Jul 27, 2014

"Child's Play" at FSC

Child's Play 
is the new challenge at FSC this fortnight!

Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your creation...then just and follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!

Childhood is so different these days compared to how it was 
when I was little.  But I am sure that the kids of today will end up with many happy memories as they grow older.
For me, life was an adventure...everyday.
~ lots of exploring, playing cowboys and indians with my brother, yonny wars with the neighbours, neighbourhood concerts, swimming, taddy-ing, jungles, bonfires, bike-riding, go-karts 
~ the list goes on and on.
I don't think I was a tom-boy (though the block was mainly boys) because my dolls had the whole linen cupboard as their home...with many stories to live in.
Some really nice memories :)



I didn't realise how few child stamps that I had.  
Maybe because my kids are old teenagers now so it isn't really on my radar anymore.
So I have made do with a stamp that I do have.

There are a couple of first's in this make for me:
this is my first go at using a dictionary page with my stamps...
and it is most definitely something I will do again!
The main stamp is from Art Journey 
and I have just cut part of the stamped image out from the whole thing.
I figured that it is just another way of using our stamps.
In hindsight, I would add some shading around the image...so I'll do that next time.
And I've added a few ladybirds for embellies...just because it was one of my favourite bugs. It was always a special day when you found one under a leaf (true!) - plus it's a nice change from butterflies.

The background is a happy accident (is that a kind of a first?)
which I wont go into just yet as it it something that I really want to take a step further.  

So, go ahead, remember your youth, and see what you can bring to life with this challenge :)

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.


Enjoy!




17 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

This is fabulous, Dot! The children truly look like they are walking through a forest of leaves! Love the children stamped on the dictionary paper and the ladybug is a great touch! Have a great week! Yvonne

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous card, loving those warm tones and the children stamped on dictionary paper. Love the splatters too. Tracy x

Annie said...

A stunning card Dot and the depth you have created with the colours is amazing.....the children look like they are heading in to another world.
TFS
Annie x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

This is so beautiful, Dot! Gorgeous background and the stamping in a book page is ingenious! Love it!
Ingrid x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

This is absolutely gorgeous.

Have a wonderful Sunday

Astrid Maclean said...

Really stunning!! Love the gorgeous background and that stamp looks fantastic the way you have used it!!

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous! Love the stamped on dictionary look, will have to try that!

Mrs.B said...

A stunning card Dot, love how you've used that image, and the background - looks amazing!
Avril xx

Amanda said...

Loving your "happy accident" great background. Looks they are walking out of the darkness into the sunshine, love it!
Love
Amanda x

Joan said...

Love how you have used this stamp,looks fabulous and a great background too

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card, its good to have happy childhood memories.
Yvonnex

Coco said...

Hi Dot, this card is very gorgeous, your background is absolutely fantastic!!! And it makes a great contrast with this cute children stamp from Art Journey. Thanks a lot also for your lovely comment on my make for the previous FSC challenge, very kind to you! Crafty hugs, Coco xx

danisart said...

fantastic warm colors and a great card with deep feelings!!!

Buttons said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Dot! The backgrounds are as lush as the clever use of dictionary paper and I'm dying to know what your happy accident was. Jenny x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a gorgeous background, wonderful texture. Also love the image and the whole design.

Terry said...

I remember playing just as you did! We did not have computers, cell phones and electronic games, so out we were! Dot, I love your "Childs Play," so vibrant and those kids are too cute! Love the tissue paper panel, which is always such fun to work with. Enjoy!

butterfly said...

Utterly gorgeous- colours, texture, that wonderful image - love this!
Alison x