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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Modes of Transport...........for Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Good morning!

Well, here I am with my inspiration DT piece for Fashionable Stamping Challenges and our new theme for this month "Modes of Transport".

I've gone along with the theme by using an Explorer and his hot air balloon!

I have started here with watercolour card stock and firstly stamped my explorer ((Kanban Crafts).

I then covered him with drawing gum to mask him off.

Then out with my Aqua Tints!  I swept over the page with the colours and then went for some lovely drips from the top and stamped my hot air balloon.

Here I have added some script on there, a compass and the word explore (Clarity Stamp).

Made those drips a bit deeper in colour and added the words North, East, South and West (Kanban).  Also added the trees in the distance (I think these are Inkylicious) and made some Aqua Tints run a bit so that it looked like those trees were grounded on a hill.

Painted in the explorer at this stage too.

There!  Matted and layered on some newspaper print card stock and I was done.

Please join us over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

REMEMBER - the focal point of your artwork must be rubber stamping - no digi stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.
Leanne x


  1. Your explorer is the perfect image for this months theme Leanne and the colours and other elements all compliment perfectly.

    B x

  2. Superb stamping Leanne and I love the earthy colour palette that you've used. Your explorer looks like he's definitely on a mission to have a great adventure, it's a wonderful mixture of stamps that all work in perfect harmony, great work. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  3. A great take on the theme with your Explorer and his hot air balloon Leanne. Great background with lots of interest.
    Avril xx

  4. This is a beautiful card, Leanne. Wonderful image and colours....great work!
    Hugs Carola

  5. Hi Leanne. I love the vintage feel of this, and the earthy colours give such a nostalgic atmosphere. You just know that an adventure is waiting to happen. Love this!
    Dot x

  6. Leanne, thanks for your sweet comment and I just admire this fantastic work of art. Love vintage and it's always great to see these made. I am also following you as I think I could learn a thing or two...xx ♥[aNNie]

  7. He certainly looks like a man with a purpose Leanne and nothing is going to stop him.

    The wash of blue going through the middle with the stamped trees gives everything added drama.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x