Good morning folks, how's your weekend going? Its awful weather here (just for a change) so its a good excuse to bunker up in the warm and do some crafting. Today is an exciting day for us all at Fashionable Stamping Challenges as we've got a brand new site so don't forget to update your bookmarks! We've also got a brand new sponsor, the lovely Leo from Flonzcraft has a generous prize up for grabs so pop over to the challenge blog and find out all the details. The theme for our new challenge is 'Swirls', chosen my my talented teamie Shirley so ink up your stamps and join us on the catwalk!
I started off my covering a canvas board with one of the gorgeous 'Love Letters' paper downloads from Chocolate Baroque. Next I used Stampendous stamps on tissue paper, Deco Lady and swirls from one of the Stampendous clear stamp sets. I also stamped the lady on Neenah card, coloured her with promarkers and cut her out; layering all the elements up with Maimeri Glossy gel medium. I've added a twiddleybitz butterfly flourish, painted with crackle paint and with a pen nib added for the body (a right bargain from the Fruit Pixie, i think they were 5 for a pound!!) Here's a better pic of the detail
And here's a pic of the Deco Lady, shes a really lovely stamp to colour but a bit of a headache to cut out those curls lol.
To finish off i've added ribbon, lace, faux pearls and a metal filigree corner from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Colour me creative: anything goes with bugs/reptiles or butterflies
Crafty Sentiments: pretty in pink
Creative Card crew: ribbon
Happy Campers: Butterfly
Hotshot Crafts: anything but a card
Kaboodle Doodles: anything but a card
Loves rubber stamps: anything goes
Passion for Promarkers: One for the ladies
Stampin for the Weekend: Lace
Happy Mothers Day to all you Mums out there, my son is cooking Sunday lunch for us today so it will be bliss to escape kitchen duties.
Thanks for visiting today, and for your kind comments, they always make my day