Imagine my excitement when Arielle from ColourQ Challenges told me that I was to be a Guest Designer for this week! Her challenges are always fun and I was not disappointed when I saw her inspiration:
Now, I must confess that this has an Asian feel to it and I have never been very good at interpreting that style. Normally I would just take the colors and run with my own thing, but I decided to go “literal” and try to re-create the design….with a few little changes. I started by making a little pizza box…
It’s little….only about two inches square…..decorated with some flowers from Eastern Blossoms, some punched Boho Blossoms filled with microbeads, and a little sentiment from PTI’s Mixed Messages. Inside is this little hand-crafted pin I made:
Here’s another view:
This was made by stamping a square of Bashful Blue cardstock with various images. I then added some mini rhinestones and covered the entire piece with Versamark and Glassy Glaze EP and heated it up. I gave it two more coats of GG, then mounted it on a double backing of Basic Black cardstock cut with a Nestie, and added a pin back.
Now to complete my little gift set, I made a simple card:
Here they are all together:
Each piece has it’s own different feel but together they make an interesting set! I really enjoyed creating each piece.
- Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Mixed Messages & Believe, PTI
- Paper: Bashful Blue, WW, Basic Black, Taken with Teal
- Ink: Palette Noir, Real Red, Taken with Teal
- Acc: Markers, Rhinestones, Boho Blossom Punch, Nesties, Gingham Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Glassy Glaze EP, MicroBeads, Circle Punches
Just an update on my dad—he did come home and is staying with my sister for a while until he feels better. That is truly an answer to prayer and thank you ALL who prayed and commented!!!