Saturday, 15 November 2014

A little trinket box...

On Wednesday a good friend of mine celebrated her birthday and I wanted to make a trinket box for her. As mentioned on my previous post I focussed on turning wooden blanks into creations for this week.

I entered this into the Papersmooches SPARKS Challenge which is based on the following picture.

The blank:

The result:

I used BoBunny Wall to Wall Textures stamp set (wood panel image) together with Hero Arts Wet Cement to create a look of a small "crate" box. I stamped the sentiment on the outside of the lid from Papersmooches Pretty Phrases using Adirondack Dabber in Lemonade. The flower image in the background is from PS Botanicals 1 using Wet Cement. On the inside of the lid, I stamped the sentiment from PS Party Posse also using Lemonade. I stamped the kitty as well from the same set and coloured her in using Copics (Y00, Y02, Y08, BG13, BG23, BG34). I used Martha Stewarts satin acrylic craft paint in Beach Glass to colour inside the box (note I added gesso before I did this).

To finish off the box I added enamel dots, rhinestone/gem patterns, flower button and most importantly box "legs" which were painted with Lemonade as well.

Let's just say...she loved it!!


Yet another entry into the Papersmooches SPARKS challenge!

The November picture is:

The very first thing that got me into crafting was mixed media and turning plain old wooden blanks into beautiful creations. So it was good to sit down and put some time into that rather than making the usual cards.

I decided to turn the following blank into a clock :) As you can see, I've made my markings and drill a hole for the clock device.

The final result:

I used BoBunny Wall to Wall Textures stamp set (wood panel image) together with Hero Arts Wet Cement to create the background. I stamped the leaves from Papersmooches Botanicals 2 stamp set in Versamagic Aquatic Splash. The turtle image is from PS Party Posse and is first stamped using TH Peacocks Feathers and then coloured in using Copics (Y00, Y02, Y08, BG13, BG23, BG34). I stuck on some numbers and the clock hands (hour and minute) are made from cut out sentiments from PS Scripty Sayings.

I finished my project by adding some gold corners. Hope you find some inspiration from this!

For you..Friend

It's been a long while since I've been on the blog...this week I managed to squeeze in some time to make a few items to enter into the Papersmooches SPARKS Challenge. This week saw the challenge based on the following picture for inspiration...I absolutely loved working with these colours, they go well together!

My card result:

I haven't been using my embossing folders for some time now and so I decided to incorporate them into this card. I used the Elaborate Quatrefoil folder from Anna Griffin and inked it with TH Squeezed Lemonade before running my cardstock panel through. I cut out tags for the sentiments, stamped my images using Color Theory Doc Brown and Hero Arts Splash. The images are from Papersmooches Bold Buzzwords and Birthday Sampler stamp sets.
To finish of the card, I glued down the panel to a white base, added eyelets, the wooden bicycle, glossy accents to the hearts and a touch of stitching.
Hope you enjoyed the card!