Tuesday, August 03, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #328

 

Helloooo peeps!  I've got a super-duper calorie-free rainbow cake for you as my inspiration this week's STAMPlorations post.  This design works brilliantly on a slimline card and uses my Layered Cake Bake set.  My card is DL size (roughly 4 by 8¼ inches).  I did all my stamping on a panel then adhered it to the card, but you could easily stamp directly onto the card to make it a one layer card.

Once I'd stamped the cake layers in Distress Oxide I overstamped them in the same ink using the chevron stamp from Mixed Media Grunge.  I topped it off with some Carved Flowers and added a sentiment from Baa Baa.

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 $15 prize code for use in the store.

When you're shopping in the store you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.  Happy stamping!

Monday, August 02, 2021

NBUS - Missees

 


Hello!  I'm rather taken by these gorgeous creatures called Missees by Karin Joan from Studio Light after seeing Carol Just Me C creating fabulous cards with them.  The bad news is that they're not readily available from Europe now that we've Brexited - international postal charges are a complete muck-up at the moment.

Anyway, I'll just work with what I have!  I managed to get my hands on the Primarina set, and this is my first attempt at using it. (I need the other sets!)

I'm entering this into NBUS challenge #29 (of course!)


and Inkspirational Designer's Choice - Spots/Dots

 

and Time Out Challenges - Inspired By Words.  I've gone for friend.

and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes



STAMPlorations Paper Goods - Retro Fashionistas

 


Helloooo!  I've been having a little fun over at STAMPlorations with the new Retro Fashionistas ATCs from the store :)

These girls look so prim and proper on the surface, but I thought I'd give you an insight into what they were really thinking.  You can see close-ups of the girls, together with two cards with the other two girls out of the six over on the STAMPlorations blog here, and on my Instagram account @shirleybeeuk.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

STAMPlorations Spotlight

Hello!  I've got a couple of quick tricks for you today for adding colour to your images.  (Neither of these techniques is new, but it's always worth reminding ourselves and refreshing our skills.)  The first one is using the back of a stamp.  

I started by stamping the same image in black across the front and back of the card.

Then I used the back of another larger stamp from the set and three different colours to colour the images. I turned the stamp each time so that the colour pattern looked more random.


I added a sentiment and called it done.


My second technique is one of my faves - sloshing watercolours around!  The card started off similar to the first.  Stamping all the way across the card, but this time using three different stamps.

Using the same range of colours, I loaded up my brushes and sloshed colour on very loosely.  

You'll see from the central image on the front of the card that I was a little too enthusiastic with my flourish, but hey, this is art ;) I added a sentiment and lots of splattering and called that one done.

I hope I've jogged your memory with these techniques, or maybe even introduced you to a new one.  When you're shopping in the store, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you can get 20% off.  Happy stamping!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #327

 


Hello, it's time for some STAMPlorations Inspiration.  I've got a card that came together very quickly, which was lucky as I'm on the last minute for this post!

I repeat-stamped Tea Blend Word Art on a mop-up background, and added the Coffee Cup Silhouette in a lovely pearlised gold card, and voila!

Fancy a cuppa, anyone?

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the design team have created, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 prize code.  When you're shopping in the store, you can get 20% off your order by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Travel


It's time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday - Travel, chosen by Glenda.  Done much travelling lately?  Nah, me neither.

I made this card for my mum to give to our scrumptious grandson, her third great-grandchild, who lives Down Under, but he does have a connection to London as his other grandparents live there.  (His name is River, hence the name on the side of the bus.)

The vehicles and buildings are Tim Holtz, the sun is Sizzix, the cloud is a fussy-cut stamped image from Funky Fossil, the heart was in my stash so I can't remember which die set it's from, and the sentiment is Altenew Birthday Greetings.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team, and our Surprise Party Guest, Melanie, then join in the challenge with us.  You can play with the Travel theme or Anything Goes as long as it's birthday-themed.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #326

 


Hello peeps, got some more STAMPlorations inspiration for you today, using Deepti's Blossom Sprays #6, which was part of the the Birthday Bundle set 3.

Last time I did no line stamping and shaded colouring.  This time I'm back to my sloshy comfort zone, slapping a bit of Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint, and adding a few splatters.  Easy peasy.

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 $15 prize code.  When you're shopping in the store you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.  Happy stamping :)