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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Sunday Stampers Week 212 - Silver Dream Machine

Hello Fellow Bloggers

Thank you to all my lovely new Followers, I really appreciate your support and lovely comments.

This week over at Chez Sheridan (http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/) the theme for Sunday Stampers is Silver Dream Machine or just Silver.

I am late with this because I struggled to come up with anything different.  I really love the Ranger Foil tape sheets so I thought I would have a go with them.  This is my creation, which is certainly silver!


I covered one of Tim's boxes, from his Configurations range, in foil tape which I embossed first.  I painted the rest of the box in silver acrylic paint.  The sides are covered with paper from  Tim's pastel pad in blue graph type paper.  The leaves at the back of the box are Wendy Vecchi Art Part leaves, coloured with shabby shutters DI and then over-stamped with Dyan Revealey's stamps.  The butterfly is a Hero Arts stamp, which I coloured in promarkers and then mounted onto Clearly for Art, which I then heated to mould.  The antenna are made from jewellery wire.  All the flowers and the corners came from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The feet are made from some old wooden beads that I had in my stash.

I really enjoyed the challenge of making this, so thank you Hels and also to Anita for your inspiration, it certainly took me out of my comfort zone!

I also wish to enter this into the Compendium of Curiosities II Challenge over at:
http://www.studioL3blogspot.com/.  To complete my Configurations box I followed the techniques used in Tim Holts's Compendium of Curiosities Volume II pages 33 and 34, although I did only complete one box and I did it in my own style rather than the whole box!  That's for another day.......

If you do visit I hope you will leave me a comment and I will always try to return the compliment.  Thanks for looking.  Crafty hugs,  Anne x

46 comments:

  1. What a beautiful result! Don't you just love it when something turns out well....especially when you've "struggled" with it...haaa! Does us good to point our ikkle tootsies out of our warm comfort zone....well done!

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  2. Submit this to CCIIC for configurations!!! It's absolutely eye candy!!! Love the florals...it's so elegant! Would look great on any bookcase and out for show so the whole world sees!!!

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  3. oooh I like this, I love it when people show 3d work, butter flys are always cool, even for blokes ;)
    I had to zoom in for a closer look, fab project, love all the elements coming together.
    mark

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  4. ...well Anne I think you should step out of your comfort more often, this is a little cracker!!...I loVe your little altered box, what you've done here is really pretty, great use of the metal tape & the flowers and butterfly add to the charm...superb make Anne...Mel :)

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  5. Wow wow and wow this is fantastic, you should step out of your comfort zone more often!!!!! I love it! Fab fab fab! Trace x

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  6. What can I say my friend. Truly Fabulous. This is certainly a piece of Art that should be on show all the time. I can't stop looking at it Anne. You are such a talented artist and I love to see your work. Hugs Rita xxx

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  7. this is absolutely amazing Anne - I'm blown away - fantastic - and to think I sat next to you at the last workshop I went to!!!!! LOL fantastic!!!! xx

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  8. That is lovely. It reminds me of a Victorian curiosity cabinet - the kind they have in stately homes. Love it. I do like altered things. Thanks for popping onto my blog. It would be great to see you again. jenx

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  9. Such gorgeous work - love what you have done

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  10. Wow such stunning work Anne,a truly gorgeous piece.xxx

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  11. Man, am I glad you covered the metal in your last project! This is a triumph Anne! Not surprisingly I love the butterfly, but its the texture on the metal and the metal corners that make it so special in my humble opinion. Also inspiring - I've been reluctant to enter the CC2 challenge as the idea of completing a huge Configurations set of boxes seemed daunting, but doing one would be ok I guess. You're a star. Hugs, Buttons x

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  12. What can I say Anne, this is stunning! I love it, you're so clever. I have yet to tackle one of Tim's configuration boxes, maybe I should make a start and just do one at a time. xx

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  13. O my word anne... this is jaw dropping Gorgeous... its fantastic!! I love every detail.. Anne really this is AmAzing work... your work is Fabulous.. Hugs May x x x

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  14. Wowser Anne! What a perfectly gorgeous project! I love everything about this, everything is so coordinated. I think this is one of the nicest things that I have seen all year! xx

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  15. A secret garden! Fantastic! I love your colors and the soft, but bold style!

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  16. Beatiful project Anne, I love it!! I really must dig out my configurations box, I have one somewhere LOL.

    And that's a beautiful butterfly there as well!

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  17. Whoa - this is utterly stunning!

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  18. Anne you are so talented and versatile in what you make. This is another stunning piece
    Well done.
    Lynn x x

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  19. Mega adorable love it to pieces and would NEVER have guessed you were anywhere out of your comfort zone, but right there slap bang in the middle. BJ

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  20. WOW, Anne, this is, as I may have said before... TOTES-CHUFFING-AMAZEBALLS... I absolutely LOVE it... LOADS and... LOADS! The details are perfect, all those little things to look at are what makes this such a gorgeous piece... truly, I LOVE IT... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  21. Wow Anne this is sooo beautiful. The butterfly is gorgeous, and the whole thing just looks so 'touchy feely' I've got one of Tims boxes but I keep putting it back 'cos it seems such a big project, but I think you've inspired me to give it a go x

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  22. What a totally gorgeous box Anne!As Hels said so much detail and so much lovliness to absorb.If this is an example of "outside your comfort zone" then keep on dawdling and playing out there.

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  23. Wow! this is simply stunning xxx

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  24. I'm catching up with blogs..oh my this is stunning..absolutely amazing, I'm quite lost for words, I just want to touch it! Carole Z X

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  25. wow, how did I miss this yesterday. It's gorgeous Anne, you did a fabulous job on it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  26. what a stunning piece, love the butterfly and all that silver
    hugs and best wishes

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  27. Goodness, Anne, what an absolutely beautiful work of art! It's gorgeous. It reminds me somewhat of the silver box frame/shadow box I made for my hubby for our silver wedding last year - you can see it on my blog dated 17th May 2011. At the village fete on Saturday I cleaned out their junk jewellery box and when I was sorting it later, chucked out some ugly wooden beads, but then rescued them again thinking they might come in useful, and now I know what to use them for - Feet!!

    Shoshi

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  28. Oh, this is just so pretty, Anne! I love that foil tape and it is so cool when it's embossed. Your muted vintage look so lovely among the silver and those corner pieces are gorgeous. I really like that you only did one box. I've only done one configurations box before and didn't do one for this challenge because it was just too intimidating and time consuming, but I could do one. Maybe I should just start doing one at a time and building up box by box. Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  29. Gorgeous! Love the textures and details. You got so much in one box, love it!

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  30. Love this butterfly box! Gorgeous! So much to see in such a little box!
    Wishes
    Debbie

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  31. I love you configurations, all about it, the butterfly and the flowers. I saw a u tube video about the box on its own. Well done Anne x

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  32. Wow this is gorgeous - love all the metal and detail you've achievedin such a small space. That butterfly just sets it off nicely. Well done on great art!!

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  33. Stunning! I love anything with butterflies.

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  34. OH MY Word Anne this is beautiful what a stunning piece well done, the butterfly is fabulous Hugs Elaine

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  35. Wooooow, this little box is magnificent! Beautiful embossed silver background. I love the array of flowers and the butterfly is gorgeous! xx

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  36. WOW! Redanne this box is fantastic! You are so talented, I just love looking at your blog. I have not seen the Ranger foil tape sheets. I think I'll have to check it out! Gorgeous creation!!!
    hugs,
    Ellen

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  37. This is just so pretty. I love it.
    Sue :)

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  38. Wow! This box is gorgeous Anne, I've been enjoying browsing through your blog today. Your a very talented creative lady. I've now signed up to follow you too.

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  39. This is very imaginative, Anne. I really like the contrast between the silver and the lightly coloured butterfly (fancy, a butterfly ;-) The coloured is blended very nicely.
    BTW thanks for your lovely words about my butterfly card.
    Ros.

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  40. Such a lovely project. When I think of Silver, I don't think of feminine, but you made this so beautifully feminine and romantic. Very inspiring! Thank you.

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  41. Beautiful box! I love the organic nature of it with the butterfly and the flowers below.

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  42. Great way to use your creativity! It turned out fabulous.

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  43. I'm trying to catch up as I've been away & have just checked out your 'silver' piece - absolutely amazing Anne. So beautiful. You come up with some wonderful pieces & I just adore that butterfly - such pretty colours. Love it. Sx

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  44. Hi Anne, just doing a catch up (never have enough time these days) This is absoluely stunning - wouldn't think you had been out of your comfort zoen. Love all the details and the butterfl looks amazing.
    Avril xx

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  45. Hi Anne! Oh my! Look what I've found! This is soooo beautiful! The colours, the flowers, teh butterfly... what a dreamy creation! Love this one, Anne!
    Thank you for your sweet comment too! Ingrid xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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