Hello my Friends!
I've been such a bad blogger lately (I'm really sorry!). Those life turbulences again...;(( Just dropping by with this post to let you know I am still alive! And when things settle (and I truly hope they will very soon!) I promise to bore you all to death with my visiting and commenting! You might even wish I finally left you alone lol ;))) Until then...
This time at Fashionable Stamping Challenges we would like you to wow us with anything BUT a card! As always, we are sponsored by lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts.
For my sample I decided to make an autumnal wreath...
It's not a typical wreath though... This wreath is a reflection, a prayer, a poem about love and memories, about missing those close to heart people who are not with us anymore...
On the verse panel I printed a beautiful Polish poem "Ojciec (Father)" by Jan Brzechwa. It's very difficult to translate poetry into a different language so please excuse my lousy translation...:
Lifeless, sad words: "Little Johnny,"
Talk to me again, just like before. Turn out the light,
I want to be with you, like before, alone,
So it’s good to be together, like before.
With you, as before, I’ll sit
And I’ll be silent until dawn,
And I'll just listen to your words
Talk to me again, as before,
I know how hard it is to overcome the grave,
But do it, if you can, for me do it...
Here nothing has changed, only - the time ...
Come to me, not for long, though once again,
And say, just as before: "Little Johnny,"
Hug me as before, turn off the lamp,
Let me sit on our lap again
And with your hand stroke my grey hair…
The panel was covered in UTEE. This gorgeous bird cage stamp is from Crafty Individuals.
The flowers were coloured using distress inks and stains and overstamped with a collection of Prima, Dina Wakley and Tim Holtz stamps. Then a quick UTEE bath to create this gorgeous faux porcelain effect. You can find a great tutorial for faux porcelain flowers here.
The roses are nested in raffia circles and the wreath is sitting in a round tray, "wrapped around" the lantern.
I hope you can join us for this challenge. And I cannot even find the right words to describe how gorgeous are the projects prepared by all Fashionettes! So make sure you check them on the challenge blog!
Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments. They really mean a lot to me...
Challenges for this project:
The Artistic stamper October - Autumn colours
The Stamp Man - Circle it
Stampin' for the weekend #18 - Colours of Autumn
Crafty Individuals October - Winged things
Diabelski Mlyn - Jesienne wyzwanie
Moving along with the Times #119 - Autumn leaves
Paper Play Challenges #40 - Autumnal colours
Polka Doodles - Handmade flowers
GC #119 Random Redhead Challenge - Shared moments
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