Friday, February 24, 2012

Craft Challenge

Daily Quote
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson Welcome to the Stamperia/Daily Window® Challenge!
This is for anyone who is creative, loves to stamp and loves to showoff their art.
The team at Daily Window is working with Dina Kowal to offer a wonderful new "early" Spring Challenge. Beginning on February 22th at:
There will be lots of winners. Check it out!
Here's what you need to do:
1. Create a card that is 5-3/8" x 7-7/8", making sure to incorporate the tutorial in this post. 2. Please use rubber stamps to personalize your entry, and keep in mind that all entries will be judged based on uniqueness and creativity. We want to see cards that express who you are, while showcasing the technique as well. 3. Email your entry to by March 25th, 11:59 EST. Please make sure your photos have a minimum resolution of 100 dpi. 4. Participants agree to allow their entries to be used in advertising and promotional materials, on the DWB blog and other websites. Some entries may be requested as physical samples for trade shows and conventions. Artists will always be credited for their work.
**Alcohol Marker Background Supplies needed:
--Alcohol markers (I use Touch Twin Markers) **
--a non-porous surface (I used a glossy tile;
a piece of plastic or a craft mat would also work)
--rubbing alcohol in a mister bottle
--glossy cardstock**
If you don't have alcohol markers, you can used water-soluble markers or inks, and spritz with water instead of rubbing alcohol.
Here is a Background Tutorial Example from Dina Kowal of what you will be using for your Stamp Cards
1. Choose your marker colors, and apply color onto your work surface. These are the colors Dina Kowal used: ...and what her tile looked like when she finished adding color: 2. Spritz your surface with rubbing alcohol until the colors begin to bead and blend. 3. Lay a piece of glossy cardstock glossy-side-down into the alcohol ink. You can move or twist the paper on your surface.This is what Dinas cardstock looked like after the first application of ink. she spritzed more alcohol on her tile and laid the cardstock on the ink 2 or 3 more times, until she was satisfied with the coverage. This is Dina Kowals final piece. 4. Stamp and/or embellish your card. (Dina Kowal) The bag shown above is the bag I won from the last contest at Daily Window Bags, and there are many more styles and sizes to choose from. The window is a neat way to express and showcase your creativity, whether you stamp, scrap, journal, paint... or whatever your medium may be.
Good luck to you!
Thank you Dina for creating a fabulous tutorial for everyone to use as a template for our challenge!
Make your own cards at: View Allready Made Cards at: We will personalize your cards: email us at:

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