Monday, 7 November 2011

Crafty Individuals ~ Winter Wonderland

Apologises for the rather large post today, thought I would upload a few projects today.

Firstly a mention of the fabulous blog candy by the very talented Lynne Stevens from Trash to treasure. It is her 3rd blog anniversary and to celebrate she is giving away some of her amazing work as blog candy, it is so so gorgeous.

Yes its time for another Crafty Individual challenge, Winter Wonderland yay love these challenges, so here it is.

I was inspired by Jean Hardys project in one of the Craftstamper issues for this canvas. Firstly painting the canvas with white gesso which I left to dry, then just mixing in some prussian blue watercolour into the gesso and I painted the background. I stamped and inked some of the CI chipboard houses.  I used Inka gold and crackle medium with a touch of gilders paste patina on the  fences & the snowflake and used several of the images from the CI books. Then outlined the houses with a gold krylon pen. The Santa & the angels were stamped onto tissue paper then cut out and glued to the canvas then tinted with watercolours.

Stamps used are CI 169, CI 258, CI 163, other stamps are various text stamps from curious by design and Artistic Out post.

This card came about because I saw this gorgeous stamp used by Mrs B to make her fabulous design team card for the Fashionable Stamping Challenge and I loved the card so much I had to have the stamp by rubber stampede, with the lovely Da Vinci image. 

 Then I thought I'd have ago making it into a pendant. I used some shrink plastic which I die cut, sanded slightly and painted with a thin layer of gesso and used that lovely stamp again and coloured the image with zig photomarkers. Rubbed a bit of inka gold on the back and added glossy accents to the front and glue on a couple of gold connectors and a pearl.

Finally another christmas card using the same Stempelglade Vintage christmas stamps as I used in my last post. But with the addition of the new memory box die which I doubled up to give a 3D effect

Phew, that's all for today. My back is feeling a lot better now, thanks, I think I spend to much time on my behind crafting and not doing enough exercise LOL!

Thanks again for all your lovely kind comments, hope you all had a great weekend.

Happy Crafting XX


kjjc said...

what fabulous projects. Can't really chose a favourite. The canvas is just fantastic and the tint on the wreath on the last card is gorgeous. Lovely projects. Inspiring as always.

Anonymous said...

So glad your back is better.
Well am I glad you entered the CI Challenge because this is just stunning Paula. The effort and conception is remarkable with wonderful use of the CI stamps.
No wonder you had to buy that stamp. I missed out on E-bay this year, still kicking myself!!! The card with the pendant would make a beautiful gift.
Another precious Christmas card.
You are on creative whirlwind!

Felicity said...

Fantastic! These card and pendant! They're gorgeous and just great!

Soo said...

Absolutely beautiful. You are such a talented artist - thanks so much for sharing the results with us.

Daniele said...

ohhhhh what a lovely delicious lot of projects, that stamp is gorgeous.....scrummy

Jean Hardy said...

Absolutely beautiful images Paula - love them all. The canvas challenge entry is truly lovely. Thanks so much for joining in with us again. Jean, Crafty Individuals

Ana Márquez said...

Fantastic!! :-)

Mrs.B said...

Stunning canvas Paula, love the images and colours you have used.
I LOVE your card, she looks gorgeous in blue, and the pendant, a brilliant idea. Thanks for the mention, but really its down to the stamp.
Avril xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Each and everyone of these projects is just gorgeous but I think my favourite has to be the necklace, love it!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Paula , beautiful projects all of them. Your attention to detail is amazing you are such a beautiful artist.The pendant is sublime and so delicate looking.


Lynn Stevens said...

You know the best thing about posting a giveaway is I get to visit other artists whom I might never have found! I Love your art and now following you. Gorgeous things!!!!

Thanks so much for posting my giveaway. I have added you for the surprise as well as the bonus draws. Best of luck and I'll be back soon
hugs Lynn

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE your CI challenge piece - beautiful - but I also love your new stamp and what you did with her. She's beautiful. The pendant is exquisite. Beautiful work x

Yvonne Garner said...

Paula, your pieces are all just so lovely! I just love seeing your work. Best, Yvonne

Dots Dabbles said...

I love what you have done with this stamp too! Mrs B is very inspiring. It's great just to see so much stamping happening here.
Dot x

Sue said...

Lovely projects Lynne but I particularly like the winter wonderland canvas. Glad you're back's better.

Ann B said...

Some beautiful work there Paula - love the canvas.
Hope you manage to get a copy of the Woman's Wkly mag - will have a look round here for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi my lovely friend, WOW ... I come here and find myself after a very long time, being inspired by your gorgeous creations. I really feel like making some cards now. Your beautiful work on all of these projects is some of the very best i have ever seen
hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula. Pleased to hear the backs better. No more GOW then!! lol.
Amazing projects. That is a beautiful stamp you have used for the 2nd and 3rd projects.
Regards Florence xx

Sue Abbott said...

Love all the projects and the entry for the Winter Wonderland challenge at Crafty Individuals is AMAZING! So much detail, I love it. Sue x

xxx Myra xxx said...

wow stunning, love it!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

It is always such a pleasure to the eyes to look at your work, Paula. That canvas is such a great idea, I fancy trying that. I love the card and the pendant. I love anything da Vinci - did you see the prog on him a couple of weeks ago?

Lucy x

Sharon xx said...

Wow, you are such a talented lady. All of your work is so beautiful. xx

Ann B said...

Congratulations on being one of the challenge winners (I was one too, how about that).
Love your canvas

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Your canvas is stunning!