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Dancing Woman

Hi everyone,

I have a tutorial for you today over on the Rubber Dance blog. It uses tissue paper on an acrylic paint background and showcases the ‘Dancing Woman’ stamp.

This stamp has been a favourite of mine for some time.

It was so good to finally have a play with it.

When you spend over 15 Euro at Rubber Dance you can get free shipping.

By using my code DLFreeShip you can have free shipping from Rubber Dance.

It is also available in my Etsy shop here.  I’m excited to be able to offer you a growing range of Rubber Dance stamps in my store with some awesome new designs coming out all the time.  You just can’t beat red rubber!


Thank you for taking the time to stop by

Dot x

A LIttle Scrappin’

Having a go at Scrappin’ again!

I am continuing my scrapping journey, ever so slowly…

This time I have gone over the border and enjoyed another session with Fiona Paltridge.
As soon as she said she was doing a grunge page I just couldn’t resist!
I don’t know about you, but there is just something so relaxing and enjoyable about going to someone else’s workshop…you can just get messy and enjoy it!
Anyway, here is what I made.
I did take it home and add a little of something that I learnt from the Andy Skinner’s Book of Ruinations on-line class…and the whole page just ‘popped’ .

This picture of me was taken when I was about 1 year old in my nana’s front garden.
My nana had the best garden for kids to play in. It was so overgrown with lots of hiding places, things to explore and flowers to pick…and we picked heaps of them all the time.
The Indigoblu butterflies on this page where sprayed with lots of different sprays out on Fiona’s front lawn…which turned blue after everyone had finished (so funny).

“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.


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

A Different Kind of Vintage…

I had a play today with a new stamp…my first one from The Stampsmith.
Sir Charles  Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin was a comic actor
back in the early 1900’s.
When film was in it’s early development, was black and white
and speechless…where we had to read the subtitles as we watched.
This is where I took my inspiration from for this card.
I have kept the card in black and white and tried to create
an aged, scratchy and vintage feel to it.
I have scratched off some shine from glossy cardstock 
and applied some Black Soot  Distress Ink.
Then I did some overstamping in the new Watering Can Adirondak Ink.
Charlie is stamped in Jet Black ink onto glossy cardstock
(a little messy ~ patience required in abundance for this)
and layered up with some TH filmstrip which I had purchased with
a win I had a little while ago (thanks Terry!)
To finish off I added some distressed bits of tissue tape to parts of the edge.
When I showed my son he laughed…so I guess
Charlie has an ageless appeal.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ~

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

This is just one of those cards that started out as an experiment, then turned grunge!
And that’s ok.
This is the experimental part.
The funny thing is that I really liked this just the way it is…
it is inked, stamped on, torn pages from an old book added – and inked some more.
And I added texture with holey tissue paper.
Just a whole lot of fun really!!!
What I haven’t shown is when I then splatted some bleach on, added more torn bits and then inked over it in blue hues.
My discovery for this fortnight is that you can paint the bleach on and have a more controlled area to work with instead of just splatters.
Then I had a break and came back in a grunge frame of mind!!!
I had no idea what to do with my background.
So I grunged it with black,
kept the main image simple
and added a grungy flower!
This flower is my favourite bit…I followed a tutorial in Craft Stamper 
using kraft glassine (July 2012 issue) 
and this was the first card that I’ve made that it seemed to go on beautifully.

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…

These girls are amazing each and every time they create something!
Please be inspired and join in the fun…


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