Monday, November 1, 2010

TSC3: Oval-icious - Using Any Stamp Company!

Art Nouveau 2 Plate
Well, the Stampsmithees have totally rocked our 'minimal color' challenge!!  Thank you to everyone who joined us in adding some color to our black and white world!!  Your work is very inspiring!  Here are a few of the beautiful projects we would like to highlight for this challenge!  Check out the close-up details on these gems!  Would our highlighted artists please email Valerie if you would like our special badge for your sidebar :)

Julie Forest
AND.... Congratulations to #3: Jane Wetzel, our winner of the random draw for a $10 gift certificate to The Stampsmith Shop!!!!  Jane, please e-mail Valerie for all of the details!

And now, this week's challenge...

It’s me, Karen McAlpine. I am your hostess today for Challenge #3. So, that means I have selected the theme. I thought it would be fun to do a shape challenge. Your challenge, if you should decide to accept it, is to make a project that uses one or more Oval Shapes.

Here are a few ideas to get you started: oval die cuts, punches, oval shaped stamps, or decorative paper with ovals. You do not have to use Stampsmith Stamps for this challenge. But, if you have them, we would love to see you use them. You can make any type of project from 3-D to cards. You will have until November 14th to complete your project and link it up here. And, of course, there is a fabulous prize. One person will be selected at random for a gift certificate to the Stampsmith Shop. I will also be selecting the three Highlights from this challenge. The winner and Highlights will be announced on November 15th. Well, ladies and gentlemen, get busy and show us your Ovals. Have fun! We can’t wait to see what beauties you come up with.

For more inspiration, take a look at the ovalicious projects by The Design Team!

Karen McAlpine

Lynne Moncrieff

Carol Quance

Julie Mutch

Valerie Wilson


  1. WOW!- THANK YOU! Cant wait to play again!

  2. I think all of the designs the designers have come up with are truly amazing and inspirational.
    I do not possess any Stampsmith stamps despite the fact they are very beautiful.
    However it would be helpful if you would allow other stamps to be used,(as you did for challenge number one). Then when I buy some, in the future, they can be used then.

    How about it???

    It is just a thought.
    Have a great week
    Sue xx

  3. Hi Susan,

    Actually, for this challenge, you don't need to use stamps from The Stampsmith, although, we'd love to see them, if you have them! The first challenge of the month is always open, so you can use whatever stamps you have to play along. Hope you decide to play along in the fun! :)


  4. Beautiful examples, I've been waiting for my stamps from Estelle, which are here now, so I've done mine x