Friday, 22 June 2012

**Cybercrop Challenge 1** STAMP YOUR FEET

Our first challenge for the weekend entitled STAMP YOUR FEET!
Time to dig out your much loved stamps and put them to use on a new project for this weekend. You can stamp on a layout, maybe with alphabet stamps for a the title or a stamped image, or if you prefer stamp on a card or a tag and share it with us here. For each of the challenges this weekend we will bring you some design team projects illustrating how they interpreted the challenge. Feel free to use these to inspire you as well.

Example by Ann
I don't automatically reach for the ink when stamping but lately find myself using paint more often. It leaves a thicker less than perfect stamp which can be left as it is or jazzed up with stickles or glossy accents to provide a variety of different looks. Here I stamped THOSE in white paint.

Example by Jane
For this challenge I decided to make a card and not only stamp but emboss my stamped design and do a resist technique. I stamped the background with a large Chinese script stamp onto gold card then aged it by applying black ink. For the front stamped image I applied wild honey distress stain to some white card then when it was dry stamped the Chinese characters with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used black ink to cover the whole piece, rubbing back to reveal the stamped image. A wide grosgrain ribbon and a mini origami kimono finished my oriental themed card.

Example by Katherine - The Puffle Story
Many of you might ask what a Puffle is - it is the orange fluffy thing in my sons hands in the picture, and the page documents how we lost and found the treasured Puffle. For this challenge the focus was stamping, so I die cut some circles and stamped in the middle of some of them using Autumn Leaves - Flourishes version 3 and lots of different coloured inks, the papers are Crate Papers Farmhouse range.

The challenge is open until 6pm on Sunday the 1st July 2012 so plenty of time to play along and STAMP YOUR FEET! Why not share your creations below using our inlinkz tool to be in with a chance to win something in our random prize draw? That is our Friday night complete for classes and challenges. See you back here tomorrow morning for more fun and crafting inspiration.