“Anything Goes”
is the challenge this fortnight at FSC
which means you can just follow your heart and create 
anything that comes to mind.
For me…it is the drawing to an end of summer,
and for those of you up North ~ the sun is hopefully starting to pop through.
With promises of good things to come.
For me, this is a very relaxed style of card after what has been a very hectic few months.

My card is once again playing with the Wendy Vecchi waterclour
style of background…
and letting the pattern created guide what I make.
What came out was a contrast between a 
vintage style beach scene on one side…
and a light and airy, freer style of the other side represented with the flying gulls.
This is a one layer card using the ripping technique, stenciling  
and lots of masking.
And a little bleach on the water and the gulls to add some white.
The other thing that I have been up to lately,
and has been taking up a lot of my crafting time, is whaleboat rowing! 
Our boats have 5 rowers and 1 sweep which is a little different to the American style
 which has 10 people on the boat.
The Australian Whaleboat Championships were held over in Warrnambool last weekend.
I rowed for the women’s team and “swept” (steered) for the mixed team.
And both teams won!!!
After nearly 2 months of training and a big weekend
I ended up totally stuffed and washed out…and a bit sunburnt!
So I really would like to share a pic of me steering the whaleboat,
I hope you don’t mind…
 Turning the boat and looking for the finish line.

And me with 2 medals ~ just before I fell in an absolute heap!
Back to business!!!
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on our 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.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges…