Remember I said there would be something new and fun for Monday? Well, today is the day and the surprise is a new challenge blog! Today begins the very first challenge for Belles n' Whistles stamps! This challenge will take place every other Monday, and in order for you to participate and be eligible for the prize you must use a Belles n' Whistles stamp.
Our first challenge is for you to create flowers. I know there are lots of you out there that make your flowers and we want to see them! The stamp I used for the challenge is called Twas the Night Before Christmas, it is my first time using this stamp and I just love how fun it was to color and create with. Since it was a Christmas stamp I decided to create some of my own poinsettia flowers. To create them I used my nestabilities (a.k.a. Spellbinders dies). This one is actually called poinsettia. I did a little distressing with my Stampin' Up ink, and sponged the edges. Then I punched out some yellow cardstock and added some dew drops over them to act as the center of my flower.
Now for the stamp, I wanted to give the chair a comfortable feel so I tried hard to make it look like it was soft and velvety. I'm not so sure if you can see what I was trying to achieve but I tried. LOL! Next, I wanted to give Santa's suit some softness so I added white fun flock to the sleeves of his jacket, his hat and the bottom of his pants. The last thing I added was the little cotton ball at the end of his hat. I also paper pieced the blanket that the children are using. I wanted to keep the theme of flowers so used a floral print.
Whew! That was quite a description...hope it was helpful to you. Now that you know about the challenge, there is also a wonderful prize up for grabs... If you participate you could be the proud owner of a $25 Gift Certificate!! How awesome and generous is that!!
I hope that you will join us for the challenge, I just can't wait to see how all of you create your own flowers!! Have a great day!