Friday, December 29, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Monochromatic Tag by Amy

Good afternoon everyone, Amy here, with a little Monochromatic Tag using Distress Paints. I sure hope you all had a wonderful Holiday with your friends and family! With Winter upon us, I wanted to bring some color and butterflies into my project, and I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Hello, STAMPlorations friends!

Five days ago, we welcomed the youngest member of the STAMP family -- Winter Rainbow Russ. David and I, and especially her big sister Kat, are so happy to have her home for Christmas.

From all of us at STAMPlorations, we wish you a very merry Christmas and wonderfully blessed 2018!

Thank you so much for supporting our little company in 2017. We look forward to bringing you more fun and creativity in the coming year!

With love,
Shery, David, Kathryn, Winter, and the STAMPlorations girls

Friday, December 22, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Christmas Gift Wrap Tutorial by Lynne

Hello Everyone!  Lynne here today to share my last tutorial for 2017.  And we are Down to the Wire with Christmas Eve just around the corner, which is always when I run out of wrapping paper!! So I want to share with you how I quickly turned some brown parcel paper into my own personalized Christmas wrapping paper using my stencils with acrylic craft paint and a foam brayer.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

December CAS Card Challenge Reminder

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Here's to remind you that this month's CAS Card Challenge is in full swing and there's still about 10 days left to join in with the fun. It's anything CAS goes with gold as the optional color twist.

If you were inspired by our sketch and/or theme this month, make sure you link up your creation to our December Monthly Theme and/or Sketch Challenge as well. If your card has diecuts, has a STAMPlorations product, and was inspired by the photo here, link it up in the November CUTplorations Challenge gallery. If your CAS card happens to have a Christmas theme and features a tag, make sure you link it up to our newest challenge, TAGplorations, as well! And lastly, if your card has STAMPlorations products (stamps, stencils, and/or dies) as the main attraction, link it up to our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge. Yep, more chances for prizes we have up for grabs :o)

The STAMPlorations girls are back with cards to inspire you. Check them out and we hope you'll come play!




Tuesday, December 19, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Colors Kraft Card

Hi, Cornelia here today, coloring a Kraft card.

My stamp supplies:

My inspiration found on Instagram:

My pencils:

December TAGplorations Challenge Reminder

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! December (and 2017, for that matter) is just about over. This month, we have a special edition of the TAGplorations challenge. The details:
  1. Link up as many projects as you want based on the theme with or without the optional twist (1 project per blog post).
  2. Your projects can be whatever you like (cards, ATCs, layouts, etc.) but it must feature a TAG.
  3. You can use whatever products you have in your stash; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  4. Display the challenge graphic below in your post AND link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  5. Link up by December 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
Optional TwistGLITTER
Link back to:

Special prizes:
  1. Comment on this post and the designers' blogs for a chance to win a $15 GC to the store
  2. ONE (1) player randomly drawn from all entries will win a $20 GC to the store
  3. ONE (1) player randomly drawn from all entries will win her choice of 1 Tag Dies set from the store

The TAGplorations team feature our CUTplorations tag dies in the projects they create for this challenge but players (you!) don't have to use STAMPlorations products. Use whatever you have in your stash...although we are always tickled pink when we see our products in projects entered in our challenges!



Monday, December 18, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Art Journal Page by Susanne

Hi there!

I have an art journaling video to share with you today. One of my favourite ways to break a blank page is to use watercolors together with one of my mini gelli plates. 

Enjoy watching the video. I'd be happy for a thumb up if you like it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

xx Have a wonderful Christmas time.

ARTplorations\STAMPlorations Products Used:

Other Products used:
Mijello Misson Gold Watercolors
Tim Holtz Stickers
Acrylic Paints
Liquitex Inks

CUTplorations December - Reminder

Hello STAMPlorations friends! We know you're busy in December, but should you want/need to take a break and craft we're here to remind you that our die cutting challenge is in full swing and we'd love for you to join in with the fun. Don't forget, if your card has STAMPlorations products (stamps, stencils, and/or dies) as the main attraction, be sure to link it up to our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge too :o) Here's our December inspiration.

image source: weihnachtstrend

Have a look at the CUTplorations girls' projects inspired by this month's photo!




Sunday, December 17, 2017

Stencil Sunday #105

Hey there, fellow creatives! We've got a new edition of Stencil Sunday,  a monthly feature brought to you by the STAMPlorations girls in the Mixed Media design team. Every 3rd Sunday of the month, they share their mixed media projects showcasing ARTplorations stencils and STAMPlorations stamps

Today, the ladies have some fabulous mixed media projects to share with you! You'll find more information about their projects by visiting their blogs -- do check them out!

Also, we would like to thank all of you for your support this year and wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Crafty New Year!