Sunday, 14 June 2015

Glamour Girl

Hi everyone!

 It is a very special challenge over at FSC this time -

Welcome Everyone To FSC's 100th Posting

To celebrate our success and to say a huge thanks to each and everyone of you fashionable crafters for joining us each fortnight (many from the very first challenge) we are starting this auspicious occasion with a 'Blog Hop'.  There will be prizes on offer to go along with this weeks theme which could only be ...

'Glitz & Glamour'

Even though this will be our first Blog Hop lots of you will already be familiar with the concept.  If not here's how it works. 

All you have to do is click on the the name below and Hop to the next blog and leave them a comment. You keep hopping until you have left all the Design Team a comment.

Leaving them a comment is important as each DT member will be doing a draw from comments on their blog's for the chance for you to win their fabulous inspirational make. As well as one lucky winner receiving the €20 voucher to spend at our sponsor's store.

Below is the name of the DT member where you will Hop to and leave your comment (don't forget to leave one for me lol).  If you get lost you can always pop back to FSC and start over.

We have more news for you.
Starting from today FSC is changing to monthly.  Each challenge will now be starting on the second Sunday of the month...So now there is even more time to join in with each challenge!

And so...onto what I made for the Glitz and Glamour Challenge...

I must admit I was stuck at first because my style isn't Glitz or Glamour...and I wondered if I had any stamps that would fit the challenge! I was hunting through the stamps I own when I came across this one that I got several years ago - I think it was free with a magazine! - Just shows why us crafters never throw anything away!

I decided to make a tag and started with the tag base...I dabbed some Black Soot DI and Picket Fence DP onto a craft mat and spritzed with water then swirled the tag to get a marble effect. When dry I stamped it with text, script, music and flourish stamps in Jet black Archival ink and Pumice Stone DI.

I added Antique Linen through a Gothic style stencil to add some texture effects and then added some splatter with watered down Black Soot DI, Picket Fence DP and Tarnished Brass DS.

I covered some card with Black soot DI and then stamped some film strip stamps over them with Jet Black Archival ink and used these to begin to decorate the I was heading for a 1920's film set look....the height of glitz and glamour (in my eyes!)

 I again covered some card with Black Soot DI and stamped some pillars with Jet Black Archival ink. They had some added decoration in the form of Liquid Pearls in Platinum Pearl and Onyx Pearl.

 I added some pearl beads to one pillar

I painted a piece of card with Carbon Black Media Acrylic paint and wrote The Golden Age in white gel pen - adding swirls as well before cutting the edges of a film strip stamp and sticking them around the edge and adding a tiny bit of Onyx Pearls Liquid Pearls to each corner

 Two Art Deco style stamps were used and I painted them with a splash of Black Soot DI and Tarnished Brass DS. I then applied a large blob of Glossy Accents glue.

 The lady "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up"........was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink before being very fussy cut with an ultra sharp craft knife!! 

 I painted her skin with Tattered Rose DI and her costume was painted with Black Soot DI and Tarnished Brass DS.

 I added some jewellery accents with some Copper Pearl Liquid Pearls and a tiny pearl bead.

 A sheer white ribbon tops the 'Golden Age' tag...

 So do you like this tag? Would you like to have it?

 All you have to do is join the blog hop and hop around all the DT posts at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and you could win this tag!

 Enter this Glitz and Glamour challenge and you could be the winner of $20 to spend at Flonzcraft Stamps! And of course you could be picked as one of our Catwalk Spotlights!
  Remember we are a stamping challenge so please feature a stamped focal image on your creation.


Hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting!

Laura xxx


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  1. I just found the site with the last challenge and I love it! And the tag you created is absolutely FABULOUS!

  2. A fabulous tag to start the catwalk stroll at FSC Laura, totally glam.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. Such a lot of work on this tag! Well worth it as the details are fantastic, adding that touch of glam perfect for the theme.

  4. Beautiful tag Laura and love your choice of colours.
    Amanda x

  5. I love all details of your fabulous tag!!!!!!

  6. stunning tag - really beautiful - love this xx

  7. Fabulously elegant and glamorous tag Laura - love the blues with just that those touches of copper and pearl....stunning...Esther xx

  8. Fabulous tag, great background and very glamourous lady, think I have that stamp lurking unused somewhere!

  9. A beautiful tag Laura, the lady looks so glamorous.
    Yvonne xx

  10. ooh thais is gorgeous!! Yes it was a freebie, I have the set but I think I have only stamped it once for a Christmas card. Really like what you have done with it. Not sure if I have time to get round the blogs but love the tag! Hope you are well, haven't had time to 'hop' much at all lately. Cindy x

  11. Such great stamping with a lovely blue colour!
    I would be very honoured to win this beautiful tag.

  12. I had never heard of FSC Laura but I am in LOVE with this tag. This stamp was worth finding - it's just STUNNING... she is beautiful. The marble background is wonderful and your columns are so majestic. It just couldn't be more PERFECTLY STUNNING. Going back to look again. j.

  13. Beautiful Tag Laura, that lady is so glamourous.
    Avril x

  14. Well geeeeeee whillikers! I'm sure glad you didn't throw this stamp away because it made a STUNNING creation. Love that splattery background and the gorgeous, rich colors.

  15. Oh, Laura! So glitzy, so glamorous, so posh!! And I'm really glad to hear the FSC is going to a once a month challenge! I haven't played in one of the challenges forever!! :) :) Going to have to try to get this one on the challenge schedule!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

  16. So lovely. Really is thr roaring 20's!

  17. Hi Laura. Wow!!! There is sooo much to love about this tag...I am definitely going to give the black and white DP a go...and the stains add a gorgeous glamory touch. I love working along side you, Thanks for your friendship and all that you inspire with your creativity.
    Dot x

  18. Such beautiful stamping and wonderful use of colour too. Thanks for the great blog hop and great inspirations too xx

  19. Hi Laura, glad to find finally the time to do the blog hop and see your make in details.. This is really a FABULOUS tag, so delicately done and absolutely glamourous!!!... I LOVE your lady!!! Thanks for all the explanations and the feast for the eyes! Coco xx

  20. Awesome! I just love the stamped background and the blue tones!
    Hugs, Simone

  21. Gorgeous tag. Love the film strips and the colours. Hugz


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