Sunday, 5 July 2015

Stamping Sensations July Challenge

Another month at Stamping Sensations has flown by! We had some stunning entries for June, but now it's time for a new challenge, in which we would like you to

* * * * * FEATURE A CREATURE * * * * *

Show us your projects featuring a creature (or creatures!) of land, sea or air!

Please do remember that as we are a stamping challenge, your entry must include some stamping if you wish it to be considered for our prize or Top 3 positions. It would be a shame to miss out, as our sponsor this month is once again Little Claire Designs, who have very kindly given us a most generous £35 voucher for the lucky winner to spend on their website.

As soon as I saw our topic for this month, I knew which creatures I would feature! The fabulous owls on Little Claire's Silhouette Owl Tree.

Background papers from my stash were used to create a landscape, over which  the Owl Tree was stamped in Memento ink. It was cut out with a Spellbinders die and the base of the tree design was extended a little to either side to fit the square, using a Memento pen. It was then matted and layered on to the base card, which had first been stamped twice with the Owl Tree, in opposite corners. A suitable sentiment (Woodware), cut out by hand, completed the card.

I love the thought of a treeful of owls, just sitting there, watching, ready for their close up!

However, I'm looking forward to seeing all types of creatures in your entries this month, and of course remember you can enter up to three times with any type of cards or projects. The DT have featured some simply adorable creatures in their samples, so do go over to the Challenge Blog and have a look at them.

I'll leave you with a picture of a recent visitor to our garden, who seemed to be having a very earnest conversation with a hoverfly!


brenda said...

A lovely scene Lynne and can't resist and owl or two, they always raise a smile. We have a fair few of those little visitors as well, it's lovely to watch them at sunset in particular when they play in the paddocks.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Lynne - love the way you have used the image to form an echo in the background.

pinky said...

Your card is just gorgeous Lynne. Love the layout and gorgeous frame.I really must check these stamps out. Loving your little visitor, what a great photo.

Julie B said...

What a fab stamp and a great use of your stash for the background!
Thanks for the lovely comments. :)

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Lynne! I love it! I do love the way you used the papers to create a scene too. A wonderful photo of the rabbit too x

craftimamma said...

Aw, those owls are so sweet Lynne! They look as though they've been startled by camera flash, lol! Love how you stamped the tree on the base card, that's very effective.

Thanks for reminding me about the challenge. I'd missed it even though I have it in my sidebar.

Lesley Xx

Jean said...

A lovely card Lynne, I like how you used coloured papers for your scene making, and the way you stamped the tree onto the base card. I love the die you used to cut the image with as well.
Jean x

Viv's Visuals said...

A great stamp Lynne! Brilliant background made with the papers too! x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a gorgeous stamp Lynne and you've made a wonderful card with it :)

Babs Watson said...

Love your card Lynn, your stamped background really looks lovely against the rest of your card, and what a gorgeous card it is too...x