Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sundays "Weather Forcast" at FSC is............

Hi
Well Sundays weather forcast at Fashionable Stamping Challenge is..... whatever weather you want it to be as
"WEATHER FORCAST"
is the theme for our new challenge for this coming fortnight.
Snow, wind, rain etc, at this time of the year you can probably just look out of your window for inspiration, but also check out the teams fabulous and varied interpretation of our theme Here there are some fabulous projects.
Here's mine:-

My background has been created using the shaving foam technique with a couple of blue shades of distress reinkers, the swirls I wanted were created by swirling the ink around with the end of a paint brush.
My images have been stamped onto gesso'd dictionary paper, coloured with Faber Castel big brush pens and then cut out.
Stamps used are:-
VLVS - Girl with umbrella and the sentiment.
Ryn Designs - Raindrops.


Hopefully you will pop over and join in with us. We are a stamping challenge so your project must feature rubber stamping as it's focal point.
One randomly chosen enrty will win $20 to spend in our sponsor "Flonzcrafts" online store.
Thanks as always for stopping by.
Love
Amanda X



Friday, 17 October 2014

Bugs at C4E

Hi
Todays post is my DT piece for crafts4eternity who start a new challenge every firday. I have somewhat neglected my DT responsibilities recently, thankyou for being so understanding Michelle, but am back to support this weeks challenge the theme is:-
"BUGS"
You can make any type of project, using any type of medium as long as it follows the theme, so show us your butterflies, bees,worms or any other insect that falls under the catagory of a bug!!
 
I have gone for "BEE" using Dina Wakleys "Scribbly Incects"
 
 
I have gone for a mixed media background using:-
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints - Lemon,magenta,white,turquoise & tangerine, applied with an old bank card.
Dylusion Spray - Pure Sunshine
Dina Wakley - Textures
Bits of old mesh panel painted with black gesso,  hand drawn circles,
washi tape and finally my first ever hand carved stamp which is the chevron (bottom left)
 
 
The bee has been stamped onto gesso'd dictionary paper and coloured with the same acrylic paints, to add some dimension I have gone round it with a black Portfolio oil pastel and just smudged the outline with the best tool we all own, a finger!!
why not pop over Here and get Bugged! with us.
One randomly drawn winner will win the chance to choose 4 images from our generous sponsor this week "Sassy Studio Designs"
Thankyou for visiting
Love
Amanda X


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Using up more backgrounds

Hi
Just a quick post from me this morning as I really should be doing other things. I've had a week off and although I have had a lovely play in my craftroom other things are piling up, so once Ive posted this I am off to tackle the ironing!!!!!!
Following yesterdays post here is another background that I have I have made into a quick card, I have also inked up another Stampotique stamp that hadn't felt the feel feel of ink on it.
This time I have used "Uncle Buck"
 
My background is a piece of mixed media card that I had used to mop up brusho from my craft mat.
Background stamp is "K7" - Carabelle Studio
Sentiment has been created using my Dymo gun.
Thanks for stopping by off now to do the ironing, Yawn!!!
Love
Amanda X


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sorting through my Backgrounds - 2nd post today

Hi
This is my 2nd post today, following my latest GDT post for Stampotique, and I'm having a me day finishing off a few DT pieces and some I should be starting. I invariably get side tracked and today has been no exeception. I decided to sort through all my created backgrounds and sort them into techniques ie gelli prints,brusho's, dylusions etc and have sorted them, by type, into drawers so I can find things faster (well that's the idea).
One of those backgrounds caught my eye and I just made a quickly stamped card using it.
 
 
This background has been created using Dylusions and Perfect pearl mist pewter on gloss card using the cling film technique. I am not a great lover of gloss card but it gives a fabulous finish using this technique, the fabulous shimmer unfortunately doesn't show on the photo.
Both stamps are Dina Wakley - Lonley Girl
and
Sentiment - from Handwritten Quotes set.
Here is the little corner of my craftroom that I have put my drawers, so they are at hand I have put them right next to my desk with my other much used items.
 
Thanks for visiting especially if it's your 2nd visit of the day.
Love
Amanda X

Pink,Purple & Black at Stampotique - 3rd GDT Week

Hi everyone
This month feels like it is rushing by as I am now posting my 3rd GDT piece of October for Stampotique designers challenge blog, this is going to be all over far too quickly :-(
This week see's the theme being chosen by Carol and she has gone for a colour challenge, thoses colours being pink,purple and black.
This has given me the chance to ink up my newly acquired stamp
"Leopard Queen"
she is sooooo sassy I think she deserves this colour treatment.

Stampotique Leopard Queen
My background started off by getting an alcohol ink and water dipped treatment.
Then texture paste coloured with pink acrylic paint applied through a large dot stencil.
There are ribbon strips stitched on, black braid and finally black acrylic paint through tiny dot stencil.
The image has been coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
and the sentiment written by myself and PC generated.

 
Why not pop over and have a look at what Carol and the rest of this fabulous design team have created, they are as awesome as ever HERE/
even better come and play along with everyone, you dont have to use Stampotique stamps and 2 lucky people will be randomly drawn out at the end of the month and will win $30 to spend in the Stampotique site.
Hopefully see you over there and thanks for visiting
love
Amanda X
 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

DOG!

Hi
Yesterday there was a blog hop from the Roc Nicholas design team and their challenge was to use Roc Nicholas "Dog" stamp from Stampotique, you can follow the hop from HERE .
I've had this stamp a while but until today hadn't inked it up, that changed following the inspiration of the DT team. So here is my piece inspired by Roc's wonderful DT.
 
Starting with a very faint gelli print as my background my card is based around the "Three wise monkeys" quote "See no evil,hear no evil,speak no evil" but with a twist!!
 
 
other stamps used for my background are from Tim Holtz - Classics 6
and sentiment is from Clarity Stamps.
Thanks for the inspiration girls.
thanks for visiting
and see you soon, need to go and shower and get ready now as I'm off out for sunday lunch today, catch up with some fabulous friends.
Hope you havea lovely sunday.
Love Amanda X
 
 


Saturday, 11 October 2014

Thinking of You

Hi Everyone
Hope you all all enjoying a lovely weekend.
I thought I would just share a card I made a few days ago. The last month has been a very sad time for my family so this is just a card that I sent to my dad.
Using again my brusho's and this time I have tried to create a landscape feel to the look by draging the cardstock through the 3 colours.
 
 
 
The Windmill is a creative expression stamp that I pinched from my mum, I just wanted the set for this windmill. I then removed the background colour from it with bleach and then recoloured using distress ink. The birds are a Tim Holtz stamp and the sentiment is a Clarity stamp.
Thanks for visiting and hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Love
Amanda X

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

2nd GDT week at Stampotique

Hi
today is the start of the new weekly challenge at stampotique Designers Challenge.
This weeks challenge has been chosen by the lovely Corrie and she challenges us to use "book text" on our projects. I love using the pages of books, and inparticular dictionary pages to add to my projects and often tear out a page, add a light covering of gesso, and then stamp my images on it. I love the fact that it gives a great surface to colour on. So that's what I have done for my GDT piece this week.
Starting with a brusho background I stamped "Winter" and "Unleash Yourself" onto gesso covered dictionary paper. I then coloured them with grey shades of Spectrum Noir Pencils. The "Wear Grey" I have drawn freehand in the same style of lettering as the main sentiment stamps.
Some machine stitching in grey, randomly around the edge with the end threads left on, finishes off my card.
Please visit HERE/ to see the fabulous pieces from the design team and hopefully you feel inspired to join in with us all this week. You don't have to use Stampotique stamps but you must follow the theme. Your entry will be included in the end of the month draw where 2 lucky people will win a $30 voucher to spend at Stampotique.
Thanks for stopping by
see you soon
Love
Amanda X


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Anything Goes at FSC

Hi
Time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
and for this coming fortnight our challenge is
ANYTHING GOES
 
I have used the following stamps from Carabelle Studios's
Texture Chevron & Quadrillage XXL (partial stamp of this very large stamp)
leafs
I heart washi tape
Coccinelle
and sentiment from French Lily background which has been embossed in white.
The background has been created using my best friend of the moment Brusho's
Touches of washi tape and machine stitching finish this piece off.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Here you can see the dimension I have created by
cutting out the stamped leaves and Coccinelle and mounting on using pinflair.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pop over HERE and see the fabulous projects the rest of the DT have created, loads of inspiration.
Just a quick reminder that we are a stamping challenge site so rubber stamping should be the main focus of your project, other than that you can create whatever type of project you like.
Remember one lucky entry will win a $20 voucher to spend at the Flonzcraft store, our lovely sponsor.
So what are you waiting for, it's Anything Goes fortnight so hope to see you over there.
Thanks for visiting and see you soon
Love
Amanda X
 
 


Friday, 3 October 2014

Just can't put these Brusho's down

Hi Everyone
I am still playing with Brusho's, can't seem to put them down at the moment, they are just so addictive. The other night I decided to have a play to see if I could get some different effects. I sprinkled brusho's onto my craft mat and gave them a gentle spray of water and then quickly dragged my paper through the lot, from left to right. The ammount of water you add dictates how thin that you get the drag marks, and that bit is a bit touch and go. I left them to dry over night and popped them in my "come back to it later" drawer. Tonight I came back to them and have turned 3 of them into 3 quick cards by just adding some achival inked stamped images.
 
and individually
 
Just using one image "Banksy girl with umbrella" - Viva Las Vegastamps
Sentiment is from Dina Wakley - Handwritten Quotes
 
Again just one stamp Lost Coast Desgins - Bird
and another Dina Wakley quote from her Handwritten set
 
and finally
 
stamps are all from Art Journey and sentiment is a Tim Holtz remnant rub.
I have punched out the butterflies from an offcut of the card.
Hopefully you are not too fed up with my Brusho cards.
Thanks, as always, for popping by and please feel free to let me know what you think.
See you all soon and have a lovely weekend
Love
Amanda X
 


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Guest Designer for October at Stampotique

Hi everyone
Well following on from my post yesterday, and my parting teaser, I can now share that I have been invited to be October's guest designer for the weekly stampotique designers challenge, and even better October has 5 wednesday's in it.........  I am absolutely delighted (understatement) to join this super talented DT for the second time this year with another opportunity to showcase their fabulous stamps (the 1st being as March guest designer).
Kim starts the month off with her chosen theme
"MASCULINE"
I have started the month off with doing something completly different than I would normally do and created this key ring.
 
I have stamped the following male characters onto clear shrink plastic with black stazon:-
Twinkie
Hunk
Smile
Rocky
then on the other side have coloured them in using promarkers. I then cut them out leaving some on top which I then punched a hole through with my crop a dile, so I could put a jump ring through them. I then heated with a heatgun and watched then shrink. I then typed my words onto shrink plastic using Stampotique Type Alphabet and then cut the words into little tags.
Please pop over to the blog Here and see the amazing creations of the DT.
It would be great if you came and played along and you don't have to use Stampotique stamps to join in.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Always read the small print

Hi
I love this hobby, it allows you to just escape from the world, if only momentary!
Anyway I am still in Brusho mode, these little crystals seem to be taking over the world at the moment, everywhere you look someone is making something fabulous with them.
So here is my latest brusho make, with my favourite colour, grey, I love how it has other bits of colour in it.:-
 
 
as my title suggests always read the small print
 
 
Not as bad as it first appears, lol.
These stamps by Lil'inker Designs were featured in Octobers
"Craft Stamper" magazine and I thought they were a bit of fun.
Other stamps are:-
Paperartsy - HP1208
and
Viva Las Vegastamps - Banksy Cop giving Finger.
Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it, please feel free to comment and then I can pop over and see you.
Love
Amanda X
PS. I'll be back tomorrow with some exciting news (well exciting for me!!)