Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Let's be Negative!!

It's time for a new challenge with Your Next Stamp and we want you to be Nicely Negative.
We want to see you use a white stamp image on dark cardstock.

Check out the Your Next Stamp blog for lots of ideas on different methods and techniques for achieving this look.  

I've used Eek the Bat and Happy Haunting accessory stamps on my lollipop cover.  
The lollipop cover is my own design but it's basically a matchbox fold with a tiny glue dot to keep it closed.

Now I'll be honest...I had an awful time at this challenge.  I just CANNOT do white ink very well at all. This silly, tiny little project took me over 1 day to complete.  I was SO FRUSTRATED!!   I tried every method that I've ever heard of, and still wasn't really happy with any of the results.  
It's me...not the supplies.  LOL

Now, be sure to check out the other YNS DT Girls for wonderful examples of this technique; and enter the challenge for your chance to win 2 prizes.  One lucky winner chosen by random will receive $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks and the Winner Blinkie for their blog.  And the Top Pick Winner will receive $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks along with the Top Pick Blinkie for their blog.  (You must use a YNS image to be eligible for the Top Pick prize)  Our challenge will run for the next 2 weeks so you have lots of time to enter!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Oh and that cute little bat...I made that.  It's ceramic.  Before I discovered scrap booking, my sister and I painted ceramics (I guess I've always kind of colored, LOL) and I have tons of Halloween and Christmas decorations just like this.  


~Jeri~ said...

Oh my gosh Wendy! This is tooo cute! The ceramic bat is just to sweet for words and its purple!!! LOVE IT!!! your little lollipop cover is great too! I may need to make some of these for Halloween, thats if we get any trick or treaters this year. we had one last year. I think you done a great job on your challenge!!

Paula said...

Love the pruple content - that bat is so much more interesting purple & he looks amazing - I thought it was a toy to start & then - well all the detail etc...... just astounding. I don't like white either - white embossing powder co-operates........
The good thing about DT items is that we do things we might not choose.......
Paula (PEP)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhh, I LOOOOOVE this!!...and I totally want to make one. Hehe, I think I'll be picking up some lollipops in the near future. Awesome coloring and I love that bat stamp. :)

itsabrt said...

Wendy you are hilarious!!! I love your project but your dialog takes the cake! If you want to fall in love with white ink fins a Close To My Heart consultant and get their white daisy pigment ink pad. Beth

Kerri said...

WOW girl, I can't believe you colored that bat!!! I can't paint ceramic pieces to save my live LOL! I love you project, girl! Your lollipop cover is so cute and clever!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh girl!! This post is gorgeous!! I so love your ceramic bat and your project!! Such a fun lollipop cover. The white inking is perfect and no one know you struggled. Great coloring of the bat too!

Crystal said...

AWWW Wendy this is totally ADORABLE!!!! That ceramic bat is AWESOME and so is your treat!! You rocked this challenge girl!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Wendy!

Oeh, this project is sooo funny!!! Love it!!! That ceramic bat is sooo cute!! Love it in purple, my fave color!! And the matching bat stamp goes really well with it, what a perfect match!!! Your white on black turned out great, I think! I always make white with Versamark ink and then white embossing powder. I use a small brush to brush away the powder where I don't want it and then heat it. Works pretty well!
Love your project, Wendy!!!

Hugs, Wendy

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and your bat is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

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