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October 10, 2009

What a week!!

I've had a crazy week at work.  Insanely busy!  Anyway, it's the weekend now and I have managed to get some crafting done.. YAY!!!  I've altered a tissue box holder for my other DD who has a brown colour scheme in her bedroom:

I took two pics, one with and one without flash (the one on the right is without flash) as it is very sparkly so some of the detail is lost with the flash on.  The background gave me a bit of trouble.  The expresso paint dabber was too dark and the hazlenut was too light.  So I mixed some expresso with titanium white acrylic, but that was a bit flat, so I threw in some quinacridone crimson to warm it up a bit.  Once I had painted that all over I still wasn't happy so I gave the whole thing a generous spritz of Golden Fish cosmic shimmer mist which sparkled it up nicely!
Next I got to play with some of my new stamps from my Ally Pally haul all stamped with versamark and then embossed with gold for the border and each end:

The border stamp is from Circa Designs and the crown is a Paper Artsy mini.

The chandelliers are Prima stamps and the butterflies are a haberdashery find.
The stamps on the front are Crafty Individuals.  I inked the stamps up with black and then used the second impression to get a lighter effect.  Then I went over some areas with metallic gel pens to colour the birds, leaves and the cage.  The flower and the word are rub ons and bling it ons and the top has more bling and, of course, prima flowerage. The large flower has some stickles to sparkle it a bit because I thought maybe I didn't have quite enough bling in there!!


ScrappyDandyDoo said...

OOO fab :D a very posh home for your tissues :D
J xx

Linda Elbourne said...

This is fab ... love the colour scheme!

Carmen said...

I to love the colour scheme. Very chocolatey. Mmm chocolate!

I'm having Ally Pally withdrawels already! Roll on April :D

Claireliz said...

Gorgeous tissue box. I may have to make one of these as a Christmas Pressie.

Anne said...

Lovely - the colours are gorgeous. All warm and sparkly.

Carmen said...

Ooh, ooh! I don't know anyone else watching Harpers Island! You'll have to get back to me on your theories. From day one I have had the same theory and Craig has been scoffing at me. Until TONIGHT!! Hurry up and watch it :P

Alix said...

oh wow what a totally decadent storage for the humble tissue! its beautiful...and come to think of it..it would look good in my bedroom too ;)

jacksjunk said...

This is lovely - I love browns