Hello everyone, Pauline and I are back again with a new challenge for I Spy With My Little Eye taking place right here on my blog! So glad you stopped by today and we'd LOVE for you to join us too!
Just a heads up, for next month only we're going to start the challenge on the 3rd Monday (Sept. 18th) instead of 3rd Wednesday, there is a great reason behind it which we will announce with the next challenge.
We had some wonderful entries over the last 2 months, thank you all for joining us. Be sure to scroll down to the end to see if you were one of our top 2. Remember, the top picks are invited to join us as guest designers in a future challenge!
It's my turn to choose a theme this month and I selected .....
I Spy With My Little Eye....
We all need a maculine card now and then so we hope you'll take on the challenge and join us. Remember, you may share anything crafty, it doesn't have to be a card! As long as it fits the theme and is handmade we'd love to see it!
And here are our shares for your inspiration:
My Card (Ellie)
I love Lavinia fairies but their animal stamps are simply perfect for masculine cards and this was a great opportunity to ink up a couple of their animal stamps.
The inky background was done with an acetate sheet and distress oxide inks spritzed with water then "smooshed" onto the card. (Bundled Sage - all shades of green you see are a result from the Bundle Sage ink pad, Speckled Egg).
The focal point are Lavinia stamps Maka (the wolf) and an owl from the set Brodwin and Maylin. I've done some background stamping with Darkroom Door's Grid stamp, the old script is from Just for Fun Rubberstamps (no longer in business I think), and some ink blotches with an old stamp from Whimsy Stamps and no longer available. I also flicked some diluted Distress Oxide ink onto the background for a little more interest. Sentiments are from the Penny Black Set "Let's Go Wild". I used a Sakura "stardust" gel pen for some highlights.
I'd like to enter my card (above) to the following challenges:
Top Picks from Challenges No. 4 and No. 5 (which was a combined challenge)
Our top picks are below in the order of entry.
No. 53 Lisa S. - Pauline's Pick
Congratulations to both of you! Well deserved recognition! Your top pick logo is above, feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to :)
A few things to remember:
- You may share up to 5 different projects
- You may combine with as many other challenges as you like to
- No fully digital projects please
- Please include a link back to this blog
- Backlinking to a recent post is allowed
- Challenge ends Sunday September 17th