Monday, 9 February 2015

Red + Pink = Love Is In The Air ~ Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to a brand new challenge week over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! This week is all about Red + Pink and even though it is Valentine week and love is in the air, you don't necessarily have to be inspired by the spirit of the holiday but rather the traditional colours associated with it! Are you a red or pink person? Will you use the colours separately or combine them together in your project? Whatever you decide, we hope you will join us!

For my project, I decided to create a quirky and fun ATB (Artist Trading Block) combining the red and pink colour palette and because it's Valentine's week, it had to have a LOVE theme!
To begin with, I used a sheet of Speciality Stamping card and spritzed the card with a combination of  Antique Bronze, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries Distress Spray Stains. I misted the stains with water to create this gorgeous marbling effect and then used a heat tool to dry the card, spritzing more water if needed. Once dry, I cut the card stock into five squares to fit the sides of the block.

I applied some Antique Bronze Distress Paint directly onto the scratchy heart stamp from the Love Struck stamp set and stamped onto four of the five pieces of coloured card before attaching them around the sides and to the top of the block.

For the front section of the block, I inked up the "Love" wording from the Locking Hearts stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink and stamped directly onto the card. 
I attached this remaining square of card to the front of the block and then added Remnant Rubs to each side of the block.

Finally, to complete the box, I added Box Corners.
Now to create all the embellishments and for this, I started by die cutting a heart from Grungeboard, painting it with Festive Berries Distress Paint and once the paint was dry, I applied a layer of Glossy Accents before adding Festive Berries Distress Glitter over the top. I dried the heart thoroughly and then inked the edges with Walnut Stain and added a Sprocket Gear and Game Spinner to the centre before attaching it to the front of your block.
For the top of my block I used a large and small woodland tree and spritzed them with Spun Sugar Distress Spray Stain. When the trees are dry, I then added some Rock Candy Distress Glitter for a bit of sparkle and covered them with red and white gems.

I attached the trees to the top, placing them over a layer of cheesecloth and some small leftover off-cuts of Eclectic Elements fabric, which I frayed around the edges.
For the final embellishments on my block, I added a photograph from the Ephemera collection (to be honest, I'm not sure which set this came from as mine have got a bit mixed up but you will NEED both packs, lol, they are that gorgeous and so useful)...
I also attached a small glass corked vial (crackled with the technique of using a layer of Multi Medium, followed by a layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint), added a Heart Charm and completed the decorating with a beautiful fabric flower.
I really hope you love the finished project, as much as I loved creating it and that it will inspire you when making your red and pink projects!
Don't forget that if you're looking for some more great ideas and inspiration for this challenge, then you need to look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....




Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead
See you again soon...love Emma xx



Products used:

Embellishments: Pearls, Gems, Prima Fabric Flower
Cheesecloth from my own collection

32 comments:

barbarayaya62 said...

What can I say? Every time, I am enchanted by your works, I love Atbs and yours is stunning! BArbarayaya

Paula Cheney said...

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!

iGirlZoe said...

It's AH-MAZING! I LOVE the trees and all the little details, like the heart hanging from the glass vial. :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely ATB Emma, love the quirky trees and colour palette. Hugs x x

Marci said...

Beautiful!

Theresa Pace said...

pink is definitely not my colour. love the box though and the way the colours have turned out with the spritzing, hugs xx

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Such a sweet creation and perfect for this week, Emma! I love the blending of red, pink, and orange/yellowish tones!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Hettie said...

I love this Emma. Those funky trees are the best!!
Well done you.
xx

Maura said...

Very sweet!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Emma! LOVE the pink trees and shimmery goodness! So many fabulous details to soak up!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful ATB, love your little bent trees!

Sandra said...

This is so cool, Emma! The trees are so stunning! Love that you've used them for this theme. Absolutely stunning! Hugs, Sandra

gaylemontayostudio said...

SOOO cute! LOVE it!!!!

Buttons said...

Huge congrats on your Blogworthy!!! Jenny x

Sara Barker said...

Sweet box and Congratulations on your Blogworthy!

Sara Barker said...

Sweet box and Congratulations on your Blogworthy!

Candy C said...

Emma...this is so sweet! No wonder it and YOU are being showcased on Tim's Blogworthy links! Congratulations on a well deserved honor!!

Roxanne Pafundi said...

what a great cube with the photo and sweet pink trees and heart and roses....love this...Thanks for sharing! :)

Velvet Pearson said...

I love the pink trees on the top of this box!!

Shari Trumbull said...

WOWIE--4 Times a Tim Holtz Blogworthy Link!!! That's Awesome!! But of course Tim picked this DARLING ATB!! It's completely Fabulous at every turn!! Big CONGRATS on your 4th TH-BWL!! XOXO-Shari

Julia Aston said...

Love the pink trees on this lovely Valentine's box - congrats on being chosen as blog-worthy over at Tim's!

Rea' said...

This is WAY CUTE ... OMG adorable little trees too ! Left me smiling :)
Congrats on your Blogworthyness !!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a gorgeous creation, Emma. Love all the beautiful details. :)

Maggie said...

Gorgeous project Emma lovely layering loving the pink trees made me smile very Blogworthy congratulations
MaggieH

ßeulah ßee said...

This is a wonderful, joyful creation and the bend in the trees adds so much whimsy! This is my first time hearing about ATB's and it looks like a lot of fun.

Bobbi Smith said...

Emma, I LOVE your ATB!!! I adore what you did with the trees and the cute little heart charm, great details!!! Congratulations on your Blogworthy Link! :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Emma, Emma! How is it possible that you make me feel an emotional connection to TREES for heaven's sake?? Even your trees have personality and I thoroughly enjoyed every clever detail of this piece. You're so amazing at both cards and 3D stuff. One talented lady here, that's for sure!

Ana K. said...

Emma this is soooo gorgeous!! I love it!

bkazoo said...

congrats on the blogworthy link.

Suzanne C said...

Enchanting design! Those pink trees are fabulous! I will have to show my daughter as I can see her requesting me to make her something with those trees! Gorgeous ATB!

Ruth G said...

What a wonderful look with the stains and sprays! I love the addition of the Antique Bronze, which just adds to the fabulous vintage vibe of your box! TFS!

barbarayaya62 said...

Hi Emma! I came back to congratulate you for Blogworthy link mention from Tim!!! So well deserved! BArbarayaya

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