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“Vintage Girl”

“Anything Goes”
is the new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges this month.
Everyone loves an anything goes challenge! I sure do.
For this one I made a card with lots of ink and one of my 
all-time favourite Flonz stamps.
The background is the wrinkle-free technique using distress inks,
which was stamped with the Japanese blossom stamp, with a little bleach added to white out the blossom.
Some over-stamping using writing and crackles…
a little embossing which was sanded and inked up…
and a heart stencil placed behind the girl were all used to make this main panel.
Some layers, distressing, ribbon and lace finished it all off.
The one thing that I absolutely love about VSC 
is that I get to play at “pretty” and vintage cards. 
You don’t have to do this though, 
to join in you just have to have fun
and do what ever you like this time around.
I hope you take the time to pop over to 
and check out the amazing talent and ideas from the team.
 Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 gift voucher to the winner,
he offers an occasional spot prize
and there is always a top 3!

“Fallen Angel”

It’s all about Autumn Colours
Autumn is my favourite time of the year.
The intense heat has gone, the days are sunny and calm 
and the nights are a little cooler.
The grass stops growing, the weeds slow down and 
the nights draw in.
Everything seems at peace…
The colours of Autumn can be intense, bright, and in stark 
contrast to the slowing down of the season.
This card has the intensity of the Autumn for the background
and the softness of the sepia in the front
to give the contrast and contradiction of the season.
I really wanted to show you the background for this piece…
one, because you can’t see it when the toppers go on…
and two, because I made a mistake – can you see it?
I accidentally used the embossing folder the wrong side up on one side…
so the left-hand side is backwards, and on the right-hand side it is the right-side up.
I loooove how it turned out though
and I will definitely be making this mistake again.
When it is lightly sanded, the two halves blend into each other very subtly I think.
This is just a close up of the leaves
which have been stamped with Archival Potting Soil,
then spritzed with copper glimmer mist 
and then with heirloom gold.
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on this theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.
I would like to enter this into the following 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…

Alter It

Alter It
is the new challenge at FSC this fortnight.
You can alter anything you like, whether it be something
old or something chipboard that has been done up,
or something from around the house…
the choice is yours!
My object is a shadow box with a glass front.
It is totally inspired from Brenda at 
Butterflies and Bumblebees and a secret santa gift that I received from her this year.

My mum has been looking at Brenda’s shadow box creation on my wall
for some time and asked if I could make her one for Mother’s Day.
In this pic I have take the glass off to photgraph it so that
I could capture the colour better.
I wanted something ultra feminine for mum
I think it captures a scene from the past quite nicely.
This is just a closer pic to show the detail of the framing of the stamp.
It is layered onto a piece of torn and inked vellum.
Please pop on over to FSC and check out the awesomeness of the stampettes and leave a little love.
They are some of the most creative people I know.
Flonz has a generous $20 voucher for the winner

along with the stampettes top pics, Saturday spotlights, inspirational pieces
and the occasional guest designer who plays along with us. FSC is a busy place to be!

A Time for Thanks

Thank You!

I am having fun again with my Ladies Diary papers,
a bit of ink, Flonz Craft stamps!!!
and lots of embellies…
A new month brings a new challenge at 
And this time around it is Thankyou
 I have made something just to dangle from a door knob 
or a cupboard door for someone special. I think I will give it to one of my friends just to show they are appreciated and thought of…

The stamps that I have used are 
and a swirl from the damask floral curves set.
The colours that I inked up to go with the papers were DI’s walnut stain with aged mahogany over the top…
I really like this combination, especially with the pink background.
The background cardstock is embossed and inked, sanded and inked some more.
Then the papers have been inked and layered up before adding the main image.
 The damask floral  stamp has just been lightly sprayed with water and stamped into the ink around the Gibson lady for a mottled effect.
The final touch was the little hearts which have been punched out of brown cardstock
and covered with glossy accents.

Flonz has a generous $20 prize for one lucky entrant
which can be spent on a huge range of goodies from his on-line store.
And they are cheap…so you can get heaps of them!
The Design Team have once again come up with some
outstanding examples of how to showcase these stamps…
so please be inspired
and come join in our fun at Vintage Stamping Challenges


I am entering this card into the following challenges ~