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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Steampunk Love ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges


Steampunk is new challenge at FSC this fortnight. Its a theme I struggle with, so I decided to add a feminine slant to my project, anything masculine brings me out in a cold sweat LOL!! I know, another fabric hanging, I'm just enjoying using my sewing machine ATM.  Please head over to FSC headquarters for some stunning steampunk creations. Our lovely sponsor is Marina from Cottage Crafts and is offering a fab prize for the winner.

The background panel is stamped on cotton fabric with sepia archival ink then painted with diluted inktense washes. I die cut a couple of hearts from the a piece of cotton I'd put through my bigshot with an inked up gears and cogs embossing folder. The central image is a combination of two stamps, La Blanche clock and steampunk lady by Graphic 45. These were stamped on gessoed fabric and painted with Inktense pencils. Then all stitched together.



Looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous entries. But remember no digis as we are a stamping challenge and we do need to see some form of stamping in your project. Thanks for looking and have a lovely Sunday.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

The Craft room Challenge ~ Add Fabric

Simon Says Stamp And Show ~ Anything goes

Happy Crafting xx

31 comments:

Deborah said...

I'm loving all your fabric art, Paula. The inked up embossing folder worked really well too. Fab!

Daniele said...

stunning panel again Paula, love how you have coloured the image
hugs

Zoe Sanderson said...

Simply love your panel Paula and very in keeping with a steampunk theme and of course our Use Fabric theme. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Paula, what a stunner, just love the fabric layers and your stitching.
Enjoy your Sunday. xox

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful Paula, love how you have combined Steampunk, which is so often very masculine and grungy, with the soft layers of a fabric piece, and the great thing is it really works!!
LOVE it!!

Fliss said...

A fabulously feminine creation Paula and who says steampunk has to be masculine! Love all the texture on here and your stamping looks fabulous (oddly enough, I've just bought the winged clock stamp and glad I did after seeing how good it can look)
Have a great Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, love your hanging, loving the feminine side to Steampunk.
Yvonne x

Meggymay said...

Wow, love your hanging, loving the feminine side to Steampunk.
Yvonne x

Samantha Read said...

You just blow me away every time I visit your blog, fabulously feminine, just gorgeous!
Sam ♥

Ann B said...

Love your take on steampunk Paula, just shows it doesn't have to be grungy and masculine. It's not just the stamping and colouring but the little touches of the beading and flowers that finish it perfectly.

Katie K said...

Hi Paula,
Another beauty. Love this feminine steam punk wall hanging.
Hugs,
Katie

Dan said...

This is wonderful Paula, I love the subdued colour palette and the faded, vintage feel. The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Terry said...

Stunning Steampunk hanging! You can just feel the romance in this lovely fabric art! Hard to believe you struggled with this. The embossed hearts look amazing! Happy Sunday!

Redanne said...

You never need to apologise for using fabric, you do it sooo well. I love the feminine angle to this wonderful steampunk piece, it is beautiful. Anne x

lynne said...

Hi Paula
Sorry for not visiting but I know you understand.
I can easily say this, for me personally, the most fabulous Steampunk piece of art I've seen and I have seen many amazing pieces.
Love the feminine slant and your colour choice and of course fabric always impresses me.
Wishes
Lynne

Claire said...

Oh Paula this is a real stunner, such delicate colours and clever techniques. A really beautiful project
Claire xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Paula. This is gorgeous - Feminine Steampunk! Beautiful colours and image.
Avril xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful wall hanging Paula, love the images you've used and your sewing around the hearts is amazing! Sue C x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow, absolutely love! Just stunning. Kim

Debi said...

Paula, as stunning as ever!!! what a combo fabric and steampunk how could I resist, thanks for sharing with us at craft room challenge, Debi x

Shirl said...

How delicate is this Paula it is the prettiest steampunk piece I have ever seen totally elegant and divine.

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula, that's a fantastic piece, love the use of the fabric.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely glorious! Another Wow!

Lucy x

Maria said...

Hi Paula, this is absolutely gorgeous, I do love these inktense used as a wash, they have a lovely translucent look. The stamps you've combined and all your trimmings look fabulous. Lovely to see you over at the Craft-Room Challenge :-), good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Paula,
luv this, so gorgeous and originelly created!
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

florenceandfreddie said...

Gorgeous hanging Paula. Only you could make Steampunk look this beautiful. Love how you have coloured the image.
Regards Florence xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Paula...this is awesome!!! And I say that to everyone who sews!!! (lol, anyone who can handle that machine is awesome). These images are amazing too...I really like the central lady with the cogs in her hair. And the clock and wing set her off beautifully.
Dot x

craft-roomjulia said...

Simply stunning Paula, I love how you have used the Inktense as a wash. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

Nikki Byrne said...

Oh my word this is fantabulous!!!! Just love it :o) Thanks you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge this fortnight. Hugs

NIKKI DT

Zuzu's Blog said...

gave my craft room a real good clean out last week and found a bag from Derwent... (from my last visit to keswick and the pencil museum... and what was inside..an Inktense pencil set (also some watercolour pencils). I cant believe I was asking you what they are and it turns out i have had a set in a bag for 3 years. My mum bought them for me in the factory shop two months before she died and I just never got round to opening the bag up. been to watch the inktense video on the derwent site now too lol... thanks for reminding me what they are for .. I would have just thought (after all this time) that i had some colouring pencils. and set them aside to be forgotten. x

hazel said...

Wow!!! This is fabulous Paula. I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.