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Faux airbrushing

I have never entered a formal challenge before because I am not as good as those who do enter them however I decided to dip my toes in the challenges water and these are the details of the one I am taking part in at Craft Stamper:

“Hello everyone!
Welcome to the first Take It, Make It challenge!

You TAKE the specified technique and MAKE something of your own using it!

So now, its over to you…we want to see YOUR art……

What Can You Win?
For our first challenge, we are delighted to be sponsored by Indigo Blu

Creators of fabulous deep etched rubber stamps, Indigo Blu have provided one of the prizes for the challenge…. this beautiful image:

PLUS: The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their winner….. who will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yep, your winning entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine! We’ll have an ‘I was a winner’ blinkie to grab too!

Now for the Challenge details!
We want to see how you lovely lot tackle a technique showcased in Craft Stamper magazine, and this challenge will concentrate on the Faux Airbrushing technique, demonstrated so beautifully by Joanne Allison on pages 62 and 63 of the March 2013 issue. Don’t panic if you haven’t got hold of this issue yet, the challenge lasts for nearly TWO whole months, so you have plenty of time to grab a copy, get inspired and enter!

We would love to see your creations using this technique……your project can be anything at all, card, layout, 3D item etc, any theme or colour, AS LONG AS THERE IS FAUX AIRBRUSHING ON THERE SOMEWHERE! Oh, and stamping too, this is a Craft Stamper challenge after all!”

I am a subscriber to this fab magazine and rub shoulders (virtually speaking) with many of the contributors whom I admire. Needing to make a birthday card and using Joanne’s Faux Airbrushing technique this is what I made and have entered for the challenge.

Faux airbrushing technque

Faux airbrushing technique

The inks I used are Distress Ink Milled Lavender and Whispers dye based Blue ink. The focal image is a stamp I have had for years and the company is no longer around but the word stamp comes from PaperArtsy -HP1005.

This is such an easy technique to achieve but very effective; laying down colour using a small piece of sponge that has been made into a round.

Thanks for looking x





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6 thoughts on “Faux airbrushing

  1. Lynn…your card is BEAUTIFUL! You totally need to enter more challenges…girl you are absolutely “good enough” – I am always inspired by your art!


  2. What an interesting challenge. Just love the card you have made Kxx

  3. Your challenge entry is fantastic! The subtle colors you sponged on using the challenge techniques or suggestions makes your fairy look even more magical. Totally love what you have done.

    Love you my friend – Leslie

  4. lovely first entry (ever) to a challenge – lovely inking. Thank you for taking part in the first Craft Stamper Challenge.

  5. Gorgeous Lynn, I would just love to see your work published, fingers crossed! xxx

    • Trish Latimer on said:

      Gorgeous delicate colour Lynn! Can’t believe this is your first challenge entry, you really need to do more!!! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge!

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