Friday, 26 April 2013

PA: Inspired By:

This week over on the PaperArtsy Blog Suzanne Czosek has been showcasing some uber cool projects, I was really inspired by her #2nd make and really wanted to try the technique for my challenge piece.
 I took an old book, removed the innerds, did a light wash of white linen dylusions over the whole cover then converted it into a box.
I die-cut a few of the 'PA dragonflies' from 'metal card', I embossed them and a TH frame and cut it out to fit the front of the book.
I then channelled my inner Suzanne to re-create the technique she had used on her piece.
I used 'eggplant' 'south pacific' and 'pansy' frescos.
I didn't have the same embossing stuff so used some Snazzys own 'turquoise sparkle' which is AWESOME, The stamping in the background is 'snowflake' with a touch of gold embossing using 'script mini #61'.
I used the antenna of the dragonfly as the clasp to keep the box shut as being metal card it holds it shape quite well.
I really enjoyed making this, and love how the embossing powder changes the colours of the paint.
Till next time,
Stay Inky
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18 comments:

Helen said...

wow, Nicky that is so clever, and it looks fabulous! Love the colours you chose.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow, this is brilliant!

Krisha said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous!! What did you make the sides of the box out of? Such a great idea, may have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Nicky - lovely colours. I can see you really enjoyed making this!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous, love the colours. The dragonfly tails are fabulous. Love the effect you have achieved with the embossing on the dragonflies and the frame. Lovely! Judith xx

inkypinkycraft said...

This looks great,love all the embossed details nd gorgeous colours! Trace x hugs x

Astrid Maclean said...

Only one word for this, - STUNNING!!!!!

isisimaginings.com said...

So gorgeous, I love it.

sam21ski said...

Love how you've used the TH embossing folder, it looks great with those colours, as do your butterflies - gorgeous.

Sam xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and tactile! I think your blog is terrific too! Really enjoyed my visit. xox

Gillian .... said...

Glad you were inspired to play along, this is beautiful, love all the textures and the colours are stunning, great use of the TH die. Thanks for joining in our GD challenge this week. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely brilliant, Minxy!

Lucy x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the effect of the turquoise embossing powder. Gorgeous idea with the book cover and the embossed edges. Glad you joined in on the challenge this week!

Craftyfield said...

Stunning make ! The colours are right up my street and I love the TH frame with dry embossing and that turquoise sparkle.

Ann said...

Gorgeous......stunning...lush.....fanulous!! Iloves it Minxy, beautiful colours too, fab project. Tfs
Hugs Ann xxx

Leandra Franich said...

Superb Nicky, you've got technique down pat! Love it!

Lin said...

Wow nicky this is stunning...lovely colours xx

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning what a fantastic idea for an old book. Awesome :-) Kezzy xxx