Apr 10, 2016

FSC Yellow, Blue and White

Yellow, Blue and White.
are the colours that we would love to see on your projects this month 

I've been having some holiday fun skyping Shirl this week...I'm on holidays, she's batching at home, so the girls will play!
I don't think that I actually finished anything, but it was so good to just play around and chat and laugh with a friend.  Thanks Shirley, we'll have to do that again...soon!  

I have been playing with texture, tissue paper and sprays lately and came up with this card.  
It's not perfect, not by a long shot, but it was a whole lot of fun to do!  Just playing with some Visible Image stamps.

It is difficult to stamp on textured backgrounds, unless of course you use layers and cut-out images.  But these images were going to be an absolute nightmare to cut out...so I stamped them onto tissue paper, applied gel medium to the reverse side and placed onto the background.
The words were not going to fit anywhere...so I stamped them onto tissue paper too! Low and behold...I could use any of the words on the stamp I wanted to this way - so I did!

This time I learnt that you have to be very careful with the tissue paper when it is covered with gel medium, if it drops then the image is near impossible to shift...happy accidents can be fun though.

On a positive though, if the tissue crumples up a little when you put it down, it doesn't matter - it just adds more texture!  
I'm sticking with that line hahaha.
And in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't really matter does it?

Tip: go around your stamped image with water on a fine brush, gently, and it will just pull apart without the sharp edges that you get with scissors.

Stamps Used:  Visible Image (Feel the Beat, Rock Out and Wake Up Awesome)

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!



Mrs.B said...

Brilliant card Dot. The background looks fabulous with those images. Love the pops of the yellow stars.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Brilliant card Dot. The background looks fabulous with those images. Love the pops of the yellow stars.
Avril xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This really is awesome Dot! I really like the Visible Image stamps as they are so dramatic and always make a statement on the page. I love the background that you've created and it works perfectly with the image and sentiment. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Crafty Hugs, Sandra :)x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Dot, this is very beautiful. Really awesome!
Hugs Carola

brenda said...

Just catching up after our few days away and popping in to say it's a super creation for this months theme Dot and thanks for your warm welcome.

B x

Shirley Chillman said...

Awesome is the right word Dot

Your just getting boring now because everything you make is stunning and making me jealous.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

danisart said...

fantastic card - you rock it :)