Tuesday, 12 January 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #55 - Expect Great Things


It's time for some inspiration at STAMPlorations, and we're in the middle of a new stamp release, so it's a great excuse to use some of the new images and sentiments from the release.

The butterfly is from my new set, The Bee's Knees Winged Things, and the sentiment is from Deepti's new set, New Beginning.


The background panel has been in my stash for a while.  At a guess, I'd say it involves a smooshing of modelling paste and some Distress Inks ;)   Once I'd stamped and coloured my butterfly on mixed media paper, I added a touch of pink and yellow onto the background to tie everything together.  Stamped a sentiment onto the scrap of mixed media paper, stapled it to the panel then mounted the panel to the card, added the fussy-cut butterfly and it's done.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New.  The sentiment says it all, but it's also a new stamp set ;)

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Time Flies (time or flying)


Just Us Girls - Metal or Metallic (I've used staples, does that count?)


and Fusion, where I've picked a couple of the colours (magenta/yellow) and sort-of followed the sketch ;)




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Don't forget about the Mixed Media Card Challenge, which is all about beginnings, with an option of sequins.  Click here for all the details.


20 comments:

  1. You have not made a card I did not like! And you did it again with this one!

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  2. Very cool background. LOVE that distressed note paper with the stamples. And, of course, love your new butterfly set Shirley. Off to buy some new stamps! :) xx

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  3. Love the sketchy look of your new set and that background is fab..so much texture I want to touch it! Thanks for joining Fusion x

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  4. LOVE your background! Thanks for joining in at JUGS too!

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  5. Gorgeous background! I am so glad the linky finally cooperated or we would have missed one lovely card! Shirley I am so glad you joined us over at Just Us Girls for Trend Week.

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  6. Fabulous background and LOVE your butterfly set Shirley! So glad you joined in the anniversary fun @ FUSION!

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  7. I love the background - so much interest and texture. Fabulous butterfly set. All leading to an amazing card.
    Elaine

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  8. That background is amazing - love the colours and textures! Also love the butterfly!!!

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  9. So unique, Shirley, love your background and the stitches! Thanks for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  10. The staples rock! So cool to see these being used on cards again! Totally forgot about the nine million colored staples that I absolutely'needed to have' way back when...time to get them back into action!

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  11. Love your fabulous card...background is stunning and I agree with Geri, the staples rock!

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  12. You and Deepti have both designed fantastic sets as new beginnings to this year! Shirley, I only wish I had gorgeous panels already made in my stash - LOve what you've done with it - and that butterfly!
    =]

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  13. I really like the distressed feel of this beauty.
    Hope all is well with you mf.
    hugs,
    Karen

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  14. Lovely card, such great colours and texture. Congrats on your new stamp set... Very nice! Jo x

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  15. There's that lovely butterfly fluttering by again, Shirley ... it's just so pretty ... especially against that amazing texture-y background! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. Such a pretty card with a sentiment that says it all! Love the touch of the gold stitches!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  17. Oh, that butterfly...and the background...and the colours! I'm in LOVE!
    Hugs~c

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  18. Such a pretty card! The butterfly and background look fantastic! Thanks for joining along with the MMMC :)

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  19. love this card, Shirley!!! sooo pretty

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  20. lovely card. the background looks like a gorgeous plastered wall... i love that! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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