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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

Spring Has Sprung at FSC

It’s Spring now in the North, though it’s probably still a little icy in some parts.  I hope that the winter ice melts quickly and the colours and warmer days of Spring come soon.

Down here, when Spring comes, one of the first things that I notice is that birds are everywhere, gathering twigs to make their nests.  Then it isn’t long until you hear the chirping of the baby birds. It’s a busy time bursting with life.

With this in mind, I’ve made a card this time around with birds on it.

The main image is from Crafty Individuals with the eggs, flying birds, feather and bird word from Rubber Dance.

A Timmy bird on a branch is also used.

When I started this one I was focusing on birds, but after it was finished I could see that there is also a touch of Easter.

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

 

I would love to play along with the following challenges:

Craft Stamper – Take It Make It March Challenge, Anything Goes

Lost Coast Designs – Challenge #48, Anything Goes

 

One For The Girls at FSC

It’s time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

and this is ‘One For The Girls’.

That’s right, this month we are asking you to enter your makes with girls on them into our challenge.
We had an amazing start to the year with the number of entries in the challenge, good luck to everyone who entered.

I hope that you are tempted to join in again this month.

This was made last year as a tutorial for Mixed Up Magazine and I’ve never blogged it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some pics showing how the background was gradually built up.  For me this is the fun part!  It’s were I just get to play with inks.

For the different elements that I was putting onto the background I’ve used stamps from a variety of stamp companies, Rubber Dance, IndigoBlu, Finnibair and Lost Coast Designs.

I’ve used this gorgeous lady stamp from Lost Coast Designs before which you will find here.

Teamie Avril put me onto this stamp years ago and is still a favourite of mine.

 

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

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