Thursday, 14 April 2016

ARTplorations Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the ARTplorations Blog Hop.  Did you enjoy all that fabulous inspiration yesterday?  We've got another feast for the eyes today.


I've used the Dots All Over stencil on my background, inking it with Distress Inks, spritzing then laying the inked side down onto my card panel.  Love that technique!  I sponged the edges of the panel with Pickled Raspberry to define the edges.

I stamped three flowers (Dee's Blooming Buds), sloshed on some colour then fussy cut them and arranged them on the card panel, cutting the stem of the back flower.  Wrapped a bit of purple jute around the panel, then adhered it all to the card base, and added a bit of dotty washi tape to echo the dotty stencil pattern.  The sentiment is from Fond Expressions.

Hop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for more fabulous inspiration, and leave a comment here and on the main blog for a chance to win:
  • THREE (3) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog. 
Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by April 15:
  • TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
  • ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.
I'm adding this to Loll & Bonnie's CAS Mix Up - Stamps + Stencils + My Choice - watercolouring.


23 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card ,the background looks dreamy !

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  2. Gorgeous colours, so pretty and the background is fabulous. Stunning card x.

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  3. Oh wow! love the background! Stunning! xx

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  4. This is so feminine and pretty - I just love it. Love the design. Love the colors. Love the BG.

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  5. LOVE! :) This is pretty-in-pink Shirley (my favourite colour!). :) LOVE the stencil monoprint background and your gorgeous bouquet of flowers. The purple jute and small piece of washi are just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  6. Beautiful colors and design, Shirley! Love that stencil monoprint background and those beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  7. Very pretty. Love the flowers and colors. The twine is a wonderful addition

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  8. Simply gorgeous card...love your beautiful flowers.

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  9. Beautiful background Shirley, its perfect for the lovely flowers.

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  10. Beautiful card Shirley, love the colours you have used.

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  11. love the soft effect using this technique , a really pretty and feminine card,thanks for sharing.

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  12. Gorgeous card,
    loving the pretty
    flowers.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Love this soft result of the stencil Shirley
    Adorable card again

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  14. Yes I must get that stencil! You created a gorgeous card!

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  15. This is so beautiful, I really love the colours that you've used as they all work together so well :) X

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  16. Wow! Loving your card! The stencil on the background is perfect for the flower!

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  17. Soft, feminine and so gorgeous, Shirley ... lovely sloshing! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. The monoprint stencil background with the dots stencil is so perfect with these flowers. Love your colors.

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  19. My recent efforts at the monoprint stenciling have been epic failures, but...this gorgeous art of yours does incite me to try again! Lovely colours, lovely flowers and lovely subtle dotted background (oh my...that stencil just happens to be in my shopping card *grin*)
    Hugs~c

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  20. Yum - an awesome card. Congrats on your CAS Mix-Up Outstanding Entry.

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