Wednesday, 20 April 2011

More nice weather means more springtime creations :)

I had such fun creating this gift set today! I even got all messy with acrylic paint …lol (haven’t done that for a while) So the inspiration for this gift set came from the following places. Moxie fab World – Gift challenge , Shabby Tea Room – Pastels and stripes,  Our Creative Corner3d easter project , Crazy 4 challenges an easter gift .  Simon Says Stamp – Emboss it .I know that the gift box thingy doesn’t specifically say ‘easter’ on it, but it is a gift for someone for easter, so i thought that, that would mean the same thing!

I’m loving being back in me craft room, even though it still needs a makeover. It’s just so nice to be surrounded by prettiness, it helps to get ya motivated, especially at the moment with the lovely weather. Today i have been sat in there with the door wide open, the sun shining in, watching Chloe on the bouncy castle in the garden. The perfect setting for a bit of creating. So here is what i made today!

I think i smeared a bit of pale pink paint on almost everything haha! Iam sooooo loving these pti butterfly dies1 I ‘LOVE’ that you can just cut  out of patterned paper and then just use that as your embellishment!…so quick….so pretty!


One of the BEAUTIFUL sentiments from the PTI ‘Love lives here’ stamp set! I truly ‘HEART’ this set and have been hankering after it since before Christmas, but i only just managed to get me mits on it a cpl of weeks ago Smile Still haven’t had a ‘proper’ chance to play!

I am really liking the look of the acrylic paint!

…An oh so pretty gift box , jewellery box. I made this out of really sturdy card. As i’ve made this to be a trinket box for jewellery etc. The lid just opens and closes as it has hinges.

I really ‘took my time’ with this today, doing things slowly. I ALWAYS love the detail in things. I LOVE adding detail, whether it be inking the edges, adding liquid pearls etc. I just think that the ‘little’ details finish a creation off. For the ‘plaque’ on top of me trinket box i cut a mft die shape fro cream cs. I then stamped a sentiment from the pti ‘Love lives here’ set onto it. Then i was debating whether to just leave it at that, but then i decided that as this was an actual trinket box, that it needed MORE, it needed something else doing to the plaque. So i smeared across most of it with the pale pink acrylic paint, then i inked the edges ‘generously’ with vintage photo. I then gave it 4 coats of UTE, popped it in the freezer a while, took it out and gave it a few cracks. Rubbed some vintage photo into said cracks and then that was it, i felt that it was now indeed a plaque Smile haha! I even gave the little butterfly a bit of the UTE treatment…hehe.

I think i really must make more things with hinges! I Love hinges…hehe!

…buttons….flowers and lace…some of my favourite things

Many thanks for the challenges ladies and giving me a hand in getting motivated!


Shaz xxx


Lynn said...

Wow...Shaz! I'm not sure where to start...there a ton of amazing details on your creations today! I think my favorite is the it all though!

Debbie said...

Absolutely STUNNING, as usual, Sharon! I know if we lived closer, we'd be great stamping buddies ... I just LOVE your work, sweetie! Thanks for sharing this amazing project with us in the Tea Room :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Oh much to look at- it's all so lovely! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Cath said...

Hey Shaz! Thanks for linking this up to the Little Gifts Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

Silli said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing it at Crazy 4 Challenges!

Pattie said...

Beautiful set! So glad you could play along in the Tea Room this week!

Rebecca Ednie said...

What an adorable little box. I love how the main panels are saped die cuts. the little purple hinges are cute too. Thanks for playing at the OCC this week.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Absolutely stunning work Shaz! Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Happy Easter! :)


Sharon said...

It doesnt say 'Easter' but OMGosh is it gorgeous! I love everything about both the card and the box. I think the buttons and flowers really make the box pop! And the cracked glass technique, WOW! The card is equally gorgeous! I love the sentiment. Its perfect. Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. I hope that we see more of your work soon!

Marcea said...

This is such a gorgeous creation.
Fabulous colours and details.
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge