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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Butterflies or Bugs ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges




It's that time already for another challenge down at the Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Butterflies and Bugs is the current theme. Do head over to the FSC blog to check out the stunning projects by those gorgeous Stampettes. Please remember this is a stamping challenge and strictly no digis allowed. The lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts has this lovely set of stamps for the winning entry, so we look forward to your fabulous creations.

Butterflies are one of my favourite choices when stamping. I decided to alter one of those cheap ikea mirrors as I bought a few before Christmas with the intention of making some presents and of course it never happened. At least I managed to get a photo without myself reflected in it.

The stamps used are, Lost Coast Designs Butterflies and carrying on the Da Vinci theme, Rubber stampedes Dreaming of you and Unity stamps Carte Postale.

I'm also entering this in the following challenges.

The Artistic Stamper  ~ Vintage
Fabulous Friday Challenge ~ Paint 
Polkadoodles ~ Vintage and retro
CES Challenge ~ Vintage Dahling


Hope you all are having a great crafty weekend XX




43 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Paula, your frame is a work of art! I could get lost looking at all the details! Bravo. My best to you, Yvonne

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning!! Love the way you have coloured the frame and the stamps and how you used them is just wonderful. Who would want to look at themselves when they can look at such a beautiful frame lol.....

Meggymay said...

Your frame is fantastic, love the stamps you used and the butterflies are gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Netty said...

This is beautiful Paula, loving all the wonderful detail. x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is gorgeous. I'd love to have that on my wall!

Daniele said...

what a stunning frame and so delicately coloured with gorgeous images
hugs

lynne said...

Once again you render me speechless with your art.
Always the elegant side of arty.
Any home would wish to have a wall adorned with your mirror.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really a masterpiece, this altered mirror looks wonderful.

SHARY said...

This is really pretty a great use of the stamps. Thanks for joining in with us at Polkadoodles.x

Sue C said...

Beautiful piece of art Paula, I absolutely love it ! I have one of these mirrors myself and it's waiting until inspiration strikes, I think you may just have helped that along ! Sue C x

Terry said...

Love the transformation!!! Beautiful vintage creation and love all the beautiful details! Happy Sunday!

Ana Márquez said...

I's stunning! The butterflies are so cute, and that Leonardo da Vinci's drawing is one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing, dear. Kiss from "Free vintage images".



http://fotosvintagegratis.blogspot.com/

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Paula, your mirror is just stunning! Beautiful stamping and the butterflies look like real! Did you colour it with Inktense pencils? What colour do you use for skin tones?

Hugs, Joanna xx

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Ps. Lovely to see you joining the Polka Doodles challenge, too! xx

Val said...

This is fabulous. Just love all the stamping and the way it has been painted.
Hugs
Valxx

Mrs.B said...

This is stunning Paula, a beautiful mirror.
You have used a great collection of images complimented with gorgeous colours.
Avril xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great creation!!!

greetings Alie :-)

Cath Wilson said...

Love the subtlety of this frame, Paula - beautiful colours and images x

Elly said...

Oh Lordy, can i have a lesson? I'm running out of words for your creations. I lovvvvvvvvvvvvve it!!!!!

Elly xo

Dots Dabbles said...

OMG...it is far too good to give away Paula! I so love the colour combo and the butterfly that looks like it has a stained-glass effect (oh, I think I really need that butterfly!) is gorgeous. An awesome project Paula
Dot x

Craftyanny said...

A stunning creation
Thanks for joining the fun on Polka Doodles and good luck.
Anne x

Claire said...

Beautiful stamping Paula, I love the colour palette and the butterflies really glow.
hugs
Claire xx

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece! Those butterflies just jump off the page..

xxx Ellie xxxx

Gio said...

Lovely and elegant piece! You get a gorgeous result!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning altered frame! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful stamping. What a lovely piece of home decor.

Ephemera said...

Hi Joanna, Thanks for your lovely comments. Yes I used inktense pencils. I used a combination of red, yellow, brown, and purple in very light washes just in the shadow areas. XX

Amanda said...

Gorgeous piece of work, I love this design.

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you enjoyed the challenge

Amanda

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Oh my, this is stunning. It looks amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at Polka Doodles this week.
Clare x

Saskia said...

This is wonderful, Paula! I just found and browsed through your blog, you make lovely things. I'll sign up as a follower so I won't miss the next post.

Love,
Saskia

Donna said...

Beautiful altered mirror, a really beautiful vintage design! Thanks for joining in with us CES this week...good luck! :) Donna ♥ x

Basement Stamper said...

I definitely wouldn't mind looking at myself in that mirror, it is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

louise said...

Gorgeous creation,thanks for joining us this week at Polka Doodles
Hugs louise xx

florenceandfreddie said...

This absolutely stunning Paula.
Yey! comments working!
Regards Florence XX

Lucy Edmondson said...

Glorious! This would look lovely in my house, lol! I love your style and particularly how you do your colouring,

Lucy x

Sue said...

I love the frame Paula and the butterfly images suit it perfectly.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is stunningly beautiful, a really fantastic project
Lindsay xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Thank you for voting for my card, Its much appreciated. Have a great weekend x

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polka Doodles in the vintage/retro challenge. What a lovely piece of work! Cheers Claire x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Stunning project, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles chalenge.

Fliss said...

Hi Paula, a very sheepish Fliss here just catching up after a HUGE workload so sorry for the lack of comments lately.
This is absolutely stunning. I love the stamping and the colours are just gorgeous.
Thanks so much for joining in with my Vintage/Retro challenge at Polka Doodles too and hope to see you again.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous entry with us this month at The Artistic Stamper.....good luck!
xoxo Sioux