January 10, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #114

Hi everyone!  It's a cold Tuesday morning here in Jemseg, NB.  But it's supposed to warm up and the next few days we'll be seeing warmer temps and rain.  On the one hand, I'm all for warmer temps, but on the other hand, the rain doesn't really have anyplace to go so it pools and creates big sheets of ice everywhere. Sigh. I don't like winter. 😜

Anyway, it's time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  This week we are showcasing our fabulous STAMP girl, Becca's stamps.  She's the master of the pun and creates such cute and fun images.  Here's my card....

I decided to use these cute little flowers from the Bunnies 'N Beans set.  I created an oval mask and placed it on my watercolour paper panel. I stamped my flowers all over in black Versamark ink.  Then I did what I'm calling "messy" watercolouring. 😀  Basically, I coloured outside the lines. I used my Spectrum Aqua markers and my water brush pen and splotched on blue and yellow watercolours over the flowers. I added some green to the leaves as well.  Then using the oval mask I traced around it with a black marker to create the oval border line. I removed the mask and stamped my sentiment (Fond Expressions 2).  I attached my panel to a dark blue card base showing some blue at the bottom edge.  I've not done this "messy" watercolouring before and it was rather fun.

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the amazing DT made.  Leave a comment there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine, Take it Make it Challenge - anything goes
The Flower Challenge - blue and yellow

FYI - Becca's Big Grins stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From January 10th - 16th Bunnies 'N Beans set is 20% off and all other Big Grins sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

Guess what?!  Now, over at the STAMPlorations store, you can use my personal STAMPlorations discount code to save 20% off stamps, stencils and dies!  You can use it on regular and sale priced items.  However, it cannot be combined with any other discount codes.  Just enter in STAMPGIRLKIM in the discount code spot and you are good to go!  :-)  Happy shopping!


  1. You sure look like you had fun with this really pretty card x

  2. Great color combination.
    Great card.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow, such a fun colorful card! Love the strip of blue at the bottom of the card too! I'm going to lift this one sometime this year!

  4. I guess you color -coordinated with Shirley, but forgot to coordinate the stamp sets, ha ha! Spring is in the air!!!

  5. Beautiful card Kim, love all the pretty little flowers and watercolouring. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  6. Your watercolored flowers are gorgeous and your masked oval is such a clever way to add interest without bulk. Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.

  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx


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