Sunday 28 October 2012

New format! - October Challenge - Butterflies, Birds and Bees

Welcome to our main Stamp Man blog where we will be hosting our future challenges.

The challenges will now be held monthly from the 1st until the the last day of the month.

We are also changing the way our design team work on the themes and we will be showing their work throughout the month rather than all at the start of the challenge so do call back to see their projects as they are added.

The theme for this challenge is Butterflies, Birds and Bees.

Our final card from our design team for this challenge is by Kim

Kim used:

Stampendous Cling Bird Frame CRP126
Artemio Manuscript Background clear set 10001048
Distress ink pads - Scattered Straw, Iced Spruce and Pumice Stone
Embossing Folder
Background papers from Woodware
Versafine inkpad - Onyx Black
Woodware Flower punches
Leaf punch
Martha Stewart border punch
Gingham Ribbon
Pearls and brads from stash
Thin household bleach
Fine black Micron pen

Our next design team project for this theme is from Siobhan

Siobhan used :
Self Adhesive lace - Woodware
Ideology Glassine paper for crinkled flower
Assorted buttoms and charms

The fourth project to add for our challenge is this fabulous mask altered by Angela, Pages by the Sea

Angela used the following items

Tim Holtz Papilion stamps, Vellum and tissue paper, Clear Embossing powder, Moonglow Embossing - Dessert copper pine, Obsidian Violet, Black archival ink, Tim Holtz Embossing ink - Mustard seed, Dried Marigold, peeled paint and walnut stain,   Napkin collage kit, green gems, paper mask.

Our third card (added 13.10.12)  is from Teamie Zoe, her blog is called This Little Place

Zoe used:

Stampendous CRP147-R Cling Butterfly Post
Stampendous Cling Frantage 2011 - CRP144 I Love Paris

The butterfly from that stamp has been stamped onto vellum which was tinted from behind with Solvent pens.   The background was made using Adirondack dye based ink and ink dusters.  The flowers on the Paris Tag (cut with a TH die and then shortened, the arch at the bottom of the tower has also been cut out with the flowers left trailing) are also coloured with solvent pens.   I used Momento black for my stamping including on the vellum.

The second card from the team (added 8.10.12) is by Lisa O

Lisa used

Distress Inks-Chipped Sapphire, Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy & Tumbled Glass
Lindy's Stamp Gang Blue Glimmer Spritz
Lindy's Stamp Gang Mica Powder mini set-Outback
Tim Holtz Stamps-Papillion
Tim Holtz Sissix Dies-Tattered Florals
Blue Vellum
Card Candy

The first card to show you this time from the team has been made by Sue C

Sue used:
Tim Holtz stamps - Mixed Media; French Marketplace; Fabulouse Flourishes
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry; Peacock Feathers; Seedless Preserves
Ideaology - Foliage

Do visit Sue's blog for more details about her gorgeous card!

Please continue with our challenge rules as before, if you are new to the challenges, then please read our rules, just click on the Challenge Instructions page at the top.

Thank you for joining us with the challenges in the past and we hope you will continue to join us.


  1. Brilliant News now I have more time to join in..... lol! Love Sue's card one of my fav stamps will pop over and have a look at Sue's blog
    Will be back to play later

  2. Excellent, I made a piece for the summer sizzler - hot olours but missed the closing by a day, at least now I'll know how long I have to create a post. I'm looking forward to joining in!

  3. I have promised myself to blog more from now on so I will be back to check on the rest of the teams masterpieces - loving Sue's card Wow colours are lovely Liz

  4. Gorgeus card and wonderful use of stamps and colors.

  5. Just added my link now going to have a look at everyones entries

  6. Just uploaded my tag, it's my first time playing along with you and I'm already looking forward to next month.

  7. Such beautifully colored inspirational pieces! Love the ideas, and other artists' uploads. Am your newest follower. Thanks for the challenge!

  8. First time I've played with you. Love the DT inspiration - thanks for sharing!
    Helen x

  9. What an amazing blog, first challenge and what inspirational DT creations. TFS

  10. Thank you for the fun challenge--my first time playing and so glad to have found you! Fabulous--absolutely STUNNING--DT work! :)

  11. Great challenge and fantastic examples.

  12. Wonderful blog.... lovely to be able to take part!


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