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Autumn Colours at FSC

Brown, Red, Yellow, Orange
It’s time for a new challenge at FSC
and this month it is a celebration of the vibrant colours of Autumn.
I have been just plodding along in my art journal this month with my gelatos and stencils and finished with this page…
there wasn’t any plan, just going with the flow.

This page started out after watching Mary Beth from Stencil Girl on one of those live broadcasts… I just collaged some washi tape, tissue paper and a pic from a newspaper.
From there it was layer upon layer of different stenciling with gelatos and baby wipes.
As we are a stamping challenge, I added some vines and a fern (which created a nice lay-back kind of border)
and some tone-on-tone words using some Visible Image stamps.
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the same theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 picked by the DT as well.
Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

Enjoy!

1st Journal Page Finished – Well…Kind of…

A New Month, means a New Challenge
‘Blots and Splashes’

Something a little different, from me anyway, this month…
I had a go at journalling!
I was crafty skyping with Shirley and playing with Gelatos in my journal book that has never been used.  It was a great opportunity to play and experiment with something new. 
I started out by just putting down a gelato background, then adding lots of stenciling and splots and splashes.  
Stenciling is magical on gelatos.  I only have 8 colours and I think I have used at least 6 of them on this page.  I need more!!!
  After the background was laid down, and adding lots of splashes of ink and stamping blots with Visible Image stamps, I then started wondering what to do with it???
My journal is 8″ x 8″, which is quite large for me, so I figured that I needed large stamps – so logical aren’t I?
Out came the Jumbo Grapes from Stampendous!

 They were fun to colour in.  I used my Inktense pencils.
With more ink, and more blots on the leaves.
Even though this was turned into an inspiration piece for FSC, by nature, journalling is a very personal thing.
I started thinking of the music festivals that I’ve been to over the years (logical, grapes = wine= festivals) and that is when I started turning it into a proper journal page.
I added a saxaphone player, from Visible Image, because it reminded me of a festival that I went to in Melbourne a few years back that got rained out when a freak storm hit from off the ocean…Joe Camilleri was playing the sax at the time!
Joe Camilleri heads The Black Sorrows, a favourite band of mine.
I thought I had finished…but then I decided to fill in the spaces with cut-out letters from a newspaper, making up the names of bands that I have seen.  Did you notice that I put Inxs near the wine? (I just thought it would be a funny place to put it).  I haven’t seen this band IRL, but I wish I had’ve.  They would’ve been amazing!
My bands are Australian bands, and mainly from the 80’s.  Some of them are still performing around different festivals today.

The border was done using a Dylusions border stamp.
This is my first finished journal page.
Though I get the feeling that I will be adding more band names to it over time…are any journal pages ever really finished?
It was a huge project for me which was put together over a couple of crafty skype sessions.  A big thank you to Shirley for kicking my butt to try something new!
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the same theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 picked by the DT as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

Enjoy!

  

‘Anything Goes at FSC’

It is Anything Goes 
this time around at FSC!!!
Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your creation…and then just follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!
Is anyone else taking part in Kate Crane’s 
Journal Soup 2 online class?
I have always struggled with journaling, but I looove seeing what everyone else makes.
Kate has a way of making it sound so ‘do-able’.
So this time I’ve decided to dive right in and put my own spin on it.
And, Woohoo…this is what I have made.

I must admit that I feel a little clever journal souping and making these owls.
And I will definitely be making more!!!

I made one just for the hell of it…then, after a few hours, I thought that I would make another one a little smaller.
Then the next morning I thought – everything needs it be in threes
so I made another one.

The owls are made the ‘Journal Soup’ way.

The background has been made with Bister and DI, and there is heaps of stamping and doodling in the background…oh, and a little bleach too.

The thing with doodling is that it is hard to know when to stop!
That is the fun of the whole thing…

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,

Craft Stamper Favourite Technique

Favourite Technique Challenge

Craft Stamper have a new challenge this month…

you can choose ANY technique, by ANY designer and from ANY issue of the Craft Stamper for 2014!
So that is probably well over a 100 projects to choose from.
The hard part is probably choosing one!
Then, when you enter you need to state what technique you are using, 
who the designer is 
and what issue of the magazine it is in.
And, of course…there must be stamping of some kind on your project 
~ we are a stamping magazine after all.
My choice this week is “Around the House: Clean Up”
by Birgit Koopsen in the February issue.
There were so many things that drew me to this technique…
Dylusions Inks for one
and stamping with household items, which is always heaps of fun.
The instructions were super easy to follow.
I added some extra Dylusions ink to the background by using the dropper to add lines of colour.
When this ink is dry, you can add other colours on top and they take on a life of their own…
the effects are amazing!
The household items that I used were all from my bathroom: a bath plug, a lipstick lid, an eye-liner lid and a shower scrunchy thingy.
And an old out-dated credit card to add the white accents at the end.
The main image is a brand new stamp by Inkadinkadoo…
and I thought it was appropriate because it is a flower in a bottle 
(it kind of fits the re-cycling theme).

The girls have come up with some amazing inspiration for you to check out 
so please follow the links on the Craft Stamper to see the fun they have had.
There is also some great ideas out in the August issue of the magazine – with awesome prizes to be won!
PLUS:  The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work and choose their top 3…a The nd the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
AND: the Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!
Enjoy!

“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!