Friday, 3 February 2017

Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge February - Take a Stamp

Morning everyone,

It's Craft Stamper Take It Make it Challenge time, and February's theme is simply take a stamp.

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We also choose a Design winner, who gets publication in Craft Stamper Magazine, a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and a winners profile.The winners profile is a stand alone blog post, showcasing the style and work of the winner.

You can read the guidelines over on the main blog along with the challenge HERE.

My DT inspiration piece is a journal page, with a little bit of fun added.  Sometimes I like to do my journal pages on separate paper, and then either glue them into a journal, or maybe even cut them up and use pieces in other pages.

This started with a prussian blue wash, leaving white area's of my page, and then coming in with a dry brush in the same direction but only in area's.  It took on a denim kind of feel, worn and old. I then added stencilling in titanium white and pyrrole red, and stamping in carbon black and pyrrole red.

The skull was stencilled in carbon black, I love this stencil, one of my faves.  I stamped two little scrolls onto spare card I'd painted, and cut round them to make the moustache.  

It turned out quite a manly page, you could adapt this for a fun card quite easily too.  

Hope you like it, don't forget to hop across to the Challenge, and see the rest of the DT's inspiration. 

Happy Crafting,


Products Used:
DecoArt Media: Fluid Acrylics, Carbon Black, Titanium White, Prussian Blue Hue, Pyrrole Red.
DecoArt/Andy Skinner Stencils: Code Breaker, Day of the Dead, Industrial Elements.
Stampendous/Andy Skinner Stamps: Toxic, Steampunk, Curiosity.


  1. This looks so cool .... great journal page xx

  2. The colors and texture look great, however I still don't understand the why skulls are so popular now days. Can you help me to understand this current fascination?

    1. Hi Cynthia, thank you. I can't speak for anyone else, but I simply love skulls and most other weird stuff! x

  3. Fab background for the cool skull! Fun too with the moustache added! xxx

  4. Love the background and my fav skull too - fab 'tashe xx

  5. Awesome project! Love the colours and also the scull.


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