Friday, 3 April 2020

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


It's a new month, and a new challenge at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It.  As always, it's Anything Goes, but real stamping must feature.

I stamped this party girl (Zinski Art Set 42) on spare card, coloured and cut her out, then adhered her to a gelli plate print that's been in my stash for ages.  The black stamped patterns are from STAMPlorations.

The prize for one lucky randomly selected player is from Woodware:


And if your entry is chosen by the design team, it'll be published on the blog, along with a profile, and you'll get the chance to guest design in a future challenge.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and join in to win!

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #261


Hello!  It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I've got another card for you using powders mixed with walnut stain.

I placed a diecut Coffee Cup Silhouette on white card, sprinkled the powders on, then spritzed with water and let it sit there for a few seconds till I was happy with the level of colour mingling.  Then I lifted off the diecut.  Stay tuned for next week's post and I'll show you what I did with it.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design  team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Sloshing Spotlight


I've been sloshing again.  One of my favourite techniques.  Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see my spotlight post.


The images were coloured and fussy cut, then I applied a wash onto the card bases.


I deliberately used two of my least-favourite colours, but I've got to say, I like them here!

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Seize The Birthday - Cards for Kids


Hello, we've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - Cards for Kids.  Or Anything Goes if you prefer.



I made this card towards the end of last year, so I can't remember the full details, but I know the sentiment is from MFT.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and our Surprise Party Guest, Stef Perry, and then play along with us.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #260


Hello!  It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I've raided my stash again to make this card. When Layered Cake Bake launched, I made this cake slice but didn't use it at the time.  The sponge is watercoloured and the frosting is Liquid Pearls or equivalent, can't remember.

The background is a leftover piece from this Spotlight post.  All I had to do was trim it down, add some birthday Telex messaging (who remembers Telex??) from World Birthday Cakes and adhere everything in place.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #259


Hello, and welcome to Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations!  I've been rummaging in my stash of backgrounds and found this stencil print, which I thought would work will with a nice cool Blue Lagoon cocktail.  The 'celebrate' letters were cut from mirri card and have a lovely iridescent sheen.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you can get a 20% discount off your purchase.

Stencil: Prim Triangles
Stamp: Tropical Drink - Large
Die: Skinny Sentiments

Monday, 16 March 2020

ARTplorations Stencil Hop


Hello, we've got a special hop for you at STAMPlorations featuring some new stencil designs by Helen, and they're in the store now.

For my first card I used the lovely versatile Clouds stencil.  I just caught the lower edges of the clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide to give a hint of cloud, then blended the rest of the sky and added some ground with Shabby Shutters Oxide.  The stamps are from Birds of Paradise and Party Time


For my next card I used the Rubber Bands stencil, masking the majority of the card so that I just had a border down the side of the card.  I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide.


I stamped the coffee cup on spare card, watercoloured and fussy cut it, and added a sticker from Just Caffeinate.  I think the coffee cup stamp may have been discontinued, but there is another similar one here.

My final card uses the brickwork stencil.  I sponged Antique Linen Distress Oxide lightly on the white card, then stencilled the brickwork pattern over the top using the same colour.  I added a potted plant from Fluttery and a sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the team have created, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win 3 or 6 of the stencils.