Sketch 12 Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hello Everybody,

Hope you had a great Easter!

It is time again for another Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations. Thanks to everybody who entered our last sketch challenge. We had some great entries.

We’re also welcoming Debbie as our guest designer for this challenge!!!

… and here is the sketch to take your inspiration from:


This challenge will run until 30th May and the winner will be announced on the 1st June!

Again there is a lot of scope in this sketch as you can see from the fabulous creations of my teamies on the STAMPlorations Challenge Blog. I personally came up with the following interpretations using some of the new May Release stamps 😀 …


I am still perfecting my Desktop Grunge Look or shall I say Crafter’s Workspace Grunge hence I made another card in this style using the Thank You Sentiment Builder, VIGNETTE Grunge Floral Strips and Holiday Artsy sets plus the Vintage Icecream Social DSP from All About Scrapping.

May Thank s


I randomly stamped the smaller words from the Thank You SENTIMENT BUILDER onto my base card making sure that the highlighted ‘YOU’ would line up with the corner of my DSP which I had already stamped with two green Gunge Floral Strips and the word ‘THANK’. I edged my DSP with black and attached it to my base card. I then stamped the Grunge Floral Strip again in dark pink on a piece of white card, cut it to size and attached it using 3D foam. I then stamped the splatters and the ring into position, edged the card with black ink and finished off by adding just one sequin.

For my next card I used a simple red-white colour scheme combined with embossing and the new Dare SUBWAY ART BUILDER to make this fresh and cheerful looking card…



I embossed my white base card using a swirly leaf patterned embossing folder and added some faux stitching. The red core-dinations card is embossed in a floral pattern, sanded and directly layered onto my base card. I then stamped the whole Dare Builder in red onto white card and added some faux stitching before layering as seen. I finished off by adding 3 red gems and a tiny glazed heart.

Despite all the embossing I think that my card still has a CAS feel about it and I’ve decided to enter it into this week’s ‘Flower’ challenge at Less is More.

Hope you like my cards and feel inspired …

Please pop over to the Challenge Blog to see the amazing projects that my DT Teamies have created … and of course … to join in the fun. The winner will receive 3 digital products from our sponsor All About Scrapping and will be invited to be our Guest Designer for one of our Sketch Challenges.

As always there is a twist … Participate in all 3 challenges we host this month and you’ll be in the running to win this lovely set goodies (Cloud9 Design Epoxy Accent Stickers, K&Co. Blue Awning Die-Cut Cardstock Tags, Elle’s Studio Day to Day Tabs,Bella Blvd Crochet Flowers, The Card Co. Funky Lipstick Paper Flowers, and Heidi Grace Printed Flowers) courtesy of our sister shop, All About Scrapping.
Happy Stamping!!! 😀

What else I used

tiny heart – owl punch by Stampin’Up!

floral embossing folder – Sheena Douglass

8 thoughts on “Sketch 12 Challenge at STAMPlorations

  1. Love the new look blog ( has obviously escaped me up until now!!). Love the grunge-y look ( not one I can do!) and think the second is perfectly CAS! x

  2. Fab cards, Monika! I love how the bits of the Holiday Artsy stamp around the edges echo the fold marks on the paper. Second card is still CAS even though it’s got all that texture. Lovely!

  3. Hi Monika cool Grungy card for your first card love the idea put PINK color for you and the pink at the top too…great idea and the second one I love the crisp of the embossing Paper..and nice sentiment and the cute add of the heart in red and three bling at the top…both are wonderfully done…I join also two times one is a manly card and second is really feminin one…would be glad if you could leave me some love too..big hugs, Monika

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