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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Anything Goes at FSC




Anything Goes this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, the last two weeks have really whizzed by and finally some lovely much needed sun!

I always love the anything goes challenges as you can really have fun. The only rules are, we do need to see stamping on your project and please no digis, other than that you can really let your imagination run wild. Our generous sponsor Leo at Flonzcrafts is offering the lucky winner of the random draw $20 to spend in his store. Please do pop over to FSC HQ to see all the amazing projects  designed by my fellow stampettes.

I chose to make a small arched plaque from plywood, I have a little gypsy blood in my veins as my Great Grandfather was a gypsy, little was known about him as my Nan was fostered out at a very early age and sadly had little contact with her parents.



I used lace and lashings of gesso to create the background, and washes of inktense pencils to add depth and shadows. The stamp is Gypsy journey by Curious By design who are sadly no longer trading. The arch and hinge die are both Tim holtz.

I am entering this for


Have a fabulous and sunny bank holiday weekend and Happy Crafting xx

31 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

love the shabby chic look of this piece.

Deborah said...

Gorgeous.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Paula, such gorgeous background textures and subtle colours! Looking at this there is nothing to suggest your stamping mojo is gone lol, this looks amazing and such a wonderful stamp!

Mrs.B said...

Such beautiful textures and colours on this Paula, a lovely way to display the image.
Avril xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula...this has such a mystical feel to it, heaps of heart and soul in this one! Hauntingly beautiful!!!!
Dot x

butterfly said...

Oh, beautiful... so subtle and elegant - the little lock is so gorgeous, and the lacy texture adds so much romance to that lovely image!
Alison x

Chris Warner said...

Wow Paula, this is soooooo beautiful. I love it! Chris xxx

Elly said...

Very, very beautiful (:o)

Netty said...

beautiful arch and loving the shabby chic style you have created.

Hugs Annette x

Terry said...

Gorgeous texture, Paula! What an incredible arch and the colored image is sheer perfection! Love all the trims and details! I had to look a few times! My grandfather on my Mom's side abandoned his family, while they were quite young, so we never knew anything of him! Happy Sunday! Hugs!

Shirl said...

Such an elegant creation Paula. Wow who would think gypsy blood, I can just picture you in one of those colourfully painted caravans with long flowing dark tresses and long dangly earrings.

Hugs Shirley x

Brenda Brown said...

Simply stunning Paula, I just love this, the colours, the textures and gorgeous image. A wonder, wonderful piece of art.
Hugs Brenda xox

Claire said...

Hi Paula, what a beautiful project, love the subtle colours and that stamp is a real stunner. Hope your're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Dorthe said...

So gorgeous, dear Paula,-
the image so lovely, and your arch beautiful with the crackle on the door frame the ,-lock is wonderful-and I love your use of laces!
What an amazing piece.
Hugs,Dorthe

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous arch, the image is beautiful and the textures look awesome.
Yvonne

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Absolutely stunning work! I love the lace textures and the colouring - you are a true Inktense diva! Love it!!! xx

Sophie said...

Paula, das ist so wunderschön gemacht.
Ich kann nur staunen.
Die Spitze und überhaupt die vielen schönen Details.
Wundervoll.

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is stunning, Paula, I love the gypsy stamp and the texture and whitewash effect you have achieved,

Lucy x

Paper Profusion said...

This speaks volumes Paula - really intriguing - I could look at it for ages. Fabulous artwork and crafting techniques. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Buttons said...

This is absolutely delicious Paula. Love the way you have altered the lace in particular. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner with this. Hugs, Jenny x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Breathtaking.

Fliss said...

This is so beautiful Paula. I really love the image (what a shame about the makers) and the texture on the pretty frame is amazing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

butterfly said...

Oops, should also have said: it's lovely to have you play along with us at Our Creative Corner!
Alison x

Connie said...

Your blog rocks. You are so creative, and have so many different talents. Love the traveling sewing kit and the blue patchwork bag is gorgeous :) Thank you for sharing:)
Connie

florenceandfreddie said...

Wow! Totally gorgeous!
Have a great weekend.
Florence xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVELY!! I so like to see your creations, and also your story behind everything! I seem to never come up with things like that, hehe..

Julia S-W said...

So beautiful. I love the muted tones, the wonderful image and your crackled frame is perfection. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time. (I love your work!).
Juliax

Esther said...

Ooh so elegant and romantic, this is lovely Paula, and even more special that it has a story..Esther xx

Laurart said...

This is just so amazingly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

MichelleZ said...

This is gorgeous! I love the texture!

Heather Rogers said...

Absolutely lovely! in fact it's stunning!I don't wonder it was on of the winners!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx