Jul 29, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday FSC!!!

Happy 1st Birthday FSC!

We started all that time ago with an Anything Goes challenge,
So, to celebrate, that is the challenge for this time around!
OMG...it sure has been an amazing experience, my first DT position ever, and I haven't been kicked out!
A big thankyou to each of my DT sisters for teaching me sooo much and being so generous with your knowledge and help when I've needed it  XXX
You are an amazing bunch of ladies!

A couple of challenges ago Shirley, our industrious leader at FSC, made an ATC box,
and presented a video tutorial on it.
I have taken up the challenge of creating one this fortnight.
Let me remind you, I am a card maker...
 so this was one incredible challenge for me!!!

This is the finished product!
And yes, I am VERY pleased with myself! (pat on back)
Shirley's instructions were clear and the pause button on the tutorial was very handy.
I will only briefly describe what I did otherwise you will need a sleeping bag for a sleepover to get through it all.
I highly recommend that you give it a go and,
if you let us know about it, it could go on the FSC blog.

The front.
I started with white cs and coloured it in Old Paper DI and flicked it.
Then layered cs and papers, tearing, embossing, flicking paint, inking, stenciling and stamping as I went.

The inside I coloured in brown tones and the outside was in browns, blues and greens.

The sides.
I stamped, coloured and cut out bits to add on for decoration.
The vintage lady stamp is a freebie from Crafty Individuals, always given when you order stuff.

This is the back, which is in line with the front.  Icaras, from Lost Coast Design, is a new stamp and the OI steampunk stamp is a favourite.  I think they go really well together.

The top.
And finally flowers and rhinestones to add a little glamour.
And a little feminine touch!

It felt good when I had finished and I am so glad that I challenged myself
and stepped outside of the usual. 
Thanks Shirley for a tutorial that even I could follow!
Now all I need to do is make some ATC's...ummmm

Please stop by FSC and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes and be inspired.
Join in the fun of our "Anything Goes" challenge 
and be in the running for a prize from Marina at Cottage Crafts.

And don't forget to pass on the love and congrats for an amazing year of awesome talent from the DT's



Terry said...

Dot, it has been a pleasure to get to know you and your fabulous art! As always, you have overwhelmed me with such a dramatic project! Love every panel of awesomeness! Hugs!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw, what a beautifull creation you made here!!!I really admire your beautifull stamp-ART work, so I'm glad to become your follower and to see some more of your great work in the future!!!


Fliss said...

This is stunning Dot! The colours and stamping look amazing and the amount of detail is staggering! Just love it!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Brenda Brown said...

You have done an amazing job with this Dot, each section beautifully made and created with love - it shows. I love all the stamps you have chosen to use with such gorgeous colours. A masterpiece.
hugs {brenda} xox

lynne said...

Hi Dot
This is so special.
The time taken to create the individual ATCs and also the holder - amazing stamping.
Have a lovely Sunday.

die amelie said...

This is so gorgeous, Dot!

Especially the blue coloured torn edges really catch the eye! Not to mention all those incredibly awesome details made with so much love!

Love it!!!!

Greetings from Vienna,

die amelie xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

WAuwwwwwwwwwww this is beautiful Dot.
Love the Steampunk images and every thing you used
It's a real beauty.

Greetings Janny

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, what an awesome project. Beautifully crafted with flair and creativity. Fantastic. Have a great day. X

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Dot, I'm missing words, that's really an outstanding creation. Love it.

Claire said...

Wow Dot, this is a real stunner! I love all the stamping and the pretty details.
Claire xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, This is fabulous, I love the images you have used, and the way he looks as if he is trying to catch the ATC tags. Beautiful backgrounds and papers, a stunning project.
Avril xx

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
Hugs Katya x

P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

Eileen Ng said...

This is incredible! Really great job with all of the panels!

Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


Jingle said...

This is wonderful! Great use of those amazing images! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Gaynor said...

Hi, love your card, very pretty details, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x

Alie said...

What a great and inventive atc box, Dot...it looks so special and creative...great!!

greetings, Alie :-)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Your box is stunning Dot! The colours, design and stamping are so beautifully detailed and thought through. Must have taken ages but it was worth it - it's gorgeous! xx

debby4000 said...

WOW this is amazing, stunning artwork.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Sue C said...

Wow Dot your project is stunning ! Love the colours and the stamping is fabulous ! Sue C x

cheryl Baker said...

this is simply stunning the detail is amazing and just love the colours,and papers you have used, brilliant bless you hun for playing at anything goes,this week hug Cherylxxxxx

inkypinkycraft said...

An amazing project and worth all the effort that has gone into it! A fab make trace x

2amscrapper said...

everything about this is gorgeous!

Maria said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Dot. I love how your inky creativity always works so well. The effects are fabulous.

Maria x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW increadible beautiful piece!