Hello and welcome back crafty friends!
Thank you to everyone who participated in challenge #6, we LOVED seeing your clean and simple projects over the past month! We’d like to congratulate our winner, Beata (@craftybee34), please feel free to grab and display your winner badge which can be found on the righthand column (or at the bottom of the page on mobile)!
Now, onto Challenge #7! Since we’re in the midst of fall (who knew fall doesn’t technically end until December 21?!), we thought it’d be the perfect time for an autumn colour palette challenge. Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!
I knew I had to create a card with leaves for this challenge, so I did something a little creative to incorporate stenciled and stamped leaves. To create the background, I started with a 7” square of white cardstock and used the 7” Paper Positioner to temporarily adhere it to the centre of my Stencils 360°™. Then, I created the spiral of leaves using the Spring Blooms Stencils 360°™.
To get this spiral look, I ink blended only 3 leaves (circled in red) at every 15° increment (when the arrow [circled in orange] aligned with each of the lines with solid squares [circled in yellow]). I also alternated the colour I used to ink blend every 15° turn in the following order: red, burgundy, orange, yellow. When the background was complete, I cut it down to 5” x 7” and adhered it to a card base.
On a separate sheet of a cardstock I stamped the beaver from Bond with Nature Canada and covered him with a mask. Below him, I stamped and masked many logs and leaves to make it look like a fall scene (this involved a lot of masking, but you could definitely die cut instead!).
Next, I Copic-coloured the scene using rich fall colours inspired by this month’s palette. Once I was happy with it, I used a circle die to cut it out, and adhered the circle to the centre of my card. To finish the card off I teamed up some of the sentiments from Bond with Nature Canada. In order to curve the sentiments in a semi circle, I placed a clear acrylic block on top of my card and stuck the photopolymer stamps to it while gently curving them to match the shape of the circle below. Then I inked them up and stamped them as normal and voila!
We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in challenge #7! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme to create a project that features at least one Penguin Palace product as the focal point. Full challenge rules can be found here.
This month’s challenge runs until November 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on November 15th at the beginning of our next challenge!
Don’t forget to link up your project below, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!