Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ok, you used WHAT!!!??

Hello Stamping Friends: Well, as the title of this post indicates, the new challenge for this week over at SHOPPING OUR STASH is about using an image on your card front that is stamped with something other than an actual rubber or acrylic stamp.  You can most definitely use a regular stamp for your sentiment or to add to your scene but, some of the elements on your card MUST be created using other things that you might have around the house or in your craft room.
This is what I did here so here is my card that I hope will get you inspired to join my teammates and I in our gallery.

When I found out about this challenge, I immediately recalled watching THIS AMAZING VIDEO on UTube that left me speachless!!! This young man's name is Jay Lee and, one of the things I love about him besides the amazing way he paints with water colors is that, on most of his videos, he's got his little baby boy right next to him, whether sitting on the high chair or on a carry on in front of him, sometimes the baby is asleep in his crib in his room and his dad and us are watching him on a little pop up window on his computer screen. 
So, as soon as I knew what this challenge was going to be about, I set out to use the video to create my card.  And I had the perfect stamp for it, this cute little Hedgehog from the Penny Black set called HUGS who is blowing bubbles.
The ones I created are made with the cap of a re-inker for the big bubbles, the cap from a Stampin' Up! marker for the medium size ones and even the opening of a ball point pen for the smaller ones, I used ink pads to ink them up and, when I stamped the circles on the watercolor paper, I used a small brush to add water to the centers, being careful not to go outside the line.
The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set called "Orchids", the grass is done with a Purple Onion stamp. I sponged the sky and grass with Distress Inks.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.
The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Best Day Ever, the flowers at the bottom are from the Penny Black set, colored them with Prismacolor pencils.

I hope you feel inspired to join my teammates and I in the SHOPPING OUR STASHgallery, I'm sure you can find a lot of things around the house or your craft room that are NOT STAMPS for your card, we can't wait to see what you can come up with.  Don't forget to let us know what you used, ok?
This is what I used, from left to right.....the bottom of a ball pen, the cap of a re-inker and the cap of a Stampin' Up! marker.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. This is so cool, Maria. I'll have to go watch the video. I'm always looking for new techniques to share with my group. I love the colors you chose for your card. Great work of art.

  2. Super cute card, love the use of the "equipment" they made awesome bubbles. Fantastic job.

  3. Ohhhhh I love this teammie!!
    The wee hedgehog...the bubbles...just awesome!!

  4. Such an adorable card! Love how your created and colored your 'bubbles'!

  5. Okay, this is amazing! I've bookmarked your post so I can revisit and try it sometime. Who knows when, but I'll have it handy. So incredibly cute, Maria!

  6. A delight inside and out, Maria!

  7. Now that is just totally up my alley! I will have to play along!!! This is one super cute card, Maria! Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. Wow, Maria! How clever! This is awesome!! Great job! Cyndi

  9. This card is so darn cute with that PB image. I love your ideas and the colorful bubbles too!