Monday, 3 March 2014

OMG!!

Pinch me, someone!  I am on the Design Team for Craft Stamper Make It, Take It Challenge Blog!  Me!


Craft Stamper is THE stamping magazine, so I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of the design team.  Click here to see who my teamies are.  My first post is on Friday with the start of the new monthly challenges.  Can't wait!

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I still managed to make a card in the middle of all the excitement.  I've been drooling over some of the Rubbernecker two-part stamps, particularly some of the poppy stamps, when I remembered I'd bought a poppy set by Kaisercraft the other week.  I need to get into the habit of not putting new stamps away until I've used them, then I may have a chance of remembering I've bought them!


Anyway, I thought I'd improvise on the two-step stamping and use a big paintbrush instead.  I stamped the outline images in Simon Says Midnight Green (part of a goody bag - thanks, Simon!) then pressed my Memento ink pads onto an acrylic block and used a very wet paintbrush to splodge some blocks of colour across the flowers and leaves.  A layer of Dandelion first, then highlights with Cantaloupe, then some Bamboo Leaves on the leaves.  If you don't like staying inside the lines when you're colouring, this is the technique for you!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Less is More, Yellow and Green

City Crafter, Do You Speak English? where you have to use a language other than English

 
The Paper Players, Thank You


And Virginia's View, a new challenge blog set up by the very talented Virginia Lu of Yes, Virginia, where the first challenge is all about watercolouring.


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I went to Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music last week, and it was an absolute hoot!  You watch the original film, Sound of Music, but it's not just watching, it's full audience participation.  We dressed as nuns - there were people dressed as Maria, as the children in their curtain play clothes, there were even two children dressed as brown paper packages tied up with string!  We had flash cards to hold up, edelweiss to wave, party poppers for when Maria and the Captain kissed.  We had to hiss at the baroness, bark at Rolfe, barf at Gretl, boo at the baddies - it was hilarious!  And of course, we sang along.  I recommend it if ever you get the chance.  I think the next one is Sing-a-Long-a Grease!

ETA:  I forgot to add it to Simon Says Work It Wednesday - use a Simon brand product.


26 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That's a new one for me, so thanks for expanding my stamping world - I can't wait to see your work! Great use of these colours on this stamp, too - love the fresh yellows and green!

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  2. Wow, I am so thrilled for you, Shirley! With your talent, this DT is going to ROCK!! I love your sunny yellow for the flowers! GREAT choice of stamp for this technique! The inking with the watercolors are lovely! So glad that you join the fun with me!

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  3. Many congratulations, Shirley ... how exciting! Love your gorgeous fresh blooms with their outside-the-lines zesty colours ... full of spring! Now ... where are those wimple photo's?? Anita :)

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  4. wohooo!! Congratulations Shirley :) I look forward to ur creations on their DT. Loved this beautiful card, with water colored blooms :)

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  5. a BIG congrats Shirley..This is the only craft magazine I buy so will love seeing your creations showcased..very exciting for you. Gorgeous card, love the water colouring with the stamps, x

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  6. Shirley, congratulations on your DT assignment! You are a perfect choice! WHat a lovely card today...and that song-along Sound of Music sounded like a blast! :)

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  7. Congratulations Shirley. Have a blast. What a fabulous creative card. You will do well as a design team member.

    Blessings

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  8. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing this week at CCCB :-)

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  9. Congrats - they are lucky to have you on board!

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  10. Fabulous technique and a beautiful card Shirley! Congrats on your new DT!! So happy for you! Loll xx

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  11. Congrats! Looking forward to being on the DT with you.

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  12. Congratulations Shirley on your design team spot - I am so thrilled for you! Your card is gorgeous too - hugs xx

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  13. Congrats to you, Shirley! You are so deserving, and I can't wait to see what you create! This is such a lovely card...it reminds me of a fresh spring day, which is something I could use right now :-)

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  14. Congratulations Shirley! You are going to rock the Craft Stamper gallery with your amazing talent!

    It sounds like you had an absolute blast at the "Make your own" Sound of Music - what a great idea for a fun evening! Hissing, barking, barfing - fun, fun, fun!

    And, you are definitely a natural 'sploger'! This sploging effect is awesome! I'm convinced that no matter what the technique, you will ace it!!!

    Fabulous colors!

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  15. Congrats, Shirley! Craft Stamper is very, very lucky to have you on their DT!!!

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  16. Hi Shirley...congratultions! I am excited to joining in on the adventure with you!!! I love the freshness of this card also, such a natural feel.
    Dot x

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  17. Big congrats Shirley on joining the CS team, what a fab addition to the blog you'll be :0)
    Love this card too, gorgeous watercolour effect. Sounds like the sing-a-long was great fun....still cracking up about the brown paper packages :0)

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  18. That's a fab card, love your colouring method !!

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  19. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing this week at CCCB :-)

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  20. Congrats to you! Such a lovely creation!! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!!

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  21. Congrats on joining the Craft Stamper DT Shirley!
    This is a super card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  22. Beautiful card, love the vibrant colour choices. A big congratulations to be chosen on the Craftstamper DT. Fantastic & exciting news ! I love their magazine. Cheers, Shirleyx ps.. I'm still not able to join as a follower, I can't figure out what's wrong, but I do have your blog up on my blog roll.

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  23. Woohoooo Shirley..congratulations :-):-):-)
    Your card is beeeeautiful!
    Big hugs
    Tracy
    Xxx

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  24. What a fun and exciting post this was, Shirley-Girly!!

    That sing-a-long does sound like a hoot and a half!!

    Your card is so pretty and I see you are getting as bad (good?) as me and finding lots of challenges that apply! It's not that hard sometimes when they all seem to "fit" each other so well!

    And last, but not least, my warmest congratulations to you on your Design Team appointment! On THE Design Team appointment!! I am only surprised that it took them (and every other challenge) so long to ask you! They don't know how lucky they are to have you, but they will find out!

    I can say I knew you "when!" It was a pleasure "then" and it will always be a pleasure! Huge hugs, Darnell

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  25. Absolutely fantastic news and well deserved! That's the only mag I buy, if i can find it and I can't wait to see more of your cards in it!

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  26. Congrats Shirley!

    Love your two-step version with the brush, looks fab!
    Thanks for joining this week’s Less is More Challenge
    Anne
    (Guest LIM commenter!)

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