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Hello, Hello, Hello

Hello, Hello, Hello

Stamp designer, Susanne Rose, has designed some unique and fun stamps which are available through Rubber Dance.
After purchasing a couple of sets that really caught my eye, it was time to play…
The background is painty and the giraffe is water coloured.
There were some fun background stamps in one of the sets, perfect for a little background interest.
A parcel arrived from Shirley recently which included a gorgeous card made with some Stampotique characters. It was started during one of our Skyping sessions. So my card was inspired by her card which you can see here.  
There are plenty of other stamps in the sets made by Susanne…
so more playing coming soon.
Enjoy!

Pixies Rule!

Pixies Rule
Pink Your Life is a range of beautiful and whimsy stamps that were created by Nicoletta Zanella, for Stampendous!

They are seriously so much fun to play with…

The background and flowers are made with distress paint and the images are coloured with distress ink and water colour pencils.
I’m enjoying these stamps so much!!!

Stampendous have a blog hop on this week with awesome stamps from this range as prizes.
There is some awesome inspiration, tips, ideas and much more…
worth checking out.

Thanks for looking.
Enjoy!

Just Playing!

Just Playing!
There is nothing quite like a cold and wet day to get you crafting!
This stamp is one from Trish Latimer’s new range…and I am having heaps of fun just playing around with it.
The background uses pink and orange Distress Paint on a craft sheet.
A little tone-on-tone stenciling and stamping brings the background to life.
The words are from Finnabair’s Don’t Forget To Fly stamp set.
The main image is coloured with copic markers…I’m not crash hot with copic’s, but I wanted to give her a solid colour. I was happy with the final look after adding a little water colour pencil to her hair and edging with distress ink. 
I would love to enter this in the following challenges ~

Fly Free

Fly Free

A couple of the new stamps, designed by Trish Latimer at StarTrishDesigns, on Etsy, arrived last week and I just had to play!

When they arrived I was pleasantly surprised.  They are big enough to use in journaling and scrappin’ but okay on a card too!
While over in Mount Gambier at the weekend at a casual crafting session, I had a go at colouring this one in.  I combined my Inktense pencils with distress inks and just played.  There is something really therapeutic about just sitting with a group of chatty women and colouring in.
Time went so quickly, then it was the trip back to town through kangaroo country after dark…lol, that will teach me for talking too much!

Then I had the problem of what background to put her on.  I loved her just the way she was and wanted her to be the star…
Out came my distress paints!
I had done a similar style, here, but wanted to improve my technique with a little more white…I always seem to forget the ‘white’ amongst all the ink…
Enjoy!
I would like to enter this into ~
just for fun.

“May the Wings of a Butterfly Kiss the Sun…”

“May the Wings of a Butterfly Kiss the Sun”
The challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
is to use your favourite ‘go-to’ stamp!
We all have them…those stamps that we go to often when we need them.  The good all-rounders that fill in the blank spots.
Often, for me, it is the background stamps that I go to often…
So for this challenge I have gone to my trusty leaves stamp and some butterflies.
The trick is to do something different with them so that your cards
don’t all end up looking the same…like I said…tricky!
So, with that in mind, I have stamped the leaves with white gesso, dried and then stamped over the top with Archival Jet Black ink.
Because my gesso is getting a little old it is slightly gluggy
which gives a lovely textured effect.  
When I stamped over the top in black, the textured bits look like veins on the leaves.
Now that is a happy accident!!!
For the butterflies I have stamped them on vellum 
and coloured with alcohol ink markers on the back, 
cut them out and folded them so that the wings lift up.
The effect here is quite soft and fits beautifully with the pastel tones of the distress paints in the background.
And to finish I just added a new sentiment which I think fits well.

All stamps are from Kaszazz.

So there you have it, a card made with two stamps that I use as fillers, a happy accident and a sentiment.
I hope you feel inspired to join in our challenge…you’ll
find your stamps probably still sitting on your craft bench, or sink, ready to be cleaned.
We have lots of prizes up for grabs! 
And loads of inspiration from the girls at FSC.
Enjoy!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.