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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Ship Ahoy ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges


Hope you are all enjoying your Easter Break and and indulging in some well deserved chocolates, crafting is hungry work don't you think!

Down at Fashionable Stamping HQ the theme is Nautical. We would love to see you nautical creations. It can be any sort of project that follows the theme be it ships, lighthouses or a beach/seaside scene. All we ask is that you include some stamping on your project and definitely no digis please. Our lovely sponsor is Marina at Cottages crafts. So please head over to the FSC blog for some nautical inspiration from the other Stampetes.



For my project I used a wooden sketching box that I bought from Lidl a while ago. I had in my mind the idea of an old ships box. Containing a few nautical items, a small compass, some string, and a few ships papers. Maybe belonging to a Naval Officer on a long sea faring voyage. The watch a memento of his late wife.

 The watch is about the only antique item that I own. It was my Great Grandmothers and the date engraved on it is 1897. It still works and it is much treasured.


The whole box was painted in black gesso, then brown and blue matt emulsion and sanded down to show some of the paint. The stamps used are Crafty Individuals, La Blanche, and Curious By Design. The ship is painted with Inktense pencils and the box buffed with distress inks and Antique gold patina rubbed along the edges.

I am entering this for the following Challenges





Have a lovely Easter Sunday and please head over to the FSC blog and join our Nautical challenge.

Thanks for all your lovely comments & Happy Crafting xx




47 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Beautifully done - love that text - great handwriting AND it's French, lol. Lovely work x

Deborah said...

Lidl - who'd a thunk it! Brilliant!

Cheryl said...

oh this is just stunning love that image,and those beautiful colours and detail,bless you for playing at anything goes,challenge this week hugs Cherylxxxxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Another stunning project Paula, your creativity never ceases to amaze me!!

I see you are becoming a regular now at Craft Stamper, - makes me look forward to each new issue even more!

I had a total chocolate overload yesterday by the way, crafting is such hungry work indeed.

Have a fantastic Easter!!!

Joanna said...

Beautiful box, love colors and all stamping.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula,
I love this to pieces. Such a stunning box! I just think you are amazing. Beautiful!
Dot x

Netty said...

wow an amazing makeover Paula, loving the blue and fab stamping. Thank you for sharing your treasures. Happy Easter, Annette x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fabulous stamping, love the beautiful blue colored box and all pieces.
Happy easter wishes
Anja

Mrs.B said...

Hi Paula, Fabulous box, and a beautiful colour.
Congrats on being published in CS, again! Well Done.
Have a lovely Easter,
Avril xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Simply stunning. Beautiful stamping.
Regards Florence xx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful alterations and stamping, its a fabulous memory box.
Happy Easter. Yvonne x

Terry said...

Paula, This box is amazing and that ship as a focal point is stunning. Love how you combined all the stamped images! Every inch is perfection! How cool to have such a treasure from your grandmother to put inside this lovely box! Love it!

Samantha Read said...

Wow! This is amazing. Love it all! Wishing you a lovely Easter :o) xxx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous work Paula, your stamping is is fantastic and I love the hint of colour on the ship. Sue C x

lynne said...

Paula,
A beautiful altered project and what really appeals to me, the thought process and the way you carried it through with the addition of an heirloom and papers. Incredible detail.
I so enjoyed this theme - a slight surprise I have to say lol.
Wishes
Lynne

Barb said...

Wow! Fantastic !

Daniele said...

what a wonderful creation
hugs

annemarks said...

Fantastic work absolutely gorgeous :)

Sarah said...

Hi Paula, my goodness this is just wonderful! You are such a talented lady!

Thanks for hopping by the Divas.

Sarah

Elly said...

Oh Lordy.....i'm not a blue - ish girl, but i love this box.
Happy Easter (:o)
Elly

Jean Hardy said...

A beautiful use of the ship stamp. Loving the blues. x

Summite said...

This box is WOW, gorgeous, amazing..... finally I am having trouble to find the right words....CONGRAT.....

Katie K said...

Paola,
This is just stunning! I love every single detail; it is my favorite color. I would love to make one of this one day :^)
Hugs,
Katie

Lovely Linda said...

Wow This is stunning! Whaqt a gorgeous vintage project - perfect to keep your treasures in....Thank you for joining us for our first challenge – we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous altered project love the vintage feel to it, thanks for joining Anything Goes challenge at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Redanne said...

I saw this over on the challenge blog but it looks even better close up. It is amazing, love the colours and vintage feel of it.

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Paula. The colours and stamping are so beautiful and love your little tale too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

craft-roomjulia said...

This is stunning,such a lovely keepsake box. Your work is very inspirational. Julia xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Paula, such a wonderful treasure box. Love all the elements and details.

Annie said...

Hi Paula, what a fabulous piece/keepsake. The colours and stamps are great. Good luck in your challenges...........Annie x

Maria said...

This is stunning Paula, I love how how the brown comes through the blue, beautiful stamping.

Maria x

Maria said...

p.s. I can't see your entry at LIIU, you may need to re-link it?

Maria x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Woooow, Paula, this box is amazing!!! Your colouring is fantastic, I am always so amazed how you do it - a true work of art! Absolutely love it!!! xx

rachelturner424 said...

I've finally worked out how to leave comments! This is yet another beautiful creation Paula.
P.S. Many congrats on your Craft Stamper publications! Rachelx

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Paula, how did I miss this on Sunday? What an 'admirable' vintage, ship themed box. Such fabulous distressing and stamping and I love your little curios which make it ideal for a voyage of discovery.
Have a good week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sue said...

Beautifull Paula.

Zuzu's Blog said...

Another Beauty me hearty....

(love all your boxes)

SuzanneK said...

OMG stunning creation, love every little detail. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is amazing! Gorgeous composition and stamps! AWESOME ART!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Paula! Your project blows me away! What a beautifully done decorated box! Bravo, well done! Yvonne

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Paula,
your altered box is absolutely beautiful.Love all the little details.
Have a great day.
XO Marie

Ana Márquez said...

Wow, a fantastic box, dear friend!! I love ths ship, the colours, the compass, every sea stuff!! Thanks for sharing :-) xo

Vintage Collages

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Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my, so beautiful!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Amazing trinket box. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

Susan Hogan said...

Such a pretty item and so beautifully done. Your work is fabulous. Thanks for joining us a LIIU this month for our Distressing Challenge!

Nina Brackett said...

What a gorgeous box. Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafty Friends' Challenge.

mags said...

Stunning project with lots of detail. Thanks for joining us at LIIU.
Mags
x