Welcome to the January/February 2021 Uniko Challenge.
We’re kicking off the year with a simple main theme of Anything Goes and have added in a popular twist of Use A Stencil(s).
I love an anything goes challenge, but sometimes you still need a starting point to get going!
My starting point, one which I use quite often is dusting off stamps I haven’t used for a while that have just come back in stock. AND now as I type this post, I could have been subconsciously influenced by the challenge graphic!
Marvellous Mehndi is a stamp set that features this large focal mandala along with smaller accent stamps inspired by Mehndi, a form of body art and temporary skin decoration originating in ancient India. The set also has a flavour of Paisley patterns, which were also influenced by Indian imports back in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
I started out with a piece of white card 10.5 x 14 cm and I used ink daubers to bad through my chosen Concord & 9th ink colours, Midnight, Eggplant, Honeysuckle, Marmalade and Buttercup. I purposefully off centred the design for a little interest and to possibly add a sentiment.
I’ve then stamped and coloured the mandala in similar Copic colours, fussy cut the mandala out and layered it over the stencilled design, again off centre. I adhered it using 1mm thick foam adhesive for added interest and depth.
I’m really please how this turned out and I feel it conveys the beauty, depth and detail that can be seen in Mehndi.
Okay, enough prattling on from me. As you can tell I am in my element when talking about pattern and design 😉
Be sure to head on over to the Uniko blogspot blog HERE to see all the stunning Brand Ambassador inspiration. You will also find the link up for the challenge at the end of the post!
Need a little more inspiration to join in…?
- Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £15 eGift Certificate
- Random Twist Winner – £5 eGift Certificate
- Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £5 eGift Certificate
- Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points
There is plenty of time to join and play along with this challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 19th February 2021.
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you in the gallery!
Crafty Hugs Bev x