The Stampsmith Challenge " Blue and Teal "

Today is a good day ! I’m finally feeling on top of the weather as opposed to under it ! My craft room is tidy and I don’t just mean my desk ! I got top three in the Craft Room Challenge my first top three , all is well in my little corner of paradise. I was so excited to get my Craft room top three blinkie I know most of you have your side bars jam packed with them but it’s like your first kiss you will always remember it or so they say I personally don’t remember mine , it must have been so awful that my little brain has blocked it out……but I digress.

I have been following the wonderful Lynne Moncrieffs blog Adorn for quite some time and have been in awe of her amazing talents from day one when we where both featured by the lovely Cindy Adkins in Her Whimsical Musings on line magazine. One of the design teams  that Lynne collaborates with is The Stampsmith , they have such beautiful stamps and Lynne’s creations and their stamps as well as the rest of the design teams work are a match made in heaven. As it is the first of the month we are allowed to use stamps from any manufacturer we like and to my shame `I  do not own one Stampsmith stamp but I will soon !

Their theme this week is to  use the colours teal and yellow and as fate would have it I was making a cushion with those exact same colours ! I have abandoned the cushion in favour of the following using the same image for the cushion which I  printed the image onto silk and for the cards I have printed onto transparency film.

Now I know what you are going to say . The felt is teal not turquoise it  just looks turquoise in the photo I couldn’t believe it when I saw the pictures but believe  you me it” definitely teal  !i!! The image is a freebie  by the fabulous Abigail Mooney one very talented and generous lady and  this is one of my favourite images by her.  I printed the image onto acetate this was an A4 collage which I cut down .The larger image will appear on the cushion at some stage . I stamped some text underneath and used DI inks to make ……well a bit of a mess  ! I used TEAL FELT to make the border and the flower leaves ,which I dry embossed with a cuttlebug script folder ( I didn’t know you could emboss felt ) in the flesh it’s quite impressive. A yellow flower made with felt and my big shot and there you have it !

Another part of the collage wont bore you with the deets its fairly obvious. More felt more script more DI !

Do you have a few more minutes to spare me ? just Want to show you a few more things I have been up to !


The shoe image is another freebie from the lovely Miss Mooney I just love shoes ! lots of distressing , perfect pearls DI inks my Silhouettte a bit of everything on this one .

Last but not least a few flower broaches that I made, I just love flowers.  These are quite large and very wearable and can stand all night dancing and cavorting despite their delicate appearance ( I have tried it ) .

Think that is enough for one post  so will leave you now as I have to make a Pavlova ( or a palaver ) for a dinner party Friday and they are tricky little so and so’s .

Take care

48 thoughts on “The Stampsmith Challenge " Blue and Teal "

  1. Not sure what the Craft room challenge is about but huge congratulations all the same.Wow you have been busy with so many projects and all look wonderful. Pavlova is top favourite in my house, not the making, but the eating…….lol Have a great week, Annette x

  2. Is there no end to your talents?!!! So many fabulous, gorgeous and creative makes. I would love to see the cushion(s) when finished. Wouldn't mind a taste of the Pavlova either! xxx

  3. You deserved your top three without doubt, our pleasure.You have been busy here love that you can embossing felt thank you for that. all gorgeous creative projects, looking forward to seeing the cushion.Glad you are feeling better now XOXO Zoe

  4. Dear MarieWhatever you did it works, the link at TSC if all good and well. Congratulations is in order for the Challenge Room.Thank you for the shout out!At the next point I fainted, in an elegant manner of course. This is stunning. My mouth is wide open, not in an elegant manner. I absolutely love this. Printing onto fabric and transparency is a favourite of mine so I have fallen in love with your creation. As for the colours, what they look like IRL can vary from when photographed, no need to worry about that. I am thrilled you are participating.The shoe card is mouthwatering, I am amazed at your productivity and every piece such a high standard. A pat on the back to you.Anyway, I am now rambling so shall stop but thank you for supporting the challenge and Good Luck :)WishesLynne

  5. Congratulations on your CR Challenge award – it was a beautiful piece. These are all gorgeous, glad you're feeling better and obviously full of renewed crafty creativity! xx

  6. Marie, I love all your art, but the one with the shoes is my favorite here. The colors are just fabulous. And brooches are just fantastic. I know they would look so beautiful on a dressy top. You are so talented.

  7. oh hun well done on your top 3 so well deserved hun,and as for your creation hun cor blimey you really have been busy these are all stunning,the designs and detail you come up with amaze me.oh can you save me a piece of the pavlova please,take care hun ,hugs cherylxps glad you are feeling better too xxxxx

  8. Hi Marie, just wanted to let you know that I have been away for 6 days with my Grandsons and have just checked out your blog and there have been some great projects while I have been off but I am shattered so can't summon the energy to comment on all of them. Some fabulous flowers on this posting.Kath x

  9. Congratulations on the top three! If I was there I would be running over with champagne, .. alas I will have to stay here and drink it alone. ALL of your pieces are stunning. Printing on fabric and acetate and combine the two is a heart thumping combination. I have never tried it, and MUST! Your Shoes … Sign .. they are so beautiful. However, something is amiss and I'm terribly concerned. The flowers are not in the top right hand corner! Hhhhhmmmmm. Flower pins are so much fun. I like the pretesting for all night dancing and especially the cavorting! You must be feeling a little better. :o) xxDonna

  10. Wow, Marie, this is so exciting!!! and everything is so gorgeous. I adore those magnificent flowers!! and thanks so much for telling people about Whimsical Musings magazine–you are such a sweetheart!!XOCindy

  11. Congrats on your first Top 3! These milestones are so important, aren't they? Marie, your work is gorgeous and so unique. I plan to drop by your blog often. Thanks for stopping by mine today and for your kind comment. It means a blot to me. Take care.

  12. Hi Marie. Congrats on your top 3. Are you sure that is teal! LOL! only joking. Fab projects as usual. Especially like the shoe project. You have been a creative bunny. Florence x

  13. Hi Marie, You've been a busy bunny again:0) Glad you're feeling better and with renewed enthusiasm, YAY! This is beautiful work, love the transparency and felt, very inspirational work, would love to see the cushion too :0) Shoe card's gorgeous colours and very pretty border, great flower pins, like to think of the testing process, must have been fun LOL Many CONGRATULATIONS on your top 3, well done :0) I'm new to getting these awards and each one is treasured I assure you, enjoy because you deserve it and I'm sure there will be more:0) hugs Gay xxx

  14. Υπέροχα όλα!!!!καταπληκτικά!!!!η πρώτη κάρτα είναι σαν πίνακας ζωγραφικής!!!οι λεπτομέρειες με felt την κάνουν ξεχωριστή!!!μπράβο Marie!!!!καλημέρα!!!

  15. Congrats! I know it is frustrating that colours change on the screen – I believe you.Some fabulous work on here and my how busy you have been. I thought you were on holiday. Hugs, Neet x

  16. Μαρί μου εισαι έχεις απίστευτο ταλέντο…!!! Χάζεψα κοιτάζοντας τις δημιουργίες σου!!! Είναι η κάθε μια εργο τέχνης! Πραγματικα εχω εντυπωσιαστεί!!!Πολύ χαίρομαι που μπορείς να κανεις και πάλι σχόλια στο μπλογκ μου, εισαι τόσο ενθαρρυντικη και ευγενικη…Φιλιά πολλά και ευχαριστώ!ΧΧΧΧΧ

  17. Busy busy busy girl 🙂 lots to admire here today as always 🙂 your flowers are gorgeous and well done on making the top 3 at the Craft RoomVon xxx

  18. Είναι όλα τόσο μα τόσο όμορφα!!! Τα Tag είναι υπέροχα, έκανες φοβερή δουλειά!!! και τα λουλουδάκια υπέροχα…!!! Κάθε φορά σε θαυμάζω ακόμα περισσότερο!!! Σε φιλώ!!!

  19. Love that transparency over the stamped image. I know what you mean about the teal-turquoise color in photos. Mine always turn out way too green. No matter how much adjusting I do the color isn't teal enough. LOL. That second card is fab too! And the shoe! Boy, so much good stuff to look at. Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge.

  20. Marie οι αναρτήσεις σου είναι πάντα πολύ χορταστικές! Μου αρέσουν όλες οι κάρτες και βέβαια οι καρφίτσες που είναι τελείως ιδιαίτερες! Μένω άναυδη κάθε φορά με τις τόσες τεχνικές που χρησιμοποιείς. Η κάρτα με το παπούτσι μου 'κλεψε την καρδιά με το vintage στυλ της. Σε ευχαριστώ για τα υπέροχα σχόλια που μου γράφεις κάθε φορά. Take care!

  21. Wow you have been one busy lady! Where do I start? Congrats on making the top three!!! WoooHooo, Love the collage with the face in the keyhole, its beautiful as are your flowers!hugs Lynn

  22. Cant even pick my fav…You do teal and yellow well! I do love the face in the key hole, but then that shoe was so pretty! Then all those flowers, my you have been very busy! take care dear, gerri

  23. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I cannot pick my favourite either, those images are fabulous, stunning……just plain WOW!!!!Congrats on your first kiss wink wink!!…hmmm now that you have reached first base what next??? LOL LOL LOLSeriously congrats on the top3 fabulous creations!

  24. Congrats on the win! Thanks for yr comment on my painting. Everyone loves the fabric under neath, if they only knew its the least amount of time Ive ever spent on it! LOL. Guess that should be my new way of painting…hope u to are having a great weekend. take care, gerri

  25. Love the idea of embossing felt Marie, some felt is stiffer than others so I suppose this would make a difference to the effect!Love the flowers, very sparkly :)A wonderful array of projects to look at!Jenny x

  26. Marie! WOW WOW WOW!!!!All of your work here is wonderful! I LOVE hearing about the process of each piece! That acetate idea is really awesome.And the other pieces are fabulous, and those broaches divine!!xxDaniella

  27. Marie, these projects are wonderful! I've had a great visit on your blog and am loving all of your recent work! I'm so very glad that you have joined us for The Stampsmith Challenge and wish you bussels of luck in the draw!Cheers,Val 🙂

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