Friday, 29 April 2016

STAMPlorations Stamp Release, Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Ok, today's the day that you get to see all of the STAMPlorations Inspiration Design Team's creations with these new stamps in our Blog Hop!  So much inspiration in one place - you'll be wowed!


Did you see Shery's new set, Trendy Feathers 2, on Monday?  Here's what I made:


It's also a CASE of Donna Mikasa's CASEplorations card for April (five half-coloured feathers, five colours, sentiment, splatter) - if you haven't joined in yet, there's still time...


On Tuesday it was my turn to showcase Groovy Shoes.  I went all Warholesque with this one:


Pretty obvious - stamp, colour, stick.

Then on Wednesday Deepti showcased her new set, Smile.  Here's what I made:


I stamped that gorgeous lily image onto mixed media paper in Antique Linen, then watercoloured it with Distress Inks and painted out the background with black gesso.  It's becoming quite a habit with me, this black gesso thing.  Here's a close-up:


Then yesterday, Becca was showcasing her Strong Women set.  Here's my card:


Well, that sentiment's just made for birds, isn't it? The chick looks like it's taking its first flight.   I stamped the kingfisher first, then the chick, then drew in branches and tree trunks and painted in some leaves.  The 'fly high' sentiment is from Shery's Art Marks set.

Make sure you leave us all a comment for maximum chances to win fab prizes!  Click here for the main STAMPlorations post with links to all our blogs, and good luck!

38 comments:

  1. Oh Goah!!! These are utterly beautiful cards Shirley! Happy new release! :)
    Suchi xx

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  2. So very much your own unique style and just loving your fabulous inspiration. Always absolutely amazed how you do your black gesso backgrounds, amazing!

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  3. Your coloring is wonderful. I could not pick a favorite if I wanted. Thanks for the inspiration

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  4. gorgeous cards with all four sets! you rocked them all!

    Alicia

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  5. Lovely designs - all of them! I especially liked the calla lilly painting. Don't stop with the black gesso because you make such cool things with it!

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  6. Those calla lilies are extraordinary!!
    Love how you did the speech bubble with the baby bird & momma!

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  7. Awesome cards! Love them all, but that calla lilies card amazes me! Fabulous!!! Love the contrast with the black gesso background!

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  8. Your cards are so unique and beautiful. The feathers and the shoes are so cool. The calla lily is fabulous and the birdies - my favorite!

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  9. Love, love, wow, love. That black gesso is a great look. Hugz

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  10. Incredible cards Shirley...but the Calla or Canna (?) Lily framed picture made my heart skip a beat! Stunning!!!

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  11. Bunch of fun and
    beautiful cards!
    Love the last one.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Stunning cards I really loved the way you have used groovy shoes ! I loved the card with cala lillies too ..looks like a frame !

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  13. Stunning cards I really loved the way you have used groovy shoes ! I loved the card with cala lillies too ..looks like a frame !

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  14. Amazing cards, I can't pick a favourite

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  15. LOVE all the cards Shirley. You are so incredibly talented ... these cards are AMAZING! xx

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  16. Beautiful cards! Love the talk between the birds...so creative!

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  17. All of the cards are gorgeous.
    Marilyn

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  18. Amazing looking cards and perfectly coordinated with the sentiments. Especially love the black gesso flower card - totally rocks:)

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  19. Fabulous showcasing! Your Groovy Shoes is so fun!

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  20. Shirley you are just wonderful. I love your style and how you have highlighted these stamp sets. So cool

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  21. These are all beautiful but that Calla Lily Creation... omg.. jawdropping!

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  22. These guys just flew into my basket today, along with Deepti's set - LOve what you've done with them, Shirley!!
    =]

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  23. Lovely set of cards Shirley, but the black one with the flower is a masterpiece here.

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  24. Fantastic cards. My favourite is Calla Lily project.
    Valerija xx

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  25. Wow! The card is fabulous and the liky art is sooooooooooooo gorgeous!!!

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  26. All of these cards are winners! Loved that you drew the trees with the birds... and the black gesso - great! Loved them all

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  27. I love your fun cards. They are bright and beautiful and the watercoloring of calla lilies is awesome.

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  28. Of course the Lilies against the black gesso have the WOW factor, high contrast and CAS design make this so striking! Still, the other cards are lovely, I especially love the feathers card.

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  29. Shirley, what great cards made with the new releases. My favorite is you colorful shoe card!

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  30. LOVE those feathers are brilliant

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  31. So incredible impressed with the way you have taken these new sets and showcased them to the hilt!! These cards are incredible and so spectacular!!

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  32. These are all amazing, Shirley! Love them!

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  33. I love these stamp sets and cards! Thank you!

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  34. I love the birds and sentiment! Yes you have showcased these sets!

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  35. Wow, fantastic cards! Very creative and so inspiring!

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  36. amazing cards mf...I don't know which one I like better. I do love the way you coloured just part of the feathers and left the other part plain...cute bird on the bird card...fun shoe card....
    hugs,
    Karen

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  37. Wow, Shirley ... your range of creativity and skill is awesome ... what a spectacular collection of cards! My fave's the birds ... fun, whimsical, and such a brilliant sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

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