Red, Black and Brown
is the new theme this fortnight at FSC
Have you ever just really liked an stamp and then when you
get it you never quite know what to do with it?
That is how it was with my diamond stamp from
Stampers Anonymous!
Although I had seen Paula do some amazing pieces with it,
and I just had to have it!!!!
…I still had no idea what to do with it.

 I eventually decided to mask my lady stamp (an old fav of mine)
and then use the diamond stamp behind her.
The overall idea was to keep things neutral
with a pop of red…and just a hint of brown.
So the odd flower (not all),
are tinged with red aqua crayons
and a slash of brown on the lady’s hat.

The pink bit through the middle is just an area masked off with torn paper
that has been inked with spun sugar DI and edged with barn door.

The outer bits are coloured with London Fog Memento and black DI.
With a little grey crackle stamping.

The special effect this time around
 is the use of a charcoal pencil
on the stenciled diamonds, which are done in texture paste.
The have been smudged with the pencil
so that they are in different shades of grey
(oh, I guess it is my version of 50 Shades of Grey lol)

Marina at Cottage Crafts is offering an online voucher to her store for the winner,
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…

A huge thankyou and welcome to some new followers, I hope you enjoy my journey!


I am entering this card into the following challenges ~
~ Addicted to Stamps and More – Vintage
~ Anything Goes Challenge Blog – Vintage/Shabby Chic 
~ Flourishes Timeless Tuesday – I’m Seeing Red! 
~ Happy Campers Craft Collective – Favourite Stamp: my lady stamp:) 
~ Crafts 4 Eternity – Very Vintage