Sunday, 9 October 2016

Autumn...........



Good morning!

Well, this is a bit of an announcement for me! I'm really excited to share the news that I have been requested to be part of the Fashionable Stamping Challenges design team (and I'm thrilled!).

My first design team challenge is launched today over at FSC http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com so hop over and take a look at the brilliant inspiration by all of the DT members.  The challenge this month is "trees" so go on........ show us what you can do with all those lovely Autumnal colours and stamps that you've got hidden in those drawers - or use it as an excellent excuse to order some!!!!!

OK, I took a couple of photo's along the way with this one so without further ado, lets take our journey shall we - a "design team members journey"!


OK, there was rather a lot of work to this piece of artwork but it was lovely to see it grow and progress.  I started with my usual plain piece of white card stock (good quality - I have used Sheena douglass stamping card here) and stamped the face - a favourite of mine - (stampers anonymous) not inking close to the edge of the face.  

I used some masking fluid to mask off areas of the face where I didn't want ink to land - I wanted the face to show through the branches.  I then stamped branches (Inkylicious and Visible Image) and popped the little hedgehog down at the front (he is a friend of "Fleabag" by Polyanna Pickering).


OK, don't panic, it starts to look a little out of control at this stage but I've got this - don't worry!!!!

So, I carried on building my woodland using leaves from Inkylicious, branches from Polyanna Pickering and trees again from Inkylicious.  I've stamped these trees in different shades of distress inks and stencilled in some bushes again in different distress inks for ground foliage.  I popped Mr Fox there as I thought it would be fun - (I think he may be from Clarity Stamp and their woodland creatures set).


So here we are, all drawing gum removed, I've shaded in the face and the open areas and stamped a lovely sentiment "The fox has many tricks, the hedgehog has but one, but that is the best of all" (to crawl up in a ball).

I finally added some leaves that I stamped, painted in and fussy cut around again, to make it appear that she is peeking through.

I was pleased with this one, (hope Fashionable Stamping Challenges are!!!???).

"A forest with it's woodland queen".

Thanks for stopping by and good luck for the challenge!
Leanne x




13 comments:

  1. A big welcome to the FSC team Leanne!!! I know that you will enjoy the journey that lies ahead. What a wonderful 'story' your debut piece is telling...it's a wonderful woodland scene.
    Dot x

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  2. A big welcome to the FSC team Leanne!!! I know that you will enjoy the journey that lies ahead. What a wonderful 'story' your debut piece is telling...it's a wonderful woodland scene.
    Dot x

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  3. Welcome to the FSC team Leanne and a super creation to start with.

    B x

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    1. Thank you very much Brenda!
      Leanne xx

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  4. Fabulous make Leanne so much for the eyes to feast upon. Love the quote and a huge welcome to the team.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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    1. Thank you Shirley, its great to be part of your team,
      Leanne xx

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  5. Wow Leanne, this is a fantastic start at FSC. WONDERFUL! Welcome to the FSC team.
    Hugs Carola

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  6. A very warm welcome to the team Leanne, it's lovely to have you join us all at FSC. You've done us all proud with your debut piece, it's an absolute stunner and it's so kind of you the take us all on a crafting journey. It was wonderful to see how your card progressed and the end result is absolutely outstanding. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  7. A warm welcome to the Fashionable Stamping Challenge Design Team! Your card is incredible! I cannot wait to see your work in the months to come. Best wishes, Yvonne

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  8. Welcome to FSC Leanne and with such a stunning debut piece.
    Great to see how this came together, looking forward to seeing more.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  9. Welcome to FSC Leanne and with such a stunning debut piece.
    Great to see how this came together, looking forward to seeing more.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  10. Stunning work on this exquisite design. I love every perfect detail! Thank you for your visit to my blog and the sweet words you left there.

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