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Anything Goes at FSC

Anything Goes
is the theme this month at FSC.
We are all a little busy at this time of year with so much to do leading up to Christmas.
So this is a nice easy challenge to finish the year off with.
It is Summer here now in my part of the world so I thought I would share this nautical piece.
This is a card that I made for Australian Simply Cards magazine.
I love this guy, he reminds me of my father, though he looks nothing like him.  He used to work at the harbour here in Portland.
The stamp is from Stampers Anonymous.
Techniques used in this are masking, water colouring and acrylic block stamping.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the same theme.

Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 picked by the DT as well.
Stamping must be the focal point on your project!



Having fun with the new dragonflies from Visible Image!
As there are now small ones in the set, the set is so versatile.
This card uses the acrylic block technique as a background with some dragonflies stamped and embossed with white EP.
The ink used is Color Burst. I love the intense colour that this product has!
The words are also stamped with the same ink.
After seeing/reading somewhere that you can spray your stamp lightly with water and mix colour onto the stamp with your finger, I decided to give it a go with the words. No different to what you do on the acrylic block…just using a stamp instead.
The multi-tones that came out on the words was amazing!!!
And as long as you don’t have it too wet, then the words are quite crisp.
This is my final DT make for this year for Visible Image.
I would like to wish everyone a very merry xmas.
Take care!
The stamp set used was:
Live In The Moment
Show & Tell Monthly Challenge details: http://visibleimage.co.uk/challenge 

Beach Huts

Beach Huts
Local artist, Kerri Humby, was offering an art class locally
that was about painting beach huts using acrylic paint on canvas.
Making cards is my thing, using stamps…
painting images, with paint and a paint-brush is way out of my comfort zone!
When using a paint brush you use it like a paint brush
– not a pencil
So hard!!! lol
Kerri has a very quirky style which really appealed to me…
and sooo very patient!
She needed to be.
This subject is close to my heart, with lots of fantastic memories at the main beach in town having a row of beach huts.
They have been gone for many years now, though some are still scattered around the country-side, 
painted up in bright colours, looking like new.
This was soooo much fun!

Hello, Hello, Hello

Hello, Hello, Hello

Stamp designer, Susanne Rose, has designed some unique and fun stamps which are available through Rubber Dance.
After purchasing a couple of sets that really caught my eye, it was time to play…
The background is painty and the giraffe is water coloured.
There were some fun background stamps in one of the sets, perfect for a little background interest.
A parcel arrived from Shirley recently which included a gorgeous card made with some Stampotique characters. It was started during one of our Skyping sessions. So my card was inspired by her card which you can see here.  
There are plenty of other stamps in the sets made by Susanne…
so more playing coming soon.

A Little Pixie Love

A Little Pixie Love…
This is a quick card made playing with stamps from the Pink Your Life range at Stampendous.
The background is distress ink rolled onto card with a brayer. 
The colours used in the background have been picked up and used on the hearts, flowers and main image.
The pixie was placed at the bottom of the circle to give the look of him being grounded to something. 
Distress inks have been used in 2 ways – blending and as a water colour. 
The Mushroom set of stamps has some interesting stamps on it that can be used in so many different ways. Here it is used to hang the hearts and to add background interest with drops of circles.
Products Used:
Enjoy this little bit of pixie love…