Wednesday 2 March 2011


Last week I was bemoaning the fact that I haven't bought any new stash for ages - nearly a year if not more - so today I thought I would go through my rubber and see what stamps I have that I've never used - it will feel like having something new - so my challenge to myself today is to do something with the above set - not maybe all together at the same time. To see what's on the other girls' desks check out Julias blog.

Wednesday Stamper has the challenging theme of Bohemia this week - at first glance I thought this wasn't for me but it stayed with me and I ended up doing two pieces:

The first is a nod to Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody - do you get it? In case you don't there's the original also.

The second is my interpretation of Carmen - the queen of Boho if ever there were one!

And speaking of Mezzo Sopranos - (do you like the link?) I'm listening to Joyce DiDonato at the moment - a fab mezzo I've only just found - if you like this type of singing check her out on you tube - she does a great duet with Renee Fleming from Cosi Fan Tutte - Ah Guarda La Sorella - I found her cause I'm learning this duet myself for an upcoming concert. What are you all listening to at the moment? I found a new group called Hem yesterday on Rebecca Sower's blog - she had done a playlist for us for music to listen to in the rain and I liked this group so much I went straight on to Amazon and bought a copy - a hard copy mind - not a download - I still like to have the CD in my hands!


Simple homemade living said...

Gorgeous stamps I look forward to seeing what you do with them x x

Laura 66 x

Karen said...

Lovely selection of stamps on your desk to play with :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #68

Glenda said...

I love the stamps you have out! Can't wait to see what you do with them...Your craftspace is wonderful!

Annie said...

Have fun finding things you'd forgotten you'd got.
Don't forget to pop over to our shop and put your name down in the next gift draw.
A x

Dragon said...

Hi Fiona... long time no see so it was great to get your lovely comment on my blog today... yes my stash is fab but I LOVE what you have here and will def trip back to see what you make of it!!!

Anonymous said...

bravo bravo bravo! i totally love the queen tribute. how cool is that???? glad you played along and broke in some stamps

LivArtNow said...

Wow, these are both too cool!! Love how you did the first one mimicking the photo and the second one is just sooo gorgeous!! Fantastic swirls and colours :) Bravo!!
Hugs, smiles and applause,

Twiglet said...

Hi Fiona - thanks for calling into the blog shop giveaway. I am sure we could make a punch roll - would just need some dimensions as I am not a paper crafter. Great idea!

Hermine said...

What a great take on the theme :o)

Marjo said...

Wonderful projects. Great idea, money saver for

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW.

Hugs, Marjo #5

Caroline Hallett said...

happy woyww - loving the virgin stamps - have fun with them!

The Crafty Elf said...

Really lovin Carmen she is gorgeous! Happy WOYWW

RosA said...

That's a good idea to get out some unused stamps (or anything else nice) and pretend they are new!

okienurse said...

Very nice! I love the nod to Queen! I have a daughter that is a mezzo soprano and wish she would sing more. but she tells me that is a thing of her youth! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #49

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely images you've (re) found! Love the sparkly Carmen tribute!

shazsilverwolf said...

Love the stamps, and your interpretation of the themes! Shaz #125

Minxy said...

I'd hate to think of all the stamps i have that haven't seen ink yet!!!
Hope you had fun playing..
Stay Inky
hugs Minxy #11

sandra de said...

I would hate to think what I would find at the back of my stash. Lovely carmen tag. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.

Mrs A. said...

Love the look of the large head stamp. Look forward to seeing whtat you do with that one. I have two cd's by Hem which I bought some years ago but never tire of playing them.
Hugs Mrs A. #76

Rosie said...

I like the play on words and your artstamps are making me crave some more Cherry Pie!!
I love the Queen homage and that Carmen piece - well! Beautiful blues!
I'd love to hear you sing Fi - won't you do some Youtubing? xoxoxo

voodoo vixen said...

I think that is why stamps are a good investment... you can change how you use them and they are like new stash!! Love your interpretation of Bohemian Rhapsody!!

K J D said...

You are so on a roll!!!

I need you to flick some inspiration powder my way!!!

I love both these pieces... but especially Carmen. You know I am a fan.

What have I been listening too?

Die Fledermaus.... Woody and I are thinking of going..... would you recommend it? Its at the Mayflower WNO (if the tickets are still available that is - as always i think about everything for yonks!

Love Karenx