Saturday, 1 June 2013

Feeling Blue - Country View Crafts


I decided to create a frame using the negatives from the alteration dies arch and framed postage stamp and also a mini cabinet die.


I created a shadow box back from a piece of chipboard as I wanted to create some depth.


The images are a mixture of PaperArtsy, Lynne Perrall stamps - LPC005, 022 & 023.  The bottom left image is Dina Wakley's grunge tree. The main image was stamped in versamark onto glossy white card and heat embossed with black embossing powder and fussy cut out leaving a very small white border.

The images on the outside of the frame were coloured with the blues of the distress ink markers.  The image on the right was stamped directly onto the frame with black stazon and outline with a white posca pen.

The outside frame was painted with a mixture of beach hut and south pacific freso paint.  The inner (arch frame) was run through the cuttlebug script embossing folder, painted in baltic blue and hi-lighted with PaperArtsy pewter treasure gold.

I re-cut the mini cabinet die with blue paper and mounted it on the chipboard piece.  I cut a piece of patterned paper for the inside of the box and assembled the box.  The mini cabinet was adhered with 2mm 3d foam to give it some depth. The arch layer was placed directly on top of the box and postage stamp frame was adhered with 1mm 3d foam.


This photo shows the depth I managed to achieve using the shadow box and 3d foam.

I joined in with the Country View Crafts blog challenge in April and was lucky enough to be picked out as the winner of their random draw.  I won a £20 gift voucher and the chance to join their DT for June.  So naturally I accepted, the theme is die cuts and my piece has been show cased on the blog here.



13 comments:

Deborah said...

Wow, that's fabulous!

chrissies said...

Great idea to use the left over bits in this way Sam. Pleased that you won and your piece is showcased.

Love Chrissie xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A wonderfully inspiring work of art Sam, I love the 3D effect you have achieved and the colours and stamps are beautiful. So pleased you joined us with a guest spot this month at CVC.
Have a happy weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x
PS I didn't know who you were at Ally Pally so next time I see you I will say hello. X

Marianne said...

What a great idea, using the frames and it turns out so beautiful. Awesome creation!! Have a nice weekend,
xxx Marianne

Samantha Read said...

This is great Sam, love it! Wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

Pinksparklegirl said...

Wow stunning piece of work so vibrant and the depth you have created is wonderful

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous project Sam - great box and stunning embellishments and colours. Love it! Lovely to have you with us at CVC x

Have a lovely weekend.

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Sam. You are good at layering up your frames and the dark blue really pops. Congrats on your win - well deserved!

Alison said...

What a fabulous project Sam! Congrats on your GD spot! xxx

Helen said...

Just playing catch up. this is gorgeous. and well done on the GD spot.

butterfly said...

Fantastic make, Sam - huge congrats on the GD spot - so well deserved!
Alison x

Neet said...

Congratulations on both counts Sam - a beautiful piece - love the bunting which I would never have thought to use. It all looks simply great!
Hugs, Neet xx

Sue said...

This is brilliant Sam, I love how 3D it is, you really have a way with those dies. Congrats on your GD spot xx

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