STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Blog Hop

STAMPlorations is turning 4 and it's been party time
all week, with a theme Celebrate!

YAY!! Fabulous new release and brilliant prizes!!
That's the way to party, :=).

For my first Party card I used Shaker Balloons dies

These shaker dies are awesome!

Second card I made just using the Beautiful stamp set
and different inks. Girly colors.

I hope you are having fun with the Birthday hop,
there is still one day left with full of inspiration

P.S. Wanna go shopping? All products in the store are 15% off until July 7. 
With my DT 20% discount code ( STAMPGIRLSARI)
you can get up to 35% off on all products, 
including the new release.
AND for a extra treat:
Heartfelt Rose 3x5 stamp set will be included for free
 with every order of at least $25 
(after discounts & GCs are applied and before shipping)


STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday

It's the last stencil Sunday of the June
Oh boy, how the time flies...

I've used alcohol inks, Kudos die/stamp set,
Overlap stencil and Flutter Zen 2 die. Isn't that butterfly just gorgeous?

Lots of going on at STAMPlorations blog:
several challenges AND
awesome B-day party. So hop here to join.
And if you want to go shopping (there is a great B-day sale already),
by using the code STAMPGIRLSARI you'll get 20% off.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - No patterned paper
Tuesday Throwdown - Party Time
Use your stuff - Try something new (alcohol inks with stencil)
Happy Little Stampers - AG with dies


Wanna Clown Around .... ATC

Gecko Galz has a fun challenge this month
Under the Big Top, I felt verry inspired by it:
This is my 4th ATC, LOL

There is H2O colors, stamping (Vissible Image and Kraftin' Kimmie), 
DI smushing and playing with water 
combined to make this messy vintage look.

I'd like to enter to some challenges: 
Gecko Galz - Under the Big Top

And here's the previous 3 I made:

The last one I made for a Dream in Darkness
challenge reminder (still time to enter)

Bloobel's progressive challenge for June

What a fun set of images Bloobel had
(again) for this months progressive challenge.

I picked up this roaring dragon and combined it
with a little birdie.

Sentiment is in Finnish and says:
Little bird told.... Laughing makes you live longer!

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Shopping Our Stash - Think Pink
Penny's - AG


Clown balloon ... ATC

This is my second make for Gecko Galz fun challenge:

I made this ATC using Clown from Clowning Around Domino Sheet.

I used Gesso, Gelatos and Oxide ink (with Bubbles stencil) to make the 
base, stamped the "Circus" -text and
die cut the clown image with STAMPlorations
Shaker Balloons #3 die. (By the way, you'll get 20% off 
from STAMPlorations by using code: STAMPGIRLSARI.)
Balloon is covered with Glossy to give it a little "shine". 
And the little dots are made using Pearl Maker.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Artistic Inspiration - AG/ stencil, dies
Simon Says Monday - Touchy Feely
Gecko Galz - Under the big Top


Keep the circus going .... ATC

Gecko Galz has a fun challenge this month

I made this ATC using Clown  from Clowning Around Domino Sheet.

I started with a layer of white Gesso, then some gelatos on top to make the base.
I used Stencil with Oxide ink and then stamped stars and sentiment.
Star is old die cut I found from my stash.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Gecko Galz - Under the Big Top
Use your stuff - Warm summer colors
Fab n Funky - Vintage
Crafty Gals - Vintage
A Bit More Time to Craft - AG


GDT at Craft Stamper magazine

I was so honoured  to be chosen to be one
of the winners at Craft Stamper April challenge.
Whit that win, came a awesome opportunity to be
their GDT for June. YAY!

Here's what I did for the challenge inspiration.

I used the Narcissus stamp from STAMPlorations
and the Fairy from SinCity Stamps.
Then I melted some wax crayons and added a 
sentiment stickerr. Very simple and fun to make.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my card:
Delicious Doodles - All Creatures great and small
Jehkotar - kuva inspiraatio
The Paper Shelter - Flower power


STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge for June

It's finally summer and the schools are closed 
and the kids are home enjoying their well deserved brake.

It's also time for STAMPlorations MM challenge.

I do hope you'll have time to enter the challenge.
The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. 
And there is fabulous prizes:
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 
1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils.

This month I use a old calendar cover as a base of my MM make

Firs I used Distressed Damask stamp and embossing powder.
Then some stenciling with white Gesso and Rows of Hearts stencil.
Then some blue from spray bottles; also
colored some paper with same sprays 
and cut the flowers and birdies out
Gorgeous sentiment  ( Strong Women set) is stamped on vellum.

Wanna go shopping?
By using the code STAMPGIRLSARI you'll get 20% off. (can not be combined your code with any other discount codes)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a beautiful summer.


Rubber Dance challenge for June

I was thrilled to be  DT's  pick for the April color challenge
at Rubber Dance. It brought me a pleasure to be a GDT
at their June color challenge. And it is such a fab palette:

I also got a whole plate (YAY!!) new stamps,
so of course I wanted to use them: Weed Love

I used alcohol inks on Yupo paper and
embossing powder on vellum.

It's so cool to see how alcohol inks make there way on the paper,
and love the see through effect that vellum gives.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Simon Says Monday - We are going around in Circles
Sweet Stamping - use your stash (alcohol inks)
Fussy and Fancy - Flowers
Time Out - "Flower and Friends make life a garden" (Flowers)

Fragile world, MOO's

Weather has been so strange this year ....
so I think the idea for these MOO's is
coming from those thoughts.

Execution is in a Dream in Darkness style, :=)

These are the first MOO's I have made and I "cheated" a bit:
I stapled two together to make more room, LOL

Using DI pens, DI ink pads and several stamps.

To join June challenge, hop here.
Theme is Anything goes, as long as your
creation is alternative, weird, dark, cothic ...