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.
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