Sunday, 14 August 2011

Bright and beautiful

This is my first ever go at the Crafty Individuals challenge which for August is Bright and Beautiful.  Well this piece certainly qualifies for the 'bright' half of the challenge using my favourite combination of distress inks, broken china, worn lipstick, mustard seed and spiced marmalade, plus of course some Crafty Individual stamps - CI 034, 272 and 278.
Decided to do a slide mount flag-tag book but as I only had one slide mount left I had to make my own, colouring them, and the folded tags that hold them with the four colours of ink.  The images in the slides are from one of the CI books, and the shrinkies attached to the fastening thread and below the first tag/slide are also CI .

This is the sort of project I love, colour, inks and my favourite stamps, I hope you like it too.
This picture shows the front cover with the shrink plastic image.  I stamped CI034 with pearl dabber so it has a lovely shimmer in real life.

This view shows the inside with the four tags holding the slide mounts.


...and finally, the slides, out of their holding tags - they are attached with multi-coloured threads.

I told you it was bright!!!

18 comments:

Neet said...

WOW Ann, that is fabulous! Caz should be proud of the various "takes" on her version that are now coming out. Long live Vicky Stampers.
Thanks for the offer of the "push" but I think the idea is to get me at the top of a hill, for you to jump on the back (Sorrel on my knee of course) and for us to hurtle down. Now that would make a terrific stamp!

Von said...

Cor you do learn some fantastic things at your monthly meeting :) brilliant !
Von x

Jean Hardy said...

Amazing project - and incredibly bright and very beautiful! Thanks for joining in the challenge. Jean

JoZart said...

That is fantastic Ann, beautifully bright and seems to me to epitomise Summer. Lovely take on the slide mount book from last week. thanks for your comment on my post.
Love Jo x

pat said...

Beautiful colors! I love the slide mount idea; can you still find these?

hazel said...

This if fabulous Ann - gorgeous bright colours.
xxx Hazel.

cockney blonde said...

Fabaroo Ann, its brill. Certainly bright but really beautiful too. Good luck with the challenge, x

florenceandfreddie said...

Super project Ann. Wow! such a lot of work.
Regards Florence x

Ephemera said...

Ooh this stunning, it's bright but oh so beautiful! X

Elaine said...

Wow - I thought the cover looked great but all the inside is wonderful!!

cockney blonde said...

Congrats on being selected as a Top 5 by Crafty Individuals. Onwards and Upwards, x

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful, Ann - just saw this on the CI site - well done, you! It's beautifully done and the colorus are amazing. xxxx

Diane said...

This is soooo stunning, Ann and a well deserved winner of the challenge! Well done!
Diane x

Anne E said...

Congratulations, it's really lovely. Anne x

Glennis said...

Congratulations Ann, I did not realize that was you when I saw the results

Craftgirl said...

Ann I love your take on my project and you are a worthy winner. D.I.'s are my favourite inks too.
Carol C aka Caz

Jack said...

Stunning - a well deserved win. xx

lilyf said...

This is stunning Ann - love your project and congratulations on your win - a worthy winner.