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. 


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

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

  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.

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

  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.

  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

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

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

  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

  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!

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

    Stamplorations DT


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