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Friday, 20 March 2015

CKCB LO no 2 and a mammoth catch up

Morning all

Well, despite best intentions, I haven't got right back into blogging immediately or am even using up much of my kit yet.. but I have managed to do some crafting anyway.. so this blog is all about what I have been up to!

So I bring you a mixed bag.... a 2nd LO made from my Counterfeit Kit and a little altered heart and even an altered iPhone box that I really enjoyed doing and another couple of LO's too. 

   




I am starting here with my CKCB LO... Life.. a series of moments. I used the basis of my March kit for this and cut the main title on my  New, shiny, treasured, lovely, lovely NEW Cameo!!!! So spoilt..but, as you may be able to tell, I love it!

It is another LO that I did for my sisters 60th album.. this is here holding my Mums hand when she was about 3.. long before I was born (there's 6 years between us)

My uncle is in the naval uniform at the back and the photo was taken at my Great Aunts wedding in 1958. 






The next 'treasure' I'm bringing you is an altered iPhone box that I have made for a design scheme for the newly launch blog 'The Great Scheme of Things' for which I am now on the design team. Each week we will have a new colour scheme for inspiration and you can use it to kick start your creativity too! 

So here it is... 









and below is a close up of the lid











I first gesso'd it all over.. waited for it to dry, then added PVA glue. I then took some dark peach tissue paper and wrinkled it over the box. I then added some lace (top left peeking out from the cluster) and smoothed it down the side too. I then toned it all down with some white acrylic paint and added Paper Artsy grey paint. Whilst it was drying I made the largest flower in the bottom left and then I stuck down the flourish die cut and started building the cluster of embellishments. Once it was all in place I added more paint and topped it all off with a rub of pewter gilding wax on the edges and on the textural elements. Now I just have to decide what to do with it! lol







I've also made this little heart to for an upcoming challenge over at A Great Scheme of Things..we even have our own Facebook page where you can share your creations too! More details on the blog.. here is my heart. Such a  simple thing! I took an MDF heart painted it with gesso and inked it front and back. I then covered it in Pinflair glue and patted sequins all over it and left it to dry. Once dried there were a few loose ones so I covered it all with a heavy layer of PVA glue and added the Prima rose and the leaf die cut, which I inked to match. I then added the hanger and it is ready to add to my Christmas tree in December.. nothing like getting organised! 







I also made this LO too. This is my sisters husband.. they've been married 41 years so I thought he deserved a page in her album too.. so here it is

and.. drum roll.... Finally!! Here is the Mothers day card I made my Mum. 



I do hope you've enjoyed my mammoth catch up.. let me know what your favourite piece is and do pop on over to the new colour scheme blog too! Look forward to seeing you there!

Elaine





10 comments:

  1. Love everything! The altered box is simply stunning and I can tell how much fun you are having with the new toy.
    Congrats on the DT spot, too.

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    1. Thanks Maggie...glad you hopped over for a look. It's nice to share...love my box. Ut I can't decide what to do with it..lol

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  2. So many fun things to look at! Your photograph in your first layout is fabulous! That must be an incredible album. Love all the Cameo cut accents that you added to the page. Your altered projects are so creative and pretty. I, especially, love your Mothers Day card - awesome. Congrats to your sister and BIL on their successful marriage - great page!

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed. Great to see you here with me on my blog.

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  3. Lovely accents to your photos in the first two layouts.
    Rinda

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    1. Thanks you Rinda. It means a lot when people take the time to comment.

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  4. What a mammoth post, lovely things, I especially like the box :-) The cameo is fab, isn't it? Don't get too carried away in the silhouette store though, so many must-have designs in there!

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    1. Oh I Know! Too, too tempting! I must control myself..lol. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my work.

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  5. Well, you are certainly getting some great use out of your cameo! I love mine too - it just produces such wonderful stuff. This is a great catch up of some awesome projects and I can't imagine how happy your sister is with her album - such wonderful layouts

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  6. More congratulations Elaine :-D
    Gorgeous pages and altered items - a great catch up post xxx

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