Sunday, 6 May 2012

Pack your bag, we're taking you on a journey... - Fashionable Stamping Challenges #21

Re-edited: Yaaaaay! My vintage bunting has been chosen as one of the Top Picks in the Paper Crafting Journey challenge #8!!! ;-))))

...around the Cities of the World ;-). 

Our fabulous Team of Stamping Fashionettes is taking you all around the Globe... visit their gorgeous creations and be inspired!

Join our creative journey but please remember, we have a passion for traditional stamping so your project must feature it in its full glory - no digi stamps allowed!

For those brave crafty travellers our lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts again prepared a winning prize! 

Well, I'm taking you to one of the most majestic cities in the world - London, UK!

Here's a lovely photo from the Cupcake Craft challenge that I used as my inspiration:

I've made a London themed bunting ;-). I started of with card recycled from a ready meal box, which was die cut with Spellbinders bunting dies - my recent purchase at Ally Pally

The panels were decoupaged with printed serviettes - my favourite technique at the moment. TOP TIP: Printed dinner napkins/serviettes are perfect for decoupage and are relatively inexpensive. Keep your eyes wide open, in shops, restaurants, friends' homes... you never know - you might spot a real beauty there! 

I found the Union Jack serviettes in Tesco and the  Queen's guards were picked up in a garden centre :-).

The stamps are a collection of Artistic Outpost (which I bought from Happy Daze), Crafty Individuals and Tim Holtz stamps. The stamped panels were distressed with coffee splatters, distress inks and lots of wrinkling. 

The bunting panels were then decoupaged with little flowers which I cut out from printed serviettes. Then I finished it all with a layer of decoupage medium and the bunting was ready for display! 

There you are - my second project celebrating all things British and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee! And it's to you liking and you'd like to be its proud owner - it is now available in my Etsy shop :-)

And in case you missed my yesterday's post - click here to find out about my new initiative - Blog Candy Cauldron.

Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments :-). Happy Sunday everyone!

Big hugs

Challenges for this project:
Artistic Outpost May challenge - Travel 
Cupcake Craft Challenges #190 - Best of British photo inspiration
Happy Daze Design Team - May Queen 
The Stamp Man challenge - Your favourite technique
One Stop Craft Challenge #181 - Celebrations
Aud Sentiments #53 - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey #8 - Vintage
Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog - Alter it
Truly Scrumptious #79 - Distressing and die cuts
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #24 - Die cuts
Tip Top Tuesday #75 - Anything but a card
The Cheerful Stamp Pad #41 - Time for the Queen's Tea
Make it Monday #87 - Anything goes
Pan Pastel UK #17 - Anything goes
Mishelflo's Monthly Challenge #1 - Celebration


Anita Houston said...

The mixture of brights with vintage is a winner! I love the completed! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie!

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Joanna! This is a knockout! So gorgeous. Wishing you great success with your Etsy Shop. Best Wishes, Yvonne

Loz said...

Fantastic Banners. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Ephemera said...

Hi Joanna, absolutely gorgeous bunting, such a fab idea and I love the contrast between the beautiful decoupaged napkins and the vintage stamping. Terrific, have a lovely day & enjoy the weekend. xx

Fliss said...

You really do have some fabulous ideas Joanna and your bunting is just amazing. Love the use of the napkins (I nearly bought these too!) and the stamping and embellishing is gorgeous.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Shirl said...

What a creative mind Joanna your bunting is just perfect.

Hugs Shirley x x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous bunting, they are all so interesting. Love the colour combination
Yvonne x

Ingen said...

Love your flags!

Beth said...

Wow this is amazing, I love a bit of bunting! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Claire said...

Wow Joanna what a gorgeous project and such a clever idea to use napkins. Your bunting looks stunning
Claire xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi can have these hanging in your home all year! What a brilliant idea! I sat and looked at these for ages, each bunting with something totally different on it from the rest ~ so very interesting.
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Joanna, such a fantastic idea, all the banners are wonderful, great use of the napkins.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Wowwwwwwwww Joanna this is a great project
Love it very much

Greetings Janny

Joanna said...

Pięknie Asia :) Stemple prezentują się wspaniale. ps. w Londynie tak nie pada jak to się utarło ;)

Brenda Brown said...

Woo hoo Joanna, what a fantastic project and you have given me inspiration to make mine for a party we will be having. You have done a magnificent job with the napkins and then the additional stamped images are inspirational. I love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Mrs.B said...

Hi Joanna, this is a fabulous idea, love your bunting! So much interest with each banner, love all the images you have used.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Joanna, love how you've incorporated the napkins and the stamping is gorgeous. Sue C x

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanna
A very patriotic idea to go hand in hand with your patriotic stamping theme.
A wonderful idea and so much detail on each section.

Ros said...

This is a fabulous banner and beautifully done ... BTW my tins were bought here from a charity shop that had a lot of brand new vintage tins in ... These were £2.49 each!

Shelly said...

What a fabulous project Joanna, I LOVE your bunting! Such creativity, great details! Very British... perfect for my challenge at Cupcake! Thanks for joining in, Shelly x

Ginger said...

lovely, thank you for uploading to the Happy Daze Challenge. X

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful bunting and perfect for the Jubilee celebrations. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze. Annette x

PetraB said...

Fabulous bunting, wonderful details. Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is really stunning bunting! It's so beautiful, I love those gorgeous stamped images. Thank you so much for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Bettina L. said...

This is fantastic. Love the vintage looking banner with all its details. Saw you on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. Glad I did. TFS. Bettina xx

Craftyanny said...

This is just brilliant!!!! Love it
Thanks for playing along with MMC
Anne x

Michelle said...

Really lovely Bunting, very Vintage and Patriotic:)

Thanks for joining in at Mishelflo's Monthly Challenge Blog and Good Luck!
michelle x

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous, I may have to have thoseSpellbinders have the regulare ones, but totally luv the scalloped ones! Hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Michele said...

ooh gorgeous! what a delightful entry for the cheerful stamp pad's "time for the queen's tea"! thanks for joining us. xo

Vicki Romaine said...

You did a wonderful job on your bunting and it is perfect for "Time for the Queen's Tea" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. I hope you will come back often.

Alexandra said...

Śliczna girlanda :)

Cheryl said...

oh wow what a briliant idea,oh I just adore this,I just love vintage,and these buntings,are just stunning,really love the designs,so clever bless you for playing at MMC this month,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece, gorgeous idea to do decoupage with napkins!

xxx Ellie xxx

Lisa M said...

Superb and refreshing idea! Love the clever way you used napkins!!

Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday too. :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful banner - fab use of the AO images! Love your coordinating papers too! Thanks for playing along with us at Artistic Outpost!

crafty-stamper said...

your bunting is absolutely gorgeous I love it
carol x

505whimsygirl said...

I did a quick search on pinterest and found this puzzle mixed media instruction - it isn't the one I was referring to. I'll need to dig a little deeper.


505whimsygirl said...

Here it is.
It's in my board "Craft Love."


mapowska said...

Świetny pomysł i super wykonanie :)
A zastanawiałam się niedawno, do czego mogą posłużyć te trójkątne wykrojniki ;)

Maria said...

Wow, these are gorgeous Joanna! I love the vintage feel to them and such beautiful backgrounds and images.

Maria x

Lorraine said...

oh wow i just love your bunting its so clever,im also a new follower as i love your blog,,thanks for joining us at MMC this month and goodluck xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous creation hun. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Caroljenks said...

What gorgeous bunting - love it!

Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday - don't forget to share a Top Tip with us next time to be in the running for our Top Tipper Prize too!

Carol x

Bettina L. said...

Oh what fab pennants design. Love the vintage colours. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Linda R said...

Oh my stars.. So many yummy layers my friend. I really do love this. Hope all is well..


Samantha Read said...

GORGEOUS!... as always, thanks so much for joining in with us at Happy Daze Joanna.
Hope the sun is shining for you.
Sam x

Terry said...

Joanna, how special and lovely is this banner! Love how you put this all together with so many fabulous layers! Beautiful!

Carol said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

lisa said...

Your bunting is absolutely gorgeous. There is so much to look at and who'd have thought they were serviettes.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time.
Hugs Lisax

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great adornment for your walls! Love the banner, and the color contrast is superb. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie this week!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What an absolutely terrific project. Love the colors and the design. And love seeing what you have done with the Artistic Outpost stamps! What a terrific piece of art you now have to hang on your wall! So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this time for our Alter It! project at Frilly and Funkie!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous Bunting! wow!! love the vintage feel too! and Great Tip too, Thanks for entering Top Tip Tuesday this time with your Tip
hugs Samantha :0)

Lisa S. said...

I love your project and there's so much eye candy to this one. It also makes one amazing salute to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Long live the Queen!! Those stamps are a real must have and their on my shopping list. :)

Brenda Brown said...

Just me back again Joanna to say thanks for linking this stunning banner to the Stamp Man's favourite technique challenge.
hugs {brenda} xox

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