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Raspberry, Choc and Cream…

 It’s a colour challenge at FSC this fortnight!

Raspberry – Chocolate – Cream

(Yummm…sounds like ice-cream doesn’t it)
Which is perfect for our weather down south at the moment. 
It is a scorcher today ~ so Neapolitan  ice cream sounds soooo good!

It has been great to have the time to play with some new stamps and create a collage.
When I added the harlequin stencil I noticed how it makes the face come forward…
that was unexpected, but I quite like it.
I have added some raspberry DI to the stencil and to the butterflies.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful xmas followed by a relaxing few days…
I know that my thoughts are definitely on exercise now 
~ ummm…but I think I need to do more than just think about 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.


Post Cards From Afar!

It is Mail Art Time 
at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!
This challenge is open to all sorts of interpretations from
postcards/stamps/envelopes and letters…
as long as it is mail inspired, is stamped, then it qualifies.

Like most of you, I have seen some wonderful pieces of mailart in blogland,
so it was awesome to finally give it a go!
This is a new style for me…but oh soooo much fun.
 I didn’t have to worry about having to embellish this time around, just stamping and inking
and layers.
The main postcards are on shiny cardstock, inked (because it goes on so well)
and flicked with water.  As I was only playing around, I decided to color the splats with some of the blue ink.
The main colours are blue and green with the background paper inked and stamped in browns.
The stamps used are a mix from Crafty Individuals, Flonzcraft and some posted to me from a friend…
only because I was a little short on stamps for this challenge.
 It is muchly appreciated.
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 into the following challenges…

FSC goes all Sentimental…

is the new challenge at FSC this fortnight.
I have chosen a sentimental journey for my piece,
however you can of course use a sentiment/sayings if you  like.
We have the wonderfully talented  Suzanne from Suzanne’s Papercrafting joining us as a GD
so please pop on over and check out her work and leave a little love.

My thoughts on this went back to the olden days in the country with many days at my nana’s house
 playing with cousins, 
collecting chook eggs, 
playing family cricket games in the back paddock
and the family feasts!
I am from a small country town where we made our own fun
and enjoyed the wide open spaces… 
– the whole town was our backyard!
It is a time long since gone, but the memories are treasures.

This piece is a collage of different elements from those days
and has been made to be touched, with lots of bits and pieces.
The main image is a Crafty Individual’s stamp
stamped in archival ink on specialty paper as I wanted to have a strong back and white image
with muted sepia tones and a little pop of colour added as a backdrop to represent the past.
This is vintage in style, though it is very different to how I would usually do it.
 I enjoyed the journey
 and hope that you will come along and play with us this fortnight.
The stampettes have once again come up with some great inspiration to tempt you into playing along…
and 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.
I am entering this piece into the following challenges ~

~ Diva’s By Design – Butterflies and Birds (I have a butterflu and a chook!)
~ Clear It Out Challenge – Anything Goes…and buttons
~ Paulaholifieldcrafts – Anything Goes
~ The Artistic Stamper – Texture
~ Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes