Saturday, 21 August 2010

Compendium of curiosities

Today is stocktake day at work..... that means this afternoon we'll be counting all the chocolates in the shop, how bad is that ? it makes you hungry just thinking about it....yum yum!
This project is a late entry for me.....I've been working on this for the best part of the week, just needed to add the distress stickles, which is the challenge this week over at Lindas L3 Studios this week. I chose fabric for this project inking the backround first, its easier if you spritz the fabric with water first, the colour inks I have a used are victorian velevet, tea dye and brushed corduroy and then I used a caligraphy stamp from The Artistic Stamper for the background, the paris stamp and postcard stamp is from Viva, the Eiffel tower stamp is from Paper Artsy....this, I added Brushed corduroy distress stickles  to give a metallic finish to the tower. The image of the lady is from Crafty Individuals and I used distress crackle paint in rock candy on the top of it, the dream ticket was distressed and and then added rock candy stickles on top, distressing the edges. The flower is from Prima but I used distress ink and glimmer mist on it to get a more aged look.


Challenges
Compendium of Curiosities.....distress stivkles.
Papercutz.....anything goes.
Stampin for the weekend......anything goes.
Polka Doodles.....vintage.
fab n' Funky...flower power.
Tag Tuesday.....not on paper.
Pink Elephant....ribbons and sparkles.
More Paper than shoes...a trip to Paris.
Shabby tearoom.....photo inspiration colours pinks,cream roses.
One stop craft.......not a card

Have a good weekend and thanks for taking a peek
hugs x

34 comments:

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

This is so, so lovely. With so many of my favorite elements! The yellow is a delightful color choice,too.

Netty said...

Gorgeous work Daniele. Do you need any help with the stocktaking??????
Annette x

Audrey Pettit said...

How beautiful! I love, love all your stamping on here, and all the techniques and details you've added with the crackle paint and stickles. This is really a WOW!
Thanks for sharing it with us at TSTR.

Lisa said...

WOW such a beautiful card! I love all the elements you've used and the true vintage feel to the card! Thanks for playing along from The Tea Room and Polkadoodles!

stampdiva said...

Incredibly beautiful. Lynne M

Linda Ledbetter said...

Daniele, this is amazing! I love the fabric background, you clever girl! What a great way to get a cool, vintage look and lots of great texture. The stamping is fabulous, and the Distress Stickles are used so well-- they really did give a great metallic look to the tower. The Rock Candy crackle is the perfect finishing touch! Well done!

Michele said...

very pretty!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous! Love the design and all the detail!!! Hugs, Karen

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Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Faye said...

Wow, this is really stunning, Daniele. Stocktake is the same as inventory over here, I think. I used to enjoy it when I worked in a department store buyer's office. It was a needed diversion. We counted things to wear, not eat. I'd much rather have counted chocolates!

Debbie said...

Ooohhh ... this is so vintage and beautiful! I especially love the ticket with sentiment!! Thanks for sharing in the Tea Room this week :)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Daniele, I love this shabby chic card! The colors are just gorgeous - beautiful job! Thanks so much for playing with us at TPE this week!

Netty said...

Just seen your message re Lets Ink It Up, that is so weird, obviously the time difference is going to be bit of blip.....thanks for letting me know. Annette x

Terry said...

Absolutely a beautiful vintage card! The images are gorgeous! Love this!

Helen Dooley said...

First- Chocolate ROCKS!!!
Second - wow this is amazing. I truly love it. thanks for playing along on PCC this week.

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful, i love the vintage style you have achieved. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at OSCC and Fab and Funky this week x

Linda Robinson said...

This is so pretty, I love that image..

Ginny said...

gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful! I love the stamping - such wonderful detail! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful! I love the stamping - such wonderful detail! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

ScrappyPam said...

Lovely tag!

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I never would have thought to put Distress Stickles on the fabric, but it looks divine. Lovely, lovely piece!

brenda said...

What a really great card, thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles this week and good luck.

B x

Stacey said...

very very pretty! thank you for playing along with us at polka doodles this week x x x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour

LuLu said...

Stunning card - love all the layers and attention to detail. Many thanks for joining us at "Fab'n'Funky" challenges this week and we look forward to seeing you again real soon.

Lou
x

Mummylade said...

adorable project! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge, good luck!

PepPop said...

Stunning. Lovely vintageness! Jaqui x

Annika said...

Wonderful project! Such a lot of fabulous detail. Thanks for
playing at SFTW!
Hugs
Annika

Tip Top said...

Beautiful colours! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Kris L said...

Wonderful vintage creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Polkadoodles.

Hope Jacare said...

Lovely Vintage project - thanks for playing along this week at Polkadoodles! Cheers Claire x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

Kindra said...

This is so beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at More Paper Than Shoes. Your work is awesome!