Sunday, 11 September 2011

Golden whisper... - Sentimental Sundays and Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Yeeeeeey!!! My tag has been featured on the Stampsmith Challenge blog!!!

I can see it... I can see it in the trees, I can smell it in the air... the golden whisper of the wind announcing the arrival of autumn before too long...


And autumn is this week's theme at the Sentimental Sundays... This challenge is quite sentimental for me as it is the last time I will be taking part as a Design Team member... Sadly, with all those horrible turbulences and stuff, I had to make this difficult decision to step down from the Team...:(( Sometimes, with too many things going on it's difficult to stay focused and not lose track... hence difficult choices have to be made...:((

I'd like to thank Raindrop Echo Ann for letting me be part of this fabulous Team and all the girls for being so lovely and so inspirational! I will really really miss you all!


I don't normally combine DT projects and I really wanted to take part in both challenges but wasn't able to create two separate samples.

So here is the second challenge...

At Fashionable Stamping Challenges we'd like you to show off your beautiful traditional (no digis!) stamping on a tag :).

My tag is very much inspired by Hels Sheridan's art. Firstly, I put into (a good?) use my brand new melting pot (a birthday pressie from my lovely F-I-L - thank you!!! - bought in a lovely craft shop in Eastbourne "That Craft Place") to create this gorgeous faux porcelain flower and leaves. I learnt this technique recently at the workshop with Hels at the Stamp Attic but you can also see Hels's tutorial here ;).


The tag and the flower were first coloured with distress stains and distress inks over a super cool mask with numbers ;). Then all covered with lots of stamping with text and numbers (Dina Wakley, Tim Holtz and Prima). The tag received a generous amount of gold cosmic shimmer mist and I heat embossed in gold three butterflies (Crafty Individuals). It's difficult to show on the picture but I just LOVE how the butterflies give the additional subtle sparkle against the shimmery tag...


The sentiment was stamped and covered with Glossy Accents and the frame was cut with Tim Holtz Tags die. The flower was made with Tattered Florals die.

The seam binding ribbon was coloured with distress stains.


I hope you can join both challenges and don't forget to check the DT samples... trust me, they are absolutely STUNNING!!!

Ps. Apologies for being so quiet lately and not saying "hello" as often... Promise to catch up on visiting and some lovely comments as soon as get a chance to...!

Have a lovely Sunday!



Challenges for my tag:
The Stampsmith #21 - Fabulous Faux
The Artistic Stamper (September) - Numbers
JUG #101 - Text me!
Crafty Individuals (September) - Hanging about
CCCB #73 - Easy as 123
CYDA #28 - Make your own flowers
Stuck On U Sketches - Die cut flowers
Dragons Dream Tag It On #95 - Red
Woodware USA #42 - Anything goes
The Rubber Cafe - No designer paper/own background

47 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

This is truly gorgeous, a melt pt is on my list to get as I would love to try these gorgeous flowers. This tag is so beautiful trace x

Fliss said...

This is stunning Joanna. I just love the golden colours being an Autumn girl myself. Your flowers is gorgeous and love the background, leaves and embellishing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, I love the warm tones and your gorgeous flower. Tracy x

Carol Q said...

beautiful soft autumnal colours Joanna and I love the clear embossing that lifts your leaf/flower combination. such a gorgeous tag. sorry life is having its ups and downs still. hope it sorts out soon.

Darlene said...

Wow - this is beautiful. Just popped in from stampsmith as your creation definately caught my eye.

darlene

Debbie said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the faux porcelain flower! Great colours and details!

Linda R. said...

You know I just love popping in here and seeing your fabulous creations.. This one is amazing..

Hope you are having a happy weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals' challenge,

Lucy x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful tag with gorgeous bloom, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Dragon said...

Woo it IS a la Sheridan!!! What a lovely dream, thanks for joing us at TIO
FRankie
xx

Wanda said...

Fabulous. Love your faux porcelain flower. Great blend of colours. Thanks for joining us this week on the TIO challenge.
Wanda xx

Sandi Cl~ said...

Outstanding flower! Love the faux porcelain look. Thanks for joining our die cut challenge at Stuck on U!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is totally gorgeous!! What a breathtaking tag you have created!!!
XO
Cindy

Val said...

Fantabulous - just love how you have done this.
Take care
Much love
Valxx

Terry said...

Ok, I can't take it anymore and will have to open up my melting pot! Your tag is breathtaking and the Autumn colors so stunning. You have inspired me to make some flowers. I know you will be greatly missed at Sentimental Sundays!

Tammy E. said...

Stunning flower! So glad you were able to play along with us at Stuck On U Sketches!

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Joanna! So much detail in your tag! I love it!

**Treefrog** said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Love that porcelian Rose and the colors are Stunning! I too love the Fall! I've pondered about a melting pot and I think I'll have to addit ti my Xmas list this year! So glad you joined the Die Cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches!
((Hugs)) Theresa (SOUS DT)

Dana Gustafson said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for getting your text ON with Just Us Girls!

Nigel said...

This is stunning. Love the colours and textures, but then again I really love the feel of autumn after the heat of summer (or the rains of summer this year).

Sorry to here life's still being a pain.

x

Ros said...

This is just gorgeous ... I love the colours ... your flower is stunning and the glossy accents look amazing ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag love the flower. Thanks for sharing with jus at the TIO this week. Elizabeth x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Your tag is so pretty.
Delighted you joined us at The Stampsmith Challenge. Good Luck with the prize draw.
Wishes
Lynne

Faith Abigail Designs said...

This is so beautiful! What a wonderful project. May the new Season bring you lots of wonderful changes. Thanks so much for joining us at SOUS!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Oh my goodnes...so VERY pretty!
I feel you sister...ready for Fall! Yay!
I love this and it certainly shows the season!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This couldn't be more GORGEOUS! LOVE it in EVERY way possible! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Joanna, that's a wonderful tag. Great elements and fantastic texture on it. Thanks for dreaming with TIO this week and joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Stine Ursin said...

GORGEOUS!! The flower is amazing, and I so love the colors on your project. Wondferful. Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

Helen said...

What a beautiful tag, love the flower and your use of colour. Thanks for dreaming at TIO.

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely dazzling work Joanna, that flower is just stunning - love it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Dots Dabbles said...

I've been inspired by Hels too, just through her blog, and my melting pot (birthday prezzie to self) is still on the way! Your colours are incredible, and gold embossing the butterflies really does add a magical effect to the whole card. Love it!
Dot x

blackdragon said...

Gorgeous tag.... that flower is to die for!Thank you for dreaming with us at T.I.O
lynx

Jean Hardy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Such lovely colors too. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge this month. Jean

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Simply gorgeous!! So glad you shared your wonderful project with us for The Stampsmith challenge! Your faux flower is breathtaking!
Val :)

Karen McAlpine said...

Fabulous! Love the faux flower technique. Thanks for adding the link on the tutorial. Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge blog! Have a great day.

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

What a gorgeous tag! Love how your flower turned out [breath taking] Thanks for playing along at SOUS!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Joanna, This is a gorgeous tag, beautiful colours and the flower is fabulous. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.
Avril xx

paperfun said...

Your tag is lovely. I love the inks that you used. So fallish.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

Mari

Dezinaworld said...

Good gracious, that is stunningly beautiful. love the autumn colours and the beautiful tactile look to this one.
ps, hope you are well and if you get chance, pop by my dezinaworld blog today and grab the free autumnal background if you want it

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning tag - great colours and flower.

Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away.

Hugs Sarahxx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is just stunning! Lovely work. Kim

Cazro said...

A glorious tag. Caz

Fern said...

Gorgeous!!!! That flower is amazing!!! Thanks for joining us over at SOUS Die Cut Challenge!! Hugs!!

Artyjen said...

Beautiful tag:) Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month. Good Luck!

xoxo Sioux

Sorry for delay in comments but could not access it!!

That Craft Place Ltd said...

LOL, Im already following you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My shop may have grown, my brain hasnt!!!! I LOVE that tag......oooh please join some of our challenges!!! lol.
Lisaxxxx
PS, so glad you are enjoying the Melt Pot!

That Craft Place Ltd said...

PS are you on the Polkadoodles DT,..... ooh you lucky woman!!!!!!!!! xxxxx

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Awww...thank you!!! :)) x

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