Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SPS - Emotive

Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello folks, here I am again with another creation for  Sweet Pea Stamps.  Today I am sharing with you my DT challenge creation 'Red, White and Blue', yep this was a challenge just to make it - red, white and blue are not a favourite colour combination and I am not hot on patriotic themes either.  What to do, ummmm, ahhhhh, more ummmmmmms.  OK, in for a penny in for a pound so to speak - time to go right out of my comfort zone and not even plan the end creation, just colour the digi and see from there lol . I have used the digi 'Emotive' by Marlon Teunissen

As I mentioned, I first coloured the digi.
 Promarkers used.
 Now onto make this up as I go along lol.  I have decided to alter a spiral bound book I have and think this one I will keep for myself on my craft desk so I can jot down techniques, colour themes etc that seem to work.  Wonder if I will manage that or will the book remain unused and just be an ornament lol.

I thought I would do a bit of paper tearing using some red hand made paper with lots of fiber bits in it which a friend brought me back from Thailand and some white copy paper.  These sections were then embossed with a Spellbinders embossing folder.  I did decide not to use the white bit in the end.
 Next using an embossing pen and clear embossing powder I wrote the words 'Shake your booty', that seemed to go well with this lovely sassy image.  Alas the turquoise still looked black, I was hoping it was strong enough to not absorb the red colour of the paper but no joy.
 OOOOOoooooo some blink on the knickers - yep a must lol.  I used Stickles here.
 Now at the beginning I mentioned I was making this up as I went along so taking pics was not at the forefront of my thoughts.  Anyway, here is what I did where no photos were taken.  I coved the book with the most beautiful paper I have had for a few years and don't often use, again from Thailand this hand made paper is so soft and has been finished by dipping in gold oil paint - it screams beauty in real life <g>.  OK - you see I love this paper lol.  Next I added the torn red embossed sections.  The digi was fussy cut and attached as the next layer.  To finish off I added lace with blue gems, some red gems and white pearls and then, again following the colour scheme I used red, white and blue organza ribbon for wee bows attached to each spiral of the binding section.  And, there we have it, an altered note book.

Thank you for stopping by :)

  • Digi Holly  'Emotive' by Marlon Teunissen available from Sweet Pea Stamps
  • Promarkers
  • Spiral bound book
  • Spellbinder M-Bossabilities EL-009
  • Lace, gems, backing paper, organza ribbon from my stash
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  1. Wow, your coloring is STUNNING! Thanks for joining the Craftin' Desert Diva's Linky Party :)

    Jenny ~ Craftin' Desert Diva's DT

  2. So many fun details! Thanks for joining our linky party over at Craftin Desert Diva's!

  3. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Red White & Blue challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  4. Wow!! This is gorgeous!! Your coloring is fabulous! Love all your elements! Just perfect!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  5. wow this is gorgeous! love the awesome project and the embossing.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  6. great image and well creative too, thanks for sharing over on artistic inspirations x


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