It’s Show Us Something New
at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

This could be anything new in your crafty stash
~  It could be a new to you technique, new paper, ink, images… you get the picture!
Well, this wasn’t difficult because most challenge pieces I do have something new in them!
…there is just soooo much to learn.

Many years ago I use to make cards (cut-outs and stick-ons)…at classes.
Then gave up…I didn’t last very long lol.
About 2 1/2 years ago I decided to start up again, just on my own,
~ I discovered ranger inks, blogging and online friendships,
and started exploring my own creativity.

For this challenge I have had
 some inspiration from Hels Sherridan and the buzz around blogland with UTEE,
 some technical advice from Rachael Greig
and encouragement from our illustrious leader Shirley…
And then had a little fun!
ok – LOTS of fun!!!

My baby boy turned 16 last week…
My son, Scott, has been playing guitar since he was 8
and is so talented and quick with his fingers.
He plays his heavy stuff ~ then indulges me in what I like to hear.
I love him for that.

I survived his 16th birthday sleepover by going out for tea with friends
~ and had a nice bottle of wine.
The boys at the sleepover…well, they will all recover in time! lol
Happy Birthday Scott!
This is my first go at stamping into UTEE…
Ummmm, it was not as easy as I thought it would be.
I have mixed the gold UTEE with some clear
and what this seems to do is to thin the molten mix out a little.
I found that gold on its own seemed thick.

Some tips are ~ it is easy to cut while still a little warm…
and if not, just re-heat it up with a heat gun carefully
and then cut (it worked for me).
It is very brittle when cooled!
~   Keep the stamp simple in it’s lines
(I tried the guitar stamp first and it didn’t really work )
~  And allow yourself plenty of time so that you can play heaps!!!!
The main stamp is “guitar” from Darkroom Door,
the image stamped with archival black ink
and the background is with alcohol inks.

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.

p.s…..he loved his birthdy card!