Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Getting Messy

Hi everyone. I don't know about you but I've had enough, it was lovely the first time and even the second but not after 3 months. What is she rambling on about you might ask. SNOW!!!! We had another fall last night and it's wet, cold, foggy and HORRIBLE. I really NEED the Spring now!

Sorry about that, I am calm and collected again now.

To cheer everyone up I thought I'd share with you a photo I took on Monday at our local RHS garden, Harlow Carr which gives hope that, even though there is snow on the ground, the flowers are still there and beginning to appear. Aren't these little cyclamen just so bright and cheerful.

Over at Tuesday Taggers, they have asked us to get messy fingers this week. Well I don't need to be encouraged twice, especially when they offering a prize from The Craft Barn.

I have been having a go at the acrylic stamp storage book that was brilliantly demoed in this months Craft Stamper and this is the cover for it. I think I used every product I own which was great fun and I did get extremely messy.

The mountboard cover is painted in blue metallic acrylic paint and then the background is various shades of acrylic paint randomly applied. I over stamped this with Graphicus Wildflower meadow stamps in various colourbox queue pigment inks.

The background for the main panel is alcohol inks and then over stamped from the same flower set and white embossed. I used a small grass stamp from the set to edge the border on both panels.

The quotation background is Broken china distress ink and the quotation is from the Inspirations themeplate again from Graphicus. I have matted everything with silver mirriboard.

I was having a playing session trying out a lot of the techniques I've seen or read about recently and luckily (quite unplanned) the colours all went together nicely so for once I could put to good use all the bits and pieces I made. I've just got to make the stamp holders to go inside now!

I hope you are all coping with this rotten weather and as always thanks for stopping by.


Clarky J said...

Wow Lisa this is stunning! Fabulous colour sceme and brilliant stamps - think I should come and play at yours lol Thanks for joining us at Tt this week x Janet

Lynda said...

Oh WoW Lisa how fabulous is this. Fantastic colours and loads to look at. Love the sentiment too. The Cyclamen are very pretty and I really wish Spring would arrive SOON!

Love Lynda xxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

wow lisa this is fab.loving the blue.
dont worry spring will be here soon.
OOh ye i forgot the 'HILL' is the biggest where I live lol!!! Up over Cringles and when your walking up it,it feels the steepest EVER!!!just personal torture!!!!(doing it again in the morn)
debbie xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Lisa!
Love your photo such gorgeous colour!
kim x

Hope Jacare said...

Lisa - Fab project - nothing quite like playing!!!!I am so with you - snow - schools closed and a power cut half of this afternoon - bah ha humbug!x

ScrappySuzanne said...

Beautiful colours! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining TT this week. Suzanne

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! I too have had enough of the snow. It was so sunny and spring like last Saturday and I really thought we had seen the back of it! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

Artyjen said...

Fab-u-lous!! What a great play time you must have had LOL
One of these days I'll get to Harlow Carr...seen it often on Gardners World.

Zoechaos said...

Gotta laugh, we are all feb up with the flippin' snow but how many peeps do you know flying off now to sking in the blooming stuff? LOL What a great time you must have had playing with all the different techniques and coming up with this fabulous cover for your stamp book, great ideas here. Thank you for getting messy with us at TT this week.

Teri said...

Fabulous project hun - bet you got lovely and messy!
Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week, hope to see you next time too.
Teri xx

Jill said...

Hi Lisa, really love your project for TT this week, thanks for joining in. I also love your photo of the gorgeous cyclamen in the snow. Jill x

Michelle said...

Wow Lisa this is stunning work. Fab stamping, great colours a perfect entry. Thanks for getting messy with TT this week.
x Michelle

The Stamp Man said...

Beautiful Lisa, I bet you had great fun getting messy making this! I love the colours you have used too.

Jill x

Paula said...

Gorgeous photo, I really love Cyclamen. I too am really sick of snow & fog!!!

Beautiful book cover, great colour & texture.

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Fantastic! Great entry for the messy challenge! Thanks for joining us at TT for this week's challenge! paula

PatR said...

I love this. The colours and image are fabulous. Thanks for joining TT this week.
Pat xx

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous Messy project Lisa, I agree with you about the snow, this is the 2nd time this week in Edinburgh, YUK..many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

xxNikkixx said...

Lisa this is gorgeous...thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xx

Sheng said...

This is FAB...I love it. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

kanishk said...

The Cyclamen are very pretty and I really wish Spring would arrive SOON!

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Kay Carley said...

Oh Wow Lisa!!

This looks fantastic!! You make me want to find the time to play!!!

Kay xxx