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Visible Image DT!!!

It’s official!!!
I am so excited to share the news that I am now part of the incredible Visible Image design team…
(pinching myself crazy!)
Thanks Mark and Helen for letting me be part of what is going to be one-hell-of-a-ride.
They have the most amazing stamps (check out that eye!) and I can’t wait to start sharing them with you.

You can meet the rest of the uber-talented Design Team here.

did I mention that I am excited!!!

Make Your Own Background

Make Your Own Background
is our latest challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
I had some serious fun with this one!
Shirley (industrious leader at FSC) and I had a rare Skype-crafting session where we just played and got messy.  Good ol’ fashioned fun.
And this canvas is the result.  My first one!  
You can see Shirl’s project here.
It is so funny when people are creating together and then what they come up with are poles apart.  
We all see this when we do classes or workshops.  And this is exactly what happened this time.
Thanks Shirl…it was so much fun!  It just goes to show that you can work around time zones…that anything is possible if you want it to be.  I can’t wait to do it again.
Inspiration for this is from a recent day of workshops with Finnibair who is on tour in Australia and New Zealand at the moment.
Luckily she was touring within a few hours of where I live and couldn’t resist the opportunity to go and play.
My canvas has lots of layers in the background, and even more on the top.
Finally the idea of layers is starting to make sense to me…lol.

The background has dimension from modeling paste, ribbon, paper and hessian.
And the top is just anything I could lay my hands on really.
Maybe I went a little over-board with the shimmer spray…well, why not!  It was sooo much fun!!!
It isn’t a work of art, more like a ‘work-of-fun’.
All in all, I am more than happy with how my early attempts at working on a canvas has gone and I am keen to give it a go again real soon…especially as I am now on Summer holidays!
I love this stamp set and am keen to experiment some more with it.
The stamps were bought on the day and worked beautifully on this canvas. 
They were stamped onto tissue paper and then placed where I thought they should go.

I have learnt that canvas’s aren’t that scary after all (most of the time).  

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 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 as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

Enjoy!

A Little Over Emotional…

I thought I would share a canvas that I did at a Finnibair workshop recently.
We were so fortunate to have her touring Australia and New Zealand…
and I was even luckier when she came within travelling distance for me to attend.
So I went for the day.
This is a double canvas that we did in the morning session, 
called ‘Over Emotional”
I need to add some pics to the one from the afternoon session, so I will post that too when it is done.
When I look back at this I see where I lacked a little confidence.
I would definitely do it all again…
 it was heaps of fun and something I will remember for a very long time.
Finnibair has such a creative mind, it was a great experience.
I would highly recommend that if you are thinking of going along to a workshop…
and you are umming-and-arrring…
just do it!
You sure wont regret it.

choosing colours.
One day I will invest in an apron!

 concentrating hard!

The group…a really lovely bunch of ladies!
Outside, under the shade of a gum tree, by the Wimmera River.

Enjoy!

A LIttle Scrappin’

Having a go at Scrappin’ again!

I am continuing my scrapping journey, ever so slowly…

This time I have gone over the border and enjoyed another session with Fiona Paltridge.
As soon as she said she was doing a grunge page I just couldn’t resist!
I don’t know about you, but there is just something so relaxing and enjoyable about going to someone else’s workshop…you can just get messy and enjoy it!
Anyway, here is what I made.
I did take it home and add a little of something that I learnt from the Andy Skinner’s Book of Ruinations on-line class…and the whole page just ‘popped’ .

This picture of me was taken when I was about 1 year old in my nana’s front garden.
My nana had the best garden for kids to play in. It was so overgrown with lots of hiding places, things to explore and flowers to pick…and we picked heaps of them all the time.
The Indigoblu butterflies on this page where sprayed with lots of different sprays out on Fiona’s front lawn…which turned blue after everyone had finished (so funny).
Enjoy!

I love Paris…even in the rain!

I Love Paris…Even In The Rain

At Fashionable Stamping Challenges this month we have the theme
of Winter In Paris!

Living nowhere near Europe, and with our seasons in Australia the opposite to those in Europe,
I had to really put my thinking cap on for this challenge.
I didn’t even know whether it snows in Paris!
So, my thoughts went to what I thought Winter was ~ and any-which-way I looked at it I couldn’t escape the rain!
 So my piece for you this month has Wintry colours and rain.
The background uses purple and blue DI’s on an acrylic block that was lightly spritzed with water.
Then placed onto some white card.  
A little water flicking,
and a little bleach,
and voila, that was my background.

My writing is a little dodgy, 
but I think it suits the card just the same.

Masking is one of my favourite things to do, it adds so much depth…so
the stamping is done using masking to create layers.
Then I also used masking of the inked area to stamp some drips…to add another couple of layers!
In the end, this is a monochromatic one-layer piece.
And, even with it’s simplicity, it is one of my favourite makes for this year!
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 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 as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

I hope you enjoyed this as much as me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges~