Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Challenges

Hi everybody!
I am happy to say that I have my internet back, which is just great. I feel back in touch now!
I was pleased to see this morning that I won the Craftroom challenge 'Vintage Stamping' .

Today I am sharing a piece I will be using as cover on a journal I have started to make. The background has been made from cardboard, partly peeled and painted with gesso. For the matting I used various paper scraps with script and a piece of cream coloured jute. The right side has been embossed by stamping into molten Utee.  The focal image has been stamped onto a piece of handwritten paper from 1840. The page is part of a study book where the owner wrote his notes on the sides between the texts, with a very fine handwriting. The book is unfortunately disintegrating, and I am using the parts that haven't fallen apart in my work. I stamped over the writing with an image of Leda (Lost Coast designs), stamped with Adirondack espresso. I added some lace, string, and 2 of my home-made paper beads as embellishments.






I am linking to Fashionable Stamping Challenges (Script/books/pages/print) and
Craftroom Challenge - heat embossing.

Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!


29 comments:

  1. Wie genial ist das denn, ich bin total begeistert, Traumschön deine Kreativität.
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  2. WOW...what wonderfully thick gold embossing ...fabulous! Congratulations on your win last time round! Thank you for joining us at the Craft Room this fortnight...lovely to see you playing along, Suzanne x

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  3. großartig..was da alles für coole Techniken meisterlich vereint wurden ist erstaunlich ! WOW!
    Die Leda mag ich besonders gern und ich denke das wird ein Schatz - Journal werden, was Du da im Kopf hast!

    lg Susi

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    1. Danke - und ich hoffe, dass Du Recht hast!

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  4. Congrats on your win! Beautiful journal cover.

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  5. Congratulations on the win, you so deserve it! Love this piece, the embossing is gorgeous, the stamp is lovely, and the paper beads are perfect, looks like another winner! ~Diane

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  6. Beautiful!!!Awesome embossing!!!Congrats on your winnings!!!

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  7. Wow, this is so beautiful! I love the image stamped over the script and the gold embossing is lovely. Congratulations, by the way :-). Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room this fortnight.

    Maria x

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  8. congrats on your win Valerie and another stunner for the challenge, hugs Annette x

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  9. This is totally beautiful, love the combination of the different papers, script, lace, gold and string, and of course, the home made beads. Just gorgeous! Hugs, Barb

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  10. Wonderfully rich heat embossing and texture, it must be great to hold and feel. Congratulations on your win your prize is on it's way! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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    1. Thanks Zoe, I am looking forward to it very much!

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  11. Wonderful Valerie -- you are teaching this old dog new tricks. I don't know how you stamped into the molten Utee. I love the image. I am sure I told you how much I like your paper beads. Now would be a good time for me to learn! You can see the text behind your image - so glad you have this old work book.
    You are quite productive. Hope it is cooling down some and you are sleeping better at night.
    Congratulations on your win!
    Sandy

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    1. Sandy, you just heat it with a heat tool and stamp into it, very easy.

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  12. Congrats on your win--can't think of anyone more deserving! The journal cover is just stunning-the paper beads add so much interest!

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  13. Oh, what a relief to get ye olde t'internet back ;) Such a pain in the be-hind when tehcnology lets us down. Glad to have you back ;)
    Your page here is amazing Valerie, the jute in the background is wonderful. So inventive! Hope your weather is less 'sticky' and uncomfortable. I thnk we've had a break with some rain storms, but I hope the sun isn't gone for the year already :0)

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  14. Valerie, wondered if you would be interested in this matchbox swap
    http://www.bluechairdiaryillustrations.com/2013/07/christmas-matchbox-swap.html

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  15. This certainly deserves to grace a journal as it is quite fabulous.
    Love the textures.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. Congratulations on your win. Its a gorgeous journal cover, love the thick embossing.
    Yvonne x

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  17. Love your creations Valerie. So artistic. Fantastic news on your win, well done. x

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  18. Ooops Forgot to say thank you for joining us over at FSC this time.
    Yvonne x

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  19. Hi there! Long time, eh!
    I love the embellishments on here!
    Hopefully, I'll be around more!

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  20. Really wonderful yet again, Valerie. LOVE the Utee -- really want to try some. You are soooooo good at this sort of thing - it just pours out of you. hugs, Donna

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  21. Stunning! That rich purple plays so nicely with gold. Gorgeous!

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  22. Playing catch here :)and looking at all your fab scrap collages Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  23. wow this is a real beauty, so tactile and such lovely stamping.Congrats on your win and thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

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  24. Divine as ever!! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

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  25. Congratulations on your win and well deserved.
    This is a beautiful project Valerie, and a lovely was to use and preserve those
    old book pages.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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