Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Messy fingers

What did you do in your dinner hour ? I got messy fingers.........thanks to this weeks challenge over at Tuesday Taggers which is tailor made for me with their theme "Getting Messy Hands".........I shared my messy fingers with you last week, so you know how I enjoy this form of crafting. And we are asked to include the name of their sponsors for the week who are The Craft Barn. And I have taken the style of my project from this weeks Everybody Art Challenge who would like to see Easel Cards.

The base of the card is a box with a drawer which are so easy to make with just a scoring tool and ruler and the easel card simply mounted on the top. The Basic Grey DP is one of the new designs and double sided, so ideal for using in this way.

The background of the main element is a piece of linen cardstock, inked with Tim Holtz peeled pain, shabby shutters and antique linen, then spritzed with Glimmer Mists honey dew mist, pearl and gold, with a splash of tiger lily in the top right corner to give the effect of sun. I then distressed the edges, inked again and dipped into detail gold embossing powder, then heated to define the edges.

All stamps are all Lavinia and including some of their new releases, with the exception of the tiny leaves and cobble stones which are Art Impression. The border across the bottom is punched with Martha Stewart embossed scallop and some pearl brads added.

89 comments:

La Vikinga said...

Innovative; is it a box or an easel card...??

Beautiful anyway!

La Vikinga

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

What did I do in my dinner hour?

I had a good old blog hop and ate my lunch - now I have depressed myself because I have seen lots of lovely creations and I want to craft - but I have to work instead!!!

Your easel card with a difference is just gorgeous. Such beautiful colours! I wonder what will be kept in that special drawer?

Love Jules xx

Rainmac said...

Wow, wow, wow, that is stunning, love the muted colours and what gorgeous stamps!!!

pinky said...

You have the most amazing and very arty stamps Brenda, this is just beautiful and very original. I order the qvc Tim Holtz book today so I hope to have a go at getting messy soon.
Pinky

Julie said...

Brenda--this is just GORGEOUS!!! I've been playing around alot lately with the Distress Paints & Glimmer Mist, too--so much fun! I need to check out the Lavinia line--love that fairy!

Sorry I haven't been by for a visit in a while--life's been crazy...hope you're doing well! Have a beautiful day!

Bobbi said...

Very pretty. do you have a tutorial on the box measurements?

Claire said...

Wow, thats gorgeous, love the colours and what a fab idea to make the easel box
Claire xx

Sarah said...

A Beautiful Creation Brenda,
Hugs
Sarah xx

Cherry said...

Gorgeous in every messy way! Brenda love your colours on this one. Lavinia stamps are divine - drool dribble! Hugs Cherry XXX

Lil Sis said...

This looks fabulous - love the colours you have used for this great scene.

Beccy x

Anonymous said...

OH WOW this is just gorgeously stunning!!!!

HOW AWESOME!!! I wish I had a pinky-full of your talent, I so wish I could make things as beautiful as you do!

Claude said...

Oh, I must learn how to make a box like that, it's gorgeous!

Sadilla said...

Hi dear... absolutely wonderful.. I love the colour combo, and that image is so smart... very nice the idea of the box as base... lovely!
Hugs
Sadia

☼ Cheryl* said...

omg this is so so amazing! I REALLY love this kind of style.

Violets Corner said...

Oh Brenda, this is so beautiful!!! I´ll come back to this one often. It´s brilliant!

I was only eating at dinner time...

Hugs,
Maarit

chris said...

Hi there Brenda
this is just jaw droppingly gorgeous.
I looorve those stamps, the window and the tree and the toadstools and the fairies and the well just everything!!!!

hugs chris xx

sugar n spice said...

Wow! what a clever project this is, I would not have thought of putting a card on top a box, thanks for the idea, I love your papers, and the images. Gorgeous.
Hugs Suzi x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow thats stunning, love your image and such a useful project for secret bits and pieces. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

JAN said...

wow this is so beautiful its untrue Brenda..where do you get your creative genius from you are an inspiration

Avril Ann said...

Brenda this is utterly stunning, great work, love it so very much, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers, this week. Hugs Avril xxx

remember to add a link to The Craft Barn to be in with a chance off winning the prize...Love Avril xxxx

Tracy said...

This is so amazing and truly beautiful, I love your techniques.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wow this is beautiful !!! love the fantastic stamps!! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
eac-team

Crafty Dawn said...

this is a truly wonderful peice loving it I will have to hope over to get my hands messy too!

Love Dawn

PS got some tim holtz goodies looking fwd to my delivery ye ha

Shelley said...

This is just incredible. Hope you don't mind if I get my hands this messy. Got to give it a go!Great blog. Hugs Shelley

Please take a look at my blog - thanks.

http://shelley-artfulachievements.blogspot.com/

Marion said...

This is just stunning. I love all the background effects and those stamps are gorgeous. I have made one of these drawer/easel cards but nothing like this. Love it
Marion

Carolands said...

This is so pretty Brenda, lovely work x

Hope Jacare said...

Beautiful project Brenda - fab images and wonderful muted colours - gorgeous! x

Sue said...

Absolutely fabulous...such amazing detail. Love the idea of the box under the card :)

Sue

- - Sheryl - - said...

For my dinner - we made home made pizza and I blogged hop.

Love your draw! Looking for the pattern

Scrappymax said...

Oooh Brenda this looks lovely and what fun being able to get messy in your lunch hour. I am hoping to be able to learn a few more of these technique as I also ordered the Tim Holz TSV.
Max x

Kimmie said...

Hi Brenda

Wow what a fabulous creation you've been creating!
I really like the stamp and colours you've used!

XXX Kim

scotspanda said...

wow brenda what a stunning piece!!!

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Louise said...

Dinner hours, what are they? I barely have time for quick blog hop during the day so very jealous!!

What a fabulous idea, beautiful and practical too. I do love storage!!

Louise xxx

SannaS said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous!! Brilliant creation!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

PatR said...

Fantastic again Brenda, such a lovely design. When I saw your post last week I thought it would have been very appropriate for this week too. Thanks for joining us again this week.
Hugs, Pat xx

Zoechaos said...

LOL wonderful work Brenda, had to laugh last week your hands were so perfect. Love the images and papers and everything you have used on this piece. thank you for joining us at TT this week. hugs Zoe

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

This is gorgeous!!! xxx Luv it xxx

Debby said...

WOW!!!! Totally gorgeous.
Debby

Amanda said...

What a beautiful box with card! It is stunning!

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is really pretty and so elegant!

Shirley N said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous. Love this easel box!!!

Diane said...

You are amazing girl!!! That is stunning!!!

xxNikkixx said...

wow this is amazing.....thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week....hugs Nikki xxx

Lynne K said...

Wow! You have such amazing ideas, Brenda. This is stunningly gorgeous. What a fabulous gift it would make.

Paola said...

This looks fabulous!

Love
Paola

lisa said...

This is stunning Brenda. I love the way you have mounted the card on the box, it makes a beautiful box top. I would have this on my dressing table so that I saw it every morning. It would make me smile every day it so so beautiful.
The Lavinia stamps are always wonderful and your background colours suit them perfectly.
Hope the weather is behaving in your part of the world today.

Lisax

Sally H said...

Wow! I love it, love it, love it! I bought a couple of these stamps at Harrogate, but I need the gate... and the mushrooms... and a bit of your talent!

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely stunning. It is so pretty.

Penni said...

Beautiful I love this little drawer. Pretty and useful too - brilliant!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Sally H said...

Whoops! Me again! meant to say thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

craftimamma said...

This is really special Brenda, I love the whole project. I bought most of those Lavinia stamps last year after seeing you use them and forgot about them until seeing your gift box/card. I just love those toadstools.

Lesley Xx

Jacey's Mom said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is sooo beautiful.

craftymum said...

Ooh Brenda. This is just beautiful!!!
Love sarah XXX

Craftyanny said...

Wow Brenda, this is stunning! Truly beautiful, the DP's are gorgeous and those stamps - well what can I say, amazing!!!
I'm so glad you left a comment over at my place and me being nosey had to come and see you.
I'll look forward to visiting again
Anne x

Katarina said...

Wow, this is stunning! Taking it to a whole new level :)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Brenda this is stunning the techniques you use are awesome this is one beautiful box.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Nikki said...

This is just Stunning
thanks for sharing it hugs Nikki

Davi said...

Wow this is beautiful!!

KarenB said...

I don't get much in dinner hours either... but sometimes if I've popped something in the oven I get a chance to visit blogs and leave comments :) Loving your project, it's just gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Simply lovely! Thank you for getting messy with us at TT this week! Paula

Valentina said...

This looks fabulous, Brenda!!!

Alex said...

OMG! Great project! And such a wonderful idea!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Nikbee said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the background and wish I could create something as fab as this.

Nikki x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Brenda this is gorgeous, amazing work.
luv
Debby

sandra said...

This is amazing work!!!
I love every detail!!!
I'm off to enjoy some more looking at it!
Hugs!
Sandra!

chelemom said...

Truly beautiful!!!

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Brenda thisa is just stunning and love your design.
Hugs Linda

Lynda said...

This is absolutely stunning Brenda - a card and gift box all in one!

Love Lynda xxx

Jenny said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love the background you have created and the beautiful images.
Thanks for joining EAC.
Jenny

Jo said...

Brenda, this is just wonderful ... you've taken the easel card to new heights! What a special gift this would make. This is one I'm definately going to try.

Jo xx

HazelQ said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love how the fairy looks.
Hugs
Hazel

Clarky J said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for getting messy with Tuesday Taggers this week x Janet

Linapyssel said...

Beautifu , beautiful , beautiful...what a work of art Brenda!!
Hugs Lina

Loz (Aus) said...

Wow! This is incredible!! I love it!

Creative Expressions by Lynn said...

This is beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job on this!

Jenny V. said...

This is beautiful, I would love to learn how to make this. Could you please share the instruction. Thanks!

Teri said...

WOAH - just a few comments then!!
Fabulous easel box card hun - loving it!
Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week, hope to see you next time too.
Hugs,
Teri xx

Sheng said...

OMG, I love love this project you did. It's so pretty. Also, thanks for joining us at TT this week.

Michelle said...

Beautiful Work, Fab stamping, great colours a perfect entry. Thanks for getting messy with TT this week.
x Michelle

Ruthie said...

Way cool idea - love the box underneath!

Rx

Beryl said...

Wow, Brenda - you have surpassed yourself with this clever design. I'm gonna make one of these for my new bedroom, when I get it. Such a great place for little knick knacks and something pretty to look at too.
Beryl xx

Yukkie Jenny said...

Wow, amazing card, very misterious!

Sunny said...

Such an amazing card. I love how it has a drawer for your secrets. Love it!!

Mary said...

VERY nice!! I've been wanting to make something like that. I love things that are a little more than just cards!!

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Messy is definately good and I am loving these images.

Hugs Ali x

Spyder said...

This is lovely too, I must have a go!
(Lyn)

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant design--both easel card and box! The lovely image and papers go very well together, and the details are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at EAC!
Hugs,
April

Kat said...

This is stunning Brenda, what a wonderful use of your time. My dinner hour is just that, take off travelling time and it's half an hour so not enough time to do anything useful.

Kat x

Sandra said...

Yes, messy fingers, that's what I always have when I work with colours or (even worse) adhensive. LOL
Gorgeous work!