Sunday, 9 March 2014

Water Inspired at FSC this fortnight

It's the start of another new challenge at Fashionable stamping Challenges and for this week it was my turn to choose the theme and I chose
this can be anything related to water ie rivers,ocean,rain etc.
I picked this challenge theme as I wanted to use another new set of stamps from the fabulous new range from Brett Weldele by Stampers Anonomous, this set is called "Ship Captain". My water therefore is the ocean.
Brett Weldele - Ship Captain
My background is made up of 2 different gelli prints, but using the same acrylic paint colours, to show a difference between sea and sky, the swirls in the sea piece have been made using a catalyst tool and the clouds in the sky using bubble wrap.
My stamped images were first stamped onto gesso painted dictionary paper I love the gesso as it makes a great base for most colouring mediums and these have been coloured using a combination of faber-Castell gelato and Portfolio oil pastels the gesso allows you to really smudge the colours.whilst all images are glued flat to the paper I have used pinflair silicone glue so the captain is raised off the page.
Just for a little contrast I have stamped the 2 sayings in crimson archival ink. I have used all the stamps in the set. The checkered stamp that I have added around the edge is a Kaiser craft stamp.
We would love it if you popped over to Fashionable stamping challenge and join in with our watery theme this fortnight.
One randomly chosen winner will recieve $20to spend at Flonzcrafts
Can't wait to see you over there
Thanks for visiting and see you soon
Amanda X


  1. I love this! Fabulous composition which tells a story. Chris xxx

  2. Fabulous images, its a great vintage ocean scene.

  3. Love the color and composition of this great vintage piece, Amanda! Beautifully arranged and amazing stamps!

  4. Hi Amanda, a fabulous scene, love the background with these great images.
    Avril xx

  5. Awesome, Amanda!
    My son would LOVE this - and I do too! (he loves all sea creatures and wants to become a marine biologist ;).
    A very imaginative project! Full of story-telling! Fab stuff!

    Claudia x

  6. I've been trying to think of the movie that this reminds me of...and it is "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" - with the octopus tentacles. I looove the guy stamp - a real weathered sea-farer!!! (I think I will have to get this one lol)
    A great scene Amanda!
    Dot x

  7. Gorgeous card, I love those gelli backgrounds and those stamps are fab! Great challenge theme and I agree, your card really tells a story
    Claire xx

  8. Fabulous you have really made this a perfect theme
    love the background it works perfectly with the stamps, the stamps are cool love this one and the one with the monkey!

    Jools x

  9. Love those ocean waves, and the ship's captain - very cool!
    Alison x


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