Friday, August 16, 2013

Time for the August Your Next Stamp challenge

Hello friends!  It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another YNS Fun Friday.  If you haven’t been keeping track, Fun Friday is now a monthly sketch/inspiration challenge and we’d love if you played along.  And of course Karen is offering up a fabulous prize.  For more details, scroll to the bottom of the post.
I used this month's sketch for my inspiration to create this wild card.  I paired this cute “Zina from Africa stamp” with some zebra paper and bright colours to match her dress.  In order to tone down the zebra print for the background under my stamp, I covered it with a circle of vellum.  It's a great way to take some of the crazy out of your designer paper.

Today's Tip:  Use your white gel pen to add accents to your image.  As you can see I used lots of white dots which I think really adds to the character of her dress. I often also use my white gel pen to brighten up the eyes or break up large areas of the same colours.
Be sure to pop on over to the YNS Challenge blog for more great samples from the design team.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Zina from Africa from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers:  Recollections, Jillibean Soup, white vellum
Accessories:  SRM Stickers, black lace ribbon, Spellbinder's die, white gel pen

Here's a few quick points about the Fun Friday Challenge...

1.  There will be one challenge per month to play along with as many times you like.  (Inspiration/Sketch--do one or the other, or both!)
2.  Each monthly challenge will start on the First Friday of every month right here on the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog.
3.  PRIZES:  You may use
any brand of stamps for the challenge to be eligible to win a YNS  $10 gift certificate.  However, in order to win a special "YNS Top Pick" badge for your blog, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your card or project. 
4.  GUEST DESIGNER SPOT:  A monthly YNS Guest Designer will be chosen from the challenge participants, and get to play along with us in NEW RELEASES and also receive a fabulous package of previously released stamps!  FUN!!!
5.  All projects must be linked up on the YNS Challenge blog to be eligible to win.
6.  Be sure to check out the YNS Challenge blog every Friday for more inspiration from the design team using the monthly Inspiration/Sketch.  You will WANT to play along! 

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