Friday, April 1, 2022

STAMPlorations April stencil challenge

 It is finally spring and time for STAMPlorations April Challenge 



My project this month is a page in my Bible based on a sermon I heard for mission Sunday emphasis at my Church. I used ARTplorations Stencil called Curved Play.  I traced the stencil onto the page using a pencil. Then I watercolored the path. I used a pen to journal the points. 


FYI - when you're looking at entries:
  • You can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

Prizes:

  • $20 prize code to winner ($25 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)
  • $10 prize code to 2 randomly picked entries ($15 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

 STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge:



For many years I made cards that had multiple layers. I loved how they looked but hated that they were so hard to mail. So in recent days I have been trying to make cards that are one layer that look layered. Stencils are one way that help add interest and layers. I used Burst Stencil with Blossom Like a Butterfly stamp. 
I painted in each little section with watercolor paint. I added highlights with a white gel pen and a used a black sharpie marker to make the faux layer and added doodles with a black ink pen. 

I hope you join us for our stencil challenge. 
  • You can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

 

Prizes:

  • $20 prize code to winner ($25 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)
  • $10 prize code to 2 randomly picked entries ($15 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)

 


Saturday, January 1, 2022

STAMPlorations January Challenge.


Happy New Year. It is time for the January Stencil Challenge at STAMPlorations. 

For my project I used STAMPlorations
ARTplorations Peeking Sunflowers Stencil. 


I made a little Artist Trading Card. 
I cut my cardstock to the ATC size of 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches.
I placed the stencil over the card and traced with a pencil lightly. 






I then watercolored the sunflower.






I took thin art pens and doodled over the pencil lines. I added my word for the year. "Today"
I am hoping to be intentional about living in the moment. Not worrying about tomorrow or being stuck in the past. 



My finished ATC has a sharpie marker edge and a thin doodled black line. 

 

On the back I wrote out one of the verses I intend to memorize about "today". This year. 




Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December Stencil Challenge STAMPlorations

 



Happy December. 
What I used for my project this month:






I made a fun fold card for my project. It is called a triple pocket twist card. I think the term "fun"- fold is more for the recipient than for the maker. I struggled with this card design. Several attempts ended up in the trash before I figured out the fold. 
But I do like how it turned out. First I am going to show you the little cards that go inside the pockets. I watercolored and stamped the leaves and used the leaf stencil to add gilding flakes. 





This is how the back side of the card looks. 



This is the front side of the card unfolded.


This photo shows where the pockets are when the card is folded up.
 You can see the little cards peeking out.


This is how it looks all folded up with the little cards tucked away into the pockets.


Come join us for this month challenge at

  • Players can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

Prizes:
  • $20 prize code to winner ($25 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)
  • $10 prize code to 2 randomly picked entries ($15 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Giving Thanks STAMPlorations

Join us for the Giving Thanks Hop


prize info:

*hop prizes
- FIVE (5) winners of a $10 prize code; winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the hop post and designers' blogs and/or IG accounts.

*giveaway/linky prizes - randomly drawn from the linky
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of STAMPlorations product up to $15 value
- ONE (1) winner of a $40 prize code

*extra/surprise prizes randomly drawn


hop and giveaway/linky are open until December 8 (2 weeks), with winners announced on December 10 in the November winners post.

I made 2 cards with a thankful theme. I used: 




Outside of first card:

Inside of first card:



Second card


 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Coffee Hop- STAMPlorations

For this ATC (Artist Trading Card)
and


I made a "Waterfall" card using: 







For this "Waterfall" card I used:
I liked being able to coordinate the images to the paper that I had in my stash.







Play along by creating any coffee-themed project. Post it on your blog and then link it up at the linky found on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. The linky is open until Friday, November 19. Winners of sponsor prizes will be randomly drawn!









 

Monday, November 1, 2021

October STAMPloration stencil challenge- Envelope card with waterfall bookmark


Welcome to a new season... Autumn. It is time for the October STAMPlorations stencil challenge. 



I made an envelope card with a waterfall bookmark inside the envelope card. It made me pull out my paper crimper tool. I have had it for years and it had been awhile since I had used it. For this project i used: 
STAMPlorations: Lotus Love Stamp Set                     
and 
ARTplorations: Autumn Falling Stencil