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FSC – Resist

Hi everyone and welcome to a new challenge
at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

This month we ask you to join us with a challenge using the
RESIST technique.
There are many different types of resist that you might enjoy playing with,
including embossing powders, crayons, paint, gesso, gel mediums and more.

My card uses white embossing powder.

I’ve used the Blossom Scroll stamp from Stampendous for my background.
This stamp is 6″ x 6″ and is perfect for an embossed background.

Different shades of blue distress inks
were blended over the top of the white embossing powder.
Any ink left on the EP was wiped off with a slightly damp cloth.

The butterflies are a Rubber Dance stamp called “Butterfly Trio”.
They were simply stamped onto some scrap card
that had been coloured with a contrasting distress ink
and then cut out.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different takes on this theme. Please pop on over and check out their awesome creativity, be inspired and maybe join in the fun.

Ink Art Designs is our sponsor this month (that’s my Etsy shop) and has a gorgeous stamp to give away to one lucky winner chosen by random org.

We also have a top 3 chosen by the design team and Saturday Spotlights where we showcase inspirational makes. And the icing on the cake is that each month we will be having a guest designer chosen from the entries.

Thank you for looking,
Happy Stamping!


Beautiful Butterfly with Repeat Stamping

Hi everyone,
I’m over on the Rubber Dance blog today with a fun repeat stamping tutorial using just one word that has been repeated over and over again.

Repeat stamping is something that many of us do all the time without even thinking about it.
It is always handy to know the different ways that we can use this technique.

This is a one-layer card using masks and just one word to create a card that is fun to make.
I hope you take the time to pop over to the Rubber Dance blog and check out how this was made.

Happy Stamping
Dot x



Fly Free

Fly Free

The new challenge is now up at Rubber Dance

and, being the start of the month, it’s a colour challenge.  Cream, Yellow and Pink.


My card is a play with



I’ve played with the gorgeous Butterfly Girl #2, Round In Circles, Weed Love and Antique Botanicals.

Butterfly Girl is one that has caught my eye for a long time.

A reminder that Rubber Dance will ship stamps for FREE, anywhere in the world on orders over 15 Euro!

Just enter my code: DLFreeShip at the checkout.
or, if you are in Australia, check out my Etsy shop.
You will find a whole lot of inspiration over at the Rubber Dance blog…with loads of creative ideas for you to try and to get your creative juices flowing.
Please join in the fun and be in the running for some awesome Rubber Dance stamps.
Have fun stamping!!!
Just a note to let you know that I have changed my blog from blogger to wordpress.  I’m really happy with the change but this means that there are no longer any ‘followers’ list. If you like what I do and would like to follow – I have a ‘subscribers’ option on the right side-bar.
Thank you to everyone who has followed me over the years and I hope that you subscribe for future posts.
Dot x

Beautiful Butterflies

Butterfly Beginnings
is one of the new sets from Visible Image‘s Summer release 2016.
We all love butterflies don’t we?
It was a challenge for me to think up something with butterflies on it that was just a little different.
This set has 2 different sizes, the small one fits perfectly over the Butterfly INKognito set!
If you are looking for some butterfly ideas, there are some gorgeous samples from the Visible Image team on display in the projects gallery, here.
I have had a little craze on using Distress Paint lately, so this card is nearly all done using chipped sapphire, salty ocean and brushed pewter distress paint. I love the sheen that the pewter gives…just a little hint of sparkle that is really nice.
The stamping is done with distress inks – peacock feathers and stormy sky – which kind of match the paints, giving a lovely tone-on-tone effect.
I’ve used the splattered words from the Revolution set and the diamonds from the De-stressed Background set on the background.
And part of the Visometry Set 6 (the small shape) something a little different in the background.  The fun thing with this shape is that when you turn it around it has diffent visual effects…the way I have used them here has really ‘popped’ on the background!
The butterflies are stamped and embossed on watercolour card.  A little water is added to the butterfly.  The distress paint is watered down and added to the centre of the butterfly – so that it spreads out.  Fun!!!!
Stamps used are ~

 Butterfly Beginnings


 De-Stressed Background



is our latest challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
(chosen by me this time!)

We haven’t had butterflies as a challenge for some years at FSC, and I think most people have at least one butterfly stamp!  Do you?

My card fits beautifully with International Women’s Day I think…and I have really enjoyed how women of all ages are starting to embrace this time and support each other in so many ways.
A shout out to my friend Jenny who is involved with “Around the World with 80 Artists” where a proportion of the funds go to the Malala Fund to help educate girls…well worth checking out!
The stamp that I have used is a new butterfly stamp (for me anyway) from Indigoblu called “Big Butterfly”

I  made the butterfly the way I had imagined it…and then…
I had absolutely no idea what I was going to put in the background!
That’s a first for me, it’s usually the other way around.

After cutting it out I thought that maybe I could layer it up somehow…nope…it wasn’t working for me.
~  then I thought perhaps I could create a mixed media piece with it…nope…so I walked away for a day or so, as you do.
Finally, I settled on a one-layer card as the way forward for me.
So I re-stamped the whole piece again and started over. 

The butterfly is wet embossed.
The left side of the butterfly was coloured using Inktense pencils and DI (used as a watercolour)…for a punch of brightness.
The right side, which was only half inked up, was masked and stamped with the lady in grey ink and then the face stamp in black ink.
The background colours, yellows/oranges and grey, were chosen from the main image.  
Then it was a matter of stenciling, stamping with print and Finnabair circles, splats with Color Bloom spray, inked lids for circles and some spritz and flicking with bleach.  
So I guess really it is a mixed media piece after-all.
And it didn’t quite end up as a one-layer piece…as the printed circles were cut out and stuck on…so close!
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!