September 02, 2010

back with another challenge!

so here i am again...with another challenge entry for the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog...and this week's theme is layers...the more the better...and here is what i've created:

using a bingo clipboard as my base, i've layered one sheet of pp, some bazil cardstock and a photo i absolutely love, of my sister and BIL on the way home from a fabulous tennis party {hence the shorts}...see how the light catches the sunflowers...and his pint of beer...and they are all laden with presents :0) love it!




over the photo & mats, i've layered an enormous chipboard flower that i got from Bee Crafty...and coloured with Distress Inks...on top of that is a huge plastic flower that came from a QVC scrapping kit yonks ago...and then on top of that...joy of joys...i have discovered that Nestie dies will cut grungepaper!!! how did i not know this before...now i have a thousand more reasons to play with both these wonderful toys!! the grungepaper is also coloured with distress ink...and layered over two layers of Sizziz die~cuts of branches and leaves...coloured...well...you can probably guess ;0)...and layered again with some purple plastic flowers topped with brads!

on the right hand~side, i've tried to use up all the bits i cut off the die~cuts on the other side...and created a flower from pp dipped in the melt pot to create a thick and super shiny base...then stippled alot of gold perfect pearls in the centre...and sprinkled with black/brown glitter...all was looking dandy until i lost patience waiting for the pearls to dry and tried to brush off excess glitter a little heavy handedly...so i've lost the seed effect in the middle of the flower...bummer...but i guess i'll make another one tomorrow...when i'm over the fact that i cocked up the first time!! lol

so there you have it...to hang it i've cropadiled through the whole thing on both sides and tied a toning ribbon :0)

if you want to play along and make a multi~layered creation too...and maybe win yourself a stamping prize to boot...check out all the details here!
happy today...

12 comments:

Claireliz said...

Gorgeous little clipboard, I've been looking for one of those, where did you get it?

Sue said...

This is fab Alix, I love your photograph and the way you have made it into a hanger with your ribbon x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

that is gorgeous :) Always umm and ahhh about getting these little boards, so might have too.....and also some gpaper ;)

Debsg said...

Gorgeous clipboard.

misteejay said...

I adore this it is fab...lots of interest and texture with all the layers.

Toni :o)

alexa said...

What a lot of painstaking work, and how well it's paid off! I love the effect on the right hand side - it drew my eye first!

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

What a great make Alix!! I love sunflowers :)
Hopefully see you at the crop soon xxx

Jenny said...

Looks fabulous! I think I may have to buy some grungepaper!

Nancy Wethington said...

The flowers! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Rosie said...

That's fabulous! And SUCH a gorgeous picture. I didn't know you had a melt pot - will you teach me what you do with it??

Caroline and Jayne said...

Really like this project x
Are you going to the NEC Nov?
Shimelle Laine is teaching a class for us, Check out www.fiskarettes.co.uk

Bubbles said...

WOW!! That's totally stunning - and you're right - the photo is fab too :)