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Carefree Days!

“Build It Up”
Using at least three stamps!
is the challenge this fortnight at FSC
The watercolour background, butterflies and casual image
give me the feeling of carefree and innocent summer days!
So if you are going through some rough weather right about now…
I hope this helps you think of what is on its way soon…
Wendy Vecchi was demo-ing the most gorgeous backgrounds at CHA
~ and I  just had to give it a go…
Ok, so maybe I don’t quite have the new re-inkers (yet!)
and had to work out what the Australian version of what rubbing alcohol was…
but where there is a will there is a way!!!

My logic behind this background goes a little like this ~
I have no re-inkers…but what do we use re-inkers for?
For re-inking stamp pads with, of course!
So I swiped a little colour direct from the ink pad!
Next – rubbing alcohol!
I had no idea what this was, so friends on fb came up with 
an antiseptic called “Isocol”
which I found in the health section of the supermarket (near the band aids).
I am totally in love with this technique!!!
My tip is to follow the video as when I tried short cuts it just didn’t work.
But the end results are just beautiful.
The main image is stamped…the kids masked 
and then the background inked and flicked with water.
The image is torn, and then I added a little bleach in some sections to tone down the colour and bring the white out to the edge.
The main image is a new one that I got from Art Journey called Precious Moments 
and the words are from a set called Nature Flowers
The butterflies are from a set called Just Butterflies from Chocolate Baroque.
A little flicking of gesso, some TH tape around the edge, a little freehand doodling for a border
 and there you have it.
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.
Enjoy!

Hearts & Flowers

This fortnight at FSC we have “Hearts and Flowers”
as our theme.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
But seeing as I am single, with no one to send a card too,
I thought I would make a card for mum for Mother’s Day? A bit sad isn’t it! lol
I don’t mind being single, I like my independence, but sometimes it just sucks.
So…if you know any single, good looking guys who know how to treat a lady just right
~ just send them here…down the bottom of Australia!

I had so much fun making this card…

perhaps I could make some words later on and add them in a journaling  style.
There are soooo many occasions that hearts and flowers
could be used for so create to your hearts content…and please join in on our fun.
This is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque which I have been waiting to use
at just the right time…I saw it ages ago and just loved it!
~ and it seemed perfect for this challenge.
The style of this card is as a one-layer card…my favourite!
The heart was stamped first, then masked off before doing the background.
The background is done in the ombre technique using
Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany DI’s.
I really wanted to leave some white space on my card this time
 and I thought the heart was the perfect stamp for this.
The rose is masked and coloured with distress inks.
Everything is masked off again so that I could do the wrinkle free technique 
and add some crackle stamping onto the background.
For the words within the heart I needed to create a negative mask of the heart 
and add some small print.
Oh…and a little freehand squiggling around the edges to add a border.

It is hard to believe that 3 years ago I started blogging!
There have been so many twists and turns and opportunities
– beyond anything that I could ever have imagined!
And still there is so much to learn lol…
A HUGE thankyou to all my blogging buddies and  those that give
so willingly in everyway…

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.

Enjoy!