We are Neet and Sam and we would like to welcome you to our fortnightly challenge, ‘Artful Times’, where we are offering a variety of challenges to inspire you to create in whichever style or medium of crafting you enjoy. You never know, we might even inspire you to create something out of your comfort zone and try out something new.
Yes like all challenge sites we have rules and guidelines. We hope you will read and follow them, we have Oyster Stamps as our sponsor, and of course, a winner and runner up will be chosen each month. We may also have the occasional guest designer.
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Friday, 22 November 2013
This challenge is to use the colours - lilac and silver and use a wintry stamp. By wintry I mean Christmas also, it does not have to be a scene - rather something to do with the season. Is it cold where you are? We are certainly experiencing wintry weather now with snow on high ground and those chilly winds that make staying indoors all the more inviting.
Afraid I only have one card to show you for inspiration and here it is (sorry it is looking wonky, it doesn't look so in real life - must be the scan):
I stamped the image (Impression Obsession) in black on a piece of card coloured with Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves) and then went over areas with Liquid Applique and a tiny touch of glitter. The poinsettias (Spellbinders) and the Holly (Cheery Lynn) were then cut out in silver mirri card and glitter added to the centre of the flowers. All of these are available from Oyster Stamps.
Well everyone, here's hoping you are having a lovely time, keeping nice and warm and getting ready for the busy period ahead of us. Only 33 days to go .....
Friday, 15 November 2013
Alison for her trio of tags:
And Janny for her card using those beautiful autumnal colours: