My shining star

My shining star

Friday, 14 February 2014

Mondays playtime and an altered item

Goodly morning to you lovely bloggers! How are you today? I hope you are well and happy and if not here's a hug! Thanks also for your continued support with my crafty journey - I really do appreciate it!

Today I have two things to share with you - the first is a card which is a take on the second day with Hels on my recent weekend retreat. I did this card with my ladies on Monday and they really enjoyed the techniques and their results:




So to make the back ground we stuck punched strips onto thick card, added texture paste, covered with acrylic paint and then sprayed with cosmic shimmer spray paint before cutting into 4 equal size pieces. The flowers were threaded together and sprayed and the sentiment stamped and added.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

LOTVideastoinspire: Name that tune - Bobby Bare - the diet song
Sunday stamperpinkleart - diamonds

The second piece I want to show you is a practical one - an MDF 'box' to hold remote controls - I've decorated it using the chocolate baroque Mackintosh Beauties stamp set.




The images were painted with luminartes primary elements - the colour scheme was chosen to reflect that in the Our creative corner challenge - plum, blue and brown. The stamping is in brown (sepia) and although the roses look pink they are as plum as I could get them - honestly!!!!!

I'd like to enter this into the challenge at ourcreativecorner6Our Creative Corner - 3 colours.

Thanks for looking - I hope you have a great valentines day - remember the card that I made for Shaun to give me - well neither of us know where it is - so I've given him my Crafty Individuals one - I love this too! Lol!!! I hope he hasn't managed to lose that - not seen it yet!!!!!

Big Hugs to you!

Rachel xx



29 comments:

  1. Great makes , have a fab day! Hugs xtrace x

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  2. Hi Rachel wow I can't believe how creative you are, fabulous projects. Susan xx

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  3. Great box and gorgeous card, love the colours

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  4. Two totally different but equally inspirational pieces of work Rachel.

    B x

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  5. Two gorgeous projects,love them both.xxx

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  6. You really have showcased the techniques from our weekend with Hels beautifully in your card Rachel, I love it. What a great idea too to make something so beautiful to house those pesky tv controls - I love how you mirrored those beautiful Macintosh images with the plum roses too.

    Now with my official hat on, thank you so much for joining us this month at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Two gorgeous projects Rachel, can we do the card sometime when you are here

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  8. Such a gorgeous card, I love the colours and fabulous sentiment.
    Your remote holder looks beautiful, gorgeous images and I love the colours.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  9. Wow what a smashing card Rachel, I love it. I also love the altered remote box, it looks great with the macintosh designs on it.


    Sue xx

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  10. Well that's one very smart looking remote control box Rachel. I'd love to see this in real life and 'share your pain' at finding it tricky to get good photos which show up the colours properly. Maybe trying natural daylight at the weekends is the way forward (if time allows of course)? Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner and for proving you don't always have to stamp in black. Jenny x

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  11. What gorgeous makes, Rachel, I love the card, fabulous design and colours.
    A really pretty storage box, lovely images and colours, have a great weekend, hugs Kate x

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  12. Two great projects Rachel, I bet your ladies enjoyed doing it, Patricia's on the other hand would say it's to messy - well the rebels would. As for your control box it's a great idea but wouldn't work in my house husband would still just leave them all over the place. Hazel xx

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  13. A fabulous card and container for your remote controls - I think we could all do with one of those - lovely bright colours.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. oh hun,you always come up with such,great cards,and designs,and as for the storage box,its stunning,hugs Cherylxxxx

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  15. Hi Rachel thanks for your visit and I did laugh at how you have eaten your dine in a bit at a time...we are just going to be greedy and down the lot tonight ;0) I love your 2 projects, amazing textures and designs. Happy Valentines..lots of love xx

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  16. Hi Rachel, these are fabulous, I love the card it looks brilliant. A great idea for your TV remote controls too. Love the stamps.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  17. Both pieces are stunning hun, and you have shared some lovely techniques that you learnt too. Sadly I am housebound 95% of the time and when I do get out I suffer for three to five days after with a lot more pain - so seeing Hels is not something that will happen in the short term.
    I will have a go at making a background like you have shared - thank you for the inspiration and I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day/Weekend xx

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  18. Ooh! loving your card Rachel the techniques we did with Hels look great in these colours and your remote control holder would brighten up any room. Mo x

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  19. Very pretty card and love your box too. Lovely creations hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  20. Hi there Rachel, two fabulous creations, I just love the way you have done the card. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  21. Brilliant card, great sentiment.
    Love your box, super embellishment and design for a practical box, looks really good.

    Patricia xx

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  22. Your card is so elegant and the MDF box, a super transformation so that it remains practical but is pretty also.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. Love the card great sentiment and love the texture -love the decorated remote box
    carol x

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  24. Like both of your creations but the box to hold the remotes is really clever!

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  25. Loving your take on the techniques you learnt, looks fab as a card... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  26. Great projects Rachel, love the background in your card, TFS how you did it :) Cathy x

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  27. Both amazing projects love them xxx

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  28. Two gorgeous projects Rachel.
    Mags
    x

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  29. Pretty card Rachel, and a clever interpretation of our theme this month!

    Thanks for entering our ‘name that tune’ challenge – good luck!

    Anne x
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