Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Stamp N Plus July Challenge
I can't believe we are starting our second Stamp N Plus challenge already. Thanks to all of you who participated in the first one. It was exciting to see all that talent and creativity right there in black & white :) To check out the winners , visit the Stamp N Plus blog.
This month's challenge is Anything Goes. This is the last month where you can enter without using a SNP stamp. The DT went all out to show you a small part of the selection of stamps SNP has to offer. Be sure to check out their cards.
I chose to feature this funky shoe stamp which you can find here. I love the detail in this stamp...lots of opportunity to go crazy with colour! Prismacolor pencils were used to bring this shoe to life. Then the image was fussy cut, matted on black, and again on white cardstock to set it off against the busy background.
The background pieces were all mounted on black cardstock as well since they were close in colour and needed to be "outlined". All came from my scrapbox...yup, still digging in there. The stitching on the left side was done with black embroidery floss through holes made with a piercer. The sentiments were written on the computer with faux stitching doodled on the tag and tiny brads added to the other word strip. The final touches were a bit of black satin ribbon on the tag and some flat back pearls in opposite corners of the card front.
I hope this card gives you your daily dose of colour...kind of like sunshine. It certainly gave me mine.
Thanks for visiting. I hope to see your creation linked to this month's challenge. I just love to see what you've been doing.
Life is good; so is art.