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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Words, Words, Words for Our Creative Corner

It is time for some mid-month inspiration over at Our Creative Corner where my very talented teamie Alison (Butterfly) has chosen 'Words, Words, Words' as our challenge theme for August.

I was totally inspired by Margie's incredible Jane Austen altered book, at the beginning of this challenge.  I had the Indigo Blu Elizabeth Bennet stamp in my stash for ages (unused) and when Craft Stamper magazine's freebie this month was a mini version, I just had to use it along with a page from the beautiful novel, Pride and Prejudice, as my 'words' element.


The base card is cream and I edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then matted some plain brown cardstock on top.  I took another piece of cream card, dry embossed it with a honeycomb embossing folder to pick up the honeycomb of the main image.  I added a page from the novel, ripped the edges and coloured with Vintage Photo DI on both pieces.

 The Elizabeth image was stamped onto cream card and coloured with Distress Ink, using a water brush.  The edges were torn and then coloured with Vintage Photo DI.  The flowers and butterfly were stamped again, coloured, cut out and decoupaged to add some interest and dimension.


added some cream lace and a lovely metal corner which has been coloured with rust Alcohol ink.



To finish off I got my Melt Pot out.  I have been a little hesitant using my Melt Pot but I had great fun doing this.  I stamped the mini freebie stamp from Craft Stamper onto cream card, coloured the image lightly and cut it with punch into a circle.  I placed a round cookie cutter over and poured melted clear ultra thick embossing powder into the circle, let it cool and then added it to the card.  How lovely to have a mini version of such a beautiful stamp.

I hope you will pop over to Our Creative Corner to see what my talented teamies have made and that you may be inspired to join in, if you have not done so already!  There is still plenty of time to join in so I hope you will come over and play along.


51 comments:

  1. This is absolutely exquisite, Anne! I too have the big and the small stamp and have got caught up in other things and haven't used the small one yet so you have inspired me. You have done a wonderful job - it is not easy decoupaging the flowers on that image, is it?!

    Lucy x

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  2. This is beautiful Anne, I love the Elizabeth Bennet stamp and was so excited when I knew the small version was coming. You've done a great job with the melt pot - I love it!
    I've just been doing a catch up with your blog - Happy Belated Birthday! So sorry I missed it, hope you had a great day and what a fabulous crafty birthday stash - lucky girl!
    Your domino book is stunning too - just bought myself some dominoes, to have a go at something like this. Well .... I was buying a set for Alex (who arrives later today)and thought I'd treat myself too. Crafty hugs ..... Linda xx

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  3. Good Morning Anne. This is magnificent use of Elizabeth Bennett stamp. I love all the elements you have used to create this beautiful piece. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. Anne this is wonderful! I too love how you put all the elements together. I must say I was a bit excited by the free stamp and I really love what you did with it!

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  5. This is just gorgeous Anne,fabulous image and colours.xxx

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  6. Beautiful card Anne and perfect colouring.
    Ann B

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  7. Oh wow Anne, this is just totally fabulous and what a fantastic way to use the CS mini!!! I adore how you have put this card together, the colouring is beautiful and the layering looks fantastic, LOVE IT!!!

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  8. Fabulous piece here, Anne! That is a sensational stamp and I love how you added the dimension by popping up the flowers. But my favorite part is the wonderful matching mini stamp that you covered with the UTEE - sensational!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  9. oh Anne - I love your card and I especially love the mini Elizabeth Bennett part to it - will be getting my meltpot out and having a go with that - you clever lady - love it!!!! Love the background embossing too and that you painted with DI. All round gorgeousness!! Hugs xx

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  10. This is stunning Anne. Such a gorgeous image and I love how you have used the mini version to go with it. The colours and texture are wonderful
    hugs Sue xx

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  11. Very beautiful. Love the 3D effect you've created with the flowers. Yummyness of vintage colours (:o)

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  12. A beautiful card Anne and I'm thrilled to see you've used your Melt Pot with great results! Love it all. Hugs, Jenny x

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  13. Gorgeous card Anne, Love the layers & fabulous image... Beautiful work...Hugs May x x x

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  14. This is gorgeous Anne and thanks so much for the link to me too. I just got the small Elizabeth stamp with the CS but I really like the way the details show up on the big one. You are so clever making the mini version with your melt pot and your card looks so very elegant with the lace and all the distressed edges to the paper. Love, Margie x

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  15. Another gorgeous card. Loved all the textures & elements you used, and especially interested in your results with the melting pot. Mine is a NBUS as well. I always fall back on UTEE instead of dragging out the pot. You just inspired me. Your take on the theme was wonderful, and loved the soft lovely effect you achieved on this pretty image with your DI w/c. {Sigh}...wish I could get that much success with water coloring! Just a beautiful vintage card. TFS & describing how you created it.

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  16. Wow Anne - Your card is delicious - It has an antique feel to it like something you would find in an old trunk. I love that little image - that was luck getting a freebie like your big image!! Great timing Anne. As you probably know, you have thrown me for a loop by switching pictures - it's not nice to fool old people!!!!
    Sandy

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  17. Completely gorgeous card Anne. I got the mini stamp the other day & you have given me inspiration, (as always), in how I could use it. I love your use of the mini stamp for the embellishment. There's quite a size difference in it & the rubber one isn't there. Have a wonderful weekend Anne :0) Mo x

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  18. I do so like that stamp and Anne, your use of it here is so sympathetic to the style of the stamp. Also the mini version (I do not purchase CS which is a pity as the mini stamp is a delight).
    A most beautiful card brimming with grace.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. I couldn't agree more, Margie's creation continues to be in my mind.

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  19. Love the card, the colours work so well. Pleased to see you have used your melt pot.
    I am sure you will love it as much as I do, it offers so many different techniques. Big hugs, Angela x

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  20. Hi Anne. This is an absoltutely stunning card. Love the colours, layering, distressed / vintage look... everything about it actually!
    Haven't played with my melt pot yet, but the day is coming. The stamps are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Cheers, Di

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  21. beautiful card Anne...the colour work is stunning and I love your little Melt Pot beauty in the corner...well done for taking that first tentative melt pot step...no stopping you now...hugs kath xxx

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  22. This is a really beautiful piece and I love the stamp, so elegant and you have made such a gorgeous piece here x hugs x Trace x

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  23. What would Alison pick but words LOL. Your card is gorgeous, I love the corner piece, love the ripped and edged pieces,the mini os so beautiful and I looooove how you colored the beautiful image, just a gorgeous card Anne, thanks so much for sharing it and have a wonderful week...

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  24. PS, loooooove your new photo, it fabulous, such a sweet face...

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  25. Gorgeous creation Anne! I envy you the large stamp - stunning! Thank you for the lovely comment and letting me know about the challenge I have linked up today's creation to it. Have a good weekend Karen x

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  26. Gorgeous is right! Love all the layering and texture, and that UTEE gal makes a lovely accent.

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  27. ooh this is so gorgeous! I have the stamp and the freebie (neither used) and you have inspired me! I hope you don't mind if I 'borrow' your idea of the utee used over the small image, I just love it? Your attention to detail is always so amazing! xx

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  28. Another impeccable work of art, Annie! I do love how the inked torn edges remind me of the decoupage so popular back in the early 70s. You get that lovely result without having to actually burn the edges of the paper. And your little mirror image is such a perfect finishing touch to give even more dimension and to balance it out stunningly!! This whole melting pot thing is so fascinating to me to watch and admire - from a distance. I don't need one more thing to become addicted too, LOL!! Hope you and David have a wonderful weekend! xxoo Darnell

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  29. Gorgeous, Anne and I love your mini stamped embellishment
    Rosie x

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  30. A beautiful design Anne, wonderful layers and textures and the 'uteed' embellishment sits perfectly in the corner. Love this.
    hugs (brenda) x0x

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  31. love your card Anne and the melt pot embellishment is fabulous, might have to steal your idea if that's ok ? haven't used my melt pot even though I got it in May at Port Sunlight, was frightened to when my hands were so bad but think I could probably manage it now

    Joan

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  32. Your design skills are always impeccable Anne - gorgeously arranged and with wonderful echoing of various elements. Love your utee miniature! Wishing you a lovely weekend, Nicola x

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  33. great card! Love how you had the larger image and then the mini version to use as an accent!

    The embossed card looks great combined with the torn book page. Just love allt he texture gaine3d and lovely inky beauty.

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  34. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the embossing and torn look!

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  35. Love how you used this image! Nicely laid out and a bit of texture and the best part is the mini image as a embellishment. Fabulous idea and ties in the whole project. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs Kelly

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  36. This s beautiful Anne, My favourite novel in all the world, I think I know so many words off by heart! I love what you did with the freebie stamp, glorious, just glorious! Lovely colours too, and the way you have distressed it. X

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  37. Well this is just amazing Anne, not just your card, which is stunning - but yesterday I too stamped my free mini version in readiness for putting inside a bezel and using with my melt pot! You know I love the large version of this stamp, so was thrilled when the mini was this month's free gift. Glad to see you succumbed to the melt pot as well! Hugs, Carole Z XX

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  38. This is utterly wonderful, Anne - glorious use of the tiny stamp, with the gorgeous glossy finish, to echo the main EB - and both of them so beautifully tinted. Love the dimensional flowers on the main picture, too, and such delicious distressing on the book page and the embossed panel. Brilliant interpretation of the challenge, with words and one of my favourite fictional characters taking centre stage!
    Alison xx

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  39. Wonderful design, great composition, love the elegant look and the color combination.

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  40. Very elegant design and colors.

    Regards diane

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  41. Wow! Anne, was für ein tolles Werk.
    So romantisch. Und diese vielen Details sind so traumhaft schön kombiniert.
    Ein Augenschmaus :-)

    Liebe Grüße xx

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  42. Hey Anne. First of all, thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog. You are such a doll! Next, I LOVE your new photo for blogger! Such a good picture. You're so pretty! Your vintage card is gorgeous. I love the honeycomb embossed paper behind. Your Elizabeth is so lovely ... with her distress ink coloring. Beautiful layering of cardstock and torn edges, too. Love it! <3 Candy

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  43. This is a fab card Anne. I love the way you have pieced it together and the torn edges add depth.

    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

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  44. You make beautiful projects. Really love your style. Thank you for showing. I became a follower. Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  45. Anne, this is lovely. I love the watercolour on the images and the UTEE over the smaller one. The textures and aging on the layers is beautiful. Great idea to include the printed page. I also love the distressing of the papers both with the ink and the roughing up. You continue to inspire me.

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  46. Anne, this is breathtakingly beautiful! Love how you colored the image and the little UTEE piece is so clever! I have to turn on my pot and play! Hugs!

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  47. Wow! Anne, another of your stunning projects. I love everything about this stunning card, the image is wonderful.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  48. Oh Anne, this is absolutely stunning! Perfect shabby chic style to set off the beautiful images (er, mine are both uninked at present :()! I love your colouring of the images and the miniature is perfect. I've been playing with my Melt Pot this past week ..........first time in about 4 years!!!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  49. Oh my gosh what a gorgeous Stamp! What a find to get the mini version as a freebie! I love how you have included a page from the book and the colors you chose.

    Lovely as always!

    Amy*

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  50. Oh my gosh what a gorgeous Stamp! What a find to get the mini version as a freebie! I love how you have included a page from the book and the colors you chose.

    Lovely as always!

    Amy*

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  51. Fabulous card Anne! I think the image is gorgeous, I love your colouring on it and how you tied in all your elements that are so perfect with the image. Wonderful what you did with the mini image too, it looks amazing! Chris x

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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