Sunday, 26 February 2012

Spring is in the Air

Well after working on my Art Journal  (see previous post) I was relaxed and enjoying my creative time so stayed at my desk and made a couple more projects. The weather here has been beautiful and spring like putting me in the mood to use fresh, pastel colours. First  a card made using two colours I don’t  go to often, Blue and Yellow -
The damask and corner stamps are from Debbie Moore and the sentiment is a Penny Black. I’ve stamped on manila cardstock and clear embossed before colouring over with distress ink  - the embossing is a resist.  The card blank is coloured with the same ink and a darker shade used to stamp the corners. Flowers, pearls and lace finish the job.  I’m sharing this card here -
My next Spring themed creation is an altered box (shaped like a book) and the first project I'm sharing using Friendly Plastic which I have recently been brave enough to try and am in love with ! I first applied Gesso, then Crackle paint before stamping with leaves and flowers (stamps by Stamp Addicts). 
SD533211The Friendly Plastic is embedded with buttons and beads and a flower sequin. I’m really quite pleased with how it turned out as I’m still really experimenting with FP.  The box is for spare die cut letters.
I’m sharing this here -
I hope you’re all enjoying nice weather too..thanks for visiting…Esther xx


  1. Esther, these projects are AMAZING! I love the template for JUGS!! WOWZAS!!! STUNNING! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  2. Hi Esther, just noticed you entered this for Stampalot (it's gorgeous by the way), but you need to pop back and add you link again as it didn't register so none of the DT will know you entered.

    I popped a note at the top of the blog as Mr L seems to playing games with us.

    B x

  3. Hello Esther. What beautiful colours you have layered onto this card. Love the delicate design and I like how your sentiment is the focal point. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  4. Gorgeous card, love the vintagey/spring (if that's possible lol) feel you have given your creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. A beautiful card and a fabulous box, a great idea for storing spare die cut letters.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Hi Esther, I sooo love what you've done with the FP. Not tried mine yet - a bit nervous, lol, you know what I'm like with a glue gun! I love your card as well, the blue and yellow look gorgeous together.

    Maria x

  7. love, Love, LOVE what you have done with the FP terrific blending and all the great little embedded bits. Your box altogether looks fabulous and so useful we can never have enough storage!

    The first card is simply beautiful XOXO Zoe

  8. Beautiful card.Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot! Ruth :)

  9. Very cool project! I love your 3D project! That plastic stuff is really cool! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  10. I love them, the second one is so perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  11. I love your book. Beautiful colours!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  12. Both projects are gorgeous! Love the color palette and the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia-DT

  13. Wonderful card & that book shaped box is amazing - I love the Friendly Plastic :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  14. This is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays.

  15. Wonderful card!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  16. Two lovely projects Esther. Your first card is perfect for our spring colours challenge. Thanks so much for joing us at The Stamp Man.

  17. I love your 'book' fab idea

  18. Both projects are simply lovely! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations :)

  19. Congratulations on your lovely card being chosen as a Ginger Gem at Gingersnap Creations!



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