Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Girly Sparkles and Pearls - JAI6 & Stamp Club Project

WOW! I can't believe it's Wednesday already!!!! The week's are just zooming by and I think that with the long weekend this week has gone quicker than most. I woke up this morning and thought "Oh it's Wednesday, better post my projects for the Just Add Ink Challenge!!!".

Before I post though I would like to that the girls on the JAI design team for the special mention I received for my Frame for Harry last week. Little Harry was born yesterday (a week later than expected) and I get the joy of meeting him for the first time and giving the frame to his Mummy and Daddy today- very exciting!!!

So onto this week's challenge. The girls set a sketch challenge this week. Here it is:

I have ended up with two projects that fit the challenge. The first is a little bag that I am going to get the girls at Stamp Club (**Hi girls**) to make this week. I got the idea for the little bag from Julia Bettencourt's Circle Scissors Plus Purse which you can see HERE. Julia's purse has a craft bag separating the front and back- forming the purse bit- but I decided that I wanted it to be a bit sturdier and the whole bag to be matchy-matchy. So I designed a little box for the middle with accordion fold sides.
**I have just realised I have used the word "LITTLE" about a billion times in the last paragraph :o) !!! Maybe it's because the bag turned out smaller than I imagined it would in my head (it stands about 14cm high).

So here it is - My Little, Pretty, Sparkly Bag - full of glitter, pearls, buttons and ribbon to make it super girly:

One side:

The other side:

The accordion box middle:

Close up of Glittery Flower:

My Little, Pretty, Sparkly Bag


Stamp Set/s: Petal Pizzazz (AGAIN!!!)
Card/Paper: Baja Breeze; Whisper White; Parisian Breeze DSP (retired)
Ink: Baja Breeze; Kiwi Kiss; Riding Hood Red; Pink Pirouette
Other: Circle Scissors Plus; 1 3/4" Circle Punch; Scallop Circle Punch; Scallop Edge Punch; 1" DS Baja Breeze ribbon; Dazzling Diamonds glitter; Half Pearls; Designer Buttons

I also made a card this week with the challenge in mind. This card is for someone very special to me but I won't spill the beans on the off chance that she looks here. I have wanted the Priceless Stamp Set ever since joining SU! last year but for some reason kept ordering everything else before it. Finally I got my hands on it thanks to the Stampin Start promotion and I love, love, love it. I used my Colour Whee lto find the colours for this card and used colours I don't use very often. I actually really like how they go together.I have obviously been in a very girly, pretty mood this week as this card also features glitter, pearls and shiny butterlies (thanks to some Crystal Effects).

You Mean A Lot Card


Stamp Set: Priceless
Card/Paper: Perfect Plum; Pretty In Pink; Mellow Moss; Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum; Mellow Moss; So Saffron; Pretty In Pink
Other: Paper Piercing Tool; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Half Pearls; Crystal Effects; Chit Chat Rub-Ons

Well that's all for me today. Will hopefully get chance to post again before the next challenge with some other recent creations- but I'm making no promises :o)

Louise x


Sandi said...

Oh my goodness Louise I am in raptures over your butterfly card ... it is just dazzling ... I absolutely adore the colours and butterflies are my favourite thing ... beautiful! Thanks for sharing xo

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Both these creations are just beautiful. Priceless is a great set - so versatile.

Danielle Daws said...

I love both of your creations! I've been putting off Priceless too... I have no idea why! Thanks for reminding me of it! Thanks for playing!

Amanda said...

Wow - your creations are just gorgeous Louise - but you already knew that! ;) Thanks for playing at JAI!