Saturday, July 10, 2010

Flower Power on Paperbag Studios



The challenges have started again over on Paperbag Studios. Roben Marie on the Paperbag Blog says:

Hey!

It is Stamp Challenge time again! I think we will focus on flowers for this month. Use one of our flower stamps or add a fabric or paper flower to your creation! We want to see your best take on flowers!!

To be included in the challenge, please leave a link to your project in the comments of this post(over on Paperbag Studios blog) by August 1 to be entered! Have fun!

Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate good toward Paperbag Studios goodies!!

Have a blessed day!


So....set with the challenge I put this card together making flowers from things that weren't designed to be flowers if you get my drift :0)

These Art Deco style rose type flowers were made up from elements from the Stitched and Tied plate shown below.



The main stamped image is 'Way We See', along side Spiral Bound (also available in CLING)and Sweet (available individually wood mounted or on the Little Feet plate.

Below is a close up shot of the layering of the 'flowers'.




All stamps by Paperbag Studios available direct from the USA or here in the UK at Happy Daze.

Please pop along to the challenge and have a go at winning the gift certificate by entering a piece of artwork. There are some more examples in the challenge blog post from members of the Paperbag Studios Stamping Design Team- I have a Stampbord piece shown using real daisies which some of you may not have seen before. The daisy stampbord was made some time ago (hence the style change) but still remains one of the few pieces I still like to look at. That little girl is so adorable.



Thankyou for stopping by. Have a great weekend. Hope its not too hot where you are....I've just started to melt here in my little room and its only 9.30am.

31 comments:

Kirsti said...

Wow Jo...I absolutely LOVE this...It's so fantastic!!!! Kirsti xxx

Sid said...

Lovely work Jo, and those stitched stamps from PBS are great !

mustavcoffee said...

Brilliant and quirky, I love these cards Jo:) xx

Helen said...

Genious!! It IS too hot here, but they say it may be slightly cooler tomorrow.... how much, we'll see!

Willy said...

Both are terrific, but the first one is my favourite. And please don't melt, Jo. We need you!!

Shake said...

Very very pretty work!
I love this card

Hugs, Shake

Zuzu's Blog said...

Your a star... always stylish arty and a little different... cards not too bad either
Zx

Carol Q said...

beautiful Jo. you have a real sideways imagination!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous art Jo, loving those PB Studio stamps :O))

Paula said...

those flowers youve created using those elements from the 'Stitched and tied plate' on the first card is a stroke of genius...love it!

BJ said...

I'm just loving your work. It's sooo different from what's out there. I love coming over to visit your site. Thank You for all the insporation that you send out.

Netty said...

Great textures and interest, these are fabulous, you have inspired me so I thank you. Annette x

joanne wardle said...

gorgeous! you see, only you could look at those stamps and think "flowers"!! you've made me want to go look at some of my stamps differently!

Chris said...

What a brilliant idea. Why doesn't my brain work like that? Love the background colour too.

That safety pin looks a little painful. :o)

Marilyn Rock said...

Your work is incredible; but I knew that. Well; I've better get to work on the flower theme with PPS. Yours is beautiful - I love those stitch stamps, too. You are so creative and I can't wait for your book! :) Try to keep cool! I feel like a wet noodle here! xxoo

craftimamma said...

Those flowers are ingenious Jo. Love that card. The Stampbord piece is beautiful and I especially love daisies.

Lesley Xx

Gillian said...

The art deco roses are a stroke of genius Jo, inspirational use of the Stitched & Tied plate, love the layout to this piece:)

Cath Wilson said...

Now they really ARE my type of flowers, lol! Love everything about this, Jo. Cool work.

Roben-Marie said...

Gorgeous card, Jo! I love how you used the button stamp and circles to create your flowers! Awesome! :)

craftytrog said...

Fabulous card Jo, love your made up flowers! And your stampbord piece is stunning, I NEED that stamp!

Tracy Evans said...

Wonderful art, and I love those stamps. Love the flowers on your first card. Have a great evening, Tracy Evans x

Tracy Evans said...

P.S. like the first card so much I have just ordered the stamps LOL. Thanks Jo. Tracy x

Kaz said...

Both are stunning Jo - I really love the way you made the flowers on the first one. xx

Shar said...

Completely fantastic! Your flowers gave me some ideas for using another Paperbag Studios plate I've had FOREVER.

Wishing you cool breezes! My stamp room has been renicknamed "the oven". Yeesh, this summer is beyond hot!

lisa said...

These are both just gorgeous Jo. If someone gave me that set of stamps I'd be completely at a loss but you've made an amazing piece of art with them. What talent.
The daisy panel is just beautiful. They are adorable girls aren't they?
Hope it's cooled down for you today.
Hugs Lisax

Paula said...

Those layered flowers are gorgeous.
The stampbord piece has always been one of my favourites that you have made. I love the stamp anyway but this piece gives breathes life into it & makes the girls look like they could step forward.

Godelieve said...

Wow Jo, amazing cards!

Karin said...

Fabulous cards Jo.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Jo, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards!!! Esp the first one!

Hugs

Vicki

Dotty Jo said...

These are just gorgeous Jo! I was so tempted by that Paper bag studios elements set but couldn't quite fathom how I'd use the different images - thanks for the inspiration yet again! Jo x

Gini said...

Hi Jo,
Your flower power flowers are the most inventive use of a stamp I have seen evah - absolutely fabulous mwah!
Gini
xx