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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

STAMPlorations~ Things With Wings Hop Reminder!

Hi Crafty Friends, I'm back to remind you that STAMPlorations is having a



http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/04/things-with-wings-spring-hop.html
So you still have plenty of time to hop along and comment on the blog and the designers beautiful "THINGS WITH WINGS" projects or link up a Spring themed project  here for your chance to win the following prizes
-Three randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
-One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.
Amazing prizes right??? :o)


Here's my makes using ARTplorations Two Feathers Stencil, STAMPlorations Smile 
& Trendy Feathers 2 stamp sets and CUTplorations Smile Word Die

I went with fun Spring Colors and of course Feathers are "Things with Wings". I started with some old Library cards that I applied Gelatos in random color blocks. I laid the Two FeathersStencil on and applied white acrylic paint around the stencil so only the Gelato's beneath the feather peeked through. 

I then stamped feathers from the Trendy Feathers 2 set onto acetate with StazOn Ink in Olive Green and Blazing Red and fussy cut it out once dried. I adhered it to the stenciled feather with a thin line of clear glue. 
 
I then stamped sentiments from the Smile Stamp Set and added the Smile diecut. I finished with a fun doodled border using Sharpie Markers and adhered it to a CS base. 



I loved how these turned out and they were so fun to make. I sure hope I've inspired you to Link Up and to continue Hoppin' along! 










Wednesday, 5 April 2017

STAMPlorations~ Things With Wings Blog Hop!

Hi Crafty Friends, to help celebrate Spring, STAMPlorations is having a

http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/04/things-with-wings-spring-hop.html
So hop along and comment on the blog and the designers beautiful THINGS WITH WINGS projects or link up a Spring themed project  here for your chance to win the following prizes
-Three randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
-One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.
Amazing prizes right??? :o)

Here's my make using Trendy Butterflies 2

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and added a layer of water to the paper for my base, then I added Magenta, Blue and a bit of Yellow, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors to the wet paper. I then stamped small butterflies from the set onto Vellum in Gray StazOn ink and fussy cut out.


 I stamped the larger butterflie onto watercolor paper I painted with the yellow watercolor and fussy cut out. I added a sentiment and key to the large butterfly and some washi tape finished it off. 

And here's the inside of my card using sentiments from the SMILE STAMPlorations set:

I hope I made you smile today :o)





Sunday, 2 April 2017

STAMPlorations~ April Mixed Media Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone, it's that time again for a new challenge over at
http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/03/stencil-sunday-march-5.html

The theme is always anything mixed media goes, except a card! Just remember you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. You have until the end of the month to play!   

 This month, I made an art card from an old Library Card using ARTplorations Honeycomb Delight Mini Stencil and STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2
 I started by covering my card with old book paper then applying texture paste thru the Honeycomb Delight Mini Stencil. Once dry, I applied a light Gesso wash. I added some Dylusions Postbox Red Spray at the top and let it run down. Once dry, I splattered with black paint mixed with a bit of water. 
I stamped the Largest butterfly from the Trendy Butterflies 2 set onto acetate with black StazOn Ink and fussy cut it. I then stamped the image again onto old paper and cut it out but applied it to the card face down, as I only wanted the silhouette of the stamp so the text from the paper shows thru the acetate. I traced around the butterfly with a black watercolor pencil and waterbrush to add some shading. I stamped a sentiment in the top left corner and finished with some washi tapes and adhered it to black cardstock. 
There, we have it, another fun make using the fabulous stamps and stencils from STAMPlorations. :o) I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty and join in our challenge. 


 

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