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Wednesday 24 August 2011

take time to smell the flowers!

Hey there bloggers,
Hoping you like my new feel blog with new background!
It has been wonderfully sunny here today and a real joy except for the wasps!!!!aargh!!!
Anyway, back to crafting I have finally finished my piece for the stampman challenge!!!!, so here it goes:-

I am pleased with this piece as it is not the colours I would usually use, I tend to go for the cooler colours and to use summer colours made me nervous but determined to give it a go!!!!!!!!
 I am entering this box for 2 challenges:
the stampmanchallenge, which is anything goes using summer colous@ http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/
and handmade flowers @

The box was painted and then crackled using crackle medium and a second painted layer. I then coloured using distress inks in - wild honey, spiced marmalade and barn door. I applied the colours lightly.I then overstamped the box with a Tim text stamp, using black soot distress ink.
The flowers were made by spritzing a piece of canvas with tattered angels glimmer mist in : sherbert, dreamsicle and lemon zest...good enough to eat!!!
When dry I cut flowers using the Tim Holtz tattered foral die. The flowers were then overstamped with a Tim script stamp.Once shaped I glued the layers adding a brad to centre of smallest layer.

The flourish is a Tim Holtz flourish cut from grungepaper,painted black and then dabbed lightly with tarnished brass crackle and when dry black soot rubbed in, the distress ink I mean not real soot, that would be mad!!!!
The sentiment is from Tim again and the frame surround is grungeboard, painted with tarnished brass crackle paint and black soot distress ink rubbed in.

Anyway bloggers the rain is now coming down, typical!!I feel I have rambled enough but just have one last photo to share , my 3 beautiful childrens debut into blogland!

Anyway, thats all for now bloggers!
Thanks for stopping by, share the love and leave a comment.............it makes my day!
ta trace x


  1. Gorgeous box, the flowers are stunning and I love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at the Fashionable Stamping Challenge and The Stamp Man. Sue C x

  2. Love the box and the colours work really well.

  3. Hi Trace, I have just stumbled upon your blog and with a name like inkypinky (take a look at my blog and you will see what I mean! lol) I just had to place a comment. Love the vintagey look of your box and love the format of your blog too. Good luck with it and have a lovely weekend. Judy x

  4. ps. I could not see a link to follow you?

  5. Super box Trace, love all the stamping work you have put into it and those flowers are fantastic.

    Thanks for sharing this creation with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x


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