Here's what she had to say about this challenge.
"I like using shapes in my projects especially circles. They can give interesting effects on projects depends in what way they are used. I would love to see circles on your creations. How you will use them, depends on your imagination. "If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!
Here's my card with Stampotique's Yum Yum (Kira Nichols), Barcode Text (France Papillon), and Splatter Circle (Janet Klein).
By the way, there are some wonky shadows from the popped up center circle and from the photo corners.
Yum Yum was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I am aware that chipmunks don't have turquoise eyes, but I love the combination of brown and turquoise and so does Yum Yum!
When I was done coloring, the image panel took a ride through my Big Kick inside one of the Circles Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders) and was die-cut. The background was then added with my Copics. The circle was set aside while I created a circle-heavy background.
Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, and Titan Buff Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paints (DecoArt)
were sponged onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore). When the paint was dry, the same paints were sponged through my Polka Dotty stencil (Wendy Vecchi). While the paint was drying on this sheet, Cobalt Turquoise Hue MFA was mixed with Translucent White MFA and sponged onto another sheet of Mixed Media cardstock.
The stenciled, painted sheet of cardstock was die-cut with one of the dies from the 5x7 Card Creator die sets (Spellbinders) and a circle from the Circles Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders). Cobalt Turquoise Hue MFA was mixed with Translucent White MFA again and sponged over the Mini Layered Beads stencil (The Crafters Workshop). When the paint dried, the color was different from the other sheet that had been painted with Cobalt Turquoise Hue MFA was mixed with Translucent White MFA, so I touched up the circles with Cobalt Turquoise Hue MFA using a tiny foam brush (note to self: need more!). Much better.
The turquoise cardstock was die-cut with two of the circles from the Circles Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders), the circle border die from the Western Star Border Duo set (Die-namics), a nameplate die (Spellbinders), and an old photo corner die (QuicKutz).
Splatter Circle (Janet Klein) was stamped onto the larger circle with Potting Soil Archival ink (Ranger), then both circles were edged with the Potting Soil Archival ink. The stamped circle was adhered to the stamped circle, which was then adhered to the brown painted circle. Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) was used to add dimension and shine to Yum Yum's eyes, nose, teeth, and the nut s/he's gripping so tightly.
Here's a tilted close-up of so you can see the shine and dimension created with the Clear Gelly Glaze pen.
"Handle with care", from the Barcode Text set, was the perfect sentiment for the card due to the way Yum Yum is holding that nut and was stamped onto one of the painted die-cut nameplates with Potting Soil ink.
The matted image circle, border die-cut, and sentiment were adhered to the stenciled and painted card front. The card front was edged with Potting Soil Archival ink and matted onto dark brown cardstock. The two photo corner die-cuts were adhered to the upper corners to finish the card.
Thanks for visiting. I think I'll leave you with a song plant , Will It Go Round In Circles?, by Billy Preston. Enjoy!
I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
• Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: In the Middle
• Loves to Scrap Challenges: Stripes or Dots
• CCEE Stampers Challenges: Stencils
• Stamps and Stencils Challenges: Anything Goes