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:

Suchi said...

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

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

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!!! :)))

Mac Mable said...

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

Marlena M. said...

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

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

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

Golden Goddess Designs said...

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

Alicia

Becca Cruger said...

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

D.Ann C said...

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

Denise Bryant said...

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

Rebecca Yahrling said...

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

ionabunny said...

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

cghundley said...

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

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

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

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

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

Glennis said...

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

Loll said...

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

Jennifer Earley said...

So pretty! Love the colors!!

Tarnished Rose said...

Love the cards.
Marilyn

Dee Earnshaw said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

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

Rahmat said...

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

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards. Love the colours.
Valerija xx

Helen Gullett said...

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

Sherry Lee said...

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

shirley-bee said...

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 ;)

Anca Banca said...

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

Craftyfield said...

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

Jerrie said...

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

Tami said...

OOOH I love especially the one with the bird stencil

Taunya Butler said...

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!!

Elena Lishchenko said...

I love these stamp sets and cards! Thank you!

Tee said...

I love your work with these stamp sets! Perfect!

Zelda C said...

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

Deepti said...

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

Anita in France said...

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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