Welcome to a new month and new challenges for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts, if you didn't get the chance to join in last month's challenges these could be the ones for you.
At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'All Creatures Great & Small' I chose to use a stamp from our very kind sponsor called On Safari (CI-390). I created a background using Distress Inks, then stamped the image over the top, I coloured my image and grass with Water coloured pencils. The border was stamped using a tribal border stamp, a freebie from the Creative Stamping magazine. I added a Sentimentally Yours sentiment and then left it at that as I felt it really didn't need anything else
We have sponsorship this Month from
Crafty Individuals with a very generous prize of a £25 voucher
And of course, the Design Team have created some stunners to inspire you. Please do pay them a visit to their individual blogs - it means a lot to know you appreciate their efforts.
And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'In The Garden' It would be nice if you could use a Penny black stamp but if not anything that ties in with our Garden theme is fine.
I chose the image as it's so cute, I coloured it with Distress Inks so I could match the image to the background which is created using Distress Oxides. I did the Bokeh effect on my background then overstamped with Lavinia Poppies and Meadow Grass. I loved this background so much I intend to make a card using the same design without a focal image on top.
We have prizes from Penny Black and Blade Rubber Craft
Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.
Stamps - Crafty Individuals - On Safari - CI-390, Sentimentally Yours sentiment, Penny Black - 1446J - Garden Visit, Pink Fresh Studios sentiment, Lavinia - Wild Poppies, Meadow Grass,
Colouring Mediums - Derwent Charcoal Pencils, Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair, Faber-Castell Aqua Pencils, Distress inks,
Thank you for popping by my blog.
Two lovely cards Tracy, the PB hedgie is beautifully coloured but it's those Elephants that steal the show today, your colouring makes them so lifelike and I don't think I've ever seen that CI stamp before anywhere.
Love how you used the stamps on your first card, so effective. What a sweet second card, with a lovely stamped and inky background too.
Two gorgeous makes Tracy xxx
Two really super creations Tracy, super elephant images and like the use of the lovely grey background.
A really lovely image and a nice contrast with the lovely bright and beautiful background.
Two beautiful cards Tracy. The tribal surrounding is a perfect match for the elephants and you gave them a perfect background.
The second PB one is adorable, the stamp is just so cute! You made a perfect background for it too.
Lovely cards, fabulous elephant card;-))m
Two beautiful cards Tracy!
Two wonderful cards, Tracy! I love them both! Your inky backgrounds are perfect!
Both are beautiful
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