Friday, 24 April 2015

STAMPlorations Spotlight Week - SmallBirds


It's our final day of the STAMPlorations April Release Spotlight Week.  Today we're turning the spotlight on the other set that I designed for this release, The Bee's Knees SmallBirds:


I love 'em!  The kookaburra/kingfisher was one of the first stamps I made with my stampmaker last year, although it was slightly bigger than the version in this set.  Today I've stamped the puffin onto watercolour paper, coloured it with Distress Inks, then sloshed more Distress Inks around the base to look like sky and grass and rocks (hopefully!).  The sentiment is from the Fond Expressions set that we showcased on Day 1.

Prepare yourself for more inspiration from guest designer Darnell and the rest of the Design Team.  You'll find links to all our projects here.  Make sure you leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win prizes:

  • FIVE (5) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate
  • and there could well be some surprise prizes ;)


Stops on the hop:

Darnell - Guest Designer

I hope you've enjoyed the hop, and good luck with the commenting!

36 comments:

  1. Yeahh, those birds really scream out WATERCOLOR me! FAB!

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  2. Using watercolor really works well with those little birdies. I love the set and love how you made use of it too. Your card is wonderful!

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  3. Such great sketchy stamps. love that puffin's bill! :)

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  4. That looks like a small canvas suitable for framing, Shirley! I'm in awe!! It's been a fun week with you, thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. What a terrific water coloring and spotting the little birdie so cutely, just love it!

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  6. This is an amazing water color card! Very creative! Finished the week with a bang!

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  7. Beautiful! Piece of art I would say.

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  8. Beautiful water coloring. It makes the bird really pop.

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  9. I loved the play of watercolors on your card :)

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  10. Beautiful card! The coloring is amazing!

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  11. Fabulous watercolor. That bird is perfection.

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  12. So creative! Love the watercolored background with that adorable Puffin.

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  13. So beautiful! Love your watercolouring!

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  14. I just love the puffin and your fab water coloring!

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  15. What a lovely puffin, Shirley! All of these birds are fun! Love the soft gray watercolor.

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  16. This is my favorite set of the whole release, Shirley! Love your card.

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  17. So masterful! I love your watercoloring! Such a great design. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful makes each day of this Hop!~kim

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  18. Your puffin reminds me of a verse I remember from my childhood that begins, "There once was a puffin,just the shape of a muffin, who lived on an island in the bright blue sea..." I won't bore you with the rest, but let's just say you've convinced me - one who is terrified of birds, especially the hippo-sized ravens we have here - that I 'need' this set! Awesome card; awesome showcase! Your magic has worked!
    Hugs~c

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  19. I love watercolor paintings...your card is full of gorgeousness Shirley. I'm inspired, tqsm and hugs.

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  20. Wow this is stunning! GORGEOUS card!!! ♥

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  21. Wow Shirley! Your card is stunning and I love all your new bird stamps...you are very talented:) Hugs xx

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  22. Your bird images are wonderful! Love your beautiful card!

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  23. Great watercoloouring effect around the puffin Shirley - a great card.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  24. Wonderful watercolour card! xxx

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  25. Shirley, love how you have muted the bush under the bird. It is a great CAS card!!

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  26. OH this looks like a water cooler painting - gorgeous!!!

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  27. Another stunning display of your amazing talent! You SERIOUSLY need to start framing these beauties!

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  28. Your puffin looks as if it had just flown in from Aberdaron! Great watercoloured scene. Hugs xxx

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  29. Your puffin looks as if it had just flown in from Aberdaron! Great watercoloured scene. Hugs xxx

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  30. I really like your background!

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  31. Love the unstructured watercolouring (or sloshing!) with the sketched puffin, Shirley ... he looks right at home! Anita :)

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  32. Beautiful. Love the way you have coloured this. Cute puffin. Hugz

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  33. So on this card... DS has left the premises and DH has just realized that he's been talking to himself. But the sentiment echoes what DS really thinks. Just doesn't say.

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