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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Rosie Loved Paris ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges




At FSC we are asking you to show either heat or dry embossing in your work for this fortnights challenge. As we are a stamping challenge we do ask to see some form of stamping in your project and definitely no digis please, so do head over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges to see oodles of gorgeous projects from the other Stampettes to inspire. Our generous sponsor Marina is offering the winning entry a fab prize from Cottage crafts

I chose to do dry embossing, well actually it was wet embossing really. I used the soggy loo roll method (technical term LOL!!) for making some background papers. 
Take about four sheets of toilet tissue, fold and place in inked embossing folders, spritz with water until soggy, then run through an embossing/die cutting machine and leave to dry. Then you can ink or spray with various inks, to achieve your desired effects. I used versamagic chalk inks and pan pastels on mine. As they looked rather like fabric squares I decided to dig out my sewing machine and stitch them together to make my background paper.



The main image is a combination of two stamps from the stampsmith, Rosie ( one which my sister bought over from the States) and stampendous cling, Paris stamp. It is stamped onto my favourite stamping card elegance satin from Joanna sheen and coloured with prisma pencils. The colouring doesn't really show up, as I still struggle trying to get the exact colours with my camera. As the background is quite busy I decide just to add a sentiment and some organza rose trim to finish and a little more stitching.

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday and big apologises for not visiting your blogs much this week and thank you to everyone who has visited and left such kind and appreciated comments. 
Feeling a tad sorry for myself as I tripped yesterday whilst out shopping and sprained my ankle. We were supposed to be going out to a National Trust property as its their free weekend but will have to stay home and whinge instead LOL.

Happy Crafting XX.

I am entering this for the following challenges



49 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Paula! I love your card! I have never herd of working with TP before. You're too much! I have that Stampendous stamp on my wish list. Gorgeous! Have a great week. Best, Yvonne

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely card with a great background. Hope the ankle improves quickly.

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab card, love those textures... also a cool technique... I haven't tried it with loo roll... tried with kleenex tissues so am guessing it works the same way.... THanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow!!! Hi Paula...What a brilliant image, and I love how her cheeks are highlighted softly and have definition ~ it looks fantastic!
Your background is amazing...love the colours.
Dot x

Astrid Maclean said...

The background is fabulous on this one but what really struck me was the central image! Perfect combination of those two stamps!! A fantastic card altogether!!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, Paula - poor you! Hope that heals fast. Sprains can be worse than breaks, so I hope it's not too bad. Lovely work, here - love the background and that Paris in the Springtime image has been calling my name for weeks now, h'mm - it's my favourite place and I used to live there! Take it easy today and try to rest x

Fliss said...

A real stunner Paula and your background looks amazing. I've never heard of the technique so will give it a try if the end result looks that gorgeous.
I really love the images too - more for the wish list!
Hope your ankle gets better soon as it sounds very painful.
Sending hugs, Fliss xx

Daniele said...

ingenious use of loo paper, backgroun looks great, Love the combination of he two stamps
hugs

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Paula, I love the technique to make the background. The way you've merged the two main stamps is just fabulous ! Sue C x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula, that's a wonderful card, the embossed background works so well with this image.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the quilted background and the delicately coloured image. Sorry to hear about your ankle, hope its less painful today
Claire xx

Brenda Brown said...

I can't take my eyes off this fabulous card Paula. The textures and colours are just gorgeous and I love the technique you have used to create the background pieces. Adorable.
I hope your ankle gets better soon, what a nuisance for you.
Have a great Sunday at home.
hugs {brenda} xox

Brenda Brown said...

PS I also meant to say thanks for linking to The Stamp Man and PanPastel UK challenges. xox

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Absolutely breath taking, Paula! Beautiful combination of the Rosie stamp and the Paris one - they look perfect for each other! Beautiful background, too ;). Have a nice Sunday, hugs Joanna xx

Samantha Read said...

This is a lovely card, she looks such a minx! Hoping your ankle gets better, personally I'd milk it as much as poss and get everyone running round after me, lol!
Wishing you a lovely day Paula xxx

Ann B said...

Beautiful Paula, colours, stamps, stitching - all fabulous.
I've used tissue in a mould before but hadn't thought of running through my Cuttlebug, will have to try that one out.
Ann B
xx

Elly said...

Just stunning!! (:o)

lynne said...

Paula
That is not such good news, rest that ankle!
When I spied Rosie I wondered if this was one of the stamps your sister had brought for you :) I need to look into this card as I use glossy cardstock for photo real stamps but always on the look out for an alternative - this might well be it.
Creative take on the challenge.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. I will return soon!

lynne said...

When I saw your card I was wondering if you would enter into TSC and yes you have. The colours are so perfect for the challenge theme.
Wonderful to see you supporting TSC once again, it is much appreciated by us.
Good Luck with the Prize Draw.
Wishes
Lynne

Terry said...

Paula, I just love those embossed patchwork panels! Really makes such a stunning background for that lovely lady! Beautiful card! Have a great Sunday!

Redanne said...

Beautiful card Paula, I love that loo roll technique as it does end up looking like fabric. Great masking with the two stamps. Sorry to hear about your ankle, I hope you have someone who can pamper you for a day or two! Take care. Anne x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Super pretty card that background is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Est xxx said...

That's a beautiful card and you've inspired me to reach for the toilet roll ;-) xx

Katie K said...

Paula,
Love all the details and your write-up. As always, it is another stunning creation. I keep going back to look at the details, such eye candy.
Hugs,
Katie

craftytrog said...

Wonderful card Paula! Love the embossed background! x

Sue said...

This is lovely Paula and such a pretty image. The embossing really showcases the picture.

Maria said...

Hi Paula, Wow, I love the effect you've achieved with the toilet tissue (not heard of this technique before!) and Rosie looks fabulous! I love the added stitching. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Maria said...

p.s. I do hope your ankle feels better soon.

Maria x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, the background is amazing, so textured.
Yvonne x

Debi said...

gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous, just lovely, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x

Netty said...

Ouch a sprained ankle sounds painful. Loving your beautiful card and especially love the fab stitching. Take care of yourself Paula. Annette x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous background technique Paula. The combination of those 2 images is perfect. Love It.
Avril xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Stunning! So many beautiful ideas. Hope the ankle gets better soon.
Regards Florence xx

Debbie said...

This is GORGEOUS! Rosie is stunning, not too mention a fabulous background! Awesome art Paula! Hope you're up and about soon! Thank you for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge!

Wishes
Debbie
^..^

Rita said...

Fabulous piece of Art. Those stamps are just perfect and I love them too. Hugs from Scotland Rita xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful card - Rosie goes so well with that Paris stamp!!

Julia S-W said...

Having a hop around the Sunday Stampers and found your card - it's beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing how you used the loo roll - I really have to try that one!! My family all think I'm ink mad so a bit of inky loo roll won't surprise any of them!
Julia

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Fabulous image, love the embossed background.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Paula,
oh j'adore!
Beautiful card, love the stamp and background's embossing.

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

Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning card! thank you for joining us at Craft room challenge for our ink it challenge, good luck. hugs
NIKKI DT

Hels Sheridan said...

Simply STUNNING ... love it.... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Paula...where do I start? I just love everything about your card, from the images, the colours, the embossing and the stitching. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Craft Room challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

lisa said...

Oh Wow. I love everything you've done here. That soggy loo roll technique is good fun isn't it and creates lovely texture.
Mixing those two gorgeous stamps works brilliantly, you'd think they belonged together.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman.
hugs Lisax

Just me said...

Gorgeous card! I love your background, great colors, and your stamped images are wonderful!
Sorry to hear of your sprained ankle, hope you feel better soon!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Paula, this is just stunning! I really love the colors you have used to accent the embossed background - so pretty! Thank you for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge, best of luck in the draw!
Val :)

Shirl said...

What to say except another stunning creation, adore it.

Hugs Shirley x x

Shirl said...

Paula such a beautiful card the image looks so happy and combines with the Paris image perfectly along with the embossing technique, gorgeous sunny colours everything makes me think of Spring.

Loved this background technique which I first saw on C&C, it is so cool, so I taught to my Sat class and they loved it, will have to tell them all to check out your amazing card (better than the one I taught them lol).

Hugs Shirley x x

Ellie said...

A fantastic card with great details.
xxx Ellie xxx

The Stampsmith said...

This card is stunning, Paula! I put it on my website. Thank you.
Rubber hugs,
Estelle
www.stampsmith.net