Friday 13 November 2015

Funky Flo

Hello Everyone

I have to begin today by saying 'Thank you so very much' for all the Congratulations comments you have been leaving for me since my 'Happy Dance 'post.  Each and everyone is truly appreciated and I feel so  lucky to have such wonderful friends, family and followers as your lovely selves .

So what have I got to share with you all today ? Back in September I was the very lucky winner of the Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge for my 'Home Sweet Home' altered frame  so today's the day I have a 'Winners Guest Designer spot' on the Craft Stamper Challenge blog . My work features alongside the Craft Stamper design teams as inspiration for this months  TIMI challenge which is 'Take a stamp.' 

Heres a few photos of my finished wall hanging featuring 'Funky Flo'. I know the Dylusion stamp set she's taken from is called 'Ruby Rainbow' but to me she looks more like a Flo!
I used Distress Inks to colour her ( Broken China, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Black Soot)  and a white sakura pen to add highlights. Its hard to see on the photo but she has black gem bead buttons and glossy accent drops in her eyes .
I used Dylusion sprays to create the background colour ( Funky Fuschia, Crushed Grape) and added detail by stamping with IndigoBlu (Bubbles background) and Creative Expressions (scattered words) stamps and stencilling with Paper Artsy (PS001) and Wendy Vecchi (Everyday Words) stencils
I also stamped a few circles using a bottle top dipped in white acrylic paint. The flower is cut from felt and given a few highlights using a white sakura pen and a metal button is sewn into the centre .
It took me a while to decide on the quote but in the end I chose this one 
I reckon Funky Flo is 'Perfect just the way she is' 
with her dreadlock curls, stripey leggings and big black boots! 
 Definitely my kinda girl!
Theres still plenty of time to join in this months TIMI Challenge over at Craft Stamper - all you have to do is use a stamp in your creation . Its definitely worth entering . Who knows YOU too could be chosen as this months winner!

Thank you so much to Trish Latimer and everyone at Craft stamper  for this wonderful opportunity today 
thank you all for stopping by to meet Funky Flo 
Hope to see you again soon 
take care 
Amanda x


  1. Wow Amanda, so many great things to congratulate you about! You deserve it!! Love your piece today. All the fabulous layers of stamping really creates a gorgeous background and your little girl is fun and quirky! hugs :)

  2. Love Funky Flo, love the background you created to showcase her and your felt flower is the perfect little touch. Lovely piece and congratulations once again. Tracy x X.

  3. I am completely thrilled to see you featured on CS again, Funky Flo is just adorable and you have created such a stunning background for her. Fabulous colouring of Flo too! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Funky Flo is so beautiful! Love the colors and the design! Background is amazing! Barbarayaya

  5. Funky Flo is . . . . funky and so cute.
    Huge congrats again lovely lady. Hope you are having a lovely weekend Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

  6. More congratulations are in order on your fabulous feature spot! Love your Funky Flo and especially the funky background - bold, bright and brilliant.
    Alison xx

  7. Funky Flo is as adorable as can be! LOVE her in blue against the purples and fuchsias. Cool project!

  8. Fabulous Funky flo - YUMMY xxx

  9. Yet more hugely deserved plaudits for your beautiful work Amanda. I'm so glad you're getting this recognition and with pieces like this it's little wonder. Flo should be happy as she's been created by a very talented and lovely lady. Jenny x


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