Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes

Hello again, crafty friends!  My aren't these days flying by?!  We're already nearly at the end of the first month of 2014 and I'll let you into a little secret...it's my Birthday!  But that's not why I'm here!  Of course, it's time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this week it's the fabulous Nic's (aka Coops) turn to host and she's got a nice easy one for us this week as it's an Anything Goes Challenge!
This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Polkadoodles
Don't forget to be eligible to win the prize, you MUST use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme
...I decided to make something other than a card and created a little notecard box.  I constructed the base from cream, linen embossed box board (must be at least 400gsm) and covered the sides with dark brown pearl card, embossed with Budding Vine embossing folder, rubbed with Versamark and highlighted with Golden Peach Mica Powder, to give an embossed metallic effect.
...The iris picture was a stamp that I found precoloured in my drawer, layered onto a Marianne doily die and SB Eyelet Circles die.  It was coloured using the following colours :
Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst, Purple, Vanilla, Mustard, Gold, Meadow, Apple, Lime, Pear and Moss
...I wanted to add something inside the box so decided to make some little notecards to go inside....the only problem being I no longer had the iris stamp as I'd borrowed it off Mum!  I rooted through my stamping box and found this pretty rose stamp and thought it would go with the floral theme...

...I made 4 notecards, each with a different colour theme.  Here's the colour list I used :
Lilac Rose - Soft Mauve, Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst, Purple, Imperial Purple
Pink Rose - Pale Blossom, lossom, Sorbet, Fuschia, Maroon
Yellow Rose - Ivry, Vanilla, Mustard, Gold, Soft Peach, Peach, Honeycomb
Red Rose - Tea Rose, Watermelon, Antique Pink, Ruby, Burgundy
All leaves - Lime Zest, Moss, Olive
...I highlighted the flowers with a touch of crystal glitter, inked the edges with Antique Linen DI and matted onto the same gold cardstock as the box sides.  I also made matching cream envelopes for each of the notecards...
...I finished the box with some purple satin ribbon and a chocolate box style bow.  I really like how this little project turned out and would like to add some iris notecards if I can borrow the stamp back from Mum!
Thanks for dropping by to see my crafty creation and I hope you can find the time to join in with Nic's challenge this week.  Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my wonderful teamies have been creating for your inspiration and I look forward to seeing your entries too!
Big crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my project into the following challenges :

Must use a Ribbon
Ribbon Challenge


Sarah said...

That is sooo pretty Lisa! Lovely flowers and colouring and such a nice idea to create some notelets for your mum!


La papera felice said...

wow *.*
it's wonderful!!!!!!!!

Ali said...

Awww Happy Birthday!!!! (hope I've read it right that its today!?) If it is enjoy your day xxx I love your make the box and note cards are gorgeous and your colouris is beautiful as always xxx

Sue said...

♪♫ Happy Birthday Lisa ♫♪ I hope you are having a wonderful day.
WOW! Such a stunning set. The box with the embossing looks wonderful and the note cards are so pretty, I love the flowers and beautiful colouring.
Enjoy the rest of your special day
hugs Sue xx

Crafty KJ said...

Happy birthday Lisa! Hope you are having a lovely day full of nice surprises! This box is gorgeous with the matching notelets, the colours are lovely and I love the way you've made and decorated the box with that gorgeous embossing. Enjoy the rest of your day!
Hugs, Karen xx

NGCARDS said...

This is such a great creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Happy Birthday Lisa, love the gorgeous card set. Fab design and wonderful colouring.

Donna x

Anet van Zyl said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. Your note card box is beautiful, I love the embossing and pretty flower stamps.

coops said...

So stunning lisa.Those floral images are fabulous as is your colouring and i love your beautiful box.Happy Birthday again too hun :D

xx coops xx