Sketch 13 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 welcoming Deepti from Dee’s Art Utopia back as our guest designer!!! Click on her name to check out her fantastic makes.

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

 

This challenge will run until 27th June and the winner will be announced on the 29th 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 interpretation using some of the new release stamps, but before we’ll get there, a quick reminder of the inside which I posted as a teaser last Friday 😀 …

celebrate inside

 

Well I used Celebrate Artsy and VIGNETTE It’s Your Day for the inside and the front of my card plus SENTIMENT BUILDER Celebrate for the large sentiment on the front. All of them and more can be found in our Pre-release Bundle Offer.

celebrate

As you can see I took the stripes as my inspiration. The background is stamped in yellow and pink using one of the brush stroke stamps from the Celebrate Artsy set. I then stamped the candles only from the cake of the It’s Your Day set in black, edged my panel with black and layered it onto a piece of black card and then onto my white base card. To finish I stamped the sentiment (from SENTIMENT BUILDER Celebrate) onto a strip of white card, egded it with black and layered as shown before adding some card candy.

Initially I wanted to use buttons, but somehow it didn’t look quite right, cards somehow have their own mind. I think this card has a somewhat masculine feel about it. The pink doesn’t look girly at all!

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 … If you enter all three challenges in June you’ll be entered in a prize draw to win 3 fab TH stencils.
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If you haven’t been able to enter our first challenge in June, look out for the Twist in July, there will be another fab prize up for grabs.
Happy Stamping!!! 😀

Oh, and before I go, keep watching out for our Birthday Blog Hop next week!!!!

Sketch 13 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 welcoming Monika from the sunny land of Oz as our guest designer for this challenge!!!

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

 

This challenge will run until 13th June and the winner will be announced on the 15st 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 interpretation using SENTIMENT BUILDER Happy, VIGNETTE Retro Mod Shapes and Chevron & Arrows.  😀 …

retro happy

As you can see I went all dotty on you with some bright cheery colours.

First I covered my strips using masking tape, then I sponged my background using crisp cantaloupe ink and a dotty stencil, removed my tape and added the lines and faux stitching with a fine liner pen. I then stamped my sentiment in strawberry slush and black, did some more masking and stamped the pink circles (strawberry slush). I punched three 3/4″ circles and stamped the green circles (pistachio pudding and coastal cabana) before layering them onto my card and finishing off with some sequins.

Well I just managed to sneak in a second card …

Grungy Birthday

For this grungy birthday card I worked with the VIGNETTE Grunge Floral Strips which I stamped in smoky grey on my blue base card and the SENTIMENT BUILDER Happy which is stamped in black and hot pink. I then simply die cut some swirls punched a couple of white flowers and a heart shape from scrap.

TIP: The beauty about solid shapes is that you can easily alter them as I’ve done with the heart by including the swirly bit from my scrap (leftover from die cutting). I dabbed my shapes directly onto the ink pad to add texture and shading (hot pink for the heart and rose red for the flowers).

Sorry I haven’t done any tutorials of late, but I am still re-organising the craft space. The good news is it should be finished in a couple of weeks … at least that’s the plan.

For now I hope you like my cards and feel inspired by my little tips and tricks …

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 … If you enter all three challenges in June you’ll be entered in a prize draw to win 3 fab stencils. More details are on the STAMPloratios Blog. Will update you with a picture tonight when I get in from work.
Happy Stamping!!! 😀

What else I used

dotty stencil by Stamposaurus

swirl cutting die – freebie from Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine past issue

hot pink pigment ink by Dovecraft

black memento from stash

heart and flower punch plus other inks by Stampin’Up!

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…

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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

Sketch 11 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 Mynnette from On a Stampage as our guest designer for this challenge!!!

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

 

This challenge will run until 16th and the winner will be announced on the 18th May!

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 stamps due to be released later this week 😀 …

Happy Day

I used the Happy SUBWAY ART BUILDER and as you can see I pretty much followed the sketch for my first card and simply added 3 little stars instead of banners.

For my next card I created what I would call the Desktop Grunge Look or shall I say Crafter’s Workspace Grunge, if mine is anything to go by. I wanted it to look like accidental doodling, stamping etc …

Thanks

I went off the sketch a bit in as much that I added a little sticky note courtesy of Shery, who owns STAMPlorations of course, … she attaches them to stamps she sends out … in fact I made this card with her in mind. She is AMAZING! I teamed the Thank You Sentiment Builder (New Release) with the It’s All About You and  Holiday Artsy sets, stamped all of the small words that come with the builder on DSP (Vintage Icecream Social from All About Scrapping) to create my background, I then stamped my panel, blended some inks and attached it all to my base card before adding the splashes and circles, metal heads and upturned corners.

My last card has a feel of ….. well see what you make of it. It is a card that just happened, I intended it to look different from what it turned out to be … Is it a new style coming through? I don’t know …

Dare

 

I used one of the new SUBAWAY ART BUILDERS and the VIGNETTE Chevron and Arrows set on a stenciled background, doodled border and tiny diamond glazed heart.

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.
Just a quick reminder before I go, the BLOG HOP starts …
 … simply click the image for more information …

Happy Stamping!!! 😀