Friday, May 06, 2016

May Challenge - Theme and Sketch

Hey there, STAMPlorations friends! It's a new month, which means a new challenge here on the blog! But first, we'd like to thank everyone who linked up their beautiful creations last month. We saw lots of splatters and projects that were based on the sketch. We will announce the April winner and top picks later today on Sunday so check back again.

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 May to play :o)

For May, our theme is STAMPS & ANYTHING GOES. That's one tough theme, isn't it? ;o)

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.


This month we have FIVE awesome guest designers joining the STAMPlorations girls: Mac Mable of The Sweetest of Peas, Pooja of Reusing Cards & Quilling, Lilian of The Leaf Studio, Jane of Purplejet Loves Crafts, and Bozena of ArtCardBox. Goodness, I don't think we've had so much talent and inspiration from our guest designers before this! We invite you to check out their blogs, and leave them some love while you're there, please?

Guest designer MAC MABLE
Mac Mable went for both the theme and sketch using stamps in Born to Roam and True North

Guest designer POOJA
Pooja went for both the theme and sketch using the Sketched: Sunflower

Guest designer LILIAN
Lilian went for both the theme and sketch using our Two Cupcakes and Cupcake Sentiments digis

Guest designer JANE
Jane created a card based on the theme and sketch using Bold Sentiments: Discover and Noteworthy

Guest designer BOZENA
Bozena's card is base on the theme and sketch using the Large French Marigold stamp

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!

Sari's card is based on the theme and sketch using using Gridlocked stencil, Mom Subway Art #5,

Becca's card is based on the theme and sketch using Bloom Sketches, Strong Women, and Artsy Border Maker

Suchi's card is based on the theme and sketch using Bloom Sketches, Trendy Leaves and Trendy Butterflies

LauraJane's cards is based on the theme and sketch)

Wei Wei's cards is based on the theme using Party Mates and SKETCHED: Cupcake

Julie's card is based on the theme and sketch using Bloom Sketches, Frames and Flowers, and Balloons and Banners

Tenia's card is based on the theme and sketch and she used Trendy Feathers 2 and French Marigold - Large



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 Tuesday, May 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. Wow! A stunning collection of design inspiration!

  2. Gorgeous sketch! Gorgeous inspiration pieces. I sure hope to play ...

  3. Fabulous makes by the guests and regular DT! Lots of floral cards, perfect at this time of the year...

  4. Thank you so much for the opportunity of being one of the guest designers for this month. I absolutely love everyone's projects, so varied, so creative and fabulous! Thank you so much x

  5. These are some fabulous creations by the DT, thanks a bunch for such wealth of inspiration! Mac's card is especially intriguing with the intricate masking and vintage look. Love this set. cheers!

  6. Fun sketch and lovely inspiration from the DT. Hugz

  7. Loved the theme n sketch ..Wonderful inspirations from all the DTs!!

  8. Thanks for the fun sketch and challenge and as always wonderful DT inspirations Karen x


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