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Archive for September, 2016

Autumn/Fall Fun

The new “Four Every Season” stamp set from
lets you explore each of the seasons.
It uses a bare tree that you can embellish with the other stamps in the set to bring each season to life…with different types of leaves that you can play with.
This time around I have chosen Autumn.
I thought it might be kind of nice to go through each season as they arise throughout the next year.

Autumn is when we have the Autumn Equinox, the beginning of when the days become shorter than the night.
A transitional season heading towards Winter.
My favourite season of all. Sunny days, blue skies, cooler nights.  An end to the heat of Summer.
For this piece I wanted to show the vibrant colours that we see on the leaves as they begin to change and fall.
I have used Color Burst because of their intensity of colour.
The block of colour is done with the colour applied to an acrylic block…which is heaps of fun!
A CAS card.
Stamps used are ~

Jump For Joy!

Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist
is one of the new Summer release stamps from Visible Image.
What I really love about this set is the carefree and positive message that it puts out.
I had so much fun putting this one together!
The background is built up with stencils and gelatos and then stamps.
I have found that the Imagine Dream Inspire word stamp set makes a wonderful addition to backgrounds…so that has become another layer on top of the stencils.
The main image and words are from the 
Live Like Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist stamp set.  
The words from the set were made on a scrap piece left over from the main panel.  Nothing goes to waste lol.
What I love about gelatos is how you can just wipe away the colour with baby wipes, or damp paper toweling…so that is what I have done with the large dots stencil and around the edge of the words.  I l love the faded effect that you end up with.
Extra white is added with some white acrylic paint for circles and a white gel pen for highlights.
*A handy tip that I have discovered when using silhouette stamps is…
just stamp the image into Versamark first and wipe of lightly on your arm…then add your black ink!  I use Versafine.
(I think I read that somewhere on you-tube)
It stamps beautifully this way.
The stamps used are:

I would love to enter this in the following challenges ~
Make My Monday – Autumn Colours
Craft Stamper – Anything Goes with a Stamp


Autumn Colours at FSC

Brown, Red, Yellow, Orange
It’s time for a new challenge at FSC
and this month it is a celebration of the vibrant colours of Autumn.
I have been just plodding along in my art journal this month with my gelatos and stencils and finished with this page…
there wasn’t any plan, just going with the flow.

This page started out after watching Mary Beth from Stencil Girl on one of those live broadcasts… I just collaged some washi tape, tissue paper and a pic from a newspaper.
From there it was layer upon layer of different stenciling with gelatos and baby wipes.
As we are a stamping challenge, I added some vines and a fern (which created a nice lay-back kind of border)
and some tone-on-tone words using some Visible Image stamps.
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!