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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Musical ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges & Blog Candy Winner


Firstly thank you to everyone for leaving comments on my bag candy. Hubby duly pulled a number out of the hat (well actually I put the bits of paper in a saucepan LOL!) and it was 26 which is Astrid. If you let me know your address, I will pop it in the post next week :-D

Now it's time for another Fashionable Stamping Challenge. The musical theme was set by the lovely Esther. The Stampettes have excelled themselves for this challenges, please do head over to the FSC blog for some gorgeous musical treats. Our lovely sponsor is Marina from Cottage crafts with a fabulous prize for the winning entry.




I decided to use the mozart stamp from La Blanche as my main focal image, along with another favourite set of mine from stampers anonymous, and the crackle effect stamp from Crafty Individuals. The wooden box was sanded down and painted matt emulsion paint in a cream shade. Then stamped in archival ink. Painted as usual with my inktense pencils, very economical as they last so much longer than ink pads.

On one of my visits to Lidls I spotted some aluminium foil tape on a roll, think it was only a couple of pounds and it's a huge roll. I placed some of the tape in an embossing folder, then coated the embossed tape with black gesso and finally rubbing over with some gilding wax and stuck to the sides of my box.


I'm entering this for the following challenge

The artistic stamper ~ Anything goes

A lovely Sunday to you all & Happy Crafting XX

31 comments:

Netty said...

Congratulations to Astrid. Loving your beautiful box, perfect. Annette x

Yvonne Garner said...

A signature piece, Paula! Just gorgeous. Have a great piece. Best, Yvonne

Katie K said...

Paula,
This is amazing. You always have the ability to combine stamp images to make your beautiful background.
Hugs,
Katie

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning box!! Love the colours and fabulous stamping!!
So now I am sitting here pinching myself, so it says Astrid is the winner, so I am thinking, hm I am called Astrid, so is that me???, I never win anything..... I'll email you my address, just in case lol... THANK YOU DH for picking no 26!!!!!

Deborah said...

Love all those wonderful textures, Paula. I get my aluminium tape from Halfords (why pay Tim H prices).

Brenda Brown said...

Positively divine box my friend, I love the image and the textured sides.
Congrats astrid on winning that fab bag.
Enjoy your Sunday Paula.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Wow so gorgeous creation,the box looks stunning;-))m

Paula Whittaker said...

Stunning!
Get my tape from the Poundshop lol it does the trick!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Paula, love the embossed foil tape and your stamping is superb, as usual. Sue C x

Carol Q said...

beautiful box. the foil looks really effective!

Valerie said...

Fabulous box Paula, love the images and the amazing embossed tape on the sides:) Much as it pains me to say it, congrats to Astrid!
Val x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW your box is really a masterpiece, love all on it, the brilliant colored stamp and the fabulous background.
Hugs Anja

lynne said...

I have to smile at your bargain purchases as they are purchases I make myself. I am running low on artist sheet canvas so need to be on the look out for that!
Fabulously stamping, in fact it is awe inspiring stamping on display.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Lucky winner of your stunning, statement bag.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous box, love all the stamping and details.
Yvonne

Dorthe said...

The Mozart stamp, is gorgeous, and your box so very fantastic- and the embossed foil, so wonderful.
Congratulations dear Astrid for winning Paulas beautiful bag.
Hugs,Dorthe

Cath Wilson said...

I've seen you use this stamp before, Paula and I love it - and the way you use it. Brilliant shading - gorgeous x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, just another breathtaking project.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! For me, it is your colouring that always particularly stands out - wish you were sat across from me at my craft desk showing me how to colour. And Lucky Astrid .....

Lucy x

Terry said...

Wow, Paula, Mozart just jumps out at you! What a fabulous 3-D effect you created on this box! Beautiful background and use of stamps! Hope you enjoyed the weekend! Hugs!

Tracie Dean said...

A fantastic work of art. Love it!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula...I think the crackle and mosaic stamp go magically together. Such a beautifully classical image.
Dot x

Sophie said...

Wow! Was für eine großartige und gelungene Komposition.
Das ist ein Meisterwerk. Super!

xx

Fliss said...

This is stunning Paula. The image looks just amazing (awesome colouring) and the background and embossed metal effect edges are gorgeous.
Congratulations to lucky Astrid.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Paula, This is a gorgeous box, with a beautiful background. Love the image.
Avril xx

Artyjen said...

oooh! Gorgeous....love everything about it ;) Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month.
xoxo Sioux

Sue said...

Congrats to Astrid. Love the box Paula.

Ellie Knol said...

This is so GORGEOUS, also the metallic foil on the sides, looks as if you bought it like that, from a hardware store!

butterfly said...

Such a gorgeous box... what a great tip on the Lidl metal tape - it looks absolutely sensational on the sides! And the top looks just fabulous, with amazing colouring. Going to have to go and look up Inktense pencils now...
Alison x

Claire said...

Hi Paula, oooh what a beautiful project! You create such beautiful effects with inktense pencils and this is really gorgeous. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Shirl said...

This is a beaut of a piece Paula so gorgeous and yes the tape is amazing.

Next time you use the tape try putting a paperclip or other object onto your surface first then cover with the tape. It is amazing the effect you get and you can still emboss over it.

Hugs Shirley x x

Alexa said...

What a gorgeous box - really beautiful and the Lidl tape looks amazing!