Friday, February 05, 2016

February Challenge - Theme and Sketch

Hello, STAMPlorations friends! January whooshed by and here we are with our second challenge of the year. We had many gorgeous projects last month and we hope you'll link up your creations again this month. We'll announce the January winner and top picks on Sunday.

Now onto this month's challenge. We'd love for you to create and link up your projects based on this month's themesketch, or both -- you've got the whole month of February to play :o)

For February, our theme is STAMPS & TRIPLETS (3 of anything). And if your project happens to be CAS, be sure to link it up to the February CAS Card Challenge as well.

And here's our fun sketch to get inspired by as well:

We've got prizes for the winner and top picks as voted by the design team. See them here.


Joining the STAMPlorations girls this month as guest designer is the talented Diane Jaquay of It's All About the Art! Diane created a gorgeous card based on the theme and sketch using the Trendy Butterflies and coordinating Shower of Flutters ARTplorations stencil/mask. We invite you to check out her blog and be inspired by her stunning creations!

Guest Designer DIANE

Now here are the projects by the STAMPlorations girls. Hope you'll come visit their blogs to read about how they made their projects and for more inspiration!

Suchi's card is based on the theme and she used stamps from Dee's Artsy Impressions- Balloons & Banners and Bloom Sketches.

Sari's card is based on the theme and sketch and she used the French Marigold - LargeFond Expressions, and Dogwood - Large stamps.

Wei Wei's card is based on the sketch and she used stamps from the Bloom Factory and VIGNETTE: Tree Silhouettes sets, as well as the Flourishes ARTplorations stencil.

LauraJane's card is based on the theme and she used the Sketched: CUPCAKE set.

Tenia's card is based on the theme and she used stamps from the Reindeer Games - Big Grins by Becca Cruger set.

Julie's card is based on the theme and sketch and she used stamps from the Frames and Flowers - Dee's Artsy Impression set.

Becca's card is based on the theme and sketch, and she used stamps from The Birds and the Blooms and Trendy Butterflies sets, as well as the Foiled ARTplorations stencil.



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, February 29, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. I'm so tickled to be joining the talented ladies here, thank you so much for having me, Shery! I love what the DT has done with this month's theme and sketch!

  2. Evening ladies! Can't believe I'm the first one and I am so lucky because I have been playing with my Stamplorations stamps and stencils for the last couple of days and created my card this afternoon! Fabulous challenge and awesome DT creations, as always! Thanks for all your hard work and these great challenges too Karen x

  3. Such fun and creative ideas from the DT and Diane. Looking forward to joining in x

  4. Loving seeing Diane's card as guest designer this month :) And fabulous inspiration projects, too! Thank You so much!

  5. This is a fun challenge idea! Thank you and thank you for these vibrant and amazing inspiration cards!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Wow! What a fabulous theme (and sketch) and even more - such imaginative takes of the theme! I would never have thought of many of those ideas - thank you, DT! I also liked seeing what other challengers have submitted - beautiful artwork all the way around! This is my first visit to your blog - what a fun, creative place to be! Thanks for hosting this challenge. de


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