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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Mystical & Very Magical ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges


Hope you are all enjoying this Jubilee weekend, whether partaking in the Royal celebrations or just enjoying the extra time off. The weather is pretty dismal here, but the world of magic and faeries is the new theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges day, so head over to see what my lovely FSC teamies have created. There should be plenty of sparkle and glitter to brighten your day. Our sponsor is Marina from Cottage Crafts and is offering a fabulous prize for the winning entry. Please remember we are a stamping challenge so we do need to see some form of stamping on your project.


I made my own background paper using a scroll stamp from stamp addicts and some some crafters workshop stencils, distress inks in dusty concord and broken china, and toned down a bit with a weak wash of gesso. The soggy loo roll technique for the embossed panel behind the stamp. The central stamp is by Curious by Design and is stamped on watercolour paper. I used plenty of glamour dust and a spot of stitching and finished with plenty of mulberry roses and a cheery lynn butterfly.

I'm really sorry I haven't managed to visit all your blogs these last couple of weeks, but time has ran away with me and I hope to catch up with my comments soon.

Have a fantastic weekend and happy crafting. xx

18 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula, your card is a dream. So many wonderful details and the colors are fantastic.

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Paula, Love the soft shades you have used, and a gorgeous image too.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Paula Whittaker said...

exquisite colouring! Ive had this stamp for years but have never done it justice like this...how I wish I could colour images like you.

Samantha Read said...

This is so lovely and dreamy, wonderful.
Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Hugs, Sam xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a lovely dreamy creation and what a gorgeous stamp you used for your central image! Absolute beauty like always, just what I needed on a dreary Sunday morning....:o)

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula...wow, every layer is a delight! The colours are so pretty and perfect for faeries! This image is so sweet and innocent...I love it. I don't think I have heard of the soggy loo roll technique, but it looks beautiful on your piece.
Dot x

Mandy Chilvers said...

this is fabulous. are Curious by Design still going? i had some of their stamps years ago and I couldn't remember what the company was called.
love the purple and blue together, great colour combo

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Stunning card x

Netty said...

Loving your fab DT card Paula, its both magical and mystical. Annette x

Sue said...

This is lovely Paula and such beautiful colours.

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Paula, love the colours and the background is gorgeous. Sue C x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Paula, absolutely stunning take on this challenge, beautiful colours, love the flowers and colouring - truly MAGICAL! xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, stunning flowers and great design. Tracy x

Deborah said...

A truly beautiful card, Paula.

Terry said...

I am so behind on blog visits and it seems like so many of us are in the same boat! Paula, this is a beautiful card! I love the background you created and the images and colors are divine! Beautiful!

Dorthe said...

Paula, I love your little fairy, and your card is so beautiful-truly feeling I`m in fairy land,watching it.The roses are so lovely,too-
Hugs,Dorthe

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Exquisite card. Beautifully stamped and made.
Regards Florence xx

Katie K said...

Hi Paula,
Meant to comment on this card ages ago, now I am just catching up with my reading list. Your card is truly magical, the background paper you make is fabulous. Love the soft purple and turquoise color combination.
Hugs,
Katie