Friday, October 3, 2014

Guest Design over STAMPlorations


Hello! It brings me great honor to share my projects with you today. I am guest designing over STAMPplorations! Thanks to my win last month, I got invited to be the guest designer! This stamp company is very new to me, but I am loving the quality and designs of their stamps. A small set of stamps such as Trendy Feathers come with many images and it is only $6.50! Not only that, the charge on shipping is very reasonable for internationals like me. You can find out all the details here. Without further ado, I am sharing my embossed project with you.


 My embossed card was created with Christmas Flower and Peerless watercolor on Strathmore watercolor paper.
  This card looks like a lot of work, but it really is NOT! The embossing was done in a couple of stages. It is much easier to emboss one image at a time because white-embossing on white water-color paper is quite tricky! The water-coloring makes it easy to add colors and shades. I took my time to color the images in a couple of sittings.
 
Big thanks to the super talented and lovely owner/designer Shery and Design Team for having me this month! I can't stop playing with their wonderful stamps! You can check out all the their new release here and the blog here.

Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

Barb said...

Wow! Those poinsettias are stunning, V! Gorgeous card! ♥

Sheila H said...

Beautiful card, Virginia - the water colors are so vivid :)

Lisa said...

Beautifully done, love the big poinsettia blooms!!

Cornelia W said...

Just gorgeous, your Poinsettias! They look like in real life! Great to have you as GDT with us, Cornelia

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! Love those gorgeous blooms!

Annette Allen said...

yay for guest designing.. this card is gorgeous.. love those flowers.

conil said...

Gorgeous watercoloring...thanks for the tip of embossing and coloring one at a time. Makes sense, wish I'd thouhgt of it. Duh!

Shery said...

Virginia, we're so excited to have you as our guest designer! It's an honor to have one of the best card-makers around playing with our stamps!! Your card is embossing perfection. And GREAT tip on embossing one image at a time -- I never thought to do that and I'd wondered how you embossed the poinsettias perfectly! Thanks so much again :o)

Harriet said...

Lovely....Virginia you keep getting more creative. A joy to follow your blog.

Niki G said...

This is gorgeous Virginia and I love that you put some yellow/green ones in too!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Perfectly done!

LauraJane:) said...

Very pretty Virginia!

cm said...

Virginia, you've worked magic with this stamp; absolutely gorgeous!
~c

Alanna said...

This is such a beautiful card. The colors and embossing are so rich.

Deepti said...

Your work with colors is mind blowing :) I love the way u embossed and colored these poinsettias :) So glad to have you as our Guest Designer !

Debra James said...

what a card.... the colour combo and design is just gorgeous, you rocked this.... was so great you could join us as our October Guest Designer for STAMPlorations.

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun to have YOU as our GD! [You are so famous and all!] -- Beautiful use of the flowers, embossing and coloring!!

joy said...

Love these pretty poinsettias, Virginia! You rocked these stamps.

Sue McRae said...

Love the unexpected colour combo of the green and yellow flowers with the traditional red! Very festive!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS water coloring on these Poinsettia's Virginia! The colors are so pretty, and I love that you chose some that were unexpected! Really beautiful card!!!

Nonni said...

Stunning card Virginia! It's great to have you as gd at STAMPlorations! I love the placement of these flowers, such a pretty design and great water coloring! Have a fun weekend! xxx

Bobby said...

Those poinsettia are absolutely beautiful, Virginia

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning. Love the different colours you have used with your flowers.

Cris G said...

Oh, WOW Virginia! Those poinsettias are beautiful by themselves, but you took them to the next level... they look amazing!

monikaskinner said...

Hi Virginia. This is amazing! Love your beautiful colouring of the poinsettias and the vibrant colours you used. So glad to have you as our guest designer this month. Have a lovely day! Monika x

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful poinsettia card, Virginia! Love the different shades.

Becca Cruger said...

This card is absolutely stunning. I love the burst of color against the stark white. Really pretty, Virginia!