Sunday, 14 August 2011

A quiet Sunday

Well, I've been indulging myself a bit today, and this is the result.
The card was the first thing I made. I began by colouring a piece of card with a mixture of distress inks in mustard seed, dried marigold and spiced marmalade. I stamped the daisy (Inkylicious) onto the coloured card with versafine and then bleached the petals. I was quite please with how the petals were left with a hint of pink - much like real daisies. The background was created with my ink dusters and big and juicy soothing sunset, which I overstamped with a script stamp (Inkylicious) and the sentiment is from a set by Hobby Art called Scene-it sentiments. Here is a close up of the card.
I'm entering this into the Stampman challenge where the theme is Anything goes with summer colours.
Now here is a closer look at the box.

I covered a 21cm square piece of thin card with colour (Soothing sunset B&J) using my ink dusters and the script and a small daisy stamp all from Inkylicious. I followed Elaine's fabulous origami box tutorial. for the folding and then decorated the lid with the stamped daisy, this time masked whilst I used cut and dry with distress inks to make the background. I finished it off with icicle stickles on the centre of the daisy. I'm entering the box into the challenge at Allsorts where  the challenge is anything but a card and Stamptacular Sunday, where the challenge is Fancy folds (Hope my origami box fits the bill).
Finally I'm going to share with you a card that very nearly ended up in the bin.
There I was happily stamping the base card with the leaves (Inkylicious) when I dropped the inked stamp, which seemed to bounce about 4 times and leave marks and splodges all over! I walked away and left it for a while, as it was going so well up till then! I decided to use part of a die cut to cover it up in the end and thankfully it doesn't look too bad. The main image was one of those I created and painted whilst on holiday with Hobby Art stamps and aqua markers. Thanks for looking!


Carola Bartz said...

The daisy card is super beautiful, I love the color combination. How did you bleach the petals? The card at the bottom is stunning as well, wonderful how you transformed an annoying accident into something lovely. Is the landscape a stamp?

Linby said...

I love the landscape you created, I have some of those stamps and want to try doing that. Great cover up too. The daisy pieces are wonderful.

Fliss said...

Wow Sally! Just gorgeous creations and your bleaching has given a stunning result - my efforts never turn out so well.
Love the scene on your box too and it looks like the accident was meant to happen - serendipity rules!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous makes Sally!! Love the card with the matching box. I've just ordered some of those brushes so I hope I can achieve effects as good as yours! Well done for rescuing your last card; it's lovely! xx

Paula said...

wow what a gorgeous set - lovely colours.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow those daisies look fabuous as does the ink dusted background .. especially with the script.
I am so glad you didnt throw the second card in the bin either - its wonderful.. a fab scene .. and the nestie shape looks great
Lisa x
ps just back from the festival and am shattered .,.. not much sleep!

Tracy said...

Hi Sally,
The card and box is so pretty, love your effect with the dusters.
What a beautiful scene on the second card, so artistic.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

craftimamma said...

I love the daisy box and card Sally. They are really lovely and thanks for the link to the box details. I must have a go at that.

I'm so glad you didn't bin your second creation as it's turned out beautifully. The scene is lovely and the leafy background too.

Lesley Xx

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful work! Love how the daisy stands out in the midst of those gorgeous colours.

Sandy said...

Love the daisy card and box. The colours are pure sunshine! Thank goodness you managed to recover your other card. the die cut looks like it was meant to be there, whew!! I'll have to remember that trick for the next time my stamp bounces, oh wait, think there's one in the recycle bin now:)

Faith A said...

Love this set, the colours are gorgeous and the daisy sets it off beautifully.

Céline said...

so beautiful project!!!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week.
have you heard about our dt call? we love to see your participation.
céline SSC DT

Lesley said...

Ooo love that daisy stamp. Your card and box are really lovely.

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Beautiful work .. .. loving the little box very much.

Gorgeous colours!

Love Jules xx


Wow Sally - the card and box are stunning. Love the glorious colours and the ink duster technique - the result is so smooth and perfect.
As for the card you almost binned - thank goodness you saved it! You've done a great job of disguising the ink marks, and I love the painted scene. (Haven't quite got to grips with my Aquamarkers yet - don't know why - Nikki made it look so easy on Create and Craft)!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Debs said...

Just stunning Sally.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx