Saturday, 17 August 2013

Not My Usual Style

Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Jo's turn to host and she would like to see you 'Use Your Latest Craft Buy'.
Here is what I did, my daughter asked me to make her a box to put her bits and bobs in at the side of her bed.  She likes things a bit different, she's a bit Gothic/Emo (Although I get into trouble for stereo typing her).  She loves this box, my latest crafty buys that I bought to do this box are:-
Lacy Sunshine Image
Dusty Concord Distress Inks
LOTV Music Note Stamp.
Well it's fair to say I had real inky fingers after this, purple.  I didn't have an appropriate purple patterned paper and lilac just won't cut it with her, so I made my own.  I used some Punchenello (sequin waste, can you tell I worked in a haberdashery wholesalers using the correct terminology), and inked through it around the corners and edges.  Added some stamped corners and then the music note stamp in the middle.  I also used some black Broderie Anglaise and satin ribbon around the rim of the lid.  Used a spellbinders die from the Poinsettia set to make some black flowers and flower punches.

Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:-

4 images of winners choice

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Fussy & Fancy - challenge 95 - Bingo (flowers, free, die cut)
2. The Squirrel And The Fox - challenge # 50 - Whimsical
3. Sweet Stampin' - Bold & Beautiful

Stamps - Lacy Sunshine Black Eyed Susie, LOTV Music stamp, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Poinsettia die, leaf die, flower die, 
Embellishments - gems, black broderie Anglaise, 

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


brenda said...

It might say it's a bit outside your comfort zone Tracy but I can see why your daughter loved it, such lovely colours and stamping.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

scrappyjacky said...

I love it,Tracy....and it sounds perfect for your daughter.

Ellie said...

A beautifully decorated box Tracy. Love the colors you used, and the paper you made is gorgeous!!

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous box Tracy and I'm sure your daughter loves it! love the rich purples and black flowers
Kim x

Craftnut said...

This is very different Tracy, great colouring. Tracy x

Nikki Payne said...

Beautiful project:)Thanks for joining us at The Fussy and Fancy Challenge,
hugs Nikki x

catherine said...

This is so fabulous Tracy and you definitely need to make it your style!! I would love one of these and great colour
x catherine

susiestacey said...

Fantastic box Tracy, bet your daughter loves it too. The poinsettia looks amazing in black. Enjoy the rest of the weekend (l have booked the October workshop as can't make september) x Susan x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous box Tracy, beautiful details and I love the image x

Tracy said...

I LOVE this project.
I really like this image as well.
I had to giggle as my daughter tells me the same thing about stereotyping as well, teehee.
I am sure your daughter loves this, stunning.

Wendy L said...

I think it looks good, not my ideal but we are not all the same, great colouring too,xxx

Kim said...

This is fabulous. It is fun to step outside our comfort zone every now and then. I am sure your daughter must love it!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Lisa S. said...

It's certainly Whimsical and it's totally fab. :) Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox!