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All About the Men.

All About the Men
is the latest challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
We are now a monthly challenge blog, so we hope you have the time to join us.
When I saw this stamp from Brett Weldele it reminded me so much of my dad.  I think it has taken me about a year to actually give in and buy it.
Dad worked for the Portland Harbour Trust, helped build the silo’s, worked on the wharves, was a diver and ended up on the tug boats.
I have so many wonderful memories as a kid; like trying on his diving gear, many hours down at the wharves checking out the boats and the most awesome xmas parties in the silo’s themselves.
He was ‘union’ through-and-through (so probably explains a lot about me lol)
Anyway, this image reminds me of him so that is the inspiration for this card…

This is a large card, inspired by some new techniques that I learnt at a scrapbook workshop recently…
Isn’t it funny how as card makers we sometimes find the scrapbooking size quite large, well, I found out that scrappers sometimes find it difficult to make cards – too small!  Go figure!!!

A close-up of some of the detail…

The medium used on this one is dylusions inks and water colours.

This pic shows some of the colouring with watercolours.  
It turned out a little rustic and left me feeling like an artist…and I loved how it turned out!

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 their creativity,
 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.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

I hope you enjoy my card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
~ Craft Stamper Challenge – Take a Stamp, Anything Goes

One Stamp, Three Ways

One Stamp, Three Ways!
I am on holidays at the moment…and sat down for a little play with ink yesterday.

A week ago I was lucky enough to be a winner in a blog-hop with Stampendous and won some gorgeous goodies…
a stamp,
a stencil
and a sanding block!

Yesterday I wanted to have a play with my new stuff,
 so I set myself a challenge while I was at it.
My challenge to myself was: 
~ to use the stamp 3 ways 
~ use green and yellow (as I don’t use them very often)
~ and use circles (a common thread to tie the cards together)

Card 1

I used Bister background.

Card 2

With an Inky background.
I used Distress Inks for the background.

Card 3

And with lots of white space and a little doodling.
I used Dylusions for the colouring.

All very simple cards and all one layer.
Quick and easy, and heaps of fun!!!


I would love to enter this set into ~

Craft Stamper Favourite Technique

Favourite Technique Challenge

Craft Stamper have a new challenge this month…

you can choose ANY technique, by ANY designer and from ANY issue of the Craft Stamper for 2014!
So that is probably well over a 100 projects to choose from.
The hard part is probably choosing one!
Then, when you enter you need to state what technique you are using, 
who the designer is 
and what issue of the magazine it is in.
And, of course…there must be stamping of some kind on your project 
~ we are a stamping magazine after all.
My choice this week is “Around the House: Clean Up”
by Birgit Koopsen in the February issue.
There were so many things that drew me to this technique…
Dylusions Inks for one
and stamping with household items, which is always heaps of fun.
The instructions were super easy to follow.
I added some extra Dylusions ink to the background by using the dropper to add lines of colour.
When this ink is dry, you can add other colours on top and they take on a life of their own…
the effects are amazing!
The household items that I used were all from my bathroom: a bath plug, a lipstick lid, an eye-liner lid and a shower scrunchy thingy.
And an old out-dated credit card to add the white accents at the end.
The main image is a brand new stamp by Inkadinkadoo…
and I thought it was appropriate because it is a flower in a bottle 
(it kind of fits the re-cycling theme).

The girls have come up with some amazing inspiration for you to check out 
so please follow the links on the Craft Stamper to see the fun they have had.
There is also some great ideas out in the August issue of the magazine – with awesome prizes to be won!
PLUS:  The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work and choose their top 3…a The nd the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
AND: the Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

Tag It….

Hi, it’s time for a new challenge at 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this fortnight it is …
All you need is a tag somewhere on your creation.
I haven’t made a tag since last time we had a tag challenge
~ challenge #4 in Sept 2011….and that was my first one!
OMG, it’s been awhile!!!!! I might have to do something about that! lol
This tag was heaps of fun to make…
but it sort of spilled out over the edge so I just added it to a card.  (I just couldn’t resist!)
It is male orientated and steampunk inspired.
My favourite part is the off-the-edge cogs.
It was sprayed with dylusional brown and black, 
spritzed with copper mist,
run through a cog embossing folder
 and distressed with a little black to make the crevices stand out more.
Some words of wisdom, a bit of ideology
a splatter of paint and a flying man is all that is needed!
I hope you have enjoyed this piece of fun.
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…

A Journey into Journalling

Is the key word for our challenge at 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fornight.
Wow…the talented Kate Crane, from the Kathryn Wheel, is our guest designer with some
wonderful inspiration to get your creative juices flowing…
Welcome Kate!
Journaling is a great way to throw a heap of exciting and fun inking techniques together and create layers so that everything pops out at you. 
My piece isn’t from an actual journal (because I don’t have one…yet)
but that didn’t stop me from have heaps of fun and inky messiness!
It is from my heart and says a little about my story,
and that is what journalling is all about…

Here is my attempt to explain the process…
Firstly, I had to choose a background colour!
I had passion in my mind, so I think reds, oranges and yellow are good for this.
Then the fun starts…
I sprayed dylusional inks, followed up with some wrinkle free inking for the background.
Out came the stencils, a little ghosting, some spraying, a little packing plastic with paints, and more ink.
Somewhere in there I made a heart stencil and masked it before the colours got too dark
so that more depth could be created. 
I wanted some stenciling behind the mask and some in front.
The stamped words were next, going from light colours to red.
I think with journalling you need to create a border, so out with my leaf stamp
and a little archival black ink.
The words are a favourite saying of mine at the moment and are hand written,
cut out, and edged with a fine liner before adding more ink.
And finally I wanted to add a chain to dangle the heart from…
so I punched out some little hearts in red and added glossy accents.
Gee, that was all a little wordy, but that is journalling isn’t it?
Leo at Flonzcraft is offering a very generous $20 voucher
to spend in his store for the winner,
and runners up and spotlights are up for grabs to!
The Fashionettes have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please pop on over to
FSC and check them all out and leave a little love…
These girls are amazing each and every time they create something!
Please be inspired and join in the fun…
I am entering this card into the following challenges ~