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Geo Flowers for Visible Image

Having fun with  my Visometry Set #1

I use to have a book that had repeated patterns in it…the idea being that you had to see what images popped out at you, then you colour it in.
This set was like that for me.
And what popped out were…flowers!
I’ve used the image for the flower heads, then cut some bits off an extra one that I made and turned them into leaves.
The flower stems were from the Thank You Set.  I really like how you can shape the stem into any angle that you like.
The background is a little crackle paste coloured with dylusions sprays…and a little splatter of paint.

‘Summer Blooms’

‘Summer Blooms’
is the new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges
for the month of June.
We are a stamping challenge so combining that with some flowers
will qualify you for this challenge.
This rose stamp is one of my all time favourites 
from Flonzcraft (though there are a few that are my favourites)
and you can find here.

It was a challenge to use it in a way that I haven’t tried yet.
So this time I have used it stamped onto a 
mixed media background.
I have applied grunge paste with a palette knife,  
and a little more through a stencil before covering with gesso
and Fresco Finish paint…then stamping of course.
I hope you take the time to pop over to 
and check out the amazing talent and ideas from the team.
 Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 gift voucher to the winner,
he offers an occasional spot prize
and there is always a top 3!
Enjoy!

Lavender and Lace

“Lavender and Lace”
at Vintage Stamping Challenges
Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who follows my blog.
I have just reached 150 followers and that just blows me away!!!
I love reading your comments and I love that you include me in your journey.
For some reason VSC seems to bring out the “pretty” in me.
And this challenge is doing just that…(well, pretty with a little grunge that is!)
I have been struggling getting back into stamping since xmas so it was
good just to have a play and relax with this theme.
For this challenge you are welcome to use any stamps you like,
as long as it has some stamping on it and follows the theme we are more than happy.

The tags on this are some new goodies that I got just before xmas
and have been waiting for the opportunity to use them.
I have used a Flonz stamp on the front tag called Girl with Bird on Hand
and I have added some birds from here.

I hope you take the time to pop over to Vintage Stamping Challenges
and check out the amazing talent and ideas from the team.
 Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 gift voucher to the winner,
he offers an occassional spot prize
and there is always a top 3!
Enjoy

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ~

“Glory on High”

Shabby Chic Christmas
 is the new challenge at FSC this fortnight.

Meaning – Shabby Chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of were and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique…basically distress it, and make it look old and worn…

So, with this in mind
I wanted to create a piece that had an old and worn look to it
and with an angelic sereneness to it…
My ‘ode to Michelangelo!


My first decision was the colours…pink and grey.
Then for the background I’ve used paper from Meg’s Garden
called “The Romantic Garden.”
It has been inked and stenciled (using gesso) and stamped on.
I have used some old cardboard with corrugation in it, from my stash…
and just taken some of the top layer off and gesso-ed it
and used it as my backdrop for the main piece.

The main image is from a Stampendous stamp from the set
“Excelsis Deo” which I had seen on Joanna’s blog and I just couldn’t resist getting it.
And stamped it onto tissue paper.


Tip: heat set it so that it doesn’t bleed out.


This was then adhered to layers of toilet paper, that were dampened
and pressed together to form a kind of hand-made paper.
Some more stenciling around it to make the angel stand out more.
To shabby it up some more, I rubbed away layers of paper from around the angel
with my fingers…I love the aged effect that this created.

A sentiment from the stamp set, some holly and heaps of gesso
finished the piece off.
I didn’t really want to add too many embellishments
as I wanted the angel to stand out and be the first thing you rest your eyes on.
I think the ageing of her makes you linger and just soak up her glory
(but then, that might be just my imagination – what are your thoughts?)

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on this theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.



I would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you and extend my
appreciation to those of you who follow my blog!!!
You are awesome!
 Your comments absolutely blow me away.

Enjoy!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ~

“For the Love of Paris”

“For the Love of Paris”

Welcome to a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
This fortnight it is to make a card…
so it can be any style of card that you like, any technique, any theme ~
 as long as it is a card…and of course uses stamps!
For my card I decided to have a go at 
a vintage Parisian theme.  
So romance, vintage/shabby chic, femininity and softness are what came to mind for me to create.
I’ve admired this style so many times and finally found the stamps to do it with.
The main technique is masking with only a few embellishments.
I borrowed the stamp (isn’t she beautiful), and created a one layer design.  
I had fun water colouring her with DI’s 
and creating some interest with the folds in her gown.
The background is built up using Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord
on shiny cardstock.  I like the soft effect of bright colours on this card.
Stencils were used to add the diamonds (clear embossing before the inking)
and then a little over-stamping with Watering Can Archival – added for interest.
I looove this colour! 
Butterfly tape was incorporated down the sides.
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on this theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.