Emailed entry from Alison Rock:
Hi there - I'm back with details of the new Challenge for July. Its an exciting one and open to all, and has a great theme chosen by our newest teamie - the lovely Florence!! This delightful theme is 'FACE VALUE', which has lots of scope for stamping.
So basically you need to incorporate anything that has a face in your make, which is wide open to your own interpretation and can include people of course, but also animals and birds, and such applicable subject matter that can be found in many of our stamps and mini images, and in all the collections! We are really excited waiting to see your ideas and you can link your entry in at the top of this post as soon as it is ready.
Here are the usual guidelines:
At the end of the month Florence will set about choosing five lucky participants, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don't forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid to use until the 10th of August.
Go for it, and enjoy the challenge x
As always we very much look forward to seeing your entries - you will be in with a chance of winning a free stamp, and you will also be able to obtain a cool 25% CI web discount. When you have linked in your entry please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your special code, and then go shopping!
Now for some inspiration next. Let's start with some real beauties from Florence herself. She has used Gio's collection of stamps here (which of course are absolutely perfect for this challenge)....
I love how Flo has coloured these images and I think she has been so clever with the third image of the lovely mermaid - now why didn't I think of that?! I also adore the seahorses in the background which are from CI-272 (as is the wording). Lovely paper backgrounds on the first two are from our latest background papers book, 'A Weekend in Seville'.
I still have another make by Florence which is also gorgeous, and with a beautiful repeating face.....
Also loving the colours here - I think Flo has painted everything white, with gesso I should think, and then re-coloured with paints and sprays perhaps. The repeating lady is from CI-238, and the film strip MDF laser cut can be found in the Must Haves section - Here.
Daniele has also sent over her pretty wedding themed face make - this time the face she has chosen is from our People & Places 2 mini book (which is on a great Special Offer deal at the moment).....
Loving all the gold, and of course we have flower faces and butterflies (I reckon they could be said to have a face too somewhere!). The flowers are from CI-206 and the background stamp in gold is CI-435. I think the frame will be one of the ones you can find Here.
I have also made a card with faces - in my case a dancing lady's face and a clock face. I bought a pack of the cards from the Which Craft stand at Doncaster (Tent Cards).....
And I used the lady stamp from CI-346 and the clock face from CI-354. Flowers again from CI-206.
Hopefully the above makes will have given you a few ideas to get you going with this 'Face Value' Challenge for July. Please do join in as without you there really isn't a reason for a Challenge!
Thanks for viewing,
Back soon with more good stuff, and thanks for maybe leaving an encouraging comment,