Saturday, 13 August 2011

Ophelia's Pennant

I was asked to be the guest designer for August by Polly from Our Vintage Affair and the theme for their current challenge is triangle. It could be a triangular card, or a pyramid box anything which has the shape of a triangle.Up for grabs is a £20 voucher to spend in The Craft Barn.

I decided to make a pennant out of cardboard which I covered in prima bottanical paper on both sides. I edged the pennant with german scrap which I'd gessoed and then highlighted in Inka gold and a little distress ink. I made the larger scrunchy flower using the Tim Holtz tattered floral die and inked and spritzed and gessoed the poor flower till it was thoroughly shabby, and used a selection of roses from Wild orchid crafts.

The stamped image is Ophelia from The Stampsmith & the dies used are cheery lynn french pastry & spellbinders ribbon banners!

Off to make some Plum jam now! Happy crafting! X


jacirascrap said...

Parabéns Paula por estar lá no OVA! Seu trabalho é lindo! Muitas flores e detalhes maravilhosos!

Anonymous said...

This is breathtaking. Absolutely adore what you have created, it is perfection.
How spooky as this afternoon I was actually stamping with Ophelia. Considering this is a stamp you don't see very often I would say that is very strange indeed. She is so beautiful.
Oops I nearly forgot to say Thank You so much for your amazing comments on my Blog. You have no idea how much I appreciate them.

Netty said...

Oh wow, this is one gorgeous pennant, beautifully vintage with all those amazing flowers. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula. Oh My! this is sooo gorgeous! I love this Ophelia stamp. It is one of my all time favourites. Good luck with the jam!
Regards Florence x

Elly said...

Just stunning and very vintage (:o) Elly

Soo said...

The colours are perfect!!! Another beautiful piece.

Rachel said...

That is gorgeous. I especially love it hanging on the garden post, it looks even more beautiful with the ivy around it.

Ann B said...

So, so beautiful and I love the idea of gesso on the German scrap as I have loads and would never have thought of changing it like this.
Thanks for commenting on my CI challenge piece, especialy so because it led me to your blog - which I now follow.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful and romantic pennant.

Unknown said...

Very pretty ! I have never heard of German scrap. Must be the edging??

Marjorie's Owl said...

Just beautiful Paula, so, so pretty.
Susan x

Carol Salisbury said...

Oh my, such gorgeousness! I love this pennant!

I just stopped by from Fashionable Stamping Challenge and I can't stop looking at all the wonderful things you have done here. Your work is all lovely!

Thanks for sharing!