The challenge was 'Bright and Bold'
I used Aspects of Design 'Funky Flower'stamp sheet and ditress ink pad Spiced Marmalade and glossy accents.
Hope your enjoying the bank holiday.Isnt the weather just glorious.Just a quick post today of a card i made a week or two back.
Here i have used a Stampendous clear set called Butterfly Beauties.The background was stamped onto green bassil with distress ink pad shabby shutters.For the larger butterfly i used brushed cordeuroy,shabby shutters and antique linen.
The card at the top i have used Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender.
Here i have used Starburst stains for the background.Then i stamped using versamark and again used the 'Pigment Powders'. I stamped the poppy again and cut it out and triple embossed it,first using ultra thick and the top layer being moonglow ep 'Midnight sapphire Obsidian' and 'Venus Violet Blue'.I inked the poppy with brilliance pearlescent Blue and stamped into it while still hot.
All the embellishment are also from The Stampman
To be honest i havent a clue what i have created.At the time i wasnt in a clean,tidy mood, i was in a messy,slap it on mood.(If you get what i mean)!!!
Anyhow, in the depths of my drawers in my craftroom,i found all sorts of goodies,so i cant tell you what is from where. as ive had them years.The house is chipboard and the tag is from a flower tag book.Perhaps this can eventually be the front cover to a book !!!. The 'Open' embellishment seemed appropriate for the opening of the new challenge blog.
The create embellishment just explains the mood i was in!!!
I can tell you i coloured the flower tag with a distress ink pad and painted the house in adirondack paint.
The measurements of the closed box are 1.75''x3'' tall
For the outside panels i stamped with Aspects of Design Sheet 49 Japanese Dragonfly Dreams For the inside panels of the box i used Aspects of Design Sheet 39-Dainty Dragonflies
Oh and i cant forget one of my 'shrunken alcoholic flowers 'on the lid!!
While blog browsing on friday i came across a little more inspiration!(Oh NO!not MORE)!!!It was on exploding boxes.I have seen them before, but never quite as stunning as these and i thought it would be perfect to combine with the pigment powders.The instructions and measurements are HERE. I was really surprised at how small it was,as it is all made from a piece of A4 card.
Thankyou Elaine for the inspiration
Bye for now
Anyhow this is one(of many things) i have made this weekend and it is for Jill.I cannot put the full pictures on yet as i havent given it to her yet.So you will have to come back.All i can say it is very interesting!!hee hee and fiddly!!She asked me to do something else with the pigment powders so i have and it's NOT a card!
Also my hubby wanted me to post something else so it would take his pic of other peoples blogs who have to linked mine to theirs!!!!ha ha (he got a bit of a shock last night when he saw a pic of himself on someone else's blog.He was looking over my shoulder cos he saw someone with a fish !then realised it was him!!!ha ha it was sooooo funny!!!!!!!
Thanks to everyone for looking x
This picture is his claim to fame.Only the other month he caught an 11lb 'GOLDEN' Trout and won a Trout Master award in the Trout fisherman magazine.He was so chuffed. He's so lucky.he always seems to win things!!!He's now after a 2009 badge!
Anyhow with all this inspiration flying around in my head(ive something else too now! to add with the pigment powders, but not telling yet.You will just have to come back!!)It certainly wont be finished today though!
Have a great weekend
I was inspired by JILL to dig out my pigment powders again(ive only had them 5 years).Jill will be explaining how to use them on her blog shortly,so keep an eye out.They are just fab.
Have a great day xxx
Anyway for the card,i made the the template myself and used some paper i had in my stash.The ribbon i bought from a craft shop in Denmark last year when i was staying with my cousin.The delicious is a clear stamp from the clearset 'cupcakes' by Heroarts.
Makes me want to go and bake some 'BUNS'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hee hee
Its my daughter 10th birthday today,so no crafting!All she wants to do is go for her breakfast and a walk at Bolton Abbey.So i cant complain with that.Although i did have to sit through Hannah Montana the movie last night!!Though it was ok.
The card below is a Hero stamp which i have used on previous posts.For the background i have used a clear stampset also by Heroarts and added my alcoholic flowers!I love them they are sooo useful.Then i have used my little sewing machine round the edge for the stitching.(It must be the smallest sewing machine in the world!!Below on a previous post)
Have a great Sunday xxx
Two posts in two days!!Heck!Dont know whats up with me.Below i have made a tag for DragonsDream Tag it On Challenge.Click HERE to go there it's well worth a visit.
For the background i have used the alcohol ink brights
Well i wasnt going to post anymore Japanese Doll cards just yet,but its all i seem to be making at the moment.My daughter Sophie has requested them for All her friends.So she is keeping me rather busy.Hopefully it will be something different the next time!!