Tuesday, 2 February 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #59 - Dream Big


I've got some STAMPlorations inspiration for you today with a smooshy, dreamy card.  I had a little smooshing session the other week, so it was time to start putting my smooshed panels to use.

I picked this bluey-greeny background, which reminded me of a skyscape, and looked for an area that would work with the image stamp from the Country Rustic set.  Having stamped the image, I extended the pole with a stamp from the Artsy Border Maker set, then stamped the sentiment.  The pole divided the sentiment a little too much, so I added a couple of rows of black stitching so that the eye would follow the sentiment.  A couple of Winged Things completed the panel, then I mounted it onto blue card.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration, and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win.

I'm entering my card into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


and Pinterest Inspired Challenge, with this gorgeous pin as inspiration:


15 comments:

  1. Love that watercolor Great image Visiting via the stamplorations blog

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  2. Very pretty card. Love the addition of the stitching!

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  3. You have yet to make one card I don't like....fab water color!

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  4. What a beauty, I love the stitching detail, Jo x

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  5. Love your card, Shirley! The beautiful background is perfect with the birdhouses, and the stitching is a lovely touch, too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

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  6. Hi Shirley! When I was speaking to Darnell on the phone yesterday afternoon (squeal - all the way from the US of A too!) she recommended I look at your blog. And to my shame I find that you already follow me but I don't follow you - or rather, I didn't follow you as it's now been put right! LOVE your work, as Darnell predicted I would, this is just such a lovely card and great fun!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  7. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

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  8. Love how you were inspired by the awesome photo! Sweet butterflies!

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  9. Gorgeous colours, Shirley ... so dreamy ... cool and clever use of the stitching ... it draws the eye beautifully! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. Great smooshing Shirley! Love the stitching at the bottom. xx

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  11. Hello wonderful, amazing Shirley! Hanging my head in shame at being so behind in commenting; as I mentioned in my recent "poor me" post, life’s been supremely hectic, what with work, travel (which involved work…crazy amounts!), DT commitments (which I’ve fallen behind in, too) and a plethora of other stuff! I hope that my ‘thought bubbles of love’ (wish I could package them *grin*0 for all your cards have reached you, because I send them frequently! Starting with a fresh slate with a goal to staying caught up. Your smooshy, dreamy card, featuring the bluey-greeny sky is truly gorgeous; perfect for the birdhouses and the oh-so-lovely butterflies (which are on my must-have list). Love this! Big LOVE!
    Hugs~c

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  12. Beautifully done. I love how just the roofs (sp?) caught a bit of color when you placed the image. And by golly, more stitching.

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  13. Sweet card!! Love the watercoloring and your taking on the photo inspiration!! Thanks for play along with us at the Pinterest Inspired Challenge!!

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