Friday, August 07, 2015

August Challenge - Theme and Sketch!

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We are changing things up a bit here on the blog when it comes to our challenges. Beginning this month, we're combining the Theme and Sketch challenges. You can create and link up projects based on the theme, the sketch, or both -- and you've got the whole month of August to play.

For August, our theme is STAMPS & WATERCOLOR -- easy peasy!

And we've got a fun sketch below for you to get inspired by as well.


(voted by the design team)
Prize: $15 gift certificate or choice of two (2) standard-size (5x7) ARTplorations stencils if the winning project has STAMPlorations products; $10 gift certificate or choice of one (1) standard-size (5x7) ARTplorations stencil if the winning project doesn't have STAMPlorations products
+ Guest Designer spot in the October 2015 Challenge
(Visit the shop to see our stamps and stencils.)

Top Picks
(voted by the design team)
Prize: $5 gift certificate or choice of two (2) digi stamps
+ Guest Designer spot in the October 2015 Challenge should they decide to use STAMPlorations images (digis or clear stamps) in their projects.

Winner and top picks will receive a personalized STAMPlorations guest designer watermark and a personalized guest designer badge to display on their blogs.

Random Draw Winner
We'll randomly draw a winner from projects that have STAMPlorations products (clear stamps, digi stamps, and/or ARTplorations stencils). Winner receives a stamp & stencil pack or $10 gift certificate to the shop.


This month, we have six (6) talented cardmakers guest designing. For this post, we're showcasing the first three: Irma Tirza, Robyn Oliver, and Karola/InvisiblePinkCards. You'll meet our 3 other guest designers when we feature them in our mid-month challenge post on August 19. I hope you can check out the blogs of our guest designers. They've each created gorgeous cards for the challenge and we can't be any happier that they're playing with us this month! :o)

Guest Designer ROBYN OLIVER

using Sugar Rush

Guest designer IRMA TIRZA
using Big on Words - MOM and Vintage Corset digi stamp

And here are the projects that the STAMPlorations girls created. Clicking on their names will take you to their personal blogs where you can read more about how they created their projects. We hope they'll inspire you and we're excited to see what you create!




(theme and sketch)


(theme and sketch)


Please keep in mind our simple guidelines:
  • Link up any type of project(s) based on the theme, the sketch, or both.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. Non-STAMPlorations stamps  are OK (although please don't link up a project you've created for the sole purpose of promoting another company; those projects will be deleted.)
  • Link up to 6 entries and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • Link directly to your blog post, not to your main blog. (This makes it easy for us to find and comment on your entry.)
  • If you have word verification turned on, our design team may not be able to leave a comment, so please consider turning it off.
  • Link back to this challenge post (not just our main blog) to encourage others to play too. Entries not linking back to our challenge will be deleted.
  • Link up by Monday, August 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls



  1. oh this is just so awesome! sweetness... thanks for the share... and i will be popping in again.. i am subscribed thru this page to two or maybe three of you.. so pumped.. as i am a flower groover and love designing...

  2. Thanks for the inspiration ladies, I am no expert in water colouring but gave it my best shot...well second try....xx

  3. Like the new sketch and theme...Beautiful creations by the GDs and DT!!!

  4. Gorgeous creations DT and fun challenge!
    Tammy x

  5. Thanks for another fab challenge and those gorgeous inspirations! Karen

  6. Extraordinary designs by the Guest Designers and Team! Thank you for all the inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. The inspirations by the DT members are stunning!! The sketch and theme combination seem exciting !! Thank you so much for this challenge! Love playing along STAMPlorations Challenges! :)
    Suchi xx


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