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FSC – Animals – Class Make

FSC wants to see animals this month which the lovely Carola picked as her theme.

Been having a huge clear out in the craft room as Andrew is now working from home and I have given over half of my workspace to him.

The good news is that I now have two craft rooms as most of my non messy crafting has been moved into another room.

Only left my paints, spray inks, molding paste and other messy crafty things in with Andrew.

We still share the room during the morning but because he has lots of conference calls in the afternoon I then retreat to my other space.

Got these pretty lacy cards from C & C a few years back but just found them buried beneath loads of crafting stash.

They have got to be used up!!!!

My youngest grandchild Lauren turns 15 this month and I had this in mind when making my class card but per usual I found it hard to stop fiddling with it.

Should have left the flowers off which would have made it reasonably un-fussy for her.  Yet another card for Clare!!!

We made a mood board again but this time with inks and stencils before stamping over with white embossing powder.

The ‘Iron Off Emboss Resist’ technique then came into play because as you know trying to stamp onto an embossed area is not the best idea.

With a large Spellbinders die, part of the mood board was cut then stamped with a Carabelle image.

The little squirrel is also from Carabelle.

The remaining mood board was used for stamping flowers and punching out leaves.

My classes always start with the showing of the card that the girls will be making and then I demonstrate how they will be doing it.

The mood board below is the one I was demonstrating for the class and as you can see different colours and stamps were used.

All stamps are from Stampin Up plus the inks.  It is unfinished as I only had time to do one little piece of stencilling.

Will finish this week and then show you what I make fom it.

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.


11 Responses to “FSC – Animals – Class Make”

  1. Hi Shirl, Love the backdrop for your bird! It really grabs your attention. Hugs, Yvonne

  2. Tracey says:

    A beautiful composition with a super display of techniques, I love that sweet little squirrel. Any sign of white space and I too struggle to stop fiddling and adding to it, I’m more than sure it will be greatly received.
    Creative wishes Tracey

  3. Donna Ellis says:

    Hi, Shirl! Beautiful creation with those amazing happy colors, and sweet bird and flowers! I love that the white textures are carried into your flowers as well as the background. It’s lovely! xx

  4. Avril B says:

    Gorgeous card Shirley, love the background for the focal image, such gorgeous colours and I like the idea of using the leftovers to stamp and cut the flowers.
    Avril xx

  5. Craftyfield says:

    I love your stamping on that card and the colours are lovely. I can live with the flowers and I think something would be lost without them! The mood board looks promising too, Shirley! xx

  6. Coco says:

    This is absolutely charming Shirl, and I love your use of Carabelle stamps here! Especially this adorable squirrel I have and love too 🙂
    Wonderful background and card for your little grand-daughter!!
    Lots of Hugs, Coco xxx

  7. Carola says:

    WOW Shirley, your card is gorgeous . Great design, I like it very much.
    Hugs Carola

  8. Hi Shirley, the mood board is a lovely idea. I really love how it has lots of fun techniques in it and then it ties everything together so easily. Gorgeous stamps too – that squirrel is so cute.
    Dot x

  9. Anke says:

    WOW wonderful card, Shirley. I love your background, the colours, the flowers and the bird …


  10. annie says:

    An amazingly stunning card with fabulous backgrounds and stamping, hope to get time to enter this challenge.x

  11. Jo - Let's Art Journal says:

    Wow, your card is stunning! I love how you used the beautifully coloured moodboard – amazing . Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful week! J

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