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Are you up for a surprise? FSC #39




Re-edited: Hurray! My project has been chosen as one of the top picks at Live and Love Crafts challenge! Yay!!

Ho ho ho! Merry After Christmas to you all! :)

It's time for another Fashionable Stamping Challenge and this time we ask you to SURPRISE US!. Yep, that's right. Whatever theme, project, occasion you'd like to share, we'll be delighted to see it - anything goes folks! But remember, we're big fans of traditional stamping so keep those digi images at bay! lol :).

In the spirit of a big surprise party, the Fashionettes are having a some fun too! We've decided to play a little Secret Santa game, making a project for a fellow Teamie. The trick is that no one knows who's making their gift. They will have to wait until Mr Postie delivers their package to find out (errr well, except Santa's Little Helper who drew the names from the Hat. And Yours Truly, that is!).

So without further ado, here's the project I made for this lovely and super talented lady and her name is... 



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Ha ha! Got ya! Did you really think I was going to tell you? Nope. You'll all have to wait for the Big Names Reveal until all Fashionettes have received their gifts :). Anyway, the project I made is an altered papier mache frame which...



...was first covered with printed napkins and then toned down with lovely pastel coloured matt emulsion paints. Then, the frame was generously treated with some lovely stamping using stamps from Prima Documentary script, Creative Expressions Swirls, Stampendous Leaf Sprig and Stempleglede Grunge Collection. Next, I added some accents with texture paste through a stencil and while the paste was still wet I sprinkled some Fresh Green crushed glass glitter (I must confess, I absolutely adore all crushed glass glitters from Stampendous!). Once the paste diamonds were dry I added some shading around them with a chalk pencil.



The edges of the recess were decorated with Stampendous Burgundy and Powder Blue colour fragments. The recess itself was first lined with layers of cheese cloth and lace for a shabby chic look. Then, I added a couple of patterned paper panels stamped with Paperbag Studios Dress Up stamp, Tattered Angels Clock and the lovely sentiment from the Stampendous Rose Thought plate. 

The girl was coloured using my brand spankin' new Spectrum Noir markers :). Don't you just love that cute little girl? I also used this stamp on this decoupage shabby chic heart project.



To embellish the frame is used a handful of lovely flowers (Prima Belle Fleur and others) and first treated them with white acrylic paint. I wanted to keep my frame in a wintery colour palette and white paint touches are an easy trick for a delicate 'frosty' look. I also added some punched snowflakes covered with Shaved Ice and some handmade moulded flowers from Frantage embossing enamels. If you'd like to know how I made them, make sure to check out my video tutorial here.



Well, I hope you like this SURPRISE inspiration from me. But most importantly I truly hope the recipient of my gift likes it, too! It can be quite 'nerve-wracking' making a handmade gift for another crafter, especially such a talented one :). And I cannot wait to receive the pressie from my Secret Santa - oh this is sooooo exciting!

So what are you going to surprise us with? Are you stuck for ideas? Hop over to see what my DT Sistas have created and your head will be spinning with new ideas!

May I also take this opportunity to thank you all my blogging friends for being so wonderfully supportive and for all the encouraging and beautiful comments you always leave. I'd like to wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year 2013, full of laughter, health and creative flair. Let's make this New Year super special - to show the World it was worth carrying on! :)



Big hugs




I am entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Live & Love Crafts #6 - Anything but a card 
Vintage Stamping Challenges #3 - Pocket full of posies
Stampin' For the Weekend #24 - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #35 - Blue and Green
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything goes
It's All About The Vintage #34 - Lace Dream
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Divas By Design #66 - Anything Goes



30 comments:

This is so beautiful and elegant.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES December Linky Party
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com


Just so beautiful! Thanks for dreaming up the Secret Santa Project! What fun! Best, Yvonne


and her name is ...Dot? Maybe!!! That would be awesome!!! Thankyou so much for coming up with the idea of a secret santa Joanna...it has been fun - daunting, but fun lol. This looks incredible, the detail that you have somehow incorporated into this is amazing...all of it soooo beautiful
Happy New Year Joanna
Dot x


This is sooooo beautiful Joanna and a wonderful Secret Santa gift for somebody - such a good idea of yours.I love all the textures, layers, colours and techniques you have used, just wonderful.
Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year and may 2013 bring everything that you would want it to.
hugs {brenda} x0x


Such a beautiful card, wonderful colours and such stunning detailing.
Your image and sentiment are both delightful.

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Such a gorgeous creation, this little girl is one of my favorite images. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenge.


This is absolutely stunning, Joanna - what a gorgeous thing to do an FSC swap... this would be a joy to receive, certainly! LOVE the little tiles, and the delicate cheesecloth, and the amazing flowers! Happy New Year to you!
Alison x


Wow Joanna, what a beauty! So much attention to detail, gorgeous colours and I love the addition of the glitter - I just love glitter. Wishing you a very happy, healthy and crafty New Year
Claire xx


Joanna the most stunning use of paper napkins, it is a glorious piece of altered art in all its prettiness.
Yes, here's to 2013 being a year that is kind to you and yours and a year of good health and good times and brimming with creative fun.
Wishes
Lynne


Just adorable Joanna, everything about it is just gorgeous - one of us is a very lucky girl !! Thanks again for such a fab idea, can't wait to see who's creation I receive...Wishing you and your family a very Happy new Year..Esther xx


What an absolutely stunning card! Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
hugs
Dawn xx


wow, simply stunning! the layers and textures are beautiful and I love the PB studio little girl,one of my fave stamps, whoever receives this is just one lucky girl !


Gorgeous project, some one is going to be thrilled receiving this beauty.
Very best wishes for the coming Year to you and your family.
Yvonne x


Very very beautiful Joanna
Great soft colrs and beautiful images.

Wish you a Happy ,HEalthy and Creative 2013.

Greetings Janny


This is a stunning project, love all the layers and different textures framing such a beautiful image.
Someone will be thrilled when they receive this.
Best wishes to you and your family for 2013.
Avril xx


Wow! a lot of techniques on your card and it's really pretty, soft and feminine. The name you drew for your Secret Santa exchange will love it, I'm sure!!
Happy New Year wishes coming your way too,
Stamping Hugs,
Sharon


Beautiful design and a lot of different tecniques and patterns! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Crafty Ribbons and welcome back next week for another one!

La Vikinga / Charlotta


You know I am loving all the wonderful details you put into your work. This is gorgeous.

Hugs


A stunning piece of work Joanna, another lucky recipient to receive this exchange.

Thanks for sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges this month.

B x


Oh Joanna this is stunning, I love the softness of the colours, it's so pretty and feminine, truly beautiful :)
Happy New Year & thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx


Lovely stunning colorful gorgeous project Joanna!
Happy New Year to you and your family!
xx Ellie xxx


Pięknie. Bardzo ładnie dziewczynka w zegarze wygląda.
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!


Gorgeous project Joanna, I love how you've used the napkins and the paint has blended together beautifully.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Sue C
x


Beautiful, elegant card...thanks for sharing this with the Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet


Joanna,
This is simply stunning. Love the soft colors and the technique you used. Lots of work and so detailed, a real piece of art.
Happy New Year to you and wish you another successful crafty year!
Hugs,
Katie


Joanna, this is as pretty as can be! So soft and elegant and I love, love what you did with the crushed glass glitter! Happy New Year! Hugs!


This is absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at the It's All About the Vintage & Beauty- challenge!
Good luck and hope to see your fantastic work later too.
Hugs Merkku


Amazing! So beautiful detailing and I love your color palette. Thanks for joining It's All About The Vintage And Beauty Challenge/ GDT Nonni.


This is beautiful. So many gorgeous details. Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x


Totally beautiful! Such details! Kim


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