October 21, 2015

DaY 2 of STAMPlorations Stamp Release Blog Hop

Day 2

Hey everyone!  It's time for another stamp release blog hop over at STAMPlorations!  For the next three days we are showcasing a new stamp set.  Today's set is designed by our amazingly talented and  just all around fantastic team leader, Shery!  Take a look at this awesome set...

Spotlight on HOPE BLOOMS

Aren't these just amazing?  Shery is so talented!  As soon as I saw that gorgeous butterfly stamp I knew I had to use it.  Take a look....

First, I stamped the butterflies in black Memento ink on light gray cardstock.  Then I stamped the sentiment in black too.  Next, I coloured in the butterflies with my Spectrum Noir markers (the bodies were done in grey IG4, IG6, IG8. The wings were done in CT4, OR1, TB2, TB3, TB6, CG2, DG3).  I painstakingly coloured in the black with a fine tip Faber-Castel PITT pen.  Lastly, I added the white dots with a white gel pen.


Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
And don't forget to comment along the way!  You could win a prize if you do!


I hope you enjoyed your visit!  Have an awesome day!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge (for October) - use orange and grey.
Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark. 


  1. Your effort with a black and white pen was totally worth it! So bold and beautiful.

  2. I don't own any of the Spectrum Noir markers, but I recently discovered Tim Holtz Water Brush which is an amazing tool, but one could not get quite the great shading you do with the water brush.
    thanks for sharing your beautiful creation


  3. Gorgeous vivid colors on those terrific butterflies!!

  4. Great CAS card. Love your color choices. TFS

  5. Loving the sentiment and the size of it..Dream Big x Great colours and great composition and CAS card x

  6. Stamp set is lovely . Like how you can made a distinctive 'panel' on your CAS card.

  7. Wow! Gorgeous coloring. Thank you for your efforts on the black veins...it really makes those butterflies pop off the card.

  8. I just love that square in the middle of the card with the senitment. It is so simple but so elegant!

  9. Gorgeous card! Awesome coloring! Love those butterflies.

  10. The CAS card is definitely a great way to showcase these stamps. The care you put into adding the black and white details really paid off.

  11. Love the simplicity of this card. Great Spectrum Noir colouring!

  12. Wow - what a way to show off that wonderful stamp - such a striking CAS masterpiece.

  13. Beautiful coloring of the butterflies!! Very nice!
    Moxie Craftie

  14. A really beautiful CAS card - love it! Thanks for the blog hop and for sharing your creations with us Karen x

  15. Beautiful CAS card adorable stamp and just love this set.xx
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  16. Beautiful CAS card Kim! Love the colouring of the butterflies

  17. Beautiful, Kim! Love the colouring.

  18. Wow!! This is stunning!! Love the coloring of the butterflies!! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

  19. What an apparently simple card and yet so much effort has gone into making the details perfect. The added depth from the (I'm sure very time-consuming) black against the white details on the butterfly wings really take this card from beautiful to truly stunning.

  20. WOW the sheer beauty of the way you showcased the butterflies is super gorgeous
    and Thank you for a chance to win
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  21. Rocking the CAS look!
    The stamped image is just gorgeous, I just love it x
    Thank you for joining us for this month’s challenge and we hope to see you next month at http://www.spectrumnoir.com/category/monthly-challenge/
    Proud to design for:
    Spectrum Noir Education Design Team
    Spectrum Noir Media Samples Design Team
    Die’sire Design Team
    That Craft Place Design Team
    That Craft Place Colourist Design Team


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