Hopefully Blogger has been nice to me and published this scheduled post for me. Right now I'll be sitting down to a much needed brekkie after my works Christmas bash last night (unseasonably late I know!), before heading off on a four hour journey back down to Devon from Kent (my employer's Head Office is in Kent so the other branches travel there from all over the UK).
So, while I'm probably nursing an inevitable hangover (no doubt after a free bar!), I'll introduce this week's challenge over at Less is More. As we have a fifth Saturday this month it's the turn of our Lucky Dip challenge. And as we have Aussie Kylie bringing Happy Little Stampers as our sponsor this month, our theme is...
Feel free to interpret this however you like, just remember to keep your creations clean and simple
I struggled with this challenge for a while as I had nothing Australia themed in my stash like koalas, kangaroos and didgeridoos to name a few, but then an idea popped in my head.......sun, sea, sand and surfing! Obviously you can go off in a completely different direction with how you interpret the challenge if you wish. Here's what I came up with...
I didn't have anything resembling a surfboard so I popped into MS Word, created an elongated oval with two vertical lines going down the centre, printed it on some patterned paper and....voila, one surfboard! I then made a beach scene using a variety of dies. The sky, sea, sand and sun all started from round dies which I then cut using scallop dies to create the layered up scene. I nestled the surfboard in between the sand layers, with the top popped up on 3D foam, then adhered the whole circular scene to the card base slightly overlapping the edge, then trimmed off the excess. I then manipulated the sentiment stamp into a curve on my acrylic block before stamping around the curve. I'm actually really pleased with how this one turned out as I was having brain block for days before this idea materialised!
- Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Sweet Day
- Dies: MFT Die-namics - Double Stitched Circles; Clearly Besotted - Scalloped Edges Die Collection; X-Cut - Nested Circles
- Coloured Cardstock: Papermania - Capsule Solid Cardstock; Neenah - Desert Storm
- Stamp: Happy Little Stampers - Mix Mash
- Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #105 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #156 - Punches and/or Dies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #343 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - January Challenge - Anything Goes with a Die(s)
So, get your thinking caps on and we would love to see your creations in our gallery this week.
Bye for now