Thursday, 16 September 2010

Paperplay Challenge GDT

This is my third week as GDT for PaperPlay challenges - where are the week's going? This week we are asking you to make anything other than a card and are sponsored the week by the fabulous Craft Brulee and one lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend in the store. 

I've been wanting to make one of these fabulous drawer boxes of Kirstens of ages and this seemed the perfect opportunity. You can find her brilliant, easy to follow  instructions HERE 
I use the beautiful Willow with lantern from Whiff of Joy (I don't think I'll ever tire of this gorgeous image) and coloured her with Copics. The papers are Basic Grey's Aged & Confused Vagabond collection. All the edges are distress using the Tim Holtz distressing tool, inked with Weathered wood distress ink and glittered using Diamond stickles. The pearls are from Prima marketing, the flowers from Wild Orchid crafts, the leaves cut with a Woodware punch and the lace is from my stash. I've used TH Idealogy hitch fasteners on each of the little drawers. The scrolls on the side are cut with a Cuttlebug Floral borders die and a Fancy tag used for the inside of the card, yet to be stamped. For strength I used Bind-it-all 6" x 6" chipboard covers for the top and bottom.

This is a close-up of the card on the top of the box which I decided to make into an easel card.

And this is the side of the box showing the little drawers, although they aren't so little, each one measures 2" x 3", now I just have to decided what to put in them. This is one lousy photograph - might try again in daylight - not the easiest project to photograph.

I only ever make a card for one, maybe two challenges and it it fits others, brilliant and this one also fits into the following challenges.

Sir Stampalot - distressing
ABC - distressing
The Stampman also distressing
Whiff of Joy - Layers

So I'm a Happy bunny this morning - i seem to have finally shrugged off the super bug that's been dragging me down, Blogger is behaving himself and the world is all lovely and 'rosey' yet again!!



Riet said...

This is so wonderful Heather,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Lia said...

Whoww, that's a very nice card you have make, very beautifull and nice colours.

Hugs Lia

Barbara said...

Oh, yes!!!!
It´s absolutly fantastic.
Hugs Babsi

Sandie said...

Stunning drawer box Heather. Beautifully coloured image and the papers are just gorgeous!

Glad to hear you're feeling better and blogger isn't being a pain! Have a fantastic day :)

Marie said...

What a wonderful project Heather. A little piece of art. Really stunning!

Jane said...

WOW!!!! Heather this just blows me away hun!! Absolutely gorgeous colours and details!! hugs, Jane xxx

Meretekj said...

Wow! This is wonderful!
The colouring and the images are perfect.
Hugs from Merete

Di said...

WOW heather how fab is this!! i just love all your distressing and the colours are jummy, your colouring and the box ....well how clever!
HUgs dI xxx

Angela said...

Heather this is just GORGEOUS!!! I need to make some more of these. They make the perfect little gifts!! I so enjoy seeing your creations!!

Faerielore said...

WOW this is amazing !!!! must have taken ages to make !!! the drawers are FAB and again darling you have blown me away with your amazing colours skills xxxx

CraftyC said...

Wow, its gorgeous Heather. The colours are gorgeous and so beautifully embellished!

Sassylassy said...

Hugs Bonnie

Shazza said...

this is fabulous, I love those papers, haven't seen them before so must go search them out x

Moni said...

OMG this project is stunning. love the colouring and image. So great design and all details. Hugs,moni

Renkata said...

ohhh dear you are so talented, I am geting so much inspiration from your blog, thanks for that.
About your card-box, wow I have this image now I really want to make card with it.
Fantastic work.

brenda said...

Absolutely adorable.

That image is so sweet and you have coluored her beautifully.

Thank you for joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Rosette said...

W-O-W Heather!!!! This is simply amayzing sweetie!! I could glue my eyes to it and look at it forever!!!!! My my.. you are one amazing girl!! AWESOME box hun xx

Paula said...

Hello Heather!
Love your last cards in the last posts.

Have a nice evening.
Hugs and kisses Paula

pinky said...

Heather this is just so gorgeous. Love the colours, love the lace and love that image. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
totally stunning card, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & design, lovely embelies, sue,x

Julie said...

Stunning creation Rica!! Fabulous deep blues and the lace is gorgeous!! Must go and take a peek at the tut! I've given your fab Tokyo boy tut a mention on my blog as I found it invaluable for my son's birthday card!! Glad you're feeling a bit brighter! Hugs, Juliexx

ilove2write said...

What a beautiful card and project.. love how that drawer comes out.. I'll have to maybe try this one day.. thanks for sharing! : )

Solange Barreto. Lange said...

Linda !!!! belíssima !!!! amei !!!!

Squirrel said...

Simply beautiful Heather. I am SO going to try that out when I get back from my trip. Bookmarked!
Rosey x

Pia said...

WOOOOW it´s absolutly fantastic, great details. Wish you a nice weekend
hugs Pia

Francesca said...

A beautiful card. I love the distressing , thanks for joining us at the Sir Stampalot Challenge and good luck!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is stunning Heather. Thank you so much for entering it into the challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
Glad you are feeling better!
Clare x

Paula said...

Nothing for it but to comment backwards - love this, just all the detail & those scrolls. Those colours are amazing with the lace & of course the image is stunning, especially with your magical life of colouring breathing into it.
Paula (PEP)
Have a good weekend.

Leigh said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. Just love the colours and that beautiful lace.
Caroline xxx

Julie said...

A work of art Heather, just gorgeous.

TaraG said...

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!! Heather you never cease to amaze me with you absolutely stunning colouring, Hun! This keepsake box card, with all the wee drawers, is jaw-dropping gorgeous, hun! WOW! I am in awe!!! Seeing this makes me want to colour up this image of Willow straight away, I'm so inspired by this with all the beautiful layers and the scrumptious lace trim...this is truly inspiring and simply divine!

Annika said...

Your colouring is always such a joy to see!! And I love that guipure lace - yum! I love those box cards - should really give them a try myself.

coldwaters2 said...

WOWZER Heather this is truly excellent and wonderful work, the colours, design and image are superb thank you for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot
Lorraine x

Kim said...

Heather~ OH MY WORD hun! Such an absolutely AMAZING creation! Willow looks beautiful...your coloring is TOP NOTCH! Gorgeous! And all the details on your card/box is the flourishes on the sides of the drawer! WOW I am in awe over all the beauty! Thanks for joining us at WOJ Challenge!
Hugs~ Kim

Distressed Miss said...

Wow what a gorgeous creation. I love everything about your project. The stunning image and your beautiful colouring really make this. Thanks for joining us at ABC.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kay Carley said...

This is beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Stamp Man :)

Sally H said...

Wow! This is really Beautiful! Thanks for joining our distressed theme at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Sue said...

Heather, this is absolutely stunning! Your coloring is flawless and the details on this project are awesome............BEAUTIFUL!!

Sue Drees

Alicia said...

Stunning easel card with drawer Heather. You have done a beautiful job on this one.
Alicia xx

Tasha said...

WOWZER this is absolutely stunning! I love the mix of the DP and the fabulous lace! The design is awesome! fabulous colour work too
love tasha xx

Vixykins said...

Oh my worly word what a beautiful piece of art, stunning!

Thank You for joining us at The Stampman x

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