Wednesday, 13 April 2016

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop - Day one



I'm sooo excited to be part of the ARTplorations Stencil blog hop which is hip-hopping away today. And we want you to play along! You can link up your gorgeous stencil projects over at the STAMPlorations blog here. You don't have to use ARTplorations stencils to take part, but if you do have any, we would love to see how you use them. You can also win some of the gorgeous STAMPlorations stencils by leaving comments as you hop along. Several prizes will be drawn from all comments on the designer's blogs. You don't have to comment on all the DT projects, but the more comments you leave, the bigger is your chance of winning! You can comment until April 17th, and the winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on April 19th. The linky for projects closes on April 15th.

For my project, I used one of my absolute favourite stencils, Shower of Flutters. I picked some bright Tim Holtz Distress inks and applied them through the stencil with a foam applicator. I just love how the inks blend to create beautiful mixes of colours. Then I stamped the matching butterfly stamps from the Trendy Butterflies set. Last, I added a sentiment from the Bold Sentiments: Discover set, heat embossing the "Discover" in silver. I just love how the stencil and stamps fit so perfectly together and how easy it is to create a gorgeous, rainbow background the for the fluttering beauties.



Dont' forget to check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
Prizes:
  • THREE (3) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog. 
Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by April 15:
  • TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
  • ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.

Card: 300 gsm white textured card
Stencil: ARTplorations Shower of Flutters
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Hickory Smoke, Tsukineko Versamark and Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Papermania Tinsel Silver embossing powder 

25 comments:

Purvi Gadewar said...

Gorgeous card! Love the soft colours on the card...so beautiful...

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved the Rainbow colors against butterflies !!

Julye said...

Lovely card and after the hop I have so much more added to my wish list,stencils,pastes and definitely distress inks too poor bank balance think it might have a nervous breakdown

Pink Unicorn said...

Julye, I can tell you that all is just an investment in your crafty future :) I really love the stamps and stencils, and I have to say the distress inks are my most used inks, so definitely worth the investment too!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great colors. Love how you stamped the butterflies. TFS

Jerrie said...

Your colors look like watercolors. They are beautifully muted. It makes such an elegant card!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty - love the rainbow of colors and the gorgeous butterflies!

cm said...

Swooning over your lovely Shower of Flutters...so incredibly pretty!
~carol

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love your dreamy rainbow background!

Doreens Craft Corner said...

Your card is so pretty...

Doreens Craft Corner said...

Your card is so pretty...

maria f. said...

Magical. You'll probably like my stack of shoes card coming soon ;)

Linda said...

Gorgeous! Love the pretty mix of colours in the background xx

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh my, this card is simply stunning. LOVE the colors and patterns:)

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty colors! Love the butterfly stencil!

Amy A said...

Oooo I love this!! gorgeous!

hellerlittle said...

looks great with this background
CU hellerlittle

Judy Sander said...

Yummy! Love the stencil too.

Joi at RR said...

LOVELY Karola. Love all the glorious spring colors you used opposite the black/white flutters!!! Super inspirational - thanks bunches. j.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful butterflies Karola. I just ordered that stencil...now I can see I need the stamp set. TFS

Chark said...

cool, love that the colors are around the butterflies and not on them!

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun and creative card. Loving the stencil and the stamps and your fabulous colours. Thank you for the inspiration x

Monika Reeck said...

I love this stencil and the stamp set too and your made it more beutiful on your card with that rainbow colors so soft and so wonderful!!

Tee said...

Beautifully Done! Inspirational!

Helen Gullett said...

Such a beautiful card!