Sunday, 6 January 2019

We're Fabulously Feminine at Stamping Sensations

Hello there my crafty friends,

It's lovely to be back with you all at the start of a new year, and who knows what this one will have in store for us all.  Needless to say, I'm sure that it will whizz round as soon as all the others and we'll be on with the Christmas cards again before we know it!  :)

I'm here today as it's time for our first challenge of the year over at Stamping Sensations.  Our theme this time is 'Fabulously Feminine,' so we're looking for any cards that would be suitable for a lady, so plenty of scope there for you.  Please just remember that we are a stamping challenge and that's what we want to see.

Here's the card that I've made as a little bit of inspiration:

The main focal stamp that I've used is one that I've had for years by 'Stampendous.'  I still think it's a really beautiful stamp and I've used it so many times and I never tire of using it.  I stamped it using VersaFine ink and then heat embossed it to avoid smudges.  I then water coloured the image using Distress inks.  I used my Ink Dusters on the background and then I used various stencils to add some interest.  The sentiment that I've used is by Inkylicious.

Our prize for this month is something little different and its a 'Stamp Lucky Dip.'  This means that the winner will receive a random selection of ten stamps by different makers.....  How fabulous is that!

We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's theme but please remember that Stamping Sensations is a 'STAMPING' challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifulllllll Sandra

gr karin

Viv's Visuals said...

This is one of my all time fave stamps too Sandra.
Love the stencilled background and the colours you've used. x

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning, Sandra! I love it

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card. You made a beautiful background for the lovely feminine stamp. A very nice sentiment too. Marlies

Cath Wilson said...

And how fabulously feminine is this card! Wonderful use of colour and a great image.

Cath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card, so classy with that vintage stamp and the stencils on the back! It has a dreaming feel, just as the sentiment says :) Love the colours, too!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandra and Happy New Year to you, and you're quite right, it will whizz away before we know it.
What a wonderful card, I love the image and all your fabulous colouring, the background is full of interest, love it, Kate x

Joan said...

A very feminine card Sandra, lovely stencilled background. ( just reminded me I have that stamp not used for ages, think I'll give it another airing!)

Joan x

Doris knippenenplakken said...

Gorgeous card love tis vintage !!
Lovely colors.
Hugs Doris

Sarah said...

I love the olde worlde look of this feminine card Sandra, such pretty colours too xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and stamp-fabulous stencilled background
carol x

Pat said...

This is a beautiful stamp and love the background stencilling and the darker outside edge draws the eye in really well, and love that sentiment too. x

Lynne K said...

It certainly is a lovely stamp, Sandra, and you have showcased it to perfection. I love the colours you've used and the stencilled background is fabulous! One of my crafty resolutions for 2019 is to use my stencils more, and your gorgeous card has definitely inspired me. Happy new year.

Lynne x

brenda said...

We are aren't we Sandra!! A super feminine creation for our theme this month. B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card to start the year off Sandra, beautiful colours and sentiment too.

Sue xx

Mrs.B said...

A stunning card Sandra, the image looks fabulous against the colouring of your background.
I've got this stamp and it's a while since it was inked up - thanks for the prompt.
Hugs, Avril xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card and the background mixed media work looks fabulous for the wonderful stamp. Fabulous inspiration and I can see why you don't tire of that wonderful stamp x

pam said...

Stunning card Sandra, I too love this gorgeous stamp! had to get mine from the US years ago! never used it either ..hang my head in shame!.
Pam x

Gerrina said...

Beautiful how your background fades! (Someting I always liked to do, but haven't the last bring me good ideas!) Hugs, Gerrina

Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Love this wonderful cards and your inking as usual looks stunningly created.
Super lovely stamps used to perfection.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Sandra! Love the stenciling too, really sets the image off.

Carol said...

Hi Sandra,
Just wanted to pop over to see what you are doing and to thank you for your visit.
Love the image and the colouring. I don't do enough stamping and why I don't know as I have enough stamps here to stock my own shop. Now we have changed things a little at CD Sunday maybe I can use a few.
Carol xx
CD Sunday

Linby said...

Just love this - the colours and your stencil work are fab.

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