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Wings and Things…

Things and Wings
is the new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges
this month!
We had a great response to our last challenge with some
awesome entries…so I hope you come along and play again.
remember you can use any stamps that you like…
in any style that you like!

My card this time around is me having fun with ink!!!
 I decided to use orange and burgundy colours again…
because I just love this colour combination.
Gum leaves aren’t usually a burgundy and orange
 but I wanted something dramatic…not wish-washy.
They have been lifted with a little magic mount.
The birds were bleached out…and I quite liked 
the mottled effect so I left them as they were…
just adding a little stickles.
This time I remembered to take a picture of the background.
I had so much fun just mucking around with ink,
layering up some stamping and stencilling in different colours
and splattering a little bleach.
Then came the moment when I realised that I had over done it
so I added some more ink
The bird stamp from Flonzcraft can be found here.
I hope you take the time to pop over to VSC
and check out the amazing talent and ideas
from the team…and leave a little love.
Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 voucher for the winner,
he offers an occassional spot prize and
there is always a top 3!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges…

Life is Beautiful

For our new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
we ask you to have fun getting creative with all sorts of text pieces.

I have loved looking at the amazing pieces that people have created using this style
but have never had a go…
so I am thrilled to bits to finally get into ripping into some pages…
I don’t know about you but I found ripping a page out of a dictionary
 a little naughty, but strangely liberating
(it helped heaps that it was only an old dictionary that I purchased from an op shop)

The background on this card started with a torn dictionary page
glued onto some cardstock.
Then I thought I would add some patterned tissue paper.
I left a couple of white cardstock areas clear…
then on with some blue and peacock feathers DI..I love this colour!
Then I stenciled some grunge paste through a harlequin mask
(another favourite of mine)
and coloured it again with DI.
I really liked how it looked and let it sit for a day untouched…
just because I liked it just as it was.

Suddenly I remembered that I hadn’t actually done any stamping yet…
and seeing as it is a stamping challenge at FSC I reluctantly added some swirls.
I finished it off with stamping and masking some butterflies, cut them out
and mounted them onto black cardstock and just cut around the inside…leaving the edges black.
I attached these along with a lovely cut out from some graphic 45 paper.

Oh, and I added a couple of butterflies onto the top corner to balance it all out.

I hope you enjoy this card as it was heaps of fun to make.

Flonz has a generous $20 voucher for the winner

along with the stampettes top pics, Saturday spotlights 
and the occasional guest designer who plays along with us. FSC is a busy place to be!

Please pop over to FSC and check out the awesomeness of the stampettes!!!!
They are amazingly creative people with some wonderful ideas.


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

For Julia…with thanks!

A couple of weeks ago I went to a political afternoon at a friend’s house…
to meet the new local representative for Labor
as a lead up to an election that will take place later this year.
I don’t want to bore you with politics, however a little background is necessary.
In a nutshell……..3 days prior to this function, our PM (Julia),
 representing the Labor Party in Australia,
called an internal caucus meeting to decide on the party’s leader, and to end internal bickering.
The deal was that whoever lost was to leave politics.
So, as a result, Julia is no longer leading our country…and is leaving altogether.
On arriving at the function I was asked if I would design and make a card that would show our gratitude for all that she accomplished during her time as PM.
As a way of saying “thankyou”
So I said yes! Ok! It would be my honour!
Then I panicked!
Got excited…
Got scared…

I skyped Shirley in Ireland…swore heaps and said what do I do???
Her advice was to make a list of words to describe her and go from there.
And that is exactly what I did.
The common thread was her passion
~ so hearts represent the passion.
Pioneering leadership for women and copping so much flack on a sexist basis
~ that is the woman, representing suffragettes.
Her femininity
~ that is the pink and burgundy.
Her love for Australia
~ is the flowering gums
Her strength of character and nerves of steal
~ are the diamonds.
And I have left an opening to the right
~ which represents a passageway to whatever future she chooses to have.

The main stamps are from Australian companies
~ Darkroom Door for the words 
~  flowering gums from Kaszazz
~ and the lady is from Crafty Individuals 
(because Julia was born in Wales I think something from the UK is quite fitting)

 All the flowering gums are cut out and raised to add movement and life to the leaves.
The lady has been coloured with DI’s which were tinted with copper Perfect Pearls Mist, instead of water, and painted on.
Bleach was added around the flourishes for depth.
The diamonds are from the harlequin mask and I have used grunge paste and then coloured it.
 And a little glitz and glamour to finish it off.

I hope I haven’t bored you too much,

but because this card was a specific brief I thought I would explain my thinking during the process.
I really did enjoy making this card
and I am very satisfied within myself for how it has turned out.

An Altered Book

The book, “A Town Like Alice”
will never be the same again….
Terry was inspired by a mixed media piece that she created after watching 
Drew’s video on altering a journal…
and so after watching it myself, I decided to have a go.
I just grabbed a really old book off the bookshelf
“A Town Like Alice”
(a top novel by the way)
knowing that I would never read it again…
and turned it into a centrepiece for my bookshelf.
The beauty of this is that I got to use up some old stock that I know I will probably never use!
Had some inky fun with Dylusional sprays!
Took myself out of my comfort zone…and it was awesome fun!!!
Like Terry, this was my first go at this, and it definitely wont be my last.
Thankyou Terry! 

Summer Days!

“Mask It”
Is the theme this fortnight at FSC
You can choose the masking technique, or stencils or mask stamps…
I have chosen the technique of masking 
which is my absolutely all-time favourite technique!
And the reason is because it can add so much depth to a piece and give the impression of more layers than there actually are…I love it!!!
So I grabbed a handful of sea themed stamps
(because it is summer here…and very balmy at the moment)
and away I went!!!

I’ve used mostly Chocolate Baroque stamps and an ocean stamp from Cherry Pie.
The new thing for me to play with this time around is
Specialty Paper from TH.
Wow…this is seriously awesome paper – and the inks blend so effortlessly on it.
I found that I needed to be careful stamping though
as the shiny paper was a little slippery.
I guess it is a lot like stamping onto acetate.
Splattering it with water was so easy too, amazing stuff!

I used archival ink for the stamping in the foreground
 and Distress inks in the background and for blending around the shells.

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 –
~ Southern Girls Challenge – Endless Summer
~ Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Favourite (theme, the sea) Favourite (technique, masking) Favourite (product, ranger inks)
~ Try It On Tuesday – Let’s Get Inky
~ Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude – Anything Goes
~ Stamps and Fun = Creativity – No Christmas Cards