Hi, time for our new challenge at Let's Ink It Up and today its the turn of my team to host our first challenge!! WOW my wonderfully creative teamies have really come up with some fantastic inspiration for our DIE CUTS and PUNCHES challenge!!
We have a wonderful sponsor as always and this time our lucky winner will receive a goregous 'Tweet Hearts' stamp set (valued at $21.95) from our fab sponsor Taylored Expressions!
Now for my project, I was really struggling for inspiration until I opened a goodie bag I ordered in The Craft Barn's recent birthday celebrations and saw some gorgeous die cut flowers and chipboard alphabet from the DCWV Dollhouse Floral range. I loved the colours and even better, the box holding the die cut alphabet was shouting out to be altered for this project! I loved the scalloped edges and the shaped aperture, far to pretty to throw away :-)
The focal image is 'Katie' by Elaine Cox from Sweet Pea Stamps, she is coloured with promarkers and attached inside the box base. I coated the top of the box with gesso and once it was dry I coloured it with versacolor inks and glimmer mists. I swiped over the edges of the box and the aperture with versamark and embossed with ranger Queen's gold EP. I attached the die cut flowers and butterflies to the outside of the box . I used my cropodile to make 4 holes in the bottom edge of the box, added some eyelets and did the same to the 4 die cut letters spelling out 'LOVE', I attached them to the box with wire and jump rings. To finish off I punched a coupe of holes in the top and added some pink ribbon to act as a hanger for the little box.
I'm entering this little wall hanging in the following challenges:
By the Cute and Girly: Springtime
Cupcake Craft challenge: Up in the air with optional green
Crafty Purple Frog: green - a little or a lot
In a Sweet Pea Dream: Pink
Crazy Challenge: Brads or eyelets
The Artistic Stamper: Spring has sprung
The Stamp Man: floral for Mother's Day
Sweet Pea Stampers: Scallops
Make sure you pop by my teamies blogs and check out their creations for our first challenge of the new DT term, you'll see some new faces and some old LIIU friends too!!
I'm really looking forward to seeing your die cut/punches creations but don't forget to use a clear/rubber stamp - no digi's allowed!!