The competition was definitely tough this month for our Guest Star Stamper contest! There were SO many fantastic projects! It has been so amazing to watch you all grow as stampers the longer that this contest is in place! I wanted to highlight the winners today along with some of my other favorites! Enjoy!
Jen Caputo won for her scrapbook layout incorporating various images from Damask Designs. I loved how the Ocean Tides & True Black color scheme complimented her focal point photo. Playing on the different scales of damask patterns in the set worked wonderfully together as well. I was just enthralled by the final product!
Barbara DeBose picked out some choice elements from Spooky Sweets II to accent some beautiful photos of her daughter. She also added the dotted Journaling Lines image to add some handwritten notes to the bottom corner.
Julie Smith created a masculine page using the large ivy image from With Sympathy as one of her focal points. I also love the alphabet border she created at the bottom. There are so many fantastic details to this layout, you'll just have to click on the link to see the rest of the details!
Kacey Elliott paired New Leaf & Raspberry Fizz elements to highlight some of her favorite photos. Her pull-out tag and incorporation of Damask Designs were some of my favorite attributes that she integrated.
jtkshaw used Friends 'Til the End to create this simple, clean layout. I loved the way she integrated ribbon to represent leaves on the flowers.
Fiona's project using Friends 'Til the End used some of the brightest & boldest color techniques I had seen within all the submissions. Her project really jumps out at you from the photograph and begs to be recreated! I also loved the diagonal lines she stamped for her background paper. It was the perfect way to anchor the entire project. Beautiful job, Fiona!
Tammy Butz kept it simple with the way she stamped her project, but added a fun ribbon detail that relaly helps to accentuate the sentiment!
Adela Rossol used the shape and size of the large blooms to inspire her actual card shape. The stark contrast of the red, black and white is just stunning as well.
malgirl65 stamped the large floral image onto kraft cardstock using white ink to build a background layer. Then she colored another image with vibrant hues of yellow and orange to add a s a punch of color. I love the contrast of the two elements.
Natasha Trupp kept it pure & simple with the floral images here. I loved the way she just added a few flowers sparsely at the top, and then made the addition of a more densely stamped strip at the bottom. Another great way to get two contrasting looks from one image.
Sheri Watts created a stunning variegated rainbow effect with her floral image. She was really able to showcase it by pairing it with a bold black geometric background.
Courtney showcased some hand-stamped patterned paper created with the variety of words found in Friends 'Til the End. I also liked the matting layers she created for the focal point. I thought it was really unique, especially the little pop of doodling added in.
Kate W used Friends 'Til the End with one of our exclusive Timeless Templates, Lolli-pop Along, to create this fun version. The colors she chose are so bright and cheerful and would certainly brighten anyone's day!!!
Karen Haman watercolored the focal point flower on her project created with this set. I loved the way she paired a simple, clean design with an elaborate image like this. Such a great way to showcase the flower!
And last but certainly not least, Kristy paired the images from this set with one found in With Sympathy. I really liked her color scheme as well. The small butterfly details were a perfect finishing detail.
Heartnhome won in the Best Use of Previous set category for these beautiful candle holders she created from our exclusive small heart tins! The punched holes are such a nice detail that allows the candlelight to bounce around the room! Even better is the way she decorated the lids of the tins using Heart Prints! Be sure to click on her linked name to see the other photos of her project!
Dana Gustafson used the adorable ice cream cone image from Love Songs for her colorful card. I love the way she used alternating colors for the three cones, and of course all the sparkle & shine she created with glitter!
Dancing Pear Designs used one of my personal favorites, Honey Bees, for her beautiful project. I love the way she used two different sized frames from Borders & Corners to highlight the central bee image.
I hope all of these amazing entries have filled you with inspiration today! Go get out a stamp set that you haven't inked up yet and create something fabulous! And while you're at it, you can try your hand at entering next month's Guest Star Stamper Contest!