Spring is in the Air at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight. 
It was a tad difficult to get my head around this one as we are now in Autumn here and all the flowers my are drooping and leaves are falling….heaps!

Springtime…blue skies, butterflies and flowers all pop into my head and are my inspiration for this challenge.
The background is a mixture of DI, ivy stamped onto tissue paper and glued on, stenciling with white acrylic ~ are all techniques used for the background
So just a muck-around piece really…and I just kept going until I was happy with the shades (I really wanted the blue to be almost white in the middle).
The butterflies and blooms are fussy cut…
-and the blooms inked with DI, raised on mounting foam and glossy accents and beads were added to finish them off.
Oh, and the leaves are hand made, punched and DI’d and scrunched etc…
My goal was “freshness” and “new life” so I hope that I have achieved that.
I seem to be really getting into the experimenting side of stamping and having so much fun with the inks this year.  A new phase for me I think, and soooo much more fun! In a very different kind of way.

Welcome to the new members this fortnight, it is fantastic to have you aboard.

Just a reminder that FSC have had to start their followers list all over again, so if you get a chance you will need to sign up again…it was a blogger thing!
Pop on by anyway and check out the awesomeness of the Design Team!
They are truly amazing.  They have created some very refreshing designs.