Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Bee's Knees New Release - Groovy Shoes - and a Giveaway!


Today's the Day!  It's the launch of my latest stamp set, Groovy Shoes over at STAMPlorations.


So retro - it takes me back!  I've got a few cards for you today, I just couldn't stop playing with these stamps :) Sit back and enjoy the show!


If you're wearing groovy shoes, you need some equally groovy trews! (BTW I've just looked up the word 'trews' and have learned that they were originally Scottish military trousers, usually tartan, but to us growing up in northern England, 'trews' was just slang for trousers.  Funny what you learn in the course of cardmaking and blogging!)

Anyway, my trews had to be floral, in keeping with the groovy flower-power theme.  I cut a negative mask, stamped the flowers then painted the background with Distress Inks.


Remember those Dr Scholl wooden exercise sandals?  You could also buy clip-on flowers for them, that's why there are some flowers included in the set.


In my teens I used to have a pair of wedge-heeled shoes just like these, made from beige suede (not the best choice in rainy England, but I loved them anyway).  I did a bit of selective inking on the shoe with Brushed Corduroy, omitting the far side of the shoe and strap, then lightly pencilled in the leg and painted it with a wash of Brushed Corduroy.  The sentiment comes from the latest STAMP Club set, Born To Roam.  The panel is matted onto chocolate brown card then onto the white card base.  I think this is my favourite so far :)


For this card I stamped and white-embossed the flower images, then sloshed some Distress Ink watercolours around, adding a bit more colour to the flowers to make them stand out.  The panel is edged with Pickled Raspberry.


And finally, a bit of fun.  This one took on a life of its own.  I'd stamped the shoes, then decided I should draw some legs.  This was before I made my other 'leg' cards, and I hadn't thought about masking the far side of the shoes, so I just added some flower toppers then drew in a painted toe in each shoe.  The sentiment is from Art Marks.

Fancy your chances at winning this set?  Leave me a comment here, and also on the STAMPlorations post, where you'll see the prizes on offer.  Keep checking back on the STAMPlorations blog all week - Shery was showcasing her new stamp set yesterday, it's Deepti's turn tomorrow, Becca's on Thursday, then we're having a blog hop party on Friday - not to be missed!  There'll be more inspiration from the four of us, and also from Cornelia, Maria, Monika, Kim and Vicki!  And more chances to win prizes!

43 comments:

  1. Awesome cards ..Loved the retro floral trousers and the one with selective painting is Fabulous !

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  2. Shirley, this set is so fun! I love that you have used each stamp on cards and made them shine!

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  3. Wow, you have given me so many ideas on how to use this great, 'groovy' set. Love the sentiment font you used too:)

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  4. Oh this has taken me back down memory lane! So clever with your layouts and so creative with drawing legs! Thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration x

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  5. You have made me want shoes. Love the groovy shoes and your legs. Great inspiration. Hugz

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  6. Congrats on designing
    this awesome stamp set!
    Love your cards with
    the cute shoes.
    Carla from Utah

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  7. I'm just tickled by this GROOVY set!! Great design:))

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  8. I don't have to tell you how much I love this set, Shirley! And those cards...*sigh*

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  9. Now those are some seriously cool and groovy cards!

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  10. I love the cards and the stamp set looks like a lot of fun.

    Marilyn

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  11. Looveee all your lady with shoe card wooowww....so adorable so great design and if you give me one set I promose to use all of your stamp in this set they are all ADORE ABLE...luv luv luv
    Hugs
    Your Fan Monika

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  12. Congrats on a very fun new set! Love all your pretty cards.

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  13. A wonderful set, Shirley, I remember well having some of those Scholls ones!

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  14. Floral bell bottoms and platform shoes...now *that's* style! Awesome cards; fabulous shoes! Groovy cool!
    Hugs~c

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  15. Congratulations on the launch of this cool new set, Shirley ... what a brilliant selection of groovy cards with it ... they're all fabulous ... those floral flares with the almost Slade style platforms particularly took my eye! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. Awesome and fun set. I love the different shoes. TFS

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  17. Just so that you know...this set rocks. Love it, love it, love it.

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  18. Fab stamp set and cards. Love how versatile this set is, and your flared trousers are awesome.

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  19. Love the groovy shoes and flowers! It's my favorite set of this release!! Great cards Shirley!! Love the legs...LOL! Great drawing :)

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  20. OMG....definitely flashback attack! Love these shoes then and love them today...although they were a bugger to walk in!

    I seriously smiled the whole time as I read your post. Ahhh...the good old days revisited! Your cards are fabulous...so glad that you didn't stop at just one! I love the painted toe that you added - it's little touches like this that make your cards zoom right off the WOW FACTOR CHART!

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  21. Look at YOU going all GROOVY! ;) -- I [seriously] had a pair of pants just like your drawing! Lord but I thought they were so awesome -- haha - what memories this set brings for me

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  22. Talk about bringing back memories, you groovy chicky babe. What a fantastic showcase of these perfect shoes. I cant decide which I like best so it will have to be all of them. Remember tripping along in these shoes with heels and platforms so high and I tell you I could trip over my own shadow. It must have looked so funny anyone watching, skimpy short dress, great big shoes, skinny minni legs wobbling all over the place. Ohhh you have stirred up so much, love ya.

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  23. LOVE this set...takes me back (too, way back) to my teens!!

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  24. These cards are awesome! This is such a fun set! :)

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  25. These are just amazing! Gotta love all those wonderful shoes.

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  26. These are fabulous stamps Shirley - takes me back a day or two to my youth... Love your cards too, they are such fun.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  27. Very fun cards! Love the way you drew in the bellbottoms and legs!

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  28. LOVE the groovy shoes Shirley! I admire your work! :)
    Suchi xx

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  29. You should see the shoes I wore under my wedding gown....I look back and laugh, and wonder how I ever made it down the aisle!! And those Dr. Scholl's! My sister and I would buy different colors so we could share. What a fun set, Shirley. They are just wonderful and bring back so many fun memories. And I'm loving each and every card you've made with them. Have a great day!! Bev

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  30. This set is so fun. I love it and it's in my cart. Great cards.

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  31. OMG Shirley, your art work and really creative designs on all your cards are so amazing! Love them all my very talented friend. TFS.

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  32. Love your stamp set and cards.
    Valerija xx

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  33. I can see why you couldn't stop 'playing' with these fun stamps!

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  34. What a great set and LOVE your cards! Awesome!

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  35. love your card with the wedge-heel shoes! As of now I don't think I can free hand and draw legs as beautiful and natural as yours!

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  36. These are all so much fun! Who doesn't love SHOES! Terrific!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  37. Well, this set is a shoe in! (sorry, I couldn't resist!) What fun!!

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  38. When you say retro... are we talking Seventies? That's what I see, fun, hippy clothing and platform shoes! Lovely.

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  39. Great job!! Maybe they should make leg stamps LOL

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  40. This set is awesome, spunky and so fun!! And, guess what - these cards you have made are so clever, creative and cool!!

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  41. Cute fun and spunky cards! I love the dare card with the painted toes and pretty red flower topper! very clever and unique!

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