Friday, 24 April 2020

Take It Make It Challenge: April Winners!

Hello everyone!
Everyone at Craft Stamper sends out huge love to all at this most challenging time for everyone, stay safe and take care of yourselves.
As you all know we've had to pause publication of the magazine for a short while, but we're still here on the blog, carrying on with the challenge! So, as is usual for the last Friday of the month, we're thrilled to announce the winners of our April challenge!


As you all know, we have two winners to annouce today, so without further ado let me introduce you to our Design Winner:

Entry number 32: Tracey





We loved this gorgeous project! The texture and dimension in this piece are stunning. Tracey will win a Guest Designer slot here on the blog, her very own Winner's Profile, and of course her amazing art will be featured in a two page spread in Craft Stamper magazine! Congratulations!

We also have the remaining top slots to announce!
The rest of the top three Design Winners are:



Congratulations, it was such a hard choice this month!

We now need to share the random winner of our challenge. This winner will receive the amazing prize on offer....





Congratulations to....







Entry number 51: Elle

I'm sure you've love the prize Elle! 


Winners, you need to need to get in touch with me in order to claim your prize! Please email me at: editor.cs@mytimemedia.com , and put TIMI Winner in the subject line, then I'll be sure to spot it! 
Top Three Design Winners, also please contact me if you wish to receive a button to display on your blog.

Our May challenge will be launched next Friday, May 1st.
We can't wait to see all the wonderful art you will all be sharing!

Friday, 17 April 2020

Take It Make It Challenge: Winner's Profile

Hello!
Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of last month's Take It Make It challenge!
The very talented winner of the March 2019 challenge is:


Marjan K├╝ppers



Marjan won the challenge with this amazing project. We loved the delicate background with the stitched top, the wonderful cloud effect, and of course the fabulous bee!










We asked Marjan a few questions about stamping (well, we are Craft Stamper after all!)

How long have you been a stamper, and how did you get started?



I think I began using stamps around 2014. Before that I used design papers more and made scrapbooks. Stamping was only used for the sentiment on a card. I became interested in using inks, paints and sprays and began using stamps more and more. Now I seldom use design papers!



What are your favourite kinds of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?





I do not really have a favourite company, but I do love nature stamps and many companies have such beautiful ones. Like Altenew, Ranger has beauties and Darkroom Door or Art Journey.




Describe your style, are you a messy kind of stamper or a more ‘clean and simple’ kind of person?!



I do not have a fixed style, I love working messy with mixed media or colouring with Copic Markers or working with watercolour and inks. But I also like CAS sometimes. It also depends on the project. Cards or journal pages, mini albums.


What kind of projects do you like creating the most?



I love making journal pages but do not always have inspiration. I also love making all kinds of cards.

 

Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn’t be without when you craft?


Cardstock to mat things on because I make cards mostly, and certainly my reading glasses!




We also asked Marjan to share a couple of her favourite stamped creations with us, and to tell us why she likes them so much. Here are the works of art she has chosen:





"A card made with alcohol inks. I saw this technique  on YouTube and had to try this myself. You blow out the alcohol on Yupo paper. It was not easy, but was so much fun making it and seeing how the inks flow into each other and also form other tints." - Marjan




"I made this for a challenge from Art Journey. I loved making this, the background with various inks, the stamping and colouring. It really expresses my love of natures beauty" - Marjan


Congratulations on being our March Design Winner Marjan, it was lovely to learn a little more about you!
Do YOU fancy having a winners profile all about you on the CS blog? 

The profile is part of the prize package for each Design Winner of our challenges. All you need to do is enter a creation into the challenge, then if you are voted Design Winner everyone will be reading all about you before you know it!