Wednesday, 5 April 2017

STAMPlorations Things With Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party


I'm so glad you stopped by my blog as I'm thrilled to be part of the STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party which starts today. We are celebrating spring! Isn't it wonderful when the flowers come out and the sun is warm enough so you can enjoy being outside. I love spring. It's my favourite season, I love it more than summer. I love watching the garden come to life, the beautiful spring greens and the daffodils which are then slowly making room for other colours in the flower beds. I love watching the buds turn to blooms on the fruit trees and the seeds starting to germinate in the greenhouse. The simple pleasures in life!

As usual Shery is generously giving out lots of prizes to all of you who want to play along with us to celebrate spring. You can play along by commenting on the main blog post and on the designer's posts. You can also link up your wing-themed art projects to our gallery, you don't have to use STAMPlorations products but we would love to see you use them if you have any. Both commenting and linking will be open until April 30th. You can see all the wonderful prizes on the main blog post. You can find all the gorgeous new spring themed STAMPlorations products under the New Release category in the STAMPshop. And you can get a 20% discount by using the discount code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout!


For my wing-themed card I used the new Dragonfly Layering Dies. This is a set of dies I was looking at and thinking I don't really know how to use this, and maybe I don't really like it. How wrong was I!! After playing around for a bit I just totally fell in love with this die. The dragonflies are so gorgeous and you can play around with so many different looks. White borders on colourful dragonflies, vellum dragonflies with colourful borders, white against black, any combination really! I chose to go with rainbow colours, because as you know, rainbow is my favourite colour. I used a piece of watercolour card I had created previously using Brushos to die cut the dragonflies an a piece of sparkly white card for the top border to accentuate the colours. I created a rainbow coloured background using the ARTplorations Bubble Dance stencil by blending Tim Holtz Distress inks using foam applicators. Finally, I die cut the sentiment using the new Be Kind Phrase Die. All the bright colours on this card make me smile, I hope it will inspire you to also create something spring and wing themed for the linky party. Don't forget to hop around to see what my incredibly talented DT colleagues have created for the hop as well.


I'm linking up with the following challenges: 
AAA cards - Shiny Spring
Time Out - Be inspired by the phrase "When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars"


Card: 250 gsm white card, 160 gsm watercolour paper, white and grey glitter card
Ink and colouring: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Brushos
Stencils: ARTplorations Bubble Dance 


25 comments:

MariLynn said...

Gorgeous. I love the rainbow dragonflies. Great job.

Tommie said...

I love this, the flow is so nice on this design!

Joyce said...

What a wonderful burst of colors on this card. Love your rainbow dragon flies. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Ceal said...

fabulous and s colorful, thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

Shery Russ said...

one word: GORGEOUS! you've a knack for picking the right stencil and colors to go with those fun dragonflies, Karola. (and i'm glad to read that you've warmed up to the dragonfly dies!) this card just screams SPRING to me.

Valerija said...

This is fabulous, love the colours and dragonglies.

vinita jain said...

Ooooh! Wanna love these colorful dragonflies, and perfect choice of a stencil, fall in love with this gorgeous creation!

cm said...

I agree with you on the magic of spring, and oh, how your dragonflies convey the bursts of colour and life that accompany it! Soooo pretty!
~carol

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome card - love the clever way you created the dragonflies - very inspiring:)

sandie said...

stunning design with the stencil background and I adore the added sparkle. Thanks for joining Time Out

sandie said...

oops forgot to say, thanks for joining AAA x

Craftyfield said...

A little bit of Spring... Delightful card, love how the dragonflies are poised to take off!

Mac Mable said...

I absolutely love this card. Fun background and those dragonfly's are so pretty x

Karthikha said...

That's such a colorful card :) Lovely!!

Gerrina said...

Wow, beautiful sponging and stamping! What a fresh and cheerfull card! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Sandra said...

Such a pretty card, love the colorful dragonflies and background. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

nancy littrell said...

OMG Karola, I Love your colorful stenciled background, die cut dragonflies and sentiment. Perfectly balanced and fun. TFS Hugs..

Cheetarah said...

WOW! I absolutely LOVE this as Dragonflies are my fave "things" with wings :) love the color choice too xo Cheetarah

Helen Budz said...

Just love the rich rainbow colors of this card. . .the shimmery white die cuts are a great contrast. . .the perfect combination for this card. Thanks for sharing it.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

very pretty card :) love the colors and sparkle

Janice said...

So pretty, I love everything about it, the colors and sparkle and of course, dragonflies are my favorite.

Lili Sulastri said...

What a great idea on using the dies. Thank you for sharing. Pretty card.

KarenB said...

The touch of glitter is just perfect! Very pretty.

TracyM #6773 said...

WONDERFUL card!
LOVE your dragonflies and dimension, LOVE your rainbow of colour - WOW!

Dorothy S said...

I really like those big, bold dragonflies!