Sunday, 13 June 2010

pretty in pink

Today I am entering into the following challenges:
This is the first time that I'm using my new Sizzix Tim Holtz dies and I chose my two most favourite ones to make this little book. If you click the photos you might be able to see a bit better.

Papers: Doodlebug. I've had these papers forever but I haven't used paper for ages as I tend to use cardstock most of the time, but these papers are just perfect for these little books.

I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz: On the Edge ~ Scallop die for the right hand edges. The dies are only 5.5 inches long and my book is 6.5 inches, but it was easy enough to extend the punched edges.

For the birdcage I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz: Bigz Die ~ Birdcage and cut it out of grungepaper. I then painted it with acrylic paint, let it dry, spritzed it with glimmer mist, let it dry and then added crackle accents.

I cut the bird out of chipboard and painted the main body with crackle paint. For the wing, I used acrylic paint which I then covered with crackle accents.

I attached a lock to a piece of lace at the bottom of the bird cage and you'll find the key nestling in the lace attached to the O-wire.

Well I made this yesterday and today so far have achieved absolutely nothing crafty except to shuffle bits of paper about.

Thank you for looking.



Juls said...

wow this is just stunning!! Love seeing what you have done with your fab purchases!! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

Hi Keeley
Wow this is stunning, love your new dies and the papers and the ribbons just finish it off beautifully.
Christine x

Hannapanna said...

Super cute card. Love the colours and the beautiful details. The new dies from Tim Holtz are fab. I wish I had them too. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

Neet said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love what you have done with the birdcage die an the rest of the piece is just beautiful - colours, design element - everything.

Penni said...

Wow Keeley - Buying those dies and the Big Shot Pro was definately money well spent if you can produce projects like this. I LOVE it, it is absolutely stunning.

I can't wait to see what you come up with next.


SmilynStef said...

Love the dimension of your bird cage and that fabulous crackle paint texture.

Beryl said...

A beautiful project Keeley - and you've achieved for more than I have this weekend.
Beryl xx

Julie said...

Love what you have done with the bird cage die.

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brenda said...

Hi Keeley

Your creation is stunning, such a lovely and unusual layout adn the colours perfect.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

crafty creations said...

Hi Keeley this is absolutely stunning - love the colours you've used and the layout is fab

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Zoechaos said...

Oh so pretty, love how you shaped the carg over the bird looks amazing. Thank you for sharing this with us at TT this week.

Riet said...

What beautiful Keeley,i love your image and your papers.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Fleur said...

Wow this a fab little book, you've put those gorgeous dies to such great use
Thanks for taking part in my challenge over at ALLSORTS this week
Hugz Fleur xXx

pinky said...

Wow Keeley this is stunning, love the shape and texture and gorgeous ribbons to finish. I have been known to shuffle some days too lol. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G this month.

Unknown said...

OMG this is stuning.Thx Playing along with TT

michele said...

Beautiful Keeley! I love the hidden key! perfect hugs xx

zandra said...

So pretty. Love your take on the challenge.
hugz, Z