Sunday, 26 February 2012

Something For A Child ~ FSC

Something for a child is the latest Fashionable Stamping Challenge. This certainly was a challenge for me, as you've probably noticed I rarely if ever make anything suitable for children. 
Do check out the other Fashionettes truly gorgeous projects, for lots of inspiration. Remember it is a stamping challenge so we do need to see some stamping included on your project. Our lovely sponsor is Marina from Cottage Crafts and the winning entry can choose anything from her shop up to the value of €7. So please come and join the challenge.

I rummaged through my ever increasing stamp supplies (which is causing me more problems as I seem to spend more & more time dithering about which to use LOL!!) and decided on this one from paperbag studios. I decided on primary colours and used some papermania papers for backing. I stamped on watercolour paper and used my water colour paints to colour her in. The flower is a Wendy Vecchi art parts one that I had a go sort of zentangling on. I don't know if there is a certain way to do it, but I just did it ad hoc!

Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying the lovely mild weather. XX


Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Paula, the prime colours really caught my eye and the main image is fabulous. I think you're zentangling is perfect ! Sue C x

Astrid Maclean said...

This certainly is different Paula but I really like it! That central stamp is gorgeous and you have coloured it so beautifully!. Great card!!

Claire said...

Fab card Paula, I love the colours and your zentagled flower is amazing.
Claire xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Very eye catching. Wonderful card with all the detail. Really do love it. Love how you have coloured the center image. Those images are not the easiest to colour and look right but as always you have done a beautiful job.
Regards Florence xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow...Wonderful!!! Bright, but soft. Oustanding main stamp. Love the heart and the zentangles...but my eyes keeps going back to the image. So calm and so peaceful to look at. Great card Paula.
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

The colours and image are perfect for a child card Paula and although a very different style for you, it has worked perfectly.
How funny I was thinking the other day how long it takes me to make choices about stamps, paper, colours etc. I have definitely got too much stash lol.
Have a great Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Deborah said...

The blue and red together is magic. Fab card, Paula.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula, that's a wonderful card, great color combination and fantastic use of all the elements. Love this Paperbag image.
Have a great Sunday.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Paula, this is fabulous, and yes, different for you. Love the vibrant colours and such a sweet image. Great job on the zentangle!
Avril xx

Maria said...

This is fantastic Paula, and it all works so perfectly together. I love the image and how you've added the colour to it.

Maria x

Fliss said...

A real stunner Paula. Love the bold colours and the embellishing looks amazing.
Great doodling too!
Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Ann B said...

Another beautiful card - great use of colour and the zentagling(?)looks good to me.
Think I may have that stamp - have so many I keep 'finding' different ones, it's like buying them new all over again. Sad thing is so many are unused - must have too much money.
Have a good Sunday - I'm off out to do a bit of tidying in the garden.

Samantha Read said...

I have just one word . . . stunning! x

lynne said...

I had no idea you zentangled the flower until reading your post, what a clever idea and certainly catches the eye.
The colours work so beautifully with the stamp.
Heh! Heh! Too many stamps, somehow I don't think you are alone with that problem!
P.S. Did you notice that your heart shaped box was showcased over at Jean's CI Blog?

Terry said...

Paula, Being that I have quilted in the past, I see a gorgeous patchwork creation! Love how the flower and heart pop. The use of primary colors really makes this perfect for a child!! Have a fabulous Sunday!

Sue said...

This is lovely Paula. No idea what I'm going to submit. Help!!

Redanne said...

Paula, this is just beautiful, I love how you have used those Papermania papers and the way the eye is drawn to the central image is fantastic. I think even Barbara Gray would find it hard to find fault with your zentangling!

Ellie said...

Gorgeous colors you've used Paula!
Stay well!!
xxx Ellie xxx

Netty said...

Terrific design and a fab card Paula, x

Shirl said...

The boldness of this card really pops off the page but the image of the adorable little boy softens your eyes and makes you go awwwww when you see him. Sweetness.

Hugs Shirley x x