Thursday, 5 September 2013

PaperArtsy #3up Birthday Challenge

Hi lovely visitors,

I'm a few days late posting my challenge piece for the #3up sters PaperArtsy Birthday Challenge because I was away last weekend at two wonderful days of learning and getting very inky and messy with the fabulous
Finnabair (Ania Diabrowka). The workshops were hosted by Snazzy's and I got to spend time with my lovely friend Elaine as well as some twitter friends old and new and my design team colleague.  I'm still catching my breath so haven't had time to photograph my projects but will blog them as soon as I can.  In the meantime I'm going to show  you my PA challenge piece.

August saw the 10th birthday of the fab company known as PaperArtsy and there has been lots of lovely treats and fantastic design inspiration over on their blog all throughout August rounded off this week with some fantastic creations from a group of intrepid crafters who love the PA stamps and other products and who set themselves up by volunteering for Leandra's #3up sters, lol!

I forgot to take a proper photo of what arrived in the envelope Leandra sent me to work with so this is what I had left when I'd finished, ;D.


I have to confess these are not my style of stamps at all and really had me scratching my head but after much deliberation this is what I came up with......


I altered a wooden icon frame, creating a little scene to place in the aperture part.  I won't give details on how I did it as they are here on  the PaperArtsy blog if you wish to see more details.  It's  well worth popping over to see what the  others taking part created.  There are some fab designs spread over the whole PaperArtsy range of stamps and you need to go right back to last Saturday's post to see the first ones who kicked off the challenge using stamps from Ink and the Dog range.


and a final close up .......


That's  all for now folks.  Till next time .......

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

19 comments:

Helen said...

Well I think you did great! What a range of stamps we were sent!!

Brenda Brown said...

Love how you've altered the frame and added beautiful flowers to the front.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Paula Whittaker said...

Think you did a fab job with this set of stamps - I didn't even manage to make anything, failed miserably.

Sarah Dunkley said...

Great project hunni. xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

I love this, it's so pretty & summery. No sure what I would have done with those stamps, so very well done to you.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

They may not have been you style of stamps Lesley, but what a gorgeous scene you've created with them. I love what you've done with the frame too, the flowers on the front are beautiful.

Sue x

Aquarius said...

You did a great job with this considering they weren't your style of stamp - a great little project. Pleased you had a good time at the workshops and look forward to seeing your projects from there. Off to check the rest of the PA work now.

sam21ski said...

Fabulous make Lesley considering what you had to play with!!!

Fun though, wasn't it!!

Sam xxx

Beryl said...

It's lovely Lesley - may not be your sort of stamps to start with but you've sure made them that way to finish.
Thanks for the link to Finnebair. Wow - the Steampunk decorated bag posted yesterday is awesome.
Beryl xx

Suzi B said...

Hi Lesley I can see these are not your style of stamps but I like what you did with them... you're always creative!
I'm very envious of your workshops.. sounds fabulous.
I'm in your neck of the woods at least once a week at the mo. My sister is in Kings Mill and has been for the past two months :(

Suzi B xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh boy Lesley, I can see these were not exactly your style, so well done for coming up with something so imaginative, - you did a great job!!

craftytrog said...

You did a great job with those stamps Lesley! I would have been stumped!!
Your project is really beautiful!
hugs,
Alison xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Sorry I'm a bit late getting to comment, as life has been busy! Like I said on Twitter, I think you did brilliantly with these stamps! They are not what I would choose to use usually, but your little triptych looks fabulous. I think I would have ended up a weeping heap if I'd been sent these stamps and you create a work of art! Julie Ann xx

Elaine said...

Well these stamps would have challenged me too, but I think you have done a great job Lesley. I really like the colours you have chosen and the flowers on flourishes with the padded centres worl so well on the outside.

We had a great weekend didn't? Time together is always precious and we had so many happy moments and shared laughs.

Much love special friend

Elaine xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

I've recently started looking at the tutorials by PA but am very very new to many of these techniques. Like Elaine I love the colours you used. My favourite part is the front with those vines & scattered little flower clusters. I rather like your artful real foliage too. That little bird sitting on the top echoes the one on the letterbox beautifully.
Paula (PEP)

Sally H said...

Stunning creation, Lesley! Love it!

Kaz Brown said...

you did a great job, this is gorgeous, stamps are not my style either so I would have been scratching my head too!!

Carol Q said...

I thought this was wonderful Lesley - so clever what you managed to pull out of your imagination. the flowers on the front are just gorgeous. You did amazingly well with this collection and I KNOW how difficult it was! lol.

butterfly said...

What a sweet set of stamps... and a delightful creation. I love your flower heads doubling as "door knobs" to open up the icon, and the colours are so fresh and pretty - lovely stuff!
Alison xx