Aug 8, 2014

"Cherish Every Child"

Favourite Technique Challenge

Craft Stamper have a new challenge this month...
you can choose ANY technique, by ANY designer and from ANY issue of the Craft Stamper for 2014!
So that is probably well over a 100 projects to choose from.

The hard part is probably choosing one!
Then, when you enter you need to state what technique you are using, 
who the designer is 
and what issue of the magazine it is in.

And, of course...there must be stamping of some kind on your project 

~ we are a stamping magazine after all.

My choice this time is the Bleach Blocking technique
which was shown to us in the July issue by Hels Sheridan.
Just make sure you use a clean blending tool pad to spray the water onto so that it does come out onto your background.

This has fast become one of my favourite techniques to use.
It is simple, yet effective.  It adds so much depth to a card without having to be too clever! 

There was no plan to this really, but I started with green...only
because I haven't made a green card for ages. 
Then the image (one of my earliest stamps from Crafty Individuals) seemed to fit the mood of the colours. 

Still no plan.

And that is when my mind (or the card?) took me on a bit of a trip.
 I couldn't help but think of all the bad things going on around the world at the moment and how it is really impacting on the children.
So from that came the words and the hearts...with some grounding.
Strange how sometimes, if you let it, the card can take you on unexpected journeys...and you end up in places quite unexpected.
(The world is still a positive place)

The girls have come up with some amazing inspiration for you to check out 
so please follow the links on the Craft Stamper blog to see the fun they have had.
There is also some great ideas out in the August issue of the magazine - with awesome prizes to be won!
PLUS:  The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work and choose their top 3...and the the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
AND: the Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!



Amanda said...

Dot this is really lovely, I love the softness of it. Great technique choice
Amanda x

rachel taylor said...

I love what you have done thanks for sharing with FTT this week Rachel dt

Donna said...

Lovely card! I can't get over how much that image looks like my cousin when she was young! WOW!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH for the "Splish Splash" challenge!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You picked a wonderful technique and created a beautiful card.

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a great technique that and your card looks fabulous! Love the girl stamp and the way you finished it looks brilliant! Love the thought behind it too!!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card and heartfelt word.

Tracy said...

Stunning Dot, enjoyed reading the journey behind it :-) xxxxxxx

Linda said...

What can I say ..... this is simply gorgeous Dot. Love the colour, great technique and the little girl stamp is beautiful. Great though behind it too. Enjoy the weekend .... Linda xx

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Dot! I love the pops of red and white, and such a thoughtful message.

GregT said...

Dot, love the technique and the colors. Thanx for joining us this week at Sassy Studio Designs.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow don't know that technique but sure sounds like fun!!! Love the look that it gave to your card!

Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Path of Positivity challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

lauren bergold said...

oh wow!!! that technique is verrrrrrrrrry cool indeed! what an amazing card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! <3

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card, the background looks wonderful. Love the image and sentiment.
Avril xx

Kim Kelley said...

Great project. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS


Shirley Chillman said...

A very effective technique and the flowered frame softens everything beautifully.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful mixed media creation. Love how you did the words with the hearts. This is so perfect for our POSSIBILITIES theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
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Pat said...

Wow, I have got to try this technique! Your project is gorgeous, and your written thoughts inspiring. Absolutely perfect for the theme of Possibilities in the Path of Positivity challenge blog.