Tuesday 9 July 2013

Vintage Stamping - Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hello, I hope you are all well.   Oh my, the weather is HOT (here in UK)!!!  It's also forecast to last the week.  It's great if you're lucky enough to get out in the garden and just relax.  We had some amazing entries into Zoe's "Blue & Yellow Make Green" theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge, but unfortunately, a few didn't meet the challenge criteria.  I found it really inspiring to see the very different creations using just the same three colours.

This fortnight, it is my lovely friend Julia's turn to be our hostess, and she has chosen the theme of:

Vintage Stamping
(No Cute Creations Are Allowed This Fortnight)

I do love vintage, and decided to use an mdf frame for my creation:

After an undercoat of Gesso, I painted my frame with two different shades of chalk paint, did a bit of stamping here and there with some shabby dots and script, and applied another light coat of paint.  I got a bit carried away, lol, and did a bit of sponging over the top to get a mottled effect, but this has more or less covered the background stamping.  The border has a bit of dry brushing with light over darker, then a bit of Walnut Stain DI blended through with a wipe.  Edged with Walnut Stain and Metallic rub-on, it gave it a lovely worn look.

The gorgeous dress was stamped onto cream card, then again onto fabric and pieced over the one stamped on the card.  This stamp, by Stamps Happen, was one of the first I ever bought and I absolutely love it.  There is another similar one called "Vogue" that I would really love, so I must keep an eye out for it, as they'd look great together.  The other stamps are by Stampin' Up (corners, title, & shabby dots), Oxford Impressions (remaining 3 stamped panels), and Stampers Anonymous (almost invisible background script!).  The edges of the main stamped panels have been smeared with Walnut Stain DI, then Colonial Metallic Rub On.

This was finished off with a couple of pieces of lace, some tissue tape, and a vintage metal flower trinket (Prima) with an Eiffel Tower charm hanging from it which was mounted onto some script-stamped muslin, and a piece of the same fabric used for the dress (Laura Ashley).

Our very kind sponsor for this fortnight is:

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who manufacture chipboard in all sorts of shapes, sizes and themes.

Our Design Team have created the most gorgeous projects to inspire you for this fortnight's challenge, along with our Guest Designer for July, Helene aka 2amscrapper from Lotsa Scrap - please visit her blog as she is a very talented lady.

Thank you, as always, for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your (sunny) week.

Maria xxxxx


Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Sorry for not commenting for a while. Your frame is perfection. All the different elements work wonderfully together. Hugs Suz x

Annie said...

Fab creation Maria :-) I love the layout and the stamps are gorgeous, complete with the stunning floral


Annie x

Gio said...

Wow, Maria, it's really beautiful. Such a gorgeous vintage feeling!

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulously chic, Parisian style!
Alison x

Esther said...

Gorgeous this Maria and that dress stamp is stunning !! love how you've stamped on the fabric..Esther xx

Anonymous said...

Your fabric piecing is a dream! Love those little touches of fabric and all those wonderful details such as the Eiffel Tower charm.

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely beautiful - love all the lovely touches - especially the handing tower. So elegant and feminine! Nicola x

Mervi said...

Oh breathtaking, wow gorgeous,
Maria, this is stunning, love it;-))m

Zoechaos said...

Your style is so distinctive and this screams Maria it is gorgeous! XOXO Zoe

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi my lovely friend, you have certainly transformed a very boring mdf frame into a vintage masterpiece Maz. I adore that dress stamp, what I would give to be able to wear a dress like that. A fabulous creation, thank you. Hugs Julia xxxx

Debi said...

gosh you always do your frames so deliciously well!!! no exception here- divine as ever, love the fabric swatches, Debi xoxox

hazel said...

A wonderful piece Maria - I love the dress stamp.
xxx Hazel.

Jean said...

I don't know how I missed this post but I absolutely love it. It is so pretty and feminine. The dress stamp is gorgeous and I love the way you have fabric pieced it.
Jean x