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Winter or Spring at FSC

“Nature’s magic”
is what I am calling this card…it has that air of mystery and wonder when I look at it. Almost magical.
But firstly, I want to say how excited I am about a couple of visitors heading my way all the way from Ireland in a few months time.
It’s my boss!!!
Yes, Andrew and Shirley Chillman are coming to visit.
I’m trying to come up with an aussie nick-name for Shirley, but all I’ve got so far is ‘Chiller’ lol.
 I’ll keep working on that one!
Back to this card though…
It is the middle of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere,
and everyone is starting to look forward to seeing the early signs of Spring.
 This card has the bare trees, the early appearance of butterflies…
yes, Spring will come eventually.
 Over here we still have to get through the heat of Summer before some cooler nights start to kick in.
The most challenging part of this card is where to place the butterfly! 
When you stamp onto a piece of acetate you can move it around and see where the best place to put a stamp is.
The background is one of my all-time favourites –
which Wendy Vecchi came up with at CHA in 2014.
You can see the whole demo here.
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!
Just a reminder that I am a stockist of Visible Image and Stampendous stamps in Australia.
…so, exciting times ahead.  The link to both the Visible Image and Stampendous shops are on my sidebar, along with my e-mail addy for any enquiries.

I’ld like to enter this into the Craft Stamper Challenge Blog too…Anything Goes (with a stamp)

Enjoy!

“Dreaming of Summer”

‘Dreaming of Summer’

I hope that where ever you are in the world that the sun is shining.
Up North you have Summer
and down here ~ well, Summer is on our minds…
At FSC we thought that where ever you are, you might like to join us in celebrating Summer ~ the heat, holidays, chips at the beach, long lazy days, beach walks, swimming…and a nice cold beer maybe.
The stamping must be the focal point of your creation…and follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!
Because I live near the sea…Summer means lazy days at the beach.
So I have made a card this time around that reflects the carefree
fun of a day at the beach.
The background is made with Archival re-inkers and DI’s,
and a little stamping.
The main panel was fun too…I used re-inkers and a straw!
I would’ve loved one of the new air things from Tim Holtz, but I haven’t got one – yet.
The main image is from Crafty Individuals.
I hope that you see the fun of Summer in this.
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,

Anytime Is The Right Time

“Clocks”
is the new challenge at FSC this fortnight.
The stamping must be the focal point of your creation…and follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!
The theme being absolutely anything to do with clocks!
I have been inspired this time by a couple of fun ink effects that I have seen around this fortnight…
so I thought that I would combine them 
and see what they looked like.
I looove how there is always something new to try.

One is to use the stencil itself as the stamping tool.
Kind of like reverse masking I guess?  Just add water!
This looks even more effective when you blend 
some DI’s over it a little.
And the other one I had no idea how to do so I ad-libbed a little.
Again using Wendy Vecchi’s new inks…after mixing the inks on the craft sheet, instead of swiping the card through it, I scooped some up on my palette knife and applied it to the card that way.
This turned out to be a great idea as I could control
the amount of white area more.
I think this is a great idea for smaller cards.
Again, I have embraced “white areas” (scary)
and a first for me was not using any BLACK! Yikes.
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,

“The Birds and the Bees”

My GD stint at the Artistic Stamper,
 is drawing to a close…but you can see all the details for it here.
For my final DT piece I have created
a card that is Spring inspired.  This time I’ve played with some gorgeous stamps
from the Botanical Plate 1 and given a pictorial step x step on the base masking.
Here is the teaser…

Thank you for stopping by and looking and I hope you are able to pop on over to 
and have a closer look…and maybe even leave a little love to say that you had been.
Enjoy!

“Fly Free Like A Bird”

“Favourite Technique”
is the challenge this fortnight at FSC.

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.

In the last few weeks I have really been trying to concentrate 
and work out what it is that I really enjoy doing.
I think the beauty of what we all do is that there is always
something new “just around the corner”
for us to experiment and have fun with.

The card that I made this time uses a technique that  Wendy Vecchi
demo-ed at CHA 2014 which I found on you-tube.

It would be fair to say that I absolutely love this with a passion!
My card is also made with some of my 
new stamps that I’ve been dying to have a play with.
The one thing that I’ve really been trying to do is 
to let the colours and markings
guide you as to what you create…
and the stamps that I had picked out to start with
 were not the ones that were used in the end.
Every time I looked at the inked paper I saw stormy skies clearing…
so birds seemed to be the best choice. No ground.
The leaves are stamped and cut out from the off-cuts of the water colouring.
The stamps are from Stampers Anonymous.

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.