Friday 1 May 2015

Stamps and Leaves

Good afternoon fellow crafty bloggers.
The first Friday of the month marks a new challenge over at  STAMPlorations.
Here is my inspiration card for this months theme-

and our theme, if you can't guess is -

My background is created using the ARTplorations stencil Leaf Prints using Pamellia's homemade embossing paste. (see here for recipe)
I went for a slight twist and probably used a little more talc and less paint! My stamps are all from a Stamp Club set -Blossom Overture, the large rose. I used Copics to colour the roses but I used DI in Mown Lawn to colour the leaves. I replaced the stencil once the paste was fully dry and inked through with a sponge. I used a MFT peirced rectangle die for the small mounts and added some ribbon scraps on the opposite corners. 

As usual Shery is offering the following prizes:-
Winner (voted by the design team)
 2 stamp sets (3" by 5") if you use STAMPlorations stamps, 1 stamp set if you don't
+ guest designer spot in a Sketch Challenge
Top picks 3 digi stamps 
+ the option to be a guest designer too in the next monthly Challenge if you will use  STAMPlorations digi stamp (to be provided ) OR if you already have STAMPlorations clear stamps.
All winners and top picks will receive a personalized guest designer badge that they can display on their blogs, as well as a STAMPlorations guest designer watermark.
Frequent Players Spotlight. Play in all 3 challenges for the month for entries to the random draw. Prize is always going to be a stamp and stencil pack valued at $10.

So no excuses not to have a go and join in.
Pop over to the DT's blogs for more inspiration and info on their designs and check out our fab GDs.
Jerrie GD
Joy GD
Becca DT
Tenia DT
Wei Wei DT

I'm joining the fun over at -
Seize the Birthday - AG with full toppings!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting and for all the lovely comments you have left. :)


  1. This is a beauty Jules I love the background, (isn't it a great recipe?!!) ad the colours are so spring!! Those roses are gorgeous, you have created wonderful shading. What a lovely way to pretty up the opposite corners with the ribbon too xx

  2. That texture in the background is simply fab-o! Love your crisp, bright and springy colors!

  3. I love your card. The layers are so elegant and the stenciling background rocks. What a beautiful card!!

  4. Your card has such a deep summer feeling, love it, and love the texture you have added with stencil.

  5. This is such a gorgeous card, Julie! Your coloring on the roses is simply spot on and I love the sophisticated color palette!

  6. A
    bsolutely beautiful card.

  7. Gorgeous card, those roses are gorgeous!

  8. Love your very pretty card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  9. This is beautiful! Love your layering and your coloring~

  10. Beautiful card. Love the color combo and how you added the roses to the leaf background.


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