My new Obsession: Digital stamps from the Can You Digi It? Store which is having its grand opening starting this week. You should check it out because many of the artists are discounting their images and the non-digital items can be purchased for 15% off until January 27, 2012.
Can You Digi It? (C.Y.N.I.) was just started up by Michelle Single who is very active around the crafty community and on SCS. I am going to be a guest designer for awhile, and I am so excited! The C.Y.D.I. blog launches its first challenge today. It is an inspiration challenge and you can find the inspiration pictures and the rules here. The winner of the challenge will receive a $10 C.Y.D.I. store certificate.
I used my very favorite image from the store for the challenge. It was created by LilyPink Designs. I love what the artist said about it; she said it has a "slightly grungy, text-based, messy look that seems to be so hot at the moment..."
The challenge pictures are all about iPhones or iPhone based food. I am one of those late-adopters - actually, I am a late, late, late-adopter for a million reasons including: my kids take all my money so I can't afford a new expensive phone; I tried to use my daughter's iPhone and I couldn't get the screens to enlarge, slow down, or go where I wanted them to; and I don't have the time to stay in touch enough to justify an iPhone (hello, I post on Facebook like once a month). So I have to just dream about a day when I get more money, more time, and more coordination. LOL! Are you suppose to have an inspiration card that requires that much explanation? Oh well..
Here is a quick way for you to check out the digital image and other items I used from the store:
Other products I used include:
Paper: SU! Almost Navy, Whisper White, and Bashful Blue cardstock; The Paper Studio (the blue paper) and 7gypsies Conservatory (the paper with the script) dp
Ink: My printer ink, SU! Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip, and Prima red colored pencil
Ribbon: SU! Seam Binding
Other: SU! Faux Sewing Kit, Black Marker, The Paper Studio pearls, SB dies (oval and scalloped oval), MS punch, a strip of paper towel, and a pin I won at Card Club two weeks ago (thanks Kelly!)
Techniques used: Stampscapes torn paper towel technique
(thanks for the link Pat), fake sewing since my $10 machine broke, sponging (lots of it around the image and I totally changed the color of the middle strip of 7Gypsies paper), and distressing
Check here or the C.Y.D.I. blog tommorrow to see that else Michelle has come up with - I promise it will be awesome.
Hugz to all!