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Tuesday 17 January 2012

Just playin the blues!!!

Well hey there,
Bet you wondered where I had gone!!!Been busy busy and sadly not all crafty busy, but I did have time to have a little play...so here she is...a teeny tiny quicker project..playing with the blues:
I started by crackling this little notebook and once dry I coloured using various blue distress inks.When these were dry I stamped script randomly over the cover using faded jeans, which I haven't used for ages and only found when rummaging for another colour, well what yummy colour!!I added some Tim tissue wrap, so hooked on this I had to have the other design!!!I had pre coloured the tissue wrap with picket fence distress stain and DI, then added some script stamp.The flower as made from grungepaper and I used a flower stamp from The Artistic Stamper set flower power to make it.I inked and spritzed with perfect pearls mist in turquoise and blasted with my heat gun!
Those of you who stopped by woyww, will have seen some flowers, my first in progress, and oh dear have I started something mow!!!!I am hooked....these are so fab!!!
Anyway, onwards.
I made the leaves from coloured tissue wrap and used a leaf stamp from the Artistic stamper and some crystal stems. To finish I added an Eco board, coloured with DI and sentiment added...I love this sentiment!

The little butterfly is the final addition, again coloured using DI and perfect pearls...
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back on Wednesday with my third offering for visiting artist at Gingersnaps,ooh and woyww....see you then, I hope!
I am entering this for the following competitions:
y for  you choose @ http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
in blues @ http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/
anything but a card @ http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.com/
anything goes in blue @ http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by, all your kindly comments make my day,
Have a fab inky day
Hugs trace x


  1. Just love this! Blue is usually my favourite colour (though I have a few others!!) and I love this.

  2. oh hun this is stunning amazing design,just love Blue hugs Cherylxxx

  3. Gorgeous piece, love all the tones of blue.

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week and good luck!

  5. This is brilliant Trace! I just love everything about it! Judy x

  6. oh a great take on this weeks theme at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have candy if you are interested:)

  7. This is beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge' this week.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  8. That's a dream in blue, such a fantastic piece of art.

  9. This is beautiful, love the colours and embellies. Thanks for joining in our challenge this month over at Little Claires, hugs Heidi x

  10. Hello!

    This is truly beautiful. I love the color blue and this is perfection! Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  11. That is such a gorgeous creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  12. So pretty.............really lovely. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

  13. This looks gorgeous. Love the shabby chic look & those lovely gems & flower. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge this week.
    Andie xx

  14. Thanks for joining our "Anything goes with blue" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  15. Beautiful project. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

  16. this is so pretty. love it

    thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope you join us next time too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

  17. This is so gorgeous, love the colours and scrummy embellies. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x


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