I do love the challenges over at the Stampotique Designers Blog.
Corrie is our hostess for todays challenge and here is what she's said:
Today it is my turn to host the Challenge and I would like you to use book text. This is such a versatile material and when I get a bit stuck, I regularly reach for an old book to use the pages. I think everybody has an old book or magazine lying around to use. I can't wait to see what you come up with, but most of all have fun creating !!!
I am also entering this card into the latest Speed Challenge which has a theme of using ink sprays or spritzers.
I am really pleased as i won The Speed Challenges first ever challenge and am happy to display the winners badge. There were only two of us who entered so also won the top three badge, a lovely moment even it was won by default lol.
PLEASE come on over and join in the fun at BOTH of these wonderful challenges, hope to see you there.
Corrie’s challenge to use book pages was the spark i needed to create my card for the Speed Challenge also, here are my supplies but i did add to them.
I die cut both the doily die from Sizzix from a book page and the Tattered Lace flowers die before the stopwatch was set, i learned from last weeks challenge it took three minutes out of the ten just to die cut, didn’t want to lose time again.
Here is the lovely Linda looking out from between the flowers.
Spritzed the background using Cosmic Shimmer Mint Green and Midnight Blue sprays.
Added Pan Pastels to the book page doily, adhered it to the page and then sealed the page.
Stamped a Fluid Motion stamp from Inkadinkado from 2008 on the background of the central circle using Dark Orange Artiste ink pad from DoCrafts, then stamped Linda from Stampotique looking out from the page to wish you a Happy Birthday.
The Tattered Lace die was a freebie from one of their magazines i got cheap at a craft show. This was die cut from a mop up page from using Dylusions ink sprays.
Added a line of washi tape along the bottom of the card to ground the flowers.
Managed to stamp inside the card too.
All this was done in
Just inside the challenge time.
I added the lines around the flowers and Linda’s circle after the time limit as i sat looking at it and it needed something to bring depth to the page. This took around an extra two minutes.
The card you see is the twelve minute version, hope this is ok.
So two challenges with one card, hope you have enjoyed your visit today and am looking forward to any comment you might have time to leave.
Thanks for dropping by.