Monday, 18 August 2014

New Sketch at STAMPlorations





Hi everyone! We have a new sketch challenge for you at STAMPlorations! Click here for the challenge post with amazing inspiration from STAMPlorations Design Team along with our guest designer Carol. Carol created a fun card with the celebration-themed STAMPlorations stamps -you don't want to miss it in her entertaining blog Just Me: c! As you can see from the DT projects, the sketch is very versatile... I can't wait to see what you all create with it!

In my DT card I used the brand new sunflower stamp from the Bloom Sketches stamp set. The set has just been released and it's full of gorgeous blooms and fun sentiments. Before stamping I stenciled all my card pieces lightly with a brick wall stencil (if you are looking for stencils, check out the selection at STAMPlorations store here ). I did my stamping with two inks: first with orange and then with black. I was not very precise with the black ink and did not press the stamp down too hard  -this left some orange peeking through and I got myself two-toned flowers! I sponged the edges with DIs and tried to go for a sort of vintage look. I can't remember when I've done this many layers in a card!


Don't forget that if you've participated in the first sketch challenge of August, enter this current sketch challenge along with our monthly challenge here you have a chance to win an extra prize (photo below). All our challenges have prizes and possibilities to win guest designer spots so let me encourage you to join in the fun at STAMPlorations! Thanks for popping by, happy crafting!

City Sidewalks Parcel Tags and Snow Day Wood Shapes by Pink Paislee



15 comments:

  1. Fantastic stamping Nonni! That's a great set. Hugs!

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  2. Awesome job with the sketch! Love all that stamping~

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  3. Thank you for the sweet introduction; I'm blushing! Your card is vintage lovely with the unique stamping of the flower (I'm excited for my set to arrive! Joined the club..had to *grin*), the layers and the subtle brick stenciling. Fabulous take on the sketch and amazing showcase of the new stamps infused with your incredibly creative style!
    Hugs~c

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  4. Nonni I love this double stamping idea, it really does give a great vintage feel to this card. I wouldn't have spotted the brick stencil but on closer examination can now see it, this obviously must help with the vintage feel but in a very subtle way that we don't notice it..very creative hon x

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  5. Love the double stamping, Nonni, and the subtle brick stencilled background :)

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  6. I ADORE this card, Nonni! I'm a sucker for vintage and I'm always drawn to browns/neutrals. This card showcases your fabulous stamping skills and creativity! The subtle brick background is so perfect for the two-toned sunflowers!

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  7. The stamping u did is simply amazing :)

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  8. Love this design with the repeat of the sunflower image Nonni. Great colors ... and I love the addition of the doily --- so you! :) Loll xx

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  9. Wow--what a great use of the sketch! Love how everything is so coordinated--the doily & bow really set it off beautifully, Nonni!

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  10. Something different and beautifully vintage! Hugs, Gerrina

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  11. FABULOUS stamping, Nonnie! I am wishing you a VERY special birthday! I am apologizing as I was not able to take part in the blog hop....Do know that I am thinking of you and wish you all the best! I am loving the details on your gorgeous card! Well done!

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  12. Gorgeous card Nonni and I'd also like to wish you a very happy birthday - I hope that you love your card party - hugs xx

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  13. This is lovely Nonni, love the colours and layers, esoecially the pretty doily. I see from Darnell that it's your birthday so Happy Birthday and enjoy your party. x

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  14. Hi Nonni. Love your technique of creating two-tone flowers. Great layers and sponged BG. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

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