Monday, 9 April 2012

The voice of the sea - Fashionable Stamping Challenges #19

Hello Friends!

I hope you're having a fabulous Easter weekend! I meant to post this yesterday but my scheduling didn't quite work lol ;-p.

The new challenge theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is all things nautical ;). As always we are sponsored by our lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts. Please visit her store to show your support to our wonderful sponsor ;).

As my DT sample I used a Tim Holtz configurations box which I decorated a few weeks ago as a pressie for one special Birthday Boy. You can see a card I made for him to go with the pressie here.

The Birthday Boy is known for his many talents and passions and I tried to incorporate them all in this shadow box ;).

Our Birthday Boy lives in a charming sea side town. I remember the first time I visited this place, golden summer sun rays were shimmering on the water and the sea was the purest shade of blue I have ever seen! This place is known for its magnificent chalk cliffs... does anyone know what place it is? ;).

To illustrate the magic of this place I dedicated a section in my shadow box and filled it with sea shells, pebbles, strings, cloths, nautical sentiments (Crafty Individuals) and papers.

As I mentioned, our Special Artist has many talents and painting is one of them. The nautical theme often features in his beautiful art and I tried to capture this in the "Art Section", creating a canvas with an image of one of the sea side paintings (that we are proud to have in our living room). 

The Art theme also carries onto the paint pots and stamped paint splodges and art sentiments. Other sections in the shadow box illustrate the Birthday Boy's passion for music, writing and playing scrabble ;-).

The Art letters were created using a Tim Holtz distressed grunge paper technique I learnt from the Duke himself during ArtsyCrafts last year ;).

The papers I used are by Tim Holtz, K&Co and Polka Doodles. The Art compartment has been decorated with fabric ;).

Don't forget that we are a traditional stamping fans and we need to be able to see stamping on your creation. And make sure to check the outstanding DT creations from the rest of the Fashionettes as the catwalk is full of super gorgeous makes! 

Well, that's all from me for now! Back to Easter celebrations! Thank you for visiting and your sweetest comments ;).

Big hugs

Challenges for this project:
Happy Daze Design Team - April showers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Lord Tim Technique
Crafty Individuals April - Summer
Stampalot Challenge April - Birthday
Make It Monday #84 - Anything goes


Fliss said...

This really is an absolute stunner Joanna. The amount of detail is as usual amazing and I'm sure the birthday boy must be thrilled to bits with it.
Fabulous photo too and lovely to see those white cliffs.
Hugs, Fliss xx

lainey said...

this scrummy Joanna so much detail!! love the cotton reels :) lainey x

Joanna said...

Piękne :) i takie piękne urodziny 90te :)
Czy to Beachy Head? :)

Cazro said...

Absolutely stunning, reminds me of the shadow boxes I made with my dolls house hobby. Yours are so detailed and obviously planned. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this treasure. Caz

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Joanna, so much to look at on this amazing creation, what alot of work has gone into it, but a delight to the eyes. I love how you have fitted it to someone you know.
Hoping to catch up with you at Ally Pally on Saturday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love your little grand piano and all your fabulous bits and pieces. A great deal of work and worth every bit of effort. Thanks so much Joanna for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Ephemera said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so much delicious detail to ponder over, it must have taken you ages, a real labour of love, and will be greatly treasured. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a breathtaking configuration box, so many wonderful details and elements. The birthday boy will love it.

Terry said...

Joanna, I am just loving this eye candy and I know the special birthday boy will also! How you have designed the configurations box is amazing. Each room tells a story! You have inspired me to go pick up one of those boxes! Love this!!

Barbara said...

This is marvelous. How luck this young man is to receive this. You have incorporated so many details...just stunning. Yes, it does remind me of "shadow boxes" that I used to create. Saw your post on MIM and had to stop and have a look. So glad I did!!

Meggymay said...

Wow, stunning, this is an awesome project. I am sure the person who received this would have been delighted.
Yvonne x

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Wow, what a fabulous piece! I love the mini painting on the easel and the different sentiments you have the piano is way cool! Really, really neat : )

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Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Thanks Fliss! Yes, I absolutely adore those cliffs, this is such a magical place :) x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Thanks hun! Those cotton reels are so cool, aren't they? :) xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Zgadza sie Asienko a tak dokladnie to Siedem Siostrzyczek ;))

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Joanna. Wow, what can I say...soooo much heart and soul has gone into this piece. It is obvious this is one very special person to you and he will be able to reflect and smile at each hidden piece. A really stunning creation Joanna.
Dot x

Jean Hardy said...

What a lovely box to receive on your birthday! So much to look at! Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge.

Mrs.B said...

Joanna this is absolutely stunning, so many details and each one telling its own story!
This birthday boy must be really special and no doubt he will appreciate all the memories in there.
Have a great week.
Avril xx

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful creation, so many lovely embellishments to gaze upon. Thank you for joining in the fun at Happy Daze, Annette x

brenda said...

What a very clever and inspirational piece Joanna and perfect for our theme.

Your picture looks rather live Dover or close to it.

Thank you so much for joining our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot challenge and really hope you can join in our blog hop with so many prizes to win.

B x

Daniele said...

amazing is the only word to describe it, love the piano

Linda R said...

WOW! What an amazing creation.. I am always in awe of your work.. I just love all the details you put into this! Love it!!

Hugs, Linda

Ros said...

I am speechless! This is an amazing piece of art from the tiny frames to the piano ... what beautiful gift .. who wouldn't want to receive this? it is thoughtfulness combined with love and an amazing creative talent ...

CraftygasheadZo said...

That is one amazing creation! Take care Zo xx

pinky said...

Wow I am blown away. This is truly amazing and I am sure the birthday boy will treasure it. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Joanna! What a labor of love! So many details to enjoy. The recipient must have been blown away. Bravo! Yvonne

Shirley-anne said...

White Cliffs of Dova?
What a treasured lifetime momento this will be .What labour of love created this master piece . I am honoured that you shared it with us here at Make it Monday ..

Michelle said...

I'm speachless............

This is incredible, so much thought went in to personalising this incredible gift.

Just amazing.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Anonymous said...

Joanna I am so sorry it has taken me this length of time before popping over to say "Hi" and admire your creation. I say very lucky Birthday Boy to have such a special piece of art created for him.
Amazing detail.

Anonymous said...

I hope you got my first comment as I am having problems at this end.
This time I return with my Crafty Individuals cap on to say thank you for entering our Time For Summer challenge with this detailed piece of art.

toni said...

a fabulous configurations box packed with lovely bits and bobs. I' be joined your site, I love the F S C challenges there's always something good to get stuck into x

Maria said...

Wow, such a fantastic creation, and so many gorgeous things inside to look at. A very special gift which I'm sure will be treasured.

Maria x

Shirl said...

You excel yourself everytime hunny but this must be the ultimate in artwork, whoever this birthday boy is I envy him.

Hugs Shirley x x

Sally H said...

Wow! What a fabulous creation! I bet he loved it very much! Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Stampalot and good luck!

Terry said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love your little piano and all the little detaills, what a great job wowzersss. Thanks so much Joanna for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Hugs Terry xxxx

Ruth said...

Wow! The detail in this project is magnificent! Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot blog hop, Ruth

Sid said...

What a beautiful project !

Samantha Read said...

This is stunning!
Thanks so much for joining in with us again at Happy Daze, good luck! x

Francesca said...

Beautiful , Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


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