to say--Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
Carol DT x