Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Shimmer by Emma

Hello everyone!!

It's already time for my second post of the month and I think it's definitely time to get inky!!

For this project, I decided to create a gift box and I've used lots of those stunning Perfect Pearls Mists that are currently on offer over at The Artistic Stamper with a huge 15% discount, right up until the end of January...
I've taken a few photos of my finished box, to try and show you all the detail and the gorgeous shimmer that you get from the Perfect Pearls Mists. I hope you can see just some of the glisten and I hope you like what I've made...

To begin with, I created an oblong box from white card and then blended Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink all over the white pieces of card. I then used Picket Fence Distress Stain over the top of the inks, to blend the colours together. Next, using Viridian Archival Ink, I inked up the Calligraphic Mat 13 Background stamp and stamped over a corner section of the box, which you can just about see in the photos. I then spritzed the entire box with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mists to give a beautiful shimmer. Once the mists have dried, I attached some Tissue Tape from the Symphony set, around the four edges of the lid and coloured with Antique Linen DI.
Next, I stamped the outline of  the largest flower from the Flower Power A6 stamp plate, onto Grungepaper, using the black Archival Ink, cut each of the outlines out and then blended Tumbled Glass DI over the blooms, and then sprayed each of them with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mists. I repeated this to give me enough blooms to make two complete, dimensional Grungepaper flowers. Next, I stamped the image of the leaf from the Flower Power A6 stamp plate, onto some more Grungepaper and blended Peeled Paint DI over these, before spraying them with Kiwi Perfect Pearls Mists. I also added a bow, tied from twine.
Next, I stamped the "Keep Calm and Carry On Stamping" stamp onto cream card using Fired Brick Distress Ink, trimmed the edges and mounted it onto black card. I then added this to the top of my box, together with my grungepaper roses and leaves.
Finally, a tied a piece of twine around the box.
Thank you so much for taking the time to come and have a look at what I made and for all your lovely comments.

See you soon and hope you have a lovely inky day!
Emma x

10 comments:

Pendra said...

This is beautiful, I especially love those flowers! I could see this as a gorgeous picture frame too!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

Artyjen said...

What a thrill to receive a gift in a box like this :) Great
xoxo Sioux

Kat said...

Love your gift box,
Fab creation,
Kat x.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic box Emma! I love the colours you used, great roses too! xox

Trish Latimer said...

Cor! The colour of those roses is fab, goes so well with the rest of the card! xx

Trish Latimer said...

Card??? did I say card? its a box! of course it is!!!!! xxxxxx

Sid said...

Lovely creation Emma !

Katina said...

Just fabulous! xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Beautiful!

Minxy said...

Beautiful Emma, love the flowers and the sentiment