Tuesday 28 January 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration

And so it's Tuesday again! Welcome to this week's STAMPlorations Inspiration Post. This time I wanted to create a quick wedding card and my favourite stamp set for that is Funny Kinda Love. It's so quick to heat emboss the stamp and it took me less than two minutes to add some stylized watercolour - all you need to do is add a little bit of colour but don't be too particular about getting an even coverage of the colour. Just a few brush strokes give a lovely, artsy look. I simply love this stamp, you can just adjust the colour scheme to match your favourite couple. I added a die-cut sentiment using Everyday Sentiments in copper card to match the copper heat embossing. 

Stamps: STAMPlorationsbFunny Kinda Love
Dies: CUTplorations Everyday Sentiments
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Gansai Tambi watercolours

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Tuesday 21 January 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration

Welcome to this week's STAMPlorations Inspiration Post! I feel we are now getting into the drudgery of winter. That dark, damp, cold time when it feels the work week just drags and drags and then the weekend is lost in binge-watching Netflix under several blankets while sipping hot chocolate. What do you do to get out of that funk? I use sugar to get me through until the sun appears again. Probably not the best solution from a population health perspective, and if you deal by overindulging in running, or going to the gym or meditating or something else respectable, please ignore me and keep doing what you are doing. But if not... maybe just have something sweet?

I created the background using Distress Oxides and splattered it with water. I then added a clear sticker from the Sweet Backgrounds set. I stamped one of the delicious ice creams from Sweet Cravings and coloured it with Copics. Last, I heat embossed the sentiment from Bold Sentiments: Sweet

Stamps: STAMPlorations Sweet CravingsBold Sentiments: Sweet
Stickers: STAMPlorations Sweet Backgrounds
Ink and colouring: Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, Copics, Tsukineko Versamark

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Wednesday 15 January 2020

STAMPlorations January CAS Challenge - Reminder

Happy mid-January! I'm sure by now you know what that entails - our mid-month additional inspiration post for our January CAS Challenge.

Anyhow, I'm here to share this happy snowman and his glimmery shimmery snowy background. A quick and easy card, first I inked Versamark through the Dots All Over stencil and heat embossed with a mix of gold and silver metallic embossing powder. I then stamped and heat embossed the snowman and stamped the sentiment in black. Quick and easy!

I hope you feel inspired to come and play with us over at STAMPlorations!

Stamps: STAMPlorations Winter Chill
Stencil: ARTplorations Dots All Over
Ink and colouring: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black

Tuesday 14 January 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration

Happy second Tuesday of the year! Are you getting into the habit of writing 2020 yet? I'm still struggling. Time flies so fast these days it seems like it's December before I get into the habit of writing the year correctly. Luckily crafting doesn't require adding any dates to anything! Anyhow, Tuesday means it's time for this week's STAMPlorations Inspiration post.

I created a card using the lovely Be A Rainbow Typografia Motivate sentiment and the beautiful horse from Deepti's Live Love Ride. I stamped everything in Versafine Onyx Black and coloured with Gansai Tambi Pearl colours for a rainbow with beautiful shimmery shine. 

Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Gansai Tambi Pear Colours watercolours

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Tuesday 7 January 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration

It's time for our first STAMPlorations Inspiration Post of 2020. How has your year started? I always feel it takes a while to get going with the new year. I took a nice long break over the holidays so getting up before the crack of dawn takes a bit of getting used to again. But at least it's going to start getting lighter soon, and it will be spring before we know it.

I thought the new year could do with some sparkle, so I created a card using Sparkly and Leave a Little Sparkle Typografia Motivate. Just some quick stamping, colouring and lots and lots of Distress Stickles for that sparkle!

Ink and Colouring: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Distress Stickles

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Wednesday 1 January 2020

STAMPlorations January CAS Challenge - Metallics

Happy New Year! Can you believe it, a new year and a new decade? I still feel like the millennium wasn't too long ago when in fact it's now 20 years ago! I guess that makes me really old, right? But new decade or not - a new month means it's time for a new CAS challenge. I can't wait to see the 2020 colour twists and to see your interpretations of them. I'm not making any New Year's resolutions, but I would like to try to make a bit more time for crafting this year. I'm extremely excited to share my creations with you and I can't wait to be inspired by the projects you link up. I love seeing the projects and drawing inspiration from them!

Our first colour twist of the year is metallics. I decided to do some gold and silver heat embossing on black card using the Bloomdala Bliss stamp set. I added one of the sentiments from the same stamp set on deep red card for a splash of colour and started the new year, nay, decade, with an uplifting sentiment. 

I hope you will join us over on the STAMPlorations blog and play along with our challenge!

Stamps: STAMPlorations Bloomdala Bliss
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark and Versafine Onyx Black

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