Friday, 4 July 2014

STAMPlorations Monthly Challenge - Stamps and Glitter


It's a new month and a new challenge at STAMPlorations.  We want you to use stamps and glitter.  Easy peasy.  I used one of the new stamp sets, Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments.  You get four framed flowers and ten words in the set.  For my card I stamped the boxed bloom then cut out the background sections.  I added a little Pumice Stone Distress watercolour on the petals and also on the edges of the sentiment and popped the panel up on some gunmetal pearlised card.

The Stickles in the flower centre is Tiara by Suze Weinberg for Ranger.  I've had it years - I mean years - and it's a little bit gloopy but otherwise fine.  I googled to see if she was still around and have just spent a good half hour getting completely sidetracked reading her blog.


Anyway, enough about me (and Suze), what about you?  What can you win if you play along?  Well, if yours is the winning entry you get a STAMPlorations stamp set of your choice (or two sets if you used STAMPlorations stamps in your winning creation).

And if you play along with the monthly challenge and both of this month's sketches you could win this:


Our guest designer this month is the lovely and talented Kimberly Wiener.  Pop over to the STAMPlorations blog with your sunglasses to see Kimberly's fabulous creation, and the inspirational designs from the rest of the DT.

12 comments:

  1. "gunmetal pearlised" - wow, sounds dangerous. Looks fabulous. Go, Deutschland!

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  2. This is so stylish and elegant. Very very beautiful! Have a fun weekend! xxx

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  3. So beautiful in the sepia coloring~

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  4. Gorgeous - makes for a wonderful sympathy card - i hope you won't need it, so...

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  5. Stunning, Shirley! You make the most beautiful cards, is all I can say :o)

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  6. Elegant, stunning and so chic, Shirley ... the monochrome is perfect! Anita :)

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  7. LOVE the elgance and beauty of your wonderful card!! Hey, thanks for the awesome shout out on your blog! Ha haaa hhaaa I guess that BG paper I made is a tad neon bright! That Tim Holtz distressed inks, are amazing. It was fun making the paper!!

    So Great to be featured on this challenge with STAMPlorations and the very talented DT!!!!

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  8. A stunning & elegant card that perfectly captures the essence of the message. Love the bold simplicity of this card!

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  9. very, very elegant! Such a beauty - I love it xx

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  10. Echoing the others: gorgeous, elegant, exquisite. Simply stunning image to match the message. WOW!
    ~c

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