Monday, 2 April 2018

STAMPlorations~ Say It Big!


Hello Crafty Friends, it's time for some inspiration for this month's "FOCUS ON THE SENTIMENTS" Challenge. 


Rather than our normal monthly challenges, there is just one MONTHLY CHALLENGE with a theme for you to play along with.  All projects are welcome, just ensure you follow the theme. Easy Peasy right?

You can check the challenge rules and prize info here

Wait, that's not all....Shery is offering a generous 10% (no coupon code needed) off all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store from Feb through April. Woohoooo!!!

Today, I have two makes using two of the newly released SAY IT BIG Series sentiments: A Gem and Your Limit along with the sassy image from the "CityGirl" Stamp Set.

First up is my card using Your Limit with the "CityGirl" Stamp Set.

I started with watercolor paper and added Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick  and Iced Spruce. Once dry, I stamped the Your Limit sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx Ink


I then stamped the image from the CityGirl set onto book paper and fussy cut her out. I added a bit of pink to her lips for some color, with Jane Davenport Paint Over Pen. 


I added the piece to pink and grey cardstock layers, and voila, my card is finished. :)


My second make is a tag using A Gem sentiment with the Tags #1 Die. I love, love these sentiments, so versatile and they are great for Tags, Cards, Art Journaling...where ever your creativity takes you!


I started with the largest tag from the  Tags #1 set and spritzed  it with water. I then added color  by dropping JD Mermaid Markers in Lobster, Starfish and Pirate's Gold onto the wet tag. I love the effect it gives as the color naturally spreads out with the water. ;o)


Once dry, I stamped the A Gem sentiment using my MISTI with Versafine Black Onyx Ink. For added detail, I added some yellow Dylusions Paint Pen on the sentiment.  I inked around the edges and added paint splatters with Black Soot Distress Paint to tie in the black sentiment. Some gems from my stash finished it off. 

I sure hope you will join us this month for the FOCUS ON THE SENTIMENT Challenge.  Be sure to check out the other designers beautiful makes here for more inspiration using more of the newly released SAY IT BIG sentiments. Be sure to leave them some luv too! :o)


17 comments:

Julie B said...

City girl is just the stamp to go with that encouraging sentiment, two fab projects. :)

Esther Asbury said...

Love the bright background on the tag and the text lady!

Craftychris said...

Two incredibly cool projects! xxx

Tee Hall said...

City Girl is chic in worn lipstick and iced spruce- perfect sentiment! And your tag is bold & beautiful!

Sue D said...

Cool card and fabulous tag. I like the use of book paper on the card.

Valerija said...

What great projects! Love them both!

TracyM #6773 said...

WONDERFUL words of WISDOM!
LOVE your projects, especially how you have added the accents to the gem sentiment and vibrant colours to your tag!

Heather said...

Both are so beautiful! I love how you stamped the city girl on the text paper; it looks awesome!

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet projects - lovely colors:)

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome card and tag with these big, bold sentiments!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are so nice!

Karenladd said...

Love the stamped book pages and combination of stamp images with sentiments!

Gail said...

So love the City Girl - and the bright tag is fabulous!

Chark said...

love your tag--great color!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful creations!!! This card is very cool and the colors of the tag simply gorgeous!!!

KarenB said...

Wow, I love your projects! I'm particularly partial to the fussy cutting - tres chic!

Dorlene Durham said...

I love the fussy cut woman. Great card and tag!