Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sunday Stampers - Key

Hels hosts the Sunday Stampers challenge each week.  You can make anything you like so long as it has some stamping and includes the theme.  As you can see this week's theme is Key.  I decided it was time for my Anna Griffin box; which is being used as a scraps box; to have a makeover.  Of course there's a before and after shot.  I've only done the lid so far but will eventually do something with the base.  I painted it with white acrylic paint and mica powders, I also used the paint to stamp the circles, and used stencil relief paste coloured with mica powder for the diamond pattern.  The heart started off as red metal coloured with alcohol inks (the alcohol inks lifted the original colour off which was fine) and embossed partly with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and partly with a plastic rubbing block.  The flower is a fabric one I hand cut and coloured with paint to co-ordinate.  I made the little wire chain using my finger - did you ever do that with knitting yarn?  The key (to my heart) is grungeboard :-)Only noticed after posting that the bottom row of diamond shapes is wonky - heyho :-)


Crafty Chris said...

Gorgeous colour Anne, love the swirlies and the heart is a great colour too, and another lovely flower.
Christine x

Bee said...

oooh, I'm loving this Anne - can't wait to see the other half :o)


Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful card Anne and thank you so much for my beautiful card that is so kind of you its lovely
Big hugs Susie xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Just gorgeous hun, love your altering! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

patcrafts said...

Would never have noticed the "wonky" hearts if you hadn't said still, don't look wonky to me. It's grogeous very creative, can't wait to see the finished box.
Hugs Pat xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really love this mixed media beauty. Wonky shows character and adds movement. So embrace the heart, because I'm loving it!

Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day. And, if you're like me, you enjoyed the day with friends or your pet (like I did).

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to answer your panty hose question you left on my blog. Here's the skinny.

1. Get a bar of soap, wool roving, wool felt, and a knee high panty hose.

2. Pull the felt roving apart and lay (layer) it out a bit larger than the size of the soap bar (think wrapping a package).

3. Wrap your felt design around the soap.

4. Put the felt wrapped soap inside a knee high panty hose, or a regular panty hose that has been cut at the ankle.

5. Tie a knot in the panty hose. Tie it as tight around and as close to the felt wrapped soap as possible.

6. Put the entire piece under hot water, then begin rubbing away. Do this till your hands begin to cramp and your arms feel like they want to fall off. OK, maybe not that long, but LONG.

7. When you see felt hairs coming through the panty hose, keep rubbing. When the felt hairs are through all the way around the panty hose, remove the felted bar of soap from the hose.

8. Set in a warm dry place to dry. Turn over as necessary.

Hope that better explains the process. Sorry this has taken me FOREVER to answer your question.

Tonje said...

Wow! This is amazing! Beautiful! I just love the color and the depth in the heart. All the details put together makes it so interesting and I can't wait so see the entire box!

Spyder said...

I wasn't looking at the wonky bits!! That heart is fabulous!! Now, what are you doing for this WOYWW challenge thingy????

Freebie on my blog tomorrow!!

Gez said...

Scrummy lid Anne. I love the background you have created the colours are beautiful & so is your heart. The little flower looks FAB. :)

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, love this it's stunning!!!!!!!