Friday, 5 September 2014

STAMPlorations September Challenge - Stamps and Markers


Welcome to the new challenge at STAMPlorations.  This month we want you to use stamps and markers.  Remember those half-price Sharpies that fell into my supermarket trolley and therefore didn't count as a craft spend?  I've actually been using them more than I thought I would.

Here's a simple card that's easy to mass produce.  You could stamp out a whole sheet full of poinsettias and colour them in while you're watching telly.  Then all you need to do is fussy cut them, and add some gold Stickles to the centre.  Stamp your sentiment on the card, then draw a wobbly border with a black Sharpie. I wouldn't normally draw such a thick line, but it's just the right weight to go with the font on the sentiment. Pop the poinsettia on foam dots, overhanging the border slightly.  By not adding any embellishments (or splatters!!!) the bold colours on the poinsettia really stand out.  Less is definitely more in this case.



The stamps are part of the new release - if you're quick you can get them at 25% off.  And if you're a Stamp Club member, you get a further 15% off - how's that for a bargain?

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the design team and our guest designer, Cris G., have created for your inspiration.  Don't forget, if you enter all three challenges this month, apart from chances of winning the challenge, you're in with a chance of a random prize.

I'm entering my card into Simon Says Monday Challenge - bold,

and Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes.


17 comments:

  1. Stunning! Your poinsettia definitely is the star of the stage, as is. No need for extras. Your colouring...rich and vibrant! Love this!
    ~c

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  2. Shirley you rocked this image- colouring is stunning... Perfect design with your image .

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  3. Wonderful coloring, Shirley!! Love the simple but stunning design of your card! (PS: I've a feeling a pack of Sharpies is going to fall into my shopping cart soon...)

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  4. Beautiful! Love the border! It sets the flowers and sentiment off so perfectly!

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  5. That Poinsettia really pops - love that doodles frame!

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  6. This may be simples, Shirley, but with that vibrant red and green against all that white, it is really striking! Your line frame is just the right touch!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Gorgeous n striking colors :)

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  8. A fantastic creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

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  9. Amazing coloring on these gorgeous blossoms. Love the hand drawn border too. Great card! Bev

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  10. Love your gorgeous simple card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  11. Such rich, vibrant colour against all that glorious white, Shirley ... fantastic! Anita :)

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  12. Beautiful design. Love the bright colors of the poinsettia ... it just pops off all that gorgeous white space. Love your wobbly border :) Loll xx

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  13. Bold & Beautiful! Love this one, and your doodled line is fab! Have a lovely day, Shirley. Hugs Monika xxx

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  14. Breathtaking! Love me all that white space.

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