The February Challenge set by Michael Strong was chosen because he loves the Oscars and his family have an Oscar Night Party – with awards!

For my entry I made a ‘red carpet‘ from some red velvet ribbon laid along a pavement containing some stars from the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. I used my new ‘Lily‘ stamp for the background just because I love it and can’t resist using it wherever I can :). The film strip was cut from cream card using a Spellbinder Die and ‘antiqued’ with distress ink whilst still in the die. I stamped the glamorous lady 4 times and used the best image for the main, full-length version and used the other three heads to make the ‘film’. Can you see that I’ve moved the image slightly so she’s moving on in each frame?

The ‘Star‘ is raised slightly on 3D foam pads so she looks like she might be walking along the carpet. This stamp is a lovely image but it’s very hard to get a decent impression from it – it’s made of metal mounted on a wooden block and, although it’s full of detail and is a lovely item in itself, it really doesn’t work for stamping – no ‘give’ at all. The sentiment is another Spellbinder Die – one of the decorative labels – with a peel-off.


February’s Saturday Sketch

The first picture below shows the sketch we were given for this month’s challenge (at the Michael Strong Group) and then you see my interpretation of it. I chose a rectangular card base in cream and then attached the background layer of dark purple stamped with a darker purple ink (using……..the Lily Stamp :)). The lavender layer is stitched on to the purple one and the ribbon accents are stitched to the side of the square layer. I stamped the lily background stamp onto some white watercolour card and then lightly painted the images with AquaMarkers (an off-cut was used for the underneath layer of the sentiment) .

The focal image is a scalloped circle Nestie cut from watercolour card and stamped with the Lily (although you can’t easily recognise it here) and this was mounted onto a Beaded Circle die-cut and wrapped, Spirelli style, with shiny white cord.

Feb Sketch

The Full Card

Feb Sat Sketch

Close up

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