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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Fashionable Stamping Challenges.....

....check it out HERE!  I was fortunate to be a part of the former Let's Ink It Up challenges run by the lovely Suzanne and was sad (but completely understood why) when she decided to close the doors.  Shirl and some of the other ladies have combined their talents to form the challenge blog Fashionable Stamping Challenges and its great that they want us to only use our "real" stamps, no digis are allowed.

The first challenge ends this weekend and is "Anything Goes".  My piece, which is now hanging on the wall of the Cubby Hole (this was one of my pieces for the special "summer collaboration") is a deep edged 8x8 canvas which has been gessoed painted with acrylic paints, spritzed and stencilled over. 

The little girl is from a Crafty Individuals plate, her expression is just adorable - knows her own mind.  She has been coloured with Promarkers and touches of pattered paper added.
The banner of flags were cut from patterned paper and then doodled around with some tiny charms added.
Everything else was stamped onto tissue paper in a mixture of jet black and midnight blue Stazon ink and then carefully adhered onto the canvas.  This has fast become one of my fave things to do - I do not seem to have a problem with the fragility of the tissue paper; the tip is to water down your PVA glue.  Images were then highlighted with a trusty white gel pen!
I also stamped round the deep edges of the canvas.  Stamps used were Crafty Individuals (little girl and text), free stamp from a Craft Stamper, Fancy Pants (words) and a selection from a "summertime" Papermania set.

I wish the ladies over at Fashionable Stamping lots of success with their new challenge blog, for those interested there is also a DT call!

I am also entering this piece into another challenge blog I have found Everybody Art Challenge,it appealed as it seems to encourage all types of work, e.g. from the cute and whimsy to the more vintage/grungy look which I prefer so I will be keeping my eye on this one -  the challenge brief is "Summer"

Suzanne ~x~ 


 

14 comments:

Shirl said...

Wahooo Suzanne lovely to see you here, you know how much I adore your work.

This is simply stunning and the colour tones are soft and totally desirable, love it, love it.

Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and we all miss you.

Hugs Shirley x x

Fliss said...

This is absolutely beautiful Suz. Love the colours and the bunting, background and little girl all look gorgeous.
Thanks for entering this beauty in the first Fashionable Stamping challenge and many thanks too for your kind words.
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Cazro said...

Wow! this is a stinning piece, I must try this tissue paper technique, my list is getting so long of must do's. Caz

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece Suzanne, the White highlighting is fabulous and makes everything pop. Love the image too and the banner is a lovely touch. Tracy x

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this looks fabulous! I'm following your new site, best wishes.

Willy said...

Such a wonderful canvas!

JannaStamps said...

Really cool art piece!! Great job!

Yvonne Garner said...

Wow! Your work is just stunning! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving kind words of encouragement.

JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the wonderful layers and beautiful images. And... I adore the purple!

Debbie said...

This is fabulous Suzanne! Love love love the colours! Great images and design! I have yet to try canvas. Awesome artwork!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome project, Love the color !
hugs Lynn

Jacqueline said...

Love the colours in this Suz - must have taken you ages though. Good luck in the challenges - Jacqueline xx

trisha too said...

Great piece, Suz--will have to check out the site, too!

:)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge this week.
luv
Debby

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