Friday, April 29, 2016

STAMPlorations april release hop


Have you seen the slew of inspiration over at STAMPlorations using the stamps from the April release? Wow. I do love this release and its variety. The individual sets are 10% off, the bundle 15% off until May 6th, and there's free shipping too! Check out all the deets at the blog.

Don't want to keep you long. I was in a "rainbowed" frame of mind when creating my cards. Ready?

For my first three cards I worked with Distress Inks as a watercolor medium.

Cuz it was calling to me, I had to start with the funky shoe from Shirley's Groovy Shoes paired with an appropriate sentiment from Born to Roam. Kept it uber-CAS. Except for the splash of fancy from Wink of Stella ;)


Next up, a cardbase stamped with the bud branch from Deepti's Smile set in SSS Fog ink and topped with a "rainbowed" sentiment.


Hope you can see the background stamping on this close-up. Don't you just love how tricolore inking with a tiny bit of spritzing yields five color hues? Where the colors meet you get a hint of orange and green at no extra cost! Voila! Rainbow!


Moving on to feathers and tiny splatters. I used Shery's Trendy Feathers 2 set for my next card. Made it an extra long card in order to get a flow of wafting feathers across the front of it. Thought that design matched the "on my mind" sentiment.


Can you see all the teensy splatters better in the close-up? Used a size 4 brush with stiffer bristles to flick the leftover diluted Distress Inks from my acting-as-a-palette acrylic block.


And lastly, my card with one of Becca's sentiments from Strong Women. I used Easter egg dyes to watercolor this card's background. You can read more about that here if you're interested.


The sentiment really says it all. I stamped it with Versafine and heat embossed it clear. Sponged a few birds in flight using ARTplorations Some Birds stencil too.

That's it from me today. This is one cool release with lots of inspiration. As always, there are prizes galore! Get the scoop and check out all the inspiration at STAMPlorations. Thanks for stopping by and keep on hopping!

36 comments:

  1. Rainbow and you- both full of colors, Maria! LOVE them all! :)
    Suchi xx

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  2. I see you have taken to the rainbow theme here - and it works so beautifully on all your cards!!!
    BTW- THANK YOU so much for the beautiful Oriole card and all those lovely die cuts - they came in quite handy last night!!! :)))

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  3. Love how the stamp sets mix and match as you've done in the first card. Loving the rainbow colours, your creative ideas and your own unique style. Thank you for the inspiration x Gorgeous tiny splats and such a powerful sentiment and stunning last card x

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  4. Fantastic set of cards Maria! I love that fun shoe :)

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  5. Love the rainbow of colors. Especially on the shoe. TFS

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  6. great cards! so different yet the color scheme is the same...just beautiful. lovely job!

    Alicia

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  7. What a colorful treat it was scrolling through your post! You sure know how to work the ROYGBIV!

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  8. Wow, each and every one of theses is truly beautiful!

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  9. Awesome cards! Love the Trendy Feathers 2 card with those lovely pastel colors! So pretty!

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  10. Love the rainbow of colors you used on each of these pretty cards!

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  11. These are gorgeous. Love the shoe with that sentiment and the last card is just stunning. Hugz

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  12. Love that last card
    and all the rainbow
    colors on the other
    cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Wonderful cards ! Sentiments/words on each of them fit perfectly with the images n theme :)

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  14. Wonderful cards ! Sentiments/words on each of them fit perfectly with the images n theme :)

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  15. WOW! Amazing examples, I love how you have matched up an appropriate sentiment to the images

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  16. Fantastic cards Maria. Great job of showcasing the new sets. Love the rainbow theme! xx

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  17. Love how you used distress inks to create the fantastic color on your cards. Very talented:)

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  18. omg... such beautiful rainbow creations.. the shoe!! The feathers! ... beautiful! And easter egg dyes?? I have to check that out for sure...

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  19. Fun use of color on all of these cards~ Love the shoe :)

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  20. Lovely cards Maria, the second one has to be my favorite here, with that tone on tone stamping.

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  21. Wonderful cards. Love the colours.
    Valerija xx

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  22. WOW, Maria... Love the rainbow theme on each of your cards. They are fabulous!

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  23. What lovely CAS cards. The rainbow colors are so wonderful!

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  24. Fabulous work with the distress inks (I also use a No.4 brush for splatter, just the right size). The rainbow colours works beautifully with each card - especially the shoe ;)

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  25. Thank you for so many amazing cards, they are not uber CAS, they are perfect. :)

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  26. Beautiful cards. Love the white space and rainbow colouring accents!

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  27. What great cards made with the new releases! They all look like fun sets...time to order!

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  28. OOOH I love especially the one with the bird stencil

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  29. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. YOUR. CARDS. IS. AWESOME!!!!! Love the rainbows in each of them and just how CAS-liscious they each look - you are so talented!!

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  30. I love these stamp sets and cards! Thank you!

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  31. I love your work with these stamp sets! Perfect!

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  32. Such fabulous cards! Love them all. So glad you were in a "rainbow" frame of mind - the colors are stunning!

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  33. I love how you incorporate the rainbow all along :) gorgeous creations !

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  34. Wow, Maria ... rainbows ... on every card in your collection ... how glorious! They all luscious ... my fave is that groovy shoe ... cool, funky, and one of my fave quotes as the sentiment ... love it! Hugs, Anita :)

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