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Archive for November, 2014

Christmas Tag

It is ‘Christmas Tag’ time
at FSC this fortnight.
Everyone is in full swing with their xmas cards and there are some gorgeous cards all over blogland!!!
Me…I’m a little slow to get going this year (again)
and the chance to make a xmas tag really was very welcome here!
This tag has a marbled distress paint background and some 2nd generation stamping of snowflakes from Kaszazz. This Stampendous angel has been…slowly…cut out and water coloured with distress inks.  Then I decided to add some feathers to the back of her to give her that ‘high in the sky’ feel.

The rest is just some holly and doves and a sentiment stamped onto some ribbon that has some distress ink added to it so that it blends in with the card.
A tip with this – use Staz-on ink for this (the others run a bit).

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,

‘War’

‘War’

This card started out to be for Remembrance Day..
I have had this Band of Soldiers stamp (from Deep Red) for a little while…and the idea was to stamp it all in black and white,
ghost the Australian flag behind it and put a few pops of red with poppies in the foreground.
What happened is something completely different!!!
I wanted to show the power of war.
It isn’t pretty.
I have a deep respect and gratitude for those that fight to keep us safe.
You are all heroes.
For those that have made the ultimate sacrifice….
“Lest We Forget”

‘Unleash Your Inner Animal’

It is all about “Animals”
at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight…
 be it wild or domestic!
For me I have unleashed my inner beast!!!  And had a wild time making this card.
You can probably tell that from the ‘cheeky’ fun that I had by adding a beast of the human kind…I know, it is the little things that amuse me sometimes lol.

But seriously,
the power of this card, for me, lies squarely with the tiger…and IRL he is magnetizing.

The tiger and fern are Kaszazz stamps
and the lion and giraffe are from I Brake for Stamps.
I can’t remember where the man is from…
For the background I have used bleach blocking and spritzing.
Then I stamped the tiger with carnation red archival ink and lifted some of the DI off to increase his awesomeness.
The giraffe and lion were made by swiping the card through the DI’s and water on the craft mat. 
I sprinkled some sea salt, and then drowned it some more, 
which had left some interesting splotches that I really liked. Then it was a matter of stamping in just the right places to capture the splotchy detail and to cut the images out.

OMG, when I went down to buy some sea salt…there were two types to pick from! Ionized and natural.  I don’t even know what ionized means, so I bought the natural one.  Goodness me!

To finish, all the eyes have white marker on them to bring the animals to life.

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!