It's time for our April challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, chosen this time by our Lovely Leanne. The theme's she's picked is ' My Favourite Things' inspired by one of her favourite musicals 'The Sound of Music.' Leanne wanted us to take inspiration from the words in the first verse.
I decided that I would make a tag this time and attach it to my brown paper package, tied up with string. I also used some of the Invisible Image stamps that Leanne kindly sent to me a while ago to add the 'Whiskers on Kittens,' thereby ticking three of the boxes!
I started by stamping and heat embossing in black, a rose stamp by Anna Griffin. I then coloured the rose using Spectrum Noir and Marvy markers. I used three different shades of red to give the rose more depth. As I was making a paler background, I wanted the rose to really stand out.
I masked the rose with a Post-It note before stamping the falling raindrops with Memento Black Onyx and then masking them with drawing gum. Once this was dry, I used my Ink Dusters to give the background it's first layer of Impress Old Rose ink. I then went over it again using a Tim Holtz Flourish stencil. Next, I dusted around the tag with Adirondack Water Melon, then Memento Gray Flannel and finally with Memento Black Onyx. This created a vignette to draw the eye into the main focal image. I finished my tag by erasing the drawing gum and shading the raindrops with a charcoal pencil to make the, pop.
The raindrops and postcard stamp are all by Inkylicious.
We would love you to join us in this challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so please don't use digital images or too many die cuts, just good old fashioned stamping, and lots of it!
My wonderful teamies have made some amazing inspirational pieces so please pop over to their blogs and take a look if you get the chance. All their details can be found here, or at the Fashionable Stamping Challenges web site, along with the rules for the challenge.
We are as always, very generously sponsored by Leo over at Flonz Craft and one lucky random winner will receive a $20 voucher to be used online. There will also be a Top 3 spotlight, chosen by the Design Team,
Wishing you a wonderful day, full of your own favourite things x
I would also like to enter this tag into the following challenges: