Friday, 1 April 2011

AS Challenge

Today see's the start of a brand new challenge over on the Artistic Stamper Team Blog
The theme this month is
'Build It Up'
My brain hit a blank to start with, I knew I didn't just want to layer up a card, and the only thing that I could think that had lots of dimension was flowers, lots and lots of flowers. So I grabbed my Flower Blooms, Flower Power & Flower Fever stamps and set to work.
I stamped as many as I could fit onto a sheet of 12x12 retro grunge paper in all the sizes.
I then spent a lovely afternoon in front of the TV cutting them all out.
When that was done I randomly put them together in different combinations, some patterned side up, some plain, curling each one as i went along, I put them together with maya road trinket pins adding a small hole punched circle and some glossy accents at the end to hold them in place.
Next I covered a small collage box with piece of retro grunge paper
When all the blooms were assembled I arranged them on to a block of polystyrene foam, but just before doing this is topped the foam with some of the same paper as i'd used on the frame, that way if there were any gaps you wouldn't see the white foam.
Then it was just a case of placing the foam into the frame.
I though I had finished but looking at it I knew something was missing!
So I got out my Tick Tock butterflies set, stamped and cut 8 small butterflies from the left over paper.
I placed them in sets of 2 adding a wire antenna and long coiled wire in between them.
They finished off the piece just right.
I hope you've managed to stay awake till the end, I know it's been a long post today, but i thank you for your visit {and sorry for the april fools bluff}
I look forward to seeing what all of you will 'Build Up'
StAy InKy
♥ HUGZ ♥
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27 comments:

craftytrog said...

Wot are you like?! Happy April hun! Your flowers & frame are awesome, such a brilliant idea! xxx

Helen said...

You got me there, me who got married on April Fool's Day.... don't ask!!! It didn't last...
Love your flowers!!!!

Kaz said...

I must admit when I saw this I thought Oh No whats happened!! LOL you got me!! The flowers are fab!!Will come back later when I finished work to read it in more depth, small child needing attention....KIds!! thanks Minxy xx
kazxx

Sid said...

Fab and very dimensional !!

papillon said...

as punishement you should be forbidden to scrap for the rest of the day! lol as for the 'build up' i'm still awake and all ready to... 'build up': your lovely bouquet makes me want to scrap! so sweet!

Anita said...

Ha ha ha, brilliant!!!!

Gorgeous creation, thanks for giving instructions on creating too.

Happy April Fool's day. Anita x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Give Up Crafting??? NEVER lol :) I am in awe at the project today, it is truly gorgeous :) Need my craft room, so I can be creative rather than wasting my energy getting everything out before crafting :)

sam21ski said...

Well you DIDN'T fool me. There is no way in this world you'd give it up at the minute with all the wonderful stuff you are creating. Long may it last and happy april fools to you too!!!

Artyjen said...

You minx Minx! LOL Give up crafting I never heard such tosh!!!
Anyways........This is fabulous and I've just realised I threw a piece of poly foam in the bin two days ago...must go and retreave it to give this a go. ;)
xoxo Sioux

Laura said...

who could ever guve up crafting !!!!! hehehehe Love this, the layers are amazing xxxx

Gillian said...

Naughty naughty Minxy ha ha ha.
Loving your layered flowers, just gorgeous. xxxxxxx

Carol said...

My first reation ~ NO...I just found this amazing crafter ~ than I remembered what today is! LOL fabulous job on the flowers! TFS

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh you little Minx!! You really had me worried there for a minute!

Love your beautiful flower creation!

Angelnorth said...

Great dimensional piece Minxy, love it!

Gillian said...

Mwwahhh Minxy, never ever ever lol, loving this explosion of colours/layers, really funky:) x

Rachelxx said...

Gorgeous creation! Very creative :-)

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is so gorgeous!!!

hazel said...

Beautiful piece. I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Lori said...

Totally gorgeous! Love all those flowers!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love all the flowers, must have taken you ages but well worth the effort, stunning and I really like the addition of the Maya Road pins. Tracy x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Very clever interpretation of the them, must have taken forever, the end result is fab though well worth the effort.

Marie

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW, such a FABULOUS flower frame!!!

Dawn said...

Well this so works doesn't it. And all that cutting gluing must of taken ages (how do you watch TV and cut beautiful flowers out at the same time)? lol

Love Dawn xx

Piddawinkle said...

fab work Minxy, by this time next week I will be broke and possibly in my overdraft, whoop whoop

Jingle said...

This is fabulous!

Juls said...

this is so gorgeous and creative!! Love the dimension! Hugs Juls

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful piece, the flowers are fabulous.