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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party

Good afternoon all.


STAMPlorations are hosting a Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop and Linky Party and you have the rest of the month to join in with us. Time to dust off all those butterflies, dragonflies and birds...or anything else with wings and link up your projects.

I have an A4 canvas board to share today. After priming the board with gesso I used gelatos to colour the background, then positioned the mask and used crackle paste over the top blending it smoothly into the board. Once dry I added a little colour to the crackle paste and lots more colour to the background. Various stencils were used with texture paste (sunshine), Radiant Gel (butterflies) and black lava texture gel (birds). I discovered one of my nesting circles dies was an exact match for the sunshine stencil so added the photos of my kids. Finally added the butterfly die cut...love how the intricate die cuts beautifully without needing shims etc (using an SP Platinum).

Stencils used: Clouds, Some Birds, Flutterby
Stamps: Butterfly Row

Eldest son Gary at about 18 months on his first bike, younger son Mark at about 18 months.

Daughter Lora about a year old...and the beautiful butterfly.

If you love STAMPlorations products or if you'd like to try them for the first time I have a discount code to share with you - STAMPGIRLCAROLD

This gives you a 20% discount on all stamps, stencils and dies...both regular and sale priced items. Please note this code can't be combined with any other code. It is valid for multiple uses whilst I'm a STAMPlorations Girl.


  1. This is fabulous Carol, love the colours and cute photographs of your children.
    Linda xxx

  2. These are fabulous Carol, beautiful colours and great photographs.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. What a beautiful canvas Carol and a lovely idea to put the photos of your children inside the suns. Barbxx

  4. Here I was sitting in my office with a gray rainy day wishing for sunshine and I found it on your card. Love your little sunshines. Great job.

  5. A stunning canvas, I love the colour combination.

  6. How adorable, love the colors on this beautiful canvas, happy with sunshine!

  7. Such a sweet and gorgeous showcase of the 'sunshines' in your life! Work of art in every way!

  8. Love the texture and interest you created on this pretty canvass

  9. OMG Carol...what an adorable photo page of your cute sons at months. So colorful and such fun ways to use your new STAMPloration products. TFS..hugs...

  10. This is really great, love the sunny colors! xo Cheetarah

  11. Such a sweet project. The artwork is a perfect setting for the photos. Thanks for sharing this.

  12. such a beautiful and happy canvas :) thanks for sharing

  13. Such a pretty canvas, love those colours.

  14. BEAUTIFUL canvas!
    WOW - SO MANY WONDERFUL design elements, LOVE the colours & textures, ADORE the butterflies and "sunshine" sentiments!

  15. What a great way to create a setting for the sentiment - lovely bg!


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