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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Class Act ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges


Hope you're all enjoying the weekend, it's been freezing today and we've had a small scattering of snow. Not able to do any crafting at the moment as my crafting area is having some alterations and the wall was being built today, so I'm impatiently waiting to start crafting and sewing again. I'm surprised how grumpy I get when I can't make something, crafting certainly is an addiction! In the meantime I'm sharing with you my DT make for the latest Fashionable Stamping Challenge the theme is Black, Brown and Red and certainly not my usual choice of colours, but I rather like the combination. As we are a stamping challenge we do like to see stamping on your project and definitely no digis please. Our sponsor is Cottage Crafts and Marina is offering a prize for the winner of the random draw. Please do pop over to the FS HQ for lots of lovely inspiration from my fellow Stampettes.



The background of my card is Tim Holtz tissue paper which I glued onto card and then painted with a wash of fresco finish paint then stamped and tinted with distress inks. The central stamp is from the stampsmith and is from a plate called 'Isn't She Lovely' it has been stamped in black archival ink and  tinted with photo markers. I added a lace doily and then diecut some cordinations distress paper with a cheery lynn french pastry die. Finally ruching up some grossgrain ribbon and of course I had to add a few stitches. I made the flower embellishment from some scraps of fabric.

Hope you have a great Sunday and manage to squeeze in a spot of crafting. Take care. xx

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35 comments:

Buttons said...

Fabulous combination of textures and I adore the shades you've chosen for this. Hugs, Jenny x

Brenda Brown said...

A wonderful card Paula and you are certainly a class act too with all your amazing creations.
Hope you get your room back soo.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xxx

SanDee1899 said...

Absolutely oustanding, a amzing fantatic card!
Well done!
XOXO
SanDee

Astrid Maclean said...

fantastic card Paula, and I have to say the colours are lovely together! Love the additional texture created with the doily and ruffle at the bottom. Hope your new craft space will be wonderful! Good luck with it all, I can imagine how it must feel!

Dots Dabbles said...

Paula...you have the most fantastic stamps! this image is just soooo beautiful, and you have coloured her to perfection! And I love the background techniques too.
Dot x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Paula ! Love all the texture and the image is fabulous. Hope you can back into your crafting space soon ! Sue C x

Maria said...

A gorgeous card Paula, I love the background and the tinting on the image, and those doilies are lovely!

Maria xxxxx

Netty said...

A totally fabulous and glamorous card Paula, superb. Annette x

Vee Cassidy said...

A wonderful card. Vee xx

Terry said...

I know this is not very lady-like, but I am drooling over this! The focal image is gorgeous and the stitching adds such a lovely touch. I had no idea that was a Cheery Lynn die, but thought it was a vintage lace doily! Wow! Love this! Enjoy your Sunday! Hugs!

Deborah said...

She's certainly a classy dame, Paula. Fab!

Dorthe said...

A beautiful card dear Paula,
wonderful background from TH- and the stamped beauty looks fantastic,- also love the ruffle you added and the doily and flower.
Hugs and happy sunday!
Dorthe

Sophie said...

Wow! Paula...
Ich bin ganz hingerissen von dieser großartigen Karte.
Ein wunderschönes Werk mit herrlichen Details.
Ich liebe es.

Sophie xx

Sue said...

Great card & a fabulous image.

Chris Warner said...

This is beautiful Paula, great composition and I love the colour work. Chris xx

Daniele said...

wow what a stunning creation
hugs

Meggymay said...

Stunning card, the layers and details are beautiful.
Yvonne x

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous... LOVE the way you collaged everything! That stitching makes me want to try it also, I actually never use stitching in my projects, I should!

Samantha Read said...

You've blown me away again, wonderful work!
Big hugs, Sam and Poppy xxx

craft-roomjulia said...

Oohhh Paula, simply beautiful and inspirational. Julia xxx

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Wow, Paula, I'm undone! She's gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful inspiration with us for The Stampsmith Challenge!
Val :)

florenceandfreddie said...

Simply stunning! I have just been having a catch up with all of your wonderful makes. Loving the bags Paula. They are so beautifully made especially with all those zips...and your fabric choices are just yummy TFS.
Regards Florence x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Paula,
It is yourself who is the Class Act. Always sharing classy creations.
Adore the way you used this stamp and of course I am positively swooning at the doily and trims.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a gorgeous piece of art.

Annie said...

A stunning make Paula................great layers and textures.

TFS

Annie xx

annemarks said...

Gorgeous card with so many beautiful details :)

Paper Profusion said...

Just on a quick catch-up Paula - wow but this card is fabulous! Brilliant collage stamped background as ever and the core cs looks so dimensional when die cut. A brilliant make with gorgeous stitching as ever. Thank-you so much for your lovely comments at my blog last week Paula. Nicola

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Paula, the colours are lovely and I love the tinting on the image. You might want to pop over to the Craft-Room!

Maria x

Debbie said...

Stunning! This is truly gorgeous in every way! Fabulous details Paula! I love it!

Thank you for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge!

Wishes
Debbie

Claire said...

Gorgeous artwork as always Paula, I do love the way you combine your stamping with fabric - those crochet doileys look amazing!I hope your craft space is free of builders and you've had your crafty fix
Have a good weekend
Claire xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Absolutely stunning! And the ruffled fabric - what a great addition. I love it! xx

Esther said...

Hi Paula - just catching up..this is gorgeous, i love the lace doily and your stamped image is stunning..Esther

butterfly said...

This is completely glorious, Paula - I love the tinting on the image - she looks sensational! And the lovely laces and ruched fabric give the whole card such an opulent look - wow!
Alison x

Fliss said...

Wow! A real stunner Paula. The image looks so beautiful and her setting if so rich and elegant.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Laurart said...

This is wonderful - I adore lots of layers and this is has a gorgeous layered effect. I identify totally with having crafting withdrawal symptoms at times! Love from Laura xxxxxx