Friday, April 3, 2015

Stamplorations - Guest Designer - Stamps & Numbers

Hello Everyone!

I am really excited to be here today as the Guest Designer for the fabulous STAMPlorations Challenge Blog. I was honoured when Shery asked me to join in for the April challenge, and when she told me the theme would be STAMPS & NUMBERS, I just knew I wanted to do something masculine. I grabbed the Big Numbers Background stamp from the STAMPlorations Store and got to work. Here is what I came up with.





I decided to do a ONE STAMP - THREE TECHNIQUES card using my numbers background stamp. I also really wanted to include some spring colours to bring the card to life a bit, so I went with bright blues and greens and added the black to butch it up. lol

For the first technique, I did a plain old stamping on white card stock with Ranger Archival ink Jet Black and then stamped a Rubbernecker Crackle Background on top of it.


The 'enjoy the journey' sentiment is from the Tim Holtz stamp set The Journey that I got from my wonderful and talented friend SARA EMILY BARKER of sarascloset. Thanks Sara Emily, you're the best!! The balloon is from Graphic 45, which I stamped and fussy cut out.


The tags were both cut from the Tim Holtz Bookplates and Tag die set and then I just trimmed one to make it shorter. Here is my second technique for the numbers background stamp. I stamped in black Archival ink and then spritzed and blended colours over top.


The arrow down the side was done with some black paint through the Tim Holtz Arrows stencil. I spritzed it with distress sprays Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass and a little Picket Fence. The flourishes were cut from the Spellbinders Floral Flourishes set. I painted them with Tim Holtz Broken China and Peeled Paint, then sponged on a dash of Black Soot and Picket Fence paints.


For the back layer, I used the third technique with my numbers stamp, a emboss resist. I stained it with Black Soot and spritzed a little Picket Fence. The 'discover' sentiment is a Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker.


The compass stamp is also from my wonderful new stamp set The Journey. The arrow in the center is cut from the Tim Holtz Cupid and Arrow set and then I trimmed it down, painted it black and coated it with clear embossing powder. The newsprint stamp on the back tag is from Impression Obsession.





I am entering the following wonderful challenges:



Well, I have finally taken the plunge and started a Twitter account! Look at me being all social! If anyone would like to follow my feed, you can find me by clicking on the icon below! Happy Tweeting!!


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


87 comments:

  1. Wow what a stunning masculine card . So much detail and layers with just one stamp --amazing . Love the different tech. and your easy step by step tutorial on how you created this card .

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  2. Congrats on your GuestPost ! What a fabulous card..I loved one stamp three techniques with wonderful layering ofcourse :)

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  3. WOW what at stunner Pamellia!!! Congratulations on you guest designer spot!!! Gorgeous design!! Pinned! You have so many different stamps it is amazing!!! I have less than a dozen stamps, and really don't like stamping much but that is just me... Have a wonderful day my dear!!

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  4. Gorgeous tag. so many lovely layers and details. Thanks Pamellia your greetings.
    Have a happy Easter Weekend, my dear friens :)

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  5. This is very striking fabulous card.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

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  6. Great masculine card Pamellia, you do vintage and layered so well. So pleased to see you as GD this month. :)

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  7. Hi Pamellia,

    This is another stunner from you my friend, gorgeous layout and so much detail to look at. Brilliant colours too, great for men. Love the big numbers.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. What a great piece you made for your GD spot Pamellia. So many lovely layers and techniques. The little pops of colour bring it all to life. Great work. Good luck with Twitter I'm afraid I have no idea how to tweet...LOL! xx

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    1. HAHA, me either Jane, but I'm about to figure it out! hugs :)

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  9. So gorgeous Pamellia! I love the colors and you are so amazing at layers and texture. Love it, I think it could suit just about anyone, awesome! Congratzz on your GDT!! hugs,
    ~kim

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  10. What a fabulous masculine card Pamellia! I love all of the different stamps you've used and the added embellishments are gorgeous!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  11. Thanks for all the close-up shots of your card...I have enjoyed looking at every detail!!
    So glad to have you as Guest Designer at STAMPlorations:)

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  12. Love your wonderful distressed layers on this numbers card Pamellia! Great colors - so many things to look at on this! congrats on being the Guest DT! Wishing you a Blessed Easter!

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  13. An amazing arty tag, lots of interest and different elements. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz for our letter S challenge. Caz

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  14. ANother amazing project Pamellia, love the subtle colours here with the "butch" black!! xx

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  15. OOH, I love all the layers and embellishments you have added. You have made a perfect masculine card!!

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  16. Brilliant you never cease to amaze me with all your different techniques and textures your projects are all so different and so amazing I love all your brilliant stamps and fantastic ideas love all the layers and distressing and congrats on your GDT spot
    Carol x

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  17. this is my favo lots of layer card
    it's stunning thank you for sharing it with us at FNF

    hugs Debby

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  18. Beautiful Pamellia, with lots of details to find. ;-)
    Hugs Veerle

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  19. Fantastic project! Love the colors and all the details...and the tag! Thank you for joining the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

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  20. Stunning card, really well made. Hugs, Valerie

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  21. Nope, I give in Pamellia....can't find the flower....feel sure you'd sneak one in somewhere?! Seriously though a fabulous masculine card, loving those fresh colours and with all the wonderful details you add, fab techniques with the stamp......and thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils for our first challenge! Hugs Ruth xx

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  22. Love all the texture and dimension you put on this card. There is so much to look at. I enjoyed looking at your close up pictures and seeing all the details. Glad you took the time to join us this week at Mod Squad.

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  23. This is absolutely brilliant! Love those tags and all your fantastic masculine details!
    Rebecca.
    x

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  24. What an amazing project Pamellia! I love the colors here and this layering is absolut adorable!
    WOW!

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  25. This is great Pamellia, love all the layers and your lovely detail, very clever design!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  26. AMAZing creation Pamellia.....sooo grungy, gorgeous and perfect for our challenge this week at Cardz 4 Guyz. Thanks you so much for joining us. Have a great Easter weekend...the sun is shining..yeah! hugs, Pat K x

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  27. Congrats on your guest DT spot!! This is pure layering goodness, and the fact that it's masculine.... WOW! I struggle with masculine themes, but you are just a genius with them xx

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  28. Hi Pamellia congratulations on your GDT spot and what a brilliant creation you have made, loving all the stamps you have used also the fantastic little elements that you include to make your design work stand out so much, awesome male themed card.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  29. Love every single element of this masterpiece Pamellia!

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  30. Wonderful layering with so many fabulous techniques ! Great work as always Pamellia, so glad to see you over at Stamps and Stencils ! Toni x

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  31. I'm afraid that the only tweeting I know of is what the birdies do - lol. Good luck with it.

    Your masculine card is fabulous, so many lovely elements and well done on the GDT spot too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  32. A brilliant masculine make Pamellia. so many fabulous details and great dimension - another wonderful creation.
    Pauline
    x

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  33. Fantastic gents card Pamellia with super layering and techniques. Love your style on masculine projects.
    Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

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  34. Lots of great layers on this terrific project

    Love Chrissie xx

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  35. Absolutely faaaaaaantastic Pamellia! The layers and variety of techniques, and so much detail - stunning my friend! Happy Easter! xx

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  36. This is the first of your makes I didn't instantly think Pamellia! LOL - still love it though and on closer inspection it has all your hallmarks of layers and techniques. Another stunning creation. Nikki xxxx

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  37. This is stunning, such a wonderful design full of gorgeous detailing and wonderful textures.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  38. Lots of super elements a wonderful tag for a guy.
    Yvonne xx

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  39. Congratulations on your guest slot Pamellia, but I am not surprised at all as you always create such unique wonderfully designed pieces and this is no exception. Fantastic xo,our choice and I adore the balloon and number combination. Fantastic techniques too. Just a wonderful combination and mix of elements . Tracy x

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  40. Your posts are always a treat to read with all your fabulous techniques. So much for the eye to see... love this tag! Wonderful springy colors!!!
    Congratulations on the guest spot, Pamellia!

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  41. Congratulations on the guest spot, Pamellia! Your tag is absolutely fabulous! I can't tell if I love more your shabby or your masculine creations! You are perfect in both styles! Bravo, my friend!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  42. What a beautiful card, love all the layers and details!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  43. What a fantastic, detailed card! Love the techniques you used.

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  44. Amazing card, love all the layers and textures so much to look at !

    Thank you for joining us at cardz4guyz this week
    Joan

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  45. Simply stunning Pamellia! I love all the little details on this,you really do the masculine theme so perfectly,the colour combo is spot on too ;)
    Have a lovely Easter
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  46. Amaxing creation, I just keep looking and looking and find more and more fabulous details. Love, love, love it!

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  47. Congratulations Pamellia! You are such a specialist to gather the layers in a such harmony! Beautiful masculine card!

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  48. Very masculine and still very shabby chic. Love it.
    Avril xx

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  49. Very masculine and still very shabby chic. Love it.
    Avril xx

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  50. What a fab guy card Pamellia, super colours and love the layers, hugs Carole Z X

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  51. Wonderful male card Pamellia, love all the techniques and the way you used the stamps!

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  52. Fabulous card Pamellia! Love all the layers and all the different techniques you've used! Thanks for joining our first challenge at Stamps and Stencils! Sue C x

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  53. Sorry to be so late in letting you know how fabulous this very masculine card is. The detail is incredible and the colours wonderful, so much work but a wonderful result.

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  54. Stunning!! I am short of words for this, Pamellia.

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  55. Brilliant tag Pamellia, it love your beautiful Tag. Great colours, use of all your wonderful stamps and brilliant techniques.
    I have had a look back at some of your wonderful work, you are one talented lady.
    Thank you for your visit to my Blog much appreciated.
    Patricia x

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  56. I'm on catch up again with my commenting I'm afraid but what a wonderful tag to admire when I got here. I love the texture and layering you achieve in your projects and there is always so much detail to discover in each piece, fabulous work Pamellia.
    Lorraine

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  57. This is very beautiful. I love all the layers and fab details. Your work is always a masterpiece.

    Check out your win over at MFP Stamp Shop Blog. Congratulations.

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    1. Thanks so much for the heads up, I'm off to check it out! big hugs :)

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  58. Well Bubbles, what can I say! I need that hot air balloon paper and that stamp and that die and your talent at layering and and and. Lol! You rock at anything you set your mind to. I would prefer this card over a fem card any day. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot and Carpe Diem! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  59. Pamellia you've managed to make a masculine card look simply gorgeous!! Your choices for this challenge were spot on my talented, crafty friend!! Well done as always!! Happy Easter to you and yours Pamellia!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  60. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. You absolutely nailed this. What a fab card!!! Love, love, love it!
    Way to go for creating a Twitter account. I'm still avoiding doing that - so far I've been successfully fighting the urge to create an account there (and on Instagram). i wonder how long I'll manage to keep this "urge" under control. ;)
    Hugs! xx

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  61. Hi Pamellia
    I so could have sworn I'd left a comment but to be honest, this week, I'm struggling to remember my name lol!
    Perfect card for a guy with your usual superb attention to detail and layers of artestry.
    Happy Easter to you, Mr J and The Girls.
    Ang x

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  62. CONGRATS on the GD gig! LOVE the layers and the colors and the metal! FAB tag, Pamellia! Happy Easter!

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  63. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love all of the layers!! Your attention to detail is amazing!! What a fabulous card this is!! Love everything about it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  64. Another fantastic piece Pamellia, just brilliant, love it. Angela x

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  65. Amazing Love it. We have a hot air balloon festival in our town this weekend. Happy Easter xx

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  66. I have to tell you, I made my card and was so pleased with it. And then I saw your card. Let's just say my card now has an inferiority complex. It's amazingly gorgeous and perfect on every level.

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  67. Wonderful card! I love the texture and layers.

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  68. So cool!! Fabulous stamping and techniques! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea

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  69. I keep scrolling back and forth ... This is superb Pamellia ... I adore the details and the colours ... Happy Easter!!

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  70. Oh I do love all these glorious layers and texture! Fabulous use of stamps and numbers and big congratulations on your guest DT spot, so deserved! Happy Easter!

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  71. Wonderful layers and fabulous embellishments, the whole effect is quite stunning.

    Happy Easter.

    Dionne xxx

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  72. Wonderful creative work Pamellia, have a lovely easter .
    big hugs
    Elaine H X

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  73. Wow, so many layers and techniques all on one card! Stunning project, Pamellia.

    Hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend.

    Chris xx

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  74. Gorgeous card Pamellia....great colour combo and I love all layers you made! Fabulous...and not just that one, but also previously posted which I missed...it would be really great if day will have more hours, so I can visit and comment more often :)
    Best wishes from Slovenia

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  75. Fabulous creation and the colour is beautiful.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  76. Wow, Pamellia! First, thank you for your sweet shout out! It is so special to see how you've used these stamps Second, I would have never thought in a zillion years to do what you have with that stamp set! Third, Love the colors!!!, the texture (what NO texture paste or micro beads?), the composition! So many wonderful details and techniques to look at! You are such a talented artist, my friend! Big Hugs!

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  77. Fantastic card Pamellia - love all the layers and design. Nicola x

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  78. This is awesome! So many elements and so much dimension - very cool! So glad you joined us at Red Rubber Designs Inspirationals! Melissa, DT

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  79. Fabulous creation...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  80. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers.
    Mags
    x

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  81. What a great piece of work. Thankyou for sharing with us at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge. Good Luck..Genny DT

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  82. Thank you for entering this months challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , we love your entry xx

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  83. Really stunning Pamellia. LOVE it! Colours, stamps, layers everything works so perfectly together. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Julia x

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