Sunday, 5 June 2016

June's challenge at Stamping Sensations

Good Morning! It is the first Sunday of the month and time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations. Our Theme is Feature a Creature and we are sponsored by Be Creative. Your creatures can be furry, have wings, have 6 legs, eight legs or no legs if you like! They can be real or mythological (Everyoneloves a unicorn, lol) - it really is up to you.
 The usual rules apply, you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you we are a stamping challenge and stamping must be the focal/predominant element of your work. Conventional rubber/acrylic stamps and digital images are acceptable, but pre-coloured digital images and toppers are not.
 For my card I used a Crafty individuals stamp, CI-225. I stamped the image on to silk art card with Archival ink and coloured with distress markers and a water brush.The background layer was stamped with Inkylicious old wood floor stamp and memento rich cocoa ink.  the backing papers come from the Be Creative Natures Portrait paper pad. The lacy border down the paper is also from Be Creative.
'What is the prize?' I hear you ask. You get a big stash of the new wonder crystals and embossing powders, in fact some brand new colours that Justin and Gordon have been busy creating! Take a look on the Hochanda Website and Once Upon a Stamp's Website for Be Creative goodies.
Do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at all the fantastic creations by my lovely teamies. There are some absolute stunners again this month! Hope you get the chance to join in and I'll look forward to seeing all your lovely creations!
As this post goes live I am off to Doncaster Dome for Stamp Magic and a chance to spend some birthday money! Sadly I am going alone as Lynne hasn't been able to come down due to a nasty virus. I have her shopping list though, and  I am also going to select some blog candy, because after all of Mr Blogger's shenanigans, I now have 300 followers again! Come back soon for more details. Hope your Sunday is a good one!
Thanks for looking!


brenda said...

That backing paper is the perfect backdrop for the theme and lovely Owl stamp Sally.

Have a lovely Sunday and enjoy your day at Doncaster.

B x

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card, Sally! Love that owl stamp and the colours you've used. Wish I was coming to Doncaster. :-( Hope you have a great time. x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

The Owl is such a beautiful stamp and he works just perfectly with the stamped wooden background. The lace border is very pretty too. Hope you enjoyed Doncaster. I bet it was really busy with it being advertised on Hochanda. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Sally, I love the owl stamp and your colouring, gorgeous background paper, what pretty lace too, Kate x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Sal a truly beautifully coloured card.. love the owl stamp the detail is amazing! wonderful!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

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Viv's Visuals said...

Fab owl stamp Sally and a great card!

Barb said...

A really lovely card Sally. What a beautiful owl stamp and a lovely colour combination. Barbxx

Valerie Nolan said...

Lovely card Sally fab stamp!
Val x

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Tracy said...

Hi Sally
Fabulous creation, fitting paper for your image and design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wies said...

Beautiful card ! Love the owl stamp.

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW fabulous card, I love this owl stamp.