28 November 2011

Anything Goes!

The theme at CraftyBoots Challenges this fortnight is ‘Anything Goes’.  You can join in the challenge as normal but there are 12 extra chances for you to win a prize by joining the first ever Crafty Boots blog hop!
If you are joining in the hop you should have got here from Faye’s blog .  If you haven’t blog hopped before it is really simple, just start at the Crafty Boots Challenge blog and hop through the design team blogs in the order set out on that page.  Each of the design team members has a word or two for you to collect which will reveal a message at the end.  Once you have collected that message email it to bloghop@craftyboots.co.uk to be entered into the draw to win the prize of three digis of your choice from Hope Jacare Doodles.  You must also become a follower of all the design team’s blogs (and Claire’s) to be eligible to win the prizes.
For my Crafty Boots DT project this fortnight we were fortunate to be given a choice of some digi images. Now I don't want to you to think badly of me but I have never used a digi image before! It took some thinking about before I came up with my master plan! I chose to use the Heart Flourish and used a technique of transferring images that really appeals to my experimental side. 
I spread Claudine Hellmuth's gesso on a piece of material and then placed a copy of the image straight onto the wet paint - better instructions can be found on Claudine Hellmuth's blog here! Please remember that the image will be reversed so if you have text on your image, or want it to be a particular way round you may need to alter the image on your computer first. When it was dry I wet the paper, gently rubbed away the paper and like magic it was on the material! I coloured it in using Cut and Dry Nibs in Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender Distress Stain
I had actually made two versions and used the one that had worked slightly better so I cut the large flowers out of the spare transferred image and used it as a mask and spritzed Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist over the top.
The image was then cut out and edged with a little Old Paper Distress Ink
I adhered the image to some mountboard covered with vintage music paper and added a Wendy Vecchi sentiment to the bottom, some vintage lace, a wooden button and some ruler ribbon as a handle. My friend has been poorly and so I have given it to her as a 'get well' gift. 

Don’t forget that myself and each of the design team members has a prize of candy up for grabs, this will include a sample pack of the fantastic new Crafty Boots Deluxe card along with a few other goodies.  Be sure to leave a comment on each of our blogs and follow us to be in with a chance of winning our candy!
My word for the secret message is:
Your next stop is Kerry’s blog. The deadline for both the Anything Goes challenge, and the blog hop (and candy) is Sunday 11th December at 12 Noon (UK time). 


Dee's Craft Room said...

Congratulations on another inspired design, it's very romantic.


Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Do not be hard on yourself you really made the digi-stamp work! You made a fabulous creation and a great "get well" gift. Many thanks for the detailed instructions as well.
Michaela xx

Crafty Daffy said...

Absolutely lovely project. It is so great to see the different techniques and the results you achieved are beautiful! xx Denise

Claire Phillips said...

Great project - really love the technique - must give it a go. I really like the image combined with the sheet music! Cheers Claire x

Bunny said...

This is gorgous

Caz xxx

dj1952 said...

Wow, this is fantastic! I would love to use this example on an upcoming challenge

Sammibug said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! Love the vintage feel you've achieved!

Katie said...

Great hanging, I love this design.


Scrappingmamma's Crafty Creations said...

What a super cute project. Thank-you for sharing your creative talent with us all :-)
Happy Scrapping~!
Scrappingmamma~ ustoleit@comcast.net

Bev said...

The Get well gift was greatly received and treasures. I love recieving friends craft and proudly display it for all to see. Thank you Gabrielle, it really cheered me up :-)

kbrandy4 said...

Stunning wall hanging Gabrielle!!
Hazel xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous romantic project, really lovely. Great work on all Tims tags too
Claire xx

Freya said...

Love this! Amazing! Truly a favourite!

Freya xx