Hello and welcome!
It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's the start of a new challenge at Stamping Sensations. We have a nice and easy theme again this month, Stamp Something for Spring. And if you need some more inspiration, you can use Brenda's pretty photo collage below to get you started.
We have a really nice mixed media bundle made up of things from Oakwood Archer and then there will be a second prize of some pretty silhouette stamps for a second winner.
Here is Brenda's inspiration piece if you need some help to get you started for spring crafting:
I took inspiration from the beautiful Magnolia blossoms and used my Magnolia stamp from Penny Black - The Unfolding - to make my card. It is one released a few years back so it's not as widely available anymore but one of my favorite brushstroke stamps.
Using a stamp platform I inked up the blossom with various Distress inks. Originally I wanted a more pastel flower (and card) but my Spun Sugar ink barely showed up so I kept adding more inks and this is the end result. Then I used the brick background stamp from Penny Black around the blossoms stamped with Vintage Photo ink. The postmark/butterfly on the bottom right and script stamping on the top are part of Penny Black's Gathering Together stamp, also stamped with Vintage Photo ink.
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The sentiment from Penny Black's set Blooming Sentiments was stamped directly onto the card using Versafine Onyx ink. Thought the bottom of the card needed something black as well so I used an old cross stitch stamp along the bottom border to complete the card.
Before adhering to the card base I inked the edges with green distress inks.
Here is a peek at our wonderful prizes for this month. To play along for your chance to win be sure to link up your new springtime creation at Stamping Sensations. As the name suggests, we are a stamping challenge so stamping does need to be the focal point of the card.
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I am sharing with these challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB stamps opt. bright colors // Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act // Little Red Wagon - Blossom, Bricks // The Crafting Challenge - Spring // Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Feminine //
Always Anything Goes:
Taylor Made Cards 4 U // 613 Avenue Create opt. twist watercolor // Creative Moments // Through The Craft Room Door // The Corrosive Challenges // A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Classic Design Challenge * // Crafts Galore Encore // DL.Art Linky Challenge // Love to Craft // QKR Stampede // The Creative Crafters // World Wide Open Design Team Challenge // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends //