Saturday, 26 August 2017

Guest Designer at Inkspirational



Hellooo!  I'm thrilled to be guesting for Inkspirational for this great challenge - Oldie But Goodie.  The idea is to use a stamp from when you first started crafting.  I'm not sure that I could lay my hands on my very first stamp purchases, but this butterfly by DeNami dates back to my very early stamping days, and I still love it.


Back in the day, I would gold-emboss the image onto vellum.  Nowadays I hardly ever heat emboss, and hardly ever use vellum.  I'm much happier sloshing and splattering, as you can see ;)  I've brought it up to date with washi tape, a bit of stitching and some grunge stamps.

Time to dig out your oldest stamps and give them some love, and join me in playing along at Inkspirational, where you'll find some fabulous inspiration from the design team.

10 comments:

  1. Great take on the challenge, Shirley! I think it's so fun to take and old stamp and use it in a new way as you have done here... The butterfly looks completely trendy and something brand new! Great to have you as GD at Ink!

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  2. Great to have you as Gd and your card is fabulously CAS! I love the mix of pretty with grungy and that extra stitching is inspired x

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  3. Those grungy elements really make this special and totally contemporary, I love the soft loose colouring on the butterfly . The stitching is fabulous - I would be too scared!
    It's funny you mention heat embossing on vellum....because that's exactly what I did for my oldie but goodie card!
    Thanks , Shirley, for being our wonderful Guest Designer at Inkspirational.

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  4. Swooning over your 'updated' version of your oh-so-pretty butterfly! Your splooshing and splattering is wonderful, as always! The grungy images add such impact! So thrilled you're our GD for this challenge!
    Hugs~carol

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  5. Wow... I love this design! Your simply colored butterfly is a real statement and I like the stitching and slight distress. It is great having you design with us at Inkspirational! Congrats on the GD spot!
    - Shauna

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  6. Congratulations on Guest Designing at Inkspirational, Shirley! I love your oldie-but-goodie butterfly and how you have modernized her!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. A sloshed and splattered delight, Shirley ... and fantastic detailing around that delicious butterfly ... so perfectly you! Congratulations on your GD spot! Hugs, Anita :)

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  8. Congrats on your GD spot and what a superb card for the ocassion! I love it!

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  9. Such a pretty CAS card. Love the way you used an older stamp in a new way, very creative :)

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