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Nature Theme At FSC

 For this month’s challenge FSC is going with the theme of ‘NATURE’ which has been picked by my lovely DT teamie Carola.

Made another art journal page for my FSC piece with trailing autumn coloured ivy leaves but check out those legs – how cool do they look?

I have been wanting some Viva Las Vegas Stamps for a while and Dot has now got some in her shop Ink Art Designs.

We still Skype each other two, maybe three times a week and I was soooo excited when she said she was getting these stamps in.

There are many different makes of stamps for you to buy from her shop but I bought most of the Viva Las Vegas ones.

Guess what stamped images you will be seeing in the coming months???

Ivy Wall from Inkylicious was stamped with a Big and Juicy ink pad called Spice, then ever so lightly spritzed with water.  It was really a very fine mist because I didn’t want to lose the detail of the image.  The ink pad is dye based and works just like DI’s but it has five tonal colours in one, the pad works extremely well with a brayer.  Both the Inkylicious stamp and ink pad have been in my stash for years so it’s about time they started to see the light of day again.

Used the bird and leafy branch from a Stampin Up collection called Papaya Collage which is retired now.


Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.

Ink Art Designs Etsy Shop is sponsoring FSC and they will be offering a stamp for the winner of each new challenge.


7 Responses to “Nature Theme At FSC”

  1. butterfly says:

    Absolutely love this, Shirl – the ivy and the branch are so gorgeous, and I love the multi-coloured inking – fab colours. And yes, I can see why you love those legs!
    Alison x

  2. Craftyfield says:

    I love multi-colour stamping… the ivy looks fabulous this way! I don’t have a Big and juicy but a few Kaleidacolour inkpads and I love them. The legs are great fun of course and yes, me too, I have been wanting some VLV stamps for a while and waiting for the opportunity! xx

  3. Dot says:

    Hi Shirl, I love how the Big and Juicy gives such a great showing of the autumnal colours. These are beautiful journal pages, and I love the birds hiding in the leaves. A great extra touch. I’m glad you are starting to play with the VLVS. I can’t wait to see what you make with them next 🙂
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  4. Fabulous pages! The background with that big and juicy pad looks fantastic!! I have that Ivy Wall stamp and you have jus totlly inspired me to take it our and ink it up… Thanks for the inspiration, love this!!

  5. Donna Ellis says:

    My heart is so happy to see these pages from your journal, Shirl. That Ivy Wall stamp is melt-my-heart, jaw dropping BEAUTIFUL! And the way you have colored it makes it even prettier! I love your interpretation of Carla taking a nature walk. Beautifully done, Shirl! hugs, de

  6. Carola says:

    Wow shirley the page is wonderful. Great composition, beautifully done. Love it.
    Hugs Carola

  7. Avril B says:

    The tonal inking gives a lovely effect with the stamps you’ve used on these pages. Love the positioning of the legs as if she’s sitting on the wall.
    Avril xx

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