Saturday 26 May 2012

Anything But A Card with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today sees the next challenge at the

with the very talented Jane choosing the theme of

Anything But A Card

now this week we are sponsored by
who is offering the winner a $15 voucher

So here is what I created for your inspiration, but don't forget to hop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the other fabulous creations.

I made a note holder for one of my colleagues that was sadly leaving us for pastures new.  
The original piece came from the Hobby House.  I gave it a good two coats of gesso, followed by a smearing of sand acrylic paint.  I added some gorgeous papers from Grimsby Crafts and gave it a good old dusting of TH vintage photo for that over worn look.  

Then to decorate
I added a spray of flowers original ivory white from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I air brushed in YG25 and again distressed with good old TH distress inks and added some leaves and some gorgeous Cheery Lynn butterflies along with the spellbinders die cut scroll  holding the sentiment. Around the edges and down the butterfly centres I added a pale green liquid pearl.

Here are some close ups

and then I played with my photo suite
I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Fab N Funky - New Beginning (New Job)
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes

enjoy the rest of your day


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow what a gorgeous box you have made kate.
beautiful paper.

greetings karin

Curly said...

This is divine, I love the papers and the roses and the butterflies, it kinda makes you think of a beautiful water feature, with the dotted paper being where the fish have just come up to catch today lunch lol

Have a lovely weekend,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Jennifer said...

The box is gorgeous, Kate! You have created such lovely little touches, and your collegue will surely LOVE it. She is very lucky to receive such a lovely keepsake.

Jennifer. x

Misty's said...

Hi Kate
I adore this! Such a fantastic make! Love every bit of it. I would not even know where to start to make it and it looks sturdy too.
Michaela and DP xx

sam21ski said...

Oooh I'm sure I know who this is for and where her new pastures are. I don't know her yet, but I'm sure she will love it.

Sam xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful little box .. so pretty
Lisa x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous box Kate, I like the papers you have used the flowers and the butterflies, great gift idea.
kevin xx

Shirley said...

Beautiful box, and what a lovely gift!
Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky this week!

angelwhispers said...

Kate this is so beautiful and just love the papers you have used! Chanelle xx

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous creation.....

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Kate....:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Joey said...

Oh WOW Kate, how pretty is this! love the style of this box and you have used the most gorgeous papers! fab job hun. Joey x

Sandra H said...

Hi Kate, Oh this is just so adorable:)x

Unknown said...

Hi Kate, gorgeous creation, love the colour of the design paper and all the glitter it has. Great job! You parcel still hasn't arrived. I'm afraid we may safely assume by now it got lost in the mail. So sorry for all your trouble! Don't you hate it when the mail sc...s up?! Hugs, Frea

Karen P said...

Kate that is so pretty, love the MME papers you've used and the butterflies are stunning hugs Karen x

coops said...

wow this is beautiful kate.i love the vintage colours and really pretty details :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Kate - I'm sure your colleague loved it to bits.


Karen x

Sonia said...

Gorgeous box,Kate:) beautiful papers, green flowers and sweet butterflies :)
Big hug,

Hazel said...

beautiful Kate - I love these boxes and you have decorated it too perfection!

Thanks for dropping in and leaving me a comment.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Hazel xx

Sue said...

WOW, Kate, this is absolutely gorgeous! This friend is never going to forget you, with this beautiful reminder. Fabulous!


America said...

WOW! This is wonderful! Love it.

Wendy said...

So beautiful Kate...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week this week.
Wendy xx

Rach83 said...

Beautiful box, Kate. I'm sure this will be treasured for years to come. A great send off for your colleague.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week. Our next challenge launches tomorrow - hope you'll play along.

Rachel x

ladyjanet_56 said...

Love this little Project Kate but when don't I? I think a quicky lesson about Gesso when we next meet would be good. Isn't it sad when a friend or Collegue leaves to ventures new( was it because you cleaned up?) Have a great week-end Janet

sweetpea said...

Beautiful box. Something your friend will keep and remember you Jan :)x

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