Saturday, 19 March 2011

"Let's Ink IT Up" 1st DT Piece..

How exciting is this?  Its time for Team's B to announce their challenge on the LET's INK IT UP challenge blog.  I was really chuffed to have been asked to be on the Design Team and I really hope I can do the task justice. My style is not well defined - I like to jump from one thing to another all depending upon my mood but I do hope you like what I have done here.

Anyway back to the nitty gritty girls and boys - you have two weeks to play along and there is a prize!  The challenge is to use Die Cuts/Punches in your art, either or both!  Lots of scope. 

This challenge is being kindly sponsored by Taylored Expressions, who are an online store full of whimsical rubber stamps, coordinating kits and fresh ideas (this sounds cool).  You'll find everything to satisfy your creative sweet tooth (this sounds even cooler!). 

I decided to decorate a plain  box, which my penpal Sall kindly gave me for Christmas.  I gessoed the box, lightly painted over with acrylic paint, sprayed lots of tissue with a mixture of gold, olive and raspberry Sticky Fingers Inks, stamped over with text and then added to the box whilst still wet to get the crumpled look.

The detailed butterfly is a Marianne Creatable die cutting folder and and the swirl is a Magenta chipboard die cut, which I painted with gold acrylic dabber. 

I have used K&Co pattered paper which I have punched with a Fiskars Border Punch to edge my box and tag.  The flowers were punched out of the same K&Co paper from various punches (another gift from Sall lol) and flat backed pearls added.

The tag has had further punched flowers which have been stamped over with text and the words "Kindred Spirit" are from a Cuttlebug cutting die. 

I do hope you like my box.  I have crammed it full of goodies and winged it off to Sall in Devon in return for her kindness in sending me a number of punches to help me with this challenge.  I do so love my crafting/arty friends - both in person and cyber land - as they are all such a friendly generous sharing group of people; whether it be actual stash or just advice and ideas.  The ladies on the LET's INK IT UP DT forum have been so friendly to me too and have made me feel right at home - thanks.

I am also entering this piece into the following challenges:-

Looking forward to seeing your creations and visiting your blogs!

Suzanne B Xx


Fliss said...

Really gorgeous box Suzanne and love the colours and techniques used to make it. I have those inks too and love the olive (no surprise there!).
Your embellies look fabulous and the punching round the side a great idea.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Mummylade said...

fabulous box you've made. Lovely technique and marvellous colours! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with it and good luck.

Brenda Brown said...

A stunning box Suzanne, such gorgeous colours and embellishing. A perfect piece for your first LIIU challenge.
I couldn't understand why your piece hadn't come up on the dashboard then realised I hadn't clicked to become a follower - have now.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Poppit said...

Wow! Beautiful box!!! Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge!

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Woooow, how gorgeous is this! I love the papers and that butterfly.... pure dream! xx

Annie said...

your box is absolutely gorgeous! so many pretty details and I love the soft pinks and greens.
hugs, annie x

Joyce said...

Love this box!! Could you tell me what size it is? Have you thought doing a tutorial on how to make these?

Joyce said...

Love this box! Could you tell me what size it is? Have you thought of doing a tutorial on how to make these?

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous creation, your attention to detail is superb. Love it. Hugs Suzanne x

Beverly Montez said...

Suz, this is just amazingly gorgeous! Sooooo much work, but well worth it! Love it, girl!

Debs said...

Stunning gift box - love the techniques you have used.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Debs xx

Shirl said...

What am I like, late as usual with my comment but your creation is adorable.
Hugs Shirley x x

Basslady said...

brilliant work!

so many fantastic details!

a work of art!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Joyce said...

Hi Suzanne! Yes, yes, yes! I would love to have the instructions for making that box. Oh I hope you get this one. I couldn't find your email. Mine is Look forward to hearing from you. I am now following your blog also. What do you like to color with if you don't use Copics?

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