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Skullduggery!

Mr Bones is at it Again
Oh this skull just keeps on giving…in so many ways!
This is the third card that I’ve made with this stamp set.
You can see the other two here and here.  It is so versatile and heaps of fun to play with.
This time he is getting the ‘smokey’ look.

This card is made in brown monochrome colours, in a CAS style.
The swirly background gives it an almost surreal atmosphere, as if he has been buried for ages.
And teamed up with the splats it’s as if he’s just been freshly dug up…
Definitely think my imagination has been influenced by too many crime shows on T.V. lol
And wonder what his story is???
Stamps used were:






Show & Tell Monthly Challenge details: http://visibleimage.co.uk/challenge 
Enjoy!

I love Paris…even in the rain!

I Love Paris…Even In The Rain

At Fashionable Stamping Challenges this month we have the theme
of Winter In Paris!

Living nowhere near Europe, and with our seasons in Australia the opposite to those in Europe,
I had to really put my thinking cap on for this challenge.
I didn’t even know whether it snows in Paris!
So, my thoughts went to what I thought Winter was ~ and any-which-way I looked at it I couldn’t escape the rain!
 So my piece for you this month has Wintry colours and rain.
The background uses purple and blue DI’s on an acrylic block that was lightly spritzed with water.
Then placed onto some white card.  
A little water flicking,
and a little bleach,
and voila, that was my background.

My writing is a little dodgy, 
but I think it suits the card just the same.

Masking is one of my favourite things to do, it adds so much depth…so
the stamping is done using masking to create layers.
Then I also used masking of the inked area to stamp some drips…to add another couple of layers!
In the end, this is a monochromatic one-layer piece.
And, even with it’s simplicity, it is one of my favourite makes for this year!
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 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 as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

I hope you enjoyed this as much as me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges~

“Things are HOT at FSC!”

Heat It Up!!!
That’s right…it’s heat gun time
And it is our last challenge for the year.  This one will run for a month so that we can all enjoy the season, friends and family.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2015!
On with the challenge ~
there are so many things that you can use your heat gun for, and
if you are like me you probably use one with just about every project that you work on, without even thinking twice about it.
I know that it is a busy time of year, but if you need a break from the maddening crowd…and feel like a little crafty play…
then this is a nice easy challenge for you!
For this challenge I have decided to make just one more chrissy card.  I was quite taken with the idea of creating a vintagey bauble that looked real…and this is what I have come up with.
Firstly, for the background I have clear embossed some snowflakes
– heat gunned it!
Then I wrinkle free distressed it
– heat gunned it!
The small bauble (with Santa) is triple clear embossed
– heat gunned it!

The Santa image was heat-set before the embossing
– heat gunned it!

And to finish off, I randomly added some silver embossing powder on the edge of the card and bauble
– heat gunned it!
I’m starting to feel a little like ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ lol.
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 the fashionettes,
 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.

Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your creation…and then just follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!

Enjoy!

  I would also like to thank you all for some pretty awesome comments left on my blog this year ~ you have given me encouragement and support in ways that I can’t explain ~ and thank you also for taking the time to follow my blog. 
 A few people have decided to move on from here so I really do appreciate those of you who have stayed.  And a big thank you to those of you who are new to my journey…
you never know what is ahead 😉
Thank you!

…and a very Merry Xmas from me and mine
to you and yours!!!

“Just a little bit Gothic”

‘Just a Little Bit Gothic’
Mum…can you please make me a card?
was the request from my eldest son this week
He has a new girlfriend and really wanted to impress her…
so my instructions were that it had to have black roses and be purple.
ummm….
so I channeled my inner goth and came up with this.
Three of my favourite stamps at the moment are in this…
The arch is from The Artist Stamper, the girl from Art Journey
and the moon from 100 Proof Press (this is new and I am loving it already!!!)
The rose I just came across in my stash and I didn’t even realise that I had it…but I quite like this one as it has good movement.
And the good news is that she loooved her card!
Bonus points for my son I think lol.
Enjoy!
I would like to enter this into the following challenge~

Anytime Is The Right Time

“Clocks”
is the new challenge at FSC this fortnight.
The stamping must be the focal point of your creation…and follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!
The theme being absolutely anything to do with clocks!
I have been inspired this time by a couple of fun ink effects that I have seen around this fortnight…
so I thought that I would combine them 
and see what they looked like.
I looove how there is always something new to try.

One is to use the stencil itself as the stamping tool.
Kind of like reverse masking I guess?  Just add water!
This looks even more effective when you blend 
some DI’s over it a little.
And the other one I had no idea how to do so I ad-libbed a little.
Again using Wendy Vecchi’s new inks…after mixing the inks on the craft sheet, instead of swiping the card through it, I scooped some up on my palette knife and applied it to the card that way.
This turned out to be a great idea as I could control
the amount of white area more.
I think this is a great idea for smaller cards.
Again, I have embraced “white areas” (scary)
and a first for me was not using any BLACK! Yikes.
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 the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,