This week's challenge is hosted by Libby and she is presenting a very graphic challenge with just two colours, black on white. As if that isn't enough, Libby's challenge is also what we call a "Simply Stamped" challenge. You have to do a lot of thinking and planning to achieve a "simple" card.
Before we get started and I unveil my own creation for this challenge, I am going to give you a very quick run-down of what our expectations for this challenge are:
"Simply Stamping" is a return to basics. We expect either one single stamped base layer or a base with one single layer on that. We expect simple stamping. You can use masking, heat embossing, stencilling, sponging. You cannot use an embossing folder or embellishments or additional layers (not even a tag).
What our team discovered is that it's not very easy to stamp simply. It remains one of our most difficult challenges. I decided that I would use two layers. My base is Basic Black cardstock and then I added a layer of Whisper White upon which I did all my stamping, sponging, detailing. It took time, but I was so happy with the results. Normally I would have stamped my jar on a separate piece of Whisper White and then popped it up on Dimensionals. Well, that's not allowed so it became part of my stamping challenge. And it worked.
Stamps: Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun, Bite Me (retired)
Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black
Additional Tools: Sponge
I hope you'll check out the wonderful "simply stamped" creations by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.