Monday, September 15, 2008

Rockin' to Background Music......

Are you ready to rock? It's time for our September challenge!

This month, we challenge you to create a card featuring background stamps! We want to see your bodacious creation featuring a stand-alone backgrounder. Feel free to add embellishments but be sure to use a backgrounder that rocks all by itself!

Here's our "Background Music" samples to get you going:

Julie's Muzak!

For this challenge, I went back a few years to a stamp that is one of my favorite background stamps but not one I can grab for a lot of different cards. Here's a look at my creation so you get my gist ....
This tree background stamp is made by Rubber Monger and it is one I bought, oh, maybe even five years ago! I stamped it with Versamark and embossed it using black detail embossing powder. Using a paint brush, I then painted on bleach to make my trees look like birch trees.

I mixed Simple Solution with Luminarte's Pure Mica to paint my leaves with an autumn flair! I used Metallic Copper, Real Gold and just a touch of Scarab Beetle.

After that, add the phrase (Impression Obsession) on a scrap piece of paper, mat the whole baby up, add a hot fix nail head and some brown satin ribbon and you're done!

Deb's Muzak!

I chose to use this kewl backgrounder from Club Scrap for my "Background Music" sample:

I stamped my image using Staz-On ink, matted it, added two gold charms, and some gold rhinestones. Quick and dirty easy; just the way I like it!


We know there are so many rockin' backgrounds out there and you know you probably have two or three or twenty stuck someplace in your craft room! So, dig them out, make some sweet background music, and post a comment with a link-up here by October 5th at 11:59 PM. We'll do the rest i.e., get your creations in our gallery!

If you don't have a blog but want to play - no worries! Email us, or leave a comment letting us know you need us to upload your image to our gallery. You can also upload your card to Splitcoast Stampers, keyword YKYR3. Click HERE to see the "Background Music" entries.

Voting starts October 6th at midnight and the winner will be announced here on the 15th when we kick off a whole new rockin' challenge!!

Finally, please, just one entry per person, per challenge. And make sure your entry is a new creation instead of a link to a past creation. Thanks!


After seeing the 20 super duper fab entries... you guys rocked the vote and the winner is ... drum roll please:


And here's a look at Joanne's winning entry:

Congrats, Joanne! This is one rockin' card! Please send us your email address so we can send you a rockin' graphic for your blog. Congrats!

And thanks to everyone for playing and voting; you know you rock!!

Deb and Jewels

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Time To Rock The Vote!!!

Well folks, the deadline has hit and we fade out on yet another rockin' challenge! Time now to rock the vote and pick your favorite heavy metal artist! Are these entries fantastic, or what?!?

If you'd like to see the entries on our photo gallery, click HERE. You may click on any photo for a larger view.

Don't forget, if you're in the running tell all your friends to vote for you, and your family, neighbors, kids' teachers, that lady at the grocery store... you get our jist!

Another challenge will be issued on the 15th. In the meantime - YOU KNOW YOU ROCK!

~ Jewels and Deb