Sunday, 3 May 2009

I have had a busy day, another Long post!!!!!

As I have already told you all I didn't achieve very much yesterday but I think I have made up for it today.

I have had this little wooden crib knocking around the house for a couple of years now and never quite knew what to do with it until today. The crib measures just 4" high, 4" wide and 6" long, it looks bigger in the photo!

Well I finally decided to do something with it and this is how it looks now

I painted the crib using Laura Ashley paint in Ivory, I also used Laura Ashley Peony to paint the small side rails. I took my Rubber Stamp tapestry Stamps and my SU Certainly Celery, Rose, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum inks to stamp the design.

I then decided to make a small acrylic album to go in it and as it only measures 2.25" x 4.5" I filled it with Baby Girl Poems that I printed onto vellum.

The front cover complete with pram charm.

First 2 pages

Next 2 pages

Last 2 pages

The back cover which I have made to look like a patchwork quilt

The album inside the crib

I am not sure if this will be a gift for someone at work or go in my collection for the Baby shop


I then decided it was time to look at today's challenge on 365 Cards and today it is Day 64 - Super Sketch Sunday

Here is today's sketch

I had a project in mind and as soon as I saw the challenge on Colour Create I knew I was going to combine the 2 challenges.

The challenge on Colour Create has been chosen by Mina using this picture as inspiration and the colours Red, Cream and Chocolate with the added option of using ribbon.

Yummy isn't it?

Well here is my card for the challenge on 365 cards

For my card I cut a card base at 4" x 3.5" out of Bazzill Java so it would fit inside the box, I used a scrap of the same PP from Creative Imaginations and a length of ribbon to cut across the design. I stamped the swirl with my Rhonna farrer stamps using Dk. Brown stazon and added the 3 pearls. I finished the design by adding the Red Flower threaded with the Brown Mother of pearl Button.
I then started my project for the Colour Create challenge.
I bought this little box at the car boot sale for 50p a few weeks ago, it was just plain wood so here is what I have done with it using the colours from Colour Create and the Sketch from 365 Cards

I painted the outside of the box with Chocolate Truffle mat emulsion ( it looks Black in the photo but it is a rich chocolate brown) I then cut the PP to fit diagonally across the box lid, the PP is from a collection that I bought a while ago by Creative Imaginations.
I used my Rhonna farrer stamps to stamp the swirls and added the pearls, I used a length of rather luscious Cream braid to follow the line of the paper, this is my ribbon.

This PP is called cream lines and has a scalloped edge which I cut so it was along both the bottom and left side of the lid, I used the holes in the scallops to attach buttons by stitching them in a line using Linen thread and the holes as a guide.

The inside of the box has been painted using Laura Ashley Ivory paint and has another piece of the PP stuck to the bottom of the inside of the box.

The box with gift card inside
I think this would make a lovely Jewelry box for someone.
Well that's all form me today but I am not at work tomorrow so maybe I will get time to play some more.
Hope you like my projects, if you do please leave me a comment, I really appreciate them


rie said...

It's amazing how you can take something so simple and turn it into something so beautiful i think there both lovely
love Marie xx

Dawn said...

Gosh how wonderful is your crib - it is stunning and your card is fantastic too!

Avril Ann said...

WOW you have been busy, you put me to shame, sitting here blogging and watching QVC being served hand and foot, LOL. The Crib is absolutely stunning, and your cards for the challenges are just awesome, good luck with them. love Avril xx

Karen Lee said...

Oh gave us so much to look at today!! You did an awesome job on that little crib. It is so, so sweet. I love all of your projects!!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Rose said...

My you sure did make up for yesterday!! what an adorable crib, and a fantastic job of stamping!!! And the album WOW is all i can say!! love the pomes and how it fits into the crib. what a great gift for a baby shower this would make :-) You have a Baby shop? can I rent a baby for a day as we only have one GD and she is 7yrs old and I need a baby fix? LOL

Your 365 card is super!!the pearls add so much, and the desert looks yummy, makes me want one.OK i'm too lazy to make the cake so will just enjoy the pic LOL

Oh that box is awesome!!! I just love visiting your blog and seeing what you create each day :-) hope you have a great day tomorrow.

Jana said...

Wonderful projects. That baby stuff is adorable. And the chest to match the card for the sketch today is so very pretty. Very talented.

Fi said...

Wow Maz, you have been very busy, Just amazing creations.

misteejay said...

What a stunning little crib & album. The cards are super have been busy.

Toni :o)

Ann said...

Ohhhh, my word! You've been busy creating such gorgeous things! I love them all!

Sharon said...

Fabulous makes Maz. That crib is absolutely stunning! You completely transformed it with your wonderful decoration. I love the card and matching box. The flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

paylin said...

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and for your comments on my blog. You have a lovely blog here too....

Happy Crafting
Takecare n regards.

~amy~ said...

You are one busy lady!!! Love all your projects!!!

suemon said...

Wo you have been busy everything look gorgeous, and the crib amazing. What a lovely start to my day, checking out there beautiful creations on your blog.

Bobbi........ said...

your card is great, I really love the box.

Birgit said...

The crib is beautiful-what a great idea and so well done. The dessert is decadent and looks soooooo good and your card is so lovely!

lorna said...

wow maz, your crib is just gorgeous, love it, and i just love your box, great stuff, lorna x

Tami Wood said...

thanks for the blog love. Your work is blowing me away. WOW is all I can say and so beautiful. I am adding you to my favorites right now before I go to bed. thanks so much. This 365 Blog is just what I need right now as I've been really sad lately and I put stamping on the backburner.

kristie sessions said...

ok, first of all, you totally rock!!!! Nice work on your amazing projects. I was delighted to see that crib because I was thinking of doing the same thing for the one we have in the play room. great minds think alike right!? Such a cute gift with that book. And LOve your job with the sketch. You have been bizzzzy!
love to you this week!

Kim Piggott said...

What a fabulous card!
Love those colours and your gorgeous detail!
Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Create!
kim x

Vicky said...

holy cow, everything is just amazing!!! i LOVE that crib - that is so adorable! Your card for the sketch is just beautiful! Great job, Maz!

LORi said...

Your work is fab!!!

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