Monday, 1 July 2013

Shabby Chic or Vintage Grunge ~ The Stampsmith Challenge

For blog candy winner see bottom of post.

Shabby Chic or Vintage Grunge is the July challenge theme selected by yours truly. 'Both very popular styles and perfect for showcasing your Stampsmith favourites. We'd love you to play along and share your projects with us this month. So choose your preferred style `Shabby or Grunge' and join the Stampsmith Challenge with a chance to win $21 of gorgeous stamps of your choice from The Stampsmith.'

I chose to make a little shabby chic bridesmaid dolly bag for my GDT project, featuring the gorgeous star crossed lover Juliet from the stamp plate Olivia and friends

It stamped beautifully onto cream cotton using sepia archival ink, which I heat set with an iron and cut out using my spellbinders die, I sewed it onto a doily before sewing it onto some textured cotton. I then followed this tutorial here to make my dolly bag.

It would be lovely if you could pop over here and look at the gorgeous DT project by the fabulous Stampsmith ladies, they are real stunners and be inspired to join the latest challenge.

I hope you all had a great weekend, it was gorgeously sunny in my part of the UK.

Blog Candy Winner

Not having quite got the hang of the inlinkz random thingamabob, I thought it was going to email me automatically with the winner. It didn't LOL. But it did email the winner herself!

The lovely Chris Warner from My Corner of Heaven

Your goodies will be wrapped up and in the post tomorrow. Thanks to all of you for taking the time and trouble to leave a comment.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges

Take care and Happy Crafting xx


Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, another stunning make Paula, you are so clever!

Chris Warner said...

This is beautiful Paula, I'm envious of your wonderful seamstress talents! :>) Chris xxx

Valerie said...

Beautiful little bag Paula, love the way you incorporate stamping with your sewing:)
Val x

Lynn B said...

Love the bag Paula!
Congrats to Chris for winning the blog candy, lucky lady!

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful Paula :) xxx

Julie Mutch said...

Paula, your little bag is simply beautiful. It's great to have you as a guest designer with us again this month. I'm already looking forward to seeing what you create for us next month! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula
It is lovely that you are with TSC for another month.
Beautiful creation - she is one of my favourite stamps.
I hope you are enjoying your time at TSC.

Paper Profusion said...

This is absolutely beautiful Paula! I love all the little pearl elements around here. Just stunning!

Congratulations too to Chris - enjoy your lovely goodies. Nicola x

Netty said...

congratulations to the winner even if it wasn't me boo hoo.........but I still love your gorgeous make, hugs Annette x

Sue C said...

Beautiful bag Paula, love the delicate colours and the image is gorgeous ! Sue C x

Monia Fioletowa said...

Congrats ;)))

Claire said...

Wow Paula your stamping on fabric is always so beautiful and this is no exception. A really lovely delicate bag. My poor sewing machine is gathering dust, you'll have to give me some lessons
Claire xx

Dorthe said...

A most beautiful dolly bag ,dear Paula, -and so beautifully stamped with Juliet, thinking of her loved one Romeo!!
CongRAtulations to your lucky winner !!

butterfly said...

Another exquisite creation - wonderful to have you play along with us at The Artistic Stamper! And a big YAY for the lovely Chris - congratulations! (How hilarious that it emailed her and not you...)
Alison x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, this is stunning Paula! I really love seeing your sew-nice pieces :). Congrats to Chris! xxx

die amelie said...

This is beautiful! A lovely vintage treasure! And congrats to the lucky winner!

die amelie x

BECKY said...

Love this bag!! Just so lovely! You do beautiful work!!
Thanks for linking up to BWW!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous bag again, just a dream. Congrats to lucky Chris :)

Chris Warner said...

Whooop, whoooop! A packet of LUVERRRRRLY CANDY plopped onto the porch mat a few minutes ago! THANK YOU so much Paula, what a fab candy parcel, can't wait to start using the brill thing you've sent me. Errrr, will you help me with how to attach the purse frame/clip please? I don't want to ruin it. Have to say, you didn't waste any time getting it to me!

Thanks again! (BTW I have my own giveaway offer this month if you'd like to come and join in...?)

Chris xxx

May said...

wow! This one blows me away, and I really do love how detailed this is, yet simple enough so that it doesn't get cluttered. Amazing stuff! Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Terry said...

This is gorgeous, Paula! I am so loving all of your creations! Love that doily! Hugs!

May said...

Gorgeous work, the bag is stunning...the image is it!! Hugs May x x x

Redanne said...

Your dolly bag is exquisite Paula, I love the crochet doily and the buttons are so beautiful. Amazing how the stamps works so well on fabric too. Many congrats to Chris too. Hugs, Anne x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Wow this is so stunning bag, just love it, beautiful;-))m

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Just beautiful and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)