Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Dutch Doobadoo meets Twisted Tuesday!

I was a very lucky person and have been sent a lot of wonderful products to play with from Dutch Doobadoo and am so in love with them, that it's my new "crush". They are going to be sold by Your Creativity Store and if you haven't seen them before, you need to go and investigate.

The theme this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges to make "anything but a card" with the added twist of adding chipboard to your project. I haven't used traditional chipboard on my project but delish softboard elements that are very similar to chipboard.

For my project I have used the back piece of a frame .... the bit that holds your picture/photo in place and also becomes the stand (gosh, I hope that makes sense). Luckily I took a photo to show everyone what I meant if my explanation fell a little short!

I have used papers from Kaiser Craft which I have layered and cut in to, creating my background. I added the softboard (chipboard) honeycomb to the side coloured with distress inks and metallic gold pan pastels. Lovely soft, shimmery effect which isn't that clear in the photo but in real life, looks wonderful.

The butterfly stamp is from a new range of stamps by Nikky Hall for Your Creativity Store and are being released this weekend ..... watch this space. I have added a Dutch Doobadoo card butterfly to the centre for added depth. Some ribbon roses and a huge paper flower added to the corner to add texture.

Again, the postcard is another of the stamp "new releases" which I stamped on to Kaiser Craft paper, edged with metallic gold pan pastel and finally added a heart held in place with a 7 Gypsies embellishment. I have added some tiny little butterflies in different places to add movement to my picture.

... yep, you guessed it, the sentiment is also part of the stamps to be released this weekend and adore this motivational saying. Again stamped on to Kaiser Craft paper, mounted on to cream card which has been coloured with distress inks and metallic gold pan pastels, held in place with more 7 Gypsies embellishments. The ribbon and butterfly were added for dramatic effect (lol).

So here is my finished project which I really enjoyed making "from scratch" and was pleased how my recycling turned out too. Many thanks for taking the time to read right to the end of this ubber long post too,

x x x

I am entering my framed picture (only description I could think of ... sorry) to the following challenges:
Crafting from the heart - anything goes/use flowers
Love to scrap - anything goes
Make It Monday - anything goes
Take a word - anything vintage
Eclectic Ellapu - anything but a card
Pile It On - sentiment as the focus
A Creative Romance - sentiment as focus
Crafty Hazelnut - patterned papers
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Challenges for everybody - anything goes


Unknown said...

This is so beautiful, I love every element. Thanks for playing along at Crafting From The Heart.
Cheers Nicole DT

Angie said...

Very elegant looking frame!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT said...

OMG Lou this is stunning - love it! x

Sim said...

ADORABLE indeed!
I love it, and your blog too! :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Love this - so artistic!

Karon said...

WOW, Lou - this is gorgeous. What a fabulous idea to use the frame backing for your creation. I love all the elements you have managed to include. Thanks for stopping by.

Angela Westland Australia said...

Absolutely love your project - so original - absolutely fabulous and just a fantastic project you have made – it’s great to see something different. Very well done and the best of luck – thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Remember you can enter 3 projects each month. I would love you to join my blog,I have joined your blog today. Happy Crafting. Ange xxoo

Unknown said...

Stunning project! I love the embellishments and overall design. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday. Hugs, Lisa DT

Isobel said...

Great project thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart and good luck x

Wendy said...

What a pretty project! Love the new stamps. Your colours, layers and textures are gorgeous. Spotted it on MIM XX

Unknown said...

WOW love everything about this project,fab thank you for joining in with us at CFTH and good luck

Peanut said...

WOWZER Lou! This quite an stunning creation. Look at those lovely detail...I'm in awe!
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Lou this is beautiful I love all the detail!!
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

Stunning!! I love all the elements.. Those butterflies are just stunning. Just gorgeous!! Saw you on MIM!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

Diny Sprakel said...

What a nice project love all the details, regards Diny

BethieJ said...

Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!!
Have a GREAT day!

Chris said...

so pretty, I read to the end because this is so pretty and I wanted to learn all your "tricks".

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Unknown said...

Love this card.. so much to look at! Great work!! Thanks for playing with us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog!!
Cathy DT

Electra said...

Wow, this is spectacular! It's not easy to put together so many elements in a way that creates magic, but you have certainly done it! Thanks you for joining us at Opus Gleui!

Electra said...

Wow, this is spectacular! It's not easy to put together so many elements in a way that creates magic, but you have certainly done it! Thanks you for joining us at Opus Gleui!