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Friday, 4 April 2014

STAMPlorations April Challenge

It is time for our monthly challenge at STAMPlorations and this month we want to see you use stamps and a technique:


There are lots of cool techniques out there that you could choose. I thought of a few when preparing for this challenge. However when I think of what makes me really happy when making cards, it has to be good old plain stamping. Give me some good stamps and some ink and I am happy! I was inspired by the photo challenge at Fusion-the brickwork, text collage stamping on the dress stand and the pop of colour the scarf brings to the photo,(see fusion photo below) inspired this:



I have used the mini mixed media STAMPloration stamp set to create my background and just popped some bright coloured enamel dots for contrast-just like the scarf in the fusion photo but perhaps my dots are more of a contrast, but I actually love this colour against the grungy background.

The winner of our STAMPlorations challenge can choose 2 clear stamp sets from the Vignette, Patchwork Frenzy and Subway Art sets-visit the shop here to have a browse. Plus if you enter all three challenges this month there is an extra special prize that you could win-visit our main challenge blog here for details and to see all fab inspiration from our teams. We are joined by the very creative Sian this month as our GDT.

Have fun choosing a technique this month and I am looking forward to visiting your blogs.
I will also enter this into the Birthday Challenges at Seize the Birthday and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Here is the inspiration for my card from Fusion




30 comments:

  1. Simple but very effective. nice card. Just popped over from Darnell's blog.

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  2. Cool CAS, Sandie! I like the pop of turquoise from the enamel dots.

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  3. Grunge meets CAS so fabulously here, Sandie ... cool pop of colour from those enamel dots! Anita :)

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  4. Those enamel dots are just the perfect embellies! Love the pop of color that also pull the eyes in to take a closer look at the grunge stamped background. Awesome grunge CAS card, Sandie!

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  5. Oh you know I love this grungy look Sandie! I always love to see how you interpret the inspiration at Fusion!

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  6. Great CAS card with a funky grunge feel to it! Love those enamel dots. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  7. Wonderful card -- great job with both challenges!

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  8. Amazing how a simple collection of patterns can look so good! Love the colourful pops of enamel :)

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  9. Ha, Sandie. I just blogged a mixed media messy thing today too. Love the enamel dots on this.

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  10. Super cool stamping Sandie! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

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  11. Perfect, those enamel dots - really peps up the card!

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  12. I so agree with you about stamping, Sandie! And aren't we lucky with all the wonderful stamps we have at our disposal! Love what you did here - thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  13. Really love the stamping on Kraft!
    So glad you were able to play along with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  14. You are so good at grungy CAS stamping, Sandie! I love the earthy colors of this card.

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  15. Cool masculine CAS design, love how those enamel dots add color to this card.

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  16. What a Wonderful card Sandie the grungy feel is Fantastic!!! Love this card :)

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  17. You are becoming an expert at these artsy cards, Sandie! Love the look of kraft, too!! Have a great day! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Elegant and grungy! What a cool card, Sandie!
    hugs, Asha

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  19. You are so good at combining different stamps and still keeping it CAS Sandie! LOVE the grungy modern feel to this. It would be a great guy card. Hugs D

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  20. This is so perfect! I love the grungy style but cannot pull it off by any stretch of the imagination...you make it look so easy!

    Thank you very much for having me this month as GD and for your shout out, I am humbled :)

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  21. GREAT job on this birthday card, Sandie! I love the grungy style stamping of the background and how you used the sentiment! Like you, with a a few stamps, inks and paper, I am happy! I must say we are not the high-maintenance type, right? :)

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  22. Sandie, another card that is 'simply stunning"! You worked magic with the inspiration photo - the background is a delightful 'take' on the scarf colour, and the enamel dots add extra impact. So glad you went with 'plain ol' stamping' as your technique, because it works like a charm; and that grunge stamp is amazing. Love this card!!
    c

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  23. Superb take Sandie !! isn't minimal the best and the easiest thing to do in stamping :) loved ur card, thank you for sharing with Fusion!!

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  24. I absolutely know what you mean!!! Sometimes just old fashioned stamping is so much fun! Love the simplicity of your card...the really interesting stamps you used are perfect for this challenge. Well done!

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  25. I love how simple but fun this card is. The distress stamping for texture and the enamel dots are perfect. Thanks for joining us at fusion :)

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  26. Well done Sandie on getting a honourable mention at the Fusion challenge. I love your card, the layout, the grunge, the kraft card, it's very clever x Beverley x

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  27. Grungey CAS perfection. The enamel dots are the perfect finish. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

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  28. Very grungy and trendy, great collage stamping! xxx

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  29. Wow love this Sandie!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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