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Class Christmas Wall Hanging Meets FSC

FSC is all about ‘Anything Goes’ this month which was picked by moi.

Combined this Christmas wall hanging with my Saturday class and my DT piece for FSC.   Definitely been a bit cruel to the girls this week, made them stamp and paint onto a wooden plaque, no stamping onto tissue paper or using the Misti as a cushion … they just had to go for it!!!!

Bought a few plain wooden plaques from a little craft shop in Gorey called Different Strokes Art & Craft, Sara the owner is soooo helpful everytime I pop in.


Firstly we very lightly finger spread some gesso over the edges of the wood but left the middle clear.

Created the skyline with a mixture of paints and Marvy Le Plume brush markers.  You could use any brush markers it just happens they were the first I picked up.

Because I own quite a few different makes of brush markers – Marvy Le Plume, Stampin Up, Tombo, Copics, Promarkers, Tim Holtz – to name a few – well I have been crafting a long time lol … I tend to just use whatever comes to hand first.

Very disappointed with the Tim Holtz brush markers as some have dried up plus they have very rarely been used.  Definitely a waste of money in my book and to make matters worse Stampin Up had the same problem but fair play to them they apologised and took them off the market.

The Marvy Le Plume and Tombo are the oldest of my sets (probably bought these 15/16 years ago) but they have never dried out and work every time.  Can highly recommend both of these makes.

Stamps are from Stampotique Originals called The Crew and Snowman.

Stampotique has to be my favourite quirky stamps of all time.  How terrified do those little penguins look of that snowman???


Entering the above for The Artistic Stamper Challenge – Christmas

Because FSC is an Anything Goes challenge this month you get a bonus card showing from me.  Quite a pop art looking make don’t you think?


Bought my first lot of dylusions paints whilst home, first time of using them with some Dina Wakley stamps – All The Gals and Positive Women.

Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


12 Responses to “Class Christmas Wall Hanging Meets FSC”

  1. Shirley says:

    Beautiful winter/christmas scene on the wooden plaque which would have been a fun workshop 🙂 The card with the faces is fabulous. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, xx

  2. Donna Ellis says:

    What a wonderful creation, Shirl, and it all started with a piece of wood! Love it! Hugs, de

  3. Craftyfield says:

    Wooden plaques and no tissue paper… sounds like an episode of “extreme stamping”, or “Bear Grylls does stamping”! Love the rustic look of support and twine and the snow scene is both adorable and a bit scary. Great idea for a gift too. xx

  4. Brenda says:

    I need some of those wooden plaques Shirl, you hanging is fabulous and has a lovely wintery feel with those cute snow people…is that the politically correct terms I wonder ?

    And adore the second piece and wonderful pops of vivid colour.

    B x

  5. Sandra says:

    You really are rocking the wooden plaques lately Shirl and this is no exception, I love it! I had to smile when I read the bit about having to stamp straight into the wood. I always hesitate for a moment and say a quick prayer before laying my stamp down in this manner . I really like how you’ve coloured it and the little Penguin looks so cute looking at the snowman. Your pop art is fabulous and I really think you should think about making one of these featuring yourself and all of us Stampettes too . Enjoy your day Shirl. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  6. Leanne says:

    Lovely Shirley and so cute! Very clever on a wooden plaque – great job!
    Leanne xx

  7. Carola says:

    Woww what a wonderful winter scene on the on the wooden plaque …grandios! The map with the faces are also great.
    Hugs Carola

  8. Dot says:

    How cute are those penguins – with Mr Grumpy on the far right lol. I love how the snow texture brings it up another layer too. Thanks for the honest view on markers…I never know what to get, and they are all so expensive. So thanks for that.
    Clever shading on the girls using the colours of the squares as the ‘pop’ effect…love it!
    Dot x

  9. Avril says:

    Love the plaque Shirley, the images you’ve used are fab – the snowman is so cute in his own way! Very brave of you to get the girls in the class to stamp straight onto the wood, bet there was lots of ‘fingers crossed’!!
    Love the bright colours on the faces card, it’s a great design.
    Avril xx

  10. coco says:

    Haha, a fabulous plaque!!!!!!! LOving the cute scene and everything.. What a great idea to do that within a classe. This is absolutely adorable dear Shirl.
    And thank you for this interesting post too, I will note that Marvy Le Plume and Tombo are your favorite brush markers, this is really good to know.. I don’t have any of them unfortunately, but some others… among them the Distress ones :(.
    I wish you a I wish you all a happy and healthy 2017
    Hugs xx

  11. coco says:

    Ooops, sorry for the mistake at the end of my message!
    Wanted to write that I wish you and Andrew a very happy and healthy 2017!!! 😀

  12. Titbelsoeur says:

    cute hanger ! thank you so much for sharing with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

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