Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Fashionable Stamping - New Blog

It seems there are new challenge blogs sprouting up like mushrooms but this is one I have signed on as a follower and will be entering their challenges on a regular basis. The Fashionable Stamping Challenges will be perfect for my stamping. I wish the group every success, though I know they will be a very popular challenge blog. For my first entry in their first challenge,  Anything Goes, I have made a small 4" square easel card, A little cheat on the base, for it is from the new La Pashe build a Blossom sheets. However, the easel section is 100% staming techniques. I started by  heat embossing text which covered the square. Then coloured the background with Fired Brick red Distress inks, so I had a resist technique. I then stamped the lovely lady and swirls, from La Blanche stamps, using Tuxedo Black. all was then dried with a heat tool. The card was covered with newspaper and ironed carefully checking as I went, until all of the embossed was ironed off, leaving a batik effect. The writing is still there behind all of the stamping giving a very effective background.
I am also entering this card into the Sugar Creek Hollow Make you own Background challenge, another beautiful challenge site.


  1. Oooo Cazro I adore your work and this is soo pretty. Isn't she just adorable and what lovely techniques you have used on this easel project. Have to try the newspaper and ironing sounds like fun.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping and entering into our very first challenge.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  2. So glad you decided to enter our first challenge Caz.
    The colours look fabulous and love the batik effect too. Gorgeous flower embellishment as well.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Stunning card - off to look at the new challenge blog now - thanks for linking it

  4. Gorgeous card Caz, will go look at this new one. Yvonne x

  5. Love, love, love your card, Caz! The colours are so elegant and your exquisite stamping just knock my socks off! ;)

    Lovely to "see" you again and thank you so much for joining in for our very first Fashionable Stamping Challenge!

    Joanna x

  6. Really lovely card - great technique too - Jacqueline xx

  7. Hi Caz what a wonderful creation. I love the whole vintage effect you have created and fabulous techniques too.
    Thanks for being part of the new Stampettes 'Fashionable Stamping Challenges' and entering our very first one.
    luv and hugs (brenda} xoxox

  8. Lovely card gorgeous images. XOXO Zoe

  9. Wow Caz, what a gorgeous card! I just love the stamps you've used and that flower is fab
    Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Claire xx

  10. love your flower and card too.

    Babs x

  11. Gorgeous classy card! Love the image! Great design!

  12. oh my, what an absolutely stunning card...I love your bg and the easel is one of my favorite techniques. Just beautiful....So glad you could join us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    Patti SCH/DT

  13. Beautiful card! And in my favorite color, red!
    :) Great job!