Tuesday, 14 June 2016

On My Mind

Hi All,

It's Tuesday and that means Inspiration time over at STAMPlorations. Today I have 2 DT pieces for you, one which I made before the move and my most recent make inspired by LIM's current theme of 'splatters'.

First up is my card featuring the Calla lily from Smile in combination with a sentiment from Trendy Feathers 2.

I simply stamped, coloured and fuzzy cut the Calla lily, spritzed some Elegant Eggplant on my base card, stamped my sentiment in Elegant Eggplant on a strip of card and layered everything up as seen adding a sequin to finish. This is sort of a 'tidy my desk' type of card: the lily was originally coloured for my card here, but was a little too pale to be used, the frame is the off-cut from my golden circle used on this card here and the sentiment was a strip I tried on another card, but didn't use.

Next up is a card I made using STAMPlorations' current Stamp Club set called Gone Postal ...

... in combination with the splatters stamp from the Mixed Media Elements set. I first stamped the splatters in Cherry Cobbler. Next using black Archival I stamped the car and with a damp brush drew some of the colour from the stamped splatters along to colour my little car. Once dry, I masked the car and stamped the postage frame and sentiment. With my mask still in place I spritzed a little Cherry Cobbler to add a few more splatters and splashes before adding the wavy postage mark and layering with a little tilt on my red base card to finish. I quite like the little tilt, it reminds me of several letters coming through the door and landing on top of each other ....

I am entering my second card at
Less Is More - Splatters

Well, that's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more inspiration and to leave a comment for your entry in their monthly prize draw.

I shall be back soon with more inspiration.

Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
SmileTrendy Feathers 2Gone PostalMixed Media Elements
preview-DeeptiMalik_Smile preview-SheryRuss_BigTrendyFeathers preview-SheryRuss_GonePostal copy SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements


  1. Love the desk tidy up card, the gold off cut really works with the lilies. :)

  2. Stunning creations, I am soooooo loving ur card with the Smile set :) biased u see ;)

  3. Terrific card! Love your idea! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. Love use of the flowers with the layout

  5. Gold. And splatters. Lovely mix.

  6. That lily card is beautiful! Love the gold elegance with the splatters. Nice guy card too.

  7. I love the gentle colouring of your lilies and the masked splattered card looks great, perfect for a guy. The LIM challenge this week is One Layer but, unfortunately, you've layered onto a red base so on this occasion your card won't qualify. Thanks so much for sharing though and please do join us again.
    Anita x
    Less is More

    1. Sorry, hadn't noticed the one-layer bit. xxx

  8. Isn't it great when you get to use all the bits lying around on the desk! The gold panel frames the lilies beautifully, and I love the splatters on both cards (of course!).

  9. Sorry I'm a little late visiting this time!
    This is super Monika, love those splatters but in line with our guidelines, the stamping should be on the base of the card and not as an added layer!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

    1. Sorry, hadn't noticed the one-layer bit. Guessing I was a little too keen to show off some STAMPlorations stamps. :-)


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