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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Fashionable Stamping Challenges ~ Summer Ice cream colours






Yum the latest challenge at FSC is ice cream colours. Please do pop over to look at all those delicious and dreamy ice cream concoctions made by the other Stampettes, for some gorgeous and inspirational design projects. Our generous sponsor is Marina from Cottage Crafts with a fabulous prize up for grabs. 

When we used to visit my Nan in Islington we always used to go to De Marco's ice cream shop in Chapel market. Even in the depths of winter we always used to have one of their gorgeous, chocolate, strawberry, lemon and vanilla whippy ice creams, I've never found one that equals them since, the memories of childhood eh LOL!


I made a canvas for my design piece using those yummy colours. I used fresco finish paints to for the canvas and texture paste for the harlequin stencil to give it texture. The central stamp and the text and swirl stamps are by La Blanche. I stamped onto tissue paper and then glued onto the canvas as it is very difficult to get a detail impression if stamping straight on the canvas. The roses and post card are from Graphic 45 A ladies Day 8 x 8 pad and the lock and key are made using a tim holtz die. I used gilding paste around the edges of the canvas and rubbed randomly over the harlequin texture (not that you can see it LOL I'm pants at taking photos the colours are never quite the same! Any photography tips greatly welcomed!)

I am entering this for the following Challenges 



Hope you all have a fantastic Sunday and Happy Crafting. XX



29 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow!!! I love this canvas and all that you have done here. Your art is very inspiring. Thanks for explaining so well how you created this Paula. It is just beautiful
Dot x

Sue said...

I love this mixed- media canvas you have created, it has warmth, dimension and texture, and your elements portend interest to the on-looker through your design.
I am inspired with this piece of work.
Smiles:)
Sue

Astrid Maclean said...

Great piece, love all the texture!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful! Such lovely work here Paula! GREAT!

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful canvas.

Mrs.B said...

This is a beautiful canvas Paula, and with lots of interesting elements. Love the colours and texture.
Have a great Sunday.
Avril xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous canvas Paula ! I always love to see your projects as they are so beautifully put together. I love the stamps you've used combined with the texture, fabulous ! Sue C x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Fabulous canvas. So much to look at. Love all the different textures.
Regards Florence xx

Elly said...

Yummy strawberry background with cool texture. The magical thing, i thought about you as i bought that stamp from LaBlanche last week. The image is very you....as i see on this beautiful canvas. (:o)

Esther said...

This is amazing Paula, the images are beautiful and love the texture from the harlequin pattern..Thank you for making me so welcome..Esther xx

Candy C said...

Your canvas is very pretty. I really like the colors you've chosen and the distressing you've done to give your piece more of a vintage feeling. The textural harlequin pattern really looks nice. I also like how you've incorporated some of G45's new A Ladies Diary images into your lovely canvas. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Netty said...

The icecream sounds very yummy and am sure I would have loved these flavours. Beautiful mixed media canvas Paula and the gold shows up really well in the last photo. Enjoy your week, Annette x

Terry said...

And we even have a cherry on top with this dreamy canvas! Love the images and all the texture! This is one great scoop of perfection and I love the added necklace! Happy Sunday!

lynne said...

Hi Paula
How lovely that this brought back those memories to you, that is special as is your canvas, beautiful choice of colours and the stamps it all makes for such an elegant piece of art.
Had to lol at your comment re the stamps! You definitely need Cleopatra & Friends!
Wishes
Lynne

Sue said...

This is a lovely piece Paula with lots of interesting detail.

Dorthe said...

Paula, this is GORGEOUS , I so love it, and all your wonderfully collaged pieces.Love the card in the lover left corner with the key-and the harlequin stencil- a beautiful canvas.
Hugs,Dorthe

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wooooow, that is such a stunning canvas Paula! I love the texture and the images :). Great collage of feminine Steampunk flavours! xx

Katie K said...

Paula,
Love this canvas, the color and texture are so intriguing. Thanks for sharing this this wonderful creation.
Hugs,
Katie

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful canvas! Gorgeous details and textures. The harlequin pattern looks great. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Paula. This is such a scrummy canvas, I love the ice cream colours you have used and wonderful textures. I know what you mean about trying to recreate those childhood memories. It never works does it?
Hope all is well with you and thanks for linking this to the stamp man challenge.
Hugs Brenda xox

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful canvas all the elements fit together so perfectly and the embossed pattern just brings it all together love it! XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous canvas Paula, the colours are yummy. Beautiful textures and details.
Yvonne x

Ellie said...

LOVE your canvas, I can smell the ice cream! All the little details and the embellishments go so well together!

xxx Ellie xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, love all the texture and the colors.

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Hi!:)
Love your artwork it's stunning:)
*Hugs, Inger*

Maria said...

Hi Paula, my god you have been busy! This is beautiful, I love all those gorgeous colours, the finish on lock and key is fabulous.

Maria x

Angela Weimer said...

What a fantastic piece of art!. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp man Precious metals challenge and have a great day. Angela

Buttons said...

Well done Paula. A well deserved win. Hugs, Buttons x

Alie said...

Congrats Paula with your first prize at the Stampman Challenge...the creation is so gorgeous!

greetings, Alie :-)