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Sunday, 24 June 2012


Hi Folks, well I'm still at my Parents' house, so this is a scheduled post. A few weeks ago I was asked by the lovely Suzee and Abbie to become part of the Design Team for the Altered Elusions and Card Artitude blog. This is a different type of work for me to a lot of my usual design team work, and I was very happy to join the team. I rarely work with digital images, although i have lots of fabulous images stored on my computer. If you scroll back through the history of my blog, (way back!), you will find some examples of digi crafting, but I mostly make digital items to sell.
The Altered Elusions Blog is a fortnightly challenge Blog, which started two weeks ago. I couldn't take part for the first challenge, as I had my fabulous buddies staying with me, and so I am now joining in for Challenge two, which is 'Vintage'.
My first submission uses a lovely image from Christine of two little birds. I wanted to make the colouring realistic, so I googled 'brown budgies'. Did any of you know that there is a Cinnamon Budgie? That really appealed to me! Anyway, I made an easel card using die cuts, and actually used my Big Shot Pro for the first time! The papers are from a Prima paper stack, and I have used a Crealie die for the leaves, and a Marianne die to make the little flowers, which I coloured with Pan Pastels.


The sentiment is one from Waltzing Mouse.

My second project is a little altered box that I have painted with Eco Green paints, edged with Distress Inks, then rubbed on some Inka Gold paste. I added some metal lace cut from a Tim Holtz die around the side of the box lid. I coloured some wooden tiles with Distress Inks to make the words for the box lid, and added a glass heart and large key charm. I decoupaged the main image, which I coloured with Polychromos. I lined the box woth some fabulous paper from the Essence of Nature CD from Chocolate Baroque, before adding some tissue paper, and some delicious chocolates!










I hope that you'll pop along to the blog and take a look, join in the challenge and make something along a Vintage theme. It can be a card, a tag, an altered item, whatever you like. Thanks for stopping by, xx

13 comments:

Claire said...

Two beautiful project Judith, fascinating to hear about the cinnamon budgies and they've made a stunning easel card. I love your little altered box, gorgeous image and the chocs look scrummy
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous projects Judith , not heard of cinnamon budgies and they certainly look great on your card, the box of chocolates look great with the lovely paper and decoration. Suexxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Judith I'm always amazed at your gorgeous creations. Both of these are no exception ! Love them ! Have a great week talented lady ! Shirley x

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! Stunning card and box too. I really love the designs and images you have used

Sue

May said...

Two amazing pieces Judith.. love the card and altered box.. Simply brillant.. Hugs May x x x

Aquarius said...

Two brilliant projects - especially love the altered tin and the chocs look tempting too.

Paula (PEP) said...

Those are super projects & I love the vintage look you created with both. Those little budgies are quite delightful - that brings back memories of when I was small & we had a couple, I vaguely remember the Cinnamon variety. Those yellow flowers are just perfect with this.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

These are both beautiful Judith but my favourite is the card. I love that gorgeous image of the birds and the colour combination is really stunning. Fab work as always my Friend!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

These are both beautiful Judith but my favourite is the card. I love that gorgeous image of the birds and the colour combination is really stunning. Fab work as always my Friend!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous card Judith, I didn't know about brown or cinnamon budgies either. Your choc box is lovely too.

Lynne K said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Judith. I love the vintage style, and this is a stunning example of it. Your altered box is fab too.

Have a good week,

Lynne x

Chris said...

They are both very beautiful cannot choose between them. Thank you for using my bird digi. Chris xx

Jo Davies said...

2 Stunning creations Judith love them! Jo xxxx

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