Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Summer Birthday - Flowers and Butterflies - ATSM #147 ~Make Your Mark, STAMPlorations CASEplorations May

Hello,

Welcome to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge#147~Make Your Mark, where the DT and I are inviting you to showcase your creativity with your markers, pens, paints, sponges... ANYTHING that will *Make a Mark* on your project.
Two DT cards for you today, inspired by Kim's fabulous inspiration card for STAMPlorations CASEplorations May.
Her card is awash with marvels: kraft, flowers, a hint of colour which I tried to mirror here with my sponged stencil Happy Flowers.  White pigment ink was applied first (too blah...I have a new ink pad and it's not playing nicely!), so I dove in with some festive berries and bit of mowed grass.  Added my wonderful W&W summer die and...done...


My second card sees the debut of my Honeycomb Delight stencil, a couple of sponged matchy-match butterflies and, again, my W&W summer die...


My third card, since I have your attention, is a 'had to do this' creation because I LOVE the stunning card that Shirley made during the STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop. I had every intention of copying it (yes, I admit it: copied because it's awesome!), but alas, I don't have the 'reverse' honeycomb stencil -yet.  Soooo...I hauled off and replicated her background using the my distress inks...and I'm quite pleased with the result, sans embossing/texture paste. Thank you, Shirley, for the fabulous inspiration! I'm not entering this into any challenges; it's simply a 'happy with my efforts' card for making something grungy-cool pretty...


Please be sure to check out my sweet design teammates' fantastic Make Your Mark inspiration and do leave them some love.  You'll make them very happy!

As extra incentive to play along, we have prizes for the winners:

Rosey Hearts

http://rosey-hearts.blogspot.ca/

Prize is 5 digis from the store (TBC)

AND


https://shop.deedeesdigis.com



My first two cards are also heading to:
STAMPlorations Anything Goes


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

39 comments:

  1. Carol, you're on a roll! All 3 cards are so gorgeous! You did a superb job inking/sponging the happy flowers stencil it looks 3D. I'm in love with the second card -- the orange and pink ink colors look so gorgeous together (must try this color combo!). And the third card is just wayyyy too cool-o, gf! Awesome Carol version of Shirley's card!!

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  2. Wow! You have become a stencil master, my friend! Gorgeous cards right down to the grunge one! You go, girl!

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  3. These are all fabulous but my fav is the first, so pretty on the Kraft and with the layered up sentiment, wonderful dimension x

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  4. Wow Carol - all your cards look amazing - I love them all:) xx

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  5. What a fab trio of cards Carol, you are on a roll girl!
    The pink one is so soft, the 2nd so bight and summery and the third just funky! :)

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  6. Fabulous cards, C! I really like the softness of the colors on the kraft on that first one. On the second..hello...butterflies! But also, I really, really like the colors (what are they please) and the last one is just plain cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wow you've made so many gorgeous designs for this Carol!! I love them all, but I have to say that those butterflies really pop out at me!! LOVE THAT! :)

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  8. You are just way too clever girl!......three absolutely awesome cards, all so individual and what fab colour choices. hugs xx

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  9. Oh my goodness, your cards are fabulous Carol! I love, love the first one and even have that stencil, it is a NBUS. lol After seeing how you have used it, I am going to have to copy it. lol I love, love, the softness and beauty of this card! Love the second card too, the honeycombs stenciled in those beautiful colors are amazing and then you've added your beloved butterflies, another beautiful card! And your third card, wow that background is amazing and looks even better than the original! I love the stamps you have stamped on those amazing colors, very eye catching card my friend! Hugs, Brenda

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  10. Two things for what I am sure of you rock stencils and you rock ink blending--oh three and butterflies ;) so much fabulous on a tiny palette! xoxo

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  11. LOve the summery feel of each of your summery cards... but the Shirley-esque butterfly card is phenomenal! All beautiful, c...
    =] m

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  12. WOW! Gorgeous cards, Carol! Your stenciled flowers are stunning against the Kraft panel, and your honeycomb pattern with those amazing butterflies are so striking! Love how you blended your colors on the last card, too! It's always so much fun to visit your blog...so much inspiration :)

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  13. Well, Miss C, I'm honoured that you were inspired to case/copy my card, and a wonderful job you've made of it. I also like the other two, but the third one is my fave ;)

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  14. WOW! Fabulous cards! The colors are each are sooo pretty!

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  15. I am SOOOOOOOOO impressed with the way you rock the stencils - can I come over and you can teach me how to be awesome at it - like you!! I recently acquired 2 of the STAMPlorations stencils and Love them - but playing with them makes me just a little nervous - wish you were closer so you could give me some tips!!! Wanna make a video???? Anyways - HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

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  16. You have just rocked the ATSM gallery with these beauties Carol.
    A* talent and you certainly know how to showcase all your products.
    Totally gorgeous creations. x

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  17. Gorgeous flowers, butterflies and textures!

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  18. I love all three of these beautiful cards, but that first one is gorgeous.

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  19. So neat seeing 3 very different cards--all wonderful, Carol! I really love the second one--beautiful colors!

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  20. Nice cards! I especially adore your first "summer" card. Like the pink stenciled flowers and love the word die. ??? I thought by "W&W" you meant Winnie and Walter made the die. I check and they don't. Thanks for advising what brand the die is ... I'd like to buy it. :)

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  21. WOW...you've been busy! I love everything!

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  22. Girlfriend, you are on one heckuva roll! Stunningly amazing trio of cards. That first one has me barefoot now, as you've knocked my socks off! Absolutely beautiful. And your second 'summer' birthday card is a delight to the eyes, awash with pretty colors. And now you've rocked the grunge look too. Next, you'll have your own challenge blog if you keep this up! Well done you!! Hi to your mom too. Bev

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  23. Wonderful cards, my dear! I love specially the background of the second card ♥

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  24. These are totally awesome, Carol! Gorgeous color on each and every one! LOVE!

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  25. Oh so luverly! My fave is that first one. Those sponged/shadowed blooms look so darn cool on kraft. What a design. Great to see you at CASEplorations, girl!

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  26. Wow gorgeous cards!!! I really love the first card, the flowers look so beautiful and professional looking!!

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  27. You've been the butterfly queen and now it looks like you're becoming the stencil queen, too. I love the flowers on kraft, Carol. So soft and pretty, The blended colors on the butterfly card are lovely and the last one is too pretty to be grunge.

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  28. Summer's definitely here now that I've seen all of your pretty cards! I especially love the hexagon patterns with all those yummy colors and butterflies! NJ!

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  29. Wow--these three are all just gorgeous. Wonderful stenciling and blending.

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  30. The two first cards are absolutely adorable)))) great job with all three!

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  31. WOW! What amazing cards - all unique and awesome. Thanks for joining in at CASEplorations!

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  32. Carol, your creative mojo is on fire this week! These are amazeballs! My fave is those happy flowers, they look so gorgeous on the kraft and that white sentiment just lifts the whole design x

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  33. What a fabulous trio, Carol ... full of yummy sponged goodness ... one cool and funky, the other two delicate and delightful ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  34. First card the DIE cut so pop out of your lovely sponging flower
    Agree with Shery your second card love that color combo so soft and feminin
    the third one yeah SHERY card in your style
    cooooll
    love them all and you are on a roll miss C
    and I still miss you

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  35. I thought I left a comment - must be dementia setting in.... what a gorgeous threesome! The third one is quite different from your usual style - always love it when people venture out of their comfort zone!

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  36. Awesome way to highlight the many techniques of applying ink! Wonderful collection :)

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  37. What else can I say that has not already been said about your over the top, stunning, amazing, incredible, fantastic cards? They are all that and more!

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  38. I'm clearly doing some shopping - I adore your use of stencils. Those sweet flowers on kraft - with a white sentiment is so fresh and wonderful!

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  39. I really do lack the words to say how much I love your creations, Carol! These are all so wonderful!

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