Yep - the annual STAMPtember® event is underway! :)
Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 11 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving people around the world access to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember” event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping.Be sure to join everyone over at the Official Simon Says Stamp Blog every day for new product reveals, inspirational ideas, blog hops, prizes... it's just a big ol' party, and you will NOT want to miss it! ;)
Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complimenting ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, life documenting, art journaling, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.
Now, on to today's post:
That's right! A new challenge is up over at the Wednesday Challenge Blog...
..and the theme is Animal Antics. The product line we on the DT used features some of the cutest animal images in the stamp arena - Lawn Fawn! Some of us also used products from The Craft's Meow. If you have either Lawn Fawn or The Craft's Meow in your stash, we'd love to see you use them along with us! But it's not mandatory for the challenge. :)
Anyway, on to my card:
Aren't these little guys adorable? :) Every image, including the sentiment, is from the Critters in the Snow set. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink (the best for coloring with Copics),and then colored the penguins with Copics C5 (body - a few layers of this one was needed to get a deep enough color.. but don't go too dark, or you'll lose the other black-stamped details, such as his eyes and tail) and YR68 (feet). I also used the BG10 to give the snow depth and definition (using a cool aqua in select areas helps to make your white elements look 'whiter', and acts as a shadow). I also stamped the snowflakes in the background with some white dye ink, for a subtle look.
And now it's your turn! Upload your Animal Antics-themed project HERE no later than 8am EDT next Wednesday (the 11th), and you'll be included in the random drawing for a super-generous gift voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp!
That's it from me today. I know I said I had a card from the September card kit to show you, but someone needed it and I mailed it before remembering to take a picture first... oops. LOL I'll have another one for you tomorrow. Stay tuned. Thanks for reading! :)