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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!

‘Tis The Season

‘Tis the Season
It’s my turn to choose the theme for the challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this month…
So, for this challenge you can make anything that is Autumn or Winter…I hope that you have fun with it.
I’ve gone for a xmas twist.

Please remember to use a stamp as your focal image.
I’ve had heaps of fun just relaxing and playing with my water colour pencils for this card.
The image is called Snow Queen from Stampendous
which you can find here…isn’t she gorgeous?
The icy feel to this stamp made me feel like trying to create a kind of ice cave for her.
The blues are gradually built up, drying between layers. 
With lots of drip effects from the water colouring.
Her hair has deliberately been left white, with a little stickles added for extra glam, and to also add to the iciness.
Another Chrissy card done! Feeling good!!! 
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!

Under the Sea at FSC

Under the Sea
is the theme this month at FSC.
You can use any medium you like, in any format,
as long as it has stamping as the focal point 
and fits our theme ~ ‘under the sea’.
So this is your chance to show us your creativity!
It can be scrappin’, journaling, canvas’s, cards or altered art.
We would love to sea what you come up with 
(did you sea that pun?  I know…)
I’ve combined the Mermaid set with the Goldfish Pair from Stampendous for this make.
I had an idea of somehow making it look like the fish were circling the mermaid…it kind of worked…
Watercolor card was my substrate 
(sorry, I just wanted to use that word)
and plain old distress inks in twisted citrus and chipped sapphire were used. I think these colours work so well together.
I masked off the edges with stencil tape, worked out which order I wanted the images to be stamped in, then masked,
(fish, mermaid, clam, then the turtle)
and left the masks on while I inked the background.
A little extra ink splotched on with some plastic, and then some bleach.
Now, it is about at this time that I decided that I wanted more white space towards the top – so more bleach!
I like how it looks like the light is filtering down through the water.
The images are colored with Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.
And of course a little white gel pen, because it just isn’t finished without it.
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!

“Numbers”

‘Numbers’
~ as long as you have a number somewhere on your project
then we hope that you will join in our fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
 Recently, I saw a beautiful technique on you-tube using the ‘Bokeh’ technique.  
It looked like something different to have a go at so I have used it here on this card.
I quite like it…
It has a very soothing feel to it IRL.
If I were to do anything different, then next time I think I would do it over the whole card instead of just a strip.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find the white inks/sprays a little frustrating as they fade and take up the colour of the ink underneath…this technique is a natural way to use that to an advantage.

I will definitely give this another go…and maybe in another colour?

I hope you like my card.
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.

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!

Enjoy!