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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Flowers and Butterflies - in the pink!

Hello lovely blog friends

Well our Bank Holiday has been a wash out, totally, rain, rain and more rain, plus lots of thunder and lightening, but it has meant that I could get a bit more crafting done!  My post yesterday was all about green but today it is all about pink and pretty.

I wanted to try entering Fashionable Stamping Challenge again where the challenge this week (No. 29) is Anything Floral/Handmade Flowers. 

The challenge can be found at http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie.

I saw another challenge at J and C Creations at http://jandccreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk which is for 'Something a little different' and I thought my piece would work for that too.

Here is my entry:


The box is from a Tim Holtz configuration and I painted it with pink acrylic paint.  The inside is covered in Tim Holtz coredination card in spun sugar, which I embossed and sanded back.  The outside is covered in Kaisercraft Bonjour paper.  Inside the box is a Sizzix / Hero Arts die/stamp set which I stamped, coloured with Spun Sugar and Pine Needles Distress Ink using a water brush, die cut, added some wire antennae to the butterfly and carefully placed in the box, up on foam pads.  I then cut out and decoupaged a further layer to add some dimension.

The flowers along the top are cut from Tim Holtz tattered pinecone die which I assembled, edged the flowers with Worn Lipstick DI and glued down with some added foliage from the same die set.  The corners are some from my stash which I have coated in alcohol ink (mountain rose) to tone down the shiny silver.  The feet are some plastic beads from my stash.

This is a view of the side and back:



It is quite a subdued pink but the lack of sunlight has made the first picture look darker in the photo, the second is more realistic in colour.

I really wanted to do another chunky ATC block but someone else on the Fashionable Stamping DT did a lovely one and I didn't want to copy that. 

If you do visit I hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read them all and will always try to return the compliment where possible.  Crafty hugs, Anne x

31 comments:

  1. Anne, you never cease to amaze me with all your arty work. This piece is absolutely beautiful and would look lovely anywhere in a room. Hugs Rita xx

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  2. wow anne you are definitely on one gorgeous crafty roll...love what you did with your configuration box...absolutely stunning...hugs kath xxx

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  3. This is stunning Anne, so pretty and feminine. Love the papers too. xx

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Anne - love it! :)xx

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  5. This really is gorgeous, it's perfect for our challenge over at J&C Creations. Thank you for joining us and thank you for your lovely comment about the boot.

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  6. Anne this is awesomely pretty with the little feet and the gorgeous details. I keep threatening to get the Pinecone die and I think you now have me visiting the supplier next to order it!

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  7. That is so pretty! Well impressed! Jenx

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  8. How beautiful, Anne! Love that you used a single config box for this... you've packed a lot of beauty into one small space.

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  9. Anne this is so beautiful I adore the butterflies and those corners are gorgeous , so are the feet, what big crystals well done

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  10. Another triumph Anne! How you had the patience to fiddle around with the layered flowers inside the box is beyond me. Love the feet on this one too. Hugs, Buttons x

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  11. Hi Anne x...this is absolutely beautiful. I just love all of it from the colours to the beautiful flowers, butterflies and embellishments. Crafty hugs Annie xx

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  12. What a sweet work of art, love it !! Ü
    Barb

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  13. Just a beautiful project with great details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  14. Soooooo pretty Anne!! I love those feet, the corners which you've altered with the ink and the paper you've covered it with is beautiful. I really should buy some papers - I've only got Tim's kraft resist and some of the core stuff whose name has escaped me so I'd best stop there before you fall asleep waiting for me to work out what it is!!
    Juliaxxx

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  15. A wonderful piece, love the soft colours and there are so many beautiful touches and details, love the delicate colours and those feet are beautiful... Another wonderful make Anne , love it , ! Hugs trace x

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  16. This is very very beautiful Anne! So delicate, feminine and sophisticated. Love it!
    Do you have shelving or a cabinet to display all the beauties you make? :0) x

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  17. Such pretty colours on this piece. Live your use of the configuration compartment. Your flowers are stunning. Tracy x

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  18. It's just lovely, Anne, so original and so pretty. Love your glorious roses, and the cabinet feet are a simply wonderful finishing touch!
    Alison x

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  19. This is gorgeous Anne,so pretty.xxx

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  20. What a good idea !! It's stunning !! Thank you for joining us at J & C Creations. Georgina x

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  21. Anne...your configurations box is so pretty! I love it! Love the pinkish color. Love the roses on top that you made with Tim's tattered pinecone die cut. So pretty! Those crystal knob feet are really cute, too. Great job! <3 Candy

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  22. AWESOME!!!! So elegant and romantically yummy! Love the soft color and all the pretty elements!

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  23. Stunning design. colours are so soft and gorgeous as are all the elements...I have a birthday candy going on if you want to join in...luv annie..
    Http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.au

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  24. This is just adorable! Have a great day.

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  25. Wow how beautiful, love the colours you've used. The whole project is so delicate and pretty. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

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  26. Hi
    There is so much beauty in such a small area, bursting with beauty in fact.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC this fortnight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  27. Hi Anne, it has been far too long since I visited your blog, shame on me. This is so gorgeous. I love everything about it the colours., stamping, the design, thanks so much for sharing it with us FSC this fortnight. Paula xx

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  28. Hi Anne, This is a gorgeous little box with so much detail and as beautiful on the outside as inside.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.
    Avril xx

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  29. Redanne I love this to bits. One of those projects that you keep coming back to and seeing different things every time.

    Thank you for sharing such an amazing piece with us at FSC.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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

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