Sunday 11 January 2015

Something New at Fashionable Stamping

Hi - it's our time for our first challenge of 2015 over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and it happens to be my turn to choose the theme. I went with something nice and easy for the New Year  - 'Something New'. Now this could be a creation with a New theme or something made using new stash...or maybe even trying a new technique, the choice is yours. I've started a new project as part of a Facebook group and needed a sketch book to keep techniques and ideas in - and of course it needed decorating.  
I started with a Gelli Plate print, added texture with some grunge paste through a stencil, stamping and distress inks and a strip of Tissue tape down the spine edge.
The central panel was created using new stamps (Artistic Stamper) and a new technique - wax crayon resist. Crayon was drawn around the stamped words before applying  distress inks. I'm going to b using/handling this notebook a lot so left embellishments to a minimum with just a key in the corner to add some interest. 

As always my fellow FSC teamies have created some beautiful works of art so please head over and check them out. I hope you feel inspired to join our challenge - Don't forget we are a stamping challenge and we especially need to see that the stamping is the focal point on the project and that this must follow the format of the theme. NO Digi stamps please, but digi downloads are ok to enhance your project. Our sponsor is Flonzcraft and the winner chosen at random will receive a voucher for $20 - we also give special mention to our top 3.

I'm also sharing my book cover over on the following challenges - 

Happy Crafting...Esther xx


  1. Love your sketchbook it's a fab cover. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It challenge. Elizabeth x

  2. Great book cover Esther, the Geli plate gives a great effect.
    Avril xx

  3. Beautiful artwork Esther, gorgeous warm colours and that gelli background is fab
    Claire xx

  4. Fabulous transformation Esther, love the colours you've chosen all starting from your wonderful gelli print.
    Amanda x

  5. Beautiful card, love the colour scheme and the artwork with your gelli print. Thank you for joining us at Craft Stamper this month in the TIMI challenge, good luck. xx

  6. Nicely done! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  7. Fab cover for your sketch book .... thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  8. This is beautiful Ester, I love your Gelli print image, but I'm still managing to resist buying one (I am weakening a little bit now thought lol) I love white crayon, it really makes things pop doesn't it! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  9. Happy New Year Esther and what a start to FSC. Love your sketch book cover and the gorgeous colours you chose,

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  10. Fantastic cover for your sketch happy you joined in at Craft Stampers Take it, Make it challenge xoxo

  11. Gorgeous! and thank you for using our stamps too :)Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative challenge this month :)


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