Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #31 'Handmade Backgrounds' Sponsored by The Artistic Stamper

This week's challenge has been set by our talented Guest Designer Paula from Mini Book Pixie blog who says:

"I love patterened paper very much but it is far too easy to whack on cards etc. So for my theme, I want to see handmade backgrounds. Get those fingers inky & painted & make a custom piece of paper/card for your design"
This weeks prize

This challenge is Sponsored by The Artistic Stamper and look at the fantastic prize that is on offer this week: The stamps are deep etched red rubber, The Artistic stamper also manufacture Kling-On plus have loads of accessories including the chipboard shapes embossing powders and all sorts of lovely scrummy stash to play with so pop on over and take a look at their shop


Here is Paula's stunning creation followed by a description of how she made it

"Mine is made with distress inks. I love all aspects of crafting but am moving more towards mixed media as I love mixing up different mediums & rubber stamping my designs. Though I will never give up my coveted Basic Grey papers, I do like to make my own backgrounds as it feels more like my design. Paula"

Crissi's (better pics on my blog )


Julie's - see blog for close ups

65 comments:

Julie said...

Hope everyone enjoys this week's challenge

Here are My Tags

crissi said...

Have fun!!
mines on my Blog

Stempelchaotin said...

Wonderful theme. Here is mine. TFL.

My Card

stampingbalou said...

Wow, what a nice challenge - love creating background with my distress inks...

style


TFL, Yours, Heike ;o)

Andrea, said...

Fab challenge, it got me thinking and doing something different. My card is on my blog.

My card

Paula said...

Thanks for having me ladies.
I'm looking forward to seeing some really creative pieces.
I have those very stamps from Artistic Stamper & actually made my very first Arty Girlz piece using them.

Anesha said...

Hello first arty girl challenge entry. Hope you like it.
http://skippereva.blogspot.com/

Silvia said...

Hello, once again I've made a

Tag

hilmof said...

Here's mine used alcohol inks on glossy card

http://hilmof.blogspot.com/2008/04/this-is-my-entry-for-artygirlz.html

Rosie said...

Hellooooooooo ladies!! Cracking challenge... here's mine!

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2008/04/22/earth-day-going-green-etc/

Debbie said...

I'm back from Chicago - yay - so can craft again - here is my entry for this week....

http://stampplanet.blogspot.com/2008/04/handmade-backgrounds.html

Linda Elbourne said...

Great challenge mine is here http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/2008/04/artygirlz-challenge-number-31.html

Diana Evans said...

Hi Everyone...I hope you're all having a wonderful day...

I had fun with this mixed media background ...acrylics and some gold leaf...will become something in the near future...
hope you pop by and say hello!


href="http://dianaevans.blogspot.com/2008/04/arty-girlz-challengea-day-at.html">Here it is

carolann said...

Great Theme here is mine http://nuttynanascraftblog.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

this was fun. here is my entry
http://misshoneydownunder.blogspot.com/2008/04/arty-girlz-handmade-background.html

Deborah said...

Great challenge Crissi and Julie! I LOVE using handmade backgrounds. Here's my offering for this week

http://cardsandthings.blogspot.com/2008/04/arty-girlz-challenge.html

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Handmade Backgrounds:

http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com/search/label/4x4%20handmadebkgr

michelle said...

I had fun making this card, never made a background before and first time using my alcohol inks, thanks for the great challenge !
here's mine

http://bcr8iv.blogspot.com/

christine said...

here is mine, used Vaseline-Ecoline - water
Thanks for looking.
http://blog.seniorennet.be/chrilous2/archief.php?ID=281

Lesley said...

Thank you for the challenge, mine is on my blog!

http://themessycrafter.blogspot.com/

Fiona Whitehead said...

Great challenge ladies - here's mine
http://magickdiva.blogspot.com/2008/04/arty-girlz-challenge-background-papers.html

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Great challenge
my entry is here
www.rattytattysblog.blogspot.com

kath said...

Love doing this challenge - so messy and lots of fun
Here is my entry:-
http://kath-allthatglitter.blogspot.com/2008/04/artygirlz-challenge.html

done by den said...

Enjoyed this challenge and my effort can be found here:-
http://densbloggers.blogspot.com/2008/04/arty-girlz-challenge-hand-made.html

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my entry for Paula's lovely challenge.
Thanks for looking
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/copper-bees-butterflies-and-ladybirds.html

Tessi said...

Und [url=http://tessi.bloggospace.de/36349/Arti-Girlz-Challenge-31-Handmade-Backgrounds/
][b]hier[/b][/url] ist mein Beitrag.
LG
Gitti

Karen said...

Enjoyed this challenge,


Here's Mine.


xx

Hels said...

Fab challenge!! What a perfect excuse to get all inky and messy :O)) I got a bit carried away and made two...they are here http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/2008/04/arty-girlz-challenge-backgrounds.html
thanks xx

Couture de Papier said...

Precious!

Chatdoro said...

Nous y voilà à un nouveau challenge.

Thanks for this new challenge.

Hereafter le link for my card :

http://chatdoro.canalblog.com/archives/2008/04/24/8937150.html

thanks for looking.

I am going to see yours.

bises chatdoro

joanne wardle said...

great theme
here's mine
(my first time at artygirlz)
http://madebyjoanne.blogspot.com/2008/04/arty-girlz-handmade-backgrounds.html

Caz said...

OK, second attempt to get the link right...Here it is.
Fab challenge.
Caz
x

KardKrazy said...

Wonderful challenge here -- glad I found it!
Here's my submission:
http://kardkrazy.blogspot.com/2008/04/bookmark.html

Femmy said...

mine is here

Kimmie said...

Here's mine:

4X4 Sarah Bernhardt

Ann said...

Thanks for this great challenge. Here's my card ...
http://craftworkblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/handmade-backgrounds-arty-girlz.html

Ann xxx

vintage wil said...

Thanks for this great challenge.
Here's my card...

http://vintagewil.blogspot.com/2008/04/handmade.html

vintage wil said...

Thanks for this great challenge.
dit is mijn bij drage .

http://vintagewil.blogspot.com/2008/04/handmade.html

Marlene said...

LOVE the theme, and have made my card :)

Proud Moment

thanks for the challenge and for looking!

Marlene x

Casey said...

Wahoo! Finally got a chance to play again!
http://caseymaupin.blogspot.com/2008/04/artygirlz-challenge.html

daisy said...

Great theme this week. Here is mine & I had a lot of fun making it. Thank you.

Altered Jigsaw

Wenche said...

Love the challenge.

HERE is my card!

debby4000 said...

Mine's not as brilliant as the DT,
you can see it here.
http://debby4000.blogspot.com/2008/04/dotty-and-snowflakes.html

Moni said...

Hier ist meine Karte.

http://monisbastelsammelsorium.bloggospace.de/36487/ArtyGirlz-Challenge-Handmade-Backgrounds/

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

have had another quick o
www.rattytattysblog.blogspot.com

mueppi said...

Ich habs auch noch geschafft!
Hier ist meine Karte
http://mueppi.bloggospace.de/36511/Arty-Girltz-Challenge-31/

deb said...

Great challenge.

here is mine

http://lifegoesondeb.blogspot.com/2008/04/arty-girls-challenge.html

Carolyn said...

Great DT examples
Here's this weeks card
http://carolyndraper.blogspot.com/

Rosie said...

I love patterned paper too, so it was great to be challenged to make my own background, here it is
http://atcexchange.blogspot.com

Jo said...

Hi Girls! I used watercolours for mine...
Here it is...

Hope said...

This was so much fun I did two using different colours. Here and here.

Gail said...

Enjoyed the challenge, tried alcohol inks for the first time. My card is here:
http://scrapncardqueen.blogspot.com/2008/04/alcoholic-background.html

Lana said...

Hi! Loved this challenge and have incorporated it into my latest tag - thank you! (P.S. Anyone know how to get gesso off of dining tables?! lol)

http://thewhimsyoflana.blogspot.com/2008/04/tattered-tattoo.html

Looby said...

this really was a challenge! My card's here:

http://scraphappylou.blogspot.com/2008/04/3-in-1.html

Lou x

Debsg said...

My first go at a challenge! Hope it's acceptable. Great blog.

Deb x

Susie Blackwell said...

Hi There,
Here's my effort....

http://whiteribboncards.blogspot.com/2008/04/arty-girlz-handmade-background.html

Susie xx

angeljakki said...

hi great challenge. Here is my card

Myriame said...

Here's my entry:
http://blog.seniorennet.be/myriame/archief.php?ID=451

CraftyC said...

I've added my challenge card to my blog, thanks for a great challenge!!
Clairexx
http://clairebsd.blogspot.com/

~*~Pandora's Artbox~*~ said...

Here's my entry http://pandoras-artbox.blogspot.com/2008/04/tuesdays-daily-artchallenges-4-22-08.html

TFL!

Ying Pang, said...

Thank you for the challenge, my entry is on my blog.

Beryl said...

It's a bit late in the week but here's my card for the Handmade Background challenge.
http://wlpandivascraft.blogspot.com/2008/04/handmade-background.html
Beryl xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Woohoo - just in time!

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2008/04/arty-girlz-handmade-backgrounds.html

michelle said...

just in time i hope to enter another one !! its on my blog !

http://bcr8iv.blogspot.com/

Sammee said...

Have just added mine to my blog. Enjoyed the messy play! Thanks x