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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Time flies, using chipboard letters for anything goes.

Hey there bloggers,
Well it is challenge time over at anything goes @ http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/
here is my design for the to the letter challenge.
I decided to go for something other than a card and decorated a Notebook.I firstly crackled the outside using crackle medium and paint.Once dry I coloured using distress inks, these and lots of other supplies are available at the craft den @ http://www.craftden.co.uk/
I used tumbled glass and broken china. I used a Tim holtz mask of a clock to leave some of base colour of book showing through and then removed.The letters were plain chipboard letters, coloured with DI and then over stamped with a clock stamp, then I applied clear rock candy..which crackles when it dries.
The butterfly is a grungeboard butterfly (Tim ) and this was coloured, stamped and crackled in same way as the letters.
The mini butterflies were cut using movers and shapers die from card and coloured using DI, then I added pearls to centres.The flourishes were also cut using Tim Holtz die.
The flowers were made using fantastic paperartsy stamps and the coordinating die, the centres were made using |Tim Holtz washers and brads.
Finally,the centre of the main butterfly was a pen nib.Then the whole piece was assembled.Sorry I forgot to take some step by step photos, will try to remember next time, just got carried away making!!!
Why don't you hop on over to anything goes challenge@ http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/ and have a go and see all the dts fab work. For supplies hop over to the craft den @ http://www.craftden.co.uk/
I am entering this for the following challenges:
 anything but a card @ http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/
no patterned papers @ http://blingitonchallenges.blogspot.com/
flowers @ http://heartsonginspirations.blogspot.com/
flowers @ http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com/
free and easy @ http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/
Have a great day,thanks for stopping by
share the love and leave a comment
 hugs trace x


  1. a gorgeous creation and fabulous flowers thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  2. Very nice, I love the pen nib in the centre of the butterfly, lovely project, Gaynor :)

  3. oh trace hun this is fantastic the colors the detail just brilliant work hun incredible hugs cherylxxxx

  4. Oh WOw Trace! I love covering Notebooks! This is gorgous! Judy x

  5. This is FAB, love the colours you have used and all the details are amazing.
    Hugs Kat xx

  6. Fantastic card, great colors and details :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week :)
    Hugs Lill

  7. Fabbie card Trace, I love the colour scheme and those flowers are truly scrumptious

  8. Beautifully done and so very creative! Love the flowers and the butterflies. Thanks for playing along at Heart Song this week and I hope you're going to share you fantastic work with us again next week.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful colors and details! Thanks for joining us for our Flowers and/or Felt challenge on Heart Song Inspirations. ~chris

  10. Beautifully created! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge. Best, Yvonne

  11. Hi Trace, Congrats on coming in the top three over at Crafts and Me with your tag! Well done you! Judy x

  12. Your altered notebook looks fabulous. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  13. This is downright gorgeous.

  14. Beautiful work Trace. hugs Sharon x

  15. This is CO COOL! The details are AMAZING! Thanks for sharing with us at WHOOPSI DAISY this week ;-)

  16. Love it, colours are fantastic and love the handmad flowers. Thanks for playing with The Emerald Faerie Challenge, x

  17. Amazing work, Trace! Just love the colors and the cool details!
    Hugs Annette

  18. A really beautiful project, I love everything about it, from the colour to all of your creative additions. Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping. Caz


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