Saturday, 23 July 2016

A right old inky session



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and Helene would like to see 'Anything but a card'. Our sponsor is Lets Create

This is another scheduled post as we should now be cruising and visiting the first few posts of call including Crete and Dubrovnik then onto Ephesus and Santorini..............I will update on the following ports of call next week.

I made this chipboard heart for Tattered Lace a while back but as with the box below neither have been blogged. The heart is chipboard and was coated with gesso then acrylic paint and texture paste pushed through one of the TL Tuck in dies, this one is called scribble. I cut the TL sentiment out several times and layered up to give dimension and painted it along with the various TL flowers with the same acrylic paint. I fixed a piece of torn corrugated in the centre of the heart, fixed the flowers in place, two chipboard love birds and some lace and again painted all with the same colour. To break up the blue I smeared some pink Dylusions here and there with a baby wipe and finally some gilding wax.


My little box started life as a plain brown one which I covered with gesso before painting with a burgundy acrylic pain followed by crackle glaze and a very pale pink paint and was really pleased with the crackles on this one as often it disappoints. I added a band of roses cut from a Tattered Lace border die, more flowers on the top, lace around the side of the lid and sentiment on TL tags.

Hope you all have a good week.

44 comments:

Pat said...

Two stunning makes Brenda, the heart has the most gorgeous pastel colours and the crackle effect on your box is fabulous. Hope you are enjoying your cruise.

Pat xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two stunning mixed media pieces Brenda. I love the heart shaped plaque with it's delicate pastel colours and the touch of gold gives it a real opulent feel. The box is gorgeous too. I really like the crackle effect and the flowers and matching ribbons look beautiful, love the roses around the outside of the box too. I hope that your holiday is going well and that the sun is shining for you. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

paperpapier said...

Love the crackled effect on the painted box, giving it a vintage look. Stunning!

Wendy L said...

Both beautiful projects Brenda, xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Two gorgeous creative projects, love them .xxx

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful mixed media projects

Dr Sonia S V said...

Both your creations are absolute beautis Brenda and hope you are having a wonderful time
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous boxes Brenda! Your trip sounds lovely too... xx

Tanya said...

Two gorgeous creations Brenda, I love the beautiful iridescent colours on the heart, so magical! And the box is fab, so elegant :)

Hope you're having the best time on your cruise :)

Hugs from Tanya xx

Lucy Woods said...

So beaituful love the colours and a stunning box!
Lucy x

scrAPpamondo said...

Due favolose creazioni, Brenda!! Mi piace soprattutto il grande cuore nei toni delicati dell'azzurro!
Goditi il tuo bel viaggio e le isole greche che sono fantastiche!
Baci

Bad Kitty said...

beautful creations!
Im hoping you will enjoy in Dubrovnik.
hugs

Robin said...

Both so beautiful! I hope you are enjoying your cruise and are feeling well. Do have a wonderful time and enjoy yourself. Lots of hugs for you, Robin

Gaby Dierx said...

I really love your creations!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Donna Ellis said...

Both of your projects are lovely, Miss World Traveler! I am grateful for this time you have. Hoping you are recovering and comfortable, B. You have yet again surprised me with two completely different projects so beautifully put together! Hugs, de

Debbie said...

2 wonderful creations dearie. Loving the textures and colours. Inspirational as always. Have a wonderful break away. Hope it helps your health. Hugs xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Brenda, these look fantastic! I've never made anything like this! Very impressive! Hope you are enjoying your travels!

Kathleen said...

Two brilliant creations, love the subtle colours of the first and the deep red tones of the second card.

Kath x

Valerija said...

Wonderful projects. Great job!
Valerija xx

cheryl said...

Oh gosh these are amazing hun such detail lushes hugs cheryl xx

Gerrina said...

Shows how much you create! Love the crackles on that bax! Hugs, Gerrina

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful creations Brenda!! Hope you are feeling better! Enjoy your vacation!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning makes Brenda....enjoy your holiday

Anne

ALI said...

Gorgeous creations.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are so beautiful Brenda, that heart looks so soft! I hope you are having a nice time
Kevin xx

Rhonda Miller said...

These are lovely.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Brenda it's beautiful craft work.
Gr Karin

Marjeta said...

Beautiful. My favorite is box with wonderful cracle glaze.

Marjeta

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous projects Brenda, full of lovely inkiness.
Hope the change of scenery is helping you.
Lorraine

Pollard Carole said...

wonderful projects just a dellght to the eye I love them both so much. Have a fabulous time I adore Santorini its a beautiful island enjoy love and hugs Carole x

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful, the colours are gorgeous and remind me opals xx

Mrs A. said...

Two little beauties. How your enjoying your cruise. Hugs Mrs A.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Amazing work! Wow, absolutely stunning work! Very nice

Andreja L. said...

Both are fantastic :-)) Amazing work!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, two amazing projest, bouth looking amazing!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Ellibelle said...

Two amazing creations Brenda, so many wonderful details here!

KandA said...

Two stunning creations Brenda. Love the details and soft colours of both. Hope you're having a super holiday xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Stunning Brenda, both are my type of pieces very shabby and certainly chic.

Enjoy your cruising and come back tanned and healthy you deserve the break sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, these are fabulous! I really love the heart, such gorgeous colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
These are gorgeous, beautiful projects and I love the designs.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

crafty-stamper said...

These are absolutely gorgeous I love them both -great texture and enjoy the cruise
Carol x

Greta said...

2 beautiful projects, Brenda! Love how feminine they are! Hope you're improving & having a great cruise--something I've never done. Will enjoy seeing any pictures you share.

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous work. My favorite is fantastic box you made.

Marjeta

Tina Z. said...

stunning creations!