August 12, 2010

things with wings...

that is the current challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog...and the first of the delicious challenges from the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog...so in true thrifty crafters' style...i've got myself a bargain...2 challenges for the stamping of 1!! ;0)

i decided to break out some of my favourite Tim stamps...and combine them with these lovely butterflies by Inkadinkado...i don't often do butterflies...his Nibs is not a fan...but i really like these ones...so he'll just have to lump it! lol

actually, its totally for me this project...its a CD sleeve for all my favourite *empowering* songs...things that make me happy, set me free, chill me out...and let my spirit fly...

i hope the close up will show you that i've distress inked, stamped, over stamped and stamped some more to create depth of field {see what i've done there...it being like a *field* an all...muahaahah}...i've also added detail with both Sakura Glaze and Souffle pens and then finally applied Rock Candy Distress Paint over the whole thing to seal it and create a gorgeous crackle effect.


as with all good crafters...i have my share of disasters too...and you see the crumbs on the bird table here..? that is the FIL's Birthday carrot cake...a total disaster...not even the birds are eating it...maybe they don't like vegetables, either?? hey ho...at least he knew i'd made the effort...but if anyone out there has a good recipe for carrot cake to share...please let me know!!

21 comments:

misteejay said...

Oh my, that is just beautiful. What a lovely container for such special music.

Sorry, can't help with a carrot cake recipe - I love the stuff but have never ever made one.

Toni :o)

Sue said...

Love the texture you got into the background of this!!

Linda Elbourne said...

How funny Alix ... I came via UKS and now I am going to have to get changed and put my SSS&S DT hat on :0) Okay ... I just LOVE this ... great colours ... great composition ... great stamping ... great everything ... LOVE it ... and with me other hat on ...
Still LOVE it and Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp and Show for our first challenge ... Hope to see you again next week :0)

Kaz said...

I love this, it's stunning. Shame about the cake though! Thanks for joining us at SDC x

LynneForsythe said...

this is just AMAZING!!! lovin' the whole field effect!!!

thanks BUNCHES for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, beautiful! Love all the texture to it and the stamps you chose are gorgeous.

Helen said...

I love this and the inspiration behind it. Can't help with the carrot cake recipe though!

Tusia said...

So cool! :)

Rosie said...

Gorgeous - I love the crackliness! Shame about the cake - you usually make such YUMMY ones ...

Willy said...

Great butterfly composition. Fabulous colours and structure! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 13.

Alana said...

What a fab idea and sooo pretty too. As for the carrot cake, I swear by a Mary Berry receipe. Email me if you want it, it's delish, easy and all my friends request it.

Carol Q said...

stunning!! amazing background and texture and colour, etc etc

Carol said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for joining us at Stampotique!

Moniqui said...

Wow that is gorgoues! I love the crackle you added too! Sorry about the cake, i love the stuff but have only recipies in dutch..thanks for joining Stampotiques designers challenge!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous! Love the depth you've created here! the crackle is just fab too! Gotta start using more of that! xxD

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Beautiful work! So many great details! Thank you for joining us for the SDC Wings this week!
Cheers,
Val :)

Darcy said...

there is a carrot and sticky ginger recipe on my blog.

love the cd sleeve, the texture is fab.x

alexa said...

This is a lovely, lovely CD cover! The colours re glorious and your stamping is meticulous. :)

Nicki said...

Wow this is gorgeous! and you have some gorgeous creations on your site!
Nicki
x

Kim said...

Oh wow, this is just beautiful! Love the grungy look, and the textures you have going on! Awesome! Thank you for joining us over at Stampotique this week!
:)
Kim

Ophelia said...

Amazing!!! I REALLY love what you have done.