Friday, 15 January 2016

STAMPlorations Blog Hop


Hi All!
Welcome to Day 5 of the STAMPlorations January Stamp Release Blog Hop. Today My Teamies and I are showcasing all of the sets with each of us having made 4 cards, one for each set.

Let's start with Becca's Big Grins Reindeer Games. Reindeer are not just for Christmas, right?! Rudolph has to have some fun the rest of the year too ...


I've gone for a folksy look for this belated birthday card and added some flowers from the Folk Flowers set using the reverse side of the flower head stamps to add some colour. The rest is straight forward stamping with a white embossed sentiment plus Promarker colouring and some doodles for the border. I rather like this unconventional colour scheme, it would make a great card for the man in your life. The mischievous part of me feels like adding 'or so you thought...:-D' on the inside.

I am entering my Reindeer card at:
613 Avenue Create - Birthday ... Happy 3rd Birthday to all of the team at 613 Avenue
Time Out Challenges - Birthday with optional twist of sponging
Cardz 4 Guyz - Happy Birthday ... Happy 2nd Birthday to all of the team at Cardz4Guyz 

Next up is Deepti's Dee's Artsy Impressions New Beginning ...


I blended Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo for my background and added some random stamping in Basic Grey using two of the sentiments from Dee's set. Once dry I randomly dabbed Champagne and Frost White All Purpose Ink (Tsukineko) all over hence the shine and sparkle shimmer. Next I stamped the sunrise image on a piece of acetate using Archival ink and coloured it on the reverse using Peel-Off Markers. I then edged my pieces using my gold Tinge Alcohol Marker and attached my acetate image to my background with a couple of star eyelets before layering on my base card and finishing off with a sentiment strip (Vignette Tree Silhouettes) and some sequins.

I am entering my card at:
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Card Challenge - Beginnings with Sequins, it's in the background (with the new day comes new strength and new thoughts; even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise) plus wishing you well could be for your new adventure, new job etc

Next up is Shirley's The Bee's Knees Winged Things ...


I chose to work with the butterflies of the set and arranged them in an arc before stamping them using Jet Black Archival ink on my already sponged background (Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon). I then coloured them using silver metallic acrylic ink from the pound shop which gives a translucent finish and adds a lovely shimmer to the wings. I finished off with a sentiment from the New Beginning set.

I am entering my butterfly card at:
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Something New, 5 out of the 6 stamps were never used before plus it's my first time of colouring an image with acrylics on a card.

Next up is a card inspired by this week's theme over at Less is More using Shery's Shery Russ Designs Big Greetings ...


... which I simply combined with a flourish from the Distressed Floral Swirls set to create my one-layer card stamped in black Crushed Curry and a hint of Melon Mambo on linen effect card and finished off with a couple of clear gems.

I am entering my one-layer card at:
Less is More - One Layer Card featuring a flourish or two as in my case.

As with every Blog Hop leaving a comment will give you a chance to win one of the fab prizes below. Commenting closes on January 19. Winners will be announced on January 21.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Prizes:

ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPolrations blog and designers' blogs (January 15/Day 5 post) wins a $25 gift certificate to the shop
TWO (2) commenters randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs each win a $15 gift certificate to the shop
FOUR (4) commenters randomly drawn from Designer & Stamp Spotlight posts (Days 1 to 4) win the stamp set featured for that day
That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for all the links you need to participate.

I shall be back again tomorrow with another project. Until then ...

have a lovely day!
hugs
Monika xxx

What I used in today's projects, links are in the above text
preview-BigGrins-ReindeerGames preview-TBS-FolkFlowers preview-DeesArtsyImpressions-NewBeginning stmp1032.jpeg preview-TheBeesKnees-WingedThings preview-SheryRussDesigns-BigGreetings stmp1005-a.jpeg

48 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous collection of cards and great inspiration. The first card is so funny and adorable and love the silver shimmer you've achieved with the butterflies. Thank you fro all the inspiration throughout this new stamp release x

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  2. Just beautiful - all of them Monika. My fav is the birthday one - the simplicity and colors just caught my eye! Thanks bunches for sharing your creativity. j.

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  3. All are beautiful with full of inspirations!

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  4. Such beautiful colours Monika and flourishing beautifully in our gallery!
    thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  5. WOW, so much inspiration and such amazing cards. Simply adore the deer card. It is so funny:)

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  6. Gorgeous cards, Monika! Love the deer, and love the shimmery butterflies!

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  7. Stunning cards...fantastic use of color and design. So beautifully done.

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  8. Love your array of butterflies, Monika, and that shimmer is the perfect touch.

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  9. Fabulous cards. Each with it's unique design!!

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  10. wow Monika, you have rocked these stamps. All your cards are fabulous. Love the touch of shine on the butterflies. Thanks for joining TO

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  11. Amazing cards, and great designs

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  12. Beautiful cards. Hehehe, that deer card is so darling. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. These are all such fabulous makes. :) From start to finish I ooohed and aaaahed!

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  14. Monika, you have been so busy already this month making great cards! Love the new releases!

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  15. Love your cards. The sunrise with the text background is lovely. Hugz

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  16. Gorgeous cards, Monika! The deer card just makes me smile love the sheen on your butterflies and the last one is CAS perfection!

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  17. oh i love them all! excellent job!!

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  18. Totally love the sunrise on acetate. Great idea.

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  19. Amazing cards!Deer is so funny.

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  20. Beautiful cards! I love the shimmery butterflies!!

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  21. Gorgeous cards!! I love your sunrise card - it truly looks like a stained glass window with the sun streaming through from behind!

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  22. beautiful cards and you so rock the last CAS card!!

    Alicia

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  23. Fabulous cards. Love the scene you created with the deer. Thanks for the inspiration

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  24. What a terrific bunch of cards... especially that sunrise!!

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  25. Everyone's cards are so unique and yours are no exception. I love the deer and I love the Sunrise using acetate-very cool

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  26. All so pretty! Love the deer in the flowers!

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  27. What a lovely collection of cards. Thank you for sharing your cute Reindeer card at Cardz 4 Guyz
    Jane

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  28. All these are gorgeous! Each so different too! Love the reindeer card especially! xxx

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  29. Wonderful cards.different looks on each of them !

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  30. Four lovely cards, Monika, wonderful job!

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  31. Wow! Great cards and stamp sets! VERY PRETTY! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #25.
    crafty hugs,
    de
    {Creative Smiles}

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  32. Super fun cards! Those reindeer are cute. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. We hope to see you again soon!
    Sara - DT
    My Blog

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  33. Your cards are fabulous and adorable! That deer is just way too cute!

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  34. Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us over at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.

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  35. Beautiful works of art! Love that cute dear you entered in the Time Out challenge! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  36. Fantastic cards you have here all so lovely to look at and fab hop too

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  37. What a fun bunch of cards Monika!
    Lovely flourishes too.
    Thank you so much for your entry
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  38. All fabulous cards, Monika. All so different too, you're very talented. Love the colours you chose for your flourish card.
    Thanks for sharing at Less is More and ATSM, Anita x

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  39. Gorgeous cards. I love the shimmering butterflies. Thanks for joining in our "Something New" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  40. I Love all your CAS designs using all the new awesome stamp sets. TFS Monica. Hugs, Nancy

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  41. Beautiful cards. Especially loved your take on the Big Greetings set.

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  42. Fabulous image - I just love that stamp set! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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  43. Great job! the sunset is wow! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM blog!
    Olesya, DT

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  44. Great work! Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x We now also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

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  45. Hey - great to see you and your lovely project in the MMCC gallery this month, Monika! Thanks for joining us.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are very much appreciated. Have a lovely day! Hugs XXX