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“Circles”

“Circles”
is the new theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
We especially need to see that the stamping 
is the focal point on the project 
and that this must follow the format of the theme.
The globe, clocks, spotlighting and stencils
are just a few things that come to mind…
I’ve been quite taken with the Dina Wakely faces lately
so I decided to use one for this challenge…and add circles into the background for a bit of fun.
Loads of depth has been built up with the wrinkle-free technique and  using a circle stencil in the background.
Then stamping with lids of different sizes seemed to be a nice way to bring the circles forward.
There is even a little journalling of circles to accentuate the lines around the words. 
These lines are made using an old credit card…very handy!
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.

Enjoy!

One for the Boys!

Teenage Birthday
Earlier this year I was commissioned to do about 20
teenage birthday cards for a teacher at school.
This is another one in that series that I thought I would share with you.
Really a very simple, and quick, card.
I’ve inked onto shiney paper using different brown distress inks.
Then with a little bleach I’ve taken some of the colour off so that the 
main image pops a little.
I used shiny cardstock because it bleaches better I think…
And then splattered a little black and yellow acrylic paint
just to finish off the background.
Enjoy!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges…

A Journey into Journalling

Journal
Is the key word for our challenge at 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fornight.
Wow…the talented Kate Crane, from the Kathryn Wheel, is our guest designer with some
wonderful inspiration to get your creative juices flowing…
Welcome Kate!
Journaling is a great way to throw a heap of exciting and fun inking techniques together and create layers so that everything pops out at you. 
My piece isn’t from an actual journal (because I don’t have one…yet)
but that didn’t stop me from have heaps of fun and inky messiness!
It is from my heart and says a little about my story,
and that is what journalling is all about…

Here is my attempt to explain the process…
Firstly, I had to choose a background colour!
I had passion in my mind, so I think reds, oranges and yellow are good for this.
Then the fun starts…
I sprayed dylusional inks, followed up with some wrinkle free inking for the background.
Out came the stencils, a little ghosting, some spraying, a little packing plastic with paints, and more ink.
Somewhere in there I made a heart stencil and masked it before the colours got too dark
so that more depth could be created. 
I wanted some stenciling behind the mask and some in front.
The stamped words were next, going from light colours to red.
I think with journalling you need to create a border, so out with my leaf stamp
and a little archival black ink.
The words are a favourite saying of mine at the moment and are hand written,
cut out, and edged with a fine liner before adding more ink.
And finally I wanted to add a chain to dangle the heart from…
so I punched out some little hearts in red and added glossy accents.
Gee, that was all a little wordy, but that is journalling isn’t it?
Leo at Flonzcraft is offering a very generous $20 voucher
to spend in his store for the winner,
and runners up and spotlights are up for grabs to!
The Fashionettes have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please pop on over to
FSC and check them all out and leave a little love…
These girls are amazing each and every time they create something!
Please be inspired and join in the fun…
Enjoy!
I am entering this card into the following challenges ~

A Christmas Wish

It’s Music at FSC!
Come join in the fun, and create something based around music…
the interpretation is up to you – from a song, to a dance, to instruments.
I have chosen a christmas theme for my interpretation.
Marina at Cottage Crafts is offering an online voucher to her store for the winner,
runners up and spotlights are up for grabs to!
The Fashionettes have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please pop on over to
FSC and check them all out and leave a little love…
My piece is a canvas to decorate my home with.
I have been so inspired lately by people working on canvas so I decided to give it a go.
This one is a 9″ x 12″ piece.
I have layered some different blues in acrylics and inks,
stamped,
pasted a torn up hymn song (Silent Night),
inked, painted and stamped some more.
Then stencilled into the corners, and built up with texture paste and painted some more.
The bauble stamp is a new one from Stampers Anonymous which I have coloured with distress markers and coated with clear embossing powder.
The chain is a metal necklace from an op shop and I have coloured it with viva paint…
which I also used to highlight other textured areas.
The words are chipboard and have been painted, sanded and a little stickles added for sparkle
…and rhinestones to finish with!

This is a close up of some of the detail.

Enjoy!
I am entering this into the following challenges ~

Happy 1st Birthday FSC!!!

Happy 1st Birthday FSC!

We started all that time ago with an Anything Goes challenge,
So, to celebrate, that is the challenge for this time around!
OMG…it sure has been an amazing experience, my first DT position ever, and I haven’t been kicked out!
A big thankyou to each of my DT sisters for teaching me sooo much and being so generous with your knowledge and help when I’ve needed it  XXX
You are an amazing bunch of ladies!

A couple of challenges ago Shirley, our industrious leader at FSC, made an ATC box,
and presented a video tutorial on it.
I have taken up the challenge of creating one this fortnight.
Let me remind you, I am a card maker…
 so this was one incredible challenge for me!!!
This is the finished product!
And yes, I am VERY pleased with myself! (pat on back)
Shirley’s instructions were clear and the pause button on the tutorial was very handy.
I will only briefly describe what I did otherwise you will need a sleeping bag for a sleepover to get through it all.
I highly recommend that you give it a go and,
if you let us know about it, it could go on the FSC blog.
The front.
I started with white cs and coloured it in Old Paper DI and flicked it.
Then layered cs and papers, tearing, embossing, flicking paint, inking, stenciling and stamping as I went.
The inside I coloured in brown tones and the outside was in browns, blues and greens.
The sides.
I stamped, coloured and cut out bits to add on for decoration.
The vintage lady stamp is a freebie from Crafty Individuals, always given when you order stuff.
This is the back, which is in line with the front.  Icaras, from Lost Coast Design, is a new stamp and the OI steampunk stamp is a favourite.  I think they go really well together.
The top.
And finally flowers and rhinestones to add a little glamour.
And a little feminine touch!
It felt good when I had finished and I am so glad that I challenged myself
and stepped outside of the usual. 
Thanks Shirley for a tutorial that even I could follow!
Now all I need to do is make some ATC’s…ummmm
Please stop by FSC and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes and be inspired.
Join in the fun of our “Anything Goes” challenge 
and be in the running for a prize from Marina at Cottage Crafts.
And don’t forget to pass on the love and congrats for an amazing year of awesome talent from the DT’s

Enjoy!