Jun 16, 2013

My baby is 16!

It's Show Us Something New
at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

This could be anything new in your crafty stash
It could be a new to you technique, new paper, ink, images... you get the picture!
Well, this wasn't difficult because most challenge pieces I do have something new in them!
...there is just soooo much to learn.

Many years ago I use to make cards (cut-outs and stick-ons)...at classes.
Then gave up...I didn't last very long lol.
About 2 1/2 years ago I decided to start up again, just on my own,
~ I discovered ranger inks, blogging and online friendships,
and started exploring my own creativity.

For this challenge I have had
 some inspiration from Hels Sherridan and the buzz around blogland with UTEE,
 some technical advice from Rachael Greig
and encouragement from our illustrious leader Shirley...
And then had a little fun!
ok - LOTS of fun!!!

My baby boy turned 16 last week...
My son, Scott, has been playing guitar since he was 8
and is so talented and quick with his fingers.
He plays his heavy stuff ~ then indulges me in what I like to hear.
I love him for that.

I survived his 16th birthday sleepover by going out for tea with friends
~ and had a nice bottle of wine.
The boys at the sleepover...well, they will all recover in time! lol

Happy Birthday Scott!

This is my first go at stamping into UTEE...
Ummmm, it was not as easy as I thought it would be.
I have mixed the gold UTEE with some clear
and what this seems to do is to thin the molten mix out a little.
I found that gold on its own seemed thick.

Some tips are ~ it is easy to cut while still a little warm...
and if not, just re-heat it up with a heat gun carefully
and then cut (it worked for me).
It is very brittle when cooled!
~   Keep the stamp simple in it's lines
(I tried the guitar stamp first and it didn't really work )
~  And allow yourself plenty of time so that you can play heaps!!!!

The main stamp is "guitar" from Darkroom Door,
the image stamped with archival black ink
and the background is with alcohol inks.

Flonz has a generous $20 voucher for the winner
along with the stampettes top pics, Saturday spotlights 
and the occasional guest designer who plays along with us. FSC is a busy place to be!

Please pop over to FSC and check out the awesomeness of the stampettes!!!!
They are amazingly creative people with some wonderful ideas.

p.s.....he loved his birthdy card!



butterfly said...

Happy Birthday, Scott! And what a fabulous card... I think your golden music looks amazing, and the Darkroom Door guitar is fantastic. Great to have you play along at The Artistic Stamper.
Alison x

Debi said...

cool card for your baby ;) scarey as our babies get older- but fun too :) Debi x

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday to Scott!! And he will LOVE this cool card!! I love the look of the technique you used! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

Terry said...

This is so cool, Dot! I love that UTEE and I thought about doing that as well, but decided to practice first! What a great card and Happy Birthday to Scott! This really rocks! Enjoy the weekend!

Yvonne Garner said...

Great card Dot! Have never tried UTEE! Looks great though. Happy birthday to Scotti! My son plays guitar too! Hi name Nate Scott Miller! I gave him his middle name in case he did not like his first name as I was sure he would love the name Scott! Have a great week!

alethea said...

Wow, what an awesome card! Absolutely love it! Thanks for joining us at Polka doodles! HUgsxx

SuzanneK said...

Awesome design Dot, bet your son absolutely loved it. Hugz

Redanne said...

Love the DD stamp Dot and really love your UTEE work! Thanks for the great tips too. Happy birthday to Scott! Hugs, Anne x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, What a fabulous card for your son. Love the UTEE music, it seems to highlight the gold? in the AI background.
Happy Birthday to Scott - I'm sure he loved this card.
Avril xx

Ros Crawford said...

What a terrific card! I love what you did with the UTEE and the image is stunning ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Meggymay said...

Awesome card, love the details and the stamped utee, your son was sure to love it.
Yvonne x

Netty said...

oooh am sure your son loved this fab card Dot. Annette x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, I love stamping into Utee, too! Thanks for playing along at TIOT! We only allow a maximum of five challenges altogether, so will not be able to consider your lovely card for a prize! Hope to see you again, Valerie

Fandhmum said...

What a wonderful card,
Rosie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Happy Birthday to your "baby" ... Your card looks fantastic, love every detail.

Ephemera said...

No wonder he loved his card Dot, it's absolutely gorgeous and love the stamped utee, such a rich textural effect. xx

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

This is stunning! Perfect! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Father's Day Challenge.

Hels Sheridan said...

Perfect card for your baby... bless, Happy Birthday to him! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderfull card!
Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card, Dot! Great idea on thinning the UTEE for your stamping.

Olivia said...

Awesome job. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Lydia said...

such a great guy's card xx thank you so much for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps xx

Lizzie said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Gorgeous card! Happy belated birthday to your son :)
Thanks for joining us at CCCB this week. Hugs and happy day, Wendy

Brenda Brown said...

I'm not surprised Scott loved his card, you did a brilliant job on it. The colours and images look fabulous and the added utee embellishment tops it off perfectly.
Glad you enjoyed a bottle of wine and a chill out lol.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Esther said...

Wow - I can see why Scott loved this card it's amazing - the gold UTEE is fab, I love this technique, Esther xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

First my congratulations
The card is beautiful Dot.

Greetings Janny

Buttons said...

Don't they grow up so quickly Dot! So glad the night went well. No wonder Scott was pleased with his card, it's a stunner. Great UTEE work too. It is all trial and error but I reckon you're winning here. Hugs, Jenny x

Emma Williams said...

WOW!! I love this and your UTEE work is fabulous...thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month and good luck!! x
Now following your lovely blog... :)