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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Planes, Trains and Automobiles ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges


Firstly thank you so much for your lovely feedback on my tag, it has boosted me no end. As has being chosen for the top three at Simon Says Stamp and Show, a really lovely surprise.

The lovely Yvonne has chosen the current challenge at FSC, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  My card is of a young adventure seeking couple, who having saved hard for their first ever car, dream of travelling and exploring the world together.

I hope you will join us at FSC for this fortnights challenge. As we are a stamping challenge we do need to see some form of stamping in your project and no digis please. A fabulous prize is donated by our sponsor Marina at Cottage Crafts to the winner of the random draw and we also feature the top three entries as voted by our Design Team.

I had fun making the background of my card, using paperartsy fresco finish paint and distress inks. The stamps used are hero arts cling, Tim Holtz and La Blanche. The other stamps used are B line Designs The travellers, Crafty Individuals and Stampendous, a real mixture LOL!

Have a great Sunday and Thanks for popping by!

Happy Crafting xxx



27 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula...the background is just so dreamy on this one, and fits the story perfectly! I love these colours and the combination of fresco paints and DI's look great.
Dot x

Deborah said...

Shabby chic at its best!

Dorthe said...

Dear Paula, your card is a wonderful example from dayes gone by, and I love your background colours, and all the stamps - a beautiful card.
Hugs,Dorthe

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful, Paula. Love the choice and arrangement of images and the colours you have chosen. Great to see your inkiness again and congratulations on SSS,

Lucy x

Sue said...

A lovely card Paula and congratulations.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful - love the way you wove a story around the card. Lovely colors and terrific stamped background. The postcard is wonderful too.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Paula, Love the story for 'your' couple.
Wonderful stamped background and images to tie in with the story.
Avril xx

Buttons said...

Love your background and the back story too. What a fabulous card to show for this challenge. Love your blog header too - I recognise someone's amazing artwork up there!! What a great way to display it. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

Gorgeous... the colours are right up my street, and I love how the layout leads your eye from the hopeful young couple upwards and outwards into the world of travel and adventure. Totally fabulous background, both the stamping and the beautifully blended colours, and (appropriately) I love your ephemera!!
Alison x

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous Paula. The background is fabulous and really sets off those stamped elements and embellishments so beautifully.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Paula, the stamp of the couple is one of my favourites. Love the little story behind your card too ! Sue C x

Debi said...

Paula, this card is gorgeous love the colours and vintage feel, Debi x

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous card and story behind it Paula. I love the blue and brown combo and the mix of great stamps that pull the theme together.
Hope you've had a good weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous background and colours,love the romantic couple and the story you wove around them.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card. Love the color combination.

Samantha Read said...

Gorgeous, probably one of the most vintagey things I've ever seen!
Hope you and Dylan are keeping warm xxx

lynne said...

Hi Paula
Sorry I am a day late in visiting.
A beautiful collection of travel stamps come together to perfection on this stunning card.
I adore the colour choices.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. We've had snowfall.

Paper Profusion said...

Outstanding card Paula! Great storytelling and wonderful dreamlike stamping. Totally gorgeous! Nicola x

Sophie said...

So schööön...

Terry said...

Paula, the background is telling a story!!! Love the blues and browns in this gorgeous vintage project! Great mix of stamps!!! Have a wonderful week!

Daniele said...

what a wonderful card Paula, lovely background
hugs

Yvonne Garner said...

Paula, this is absolutely stunning! Sheer perfection. Hope all is well.

Esther said...

Ooh Paula, love the background of your card - well the rest of it is pretty great too ! Esther xx

Terry said...

I had a good chuckle at your giving yourself a slap! Too funny! Hugs!

Buttons said...

What a fantastic assortment of stamped images put together with your usual style and panache. So glad to see your papercrafting mojo has returned to full strength. Hugs, Jenny x

Maria said...

Hi Paula, this is a fabulous card. I love your background stamping and colour scheme, you do put your stamps together so well.

I'm so sorry I've not visited as often as usual...

Maria xxxxx

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Such a beautiful card :)
And I really love the colours you´ve used :)
*Hugs, Inger*