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Sunday, 7 October 2012

The Autumn of her Years ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges


Shades of Autumn is the new challenge theme down at FSC head quarters. I struggled a bit with this one as I don't possess any leaf/fruit/flower/autumn style stamps. Oranges, browns and yellows are not  my colours either. Would you believe it it was me that chose this theme, what am I like LOL!!

I really need to widen my stamp range as I my favourite stamps are faces, people and vintage style typography and backgrounds of which I have far too many. I used to paint portraits so faces always interest me, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it, anyhow enough of my waffle onto the challenge.

As we are a stamping challenge we do need to see stamping in your project, but other than that the challenge theme can be interpreted how you like (obviously we need to see autumnal/fall colours too.) The Stampettes have excelled themselves and produced some amazing projects for you to feast your eyes on. Please do pop over to FSC to have a look. We would love you to share your artwork with us this fortnight. Our lovely sponsor Marina at Cottage Crafts is offering a great prize for the winning entry.

I've had this lovely La Blanche stamp for a while and thought it was about time it was inked up. I ended up making a fabric collage as I'd run out of those foam inky things and didn't have anything to blend  with, they always seem to go mysteriously missing. The stamps were all stamped onto TAP and coloured with inktense pencils and a watercolour brush, then ironed onto white cotton and then stitched onto some left over bag making fabric. Then I used the tattered florals die to make a fabric flower, and finished with a tasselled trim. 



I am entering this for the following challenges





Have a great Sunday & Happy Crafting xx






31 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Utterly stunning Paula and I have to say I for one totally adore these colours. Such a beautiful creation!!

Brenda Brown said...

You didn't need any other stamps Paula this is perfect with the colours and stamps you have used. The vibrant autumn tones are in them-self a wonderful interpretation of the theme. Another of your glorious creations, I love it.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Dorthe said...

Paula, this is so stunningly beautiful, OH you made a wonderful autumn piece, with those stamps and your way of colouring them-Love it.
Hugs,Dorthe

Sandra said...

Gorgeous piece! Love the different elements of the card! That pretty face gives it a beautiful dramatic feel to it! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning, just stunning Paula! I am so in love with your colouring and I really envy you this talent. And the layers of stamps really work together beautifully - beautiful piece! xx

Mian said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This is really a piece of art and I love the colors, fabrics and textures that are used! I´m speechless!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Mian
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

florenceandfreddie said...

Oooo! This is beautiful. Wonderful colouring as always Paula. Love the colours and the design.
Regards Florence x.

lynne said...

Paula, it is hard for me to say that you surpass yourself each time as honestly, every time I visit you take my breath away but this is sensational.
Like yourself, I am not one to favour such colours or imagery, fortunately for me I had a piece ready for CI which I had not blogged that suited the theme, yes it pays not to be organised at times!!!
Stunning.
Wishes
Lynne

Mrs.B said...

This is a gorgeous hanging, and such a beautiful image. Perfect quot for the wistful look in her eyes.
Avril xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is amazing and absolutely stunning x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Absolutly unique and awesome. I'm fascinated, this collage is really a masterpiece, I love all elements and the deep colors!
Hugs Anja

Sue C said...

Wow Paula, your project is absolutely stunning. I love the stamps you've used and the colour palette is beautiful ! Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous hanging, the colours are fantastic. Thank you for sharing this with us at SCH this time.
Yvonne xx

Buttons said...

Your fabric pieces are sublime and this is no exception. I adore the way you have coloured the butterflies and the face, and your choice of backing/trims just highlight your talent for being able to compose a design. Hugs, Buttons x

Fliss said...

You might have struggled Paula but the end result is stunning! The colours are so vibrant and the images look amazing against the soft background colours. Fabulous embellishing too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sharon xx said...

Love this Paula, fab colours and soooooooooo pretty x

Samantha Read said...

There's is always lots of gorgeousness to be found on your blog Paula :o) yet another wonderful creation. Big hugs, Sam and Poppy xxx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

You made such a great fallproject--I love your butterfly. We're thrilled you entered it in Simply Create Too's Challenge #23 - Autumn/Fall.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, that is stunning! Fall colors are everywhere right now but yours are just AMAZING. Love this project!

Dots Dabbles said...

I love your taste in stamps Paula...I just got one in that I saw on one of your pieces! A really gorgeous project
Dot x

Sue said...

Such beautiful, rich colours Paula and so much detail. Love the flower.

Esther said...

Paula this is just gorgeous - love those stamped images and the flower is beautiful. I really must try and do more with fabric it's looks so stunning..Esther xx

butterfly said...

It doesn't look like a struggle... it looks sublime! The colours would be autumnal in themselves, but that beautiful thought about her autumn years is perfect. (That's sort of where I ended up too...) The fabric elements are just lovely...
Alison x

Terry said...

Well I would never have guessed there was a struggle and who needs Autumn themed stamps, when you can do this! Absolutely gorgeous display of Autumn colors and design! Love it!

Francesca said...

This is a stunning piece, I have just discovery TAP. Francesca

lizzidroege said...

love everything about this piece the design the colors and the image thanks for joining us at sch this week...

Paula Whittaker said...

beautiful piece

Ann B said...

I Love it - colours, image, fabric all tie together perfectly.
Must get back into challenges now my Mojo is making a bit of a comeback.
Ann B
xx

Daniele said...

this is totally amazing, such a lovely collage effect with fabric, perfect Autumn colours so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week
hugs

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, you've created a wonderful fabric collage. The big butterfly looks gorgeous.

Shirl said...

Better late than never Paula to leave a little love but here I am.

Where to start with how stunning this is. I too have this stamp but yet to ink it up ... what are we like!!!

Autumn just screams from this project who needs leaves, fruit and harvest stuff.

Hugs Shirley x x