Monday, 18 August 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch #18


It's time for a new sketch at STAMPlorations, and I've been playing with my new toys stamps :)  First, the sketch: look at that, hardly changed anything!  Just moved the sentiment.



And here are the new toys, Bloom Sketches.  They're available now at a pre-release discount, and they are also the first release in the newly-launched STAMPlorations Stamp Club.  Check out the link for all the fabulous money-saving details.


I stamped the California poppies in Antique Linen Distress Ink then painted them with Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and a touch of Forest Moss.  I'm loving no-line colouring this week ;)

Our guest designer is Carol from Just Me: c.  Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what Carol and the rest of the DT have created for your inspiration.

I'm entering my card into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Summer.  What speaks more of summer than gorgeous vibrant flowers?



13 comments:

  1. A show-stopping, knock-out, breath-taken-away gorgeous card! Those flowers are stunning! If I weren't having a 'separation' from my distress inks, I'd give the no line colouring a try. Not quite ready to head back that way, but wow...you're sure providing incentive! I'm excited to receive my set of these stamps; they're lovely!
    ~c

    ReplyDelete
  2. THUD! Beautiful - you are such an artist!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gasp ... so gorgeous, Shirley ... love California poppies ... love your card! Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Absolutely stunning- I love the no line colouring and with the orange it just jumps off the page. I think I need this stamp, lol...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Absolutely completely LOVE this card, Shirley! Incredible stamping and watercoloring of the California poppies. It's so awesome to see my drawings/stamps come to life in your hands! This has got to be one of my favorites!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Stunning card, Shirley! Your flowers are gorgeous...the yellow is so pretty, and they're perfect for the sketch...WOW!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful, Shirley! Your no lines coloring looks stunning. When I first saw your card I was thinking oh I didn't notice the poppies stamp was a solid image but then I realized that no, it's just your super coloring that does the trick here! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my! I really admire your artistic ability!
    The last couple of cards just grabbed my attention!
    AMAZING!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Another stunningly beautiful card! Great work as always, Shirley, Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is so pretty :) beautiful coloring ! I like the bright yellow panel too.

    ReplyDelete
  11. So elegant and I love your coloring! Thank you so much for playing along with the Summer Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful watercolored blooms Shirley. Love the bright and sunny colors. Loll xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Shirley. Just love your poppies, perfectly coloured, simply amazing! Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

    ReplyDelete