Sketch 8 Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hello Everybody,

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 be welcoming Deepti from Dee’s Art Utopia as our guest designer for this challenge!!!

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

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 interpretation …

MOM 2

I used the MOM stamp from the new SUBWAY ART BUILDER range, more details can be found here  … and stamped it in two different colours before chopping my images up to create banners. I only used three which means there is plenty left for some more cards! 🙂 I am so excited about these stamps, simply because they are so versatile, you can stamp them as a whole, colour each line with a different marker, only use one of the sentiments, chop them up … I would say you’re only limited by your imagination!

For my background I used my favourite DSP, Love and Lipstick Tricks a digital paper from our sister shop  All About Scrapping who is also the sponsor of our prize. I also cut a small piece of pink card and stamped one of the small flowers from the VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals stamp set on a scrap of white card and fuzzy cut it. I then layered my elements as can be seen in the photo on my white tent fold base card and added my flower, gem and sequins to finish …

Hope you like my card 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.

As always there is an extra prize up for grabs each month. If you enter all 3 challenges, two sketch plus one monthly, in March, you’ll be in with a chance of winning these fab Washi Tapes …

… more details can be found here.

Happy Stamping!!!

Here is what else I used:

Mom Stamp and VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals Stamp set by STAMPlorations

Love and Lipstick Tricks digital paper from All About Scrapping

strawberry slush ink pad from Stampin’Up!

everything else from my stash

Quiet Strength

Hello Everybody,

thanks for popping by and leaving such lovely comments.

Today I have been playing with some STAMPlorations stamps mainly to get a project done which I could enter into the CASology Challenge, where the code word is ‘roots’.

Shery from STAMPlorations is sponsoring the challenge, and I am counting myself very lucky indeed to be on her DT. I thought that this would be a good opportunity to show off some of her stamps.

For my first card I combined the VIGNETTE Tree Silhouettes with one of the new  Mom Subway Art #3 to create this ethereal card …

Quiet Strength

… I simply stamped one of the tree stamps three times in Wild Wasabi ink (Stampin’Up!/SU) onto light blue card. To create the softer look I first stamped some of the ink off onto a scrap piece of card before stamping on the blue. I then inked the ‘Quiet Strength’ from my MOM stamp using my Melon Mambo marker (SU) and stamped it onto a piece of white card which I cut into a banner shape and finished off by adding two lines. I then slightly shaped my banner and attached it below my trees using 3D foam. Rounding three of the corners was all that was needed to finish off my card.

On my next card I was using the Tree Silhouettes set on its own and played with colour to create some interest …

Wishing you well

… again I stamped onto blue card for this one layer creation. The ink I used are Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo and Elegant Eggplant, all from SU. Again I felt that this card didn’t need any further embellishing.

For my next card I used the  Mom Subway Art #3 stamp in its entirety plus the VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals

Mother

… again I used blue card as my base, of course you can use a different colour, I just sometimes challenge myself to use blue as it is a colour I don’t seem to naturally want to use. The MOM stamp is stamped in Elegant Eggplant (SU) straight onto my blue base card. I then added some scored lines, stamped my flowers from the Eclectic Florals set in Strawberry  Slush (SU) onto some white card before fuzzy cutting, shaping and adhering them to my card. I finished off by adding some gems and a rounded corner.

On my last card I tried to include some symbolism …

Mother 2

… it might be a bit too fussy for the CAS look, but you never know. I combined my  Mom Subway Art #3 stamp with the VIGNETTE Tree Silhouettes and Artful Flutters Sets.

The colours green and pink are for the heart connection (Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo by SU), purple for the spiritual connection (Elegant Eggplant by SU), yellow for sense of self (Daffodil Delight by SU) and blue for true communication.

The trees are symbolic for grounding and being well rooted yet flexible and strong to withstand the storms of life, the butterflies stand for change and embracing the unknown.

I could write a lot more about this, but it’s getting late here in the UK and I can hear my bed calling …

If you are interested let me know and I shall write it all up for you.

Hope you enjoyed the little journey today…

Back tomorrow with the new Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations … hope to see you there …

Happy Crafting!!!

Sketch 7 Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hello Everybody,

It is time again for another Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations. Thanks to everybody who entered our challenges, sketch and monthly, in February. We had some great entries. Hope you all enjoy your prizes and that you’ll be joining us again for the Sketch #7 Challenge plus the monthly and sketch #8 in March too.

We’re also be welcoming Sandie from London Days as our new DT Member and Karen from Serendipity Dragonfly as our guest!!!

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

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 interpretation …

MOM I

… I would also like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of the new SUBWAY ART BUILDER Stamps simply called MOM and perfect for Mother’s Day. They are due to be released later on this month. You can either stamp them as a whole or use single lines. I like to regard them as sets in their own right as each stamp has several lines to use.

Shery has a fantastic pre-release offer on her new stamp sets. You’ll get 30% off if you buy all 5 of them. I know they are coming from the States, but her prices are very reasonable and she charges a flat shipping rate which is very reasonable again. More details can be found here  … I am so excited about these stamps, simply because they are so versatile …

For my card I coloured each line separately using markers, stamped and cut to size before attaching my word image to a piece of grey textured card. I then punched two borders from a piece of withe card and attached some cream paper twine before layering it on a slightly larger piece of grey card and then on my tent fold base card. I stamped some flowers from the VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals stamp set and fuzzy cut them. I attached my topper, added my flowers and some pearls to finish …

Hope you like my card 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.

As always there is an extra prize up for grabs each month. If you enter all 3 challenges, two sketch plus one monthly, in March, you’ll be in with a chance of winning these fab Washi Tapes …

… more details can be found here.

Happy Stamping!!!

Here is what else I used:

Mom Stamp and VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals Stamp set by STAMPlorations

Border Punch by Xcut from docrafts

coastal cabana, pistachio pudding, crisp cantaloupe, strawberry slush and baked brown sugar Stamp’n’write Markers plus crisp cantaloupe and strawberry slush ink pads all from Stampin’Up!

paper twine from The Works

pearls, white and grey card from my stash