Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The End of a Great month as Stampotique GDT

Hi Everyone
Well as March draws near its end so also does my GDT month at Stampotique Designers Challenge.
What a fab month it has been, but I have one more piece to go, and that is my piece for this weeks challenge which is:-
"Vintage Looking"
This piece, I have made, is to celebrate all our childhoods and the fondest memories that I am sure we all have from those carefree times, wouldn't it be lovely if we could just go back? if only for one day. But as that is never likely to happen, we all at least have our memories that I am sure we all hold close in our hearts and can relive them when ever we want.
My main image is "Midge" by Janet Klein from Stampotique. I stamped her using potting soil Archival ink and then again on some dotty paper and then cut out and paper pierced her dress.
She is displayed within Tim Holtz ornate frame, the centre I covered with book paper and vintage photo distress ink and then splashed water on to further age it. The frame was cut from mountboard, painted gold and then rusted using crafty notions rusting powder, then sanded back to reveal some of the gold.
The flowers were fabric that I had also rusted cut out using the smallest flower from Tims tattered florals die with some of his brads as the centre.
The butterflies are wooden embellishments one I have painted and sanded back the other I have covered with book paper and distress ink.
Sentiment on the frame are Tims Chit Chat stickers and the other is a silver metal word band that I have had for ages, I have aged it using a mixture of paints. A little piece of vintage lace, some torn book paper and a Tim Holtz metal corner finish this piece off.
So to join in with this weeks challenge "Vintage looking Piece" the details can be found HERE.
Can I just finish by saying how wonderful it has been to be part of such an artistic and talented team for the month and also thankyou for all the lovely and encouraging comments that you have all left for me.
Thanks and see you soon
Amanda X


  1. fantastic vintage looking piece, those tattered flowers look amazing!
    thank you for this last guest desiging contribution :)))

  2. Ah, as sentimental as it is beautiful Amanda, what a gorgeous make! Love it! Chris xxx

  3. You have been such an inspiration to us all this month, Amanda, and I hope to continue seeing your wonderful work here in the future. Love all the rust tones in your vintage piece today, especially those tattered die cut flowers! That perfect quote and title couldn't be more perfect, as is your delightful Stampotique image! Thanks for the memories, Friend!

  4. I love all things Vintage and this is beautiful. I hope you've enjoyed your month at Stampotique; we certainly enjoyed having you ! Hope to still see your great work in the future !
    Corrie x

  5. Wow! The worn look of this creation is sooo fabulous and stunning, Amanda! Absolutely breathtaking!

    Claudia x

  6. A gorgeous piece, love the aged vintage details and super details.

  7. Lovely piece of art. The girl stands beautifully in the ornate frame and I love he flowers and rustic warm tones. Tracy x

  8. This is gorgeous Amanda, perfectly vintage xx

  9. This is just a perfect overall vintage piece, from the die cut you used to the color scheme and the sweet image. Thanks for being a part of our team this month, so glad you could join us-we've loved seeing your creations each week.

  10. Simply lovely, Amanda... the butterflies, the flowers, and that fabulous texty background in the gloriously rusty frame. And the central image, with those words, has made me come over all melancholy and reflective. Very powerful.
    Alison xx

  11. Meant to add: congratulations on a magnificent month with SDC - you've been brilliant every week.
    Alison xx


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