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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Soul of the Rose


I don't own many Oxford Impressions stamp but I did buy The Soul of the Rose set from my first visit to LB Crafts early last year, unfortunately LB Crafts has now closed its doors, which is a shame as I'd only just discovered it and used to enjoy visiting Olney. But I can console myself by using this set of stamps which has lots of gorgeous Pre Raphaelite images. I used my favourite stamp which is of a painting by J. W. Waterhouse and I gave her the full shabby treatment.

I stamped onto glossy paper with archival ink and used my zig photo markers to tint the image. The background paper is from Kaisercraft sweet nothings range. The rose is stamped onto an old book page and I distressed a mica tile.

I am entering this in the following challenges

Craft room Challenge ~ Vintage
Simon Says Stamp & show ~ Anything goes
The Stampman ~ Vintage
Pan pastel challenge ~ Girly/Mother's Day

The sun has finally made an appearance so I'm off out now, we have had fog all this week.

Have a great day & happy crafting xx

31 comments:

Mrs.B said...

This is beautiful Paula, a gorgeous image as you say. Haven't used a mica tile before, looks interesting.
Avril xx

lynne said...

This was the first O.I. sets I bought (not too long ago actually) because I had to have this stamp - the painting was always a favourite on mine. I could easily use this stamp week in week out and have to will myself not to do so lol.
A stunning card Paula, but then, each card you make is always stunning.
Wishes
Lynne

Deborah said...

A really stunning card. Paula.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is so beautiful x

florenceandfreddie said...

I'm surprised you noticed the fog. Have you left your craft room at all this week! he he! Lots of beautiful creating going on. Another stunner Paula.
Regards Florence xx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow this is really stunning.Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration with us at PanPastel Uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Netty said...

wow Paula, loving your shabby chic card, its beautiful and am loving your gorgeous stamp. x

Karen said...

Perfect shabby vintage card so very beautiful hugs Karen

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning, Paula - I really would have thought that was a collage image and not a stamp, it's so beautifully coloured. Gorgeous work x

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Paula. I love how you've used the mica tile, it looks really effective, and the image is beautiful.

Maria x

Sue said...

A lovely image Paula and one I'm sure you will use time and time again.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Paula, when I saw this coming up in my side bar I thought "she cannot possibly have stamped that image", but of course this is you we are talking about, I should have known better. Totally amazing and i love the vintage layered style, it suits the stamp so well. I am in love with those Kaisercraft papers, they are so gorgeous!!

Zoe Sanderson said...

A second entry! we are so in tune with you this time. This card is wonderful, the stamp is beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing with us again at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

Julia S-W said...

Such a beautiful card! I love everything Pre-Raphaelite and J WWaterhouse is my absolute favourite (particularly 'The Lady Of Shalot')!
Love the colours you've used and just think the whole thing screams: vintage! Very jealous of your stamps!
Julia

Meggymay said...

This is stunning Paula, love the gorgeous image, she is a real beauty.
Yvonne

Daniele said...

such a lovely card, love how you coloured the image
hugs

Valerie said...

A work of art Paula, so beautifully distressed it should be in an auction house:)
Val x
Love that stamp!

Eileen said...

Woke up this morning to thick fog! So it has shifted from over from you! Your work here cheered me up tho.Beautiful, pretty, a real work of art. I hope the sun is still shining for you! Thanks for joining us at the PanPastel UK Challenge this week. Eileen xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Paula, this is wow, love the image too and all the distressings.
Beautifully used mica, which i have forgotten totally...lovely soft tones.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

toni said...

Beautiful card Paula, I love the Preraphalite artists. we have a great collection of their work in Birmingham Art Gallery have a good day x

Redanne said...

Paula, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you do vintage without it looking too grungy. Beautiful.

Ann B said...

Beautiful image and perfectly coloured, hard to believe it isn't printed it looks that good, you are an expert Paula.
Love the whole card and the soft vintage feel.

Nikki Byrne said...

Oh how STUNNING! Thank you for joining us at Craft room challenge and good luck. Hugs

NIKKI DT

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous card, love the vintage look. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Gillian .... said...

Beautifully created, the central image looks amazing Paula, thanks for sharing it at PanPastel UK.

Tania said...

Your work is delightful

Ann B said...

Could have sworn I posted a comment on here yesterday afternoon but my computer keeps playing up. Anyway what I said, and it bears repeating, is that your colouring skills are fantastic - hard to believe it is done with markers and not printed out as the shading is perfect - well done Paula. Will have to look out for those marker pens.

Ann B
xx

Ann B said...

It's me again Paula - and yes I won the EBay - thanks so much for putting me on to it.
Ann
xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a wonderful use of the OI images, this card looks fantastic.

hazel said...

This is a stunning card, I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Lisa said...

Oh lovely! Such a beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.