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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

It's Summer at Crafty Individuals


Well I'm glad it is somewhere then LOL, as it's remarkable damp and dreary here today. We can't still be in drought can we? Still at least no one is worrying about the hosepipe ban then!

My idea for this was A Mid Summer Nights Dream, so I think it fits the current Crafty Individuals Challenge. When I was child I used to love making rosewater, you know gathering loads of fragrant petals and soaking them in water. It invariably went stagnant rather quickly though LOL, but rose perfume always reminds of a perfect balmy Summers evening.

I used one of the studio 490 artful shrines and inked and masked with various versamagic chalk inks. Then I used one of the lovely CI shabby tags and stamped a couple of butterflies. The central image is one of my favourite crafty individual stamps and is coloured with watercolours and prisma pencils, then stitched onto the shabby tag. The fairy is inked and suspended from the flower. I got this idea from Sam Reads (Me And My Stamps) lovely canvas here. The butterflies are also inked with versamagic and I added some diamantes here and there.



I'm also entering this for

Simon Say Stamp & Show ~ Your favourite word
Divas By Design ~ Anything but a Card
Praire Fairy ~ Anything with Flowers


Thank you for all your kind comments regarding my ankle. I was never blessed with neatly turned ankles at the best of times, but its looking remarkably fat and ugly ATM. It's badly sprained with torn ligaments so I'm hopping about on crutches, (more shuffling really) even more reason than normal not to to do housework then!! Unfortunately not getting out and about with my Sister much and she has just gone down with an ear infection, talk about healthy us two!!

Happy Crafting XX

31 comments:

kjjc said...

This is beautiful Paula. As for your ankle well you'll just have to keep off it. I suggest you rest up on a chair by your craft table and just sit and create.:)

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Paula! Stunning project. So many gorgeous details to take in. So glad you are keeping a positive outlook following your injury. Though you both are under the weather, you have each other! Get well soon. Best, Yvonne

craftytrog said...

Stunning artwork Paula!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

This is divine Paula, the colours of pink are gorgeous and the whole design draws my eye right into the focal image. I am very impressed with your sewing - puts me to shame. Think I had better get the sewing machine serviced!!
I hope your ankle improves real soon so you don't have to shuffle so much.
Take care.
hugs {brenda} xox

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely stunning, lovely rich colour palette and I love the use of the stencil. Great image and the butterflies are gorgeous as is the charm dangling from your sumptuous flower. Hope your ankle eases soon. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge with this wonderful creation. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Your "DREAM" shrine is lovely. Beautiful job of mazing and chalking. The center of your shrine is amazing! I love the "window". Is that Crafty Individuals as well? Your sweet little girl is well done and the inked fairy is a great embellishment! Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Candy C said...

Your "DREAM" shrine is lovely. Beautiful job of mazing and chalking. The center of your shrine is amazing! I love the "window". Is that Crafty Individuals as well? Your sweet little girl is well done and the inked fairy is a great embellishment! Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

lynne said...

Paula
This is positively dreamy and your inspiration is captured to perfection. I love the way you stitched the image to the tag and it is coloured so beautifully.
Thank you for sharing this creation with us at the CI Challenge.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Could things get any worse?!!!

Cath Wilson said...

What a beautiful piece, Paula - not sure I can handle the little girl though - she looks as if she's either staring in 'a strop' or has no eyelids, lol - bit scary! Shame because she's lovely otherwise. Love the colours you used. Your work always looks so elegant x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning art Paula! Absolutely amazing!

I hope your ankle gets better soon! Must be so painful ;((.

Big cyber hugs for you xx

Deborah said...

As long as you can craft sitting down, it's not all bad :-) Your pink shrine is a stunner.

Paula Whittaker said...

great piece but I really love the effect and colouring youve created on the frame/shrine itself.

Rebekah said...

This is so wonderful thanks so much for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Daniele said...

what a gorgeous shrine, so many lovely embellishments loving the bling butterflies as well.......inspirational
hugs

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous project, I love the colours you used, the image is beautiful.
Yvonne

Cathy said...

What a beautiful creation. I absolutely LOVE it. So many gorgeous details.

Netty said...

Beautiful shrine Paula, love your design and the great stitching.
Sorry to hear your ankle is so bad and your sister is in pain as well. Not a great week for you both. Lets hope things get better as the week goes on. Hugs Annette xx

Jean Hardy said...

Delicious entry Paula! I used to make rose petal putrid perfume too, and yes it isn't quite the same without Ned! Thanks for joining in the Challenge. Jean

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Absolutely stunning. Oh, yes, the perfume made from rose petals! :) I remember it well :(
Hope you are both feeling better soon.
Regards Florence xx

Redanne said...

Your little shrine is so beautiful, I love the colours you have used. Sorry that your ankle has prevented you getting out and about, hope it mends soon. Anne x

june macfarlane said...

Paula this is stunning. What a superb creation and loving the colours too
hugs June x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula, that's a wonderful piece, love all the details and the colors.

Samantha Read said...

So beautiful :o) xxx

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Stunning artwork,Paula!Love the colors too.Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Rita said...

What a great piece of Art Paula. Lots to see and the more I look I like it even more. Hope your poor ankle gets better soon. Hugs Rita xx

Maria said...

This is stunning Paula, and such beautiful, rich colours. I love that stamp, by the way. I think you should take it easy, right next to your craft desk! Take care, and I hope you're both feeling better soon.

Maria x

Rosie said...

Beautiful work Paula - I love shrines and this one is just gorgeous.

Shirl said...

Another dreamy creation sweets. Hope the ankle looks and feels better.

Hugs Shirley x x

Sara Jansen said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful piece and such luscious colors. Lots of new things to see on your blog. Glad to have found it.

Barb said...

Stunning !

Matilde said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork!