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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!

 

Dragonfly

Live in the Moment
is one of the most beautiful stamp sets from Visible Image.
There are many however I keep coming back to this one.
Other creations that I’ve made with this set can be seen here and here.
A little distressing in the background,
some alcohol ink on Yupo paper for the dragonfly,
finishing with a little doodling and a simple card comes to life.
Stamps Used Are:

Live In The Moment
De-stressed
Show & Tell Monthly Challenge details: http://visibleimage.co.uk/challenge 
Enjoy!

Sweet Sunflower

Sweet Sunflower
I thought I would share a quick card that I have made while having a crafty session with Shirley last night.
Sweet Sunflower is a gorgeous stamp from
Stampendous and I couldn’t wait to ink it up!
I wanted a longer stem for this so I stamped the leaves again and attached them up-side-down to make the sunflower taller.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way…as they say lol
While deciding whether to put words on it or not, 
and wondering what goes with a sunflower…?
I had a Monty Python moment..as you do!
And so “Always look on the brighter side of life” 
came to mind…and now it is stuck in my head lol.
I think it is a good positive message anyway.
I’ve been out of action this week with a severe foot infection from a spider bite…so it was a nice cheery way to help get over it with.  Thanks Shirley for a fun session 🙂
Stamp used:
Sweet Sunflower RS-P221 from Stampendous!

Under the Sea at FSC

Under the Sea
is the theme this month at FSC.
You can use any medium you like, in any format,
as long as it has stamping as the focal point 
and fits our theme ~ ‘under the sea’.
So this is your chance to show us your creativity!
It can be scrappin’, journaling, canvas’s, cards or altered art.
We would love to sea what you come up with 
(did you sea that pun?  I know…)
I’ve combined the Mermaid set with the Goldfish Pair from Stampendous for this make.
I had an idea of somehow making it look like the fish were circling the mermaid…it kind of worked…
Watercolor card was my substrate 
(sorry, I just wanted to use that word)
and plain old distress inks in twisted citrus and chipped sapphire were used. I think these colours work so well together.
I masked off the edges with stencil tape, worked out which order I wanted the images to be stamped in, then masked,
(fish, mermaid, clam, then the turtle)
and left the masks on while I inked the background.
A little extra ink splotched on with some plastic, and then some bleach.
Now, it is about at this time that I decided that I wanted more white space towards the top – so more bleach!
I like how it looks like the light is filtering down through the water.
The images are colored with Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.
And of course a little white gel pen, because it just isn’t finished without it.
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!

Listen to the Music…

Listen To The Music
I have been busy putting together a music themed workshop
for my local girls and came up with this as part of the set…
they are in for a surprise as I can now offer them for sale.
The girls will be happy!!!
The beauty of the Visible Image stamps is how well you can mix and match the different sets to create different looks…
everything just goes together so easily.
What I really really love about using the cassette tape 
is that you can write absolutely anything on it…
your own, personalised, title to suit whatever occassion you like.
I was toying with the idea of ‘Dot’s hits of the 60’s’???
I was having a muck-around with gelatos for the background on this,
adding some distress inks through stencils before stamping over the top.
I think the best part of this background is that you can work it as little, or as much, as you like…in whatever colours you like.
The stamps used were:
Enjoy!