Monday, 8 October 2018

ARTplorations Stencil Hop


Today I'm excited to be part of the STAMPlorations Stencil Hop revealing new stencils from the talented Sanna Lippert. I got my hands on two fun stencils - A Whale's Tale and Dots 'n Beans. I created a few projects with each, mainly using my Gelli plate which was super fun although I'm still learning how to use it. 

If you want to hop along with us, and of course have a change to win some great prizes, you can visit all the designer's blogs and leave comments for a chance to win one of 4 prizes. You will find a list of all participating designers in the STAMPlorations Stencil Hop post. You don't have to comment on all the blogs, but the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win one $20 gift certificate, one $10 gift certificate, and 2 winners will get their choice of three (3) Sanna Lippert Designs stencils. Commenting closes October 21 and winners will be announced on November 10 in the October Winners post.


I started by creating some prints using A Whale's Tale and Dots 'n Beans stencils and Distress Oxides with my new Gelli Plate. For my first card I stamped images from What's Brewing onto kraft card and coloured them with Polychromos pencils. I used the Stitched Tags Nesting Dies to die cut a tag from the stencil print and stamped the With Coffee typografia stamp. I finished with splattering Vintage Photo ink on the tag.


For my second coffee card I used the Gelli print for the panel in the background, inking Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges of the die cut panel. I stamped Framed Coffee Pot in Versafine and watercoloured with Distress Inks. I finished by adding a sentiment from Coffee Happy



I used one of the prints of A Whale's Tale and matted it onto black card. I drew the happy little whale as I didn't have any appropriate stamps to match the fish tail pattern and custom created a sentiment. And before you say anything, I know a whale is not a fish, but my artistic talents are limited and I didn't think I could manage an actual fish! I think he turned out quite cute, fish or not.



For my last project, I used a watercolour background and inked grey Distress Ink through the A Whale's Tale and outlined the fishtails in white gel pen. I stamped the ship from Born to Roam, coloured with Copics and fussy cut. I stamped a sentiment from the same set, splitting it up over multiple lines and fussy cutting the last word. 

You can find all of Sanna's inspiring stencils in the STAMPlorations shop. Also note that from October 8 to 21, all stencils are 15% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. And if you use my discount code STAMPGIRLKAROLA you can get an extra 20% off, so this is a great time to do some stencil shopping.


Card: 250 gsm white and kraft card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm card, black 250 gsm card, scrap of red card
Ink and colouring: Distress Oxide, Distress Ink, Faber Castell Polychromos, Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Copics, 
Dies: ARTplorations A Whale's Tale, Dots 'n Beans
Stamps: STAMPlorations What's Brewing, With Coffee, Framed Coffee Pot, Coffee Happy, Born to Roam
Dies: CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies
Other: Gelli plate, white gel pen


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.

20 comments:

Gail said...

Coffee ones are my favorite and the whales are super cool too - like the use of the stencils - TFS and for this hop

Verna Angerhofer said...

All the cards you made are so well done and show great ways of using the stencils.

Becca Yahrling said...

Fabulous designs and I love the way you used the
stencils in each design. The whale stencil is really
cool.

Lucy E. said...

I love those coffee cards! Amazing
coloring on the kraft! Great nautical
card with the whales tails!

Sue D said...

Fabulous coffee themed cards and love the whale and whale tails.

Jean said...

Such fun cards! Loving these stencils!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Fabulous cards!!! My fav are the coffee themed creations!

Leanne said...

Lovely cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Stunning cards!

Karenladd said...

Your cards are all beautiful but I am especially drawn to the coffee themed designs!

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely cards - thanks for sharing your designs !!!

TrainWithMeghan said...

I just love the coffee ones! They look so "vintage"! Great work with the stencils!

Dana M said...

Such fun and happy projects! Wonderfully creative and beautiful use of the new stencils.

Esther Asbury said...

Oh my - that "whale's tale" stencil is just too cute! Love how you showcased it and the coffee beans!

Jennifer Earley said...

Fantastic cards!!!! Love the whale tails...adorable birthday fishes! GREAT coffee cards!

Helen Budz said...

Karola, these cards are such fun. Each one is so uniquely designed and well crafted. tfs

Denise Bryant said...

Love the stencils you used! Great cards!

Monia Lisa said...

Well done! :) Fantastic cards :)

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Your cards are wonderful, and your "fishy" whale card is AwEsOmE !!! And so adorable. Love both of your coffee cards too!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the whale. Hugz