Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sentimental Sundays - I can see clearly now

Our challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week is to create a project with a clear element on it.

I had a go at making a diorama box. Sorry for bad photos, it's been very dark and rainy here for couple of days. :(

The whole top layer of the box is a damask printed transparency. Measurements of the bottom layer are 6x7 inches, I cut the transparency to 6x9 inches and scored at 1", 2", 7" and 8". Good thing I have a Scor-It cause let me tell you, that is one heavy-weight acetate! NOTHING else would work!

 The "window" was cut with Nestabilities labels and edged with bronze leafing pen which does NOT show well on photos :(

The image is Melinda With Bouquet from Whiff Of Joy, stamped in brown Versafine ink and coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils and water using very muted and almost dirty colour scheme. The oval frame behind Melinda is a stamp I found in my drawr, no idea where it's from. I just masked Melinda, stamped the frame behind her. The mat was cut with Nesties labels again and embossed with Kassie's Brocade 5x7 Cuttlebug folder.

I ruffled the ribbon slightly to form a "seat" for the image and placed Prima flowers all around it.

To finish off the box I trimmed the sides with cream and chocolate satin ribbons and stuck on some Dew Drops.

Head over to Sentimental Sundays blog, get your fill of gorgeous work of DT and get your project started. The prize is a digital sentiment set of four sentiments of your choosing or two sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Sentiments Collection.

I'd like to enter following challenges:
Little Red Wagon - Nestabilities
Create 4 Fun - anything but card
Secret Crafter - apertures
Hanna and Friends - Unused Stamps
Sweet Stamping - things with wings

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Unknown said...

Annika, I am in awe of your talent. This truly took my breathe away. Thank you so much for sharing. God surely guides your hand! Mary M

Crystal said...

WOW this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I have to agree with Mary this takes my breath away too gf!! Stunning work.....WOW!

Viv said...

Wow! Wow! Another work of art from you Annika! Where do you find the time? Do you sleep?
This is absolutely beautiful!

Avni said...

This is a super fantabulously fantastic card! That girl and the flowers...blends very well!

angelique (anlou) said...

i'ts stunning, i just adore this card, i'ts a wonderfull idea, thanks for showing this awesome card
hugs angelique

Lynne said...

Another wonderful card - your colouring is soooo gorgeous!! :o) xx Lynne xx

Manuela said...

It's a sad card, but absolutely adorable as well. ♥

Thanks for joining us this week at Hanna & Friends.


debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning Annika.

Donna said...

Oh Annika, this is totally amazing......Wow you've really gone to a lot of work to create this, it's beautiful.
Donna xx

TracieB xx said...

Annika your card is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for showing us your amazing talent.

Hope to see you for our next SCS Challenge.

T xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Annika!! Stunning design!! This is sure to bring a smile to the recipient!! Beautiful in every way!

Nicolchen said...

WOW...this is absolutely amazing :0)))

Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends in this week ;0)


Jill said...

wow this is so beautifully thanks for joining us at sweet stampin challenge hugs Jill xx

Lori said...

Wow, wow, wow I'm speechless it's just gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Stunning! I don't even know what else to say. :)

Sylvia Blum said...

goodness.. Annika.. this is amazing (like every creation you make *lol*)
wow wow wow.. that acetate window front is G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S as is your superb colouring!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Archies Mum said...

Beautiful project, love the colours you've chosen x

Renate´s Stempelwelt said...

WOW so beautiful card!!!

thank you for joining HANNA & FRIENDS.

hugs - renate

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is stunning! Pretty colors too!

Netty said...

Wow what a fabulous card, adore it. As usual, just brilliant Annika. Annette xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Annika your card is GORGEOUS.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Annika!!Awesome creation as usual!!I love the colors,paper,details,image,and your gorgeous coloring!!

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring of your image and the use of the printed transparency.

Ann English said...

What a beautiful work of art-truly a treasure! Gorgeous, my friend!

Kimberly S said...

Wow Annika, what a beautiful sympathy card. The elements you've added are so pretty, and your coloring is amazing. :)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

OMW, this card made me speachless... It's so moving that it almost made me emotional. It's really beautiful...

And I can see your scoring on acetate has come out perfect! No trouble! lol ;))


Poppy said...

Thanks for joining in my blog candy give away,
Good Luck.

Unknown said...

Oh Annika this is STUNNING!! I just love your creativity xx

Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

Kiki said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love every little detail.

Thanks for playing with us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Annika - a work of art!

Have a great week :)


Mel X said...

Hiya Annika - WOW this is stunning, really amazing. A wonderful make.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Marlene said...

Wowza! This is about the most intricate sympathy card I've ever's beautiful!

Tara said...

Flippin heck Annika.... it seems you're not afraid to have a go at anything!!! I would never attempt something this complex but you have done such an amazing job and it looks wonderful.... I am truly in awe of your work!!!
Thank you for your lovely comment on my card today.... and you really were spot on with the stickers, I love them!! As far as sticking stuff down goes, well I had a lightbulb moment not long ago. I had been using silicone glue previously and apart from the fact that it stinks and gets everywhere I found that things didn't always stick if they were heavy. Then I remembered that I used to use a hot glue gun years ago when I was into making dried flower arrangements and pasta baskets (it was a nineties thing, lol) so I picked one up from EBay and now I stick just about every embellishment on with it!! Hope that helps ;o)
Hugs Tara xxx

Kimba-Slydog said...

So wonderful!!!! I love it!!!

Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week.


Mina said...

oh wow Annika...this is amazingly beautiful...what a brilliant idea
Mina xxx

DeeDee said...

Stunning card!

Thank you for joining us at Hanna and Friends!

Hugs from Germany,

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

STUNNING!! REALLY STUNNING!! This is just beautiful. The coloring is so looks like it's being illuminated by a candle.

Sorry I haven't stopped by for a while, I was on vacation, but I took a look at all of the amazing cards you've been making while I was gone!! They are gorgeous as always!!

Call Me Crafty Al said...

seriously, this is just gorgeous!!!

Rhonda Emery said...

sweet card. I am now a follower.

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