....check it out HERE! I was fortunate to be a part of the former Let's Ink It Up challenges run by the lovely Suzanne and was sad (but completely understood why) when she decided to close the doors. Shirl and some of the other ladies have combined their talents to form the challenge blog Fashionable Stamping Challenges and its great that they want us to only use our "real" stamps, no digis are allowed.
The first challenge ends this weekend and is "Anything Goes". My piece, which is now hanging on the wall of the Cubby Hole (this was one of my pieces for the special "summer collaboration") is a deep edged 8x8 canvas which has been gessoed painted with acrylic paints, spritzed and stencilled over.
The little girl is from a Crafty Individuals plate, her expression is just adorable - knows her own mind. She has been coloured with Promarkers and touches of pattered paper added.
The banner of flags were cut from patterned paper and then doodled around with some tiny charms added.
Everything else was stamped onto tissue paper in a mixture of jet black and midnight blue Stazon ink and then carefully adhered onto the canvas. This has fast become one of my fave things to do - I do not seem to have a problem with the fragility of the tissue paper; the tip is to water down your PVA glue. Images were then highlighted with a trusty white gel pen!
I wish the ladies over at Fashionable Stamping lots of success with their new challenge blog, for those interested there is also a DT call!
I am also entering this piece into another challenge blog I have found Everybody Art Challenge,it appealed as it seems to encourage all types of work, e.g. from the cute and whimsy to the more vintage/grungy look which I prefer so I will be keeping my eye on this one - the challenge brief is "Summer"