Monday, 9 March 2015

ARTplorations Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the ARTplorations Blog Hop!  Today I've used the Bubbles stencil for my background, sponging Distress Inks through it, then I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes in black and drew stalks with a black Posca pen.  Mounted the panel onto a black card, and that's it, finito.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team, but before you go, leave me a comment for a chance to win:

SIX (6) winners (2 winners per day) will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil. Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.

THREE (3) winners will each win a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.

42 comments:

  1. Oh WOW! Perfect marriage between background and stamp!
    Stunning card Shirley!

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  2. Fabulous! Love the soft colours! Wonderful stencil inspiration on this hop!

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  3. Great Card! I love this stencil. Thank for sharing your work with us.

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  4. Love how the flower heads reflect the shape on the stencil. :)

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  5. This is a beauty! Love the pastel colors and the bold blooms!

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  6. I'm crazy about the graphic design of this card. Awesome.

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  7. This is beautiful! LOVE it! Love the soft colors, love all of it ♥

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  8. Love the softness of the background and how it makes the flowers in front stand out.

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  9. Shirley, this is a true piece of art, elegant and classy! Love it. Have a great day! x

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  10. The stencil and stamp go together perfectly. Great look.

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  11. a perfect match of the the circle flowers and the stencil!

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  12. Sooo pretty!, love the contrasting colors on the card. Just beautiful!

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  13. I love this bubbles and the card looks very elegant even it is not in gold. Great job and fabulous card.

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  14. CAS and elegant ....
    PERFECT
    CU hellerlittle

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  15. Love your soft sponged stenciled background for your modern circle flowers. TFS Shirley. All the new samples are so Inspiring! TFS

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  16. Very pretty!. That is a great background. TFS

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  17. So perfect! I love the circle flowers and circle background, stunning!~kim

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  18. This is so pretty Shirley.

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  19. Simple and stunning. The black pops. Hugz

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  20. Divine! I love the soft background with pop of black and you chose the perfect stamp image for the background!

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  21. I really love the stenciled background, it is so soft and pretty.

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  22. I love the dimension that background gives - like out of focus flowers.

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  23. Sooooo cool! Love the absolute 'retroness' of this image, especially paired with your gorgeous inked background!

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  24. Amazing how something so bold can be so delicate looking! LOVE how the circles match up!!

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  25. Finito fantastic, my friend! This is one cool card!
    hugs~c

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  26. I loved the soft color you used and the stenciling Shirley! Total Fun! :)
    Cheers!
    Suchi xx

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  27. How soft, pretty and simple is this card Shirley, I love it - beautiful sponging

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  28. What a stunning stenciling and I love how you've used it! The colors look amazing! So dramatic and effective!!

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  29. Perfect match with you mod flowers and bubble background! xx

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  30. Fab ombré effect - the black details rock.

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  31. Love the delicate bg. Gorgeous!
    x Asha

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  32. Fantastic! Love how you did the background. :-)

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  33. Love your subtle shading on this background - stunning card!

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  34. Oooh, gorgeous, Shirley ... pretty and funky and such a gorgeous sponged background! Brilliant inspiration for me to use my newly acquired Retro Mod Shapes set ... thanks! Anita :)

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