Friday 5 June 2015

Take It Make It Challenge : June!

Welcome to the launch of our June Challenge!

As you might remember, this year our challenge is alternating between 'Take A Stamp', and 'Take A Technique'....and this month our challenge is 'Take A Technique'!
The latest issue of Craft Stamper (in fact ALL the issues of Craft Stamper!) contains lots and lots of wonderfully textured projects, so this is the theme for this month....

June Challenge:
'Take A Technique' 
(and remember you MUST use a stamp somewhere on your project!)

Texture can mean lots of different things, so show us how creative you can be! You could use texture pastes, embossing pastes or embossing powders. You could use textured cardstock or embossing folders. You could add stitching or multiple layers of embellishments. Anything that gives your work that 'touchy feely' vibe!

Show us how unique you can be...get your stamps out and share your cards, journal pages, layouts, 3D assemblage or whatever else takes your fancy!

*** Sadly, quite a few entries last month did not follow the guidelines, so they could not be considered for a prize. PLEASE remember to only include just the one project in your blog posts, we just want to see the project you are entering, no others! Full guidelines can be found underneath the banner at the top of the page.***

We have two prizes on offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize.This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for June is

Rubber Dance Art Stamps

Rubber Dance carry an amazing range of wonderful stamps, you really need to check them out if you haven't already!

The prize this month is a voucher to spend in the shop....

I have spent many a happy hour browsing through the Rubber Dance stamp selection... and I'm sure the lucky winner will too!

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favourite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, (with a 2 page spread of their very own!), they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post! 

I hope the prizes have given you all an incentive to win...... and how about some eye candy from the DT to give you some beautifully stamped and textured inspiration!

Elina Stromberg
Elina has used lots of texture on her canvas: hot glue, wrinkled tissue and texture paste, amongst others!

Elizabeth Robinson
Elizabeth has used a die and thick layers of acrylic paint to get the fab tetxure on her card! 

 Ellie Knol
Ellie has used texture paste through a stencil on her project!

Gio has used crackle glaze on her project for a super shiny cracked look!

Jackie Payne
Jackie has used stitching, as well as stencilled gel medium to achieve the great texture on these project life cards.

Jolande van Oosterhout
Jolande has used heavy gloss medium with a mask to create this great look!

                                            Kymona Tracey
Kymona has used white embossing paste with glitter sprinkled over it on her sparkly card!

Linda Walmsley 
Linda has used gorgeous paper flowers to add texture to her work, along with stencilled texture paste.

 Mandi Mance
Mandi has used some lace alongside an embossing folder to give the great texture on her tag.

 Nikki Killinger
Nikki has created great texture by drawing squiggles in wet gesso!

Shirley Bampton
Shirley has used an embossing folder to great effect on her card.

Zoey has used texture paste through a stencil to achieve the great texture in her journal. 

I have to say...there are some STUNNERS there, that's what I call inspiration!

So... as you can see from our amazing DT work, texture doesn't *have* to be messy at all! Get your thinking caps on and see what you can use to create the texture on YOUR work!

 Want to enter?!
All you need to do is have a quick look through all the essential rules and guidelines (on the right hand sidebar and a tab at the top of the page), and then link up using the Linky Tool below. We can't wait to see your creations!


  1. Gorgeous textures on the wonderful DT pieces. What a great theme and awesome prizes. I will enjoy joining the fun. Thanks x

  2. Lots of great designs and ideas! Thank you all. So many ideas running around my head. Great challenge xx

  3. Love textural pieces, lovely projects . This is one I will have to join in with . Tracy x

  4. Wonderful inspiration from the design team and great theme for this month.

  5. I'm so happy to have this opportunity to sponsor the challenge once again. Love the theme!
    Great inspiration artwork by the DT!!

  6. Love the design team inspirations! They are awesome!

  7. Gorgeous work by the DT, so many wonderful textures and techniques! Thanks for another wonderful challenge, see you again soon. :)

  8. Some fabulous samples, thank you for the inspiration!! :) Coco x

  9. Wow, the projects by ALL the DT are so wonderfully diverse, and for this newbie to mixed media, absolutely inspiring!

    Jennifer. x

  10. Thanks for another fabulous challenge and wonderful DT inspirations Karen x

  11. Thanks for this wonderful challenge and the opportunity to link up with other great artists! Thanks also for the big inspiration by the design team!
    Greets from Manu

  12. Wonderful inspirational projects from the DT...thank you all...I am afraid the image of my canvas has Mr Linky...but it is on my blog...honest.....cheers...Jo. X

  13. Love the inspiration found here from the very talented DT. Awesome designs and textures here! ~Niki

  14. Fabulous Inspiration and a great challenge! Love Rubber Dance stamps, too! Glad I was able to join in this time. :)