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Friday, 28 October 2011

A Gypsy Life for Me!





The current Fashionable Stamping Challenge is Coffee & Cream with a Hint of Dark Chocolate, well I'm no coffee lover so my take is milky bar, galaxy & bournville chocolate instead LOL!

I stamped the Gypsy & the caravan in coffee archival ink on watercolour paper. The frame is made using the Tim Holtz baroque dies and cream acrylic paint & I edged the inside of the frame with gold krylon. I made the flower using Tim Holtz tatter florals die and cream cotton which I stamped and coloured with distress inks.

I love the romance of the old style gypsy life, the nearest I'll get to it is a campervan instead, which we hope to get next year LOL!!


Stamps used ~

Gypsy Journey & Muse by Curious by Design
Tim Holtz Visual Artistry
Stamping Bella Isabel Norris Eclectic mini set

I am also entering this in for the following challenges
Ink on my Fingers ~ Forever Autumn
Simon says Stamp ~ Show one colour
Our Creative Corner ~ Fabulous Faces

That's all from me today.

Happy Crafting XX

29 comments:

Dezinaworld said...

Firstly, I want to say a special thank you for commenting and visiting my blog lately, I normally would be commenting back each time but because of things as they are, i am rarely able to do so, but i really truly appreciate your comments and time, you are special. thank you.
This is an absolutely beautiful piece of art, You are an amazing artist and the whole piece is exquisite.
Hugs June xxxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card! Love your stamping and all the layers you've included on this one. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Dolly Daydreams said...

This certainly is a beauty ! Love the gorgeous richness and texture you have achieved here, the beautiful frame and the fabulous image, can you tell I like it.

Marie

Netty said...

Oh wow your card is a stunning collage, so loving all the textures and such a great theme. Annette x

Crafty mop said...

Love this .... The colour is fab and that image is fantastic in the centre . Mandy x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Truly beautiful!
Regards Florence x

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my, this is beautiful ... I love all the layers and your detailing is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

Holly Kean said...

This is simply beautiful! I love how you've combined lace, ribbon, wood, and all the layers for this card. It's wonderful! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Daniele said...

just simply gorgeous and thank you for popping by my blog to leave your lovely comment
hugs

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning piece in some of my favourite colours. The lay out is brilliant and I love the main sentiment/quote!

Hilda said...

Fabulous Paula, I am very into browns at the moment and I love yoiur composition here, everything is just perfect.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely detailed collage!

greetings, Alie :-)

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Gorgeous card. I love the Gypsy stamps you have used.

Emma

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card, loving all those layers and elements.. thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper

Elly said...

Oh Paula, this card is sooooo beautiful. The colours, the stamps....gorgeous!!!!(:o)

Ricardo Miñana said...

Nice entry, you have a intersante space
if you like flashy letters, poetry, diverse,
I invite you to my spaces,
happy weekend.
a hug.

Joan said...

Wonderful collage, love the stamps and the saying and the fabric flower is gorgeous.

Cazro said...

A stunning card, everything about it is so impressive. Thanks for sharing at Fashionable Stamping, I like your milky bar, galaxy and Bournville choc, they are some of my favourites too. Caz

Dots Dabbles said...

I really love all the textures that you have used in this card. And that gypsy stamp is fantastic! I am glad you are having fun joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight...good luck
Dot x

lynne said...

Paula
You have the most amazing eye for composition and detail.
I am not partial to coffee either (although prefer coffee to tea but ideally, a hot chocolate for me - plus a bar of chocolate on the side lol)
Gorgeous use of the colours and love those stamps.
Thank you so much for joining FSC with this entry.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Congratulations on another win over at CI Challenge !!

Terry said...

Beautiful card and so much lovely detail! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Meggymay said...

A fabulous card, love your design and details. Thankyou for joining us at FSC.

Lynne Forsythe said...

ooooooohhhhh MY!! your creation is JUST AMAZING!! ALL THE DIFFERENT layers and textures!!! just amazing!

THANKS BUNCHES for playin’ along with this weeks One Color….Any Color challenge, the teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful creation with great elements. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Mrs.B said...

Another stunning card Paula. Love the images you have usedand the layout creates a lovely texture to it.
Glad you joined us again at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Avril

Ellie said...

Looks adorable!
Have a look on my blog - hope it's OK with you!?
http://elliecreahoekje.blogspot.com/2011/10/blogs-i-became-follower-of.html

Sue C said...

Gorgeous ! I love the frame and the image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Outstanding eyhm... chocolate and cream creation! lol; )) Beautiful stamping!!! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges ;)

Shirl said...

Paula another stunning creation the detail is out of this world and the inspiration you give to other when they visit your blog is fantastic.

Thank you for entering our Fashionable Stamping Challenges I do love visiting to see what you create.

Hugs Shirleyt x x