At Crafty Individuals, the March challenge is already underway.
For this month, Sylvie has chosen the theme, ‘BOXES OF ALL SORTS’. As always, this is open to your own interpretation.
Here are the usual guidelines:
To enter this month’s Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your chosen project, which must include at least one Crafty Individuals product please, then post your Challenge project on your Blog, before the end of the month, and include a link back to the Crafty Individuals Blog.
At the end of the month, Sylvie will choose five lucky participants, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don’t forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid to use until the 10th of April.
Further details can be viewed HERE.
For my own samples for the challenge I knew I wanted to work with one of Crafty Individuals most recent releases, CI-450, Listen To The Trees. This is such a beautiful stamp set and a new direction for CI as it is an A4 stamp sheet. I also knew the dimension of the tree stamps would be suitable for some wooden boxes I had.On each box I wanted to achieve, a textural, bark-like appearanceas though the boxes were fashioned from tree bark and not what they actually were in reality, some very inexpensive, insipid wood boxes.With trees stamped directly onto the lids, after staining, I suppose I was hoping to achieve the appearance of the images being wood-burned.It can be difficult for me to “step away” from the scraps and fragments I like to litter any projects with but I knew I wanted an overall restrained appearance to each box however I just had to ink up the lovely sentiments(which are also Crafty Individuals stamps). Stamping onto bark helps bring a little textural element to each lid.Throughout this month, periodically Jean will share team samples on her Blog and of course you can read further Challenge details over there also.
It would be lovely to see you entering your art for this challenge.
Many thanks for your visit.