Sunday 6 November 2011

Times gone by at Fashionable Stamping Challenges #8 - Vintage Christmas tag ;)

Remember the times.... when, as a child you used to get excited about every aspect of Christmas looooooong before the event?

After having just been to Poland, visiting my home town and my family, I feel a bit of nostalgia... Especially because we won't be able to go to Poland for Christmas this year...:(.

This has made me reflect on my childhood days and was an inspiration for this DT project ;). At Fashionable Stamping Challenges we would like you to create a project inspired by the Times gone by.... ;).

As always we are sponsored by our lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts.

For this challenge I've made a Christmas tag and a pouch to store the tag and a little gift voucher for one lucky recipient ;))).

The tag and the ornate frames were recycled and altered from a card from a ready meal box, cut with TH die :). The little buttons are the insides of the reinforcement circles for the tag - must not waste anything lol ;) !

The crackle background for the tag was made with PaperArtsy Fresco acrylic paints and glaze and I also collaged some stamping :). This fabulous clock stamp is by Tattered Angels with some added Stickles accents and this was overstamped with TH script and chandelier stamps stamped in copper.  

These most beautiful Vintage Christmas stamps are by Stempelglede. The stamp on the tag was triple embossed with UTEE and cracked for a more distressed look ;).

The pouch was made using Hels's tutorial which you can find here. The background for the Pouch was coloured with Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone and Tea distressed inks and stamped with Crafty Individuals crackle and Santa sleigh stamps.

The message in the little bottle/jar has got a piece of secret journalling :).

I hope you can join us for this challenge and the theme should really get your creative juices flowing! And if you have a bit of a creative block, check out the outstanding inspiration from the DT!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Big hugs

Challenges for this project:
Sunday Stamper 179 - Christmas
The Artistic Stamper Nov '11 - Backgrounds
Crafty Individuals Nov '11 - Winter Wonderland
The Stampman - Collage background
Sugar Creek Hollow Nov '11 - Trash to Vintage Treasure
Simon Says Challenge - Buttons
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #16 - Shabby, Shabby Chic or Vintage
Christmas Inspiration Challenge #36 - Bows
Dream Valley #19 - Anything goes
Flying Unicorn Nov '11 - Remember the times


Claire said...

Just beautiful Joanna, the colours are stunning and that flower is fab. You've used some gorgeous stamps and techniques to create this little beauty
Claire xx

Mrs.B said...

Absolutely stunning Joanna, love the techniques used on this and the beautiful images, all so delicately coloured. Just Gorgeous.
Avril xx

Brenda Brown said...

Outstanding art Joanna, the tag and pouch are just beautiful and full of eye catching details. I love your write up too, nostalgia can always bring a tear to the eye.
Enjoy your Sunday evening.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Marvelous work!
thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope you will play again next fortnight.

Val said...

The most beautiful piece of work. Stunning in every detail.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning piece, love all the little details like the vial. Beautifully executed. Tracy x

Fliss said...

Wow! Gorgeous creation Joanna and it certainly will be a lucky recipient. Such beautiful stamping and embellishing and fabulous colouring.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Nigel said...

Superb. Such fantastic details and composition as usual :)

Jean Hardy said...

This is a beautiful project and certainly a 'Winter Wonderland'. Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Crafty Individuals this month. Jean

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Stunningly beautiful! gorgeous colours, love everything about this, fab design
Lindsay xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, fantastic creation, someone will be very lucky to receive this.
Yvonne x

Fuchsia said...

Really Gorgeous !

Terry said...

Such a work of art! Love all the gorgeous backgrounds and details! The message in the bottle is a perfect little touch! Whoever receives this will certainly have a treasure! Have a great evening!

Cazro said...

An awesome pice of work, I adore the fluffy feminism of it. Caz

Denise said...

Oh gorgeous!! I love everything about this!!

Shirl said...

The romantic feel which comes from this feminine piece Joanna gives me such a happy feeling. I love anything victoriana and elegant and this has all of that. Such an adorable collection of pastel colours and the stamping is incredible. Thanks so much for making such a beautiful creation for the FSC.

Hugs Shirley x x x

Ellie Knol said...

WOW - It's gorgeous! Got to give that a try !
XXXX Ellie

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges.


Ros said...

These are breathtaking ... I love the detail you put into your projects ... so beautiful!

Unknown said...

I totally agree with Ros.. These are breathtaking.. You do such beautiful work my friend. I just love popping in to see what you create.. Hope you have a great week!!

Hugs, Linda

Moia said...
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Moia said...

Absolutely stunning, loove your card.

Zue said...

Hi Joanna.
Your work is so pretty as usual. I like the frosty quality you have achieved; you have been busy. I don't blog publicly at the moment, but never-the-less I do still think about you.
My email is if you need it.
Have fun and I shall keep looking in to see what you are up to. :)
Best wishes
Sue xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Joanne, that's a wonderful vintage Christmas project. Love all the details.

Patti P. said...

Joanna, what a stunning gift set for some lucky person. I love all of the techniques you have used and that you explain them so well. Great use of your trash to create a piece of art! So glad you could share with us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow and hope to see you again soon.

Patti SCH/DT

marsha said...

Joanna, this is such a work of art! Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and love your vintage images and technique with the UTEE. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving that T'Pouch Joanna, fabbily festive indeedily, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Hels Sheridan said...

Me again with a different hat on lol This is delightful, loving all those little details that make it so special... Thanks for playing along with The Artistic Stamper Challenge x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Joanna, this is stunning in so many ways. I love the images you have used, they are so beautiful...and the crackle effect is a great technique on this piece of art. Everything is so balanced. I always look forward to seeing your creations
Dot x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love all the detail, beautiful! thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

Alison said...

Stunning tag! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge! x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Finally got here, better late than never. Love all your work, looking forward to seeing all your PD projects

Martica Designs said...

This is gorgeous.....

Denise Sebold Esteves said...


Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.



Paper Paradise said...

Oh this is just SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!!! Every time I look I see more detail, techniques and embellishment. I love this! Thanks for entering it in the 'Winter Wonderland' Crafty Individuals challenge. Sue x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Joanna, so many pretty details to look at and just perfect for our challenge :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our Shabby Chic / Vintage challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Artyjen said...

Lovely background on your pretty, pretty tag :)
Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month
xoxo Sioux

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A stunning project and just love your stamp choice.
Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Individuals challenge this month.

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