Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Guest Designing for STAMPlorations!

Hi guys!
I'm here with my 3 projects for the first STAMPlorations GD post for August! I had a lot of fun coloring various STAMPlorations floral stamps again. :) My two first cards are colored in with Copics and gel pens and the last one is water colored using Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. This post will be very photo heavy so let's dive straight into it! 

Card 1 
Pocket Blooms
My first card has a very clean look. I've stamped a cluster of daisies from Pocket Blooms stamp set -I've used masking for stamping a whole bunch of them! The original stamped image has 3 flowers. I've also stamped a greeting from Big Greetings stamp set and colored it also with Copics. Copics work well on normal card too, you don't always need to use marker card! It's fun to experiment on different base cards for various different looks. Tone on tone, as showed here, is one of my favorites!

Here's the close-up of the flowers before adding the gel pen details. 

I think using the pens adds a lot of dimension and interest! What do you think? 
With this card I'd like to join The Daily Marker Coloring Contest Intermediate level! Exciting! :) 

Card 2 
Floral Bliss Trio
Here I've used a flower cluster stamp called In Bloom: Floral Bliss Trio and again the sentiment from Big Greetings. Big Greetings is such a fun set because you can color in your greeting to match the other images in your card! I used Neenah kraft card as my base. I love blending Copics on kraft -it's so easy! The colors do turn out darker than on white so you might want to choose your lighter markers for this. 

This is how the coloring looks before adding details with the pens and  Wink of Stella. 

And here's a close-up of the pen details. I do love them... What  do you think? I've used the same gel pens than in my first card. You can see some shimmer from Wink of Stella in this photo too. Shimmer is always so hard to capture to photos!

Card 3 In Bloom: Precious Plumerias
Here I decided to switch my usual Copics to Zigs, water and a paint brush. :) I've heat embossed the image with white embossing powder on Bristol card stock (best for Zigs) and added several layers of color, allowing the layers to dry in between. When the coloring was finished, I added lots of splatters with gold water color, white acrylic paint and on also with the pink color from the Zigs. The sentiment is stamped with golden Delicata ink and comes from the Pocket Blooms stamp set. 

Not much dimension yet in the first layer of water coloring!

Here you can see how the depth has begun to develop by adding orange on top of yellow, darker green on top of the green and darker red on top of the pink!

I hope you've enjoyed having a look at these three cards and maybe now feel inspired to color in something by yourself too! Thanks for popping by! 


  1. Fabulous cards! The first and third are my favorites, specially the third; just stunning!

  2. LOVELY cards! I am especially fond of the first card! The colors/coloring are just gorgeous!

  3. This cards are absolutely stunning,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. Beautiful coloring! I love the last card and the
    stunning colors.

  5. Lovely cards. I love the plumerias and the use of the water colors. [Bunny]

  6. I heart your lovely designs!!!!!!

  7. Truly great artwork here - I am in awe of your skills - TFS

  8. Gorgeous cards with awesome coloring! The plumerias are absolutely fabulous.... love those color combos!

  9. Absolutely Gorgeous cards!! Your coloring is superb and what stunning cards!

  10. TFS all your photos and descriptions, Nonni. I loved all your cards, but a bit partial to your gorgeous Zig colored Plumerias. Have added the stamp to my wishlist:-) Hugs..

  11. Beautiful cards.
    Love the flowers on the "shelf".
    thanks for sharing

  12. So pretty. I like your coloring.

  13. What a super post, Nonni ... and a gorgeous trio of cards! They're all so beautifully detailed and coloured ... the extra depth you added with the gel pens and WOS is fantastic ... that last card is particularly stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

  14. Oh Wow, all of your cards are beautiful! Love your gorgeous colouring and details!

  15. Gorgeous card designs! Lovely coloring and such striking results.

  16. Lovely projects! It is fun to see the comics on different papers, and your Zig watercoloring is wonderful!

  17. Wow! These are gorgeous and your step by step techniques are wonderful! Fantastic job on this!
    - Shauna

  18. Non I your cards are beautiful, and love the way you add the gel pens and wink of Stella.

  19. I always admire plumerias, they are fantastic. great design of all cards!