Hello Crafty peeps…
Welcoming you to my page today with mixed emotions. Today marks the 50th challenge at Anything But A card…yeah, that’s good news but then it also happens to be the last…so we decided to celebrate in style. That’s it, the theme this month is “Celebration” and do what your creative soul prompts you to except no cards!
Join in the celebration here and see what the Dt’s have to show you and looking forward to seeing all of you play one last time.
I decided to play with colors this time and that too metallics…am loving bright colors these days..Oh my! What happened to my vintage love??? Not to worry…
I altered an empty packaging box that was lying around and made something to fit inside…well that’s the surprise!
Here is the altered box..
Step1 – I took a piece of black CS measuring the lid size and ran it thru Itsy Bitsy floral embossing folder. Then generously rubbed brushed pewter DS and rubbed with a wipe to reveal the black CS in places.
Step2 – I took out all the bright acrylics and metallic colors that I had and started building up layers, wiping and applying to reveal the color beneath. Also gave dry streaks of acrylics…you can see the bright colors here.
Step3- I chose a bright orange fiber paper and covered the lid and then adhered this embossed CS on top. The flowers are made with Cheery Lynn Sun flower die on white handmade paper and spritzed some yellow metallics first and then rubbed in wild honey DI for the edges and also dry brushed some gesso to give texture. Foe the flower center I glued in some white sand and colored it with alcohol inks. I thought these two flowers complimented the embossed flowers on the CS. I had a few berries and CLD tropical leaves which completed the floral arrangement.
Step4 – The sentiment is from KaiserKraft and I love a little sentiment always peeking from all my projects. It’s as if they are trying to say something to you. I had some left over Sizzix flourish die cuts from my previous project and decided to heat emboss it in gold to add the ornamentation! The ornate button is modge mold colored with alcohol inks and then rubbed Inka gold. The corner metal plates have been antiqued with acrylics and Inka gold and finally some green crystal bling just makes you open your eyes wide! Yes…this is way too colorful…remember we are celebrating!
Step 5 – The box ix open now! What do you see…ye, a lovely had dyed seam binding in all the bright colored DI and I made a loopy bow with it. I decorated the center with some beads and baubles and some metal charms that says it all.
But WHAT IS THIS??? Any guesses….
I am glad I made this colorful project in time to give it to my cousin who visited me from London, I was meeting her after 6 years and yes, that moment had to be documented!
I hope this colorful feast prompts and inspires you to play along and do take time to participate in the “celebrations” challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I would like to have this project enter the following challenges…
That CraftPlace – AG mixed media
Sisters ofCraft- Ag
Inky Chicks – use metal embellishment
Createsomething catchy Challenge week#2- handmade flowers
Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.