Monday 5 February 2018

February STAMPlorations Challenge - Paint It Red


You might have noticed that there are some temporary changes to the challenges over on the STAMPlorations blog while Shery is taking a Winter break to enjoy being a new Mummy to her second adorable daughter, aptly named Winter. 

But keep calm and keep crafting as there is still a challenge for you! The individual challenges (CAS, mixed media, CUTplorations and Theme&Sketch) have been combined into one big super-challenge and will run that way for February, March and April. 

This month our super theme is Paint It Red which runs until the end of the month. We would love to see any love themed or red (or both) projects in our gallery. Go wild and create anything your heart desires - cards, ATCs, mixed media... or anything else you can think of - in any style you prefer! I decided to stick to CAS as that's what I know and love. You can use any products you like, but if you have any STAMPlorations crafty stash, we would love to see you use it!

I decided to go for both red and love (it is February after all...). I used watercolour pencils in pink, red and grey through the Zen Hearts stencil and then used a fine watercolour brush on the coloured parts. Colouring through a stencil is so easy, even if you wouldn't be very good at colouring, you can't fail this way. Then I simply added the hilarious sentiment from Funny Kinda Love and added a few adhesive pearls from my stash. Quick, easy and perfect for V-day. 

While you are busy creating, don't forget to keep checking in over at STAMPlorations as there will be some awesome new products coming there soon. Llama tell you, you might want to check in on Wednesday. Llama so excited already! That's all Llama say for now...

I'm also linking up over at these super-inspiring challenges:
House Of Cards - pink colours and Valentine's theme
Just Add Ink - Just Add Romance

Card: 250 gsm white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Funny Kinda Love
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils
Stencil: ARTplorations Zen Hearts
Other: Adhesive pearls from my stash

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes.


Lady Joyful said...

Beautiful card. The heart is so pretty!

maria f. said...

So romantic! And great plug for the llama ;)

Julie B said...

Love the luscious pink stencilled heart. :)

Karenladd said...

What a pretty and unique stenciled heart! Love the pink and red together

Nikki Spencer said...

That sentiment is the best! I love the clean simplicity of your card. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Bobby said...

I had to chuckle at the sentiment. Your painting through a stencil turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing your 'love' card with us at Just Us Girls.

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet card - very romantic:)

Karen Dunbrook said...

lovely card..
:) Karen

nancy littrell said...

I love how you colored thru your pretty stencil, Karola. Silly sentiment too. TFS Hugs