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“Secret Love”

Secret Love

I was asked, for the first time ever, to be a guest designer by
They surprised me with an email inviting me to be their GD
for the texture challenge (with a twist of glimmer/shine).
I gave this serious thought…like for 2 seconds…
then jumped at it with both feet!!!
I am really loving the texture of corrugated card at the moment and this time 
after covering it in tissue tape I gave it a light gesso wash…
I will definitely be doing this again as it makes a gorgeous background.
Then some torn and ripped papers, 
embossing and grunge paste make up the rest of the texture.
There is a little ink on the papers but I liked the way the colours played off each other,
so I haven’t added a lot.

The glimmer is on the heart, the beads, metal and rhinestones.
The heart is made up of an image stamped onto tissue paper and glued on,
embossed on one side with glossy accent highlights
and pearl glimmer mist sprayed over the top.
I just thought I would add this pic to show the glimmer on the heart piece.
Pop on over to the C2CU blog and be inspired by this months challenge –
the team have some awesome inspiration to share!
It is such an honour to be involved
and I thank the team for the opportunity to do something different.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges…

“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 ~

For Julia…with thanks!

A couple of weeks ago I went to a political afternoon at a friend’s house…
to meet the new local representative for Labor
as a lead up to an election that will take place later this year.
I don’t want to bore you with politics, however a little background is necessary.
In a nutshell……..3 days prior to this function, our PM (Julia),
 representing the Labor Party in Australia,
called an internal caucus meeting to decide on the party’s leader, and to end internal bickering.
The deal was that whoever lost was to leave politics.
So, as a result, Julia is no longer leading our country…and is leaving altogether.
On arriving at the function I was asked if I would design and make a card that would show our gratitude for all that she accomplished during her time as PM.
As a way of saying “thankyou”
So I said yes! Ok! It would be my honour!
Then I panicked!
Got excited…
Got scared…

I skyped Shirley in Ireland…swore heaps and said what do I do???
Her advice was to make a list of words to describe her and go from there.
And that is exactly what I did.
The common thread was her passion
~ so hearts represent the passion.
Pioneering leadership for women and copping so much flack on a sexist basis
~ that is the woman, representing suffragettes.
Her femininity
~ that is the pink and burgundy.
Her love for Australia
~ is the flowering gums
Her strength of character and nerves of steal
~ are the diamonds.
And I have left an opening to the right
~ which represents a passageway to whatever future she chooses to have.

The main stamps are from Australian companies
~ Darkroom Door for the words 
~  flowering gums from Kaszazz
~ and the lady is from Crafty Individuals 
(because Julia was born in Wales I think something from the UK is quite fitting)

 All the flowering gums are cut out and raised to add movement and life to the leaves.
The lady has been coloured with DI’s which were tinted with copper Perfect Pearls Mist, instead of water, and painted on.
Bleach was added around the flourishes for depth.
The diamonds are from the harlequin mask and I have used grunge paste and then coloured it.
 And a little glitz and glamour to finish it off.

I hope I haven’t bored you too much,

but because this card was a specific brief I thought I would explain my thinking during the process.
I really did enjoy making this card
and I am very satisfied within myself for how it has turned out.

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…

“Vintage” at VSC

“Boudoir Belle” 
Vintage is old-world, pretty and feminine – and nothing says it more than a belle!
This month we would love to see some vintage cards at
Vintage Stamping Challenges,
maybe even using some of your new stash if you like.

Vintage is sooo much fun and can be many things, 
so I went for sexy, in an old-fashioned way!
I’ve had this stamp a little while but haven’t had the courage to use her…
until now. And I thought she would be perfect for this challenge.

Flonz craft has some gorgeous vintage stamps to choose from,
 and I have used the Girl Reclining On Couch as my main image.
The new stash that I have used is a selection of Graphic 45 papers
that arrived just before xmas…
so I decided to try and create a boudoir scene!

The girls have gone all out to inspire you this month
with some incredible vintage inspiration!

Flonzcraft is generously offering $20 to spend at their online store,
along with the Highly Desirable pics
and Flonz himself (Leo) pics his favourite too!
So please come join in the fun of vintage
and see what you can create.
I am entering this into the following challenges