Feb 22, 2015

"Goodbye to Summer...."

'Goodbye to Summer...'
things are heating up in this part of the world as Summer draws to an end, so I have made a card that shows what Summer is to me.

But before we get onto that, some challenge details for FSC...
The theme at FSC this fortnight is to colour an image in your favourite way.
OMG...there are sooo many choices.  I love scraping a little DI onto a craft sheet, spraying with a little water and picking it up with a water brush and colouring it onto an image.  
You can make the colour bolder or tone it down, or mix it with other colours...
I use this colouring technique a lot - so that is what I have done for this challenge.

But there are so many other choices you could make
~ alcohol ink markers, re-inkers, DI stains...
Pretty much anything that has tones can be used to colour with.



It has been a mild summer down here by the sea
but there have still been plenty of balmy days...and typical seaside weather.
I made this card as a farewell to Summer, 
and as an excuse to use some new stamps that I have bought.

The pelican I love because we have pelicans down by the water.
The blues because the sea here in Summer is sooo blue...and I have spent a lot of time on the water with my whale-boat training.
(ps: we won the Australian Whaleboat championships last weekend, so all that training paid off)

The background was made first by stamping a Kaszazz word stamp with picket fence distress paint so that it would act as a resist.  
Then it was inked up, water- flicked and some extra DI "painted" on with a water brush 
around some of the words
- to give them more depth and ground the letters.
It kind of has an embossed look when in reality it is flat.
The pelican on a post, and shells, were coloured with DI's too.

And I couldn't resist a little bleach splattered on the front panel.

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.

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


I thought that I would share a couple of pictures of our team at the Championships last weekend...that's me standing up!


Moments after winning the championships
That's me yelling at the team, or should I say 'gently coaxing' them???.lol





Enjoy!


Feb 13, 2015

"Love is in the Air"

Love is in the Air!
and I am feeling all romantic...


The animal in this is a wombat...which is an Australian native animal.  And the stamp is from Kaszazz.
All the rest is doodling.

This is quite a simple CAS card...but you know, sometimes,
 'simple' is simply beautiful.

To all the romantics around the world I hope you have an amazing Valentine's Day!


Enjoy!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

Feb 12, 2015

"Surf's Up"

Surf's Up
Here in Australia we are almost saying goodbye to Summer :(
I can't say that it has been much of a Summer though in this part of the world.  
Maybe it will just come late. (yes, I am an optimist)

I was reading The Craft Stamper and was reminded about using
the picket fence resist technique...and decided to have a go.


My imagination got carried away, as usual, and I went for an
Hawaiian sunset effect...using a silhouette stamp.
I love how the picket fence comes through to the front.

A little flick of water here, 
a few drops flicked on with the festive berries DI there,
 and the paint did all the rest!

I hope you enjoy my card.



I have put this into the 'made by me' section of The Craft Stamper website

Feb 8, 2015

FSC "Blank and White with a Hint of Red"

'Black and White with a Hint of Red'
is the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

If you are into Valentine's Day cards, this one is ideal
- and if not, then you can still join in....
you can pretty much make any project you like as long as it is black and white with just a hint of red 
(not too much red though, the black and white need to be the dominant colours in this challenge).

I thought that I would make a Valentine's card for a friend of mine
for this challenge.
He makes me laugh a lot with the weirdest jokes 
so I thought of using Charlie for this one.


I have had the TH heart stencil forever, and this is the first time that I have used it.  
It was interesting that I could achieve an ombre effect through the stencil by just adding a little more ink here and there.

And seeing as I have now learnt to use my cropodile
well...I couldn't resist using it to add a little more red to the card...just a hint though.

And a little doodling to finish it off, just because I really enjoy it.

I hope you like my card.

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.

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


Enjoy!