Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My mother loved purple

Today's Created by Hand challenge is to stamp on fabric. For this piece, I used an old linen hankie of my mother's (I'm lucky to have inherited a nice little stack of these),and stamps from Quietfire Design. The flourishes are stamped with Clearsnap Metallic Extra Lilac ink, and the sentiment is stamped with Brilliance Coffee Bean ink. The piece is 6 1/2" by 6 1/2," and has a little "hanger" on the reverse.

Although I really enjoy creating things like this, I have no more space on my happy room walls, so if you're interested, please leave me a comment telling me about the person with whom you share a closely woven relationship. On Sunday, I'll do a random draw, and the person whose comment is drawn can then pay it forward to that person in their relationship. I'll mail it for you, and will also include a card for the recipient, in which your comment will be incorporated. Finally, I'll also send YOU this African Proverb stamp "I am the connections that I weave." This was done from the beautiful hand calligraphy of the very talented Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design, and is one of my favourites. Please check back on Sunday May 18th. for the winner, then you'll have the day to contact me with a postal address for delivery.
Thank you for visiting, and enjoy your day!

19 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Deb this is unbelievable. Stunning creation. Love it.

Femmy said...

beautiful!! love those colours!!!

Kelly said...

beautiful!

vintage wil said...

beautiful work !!!

filetta said...

Oh ! very elegant and great color and form ! wonderful

Rosie said...

Deb, this is a lovely piece - such a shame you have no more room for it! I love that you call it a happy room... I think mine is turning into a 'happy house'!!

scotspanda said...

Deborah it is stunning, I love the colours in it. What a beautiful sentiment too, you must have a room full of stamps lol

Faye said...

Such a beautiful piece. It's hard to find those dainty hankies any more. Gorgeous. Faye

Anonymous said...

Your hanging is very pretty. I have a best friend of over 40 years who has been there through the thick and thins of life. We are "sisters" for life even though not related. Her mom died of breast cancer in 1970 at the age of 38, when my friend was a high school senior, and so this would mean a lot to her also! sus

Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah! I love this and all your creations, my favorite colour is purple also!

Yogi said...

This is gorgeous. There are a lot of details, but you put them together so well

artbyjolis said...

Deborah, this is exquisite! My friend Bonnie is the bestest friend in the whole wide world. We've been through happy and sad times together. She's my support in times of distress and my rock in times of instability. She knows me through and through and loves me anyway. Bonnie deserves kindness because she distributes it so freely herself.

Carla said...

What an elegant piece. I love the colour combination.

Allison said...

I forgot to comment yesterday but this is just striking! I love those leaves, the embossing and the shape...great job!

Anneke said...

this is a very beautiful and elegant card

Jean said...

this is so beautiful! love how you used the hankie!

Jane (webby) said...

Deborah - this is so beautiful. There are 2 people I share a closely woven relationship with - my bestfriend whom I've known since I was 5, and my sister-in-law (married to my hubbys brother) who I have known since we were teenagers.

Quietfire Style said...

Gorgeous colours - wonderful layout!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Beautiful unique piece of creative work - it's a marvel!