Wednesday, August 19, 2015

STAMPlorations GD - Stamps and Watercolour

Hello, everyone!  I am back again today to share some fun news!  I am a Guest Designer over at STAMPlorations this month!  Yay!  I am super excited about it!


I was invited to share some mid-month inspiration for the August challenge, the theme of which is Stamps and Watercolour.


Actually there is a sketch for you too (see below), so if you'd like to join in, you may choose the theme, the sketch, or both!  There are lots of options!  See here for all the details.


I had the pleasure of stamping with the beautiful Vignette: Trendy Feathers.

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These are my first stamps from STAMPlorations!  Thank you, Shery!  I love your stamps! They are photopolymer clear stamps - they stamped perfectly the first time, and I got a clean impression every time. I recommend checking out their store - they have so many awesome stamps and stencils - and I saw a coupon code for free shipping there too!  Here is my Stamps and Watercolour Card:


I did lots of heat embossing: gold on black, white on black, black on white, and white on vellum. Then I fussy-cut around each feather. For my watercolour background I used Distress Ink reinkers and water. I made a few splatters too! I stamped the sentiment vertically and added a strip of gold washi tape with a snippet of black cardstock.

There are lots of prizes to be won so head over and check out the STAMPlorations August challenge! Then get inky with your Stamps and Watercolour - or the sketch!

Thank you, Shery, for having me as your Guest Designer!  I had a lot of fun!  Check out my cool GD badge:



Other supplies used on my card:
  • Ink pads: Versafine - Onyx Black, Versamark - Watermark
  • Distress Ink reinkers: Tim Holtz - Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade
  • Embossing powder: Zing - Glitter Finish Gold, Ranger - Clear, The Artful Stamper - White
  • Watercolour paper: Bienfang 90 lb

I would also like to join the following challenges: Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Beccy's Place AG UE; Clique Kits August AG 3/3; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Crop Stop Linky #7 Distress Inks available at Crop Stop here 1/5; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Birthday Alt. Thank You 2/3; Great Impressions August Add a Sentiment 3/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Love to Scrap AG 1/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 2/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground All stamping done on leftover snippets; Quirky Crafts Embossing (heat embossing) 1/3 SECOND-PLACE WINNER)Sister Act Cards Only AG UE; Sparkle N Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flocking UE; Tuesday Throwdown Texture (heat embossing) 1/3; Vintage Stamping AG 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


47 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

The feathers look gorgeous on your project
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Debi said...

Hey, girlfriend! What? no kitty on this card? He's probably off somewhere having an after dinner wash up or nap, ate the bird and left you with these gorgeous feathers! Fantastic card. Love stamps that work perfectly the first time. Fab embossing, too!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Kitty. So much beautiful work has gone into this.
Congrats on your GDT slot, it is so well deserved.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Kitty!! I love the background!! It looks amazing!! The feathers are so beautiful!! Congrats on your so-deserved GDT spot my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Creaciones Isha said...

Great card....beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges. DT Myriam

Bad Kitty said...

great card
I like this feathers
hugs
have a nice day

vinita jain said...

Congrats on GDT!
Amazing and gorgeous creation Kitty! And great take on the sketch too! Love it!

Annette Allen said...

congrats on guest designing.. those feathers are so pretty.. great card.

Kuni said...

Wonderful card and great background and colours.
Hugs
Kuni

Kuni said...

Wonderful card and great background and colours.
Hugs
Kuni

Becca Cruger said...

Kitty this card is amazeballs! I totally pinned it for future inspiration. I love the wash of colors in the background - you're so geniusly good!

Pia S said...

Love these feather stamps and your colorful background. This card looks funky and classy at the same time.

Andrea W said...

Terrific news on your guest designer spot, congrats! Your card has a lot of fun elements going on... I love the background and beautifully embossed feathers. So glad you shared your creation at Tuesday Throwdown.

Taunya Butler said...

HOORAY FOR YOU!!! I am so thrilled to pop over here and see that you are Guest Designing for STAMPlorations - and what a truly stunning and beautiful card you have created!!! Love it and your style is so great and awesome looking!!! Have a wonderful day!!

jimlynn said...

Kitty, your watercoloring is great and love those feather stamps! Very, very nice card!
BIG congrats on the guest designer spot too. So exciting.
Lynn

Di said...

Fabulous card Kitty - stunning design and I adore the colours you used. Well done on the GD spot too!!

Hugs

Di xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Feathers remind me of the cat that swallowed the canary. Great background and lovely feathers. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 197th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Beccy said...

What a fun card Kitty, it looks like you had a great time creating it. I like the variety of ways you have stamped the feathers and I love the watercolouring. Well done!
Cheers,
Beccy

EdenLand Designs said...

Love all the different elements on this card!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers again :)
Susan

Mynn Kitchen said...

LOVE all the texture on this card! Those feathers are totally awesome! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hello again Kitty, what a great card you have designed, love the feathers and the way you have embossed them. Great background and congratulations on your DT post. Thanks again for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Julie B said...

Love the w/c background to your embossed feathers.
So pleased to see you as our GD this month. :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Great card Kitty, gorgeous background

Michelle said...

Hi Kitty - this is artistically beautiful - I love the embossed gold feather - I have joined your blog and would be over the moon if you joined mine - thank you for joining us this week over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Donna Ellis said...

Your watercolor background is so striking against the feathers, KT! Love those intense colors and the drama of the black behind the feathers! Beautiful! hugs, de

Barb said...

Your card is quite dynamic Kitty. I love your watercolour background and those stamps look lovely. I've not heard STAMPlorations before but will certainly go and check them out.

Congratulations on being chosen as a guest designer. Barbxx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kitty, such a beautiful inky background.
Pauline
x

Donna Phelan said...

Love how your feathers are wafting down, so much movement!!! Each feather so unique and pretty just like Mother nature intended! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Great Impressions!

KandA said...

Super card Kitty and congrats on the GDT spot xx

Lillian A said...

Great background and good use of the feathers - although looking at them makes me think of tickling someone with them !! Hahaha. Thank you for your entry into our anything goes challenge at Love To Scrap.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful card! You created a beautiful background. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Aliza said...

The background and your fussy cut stamps look great!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwndown, good luck!!! Amy DT

Colortypes Sophie said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the feathers! Thanks for playing along with Clique Kits!

scrappymo! said...

Love the gorgeous background and this wonderful card!

scrappymo! said...

Love the gorgeous background and this wonderful card!

Michelle said...

Very beautifull.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Good luck and I hope we see you again.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Anne Temple said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love all the embossing. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Mariah Hechler said...

Pretty card...I love the watercolors.

Claire said...

Fab card, love the background! Thanks so much for joining us at Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Donna said...

Congrats on your GD spot! Great card, such an artistic look and a different style for you, fun to go outside the box at times.

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Artistic Inspirations!

Erica Bruton said...

Great use of the stamps. Your card looks fab. I love heat embossing its one of my favourite embellishments too. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of crafty friends. Good luck!
Erica DT

marion said...

I really missed a lot and so enjoying seeing this lovely card as well, glad I visited your blog, lots of hugs, Marion

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card especially the feathers thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

Kat said...

fun card! i really love that background work! thanks for playing along with clique kits! xo

Judy McKay said...

Pretty feathers. love the colours and your design. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Judy DT.