Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.
The week the Design Team have been given the topic of "make your own background".
Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR".
I decided to make a mixed media canvas. I used my very unloved Lyra Watercolour crayons to colour the canvas in various shades of blue to representa a watery background and left to dry overnight. I then used a dotty mask and some Dutch Doobadoo texture paste which I mixed in some Cosmic Shimmer Aqua Lagoon Pixie Powder to make a light blue paste. I then left this overnight to dry and then used a Crafter's Companion Textures Stamp and Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire distress ink and stamped around the canvas.
Here is a close-up of an area that has the background coloured, the texture paste and then the stamped details.
The image that I have used is Ching-Chou Kuik's "Lilies Commitment" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Wink of Stella clear pen and then cut around the image.
The canvas has then been finished off with some cheesecloth, mesh, real shells, die-cut shells/seahorses/greenery, stamped sentiment, pearls and ribbon.
I am entering this mixed media project into the following challenges:
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything goes with the option of pastel colours
Noor! Design UK - Anything goes with the option of chipboard
Crafty Calendar - Punches and/or dies
Delicious Doodles - Beside the Sea
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes mixed media
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Little Claire's Challenge - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - Whatever/anything goes
Come and Get It - Make your own background
Robyn's Fetish - Anything with water
The Corrosive Challenge - Nature/animals
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist to use birds or feathers or both
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Not Just Cards - Colour scheme
Crafting from the Heart - Always anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Summertime (when I think of summer I think of things to do with the seabeach)
Passion for Promarkers - Summer days (when I think of summer I think of things to do with the sea/beach)
Digi Choosday - For the girls
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
As You Like It - Your trademark style and why (I love making CAS cards/projects for those that have to be posted but for those that are hand-delivered or people appreciate the work involved in cardmaking/project making I really prefer/love making more fussy and fancy cards/projects. Yes they can take a long time to plan/execute but they are so worth it)
Cute Card Thursday - Embossing (all the die-cuts I have used have been embossed)
Aud Sentiments - For a girl and sentiment
QKR Stampede - By the seaside
Crafty Catz - Add some bling (pearls for me)
Polkadoodles - Summer (when I think of summer I think of things to do with the sea/beach)
Crafting with Friends - Always anything goes
The East Wind - Photo inspiration
Simply Papercrafts - Always anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes