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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Birds ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges



Birds is the latest Fashionable Stamping Challenge, chosen by my lovely teamie Yvonne. Please do head over to FSC HQ for lots of lovely inspirational projects from those Stampettes. Please do remember we are a stamping challenge and so do need to see some form of stamping on your work and definitely no digis please. The winner of our random draw will win a prize from our sponsors Cottage Crafts so please have ago and join our challenge.

I decided to alter that MDF box I was talking about in an earlier post. It's a large box and and I got decidedly messy  painting it LOL! It started off a dark cream, then I changed my mind as it looked too yellow, so it was painted white. Then I used fresco finish paints in blues and a coffee matt emulsion and sponged randomly.


 I used some craftersworkshop masks and mainly La Blanche stamps and inktense pencils. The swirls on the sides of the box are made using a crafty individuals stencil and viva ferro paint.




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Have a great Sunday and Happy Crafting xx

37 comments:

Shirl said...

Such a soft, subtle colour combination Paula plus your collage of images are gorgeous

It's one of those projects that you have to keep looking at because there are so many different techniques going on and you don't want to miss anything.

The above was just for you ... Hugs Shirley x x.

Now with my other hat on ... wow oh wow, amazing and more. Love it.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

angel said...

Piękne pudełko!:)
Beautiful!:)

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Paula., funny how we change our minds mid flow, but the colour combinations and blending you have achieved are perfect. The images and flourishes provide a wonderful collage topped with the ferro texture. Love it.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Paula ! Love the delicate colours and the texture paste is fabulous. Your stamping is stunning, as usual ! Sue C x

die amelie said...

Gorgeous, beautiful...wow!!!! You turned that box into a real treasure!!!! Love the images and textures you stamped on it!

You have a new follower!!!

Hugs,

die amelie x

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh Paula...I just want to reach out and touch this! The colours are so delicate the stamping has so many layers. Totally stunning in every way!
Dot x

Paula Whittaker said...

truly wonderful

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow!!! This is utterly stunning! I totally adore the colours you have used and the added effect of the stenciled swirls to the sides add such wonderful dimension to it. The way the colour of them has come out is incredible! And the stamping? Well, I think you know how much I admire your stamping skills!!!

SanDee F said...

Absolutely marvelous! the colours the Image you stamped the whole aragement! Oustanding work of art - great job - huts up!
WOW!
KR SanDee1899
http://www.sandee1899.blogspot.com

Daniele said...

awwww such a talented lady, just loving everything about it, the stencilled swirls are gorgeous, loving the colours as well
hugs

brenda said...

A really beautiful altered box Paula,thanks so much sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges.

B x

Chris Warner said...

What a beautiful box Paula, the colour work is lovely, ditto the composition. It may be a box for holding treasures but it's a treasure in itself, brill! Chris xx

Meggymay said...

Love the soft colours, its a gorgeous make over.
Yvonne x

Samantha Read said...

Just when I think your creations can't get any more gorgeous you decorate this box! Beautiful work Paula, you're so talented! Hope you are having a lovely weekend, big hugs xxx

Ann B said...

A true treasure of a box and beautifuly coloured as usual Paula, stunning work.
Ann B
x

Cath Wilson said...

Absolutely stunning work but I am rather biased because I love birds and this is one of my favourite colour combos - so subtle, pretty and yet rustic. Really impressive stuff x

Katie K said...

Paula, this is absolutely stunning. Love the color theme and all the stamping elements, totally gorgeous.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Katie

Dorthe said...

OH Paula, this is a stunning box, so beautiful with the stamps on that wonderful background of colours, and the bird subject is so lovely.
The swirls makes a great dimention to the sides. Gorgeous.
Hugs,Dorthe

Sue said...

This is beautiful. The colours are soft but the decoration is rich with interest.

Paper Profusion said...

Yet another beautiful work of art Paula - this is a treasure trove in itself! Stunning stunning stamping as ever. Your paste stencilling is so fabulous with such beautifully done verdigris. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Claire said...

Hi Paula, this is a stunning project. The colours are blended beautifully and you've created such a wonderful effect with the stamps and masks.
Claire xx
PS Thanks for joining us at VSC too

Annie said...

Wow Paula...this is stunning work. So much to see and I so love the colours and texture created.

TFS

Annie x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Absolutely gorgeous project Paula, love the beautiful soft blues and all the beautiful stamps;-))m

stampingwitch said...

fantastic box! I like the details and the colors did you used.

Fliss said...

This is really beautiful Paula. Love the colours and embellishing and your colouring is awesome!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula that's a wonderful altered box. Great images and details. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Esther said...

A beautiful box Paula, such lovely colours, stamping and textures..Esther xx

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Oh my - this is breathtaking:)
Love the colours and stamping!
*Hugs, Inger*

butterfly said...

Utterly gorgeous, Paula - the colours, stamping - a perfect vintage recreation! I absolutely adore it...
Alison x

Sophie said...

Mein Gott, Paula...
wie wunderschön.
Eine herrliche Box, traumhaft gearbeitet.
Ich bin ganz verzaubert :-)

Ellie Knol said...

I agree with all comments before me: this is so fabulous, so soft, so perfect. Have a nice day, Ellie

Terry said...

Paula, you always create the most gorgeous altered projects! Love all the painted effects and beautiful stamped images! Very pretty! Hugs!

Mrs.B said...

What a stunning box, love the colours, so soft. Gorgeous background, stamping and details as usual making this a real treasure.
Avril xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely exquisite,

Lucy x

annemarks said...

Beautiful project i love the colours and all the lovely details :)

Maria said...

Wow, this is so beautiful Paula! I love the soft blue and coffee, and the stamps are really gorgeous.

Maria x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I agree with Shirley, this is one of those projects that you eagerly read every word about, to find out how all the secret spells for this magical piece. Your colouring is amazing - I would love to watch a tutorial how you create your stunning backgrounds with Inktense pecils :) xxx