If you're a stamper and you like challenges, or you're new to the idea of challenges and want to give one a whirl, I invite you to participate with The Challenge Chicks! We're a small group of friends and stampers hosting monthly challenges. Won't you join us?!
Our challenge for July 2014 has been issued by me! The challenge topic is Halloween in July. I was tempted to issue a Christmas in July challenge, but that's been done. Everywhere. So, why not give a little love to Halloween!? (You can do fall/autumn if you don't do Halloween cards...)
For my card I used the Rickety House and Branch Tree Sizzix Bigz dies. I die cut the house and tree from black card stock. Behind the die cut shapes is a piece of watercolor paper that I painted/smooshed with various colors of Distress Ink. I also randomly stamped a Halloween sentiment on the background, from my Spooky Expressions cling mount set from Whipper Snapper Designs.
The ghost on the card is from my Happy Haunting cling mount set from Whipper Snapper Designs. He is stamped on Neenah card stock, colored with Touch Twin markers, cut out, and adhered to the card with foam adhesive. A fun mix of cute and spooky.... just how I like Halloween.
Now, get yourself a good dose of inspiration and check out the rest of The Challenge Chicks projects:
You'll find this month's challenge gallery on SplitCoastStampers using keyword CHXJUL14. We invite you to play along! Upload your project to your SplitCoastStampers gallery, add the keyword above, and your project will be automatically added to the gallery. Or join us on Facebook!
We look forward to seeing your projects!
Stamps: Happy Haunting and Spooky Expressions cling mount sets from Whipper Snapper Designs
Dies: Rickety House and Branch Tree Sizzix Bigz
Ink: Distress Inks
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Paper: Fabriano 100% Cotton Cold Press Watercolor paper; Neenah
Other: Gingham Ribbon, Niji Waterbrush