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Monday, 12 April 2010

You gotta be in it...to win it :D

The template challenge that is... (click on the link to the right).  I've been really lucky lately cos I've won 3 bloggy prizes in the space of three weeks...whooohooo how cool is that... me who never wins anything usually.  So I decided I should give something back... good karma and all that. 
So if you enter my little challenge (you've got 2 weeks to do it in) You can win these exclusive stamps designed by moi. (The largest one is approx 5"x3.5") I designed them years ago and did nothing with them so I am gonna share them with you.  They aren't available anywhere else so you will be the only one to have them...cool eh :D
So on to the template challenge and here are a few examples of how you can use them.


I created a fairytale castle with the help of stamps from Crafty Individuals.
A frame picture of Frida Kahlo with a background stamped with part of a flourish from The Artistic Stamper.

The lovely picture was a freebie from Altered bits.com and the little stamp I used inside the windows and doors is a Basicgrey one I think.

Frida can shut the doors on those prying eyes when she feels like a rest...lol
Finally I created an atc with the smaller template using the same flourish stamp as the frame background with distress inks.
I hope that I have inspired you and that you will join in with the challenge.
See you soon
hugs
Chris xx

21 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Chris
These look fantastic thanks for the template gonna give it a go.
Christine x

Sandy said...

Wooooooooooooooow my friend, your work is amazing. Powerful colors. Love them all.

Jo said...

The Artist Trading Club candy was meant to be mine....MINE..... I tell you!!!!

I forgive you, through gritted teeth. Love your own designed stamps, how cool is that?! I shall have a go at the template challenge. I'm lovin' the examples you've already done, they are sooooo fabby.

Jo
x

Anesha said...

Wow, these are stunning and so different. Must have a go with those templates. Congrats on your wins. Anesha :)

Martina2801 said...

I always look forward to your art, dear Chris and you never fail to amaze me with your lovely work! This is simply gorgeous and elegant! Bravo!
MARTINA xxx

Dawn said...

I may well have a play with this template have lots on the go at the moment lol (don't we all?) congrats on yr bloggy wins.
Your stamps are pretty amazing do you still create stamps? and I think what you have done with the templates is really fun

Love Dawn xx

Chriss Rollins said...

WOW LOOK AT fRIDA IN HER POSH NEW HOME.

YOU ARE SO CLEVER.

CHRISS X

TinaB said...

Oh Wow! You clever lady, those stamps are a dream xx

Love what you have done with them xx

I will have a go at your challenge xx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Chris
when you see mine you might say she should have taken longer, I might come up with something nicer, forgot to say earlier love the stamps you designed what a clever lady.
Here's my attempt
Christine x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hi Chris
what gorgeous creations you have here! :) I appreciate all your kind comments on my blog...trying to get back into the groove of things still...take care! :)

*jean* said...

wonderful work, chris!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, lovley work. Fabulous colours :-)

Rosie said...

I love how you've used your template Chris - lots of ideas there. Thanks for sharing the pic of the little canvas of Frida - I just bought 10 of those tiny canvasses with easels!!
I have to say how very beautiful your birdhouse is - stunning colours and images too! =D
xoxo

Needless to say, I shall have to take part - your stamps are lovely!

Susan said...

What a great and special prize to try for! I have printed off the template and hope I get a chance to participate. I need to make some Vintage ATCs for the Artist Trading Club challenge too so you never know hwo they might combine!!

Chriss Rollins said...

blog candy over at the ATC blog

chriss x

Heavens2Betsy said...

Amazing work Chris. Absolutely love what you've created here x

Terrie B x said...

These are `Fabulous` Chris..
Thanks for the chance to win!!!!:)xxxxxxxxx

Dawn said...

Hi Chris

How's the Birthday girl today? So I used your templates here is what I made with the tiny ones! hope you like them

Love Dawn xx

Jo said...

Hi Chris, I've finished! You'll find it at;

http://fiddlesnips.blogspot.com/2010/04/arabian-nights.html

I had great fun with this so THANK YOU!

Jo
x

Anesha said...

Hi Chris, finally got mine done. Love the templates. here is mine Anesha

Electra said...

This was so much fun! Thanks for the template, Chris and the stamps...well..how can you not have been using them all along, they're gorgeous!
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