Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Friendship at the Craft Room

Today sees me hosting my first challenge at the Craft Room and as I was made to feel so welcome at this DT when I joined them my theme for this fortnight is:-

Happiness is time spent with a friend

If you pop over to the Craft Room not only will you see my fab DT friends wonderful inspiration, my explanation on the challenge theme  but we also have a wonderful prize kindly sponsored by:- 

Crafty individuals

Now Crafty Individuals are a favourite stamp brand of mine so I wanted to use their stamps in my DTpiece.....  I used CI 277 and also the wonderful Marianne Design Creatables Shells-LR0230 and decorated a wooden icon arch which was part of my birthday present from my very good friend Sall!

The arch has been painted in ochre acrylic pain and then overstamped in burnt umber and stream acrylic paints (tip to oneself - always wash stamps immediately).

The chipboard frame was also painted in stream acrylic and then distressed with the burnt umber and then slightly sanded.  The shell dies were also treated to a little paint and then sanded with an emery board.

The girlfriends were coloured with my faithful Marvey markers - some are now running dry but on this piece I quite liked the effect as it gave a "washed" or "scratched" look for my beach scene with a difference.
Hopefully you can see that by stamping with acrylic paint rather than normal ink gives a little more texture.
Fibres, and a few embellishments (fish, shell and hearts) were added.  Hope you can play along with my Friendship Challenge at the Craft Room.

I am entering my wooden arch into the following challenges:-

My Marianne Design shell dies

A new challenge blog with various themes throughout the month with a great DT.  This week they are wanting to see your markers used - I used Marvy Markers to colors my "girlfriends".

Thanks for popping by!  Suzanne ~x~


craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Suzanne, your choice for our latest challenge is wonderful, as is your sample. I love all the detail you have created, and especially like the colours you have chosen. It's so nice to have you as part of our team. Julia xxxxx

Aquarius said...

Love this project and I'm a great fan of CI stamps too.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Suzanne - so glad you joined us at ATS - your creation is gorgeous as always - love the die cut shells - Jacqueline xx

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Suzanne. This is a lovely card. I love the 'washed out' look to the little girls - you can imagine that they've got rather windswept on the beach! The shells add great detail to this project too.
Thanks for joining in our "At the Beach" challenge at Lexi's Creations this time.
Helen x (DT)

Debi said...

Suzanne, you are so lovely :-) so uplifting to see your kind words on why you chose our current theme :-) This is a stunning piece I love the colours the details and the shape, Debi x

Kylie said...

This is incredible. What an array of details to arouse the creative senses! Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps!

Valerie said...

Hi Suzanne love your creation and all the seaside embellies! The little girls are gorgeous:) Thanks for joining us in our very first challenge at ATS.
Val x

hazel said...

This is a fabulous piece Suzanne, I love all the elements and how you've put them together.
xxx Hazel.

Berni Cuttino said...

Congrats, love your card, so lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

Karen said...

What a great piece of work Suzanne - thanks so much for joining in our first challenge at Addicted to Stamps.

Karen x

Karen said...

What a great piece of work Suzanne - thanks so much for joining in our first challenge at Addicted to Stamps.

Karen x

Zoe Sanderson said...

You how you mentally prepare your comment before clicking on the link to comments. Well mine is word for word Hazel's! It is fabulous XOXO Zoe

Carole Z said...

Hi Suzanne, what a stunning frame and the shells are such a lovely detail. Thanks for joining us at Emergency Crafters, Carole Z X

Victoria said...

What a fabulous creation and such a meaningful one too. I love the combination of markers with the acrylics - and the texture works so well with the beach theme. Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge at Addicted to Stamps.

Anonymous said...

Hi there , what a super piece of art this is I just love your work always so beautifully crafted. The design, layout and colouring on this piece are just perfect as is everything you do. Thank you so much for joining us for our first ever challenge at addicted to stamps.


Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Suzanne, great theme and fabulous sample.
Thanks for your kind words;-))m

Fliss said...

Really stunning creation Suz. The colours, textures and all the detail look amazing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Moira Gray said...

this is fabby, love the colour, love the image, love it all!!!
thanks for joining us at craftymess.

TRACEY MO said...

That is one gorjuss project. Great colours & images.

Thanks for joining us at craftymess

Tracey dt

Annie Anya said...

Hi Suzanne, this is just so cute. The image and details are fantastic. Great choice for the challenge..thanks for commenting on my creation too. Joining your blog as a new follower/member...luv annie

Judie savage-lovell said...

Stunning, just lovely work, thanks for playing with us at craftymess challenge blog

Judie xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in the challenge over at crafymess challenge blog

What a great and unusual project. It has such detail in it and all the colours and embelishments work so well. Well Done x

Hope to see you joining in future challenges at craftymess.

Lisa xxxx

2amscrapper said...

This is a beautiful piece! I like your sanded distress effect.

butterfly said...

Just love this. The wooden arches are perfect for the design, and the whole thing looks great. CI stamps are fab!

Moira Gray said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Craftmess.

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