Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Guest Designer at TIOT

Happy Monday! - Warning!! A picture heavy Post!!!
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to be a Guest Designer over at Try It On Tuesday - as you can imagine I was well pleased, not least because the permanent DT are such an amazingly talented lot so I am in exalted company!
TIOT is a challenge blog which sets a theme and then encourages you to make anything within the guidelines of the theme, cards, altered art, ATC, scrapbook page, tag - anything you want and this fortnight's challenge is also an 'open' one of  'Anything Goes' so you can literally do whatever you want!

A friend recently asked me to make 'something other than a card' for her sister's 50th Birthday. The birthday girl is a mad footie fan (like me!) and her team wear orange and black....
I used white pearlised card dusted with a combo of Wild Honey and Dried Marigold DI to make a box. Using the pearlised card as a base has meant the box kind of 'shimmers'.
The border is an MS punch cut from black pearlised card and I made a tag, attached it with some black satin ribbon tied into a bow across the top.
Opened up it reveals a mass of shimmering gold, white and black.

















I double layered the inside of the box so that the panels had some weight to 'drop'. 
I gold embossed the large butterflies entirely and used a Stemplglede flourish stamp to gold emboss the black pearlised panels and the bodies of the tiny butterflies.  I made a rose using Spellbinders  blossom dies and popped a dew drop in the centre of it.  
Although this took quite some time to make I am happy with the overall result - even if I'm not so happy about my photography skills! I've blamed the combination of embossing powder and shimmering card as well as the awkward shape but I hope you can see enough of it to imagine it in real life!
Please pop over to TIOT and join in this fortnight - the DT have some fab inspiration for you too.
Other challenges -
Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes
Take A Word - Butterflies
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of layers
Come and get It - Anything But a Card
The Crafty Pad - Things With Wings
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz- All that glitters
Thanks for looking in today - and if you've been able to find the time to leave me a comment, I appreciate it and hope you have a lovely day whatever you're doing. x 

41 comments:

  1. wow its stunning Viv - not surprised they wanted you you are a talented lady so fit right in with the team xx

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  2. Oh WOW Viv, this is just stunning. Love it!
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  3. cor blimey matey this is super love the colors to she be well happy with this its fabulous ...hugs sassxxxxx

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  4. Hi Viv, this is such an awesome creation... what patience you must own to come out with this brilliant piece. Love everything about it - the color combo, the embossing, the butterflies and the flowers.

    Monica
    PS: Your photos are great, it is not easy to photograph shiny stuff as you said.

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  5. wow this is a fab exploding box Viv, love it, x

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  6. This is a gorgeous exploding box Viv, such a lovely colour combination and fab attention to detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  7. Oh wow, what a stunning box, it looks so classy :o)
    Jackie xx

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  8. Oh this is stunning, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  9. Hi Viv
    A gorgeous and beautiful creation love the colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CRAFTYCATZ CHALLENGES
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  10. What a great box... so glamorous and elegant! Beautifully constructed.
    Alison x

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  11. Its beautiful me sweets what a brilliant idea, and congratulations to you too about time lol big huggies June xxxx

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  12. Its an amazing and gorgeous project, love all the details and the gold embossing.
    We are thrilled to have you as our Guest Designer this week.
    Yvonne x

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  13. What a beautiful exploding box! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx
    PS I have Candy on my blog!

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  14. WOW! Viv This is stunning,love the colour combo.
    Wendy xx

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  15. That's a breathtaking project, so wonderful. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  16. A very pretty box, love the colors.
    thanks for playing at Come and Get It this week.
    Cindy

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  17. Congrats on being our GD this week at TIOT! Your box is fabulous and I love the gold and black combo. Beautiful.
    Hugz, Z

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  18. Viv, what a wonderful idea. It is just beautiful.

    Judie

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  19. Oh WOW! What a color explosion with the black and the gold! It looks spectacular and very vintage-y Love love love love it! Congrats on your GDT too! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad :)

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  20. wow this is fantastic viv.really stunnig design and i love the colour combo :D

    xx coops xx

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  21. Wow, a great gift. It may have taken you sometime to create but you should pat yourself on the shoulder it looks great! Wonderful detail and I love the butterflies. Thanks for joining our Anything but a Card challenge this week at Come and Get It. Regards Meighan

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  22. Hi Viv, Lovely to have you as our Guest Designer this week and what a fabulous project, the colours are gorgeous.
    Avril xx

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  23. Hi Viv, This is a stunning project.
    Love the shimmer!
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  24. Superb stamping and embossing ... what a stunning creation Viv , it has an oriental feel to me, with the stamping and the black and gold , what a fantastic creation well done Hugs Elaine

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  25. Wow Viv your project is absolutely stunning ! Your stamping and design is just awesome ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

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  26. FANTASTIC exploding box Viv !! Great to have you playing along at The Crafty Pad this week !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  27. Love your box and all the treasures it reveals!!!! So gorgeous!

    Greetings from Vienna,

    die amelie

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  28. Absolutely amazing! What gorgeous work. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
    Diane

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  29. wooooooooooow what an eyecatcher!!! Simply gorgeous!
    xoxo, Alessandra

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  30. Wow! What a lot of work. Love the colours and the embossing. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us on Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

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  31. Love your butterflies artwork, Thanks so much for taking part in Take a word this week.

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  32. Thank you so much for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  33. Holy smokes!! This is absolutely breathtaking! Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

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  34. Gorgeous exploding box and I'm sure your friend will absolutely go gaga for it.

    Shelby

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  35. Hi Anne

    Wow!!!

    This is amazing and must have taken ages to put together.

    Love the black and gold together and all the gorgeous embossing.

    A real treat in a box!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  36. Hi Viv

    I have just left a comment here for you and am now wondering if I called you Anne?!?!?

    Or am I just slowly going mad!!!

    Sorry if I did.

    I really do know who you are!!

    Love Jules xx

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  37. This is beautiful Viv, thank you for playing along at WD xx Jan

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  38. Stunning work Viv! Lovely to have you with us this fortnight. You are a very talented lady! Have a wonderful week. Angela

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  39. Viv this box is stunning, fantastic colour choice so elegant. xxx

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  40. Hi
    You created something that will be treasured for a lifetime.
    Brimming with elegance, simply gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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