May 31, 2015

"You Are Always On My Mind"

"People"
Whether it is one person or many, this is the theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

A few weeks ago I went to my first ever craft retreat...OMG, how much fun are these to go to!  There were over 40 ladies in one large room crafting away without a care in the world...crafting until we dropped. 
It is fair to say that I loved getting up and wandering over in my pj's and sitting down to craft, eat, craft, sleep, and craft all over again....
This is the card that I ended up with at the end of the first day.


Once again it uses some new background ideas that I picked up from Marjie Kemper's on-line Mixed Media class.
(yep - having a ball with thinking a little differently)

I have used a honey-comb stencil 3 ways - applying ink straight through the stencil; inking the stencil, spritzing water on it and 'stamping' with it; and 'stamping' using straight water on it.

Because there is a torn piece of paper on this, I have coloured the image on this with one of the colours from the background, and on the other half I have coloured with lifting the ink with water and also using a white gel pen.

It is a play-around card, but I liked how it turned out.

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 their creativity,
 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.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

I hope you enjoy my card.



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
~ Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes


9 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning card Dot, I totally love what you did with the honey comb stencil, such a great colour combo too and the effects of taking the colour away with water look super.

Your craft retreat sound like super fun! I did Marjie's class too and enjoyed every minute!

June Macfarlane said...

One of my fave songs. Love this piece its fun and beautiful.
Hugs June x

Joan said...

Ooh lucky you, I'd love to go on a crafting retreat. Your card is fabulous, live all the stencilling techniques and the beautiful image

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card Dot, the background is awesome. Sounds like you had a great time at the retreat.
Yvonne xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Really beautiful - love that torn paper! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Elegant and striking image with a beautiful colour choice
Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATSM challenge

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Dot, love the background and how you've used the stencil. Beautiful colours too.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Dot, love the background and how you've used the stencil. Beautiful colours too.
Avril xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Finally made it here Dotty. She is a beautiful image and your background is totally mesmerizing with all the inking and stenciling.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.