Sunday, 13 July 2014

Dreaming of Summer at FSC

Hi everyone
It's time for another new fortnightly challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and our fortnightly theme is
"Dreaming of Summer"
Thankfully at the moment in the UK we don't have to do much dreaming as we are enjoying a rather warm spell and hopefully we are all making the most of it.
I have, as my DT piece for this challenge, made a summer inspired wall hanging.
I intended to make a small card (Beach huts) but it grew into this wall hanging.
I have used the following stamps:-
Crafty Individuals - Postcard CI-119 (cut the sunbathing lady out from it)
Seaside - CI-278 (several from the set)
I started with some ranger watercolour card and using the beach hut stamp coloured them with distress pens, sprayed lightly with water and then stamped them to give the watercolour effect.
Background has then been coloured using distress inks.
This was then mounted onto a blank manilla postacard aged with vintage photo DI.
Inbetween those 2 layers I coloured cheese cloth with distress stain.
This was then mounted onto a piece of corrugated card which I spread Wendy Vecchi crackle paste onto, dried and then coloured with distress stains and edged with vintage photo DI.
I added 2 eyelets to thread some twine through so it can be hung.
So if you are feeling inspired by summer please pop over and show us your project.
Remember Fashionable Stamping challenge is a challenge for stampers, so stamping should strongly feature on your project.
We are lucky to be sponsored by a fabulous company called Flonzcraft.
The winner of each challenge will receive a very generous voucher for Leo’s Store of $20.
I look forward to you joining us for this fortnights challenge
thanks for stopping by, we all love visitors
Amanda X


  1. A beautifully vintaged and designed hanging Amanda. Love it.
    Happy Sunday. hugs Brenda xx

  2. Gorgeous retro feel to this,love it!

    Donna x

  3. Such a clever vintage hanging has a great "feel"!
    Have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

  4. Stunning piece, Love the beach scenery and the lovely colors!
    Groetjes Karin

  5. Fabulous beach hanging and images, love how you said it grew from a card.

  6. Just love this, Amanda! Just where I want to be today! You just never now when you start something where you will end up, huh? ;-)

  7. wonderful summer card!!!

  8. How lovely - such a gentle vintage feel, and the corrugated cardboard makes the perfect weathered background. Beautiful stamping and shells! Yes... work - out of the blue - suddenly got very exciting... including New York!!
    Alison xx

  9. This is adorable! Makes me think that I will be sun bathing on a pier at the shore of my favourite Austrian lake soon! Yay! Your creation really spreads a wonderful feel of holidays and summer joy!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too!

    Claudia x

  10. This is gorgeous Amanda! I love the vintageness and especially the water coloured stamping. Might have to try that! keeleyxx

  11. Gorgeous project Amanda, fab stamping and I love all the layers
    Claire xx

  12. Fabulous hanging Amanda, love the vintage feel to this - and of course - a wonderful image!
    Avril xx


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