Friday, 5 April 2019

April watercolours for STAMPlorations

Hello it's the first Friday in the month which means that is time for our new Theme and Sketch April challenge over at STAMPlorations. The theme this month is a real favourite for me 
 I LOVE watercolours and below is the sketch which you could also choose to use, instead or as well as the theme.
The rules in brief are that you need to use stamping on your projects. You don't have to use STAMPlorations stamps to enter but of course we love it if you do! You can link up 6 times with new blog posts and you need to add our logo to your post. You can go with the theme, the sketch or both, the choice is yours. There are some fab prizes to be won too! 
This is the link to the challenge with all the info you need.

As always I used the theme and sketch and this is what I got up to.

I used the fun before coffee bold sentiment
and the
Convalleria stencil
 I made a watercolour background using distress inks and then added the stenciling as per the sketch using dark green Versafine Clair ink.
On a piece of spare watercoloured card I added some more ink and then stamped embossed the sentiment and die cut it out.
Here is my finished card.
with a close up.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The crafting addicts 2/3 anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 1/3 anything goes
CRAFT 1/3 inspired by a song mine is One more cup of coffee by Bob Dylan
Cute card Thursday 1/3 anything goes
Mod squad 1/3 stencil your background
The house that stamps built 1/3 use a stencil

Remember if you would like to buy these stamps or stencil just enter my code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout to get 20% off on top of any current discount being offered.

It would be great to see you joining in with the fun and perhaps you might even be the winner of the $15 coupon code? Once again This is the link to the challenge with all the info you need.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

*******PS if anyone is going to the Ally Pally Crafting show tomorrow, Saturday 6th, do swing by stand E9 and say hi as I am demoing for Visible Image on the Stamper's Grove stand *******


  1. Wow, so vivid and eye-catching - this is really cool. Hope you have a great time at Ally Pally. Was thinking I might swing by on Sunday, but less likely now that I've remembered I'm out all day Saturday too.
    Alison x

  2. Oh I love your colours today Jane, what a vivid green, wonderful!
    Have a great weekend my friend, enjoy Ally Pally!! :)
    V x

  3. Beautiful background Jane - TFS

  4. I so agree with the sentiment on that card.. and it's so fresh and Spring-y in the colors. Bravo, Jane! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. So pretty!! Love the color combo and that fabulous background!! I love how you used only a little bit of the stencil!
    Great idea; I will have to keep that in mind for the future. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  6. Lovely interpretation of both theme and sketch, Jane!
    Good luck at Ally Pally, I'm sure you'll enjoy it tremendously. xx

  7. I love the color combo you used on your beautiful card! So striking! So happy you linked up to the "Stencil Challenge" over on The House That Stamps Built!

  8. This is simply fabulous. I love your colors, and the texture on the background is perfect. Wonderful stenciling here, and great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

  9. Beautifull thank you so much for joining in with the DT from We Love To Create,
    Absolutely wonderfull colours and love the simplicity xxx Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  10. Awesome background, really love the colours!
    Andrea x
    GDT for CRAFT Challenge

  11. Gorgeous colours. A lovely CAS card.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  12. A superb fresh and beautifully coloured card, love it xxx

  13. Lovely bright card. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  14. Love this! The colours are gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create! Jane (DT) xxx

  15. Awesome card! Super fun and dynamic background.

  16. Another great idea and design. Thank you for joining us at Love 2 Create challenges.


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