Monday, 18 June 2012

Fly Away with Me . . .

Hi everyone
I am sooo excited to share another project with you all using the adoreable
The postie delivered this beautiful set to me the other day {doing happy cartwheels here} and i just had to crack them open and get all inky!

I am a total hoarder when it comes to my stash and have empty chipboard alphabet  boxes just sitting waiting to be altered as i think they are way  too pretty to throw away
 ... soooo ...
with the addition of K&Company Blue Awning papers,Ribbon,buttons,glue and a Distress Ink pad to give a little aged look i was set to go . . .

First i set about covering the box on the outside and aged a little with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink pad and Blending tool.
Added a little trim in a matching colour,some buttons and inked up one of the beautiful sentiments from the set.

 stamped another sentiment from the set on the back of the box.
I then measured the inside of the box,cut paper to size and stamped the hot air balloon and another sentiment from the set Up,Up and away and then glued into place.

The inserts are so easy to use,first i stamped the polka dot inside the stamped image and then again onto scrap paper which i then cut out and used foam pads to make it more 3D.
Not the best picture…sorry…but i hope you get the idea!

Before i fly away have you checked out the new challenge for MTE ..NO..then CLICK HERE to check it out and you might have the chance to be a guest designer and win fantastic prizes..WOOHOOO . . . what are you waiting for Gooooooo!!
Well thats all for me just now 
Big hugs
XOXOXO

7 comments:

tiggertastic said...

hi hunny, long time since i have stopped by. Lovely to see you creating and having a quick update and browse around your blog.

hope you are keeping well,

sarah xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous creation. I love that stamp set you've used. TFS.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

love those hot air balloons Tracy, you did great with them!

Beautiful box, love the distressed elements, so pretty!

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

OOOOOOOOH i adore ur box,what a fab idea to recycle it,some pretty papers and stamps and Hey Presto what a beautiful gift for someone IF-you can bear to give it away...
luv ur fantastic ideas keep up the great work,luv checking through ur blog for great ideas......
luv xxx

Liz, said...

This is sooo cool. I have some of those boxes - can I copy?

Liz x

Traceyr said...

oo Tracy this is very lovely. I have to say though balloon trips are a sore point with me at the moment as I am still waiting to go up in my trip after 6 yes 6 cancellations. ho hum better get and book attempt number 7. :)

Bee Burg said...

Lovely shadow box! :-D