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Anything Goes at FSC

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are all ready for whatever 2018 brings.

To kick the year off, Fashionable Stamping Challenges first challenge is an Anything Goes theme.

My first make is an Art Journal page. This journal is an 8″ x 8″ Dylusions journal which is challenging for me.


The texture was built up with torn papers and then acrylic paints were layered up over this base.

The paint catches on the torn edges which I really enjoyed seeing.

One of the other fun parts was ‘blistering’ the paint with the heat tool to add just a little bit more texture in parts.  The stamps used are all from Rubber Dance. I’ve used the Crazy Flowers #2 and #1, Something Wonderful and the bird is from Whimsical Summer.

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.

 

Thank you for looking,

Dot x

Celebrating Christmas at FSC

The new challenge for December is now up at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. We are asking that if you are making any projects that celebrate either Christmas, or the New Year, or even a birthday, that you might like to enter it into our challenge.

I’m a little late with my inspiration because I’ve been having a little holiday before Christmas, some time in the city teaching classes and then some time on a farm to relax and to check out an idea that I have for putting on a retreat next year.

I even donned a bee suit and helped with some hives.  Mind you … I got distracted feeding some long-horn cows which was fun.

The card that I made for this challenge celebrates Christmas using stamps from Visible Image called “Peace Love and Hope” and “Snow is Falling”.

Instead of baubles I’ve simply cut out my background with circle dies and gold embossed the words onto them.

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 hope that everyone stays safe over the Christmas season and has a wonderful time.

 

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Dot x

It’s All About Nature at FSC

The new challenge is now up at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

And this month we are asking you create a project about nature.

This can be flowers, leaves, or even animals.

This month I’ve used some of my favourite quirky flowers from Rubber Dance.  The colourful background was made with Distress Oxides and the flowers I’ve kept in black and white for a little contrast.

Recently I took part in a card chain challenge and this is what I made for it – so now it has a new home up in Canada.

And I received a beautiful card in return – from Mauritius.  Sooo much fun!!!

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.

Dot x

Charlie – FSC

Charlie

has been one of my favourite stamps for years, though I  rarely use him.  You know what it’s like … you just have to have that stamp! For no reason, except you love it lol.

But this month he was just who I was looking for for the new challenge at FSC.  The theme this month is

Time Waits For No Man

This is a male themed challenge that can have men, clocks or time-pieces, anything that has to do with time.

I’ve been inspired this month by our fearless leader, Shirley.  She spoke recently about having a journal book that she uses for just stamping.  No technique-y things, just stamping…

So this card has no technique-y things!  It’s all stamping … okay, a little lid stamping using acrylic paint, but that doesn’t really count does it?

Charlie himself is from Stampsmith.  The background stamping, stars and words are all from Visible Image.

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.

Dot x

Use Your Inks at FSC

‘Use your inks anyway you choose’!

It’s time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, and this month it was my turn to choose a theme – what can be more fun than getting inky!!!

We’re a stamping challenge, so a real stamped image (no digi’s allowed) must be the focal point your work.

I don’t really want to say a whole lot about the process for this one as it will be taught at a series of classes that I have coming up over the next few weeks.

I will say though that it is a one-layer card and it uses oxides.

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.

Just a note to let you know that I have changed my blog from blogger to wordpress.  I’m really happy with the change but this means that there are no longer any ‘followers’ list. If you like what I do and would like to follow – I have a ‘subscribers’ option on the right side-bar.
Thank you to everyone who has followed me over the years and I hope that you subscribe for future posts.
Dot x