Thursday, 6 October 2011

Fashionable Stamping Challenge ~ Vintage

Well I just had to enter the Fashionable Stamping Challenge seeing as the theme was vintage, it was a lovely surprise to find I had won their last challenge.

I do like these white fabric bags to alter as they are such fun to do! I used mainly Crafty Individuals stamps on both sides. CI- 331, CI- 329, CI- 161, CI- 320, CI- 302 and the Tim Holtz papillon stamp set and a script stamp from curious by design. I gave the bag two coats of gesso and then stamped with black archival ink and coloured with water colours and distress inks followed by a coat of glue n seal. Still having problems with the sealant diluting the distress inks so I think I have to buy some of the fabric paints suggested by Florence.

I added some organza rose ribbon, a pink bow & tassel to finish.

I am entering this into the Lets Ink it up challenge which is Think Pink for breast cancer awareness month
& The ABC Challenge Anything goes.
& Glitter Geeks Challenge Shabby Chic

The stamps on this card are Curious by design, Muse & Crafty Individuals CI- 302 

Happy Crafting XX


Anonymous said...

I don't know where to begin with the enthusiastic comment I am about to leave you!!!
The bags get better and better. The way you used the CI stamps is remarkable. I need to track down those bags as you have inspired me. Everything is oozing beauty and elegance. I am quite smitten!
I know you have entered the CI challenge but wish you could enter your bag.
Anyway, I am delighted you joined us again at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
As for the card, that stamp is so gorgeous, a company that is new to me.
Another beautiful post Paula.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning piece! You deserve to be a winner of any of the challenges you are putting this in for. I think I shall have to get me one of these purses, they look so amazing!

Dolly Daydreams said...

These are just stunning projects ! Great use of the stamps and they are so perfect for the bag and the card , love the colours you have used too, just breathtaking.


Lin said...

I love visiting your blog because your work is amazing. The little clutch is stunning! Thanks for sharing it at ABC.

The card is just so lovely, soft and vintage and I am delighted you shared it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

kjjc said...

Paula, that bag is just fabulous. Truly lovely.

Bea und Doreen said...

bag and card are soooo beautiful. I love the soft/vintage colours.
So lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

SuzanneK said...

Wow what an amazing project, just stuning. I absolutely love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at LIIU for our return challenge, hope to see you for our next challenge. Hugs Suzanne xx

PS You should do a tutorial on your altered handbags.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Breathtaking project!!!

Thanks for sharing at Let’s Ink It Up’s *Think Pink* challenge.


PS* I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :) Hope to see you there !

Anonymous said...

Stunning creations as always Paula.
Regards Florence xx

Soo said...

I always feel like I'm just repeating myself when I leave you comments - but what else can I say? Fabulous work as always! Stunning.

Mrs.B said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Paula this is absolutely stunning, don't know where to begin! A beautiful collection of stamps and a gorgeous colour.
I haven't seen these bags before, must check them out.
The card is beautiful, so soft and very vintage, love the image.
Good Luck with the challenges and Thanks for sharing this with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges


Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous gorgeous bag. So beautifully designed and crafted. Love both pieces they are simply stunning.
Hugs June xxx

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Cazro said...

Fabulous creative work as usual. Loving the bag and the card, thanks for sharing with us once again at Fashionable stamping. Caz

Gisèle said...

Another wonderful visit to your blog...I just love your style Paula. The bag is so romantic and elegant. You certainly deserved your win and good luck again. love, G

The Sparkly Fairy said...

As everyone has said - wow! A stunning piece and so beautiful it truly is a work of art!

Emma x

Anonymous said...

WOW what a brilliant bag and card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Terry said...

Wow! Amazing is this bag and so elegant! Love all the lovely details in your stunning bag and card! Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Ellie said...

This looks great!!

Thanks for joining at FSc this week, are you going for no 1 again?! LOL

XXX Ellie

Elly said...

Cuteeeeeeeeee (:o)I love your purses and it's also a nice gift. Would you tell me, where you get those white purses? I will give it a try.
xoxo Elly

Gio said...

This purse is stunning, brava!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such fantastic piece, you're so talented. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges again.

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Dang! This is AWESOME!
What an incredible lucky am I that
you entered this in our challenge at ABC! Having
the best time hopping...
I love the details, the stamping, the ribbon...its
just really gorgeous!!!!


Meggymay said...

A stunning alteration. Thankyou for sharing your purse with us at FSC. Yvonne/Meggymay.

Fliss said...

Wow! You've done it again Paula! This is absolutely stunning. The stamping and inking looks fabulous.
Thanks for joining Fashionable Stamping's vintage challenge and lovely to see you again.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy moly! The card is wonderful but the purse is brilliant. How absolutely cool is that? Love it - fabulous job and super inspiration.

Sharon xx said...


Lucy Edmondson said...

Even more glorious that before, Paula! I am so self conscious having my poor imitation on the CI blog below yours. I have tried to leave a message on there but Blogger is not co-operating but will try again. Your work is so delicate, beautiful, and inspiring,

Lucy x