Stamplorations Guest designer


Hi all! I’m back today to share my first post as a Guest Designer on the Stamplorations blog for their “Wonderful Wednesday Coloring” posts. I’m so excited to be part of their team for the next three months to share how I colour their wonderful stamps. If you don’t know what Wonderful Wednesday Coloring is about, you’ve been missing out on some really great colouring posts. But no worries, you have time to catch up, just pop over to the Stamplorations blog and see some fabulous colouring projects to inspire you to do the same. And while you’re at it, why not join in on their many challenges and hops, to win some of their fabulous products!

Autumn falling stencil

I’m sharing three different types of colouring today using stencils, stamps and diecuts from Stamplorations. Let’s start by the “easiest” shall we? For this fall inspired card, I just placed the “Autumn Falling” stencil onto a piece of watercolour paper, sprinkled some of the “Gamboge” Brushos paint powder and then spritz water on them to let the magic happen. I love this colour as it has reds, oranges and yellow in it. Once it was thoroughly dry, I put the stencil back on and ran it through my Big Shot to create an embossed look for my leaves so it would stand out. I then cut it with the Crazy running double stitch rectangle die and matted it on a red card base.

Autumn falling stencil main

My second card uses a coffee cup from the Sketchy Coffee Cups set, which I stamped all over Clairefontaine 250g multi technique paper, using various different Distress inks and coloured in with my Zig clean color real brushes and a water brush. To give the shiny look, I added clear nail polish! The sentiment in the middle comes from their Coffeeology 2 stamp set and was stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink.

sketchy coffee cups main

My third card looks the most difficult but honestly, choosing the colours was the hardest part! I stamped Dee’s Blossom Sprays with Mustard Seed distress ink, I always choose yellow when I want to do no line colouring, as it blends well with most of the colours I use.  I then went over the stamped lines with my Zigs, and blended it with my water brush. To create the background, I waited till the flower I had painted had dried a little, then added water to the edges to encourage the paint to flow around it. If you don’t wait a little, you will loose the outline of the flower. I learnt this from Jean Haine’s book, Atmospheric Flowers. I love how she paints and she is now my inspiration and guide in my water-colouring journey. To finish, I added a little sparkle in the centre of the flowers with my Spectrum Noir sparkle pens, but its hard to see it in the picture.

dees blossomsprays1

Well I hope you’ll forgive my long post and that you were inspired to start colouring. If you were, leave me a comment so I can come visit! Do pop over to the Stamplorations blog to see the amazing colouring projects my fellow guest designers have created just to inspire you too, and if you  leave a comment on all our blogs, you stand a chance to win a $15 gift voucher to the store too!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great Creative day!


I’m sharing the “Brushoed” autumn card with:

Cas on fridayCAS on Friday– Thank you card

Shopping our Stash badgeShopping Our stash – Giving Thanks

paper players.jpgThe Paper Players – Trees and leaves

The colourful cups card with:

work it wednesdaySimon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday


dees blossomsprays1 mainAnd this flower card with:

the flower challenge.jpgThe Flower Challenge – Use sparkle, for their 2nd anniversary! Congratulations and so glad this challenge exists!

card concept.pngThe Card Concept – Sunflower Serenade

Just us girls.pngJust Us Girls – Sympathy



38 thoughts on “Stamplorations Guest designer

  1. What beautiful cards! I love how you took us from one that was a bit simple to the more complex. Your water coloring on the floral card is stunning. I’ve really enjoyed seeing your work and look forward to seeing more of your blog.

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  2. I honestly am in love with all three of these cards! I am in awe of your leaf card and am going to have to do some research on your technique…as it is new to me. Your coffee care…well, it’s just colorful and fun and I am a huge coffee gal, then your last card! WOW! That just puts the icing on the cake! You are so versatile and talented. I could only hope to be that good! Thrilled that you joined us at Just Us Girls this week!

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  3. Oh WOW! Gwendolyn I am in awe of your colouring skills. Even more so I now have one of your beautiful cards to swoon over daily. Love your cards showcasing STAMPloration products and Congratulations on being chosen as a Guest Designer.

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  4. WOW!! Beautiful cards Gwendolyn, love your entry to the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge, what a great technique and what lovely results, love that fabulous leafy stencil and the colors you used are amazing, so very Autumnal.
    Thank you for playing along, hope you play again soon.

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  5. I saw this floral card in the Gallery and just had to say how incredible it is!! Your watercolour skills are spectacular and love the soft colouring. The colours go together so perfectly too, its really a piece of art. I’m so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!!

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  6. All your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the tips on how you created your lovely leafy background. I’d not thought to use brusho with a stencil like that but it makes a fabulous background. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

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  7. Congrats on joining as a designer at Stamplorations! Your cards are exceptional, particularly #3. Absolutely stunning! Love the colors and technique. Thanks for sharing

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  8. congrats on your GD positions at Stamplorations – Yeah! Everything art piece is lovely — I just got that leaf stencil = love how you used it = Coffee freak so I do love that creation as well – you did great on all the art – TFS

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