Friday 6 June 2014

Take It Make It Challenge- June!

I am very excited to announce.... *cue drum roll*..

The brand new June Challenge!

We loved all your potato stamped entries last month, who knew the humble spud could produce such fabulous stamps! We can't wait to see all the projects featuring this months theme!

What Can You Win?
For the June challenge, we are delighted to be sponsored once again by Indigo Blu!
Indigo Blu are UK suppliers of wonderful rubber stamps, gilding flakes and glues, not to mention a huge selection of crafting goodies!
The prize for the June challenge is this fabulous stamp plate, plus a tube of Kroma Crackle. perfect for adding texture to your art work!

PLUS:The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their Top Three..... and the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yes, the winning entry will appear in the UK's number one stamping magazine!
AND: The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

So, to recap....A gorgeous Indigo Blu stamp plate, Kroma Crackle, publication AND a Guest DT spot? Sounds good to me!

Now for the Challenge details!  
We want to see how you lovely lot tackle a technique showcased in Craft Stamper magazine.
Hels Sheridan has a wonderful project in the July issue, showcasing a technique she has invented called Bleach Blocking.
 So, we would love to see your creations using 
 The Bleach Blocking Technique!
Bleach Blocking? This is a wonderfully simple, but oh so effective way to create a background. Simply colour your cardstock with Distress Inks, then remove some of the ink using a clean, damp blending tool. Because you have a rectangular blending tool, the 'bleached out' areas will appear in blocks!

Along with some of the regular Craft Stamper DT, the Take It , Make It DT have created some fabulous eye candy using the bleach blocking technique.
If you click on the artists name, it will take you to their blogs, where there may well be loads more pics of these gorgeous creations!

 Have we inspired YOU to have a play and enter? Yay!!!
All you need to do now is have a read through the boring (but essential!) rules and guidelines, then upload your entry using the Linky tool at the end of the post! Can't wait to see what you create!

Do you love our challenges as much as we do? Feel free to grab the button and display it with pride!
 Guidelines for Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge
  • Entry dates: Friday June 6th 2014 -  midnight Wednesday June 25th 2014
  • Winner to be announced in a blog post here: 9am Friday June 27th 2014
  • All entries must feature the Bleach Blocking background technique.
  • All entries must contain stamping.
  •  No digi stamps please, unless combined with actual stamping. 
  • Projects can be of any theme, any colour. 
  • Projects can be a card, layout, journal page, art panel, tag, 3D item, anything at all, as long as it follows all guidelines and features that months technique.
  • The winning entry MUST be posted to the magazine for photography before it can be published. Please keep hold of your entry, we cannot publish in the magazine images sent via computer.
  • Entry is via the linking tool at the end of the post. We are very sorry that we can't accept email entries to this challenge. Please provide deep links to your actual project post, not just a link to your blog (to do this, click on the title of the relevant blog entry and copy/paste the URL in the relevant box when uploading your entry). The DT will not go searching your entire blog for the project we want to see!
  • No backlinking.
  • New work only please, not work previously published anywhere else.
  • Entry is welcome from anywhere in the world.
  • Multiple entry is welcomed, as long as each project has a separate blog post, is original, and fulfills all the entry requirements. One project per post please!
  • Entries can be combined with other blog challenges.
  • An obvious link back to the Craft Stamper Blog must be included in your blog post.
  • The July 2014 challenge will be announced here on Friday July 4th 2014, at 9am.
PLEASE consider turning off word verification on your blog. It is very difficult for the DT to comment on as many blogs as we would like to when word verification slows us down!

Competition rules: Competitions/giveaways are open to all (including overseas readers) except employees of Traplet Publications Ltd and their families; regular contributors to any of Traplet Publications’ magazines; employees of our printers; or anyone connected with the prizes offered. By entering the competition you accept that your project may be printed in the magazine. All entries must be received by midnight on the specified closing date. There are no cash alternatives and prizes are non-transferable. We reserve the right to use the winners’ name/work in any Traplet-produced literature including, but not exclusive to, our website and marketing materials. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


  1. All such stunning examples, fabulous inspiration! Thank you x

  2. Wow!! Fabulous inspiration here!!! And I love the idea or trying this technique, the results look wonderful. I will try to find enough time to play with my Craft Stamper favourite magazine this month! Thank you for the challenge :) x

  3. Love the projects shown here and the technique. Does the bleaching need to be rectangular or can it be any shape (I am thinking stencils here...)?

    1. Hello! Chrissie and Anneke have used other shapes for their DT samples, so yes, go ahead! Trish xx

  4. Such wonderful, colorful DT projects!

  5. Wonderful examples and what a great technique!!

  6. Stunning samples and awesome entries so far, great challenge, thank you. XOXO Zoechaos

  7. Lots of inspiration from the DT...great makes, nice challenge.
    Greetings, Alie :-)

  8. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous inspirations with us and for a great challenge - one of my favourite techniques and I hope to be able to enter again! Karen x

  9. That'a a fabulous technique and there are great inspiration pieces from the design team.

  10. Oeps, I did my photo wrong. You can only see a part of it. Can I change that ?

    1. Hi Yvonne! it's fine, the linky tool thing sometimes crops pictures to fit the software. Once you click through, the project can be seen fully, so don't worry if only part has shown up in the thumbnail! xxxxx