Friday, April 1, 2011

Stampsmith Challenge Time

Hi Everyone,

Happy April 1! Wow, can't believe it is April already. Still pretty cold and dreary here weather wise. But, the crocuses are bloomed and the snowdrops are up. Since it is the 1st, that means Stampsmith Challenge time!!!

The theme for Challenge #11: The Female Of The Species

You may use any stamp company for this challenge. Lynne picked our theme this time. Let's see what you come up with!! And, as always, one entry will win a $10 gift certificate to the Stampsmith store! Great way to build up your Stampsmith collection.

I used the Audrey Hepburn Set for my Design Team Project. I went all collagey and added lots of shimmer and roses. Take a look. I call this piece "Audrey at Tiffany's".

The base is Textured Barely Banana CS (Stampin' Up). I added a layer of DP, black CS (SU), and another layer of DP. I Stamped the images on glossy white cs with Black dye ink (Memento) and cut them out. I glued them down onto the DP. The sentiment was stamped on Barely Banana CS with Basic Gray ink (SU). I stamped over the entire piece with Sanded background stamp (SU) using Basic Gray ink (SU). And, then went over everything with Vintage Photo ink (Ranger). I also sprayed it with Shimmer Mist and let it dry.

Here it is again with a white back drop.

To make the floral bouquet, I twisted the stems of the roses together and wrapped tulle around them. This was glued down with Fabri-Tac. I then tied the ribbon and glued it down with Fabri-Tac. I also added a few pearls.

This signature stamp is also in the Audrey Set. I hope I have inspired your to take the challenge. Click over to the blog and check out what the other ladies have designed!!

A Few Challenges for Audrey At Tiffany's:

The Craft Garden: Four- I used four different images of Audrey Hepburn.

Dutch Dare: Distressing

Rainbow Lady: A night the movies

Samuel Taylor: Distressing

ABC challenge: R is for Roses

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Show a hat. Audrey is wearing a Hat and a crown.

Anything goes: Make your own embellishments

The Stamp Man: Anything Tim - I used distress inks

I hope I have inspired you to take the Challenge. Hope over to the blog and check out what the other ladies have designed. And, of course, I wish you a great day! Love ya.



  1. Absolutley beautiful

  2. Wow!! What a lovely & beautiful vintage inspiered card! love the colros and the roses just pop out! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine/Sari

  3. It is lovely. Thanks for taking part in The Craft Garden challenge.

  4. Fab layout, hope you join in with next months challenge at The Craft Garden.
    Helen DT Member x

  5. Fabulous project, love all of the images. Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge. Sue C x

  6. wow this is a beautiful page, Thank you for joining in with us for our first challenge at The Craft Garden.
    Kevin xx

  7. a great vintage look card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

  8. Hello and thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Your entry is wonderful! I love the vintage/nostalgic Audrey Hepburn! This is very well done!! <3 Candy

  9. wow- great job combining so many challenges into one fabulous layout!! so glad to have you join us at The Craft Garden =) Tiffany

  10. Wow so beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the Craft garden challenge.

  11. Karen this is really beautiful.

  12. Wonderful vintage card Karen, loving the different hats on Audrey... Perfect for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
    Thanks for joining us!
    HuGs Kim :)

  13. What a fab creation! I love that Audrey stamp set.

    ** Kate **

  14. A fabulous work of art Karen, I love the whole design.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Stamp Man for the Anything Tim challenge.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


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