Tuesday, January 22, 2019

STAMPlorations hey love hop

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Red and pink. Yep, it's almost that time of the year. Valentine's Day is approaching fast and Shery has created a few fun digi images you can download for free over at STAMPlorations. Just for fun, some of us have whipped up some LOVE cards using the digis and other LOVEly products from the store. Check out the hop here and be sure to leave comments for a chance at prizes.

I had some fun with one of the digis. First with colored pencils. And inspired by this milk carton! You know messy watercoloring. Well I'm calling this messy pencil coloring.

pearls (WHAT? when was the last time you used pearls???)


 And how's this for a non-coloring coloring option? Color with gilding flakes! I added some glue to various areas of the blooms with a paintbrush and added the flakes when the glue was tacky. TIP: Avoid covering any of the black lines with glue/flakes to not lose definition.


To make the bouquet stand out more from the background, I masked it and added some black splatters. I also added a shadow around the entire bouquet with a C1 Copic marker. I love how this digi can easily parade as a stylish birthday card. 

Sorry this close-up looks gray rather than bright white. But you can see all that attention-grabbing shine from the gold gilding flakes...


I'd love to see what you do with the free digi stamps. There's a linky party where you can hook up your creations. There are prizes to be won there too.

All products in the Love/Spring section of the store are 15% off until Valentine's Day. Use my code STAMPGIRLMARIA for an extra 20% off!

Happy Tuesday! I'm heading to:
A2ZScrapbooking - January AG
Just Add Ink - Something New (adding gilding flakes as a coloring medium)

30 comments:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wonderful cards !!

Esther Asbury said...

Oh Wow! Three lovely takes on one of the new Stamplorations freebies! Love all three, but the first is my favorite with those brightly colored flowers against the black and white text!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful set of cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

these cards are lovely - thanks for sharing your samples with us:)

Gail said...

Lovely work with the Stamploration products [my favorite] - thanks for sharing and for this hop!

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful inspiration. Love the colours of the first and the pearls. The gilding flakes on the second look so elegant. Great Digi's too x.

Becca Yahrling said...

Lovely inspiration! I really love the 2nd card and how you
used the gilded flakes for coloring. I don't have that, but
I think I will try that technique with embossing powder. I
just love that gorgeous look!

Robyn Oliver said...

Wow Maria I'm loving this digital and the two cards you're sharing are wonderful, love the pencil colouring and what an inspirating way to use gilding flakes

Pam said...

Both of your cards are fabulous and unique! I wouldn't call that messy pencil coloring at all. So awesome.

Jean said...

Such lovely cards! This is such a wonderful image!

Arlene said...

I always like to see how an image can be colored/used in more than one way. Cool cards, both of them. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Helen Gullett said...

Maria, they are gorgeous with the soft pastel colors and simply gold. Totally love them!

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love the blue coloring! All are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my gosh these are so gorgeous!!!!

KimB said...

Oh I really like both versions Maria, although I do have to say that the gleam of the gilding flakes is really special and such a unique way to add colour! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Jan said...

Both your cards are beautiful, Maria but I do think the gilding makes the second one special and adds a soft elegance to the image too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Kelly Kent said...

Gorgeous cards Maria - I've never seen the gold gilding before - it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your "Something New" with us this week at Just Add Ink. Kelly x

Anita in France said...

Your soft colouring is really pretty on that first card, Maria, ... so dreamy ... and the sentiment is perfect on the gilded one, stylish indeed! Hugs, Anita :)

D.Ann C said...

Oh I always love it when I get tips on beautiful ways to NOT color stamps! This is a keeper... Thanks!!

Hetty said...

Beautiful soft coloring of this wonderful image.

Sue D said...

Very pretty coloring and I like how you used gilding flakes on the second one.

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the tilted panel and the gilding flakes are awesome!

Suzanne Harkinson said...

I've never heard of gilding flakes but does it ever make the card look fancy. Beautiful cards.

Cindy C. said...

Both so beautiful!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z again.

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love the colors!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the color combo you used! And the version with the gold is lovely!

Heather said...

These are both gorgeous!!! Specially the one with the gold flakes; stunning!

The Paper Layer said...

Your cards are wonderful! Love the gilding flakes technique. Off to find out what they are and put them on my want list!!
Thank you for the inspiration today.

Vivian Foo said...

Beautiful creations.

Tina Z. said...

wow, this is absolutely stunning!

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