It is time for a new challenge theme over at Crafty Individuals. For the month of May the theme is “Anything Goes“.
Here are some words from Jean:-
This is pretty much open to all of you out there then, providing you have a CI product somewhere in your stash, and we hope lots of you will join in, and link in a new make, or even a favourite older make that we maybe haven’t seen till now! The only rule is that it must feature at least one Crafty Individuals (CI) product somewhere within.
At the end of the month we will set about choosing 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 June.
Go for it, and enjoy the challenge x
For my team sample I dipped into the following stamps:-
I made this before I received the new CI-453 or I would have inked that stamp up instead. Crafty Individuals trees have to be my absolute favourites, they surely have the most beautiful tree stamps, adding to the collection all the time.
The panel, 4.5 x 9″ (a That’s Crafty Alterable Surface) was one of many when I had a play around trying to create an almost faux bark texture. Sometimes it can seem, what’s the point when 99.9% will be covered up but isn’t that just the way we all roll! We probably spend as much time on the base layer as we do the complete artwork!
The stained papers were in the main, found papers such as re-cycled packing paper and I also stained calico.I wanted the main stamped panel to look as though it was a discarded piece of paper (not that I am condoning litter louts), possibly found during a country walk.Those sweet little cones were from Dorthe, they were just the perfect touch for this panel.
The touches of mica is a Golden product. The panel is quite dark and foreboding as though from deep within a forest but I wanted an essence of light, as though sunlight was peeking through the canopy and bouncing off the dew on the undergrowth of the forest floor.Visit the Crafty Individuals blog for further details on joining this challenge and also to view team samples.
Many thanks for your visit.