Saturday, 27 March 2010

Allsorts M&S crafty meal deal

Before
(M&S foil dish, kitchen foil, old book, pearls from old card)
After
One of our new teamies, Helene has set the theme at Allsorts this week and would like to see how we interpret "Rags to Riches". So many of you joined us again last week and it seems you have decided that Allsorts is the in place to be seen lately and we really do appreciate you wonderful support.

I admit to being a bit baffled at first, but when it eventually dawned on me it came together quite well. The flower image is Penny Black 4042K Daisy Fields stamped with black styazon onto acetate. On the reverse I dabbed Adirondack alcohol inks(always the reverse as stayzon and alcohols inks don't mix), then I smeared Diamond Glazed over the top and laid on a piece of ripped book with music notes. I added more Diamond Glaze and laid scrunched up kitchen foil over the whole piece........new foil I might add, I thought it was taking the recycling a step to far to use some that covered last nights dinner in the oven.

Another sheet from the book is punched with Martha Stewart Arched Lattice and shaded with Tim Holtz rusty hinge to act as the DP and the punched flowers also made from a book page and spritzed with Glimmer Mist Flower Power. The leaves and butterflies are punched from the M&S foil dish and coloured with the same alcohol inks as were the pearls.

And I am being a bit cheeky here and entering it for this weeks Tuesday Taggers as it seems to fut their bill perfectly.

27 comments:

Annmaree said...

OH WOW how wonderful is that!

I get daunted with all the wonderful talent there, but I might give it a go!

Aussie Loz said...

OMgoodness!!! This is incredible! Thanks for the great inspiration! xx

chris said...

Blimey girl
you've been thinking out of that box again its unbelievable, love thos book pages,but I think thats the book I wanted to borrow!!
lots of hugs chris xx

debby4000 said...

Amazing card Brenda, wonderful details. I won't be giving away any of my books now.
luv
Debby

Zoechaos said...

Stilling here reading your how it was done and scrolling up to the image at each stage thinking awesome, amazing, wow, that is brilliant, ohh must try that, and so on, get to the bottom and have to start laughting, yes this is altered and then some! love it. thank you for altering with us at TT this week. Off to see the Allsorts challenge now LOL.

Mummylade said...

this is absolutely stunning!!!

Paddington fan said...

Wow, what an awesome project!! I would never have thought of that in a million years, let alone got such a stunning result... Brilliant!

Fleur said...

Hi B. this is just awesome.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Violets Corner said...

So beautiful Brenda!

Hugs
Maarit

Carolands said...

This is beautiful Brenda and I am a big fan of re-cycling for art :)

Carol x

Juls said...

this is just so gorgeous and creative!! Love how you have used the foil! Hugs Juls

Tracy said...

This is so very clever and looks really wonderful. Amazing!!!!!!!!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

mckinkle said...

Amazing creation Brenda, I am totally blown away with what you have managed to achieve with an old M&S foil tray!
Super work!

Keryn x

Sally H said...

Wow! Stunning work! It's not cheeky and it is very much Altered! I love it, especially those lovely flowers! Thanks so much for sharing with us at TT this week!

Kari said...

This looks really amazing,Brenda!!Love the flowers and the butterfly!

Have a wonderful weekend :o)

Hugs,Kari :)

Clarky J said...

wow not cheeky at all thanks for sharing your work of art x Janet TT

Sue C said...

Fabulous work Brenda ! Sue C x

Sarah xx said...

How very clever of you - this is stunning! Thanks for your lovely comment Brenda -hope your weekend goes well too? Sadly I am working yet again!!! xxx

SannaS said...

Wow!! Beautiful card!! Fabulous details!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Nettie said...

Wow, my mouth is open. This is stunning. You certainly went to town on this one.xx

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!B,what a great card!
I think after seeing your lovely creation i will look again at recyclable bits.
Hope you are doing ok?see you soon.hugs Lou.xx

Crafty Dawn said...

Love Mummylades challenge and you have done a super job of it

Love Dawn xx

Hope you feeling better hun xxx

KymKreates said...

Bravo, well done. What you did with a bunch of old stuff is wondrous!

craftimamma said...

This is brilliant Brenda! What a stunning card.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous card. Such a wonderful use of recycled materials.

Nikki x

Lesley said...

OOOh how did I miss this it's simply stunning! Wowee!!!!
Lesley x

Michelle said...

Wonderful entry for this weeks Tuesday Taggers. Thanks for joining us
x Michelle