Friday, April 04, 2014

STAMPlorations April Challenge - Stamps and Your Favourite Technique

It's time for a new challenge at STAMPlorations, and this month it's all about stamping and your favourite technique.  Our guest designer for the challenge is Sian.

My current favourite technique is water colouring - and splatting.  What, you hadn't noticed?!?  For this card, I made a pale yellow background then while it was still wet, stamped the images which then bled into the wet areas.  Once dry, I then overstamped the images and added highlights with coloured pencils.  Oh, and some splatter.  Love splatter.

I used Vignette: Eclectic Florals and Vignette: Artful Flutters

Here are the deets:

The winner will receive 2 clear stamp sets of her choice from the Vignette, Patchwork Frenzy, and Subway Art series. (Visit the shop to see the available stamp sets.) Also, the winner will be invited to be a Guest Designer.

Participate in all 3 challenges we host this month and you'll be in the running to win this prize package courtesy of our sister shop, All About Scrapping.

This month's random prize draw winner will receive 1 package of Tsukineko BRILLIANCE Dew Drop PLANETARIUM ink pads: Galaxy Gold, Platinum Planet, Starlite Silver, and Cosmic Copper

The challenge is open until 30 April - come and join us!


I got to meet my STAMPlorations teamie Monika at Port Sunlight on Saturday - we met up at the little cafe and oohed and aahed over each other's purchases :)  Monika's bag is strategically placed to hide the rubbish from the stall at the back of us!


  1. How fab you got to meet IRL! I really like the way the butterfly looks like it is fluttering! And yes we do love splatters!

  2. What a great impression of movement there is here, Shirley ... in the flowers and the butterfly! You had a great 'meeting' time at Port Sunlight ... how brilliant! Anita :)

  3. Well, I won't ever tire of seeing your watercolor and spatter/splatter cards, Shirley! Love the dreamy look you created on the butterflies and flowers on the panel. And WHEEEEE!!! Awesome photo of you and Monika! Love that you two got to meet and show each other's hauls!

  4. Your card looks amazing Shirley and that technique sounds like fun! Hugs xx

  5. Two fabulously talented women enjoying each other's company .... ah, life is great!

    And speaking of great...your card is just that! Another stunning water color splattered beauty! I love the sentiment stamp :)

  6. I'll never grow tired of your water coloring and splatters...your card is just beautiful, Shirley! How fun that you got together with your you had a great time!

  7. That is the most delicate splatter I've ever seen. Love the dreamy card. And that you had face time!!!

  8. What a gorgeous watercolour card Shirley! So soft and pretty. My attempts at watercolour always end up a muddy mess!
    I enjoyed seeing your Port Sunlight pictures - I was there too and came home with more than I intended!
    Carol x

  9. So pretty love the dimension on your card - how fun to meet up another teamie!

  10. Beautiful technique and design! Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

  11. This is so beautiful! I love the watercolour effect - I really have to dig out my paints, you guys are so inspiring!

    Thank you for having me along with you all this month and a great big thank you for the extra shout out here, I am honoured :)

  12. LOVE your take Shirley!!! Gorgeous watercolor and splattering :)

  13. Hi Shirley. Love your soft watercolour splattering with its dreamy look. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx