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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!

Classic Visible Image

It’s in the Eyes

It is my turn over at Visible Image…and I couldn’t resist playing with the Vision INKognito set!

This eye has had me transfixed for sooo long.  
The challenge for me was to show it a little differently. 
The girls on the Visible Image team have inspired me to go that bit brighter…occasionally.

The colours for the background are made using Ultramarine brushos. 
I only got this colour because the store was out of the turquoise one (which I really, really wanted…and still do!)
However, I discovered that it disperses into purple and blues!!! 
I looove how it does that!
…and the blue becomes a bright sky blue when you add a little bleach.  So I ended up with my turquoise shades anyway!
Sometimes with the other colours the bleach leaves white splotches, but for some reason (must be a science behind it) not with this one.
After experimenting at the kitchen table I have made a few discoveries ~
 Less is more!!! 
Less is more!!!
Less is more!!!
You can blot it with paper toweling at any time to stop the blending process, which can lighten the intense colour, or…whenever you want to stop the process and keep the colour – then hit it with the heat gun.  So…you have choices.
And the colours are amazing!

The eyes were done with Inktense pencils in colours to match the brushos.
And I touched up the background with a little Wilted Violet DI, taking to the top and bottom corners and to blend out the blues and purples of the Ultramarine.

The stamps used were:
Vision INKcognito set and Ink Splats.  Both awesome stamp sets!

Visible Image social media links:

Enjoy!

Butterflies

Butterflies
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!

Enjoy!

“Sparkle In The Rain”

Sparkle In The Rain
is one of the new gorgeous stamp sets put out by Visible Image.
It is a beautiful silhouette!
After inking up part of the background with distress inks,
I have flicked a little bleach onto the background for more of a wintry effect.  Then flicked a little Distress ink in the white area to bring it all together.
And of course a little doodling just for fun!
The stamps used are ~
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