I am super excited to be a Guest Designer over at STAMPlorations this month! Woohoo! I won the Stamps and Stitches challenge over there in February, which was prize enough for me, but not only that, I am now the proud owner of some great STAMPlorations stamps AND I got the opportunity to join the super talented Design Team for the challenge this month - did someone say 'humbled'? Oh yeh, that was me! So a great big thank you to Shery and the DT for having me :)
Ok, so the challenge this month is;
So, the challenge is to use stamps and your favourite technique! I think this is a pretty sweet deal and I got off quite lightly here! ;)
For those of you who know me, you'll know my go to techniques are heat embossing, stitching and distress/emboss resist. I have used all three on my card, along with some AWESOME stamps from my winings ;)
For this card I used STAMPlorations Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes and Vignette: Chevron & Arrows. These sets are so versatile I can't wait to get the time to put to paper all the ideas I have floating around my head :) I especially love the Retro Mod Shapes set as they remind me of a doodle I have done for as long as I can remember. Whenever watching the TV or at a loose end, I have always doodled interlinking squares/rectangles of varying sizes and then coloured in the alternating squares. That may be a little difficult to picture so if I think about it I'll post one on here one day and you'll see the full extent of my OCD/crazy! Until then, the interlinking squares on this card should give you some idea of what my doodles look like.
I stitched the two curved lines through the squares to break up the rigidity of all those straight lines and add a sort of flow to the whole thing. A bit of ink blending and heat embossing and I was done! Actually, this card did take some time to make, despite first impressions - I made that square panel twice as I was happy with the first one. Having said that, I've just seen it lying on my desk and it's not as bad today as it was when I made it so maybe it'll crop up on another card in some capacity - who knows :)
As you may notice, this card was based on last week's CAS(E) This Sketch sketch...I couldn't help myself - I loved it! It's too late to enter it, but that's ok ;)
So there you have it, my contribution to a super talented bunch of designers - I hope I didn't let the team down!
I hope you all pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog and get yourself involved...it's too much fun to miss and the inspiration from the team is worth the visit if nothing else :)
Thanks again to Shery for letting me be a part of this, I really appreciate it :)
Thanks for stopping by guys ;)
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White
Stamps: STAMPlorations Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes, Vignette: Chevron & Arrows
Ink: Ranger - Perfect Medium; Distress Ink - Broken China
Other: WOW! - Ebony, Opaque Pastel Purple, Earthtone Grape, Opaque Bright White Super Fine e/p;