It's the first Sunday of the month so time for our new challenges at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Stamping Sensations. Our themes for this month are 'Favourite Stamps' and 'Any Celebration' and our prizes come from Chocolate Baroque and Craft Stash.
Chocolate Baroque are back at The Craft Store this Friday 6th August at 9am and 1pm when Lesley will be showcasing some old favourite Christmas stamps and brand new ones from artwork by Fiona Randall, there are something really different so do tune in or set to records.
Choosing a favourite stamp is always difficult as like most of us favourites change as new goodies come along. But what never changes with me is my love of floral stamps and in particular Poppies. So as CB released the gorgeous Polygon Poppy last month that is my current favourite and features on both the top creation and the card further down.
My Stamping Sensations creation uses a new as well as my very first AALL and Create stamp set which was a Birthday present from my good friend Tracy who knows exactly what I like, thank you so much. It's a huuuuuge stamp, even larger than my Timmy stamp platform so for my first couple of makes I used just sections of the main stamp along with the large worker stamp which I love equally as it has numbers and text which always make me happy on inky cards.
I started with an oxide background in greens and oranges, stamped the Poppies onto a piece of card inked with Crackling Campfire, cut out and fixed onto the base and then did the same with the leaves. Next I stamped some more numbers, circles, 'splats' and text down the edges. Some white splatters and computed generated sentiment printed onto a pice of matching inked card.
My second creation using Polygon Poppy is (for me) verging on CAS, the image stamped in black, some of the worker stamps from the set added to extend the image, Poppies coloured, some numbers added in red to carry the colour and a spotlight embellishment which has a clear epoxy 'glass'.
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