Wednesday, 28 March 2018

STAMPlorations Spring Release - Day 3


It's Day 3 of the STAMPlorations Spring Release, and we're featuring my second set, Hashtag Walkies.  Well, it is the Year of the Dog.  When DS1 and his partner relocated from Australia to the UK last year, they brought their whippet with them (well, not literally, the whippet flew separately with a stopover in Dubai).  And that was the inspiration for this set.


At that time we still had our border collie, Florence, but we had to say goodbye to her last March.  We weren't going to get another dog for a couple of years, but look what happened last month:


Meet Toffee, the four-month-old whippet.  She's actually related, albeit distantly, to this year's Crufts Supreme Champion, but every dog is a champion in their owner's eyes.

So, on to the cards.  For my first card, I stamped the image then coloured it in with a black Fuseball pen, leaving some white alongside the outlines for definition.  I made a little mask out of strips of card for buildings and sponged with grey, then scored above and below the image and added the icons.


The inspiration for this one was some artwork on Pinterest.  I pencilled in the zebra crossing and buildings, then scribbled them in with a 0.2 fineliner, rubbed out the pencil then added a colour wash of Fossilised Amber.


Whippets feel the cold, so I had to include a coat in the set ;)


Fancy your chances at winning in our blog hop?  Here's how:

Commenting is open from 26 March until 2 April.
Comment on all the stamp release posts on the STAMPlorations blog and on the designers' blogs to qualify for the prizes -
ONE winner of a $25 gift certificate
ONE winner of the entire release (all five stamp sets)

The stamps are now available to buy in the STAMPlorations store at 10% discount (as are all stamps except retiring sets - no code needed).  Use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY to get a further 20% off.

Hop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the other girls have done, you'll love it!

See you tomorrow with one of Shery's new sets.

27 comments:

  1. I love the cool cards you created with this new set! The 3rd one is my favorite!

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  2. So now we know the rest of the story! Congrats. And super congrats that one prodigal son has returned home!!!

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  3. OH, my gosh, all of these cards are so classy - and I love Toffee, so sweet!!!

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  4. Awww!!! How adorable is Toffee?!? ๐Ÿ’™
    Beautiful and elegant cards! Love them!!!

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  5. Wow! You did a gorgeous job with this stamp set! Great cards! Love the matching outfits!

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  6. Cute doggie and sweet cards - lovely layouts here! Nice work

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  7. Toffee is a cutie! Love your pretty cards! The matching plaid coats are adorable!

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  8. Fabulous background scenes you created and coloring.

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  9. Awww, Toffee is adorable and I love that you included a coat in this fun set! We are dog lovers here in our house so this one is a keeper!

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  10. wow love your artistic cards - great inspiration

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  11. I love your artsiness, Shirley. Congrats on
    another fabulous set. Beautiful cards; I
    especially love the yellow one where you drew
    in your own scene.

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  12. That's so cool!! Lovely cards!!

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  13. Well no wonder you ended up with Toffee, just look at her face! I am in love with this stamp set and the adorable sentiments. Especially like the plaid paper pieced coats!

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  14. what a fun set...you created some super cards to show it off too!
    x Karen

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  15. Super Hero and great set of cards! :)
    Hugs :)))

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  16. Your card designs are brilliant and artsy, Shirley, as always! I love the image and especially love the paper-pieced version! Congratulations on your new owner, Toffee! I think she looks like she will be a great boss and you will love doing everything you can to make her happy and contented, lol! (She's gorgeous!) Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Your cards are so clever with your added backgrounds, Shirley. Your elegant lady and whippet have so much movement and are beautifully colored. Love your cards and new stamp set. Congratulations. TFS the photo of beautiful Toffee too:-) Hugs..

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  18. Sorry for loss of your furry friend.
    Toffee is beautiful!
    Your cards aregorgeous!

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  19. Toffee is soo cute! Congratulations and Enjoy! Your cards are all stunning. I love the way each looks so different with your various techniques!

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  20. Very nice cards, love your backgrounds.

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  21. I love the classy look of this set and the fun hashtags (especially #whipitgood!! Your Toffee's a cutie-pie!

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  22. So creative! Love its after YOUR dog -- great addition of your other sets too. Leave it to you to make b & w is fabulous! :)

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  23. Ooh this stamp set is soooo cool! The lady and her dog are both very classy. I love your cards - they are cool and classy too! Toffee is adorable! xxx

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  24. It's obvious you love these stamps! Your 3 cards are GORGEOUS!

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  25. I love the black version. Beautiful cards. Fab set. HUgz

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  26. I'm not usually a fan of dogs wearing coats, but I might have to make an exception for this set. : ) 'Cause he looks pretty cute with it on. Your cards are fabulous; love the different details on each one.

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