Monday, 24 February 2014

Little Boxes at Artful Times CH 49

Hello and I am feeling good today it has been a lovely spring day 
and me and the diamond have been out to the seaside for a lovely walk along the prom and then lunch 
I know I spoil him :) well it is his birthday today :)

Over at Artful Times they have all box mad and made some wonderful examples for us.
Now I just love decorating boxes so I couldn't pass this up hence 2 boxes

I  painted the heart shape box with gold inside and out 
then cut out the paper and distressed and inked the edge
sprayed the paper flowers to colour
and mounted on a simple black paper circle 
punched a tag and distressed the edges again
I wanted this box to be suitable for a man to pop his present inside :)

I then just had to go all girlie and covered the square box with this gorgeous paper 
inside and out, I then rubbed chalk ink around all the edges
added a die cut corner and a made flower.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comments I very much appreciate it.

Hugs have a great week.
Sandra X

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Flower Power

Hello there 
Just like to thank you very much for visiting and commenting on my last post :)
lovely to catch up with blogging buddies. Particularly as I hadn't been blogging for quite a while.
Hugs XXX

This week I was having a blog trawl and came across the latest challenge on 
Frilly and Funky they are asking for lots and lots of handmade flowers
Fantastic :) as I love making flowers so therapeutic.

Also asking for us to Build it up over at FSC

I have this gorgeous bought photo frame and it is perfect for decorating the center.

I choose a colour palette of Blue and Cream (one of my favorite) 
used some new papers I have by docrafts for the center and the handmade flowers.
I stamped the paper with the flowers and the bird cage in blue 
added a layered strip of contrasting blue paper 
and another layer of the little girl 
I used water colour pencils (blue) to tint the flowers in the girls hair
and of course made all the flowers with the same papers to finish the decoration
 and added two plain cream punched flowers which I have text stamped to finish.

*just to be sure I did not decorate the outer frame this is how it was bought* 

Hope you are all keeping clear of those horrendous floods 

Have a great week.

Hugs Sandra X

PS! Shhhhh New bears coming soon :)

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Artful Times Ch 48 TH Style

Yawnnnnnnnnnnnn Stretchhhhhhhh 
deep breathes 
yes I am out of hibernation :) 
I simply can't believe that I haven't blogged since just before Christmas 
Bad Bad Girl :(

In my defense I have been busy making bears I will photo them soon and share with you soon.

I must say it was so lovely to take part in the Artful Times challenge 
the lovely ladies are asking for Tim Holtz style Tags, Cards or ATC
so I  got really messy with a tag and it felt good. :)

The tag has been painted black 
stamped and clear embossed swirls
painted over with storm cloud and rubbed back to reveal the swirls (love this TH technique)
I stamped with a TH diamond stamp
made a grunge flower and die cut a TH swirl
also die cut the bird and cage (although not TH dies)
added a few embellies.

A great shabby TH look I think.

I guess I should wish you all a very Happy New Year (embarrassed look) as its nearly spring 
and I do hope you have not been unduly affected by flood and gale.

See you soon

and thank you stopping by and commenting its always appreciated 

Hugs Sandra XXX