Friday, 28 January 2011

Exciting News

Morning dear Bloggers. Is it really Friday again?

Thank you so much to everyone who cheered me up on Wednesday and I'm sorry to be glum. Like everyone I have days that get me down but I don't usually bring it to Blogland. This is a place to be cheerful and creative.

And on that note, I have really exciting news. I have been invited to join the extremely talented design team at The Stampman, which is a great honour as I have admired the team's work for a long time. I can't tell you how thrilled I am and look forward to joining a great group of people.

The theme for this fortnights challenge is Oriental and I decided to push the boat out for my first project and do a little box.

The stamps were an Habico set I bought from The Stampman on my last visit. I coloured them with the the blue starburst stain from the May Day Meadows set and Worn Lipstick Distress ink, painting it on with a water brush. The edges of each panel had Broken China distress ink rubbed around them.

The little dragonflies flying around inside were from an unmarked set of stamps, sorry about that. I needed a mirror image for them and these are hard to come by. They were painted with the blue starburst stain from the French Country set. All the products can of course be purchased from The Stampman.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Lynda said...

Congratulations Lisa - you've been a great supporter of The Stampman and made some wonderful projects with their stamps so I'm not surprised they've asked you to join their Team. Enjoy it! This box is as fabulous as ever and beautifully made.

Love Lynda xxx

Artyjen said...

Huge congrats and what a fabulous first project......gorgeous! :)
xoxo Sioux
P.S. I see you were taught English the old school (proper) way i.e. before an H word you use "an" and not "a"! ;)
Made me smile :)

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

well done Lisa and you deserve it I love what you have done with his box, very innovative and clever well done!
Shaz in oz.xx

Lynne K said...

Big congratulations, Lisa! A very well deserved honour. You'll be a great asset to their team. The box is gorgeous - I love those wonderful blues, and the beaded tassel on the lid. Have a good weekend! xx

Kay Carley said...

Hi Lisa and what a lovely start you've made as part of the team! It's great to have you with us and I look forward to seeing all your creations!! Hugs Kay xx

The Stamp Man said...

Your first project is outstanding Lisa, I love it!

Thank you again for joining our team:)

Jill x


Hi Lisa - that's great news! Love the Oriental style box - it really is fabulous and a great first project for your DT post.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Lesley said...

Fabulous news Lisa and well deserved and WHAT a fabulous creation!!!
Lesley x

Zoechaos said...

Congratulations on joining the Stampman Team well deserved all of the team are inspirational so you will fit right in. Love your exploding box and that it is not a cube but is elongated makes it just that bit more special. XOXO Zoe

SueH said...

Oooo, another one of your gorgeous boxes….it’s beautiful.

Congratulation on your design team appointment. Very well deserved if you ask me!


Brenda Brown said...

Wow Lisa what a stunning creation, I just love it.
It's great to be working with you at The Stamp Man and I look forward to seeing much more of your work.
Happy Friday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kim Piggott said...

Huge congratulations Lisa!
What a stunning creation so fabulous!
kim x

Claire Phillips said...

Great news Lisa - you will be a huge asset on the team...a very much deserved DT position. Fabulous project - just gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

Sally H said...

Stunning box, Lisa and huge congratulations on your DT position. You thoroughly deserve it. Hope you have a great weekend x

Jules said...

Wow Lisa .. .. what fantastic news .. .. many, many congratulations. That DT place is so well deserved.

Looking forward to seeing your future projects.

Pleased you are feeling happier than you did on Wednesday.

Love Jules xx

Beryl said...

Many congratulations on a well deserved DT position. Your box is beautiful. I look forwrd to seeing your DT work in the future.
Beryl xx

craftimamma said...

Hi Lisa. Many, many congratulations from me. The DT post couldn't be more well deserved and your box is a stunning first piece for them. I love the pretty colours and you've reminded me that it's ages since I had my Starburst Stains out and even longer since I did anything oriental.

Look forward to seeing more of your creations for The Stampman DT.

Lesley Xx

Neil said...

Congrats on joining the great team at the stamp man. Your project is fabulous and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Kathy said...

ooooh Congratulations Lisa!
This box is a real stunner, it's absolutely beautiful

Debbie Dolphin said...

oh wow lisa this is so gorgeous,gorgeous and more gorgeous
love debbie xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow congratulations, I'm not surprised your work is brilliant. I always enjoy seeing your new projects. I love the box its beautiful and very elegant.

Sue said...

Congratulations on joining the design team, and also on such a stunning creation x