Wednesday, 10 September 2014

STAMPlorations September Stamp Release Blog Hop


It's stamp release month at STAMPlorations! The other STAMPlorations girls and I are sharing projects we created featuring the new stamps. Visit and leave a comment on all the stops on the hop for a chance to win.

THREE (3) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a stamp set of their choice from the new release and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate to use towards products in the STAMPlorations shop. You have until Monday, September 15, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700) to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Thursday, September 18.

For my project, to show that stamps aren't just for cards, I've used the daisy stamp which is available as part of the Bloom Sketches set, or as a single.  I stamped the daisy three times with Antique Linen Distress Ink on mixed media paper, then masked them, then sprinkled on Brusho powders and spritzed.


I entered this in the village show, where it got second place!  Here's a look at it in the frame (it was difficult to get a good photo because of all the reflection).  For an idea of scale, the painting is 7.5 x 9.5 inches (190 x 240 mm) and the frame is 12 x 15 inches (300 x 380 mm).
This was my third and favourite attempt.
First attempt
Second attempt
If you haven't started the hop from the beginning, you're missing some fabulous inspiration from the design team.  Get hopping and commenting for your chance to win!

*** The stops in the hop*** 

43 comments:

  1. Love daisies... LOVE your project!
    So beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love those daisies and I love playing with Brusho, I'd forgotten how much fun it was(and messy!). :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful daisies, I like how the ink is dripping off the card in a whimsical way!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm loving the brusho "craze" right now and your card is simply perfect. Love the new release Stamplorations images too - I'm "hopping"!

    Kathyk

    ReplyDelete
  5. First of all, Congrats to you on your achievement!!!
    These daisy flowers are awesome with beautiful dripped BG, Love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. LOVE that you framed the first one! Frame all and you have beautiful wall decoration!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hello Shirley
    I have just seen, that you have choose my card for the last Mixed Media Challenge, thank you it was a great surprise and I am happy about it :-)

    Your cards are all three stunning, I love your first attempt, your color choice is wonderful, so bright and fresh! The flowers look awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful, stunning brilliant! I just love them all.
    I must get some brushos!
    Elaine

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love how this looks as a piece of hung art. I've always wanted to try creating wall art inspired by some of my cards but have never tried. Maybe I'll have to, after seeing this beautiful creation.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your project is gorgeous. It looks a lot like Bisters. I have to check it out

    ReplyDelete
  11. Never heard of brusho powders but I love how the daisies seem to me coming out of the page. Such gorgeous vibrant background but the flowers are still the focus. Fab. Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow, amazing! What a fabulous creation, Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is so beautiful, Shirley. I've looked at that stamp but wondered how to use it. You've made it easy to see.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh my goodness...this is simply divine! lOvE it! Congratulations on your award...I'm not surprised, though, as this is wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love this stamp of daisies. The background is marvelous. I'm so glad you showed all your attempts...each is unique.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I actually like all your attempts! Congrats on making 2nd place - your stuff is always a work of art!

    ReplyDelete
  17. wooowww stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink make your project looks adorable..I stamped always with black ink..will try it one day Shirley..your project looks like you have painted it....really GREAT creation and I LUV this...hugs, Monika

    ReplyDelete
  18. Absolutely stunning trio of daisies against a most lovely, vibrant background! I think you should have won first place with this gorgeous framed beauty! Fabulous showcase!
    ~c

    ReplyDelete
  19. Incredible! Stunning effect with the stamps and brushos. Love it x

    ReplyDelete
  20. So beautiful! I am not familiar with Brusho, but I am definitely going to check into this product after seeing you and Cornelia using it.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Twice now you have lured me in with this BRUSHO product. I have it on my wish list. Absolutely Love what you have done here and congratulations on your award!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am so totally in love with these :) gorgeous design n colors!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Shirley- This is a masterpiece...I could just see this on my wall in my house with the gorgeous colours you used....dibs on this one, lol...

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is gorgeous! I love the effect you have achieved. All three are beautiful, but my favorite is the third try.

    ReplyDelete
  25. This looks really stunning.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi there Shirley-Bee. I came over to say thank you so much for the brilliant stuff you said on my blog today. Lucky for me too - I hope there is still time for me to enter into this awesome draw. What fantastic stamps. I'm all about those colourable stamps right now. You really are the best watercolourist I know. Absolutely love what you do with them, I know I have said this before - but I cant stop admiring your work.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow! All three attempts are gorgeous! Love the explosion of colors. Stunning. Congrats on placing at the show!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow Shirley! Congratulations on second place! This is so artsy, love the vibrant colours. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

    ReplyDelete
  29. Brilliant! I was about to say it should be framed and then I scrolled down! Congrats! It sounds like fun to be in a village - one day I hope to live in Queenscliff. Your daisy painting is stunning - how I wish you had a video of the process, because I can see layers here. hugs

    ReplyDelete
  30. Congrats, Shirley! Amazing colors and designs!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow..I love all of your attempts ,the abstract watercolor look is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Such a work of heart - I mean ART!! I love daisies and this is breathtaking!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Simply gorgeous, Shirley ... the daisies peeking out from the stunning riot of colour are fantastic! Many congratulations on your win! Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. I am new to the watercolor world, but your card took my breath away! It's beautiful and a work of art!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Love how you surrounded the daisies with the vibrant colors.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Absolutely beautiful! Love the daisies! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Ashley
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com
    http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is gorgeous, Shirley - love the artsy look and how the vibrant blue and green make the daisies pop! It looks fantastic framed :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love daisy stamp, and your way of using it is just gorgeous. I love splash of colors. Great job, thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete