Sunday, 31 July 2011

Fashionable Stamping and time(less) flies...

Re-edited: Yeeeeeey!!! I've won, I've won!!! The July Artistic Stamper challenge, that is ;))) Yeeeeey!!!

And I have also been chosen as one of the top picks at the Stamp Man Challenge #28!! ;))) Wooo hooo!!!!

Wooo hooo!!! Exciting or what????

A group of friends, heart broken after the closing down of Let's Ink It Up (Suzanne, sending lots of hugs and warm thoughts your way!) gathered forces and under Shirl's command, have created a new FABULOUS challenge blog!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, let me present you with.....

Drum roll please....

Each challenge will be sponsored by Marina from Cottage Crafts. And in the spirit of the old LIIU challenge, this fortnightly challenge is also for traditional stamping only - no digi stamps are allowed!

Now, please meet the fabulous Design Team:

As at the moment (due to those nasty life turbulences grrrr!) I would not be able to participate in each challenge, I have received this fancy title of the Resident Guest Designer! How cool is that??? I even have my own badge!!!! Lol ;-))

Our first challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!! So go on, pop over to the challenge blog - no excuse not to join in! lol ;) Make sue you become a follower too, as there will be lots of lovely suprises in the future for our loyal followers!

Now on to my project for this challenge...

This idea just suddenly popped into my head... I wanted to create a project with a theme of...
Time flies....

But not just the regular Tempus fugit approach, though! I wanted to have a little play with words, too ;).

Did you notice the flies??? (don't tell anyone but these are actually stamped bees, I don't have any stamps of flies so had to improvise lol!). So: time + flies = time flies lol ;-D. It made me and my DH chuckle, hopefully it will make you giggle, too!

The background was made using wrinkle free distress technique with Fired Brick, Tea Dye and Mustard Seed. I need to practice this a bit more as the colours blended in too much for my liking... The background was stamped with Fired Brick DI with a selection of clock stamps, highlighted with white and bronze pen in places and then all was sprayed with Gold Cosmic Shimmer Mist (I just love this stuff!).

The Tim Holtz clock die was cut from cardboard and then painted with gold and copper acrylic paints. The border was stamped with Tempus fugit Craft Stamper free stamp, with some faux stitching doodling.

Well, that's it my friends! Please spread the word about the new challenge and most importantly - play along with us this week! But please remember - traditional stamping only!

I am really looking forward to working with all my new/old DT Sisters again and as always I am truly amazed by the wealth of talent there! And if you'd like to join this fabulous team, we're having a DT call, too!
Ps. In case you missed my previous post for Sentimental Sundays please click here.

Have a fabulous Sunday!!!

Big hugs

Challenges for this card:
The Stampman #28 - Show us some stitching
The Artistic Stamper July - Hot colours
GC #110 Spicy Supply Challenge - Cogs, gears & watch bits
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything goes
AUD Sentiments #33 - Make someone smile
Sunday Stamper #165 - Waterloo Sunset (colours)
Sugar Creek Hollow - Make your own design paper


Ros said...

So much work ... you really put a lot into this and it shows ... incredible! I'll definitely hop over and check out the new challenge even if I don't find time to enter ...

Hels Sheridan said...

fabby card, loving all those layers... as for the fly/bees.. who cares, tis artistic licence lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper and... C~ONGRATS on your new GDT thingy x

Julie said...

Wow this is gorgeous and very creative! Love the clock hands on the flower. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Maria Matter said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Joanna!
love the entire design!!!
Thank you for playing along @ Aud Sentiments!

Deb (dcorder) said...

What a fun multi-media piece! The layers are great. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

Linda R. said...

Amazing.. You have done it again. This look gorgeous my friend.. so many yummy layer to look at.. I love it..

Shirl said...

Thanks isn't enough Joanna but I will say it anyway ... Thanks Hunny ... for making this incredible piece of work for our very first Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

You deserve your one off title as each piece of your work is a unique bit of art.

Everything about this creation is pure stunning elegance and it even has a female touch of prettiness to it and yes the bees are a novel idea ... clever thingy you.

Hugs Shirley x x

Brenda Brown said...

Of wow Joanna, how gorgeous and yes I did have a giggle.
I just love this beautiful creation with your inimitable style. Fabulous colours and elemets all beautifully linked together and as always so visually interesting.
Hope you had a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is sad to hear that Let's ink it up is closing but at the same time, happy to learn that a new challenge blog is born, and congrats on the huge honor!!!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. I love the scrabble tiles. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Patti P. said...

Beautiful bg....would love to try that technique. The pun is so cute....and I did see your flies right away. Congrats on the new blog and best wishes. So glad you took the time to play along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Have a great week.

Patti SCH/DT

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love all the layers and details.

Val said...

Hi Joanna - pop across to Artistic Stamper - yo have won their challenge.
Hope you are OK.

marsha said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all your vintage elements and your design paper is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge,

Gillian .... said...

Great layers and detail, time sure does fly by.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congratulations :) This is really an outstanding piece of art.

Fliss said...

Here at last! Sorry to be so late with my appreciation for your fabulous piece of artwork. Very clever improvising too and I just love your creation. The background is stunning and love all the layers of detail.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Babs said...

Beautiful work of art just stunning.

Babs x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Asia, love everything about it ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

Nigel said...

That is absolutely stunning, and congrats on your new title :)


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