Good Morning! Stacey Michaud and I are on the blog today with a new Tuesday challenge! I loved the stamp sets that were included in the new collections and wanted to challenge myself to use them a little differently. Stacey and I decided to challenge ourselves to create a customized stamped background on our projects and we are challenging you to do the same!
Here are two cards that I created. On the first one, I used the Autumn Spice acrylic stamps and used the circle outline stamp in particular. I stamped the circle all over the orange cardstock with an orange ink. This tone-on-tone technique is a simple one to use but I love the subtle effect it gives.
Lily Bee Supplies: Autumn Spice (Acrylic Stamps, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, ABC Stickers).
For my second card, I stamped the word "HAPPY" from the Autumn Spice stamps again repeatedly in straight rows on the upper portion of my card. I then cut three different paper from the 6x6 tablet in a curved shape and placed them on the bottom part of my card. I like how the word "HAPPY" sort of "pokes" out of the top of the papers. I created a quick little banner tag and used the ABC stickers and the "HAPPY" stamp again for my sentiment.
I absolutely LOVE Stacey's take on this challenge! Her customized spider web is just fantastic! Here is what she has to say about the challenge:
I wanted to document how my kiddos reuse their costumes again and again all year round. Since it was a Halloween layout, I decided to create a custom-made spider web. I first used the dotted line stamp from the Christmas Cheer collection to make an X and then added in more diagonal lines. To create the in -between lines seen in spider webs, I place the heart stamp from the Persnickety collection on a curve. I simply used ink only on the specific number of hearts needed to connect to both diagonal lines. I placed red brads on all intersecting lines to give the whole web some pop. The colors of the Autumn Spice collection are perfect for Halloween layouts!
Lily Bee Supplies: Autumn Spice (Paper: Nutmeg, Vanilla, Brown Sugar; Mixed Cardstock Stickers, ABC Cardstock Stickers, Index Journaling Cards), Christmas Cheer (Clear Stamps), Persnickety (Clear Stamps)
And now it's your turn! Create a layout using this challenge and upload it to our Flickr gallery to be entered to win a fabulous prize package at the end of the month!
There are just a few rules to keep in mind:
1. Your layout must use at 70% Lily Bee products.
2. Post your layout to our Flickr Gallery here to be eligible for monthly Designer's Choice Challenge prize drawing!
3. Be sure to title your post "October Designer's Choice Challenge" along with the date of the challenge, October 16, so we can find it easily.
4. Deadline - October 31, 2012, Midnight MST
5. Winners will be announced Friday, November 7, 2012