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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Oriental ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges


Time for a new challenge down at FSC headquarters, I hope that many of you will join in the challenge as I chose Oriental as the theme for this fortnight. We would love to see your projects, be it papercrafting, altered art or perhaps sewing like me, but you must include some form of stamping in your work and definitely no digital stamps please. Please do pop over to the FSC blog to see oodles of gorgeous projects by my fellow stampettes inspired by the Orient and a chance to win a prize from our sponsor Cottage Crafts




I know another wall hanging LOL but I can't get enough of my sewing machine at the moment, and I had some pretty fabrics to use, so yes I've made another one. The main image is stamped onto gessoed calico and stamped in black archival ink, then coloured with my trusty inktense pencils and some prismacolor ones. The Japanese symbols are stamped onto untreated calico with archival ink and heat set.
I attached the strips of fabric, edging and the central panel to a rectangle of pink polka dot fabric which had interfacing attached to the reverse. Then I placed another rectangle of fabric on top with right sides together and sewing all along the edges leaving a four inch gap, so that I could turn it inside out. Finally attaching the bunting (I know not very oriental, but I like it!!), flower and coin to complete.

The stamp set used is by Curious By design

I'm entering this for the following challenges



Have a great Sunday and Happy Crafting xx


27 comments:

Shirl said...

Hi Paula thank you for such a different challenge plus your take on it is spectacular. Love the different colour scheme you have chosen and we never tire of your wall hangings or your sewing lol.

Nearly finished my video for the file folder it will be up soon.

Hugs Shirley x x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Paula, this is so different, not at all your usual style and please don't apologize for another hanger, we love them. This colourful piece is amazing and has such an oriental feel to it, love it!

Paula Whittaker said...

Just beautiful!

Cath Wilson said...

A beautiful image and such pretty colours. Gorgeous work x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So fantastic, great details. Love th sewing on it.

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Stunning work. Love the oriental theme.
Regards Florence xx

Terry said...

Wow, Paula! This gorgeous hanging just takes my breath away! Elegance in every inch! Love your use of beautiful fabrics! Well DT Sister, many thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie! Love this!

Victoria said...

Well,yes I do have a convenient wall space for this.. how did you know?! What a gorgeous work of art for the home! The colour scheme is incredible. If I had even attempted to incorporate this many colours, it would have gone terribly wrong, but you've made it look easy! The stamp is a stunner and I really love the bunting threaded through too. Thank you ever so much for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps :)

Yvonne Garner said...

So beautiful Paula. Love he softness the fabrics lend. The bunting remind me of Chinese paper lanterns! Bravo! Best wishes, Yvonne

baileyrosy.com said...

Paula Hi, this is a masterpiece another one !!!!!!! Thestamp is amazing as is your sewing and not only that but you are a dab hand at the old colouring too ! I love they way you have partially coloured the stamp makes it look so origional . Does using gesso on the calico help with the stamping or is it just for texture. I adore this beautiful piece and am so glad you shared with us at Addicted to Stamps.

Marie

Claire said...

Fab challenge Paula, I love oriental artwork and your wall hanging is stunning. I love the colours and the bunting looks gorgeous
Claire xx

Netty said...

wow this is gorgeous. You are so talented Paula. Annette x

Sue C said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Paula ! Your stamping onto fabric is fantastic.

Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie too !
Sue C x

Jacqueline said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATS - this is a stunning creation - Jacqueline xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula...you always do such amazing things with ink! This is amazing, so much detail and it all blends together so well that it is well balanced. (which is a good thing for a wall hanging lol)
Dot x

Karen said...

What a gorgeous wall hanging Paula - I'm addicted to my sewing machine as well as Addicted to Stamps.....lol). Thanks for joining us at ATS this week.

Karen x

Ellie said...

A beautiful creation! I love your use of colours for this particular theme, that image of the woman is so adorable !
xxx Ellie xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Paula, This is a beautiful hanging and the choice of materials and colours really compliments that gorgeous image. Love It.
Avril xx

Dorthe said...

So beautiful, I love those colours together, and the oriental lovelines,
Gorgeous.
XO,Dorthe

Debbie said...

what a lovely card!

Kylie said...

Just amazing. Wow! Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

Anita Houston said...

Just gorgeous!!! Love your sewing...quilting really! The Asian design is so inspiring! Thank you so much for playing with us this fortnight at Frilly & Funkie!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous! Your usual wonderful sense of colour and shading. Did you know we will have lots of plain white walls when we move back into our house .....

Lucy x

Daniele said...

such a wonderful piece Paula, love the fabric background and the colouring is perfect for the oriental image
hugs and best wishes

Meggymay said...

Wow, totally gorgeous, love the fabric layers and the beautiful image.
Yvonne x

lynne said...

Hi
Simply stunning. The prettiest of fabrics (I'd love to rummage in amongst your fabrics as they are always gorgeous) and the pretty colours and incredible stamping.
Sorry I was unable to create a sample for your theme.
Wishes
Lynne

Kate said...

This is amazing!! I love your theme! I am very drawn to Asian art and wish I could find more. Your sewing is awesome and so is your fabric choice. Lovely and a bit jealous that this is hanging in your house...