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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Dreaming of Summer



Imagining the warm sunny days of summer ......... yeah right!! Freezing and wet, and I can't believe it's been snowing today in some parts of the country! The only thing for it is some comfort crafting in the warm! A little nautical plaque using one of the latest Crafty Individual stamps CI - 384 and one of their masks. I painted some corrugated card with emulsion paint and added some small shells from our holiday last year.

I've just spotted that Tim Holtz is bringing out a fabric range, hope we get it over in the UK as I can think of loads of things to make with it. Of course I don't need any more fabric, but that won't stop me. I've only been sewing for about a 18 months and I already have built up a rather large fabric hoard!

Have a great day & Happy Crafting xx

18 comments:

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous Paula. A really beautiful background and the stamped pnel looks so lovely with the textured board and the seaside embellishments.
A chilly 4 degrees here but finally not wet!
Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Fliss xx
PS: I can't wait for the fabric either - looks really yummy!

Astrid Maclean said...

Dreaming of summer, yes indeed, don't we all, having said that, the sun is actually shining today, long may it last...

Your panel is stunning, love the colouring and subtle crackle together with the beautiful stamp and the shells are a great addition! Oh and I can't wait to see what you would do with the new TH fabrics!

Paula Whittaker said...

loving your nautical plaque - has all the right elements beautifully put together.

Sophie said...

Boaaah, ist das schön...
Das ist so liebevoll und bezaubernd gemacht.
Tolle Arbeit, Paula :-)

Liebe Grüße xx
Und danke für deinen Besuch auf meinem Blog und den lieben Kommentar :-)

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula...our summer is finally over :( so dreaming of it is all we can do for a few months...a really beautiful plaque, great colours and really does make you dream of summer!
Dot x

Daniele said...

fabbie piece of art Paula, you can never have too much fabric
hugs

Karen Gist said...

Hahaha I have been sewing for 40yrs and have a mountain of fabric now Paula!!!!!

This is a gorgeous piece!!!

ut...I am loving the notebook in your last post :D xxx

Terry said...

Paula, Love your seaside hanging and your use of colors and the touch of seashells and cheesecloth is a great touch! Love that image! Gorgeous! I thought of you when I saw Tim's new fabric line! Hugs!

Lillibelle said...

Wonderful, adorable maritim details! I love this gorgeous piece.

Sue C said...

Fabulous hanging Paula ! The crackled background is great and love nautical rope around the image. Sue C x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I love this - the stamped image is fab!

Dorthe said...

Dear Paula, such a beautiful and summerfresh hanging- wonderful background, and sweet summer stamps- so lovely !!
We actually also had sun today- but warm it is not!!
Hugs,Dorthe

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous hanging, it sure promises us some summer.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful hanging, love the use of the corrugated cardboard and the nautical theme.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous summery colours - and as a combination it's so close to what I've been playing with today (not allowed out yet though!) - I almost did a double-take!

Beautiful texture and crackle, and the paint on the corrugated card looks so glorious.

You and the TH fabrics sounds like a match made in heaven to me...
Alison xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is glorious! The way you have fed the rope through is so original. Yes, you and Tim Holtz fabric - divine!

Lucy x

Chris Warner said...

What a beautiful plaque! Love the imagery, the colours, the layers, the textures - brilliant. Love the promise of summer too, lol. Chris xxx

Buttons said...

I can smell the salt from here! Love the corrugated background on the plaque and your choice of colours. Another winner. Hugs, Jenny x