Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Funky Fairy's Challenge 11#

The theme this week on the Funky Fairy Challenge is 'Dare to be Square'. Well when I heard this I was thinking 'outside the box' and square pegs round holes :-)
I have had this paper mache box in my drawer for 3 years so thought it was about time I did something with it. I go to night school to do mosaic so I had the idea to do a faux mosaic effect on this. I painted the box grey as I love to use grey grouting on the real thing ! I then printed some 'Cherish' papers in 3 colours from Funky Fairy Papercrafts, cut these into 2cm squares and stuck them on the top and around the base. The swirly scrolls were cut on my cricut. I then sprayed everything with a clear mat varnish to seal it all :-)
I used red cardstock for the base card and didn't want to cover too much of that up so I used a little of the the clock design paper from the same 'Cherish' set and a swirly scroll. I coloured barefoot Tilda with copics and dabbed a lovely shimmery light blue sky and green at the bottom but it doesn't show on the photo, in real life it looks lovely, honest !! I used a nestie to cut the image circle and cut the larger green circle using a fiskars circle cutter to make it slightly larger, it matched the clocks better than a scalloped one I thought !!
The sentiment was printed on the comp and stuck in a SU hardware thing!

Thanks for looking, I hope you join in the Funky Fairy Challenge this week, there is a prize of a download set from Funky Fairy Papercrafts on offer so what're you waiting for :-)

There are some lovely free paper downloads on the Blog of Inspiration
Also Shaz has added 2 more fabulous sets to the shop, Gorjuss Ginghams and Just Hanging Around both of them are absolutely gorgeous, if you click on the link it will take you straight to them :-)

I also have some blog candy to celebrate 10,000 hits ( almost !) and my good luck in all things crafty :-) so please enter, I haven't given you too many hoops to jump through ha ha !!

Lorraine x x x


debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, cute Tilda and I love the gorgeous box very chic.

Sue said...

Oh thats brill Lorraine luv the card, that box is gorgeous ya clever chick, im out 2day doin ladies what lunch!! catch ya later, sue.x

Anesha said...

Love the box and what a great idea! Great card as well. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Skipper (she :-)) does not get near the pheasants so don't worry about them.
Have a doctors appointment so talk later.
Hugs Anesha

Riet said...

what a beautiful card and box Lorriane,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Beryl (bik59) said...

This is just beautiful Lorraine, love what you've done with the box
Beryl x

pretty-pink-cards said...

I just love that creation Lorraine its fab.
Bet it took you ages but what a reult

Caroline x

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is brilliant Lorraine. I love the faux mosaic thing going on!!!
Hope all is well, will get my name down for the blog candy later as busy busy doing me things since the boys are away!!!

Jackie said...

Great card and box, love the colour combination :o)
Jackie xx

Emma said... the box and your card is so cute.
No deadlines missed today!!! Lol
Emma x

mueppi said...

Your Set is fantastic, Lorraine!!!!
I love the colours!
Hugs Gisela

coldwaters2 said...

Wow awesome creations love that box very creative and of course Tilda is looking so beautiful as always.

Lorraine x

Lesley said...

Your box and card are gorgeous Lorraine xx