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Bugs at FSC

This month it is all about BUGS at FSC!
It is my choice this month for a theme and I thought that bugs might be fun.
You can use butterflies, dragonflies, lady bugs or anything from the insect world.
For my card I chose spiders.


I’ve used distress oxides and stencils to create a creepy background.
Stamped some leaves in different green inks.
Then added a person who has wandered into a spidery web of danger.

This card made me think of a time when I was in the outback and found myself in a spot where the spiders were everywhere! I had to tread carefully and always look up just in case I accidentally had a close encounter with one of these creepy crawlies.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different takes on this theme. Please pop on over and check out their awesome creativity, be inspired and maybe join in the fun.

Ink Art Designs is our sponsor this month (that’s my Etsy shop) and has a gorgeous stamp set to give away to one lucky winner chosen by random org.

We also have a top 3 chosen by the design team and Saturday Spotlights where we showcase inspirational makes. And the icing on the cake is that each month we will be having a guest designer chosen from the entries.

Thank you for looking.

A reminder that I have a newsletter that goes out randomly with up-dates on specials and new stock coming into my Etsy shop.  A link is over on the right-hand sidebar.

Happy Stamping,
Dot x

Use Your Inks!

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
July’s theme has been chosen by Shirley and she wants us to ‘Use Those Inks Anyway You Want’.
 FSC is one of the few stamping challenges around, which is quite special.

For my inspiration I’ve made an Art Journal page.

This journal page is a fun play with distress inks, oxides, stencils and stamps!
Pure fun all the way!!!

I teach Art Journaling in my region and this is one of the fun pages from one of my classes.

This is a close-up of one of the Dina Wakley Scribbly birds that I used on the page.

And this is the other little birdie.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different takes on this theme. Please pop on over and check out their awesome creativity, be inspired and maybe join in the fun.

Ink Art Designs is our sponsor this month (that’s my Etsy shop) and has a gorgeous stamp set to give away to one lucky winner chosen by random org.

We also have a top 3 chosen by the design team and Saturday Spotlights where we showcase inspirational makes. And the icing on the cake is that each month we will be having a guest designer chosen from the entries.

Thank you for looking,

I have an easy-going newsletter that goes out whenever I have new stock on the way, or just in, with some occasional stamping tips and specials just for the people in the newsletter group.  There is a link on the right side-bar if you would like to join.

Happy Stamping!

Dot x

 

 

 

Seaside at FSC

It is time for a new challenge at
Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

This month we would love to see your makes based around the Seaside.

Living by the sea, this theme is one that means a lot to me.
So many things happen by the sea, but where I live, fishing for recreation or sport is a huge pass-time.

This card is made for a friends birthday who is turning 60 soon. Fishing is one of his great passions.
This fitted beautifully in a 5″ x 7″ frame.  So it is a card and gift in one.

Here are some more close-ups of the piece.


Can you see the fish that got away? lol


And another one … I’ve used alcohol inks on glossy card and this shows the beautiful bubbling effect that happened.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different takes on this theme. Please pop on over and check out their awesome creativity, be inspired and maybe join in the fun.

Ink Art Designs is our sponsor this month (that’s my Etsy shop) and has a gorgeous stamp set to give away to one lucky winner chosen by random org.

We also have a top 3 chosen by the design team and Saturday Spotlights where we showcase inspirational makes. And the icing on the cake is that each month we will be having a guest designer chosen from the entries.

Thank you for looking,
Happy Stamping!

Dot x

Floral at FSC

This month we have a beautiful floral theme for you!
You can show us either a single flower or a bouquet. The choice is up to you.
I hope you find time to join in the challenge.

For my inspiration I’ve made an Art Journal page.
My house is on the market at the moment so the words on this page are about practicing patience!

The stamps used are Entomology and Flower Garden from Stampers Anonymous.
The stencils, mini cell theory and harlequin, are from TWC and the paints are Dina Wakley.

The technique is one that I’ve developed by bouncing off another technique.  It is super fun and easy to do!
How is that for a teaser lol.
There will be more about it in future posts. I’m a little bit addicted to it at the moment so I’m sure you will see me use it a few times.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different takes on this theme. Please pop on over and check out their awesome creativity, be inspired and maybe join in the fun.

Ink Art Designs is our sponsor this month (that’s my Etsy shop) and has a gorgeous stamp set to give away to one lucky winner chosen by random org.

We also have a top 3 chosen by the design team and Saturday Spotlights where we showcase inspirational makes. And the icing on the cake is that each month we will be having a guest designer chosen from the entries.

Thank you for looking,
Happy Stamping!

Dot x

Animals at FSC

It is time for a new challenge at FSC, gosh the months all of a sudden seem to be flying by so quickly.

This month our challenge is all about ANIMALS, a theme picked by Carola.

For my inspiration I’ve gone for a slow moving tortoise. At the moment I’m ‘farm-sitting’ in one of the most beautiful and relaxing parts of Australia – Halls Gap. Surrounded by the most glorious views and beautiful weather. After  only a few days I went into slow mode – so for this challenge I chose a slow moving animal.

This gorgeous tortoise is called Vacation from Carabelle Studio and sums up how I am feeling at the moment perfectly. The leaves are from the Four Seasons and Twiggy Leaves stamp sets from Rubber Dance. The background is Distress Oxides and the turtle has been coloured with water colour pencils.

It was interesting when I was packing to come here – all my clothes and personal stuff fitted on the front seat of my car easily … and my craft stuff just fitted into the rest of the car. Does anyone else travel this way?

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different takes on this theme. Please pop on over and check out their awesome creativity, be inspired and maybe join in the fun.

Ink Art Designs is our sponsor this month and has a gorgeous stamp set to give away to one lucky winner chosen by random org.

We also have a top 3 chosen by the design team and Saturday Spotlights where we showcase inspirational makes. And the icing on the cake is that each month we will be having a guest designer chosen from the entries.

I would like to enter this into the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge (April) – Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!

Dot x