Monday, April 25, 2016

STAMPlorations "Winged Things"


I recently received my order from STAMPlorations.  I won a $10.00 Gift Certificate from the talented owner Shery Russ.  I ordered Shirley's Bee's Knees "Winged Things" stamp set that has the cutest dragonflies and butterflies. They are an open design so perfect for stamping over my smooshed background.  I also got "Shower of Flutters" Stencil to play with later.  I sent this card to Shery as a thank you for her constant generosity and keeping all of us Inspired with all her challenges and fabulously talented DT's...including herself :-)  You are the "Best Ever" in the world my friend!  The sentiment is from Shery's "Fond Expressions 1" sentiment stamp set.  I also have "Fond Expressions 2".  Two of my very favorite sentiment sets.

I used 2 of SU's In Colors that are retiring...Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss.  I am stocking up on both CS's, ink refills and ribbon. I smeared ink on my craft mat and spritzed with water and then smooshed onto my W/C paper.  Smooshing one color at a time and letting dry before adding a 2nd color. One spot that was not quite dry smeared,  but my dragonfly camouflaged most of it.  I can't wait to watercolor these images in the future.  This is going to be a really fun set :-)

I am entering my card in STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge.. STAMPlorations stamps and/ or stencils must be the main part of your card. Only seemed right, since this was the challenge I won by having my name randomly picked from entries 1-700.  Now that was a real lucky pick :-)


Card Recipe:
Stamps: STAMPlorations Winged Things and Fond Expressions 1
Paper: Arches 140# Cold Press W/C Paper, SU Lost Lagoon and Whisper White Thick CS
Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon and Archival Black
Accessories: craft mat, spritzer, paper towel, dimensionals
Techniques: CAS, Smooshing

Hope you like your card Shery made especially for you :-)  Thanks again for your generosity!


Thank you for Looking and Commenting my friends. 

14 comments:

  1. Lucky you, winning the Stamplorations gift certificate! Love the card you made - fabulous colours!

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  2. Congratulations on your win, Nancy! And great choice of stamps! Love that smooshed background and the delicate dragonflies!

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  3. So splattery and inky! Super cool Nancy! Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month. Glad to see you putting Shirley's stamps to such lovely use.

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  4. Great choice of stamps, Nancy ;) Beautiful splattery background for the dragonflies.

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  5. How fun to win, Nancy! LOVE your choice of stamps! Those really are wonderful. Love the fabulous background and the fact that you kept the two colors separated! I think the bit of blended color looks wonderful! Fun card and it looks fun to do! Now off to Stamplorations to check out that set.

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  6. Fantastic smooshed background Nancy. Have this winged stamp set but haven't had a chance to ink it up yet ... so many fun images. Shery will love this card! xx

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  7. Great sentiment and I just love the dragonflies and smooshy ink colors. Congrats on your win, Nancy! That was a really lucky draw!

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  8. OOO, this is lovely and cool too, Nancy! I love dragonflies. Thanks for playing along at ATSM. :)

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  9. what a wonderful smooched background Nancy - love the colors you used and the cute dragonfly stampings! Julia xx

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    1. Gorgeous card Nancy...perfect background and love this stamp set...Thank you for joining us at ATSM-AG...hugs...Željka DT

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  11. Oh, Nancy, congratulations on your winnings, and what a gorgeous card! I love your amazing background and the beautiful "winged things" that are so intriguing! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  12. Fantastic card--love the spatters against the sketchy dragonflies. So well done!! thanks for joining us!

    Toni
    Stamplorations DT

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