Tuesday, 5 January 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #54 - Happy New Year


It's the first of our STAMPlorations Inspiration series in 2016, and this year we're doing it a little differently. Check on the STAMPlorations blog post for the changes, and how you can be in with a chance of winning a $10 gift certificate to the store.

I made this card on New Year's Day after watching all the fireworks around the world.  I stamped and masked the house (The Bee's Knees Houses) then added the grass and sentiment (Holiday Artsy), the coloured explosions (Mixed Media Elements) and the Catherine wheels (Balloons and Banners).  I sponged the dark sky around the house, fading out towards the fireworks to represent the bright white flashes.

Did you know the Catherine wheel is named after Catherine of Alexandria who was condemned to death on the wheel - according to legend it exploded when she touched it.  See?  Not only entertaining but educational as well ;)

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and don't forget to comment to be in with a chance of a prize.

10 comments:

  1. and bloody too... Happy New Year to you and yours too!

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  2. Fab fireworks! even the "grass" is chiming in ;)

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  3. Oh! That sky really looks stunning! Happy new year! :)
    Suchi xx

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  4. Educational, and totally entertaining!!! Shirley!! LOve the house, and poor Catherine's tale ... I never knew this little whirling circle to have a name!
    =]

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  5. Great job capturing the look of fireworks in the night sky. The beautiful colours just explode ... fantastic, Shirley!

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  6. Fun fireworks, Shirley ... fabulous explosions of colour! Hugs, Anita :)

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  7. Enlightened by your post; enamoured with your card! The explosions of colour are so eye-catching and the house? When do I move in?
    Hugs~c

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  8. The way u did the fireworks is pure genius :)

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