Tuesday, 22 May 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #175


It's time for some inspiration at STAMPlorations, and all this month we've got a winged theme going on.  All wing-themed products in the store are 15% off, no coupon needed.  And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY, you'll get an extra 20% off on top of that.  No-brainer!

Today I've used my new set, Layered Butterflies, and some one-stroke painting to create these winged beauties.  A bit of Scribbly Splattery Grunge for the background Posca Paint Pen to frame, and it's done.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog where there's more fabulous winged inspiration for your enjoyment!
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Monday, 21 May 2018

Muse Christmas Visions 100th Challenge Christmas Party


It's Muse Christmas Vision's 100th challenge, and I could't let it pass without playing along.  Here's the muse card for this challenge, provided by Chriss:

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I went with the poinsettias, swooshed background and large sentiment bottom-right, but did a negative print using an embossing folder and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  The diecut sentiment (Concord & 9th) provides the pop of colour.

One more card for the Christmas card stash!  Why not play along - there's prizes to be won!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Butterfly Twofer


This month's Twofer challenge is all about butterflies, so how could I not play along with my Layered Butterflies set??


I made the first card for the CAS Watercolour Challenge - Rainbow, then realised I hadn't watercoloured, I'd sponged and spritzed.  Duh!  But I am entering it into AAA Cards - Inspired By Nature. The inspiration came from something I found on Pinterest.




ETA: Apparently it does qualify for CAS Watercolour Challenge, so I'm in there!


My second card came about from using one of my new toys from my trip to Port Sunlight on Saturday, an 8x11 Stampendous Creative Palette (basically a gel plate, thinner than the Gelli Plate, and crucially at half price).  I used Dylusions paints on the palette, and also stencilled with them using STAMPlorations stencils.  I stamped the butterfly then coloured it with coloured pencils, making a pattern on the wings as I went.  The sentiment is also from STAMPlorations.


I'm adding this one to the Simon Says Monday challenge - Stencil It.


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STAMPlorations Inspiration #174


It's all about Things With Wings on the STAMPlorations blog.  We've got a month-long blog hop and linky party, check it out here.



Throughout the month all wing-themed products are 15% off - no coupon needed.  And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get another 20% off.

For today's card I diecut a CUTplorations Dragonfly from Oxide-smooshed photo paper, and used a part of a Bloomtangled #1 Coverplate diecut for a bit of white-on-white detail.  The sentiment is from Noteworthy.  I attached the dragonfly just by the body, and tilted the wings slightly.  Here's a closer look:


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous winged inspiration from the rest of the design team, and find out how to play along and maybe win yourself a prize.

ETA: I'm playing along at The Cat's Pajamas - Die Cutting.


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Seize The Birthday - It's Just a Number


It's a new challenge at Seize The Birthday, and this time it's Just A Number.  If you haven't got a numbered birthday card to hand, you can still play along with any birthday-themed project.


I've used one of my all-time favourite Penny Black stamps, spritzing the first stamping, letting it dry, then re-stamping for a sharp image.  It's useful to have a stamping platform for this technique, but not essential as the first stamping becomes so blurred that it doesn't matter if the second stamping isn't perfectly aligned.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some fab inspiration from the design team, and our surprise party guest, SonjaK, and play along with us.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #173


It's all about Things With Wings on the STAMPlorations blog.  We've got a month-long blog hop and linky party, check it out here.



Throughout the month all wing-themed products are 15% off - no coupon needed.  And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get another 20% off.

Today I've used the large outline stamp from Layered Butterflies.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black, then sloshed on some Distress Re-inkers in Carved Pumpkin and Pickled Raspberry, and blasted it with an air duster.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous winged inspiration from the rest of the design team, and find out how to play along and maybe win yourself a prize.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Hi, and welcome to a new Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge!  Each month it's Anything Goes, as long as you've used real stamping (polymer or rubber).

I've used my new Tim Holtz Theories set on a smooshed Distress Ink background, then added a few accents with white pen, thread and cut-up sentiments.

Our sponsor for this month is Skull And Cross Buns who are offering both of these sets to one randomly drawn winner:



If your entry is chosen by the Design Team, you'll be published in the magazine and on the blog with a profile, and you'll get the chance to guest design on a future challenge.  Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and join in to win!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Layered Butterflies, Part 3 - and a Giveaway


Today's the official launch of my latest stamp set, Layered Butterflies.  Today on the STAMPlorations blog I'm looking at mixing and matching the different sized stamps, doing a bit of stamp surgery, selective inking and colouring. Here's a sneak peek:


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what I've been up to, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the set.  If you can't wait, it's in the store now, and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off this and any other non-retiring stamps, stencils and dies in the store.  Good luck!