Sunday, 9 September 2012

Good things come in small packages

Hope you're all having a great weekend and enjoying the Indian summer. At FSC we ready for another challenge, this time it is Good things come in small packages. Please do visit The Fashionable Challenge Blog for some delicious projects beautifully created by the Stampettes.  Our generous sponsor is Marina from Cottage Crafts who is offering a prize for the challenge winner. As we are a stamping challenge we do need to see some form of stamping in your entry.

Also you can see the wonderful creation our Shirley has featured in the current issue of Craftstamper, she was shortlisted in the second round for The Stamper of the year. Biggest congratulations, it's fabulous and so well deserved.

Though my cosmetic pouch is not small my stamped cameo of Ophelia by the Stampsmith is. It is the largest of the stamps and is stamped onto shrink plastic. Then coloured using prismacolor pencils. Then baked in the oven. The pouch was one I've had for a while and is perfect for non sewists, as the buttons are the only sewing I've done. The lace and doily are attached using bondaweb, and the cameo, flowers and pearls are attached using fabric glue,

My small tag is is sewn this time. It is stamped with the medium version of ophelia using sepia ink onto natural calico fabric, then it was stitched onto some stamped fabric and cut into a tag shape and machine sewn and finished with some lace and buttons.

I'm entering this for

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and Happy Crafting  XXX


Jenny Marples said...

Oh gosh these are just stunning! Love the way you have created that cameo and the sewn tag is so feminine and soft. True mini works of art. Hugs, Buttons x

Cath Wilson said...

So classy - beautiful work and so delicate x

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeously shabby and attractive work Paula. Your bag and tag are stunning.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sue said...

I love the bag and matching tag. Really pretty colours too.

Netty said...

wow loving your gorgeous pouch and tag Paula you really do the most beautiful work. Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula
You know I will be returning soon with my TSC cap on but for now I have to say that this is a dream, perfection.
Have a lovely Sunday.

Anonymous said...

When I first saw this I was hoping you had plans for entering it into the TSC!
You created the most perfect piece of shrink plastic I have ever seen, retaining the beauty of Ophelia. Two incredible pieces Paula.
Thank you for once again supporting TSC and good luck with the Prize Draw.

kjjc said...

wow these are fabulous Paula.

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Paula...these are so delicate and fine. I think Ophelia is perfect for this very feminine and delicate piece. I've never used shrink plastic but you have made it look absolutely amazing!
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Delightful projects, these stamps fit so well with the vintage style and look amazing on fabric.
Yvonne x

Sharon xx said...

Simply stunning, your work is so beautiful Paula xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Paula,
Two gorgeous projects, the image on shrink pastic looks amazging, a perfect addition to the bag.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful bag and a fantastic tag, great pieces.

Dorthe said...

I love your cameo with Ophelia, so beautiful used on your pouch, in all the lovely old laces and fabrics.
And the tag so lovely in its soft colours- I also love the Stampsmith stamps- and this series is gorgeous.
Hugs and happy sunday,

Esther said...

Beautiful cosmetic pouch (my kind of sewing!)...loving all the pretty lace and button details and gorgeous tag too...Esther xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work Paula, as always. Love the shrink plastic and the stamping on the tag in sepia is gorgeous too ! Sue C x

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Paula! Your bag and tag are just gorgeous. I would have picked your work out anywhere! Vintage Paula! Best wishes, Yvonne

Ellie Knol said...

O, this is a real Paula!

LOVE it !!!

xxx Ellie xxx

Debbie said...

WOW Paula! This is stunning work! Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge!


butterfly said...

What an absolute beauty of a project - the bag and the tag are both just lovely!
Alison x

Granny Crafting said...

Your work is always beautiful and this is yet another stunning piece.

Julie Mutch said...

Oh Paula, This little pouch is so beautiful. I absolutely love it! The Ophelia cameo was a great idea...I love playing with shrink plastic, as well. It's always so much fun! :)
Thanks for playing along with us at The Stampsmith Challenge and best of luck in the prize draw!

Shirl said...

Thank you Paula for your beautiful comments about my project.

Adorable cosmetic pouch everything so pretty. Your stamping and colouring on the shrink plastic is fabulous. The little tag just compliments everything perfectly.

Amazing creation.

Hugs Shirley x x

Terry said...

Paula, this is a beautiful cosmetic pouch! Love the shirnk plastic piece of Ophelia and the coloring is perfection! Hugs!

Fliss said...

This is so pretty Paula. Love the delicate embellishing and Ophelia looks beautiful in miniature.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Karen McAlpine said...

The shrink plastic turned out so beautiful!! I just love your projects!! Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge.

Maria said...

These are fabulous Paula. I love the doily that you've used behind Ophelia, and the little matching tag is beautiful. Hope you had a lovely holiday - never been to France but I must say, it looks absolutely gorgeous.

Maria x

nefertiti said...

I saw full of beautiful things on your blog, every project is fabulous!!!!!!bizz

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is exquisite, Paula. Love everything you make,

Lucy x