Thursday, 10 January 2013

Fresco Overload!

Sorry you've not seen alot of blog action so far this year.. But i've been having far to much fun actually playing with my supplies, not just looking at them.
My latest flavour of the month {well the past few months to be honest} is Paper Artsy's yummy Fresco chalk paints and Treasured gold waxes.
So when I saw on the PA blog that there was a challenge I lept into action with my PA supplies...
This was the first thing I made:
 I used the fab fresco crackle which gives amazing effects.
Did a bit of stamping using the 'swirls & curls 2' and 'squiggly ink mini', I coloured in the dragonflies with some ruby treasured gold.
And finished with little metal feet and some pretty dotty paper to finish the inside.
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When I went back to see about linking my project I actually took a moment to READ the post and it it would seem I got a little too carried away..
In all the excitement of hearing PA had taken on my buddy Gillian and them having new Guest Designer slots I missed 1 crucial detail... My challenge piece was s'posed to be 'inspired' by Michelle, the first Guest Designer.. Oops!!
Not to worry though, It just gave me a chance to get out my PA supplies all over again and play some more..
This time I made a tag...
I did try altering a little gift bag with the same colours Michelle used for her first piece but with disastrous effects, so I changed up the colours and went back to basic with a tag and was much happier with the results. I used one of the stamp and die sets, stamping on the tag, then die cutting and stamping on plastic packaging to give more interest.
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Well done if you made it to the end of today's post, Next time i'll try and read what i'm doing and not let myself get caught up in the moment!! {although it's not a bad thing}
Thanks for stopping by and All the best to Gillian and all the guest designers, I look forward to viewing all the lovely things i'm sure are to come.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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16 comments:

Netrix said...

Love both pieces Nicky, glad you read it wrong!.....we got to see 2 fab creations instead of 1
X

Art Journey said...

Both Beautiful! As much as I dislike pink, that box is too cute!

Helen said...

How gorgeous! the little box is so sweet; but I really really love the tag, the colours are great.

inkypinkycraft said...

Minxy I think both your makes are fab, I LOVE tags and love the colour combo you have used in your tag... I need to braver with colours!! both fab makes..glad you have been having fun! trace x

Sandy Jones said...

They came out just WOW,,and lily wash out your month right now young lady,,not like pink indeed,,lol

And you had so much fun playing it was lovely being one of the lucky ones that got to watch,,,

Leandra Franich said...

fabulous Nicky! Telepathic channelling of Frescos suits you! LOL

Leandra x

Astrid Maclean said...

Both projects are fab Minxy!! So much detail to admire...
Know what you mean about reading long posts lol, yep these kind of things have happened to me too. You made the very best of it though, the tag is really cool too!

craftimamma said...

These are great Nicky. Your little box is cute and smashing crackle. The tag is a stunner and fab use of colour and stencils. I need more contrasting colours in my collection and then the courage to mix them, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Juls said...

such fabulous creations! Hugs Juls

isisimaginings.com said...

They're both gorgeous!

butterfly said...

Love both pieces... and I couldn't agree more - isn't the PaperArtsy stuff just insanely good?! Fabulous crackle on your gorgeous altered box, and it's a great tag too...
Alison x

craftytrog said...

Two fabulous projects Nicky! Love the colours on your tag! xxx

Gillian .... said...

Yay glad you managed to play along, both projects are great (is one for me lol),thanks for the good luck wishes. xx

Netty said...

Loving your pretty box Nicky and fab tag. x

Michelle Webb said...

What a great tag Nicky, love the colours and I love those stamps too. Great technique using the paint on the tag. The box is flippin awesome, I love it, the crackle looks so cool. Two amazing projects. Michelle x

hazel said...

Two brilliant pieces Nicky, I love the box.
xxx Hazel.