Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Quixotic Blog Hop Day!

Good afternoon everyone! Today we're having another Quixotic Blog Hop day, with each of the DT using the gorgeous Elisabeth Bell stamp for SCACD called Danni! That means there's a prize to be won! So what could you win? If you leave a comment on all the Design Teams blogs (links are further down) you will be entered to win the following:

1 Danni stamp (as used in all our creations today)
1 Bag of mixed charms
1 Bag of flat backed pearls

A winner will be drawn randomly on Wednesday 28th October at 1pm GMT.

A few pics today for my project! When I got my 2nd DT package from Elaine she sent me some of her newly arrived wooden shapes and in with the mix was this lovely large heart available here and such a bargain at 99p! When I saw it I couldn't wait to start altering it!


Here are some step by steps for the heart plaque:
  • Paint the edges with Adirondack acrilyic paint dabber in Cranberry or similar and leave to dry.
  • I used some Tim Holtz grunge shapes for the wings, I painted them in the same Cranberry colour and whilst wet spritzed some Shimmerz in Mudpie. Leave to dry until tacky.
  • Apply Tim Holtz Sepia Accents (whilst still tacky) which will give it a protective finish, with a warm tint and used in this way (wet and with the Shimmerz) also gives a light crackled appearance. Leave to dry.
  • Apply adhesive to the wooden heart and cover with paper-I used some MME which had been spritzed again with Shimmerz and inked with distress ink in frayed burlay and aged mahogany.
  • File edges of heart to neaten.
  • Wrap some tulle around the heart-I used Bazzill tulle in truffle available here.
  • Adhere grunge wings to the heart with strong adhesive.
  • Cut Danni out with a circle nesties shape and matt on brown core-dinations card.
  • Colour Danni and mount onto the plaque.
  • Add a butterfly from the brown Prima Say it In Pearls sheet
Here's the main pic of the card which matches the heart plaque. Danni is coloured with copics and Ranger Sepia Accents applied to image after the wings were painted with Shimmerz Spritz in Mudpie (combined with the Sepia Accents it applies a light crackled effect). Used more Prima Say it in Pearls . Machine stitching all around the edges of the MME papers and image. All other ingredients are from Quixotic Paperie.The layout of the card was using the fabby sketch over at A Spoonful of Sugar. Since I've also used Danni I think I fit the criteria over at Flutterby Wednesday too.

Here's some close-ups:~

Flower details:~
So here's the links of the other DT members that you need to visit and leave comments with, I haven't seen their projects yet so am off to visit them myself! No doubt they will have created fabulous creations though-they always do!

Rosette (Guest DT)

Good luck! Thanks so much for stopping by today! xxx

52 comments:

  1. wow wow wow every detail is perfect, love everything :)

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  2. Wow and double wow so much detail in your card, its absolutely gorgeous and stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. Utterly gorgeous, Ro. I am in love with the heart plaque. Thank you for doing such a fantastic job!

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  4. Oh my goodness Rowena your card and alter project are absolutely breathtaking. Thanks for sharing! :)
    ♥Dawn♥

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  5. Oh wow Rowena, I would have loved to have been with you when you made these two beauties - nothing better than getting all inky and using all those wonderful products !

    Your heart and card are stunning, just love them both. I shall have to try sepia accents, I have the others and love them and use them a lot. Very inspiring !

    Hugs,

    Jo xxxx

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  6. OMG - WOW !!!! These are so beautiful - I really love the heart and all those pearls on the card too. Just stunning!!!!

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  7. Hi Rowena,
    These are astonishing. The colours are so vivid and the images are so well done. The embellishments are beautiful, particularly those roses. Beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  8. Cute card! I love the flower details :)
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  9. Rowena, you never cease to amaze me with your art! I love the coloring - so wonderfully matched. All of those beautiful charms and flowers really give the card with the cute pixie image a boost. Just fantastic. I'm off to see the other stuff - I love gazing at other creations and those images - fantastic!

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  10. wow!! these are just stunning!!

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  11. Wow these are stunning love everything about it beautiful. luv gina xx

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  12. So beautiful, Just love Rowena, love the writing backing paper and the hearts is just glorious! Kim

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  13. very nicely done love all the little details that you did to pull of this fablous card and box.

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  14. Love,love, love.Another stunning project.I have been totally bowled over by the DTs stunning creations. Thank you all for giving such super inspirations.

    Have a lovely day,Mette

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  15. Wow, so much detail and your projects are beautiful!

    Cazzy x

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  16. How absolutely fab, your card looks so rich and luxurious in the reds and chocolatey browns!! Love it Rowena. Juliexx

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  17. What a beautiful job you did on those! Lovely card and box!

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  18. Wow, your Danni creations are gorgeous!! The vintage feel to them is just wonderful.
    ~Kristie, FBW team~

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  19. What can I say Rowena but this is absolutely stunning, amazing, gorgeous.......I love it!!!

    Hugs Ali x

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  20. Just beautiful Rowena! Gorgoeus colours and your distressing is fab! I love the matching altered heart you have done as well!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

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  21. WOWZER!! This is just totally AMAZING!! I so much LOVE your coloring and fab details!! Brilliant design!! TFS! HUGS

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  22. Wonderful card. Great tips too. Marion

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  23. More amazing projects! Just love all the detail, what you have done with heart is beautiful, love the wings, just gorgeous! Take CareX:)

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  24. Your cards will never cease to amaze me!!! Beth aka BR-T

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  25. Wowzer Rowena - these are totally fabulous! The colours, the tulle,
    the wings, the jewels - everything is gorgeous!!!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

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  26. Oh you colored my namesake stamp so beautifully! What wonderful projects! Just wonderful! Thanks for also playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  27. OMGoodness Rowena~~this is MARVELOUS!!!!!!!!!!
    Love everything and every detail you put into this. You ROCK!!!!
    Thanks and blessings
    Mary Lou

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  28. GORGEOUS!!! WOW I love the rich colors that you have used and such gorgeous papers as well!!! Love this sweet image too!!
    :)Kathy

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  29. I just keep travelling through the seasons yours makes me think of christmas with the gorgeous red and baubles, sorry if thats not how its suppose to be interpreted but I think its fab and certainly wouldn't object to recieving something so adorable. Thanks for the chance to win Julye

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  30. Wow Rowena
    They are both stunning,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  31. These are absoloutly stunning - I am trying to get used to altered projects i tried a photo frame but it wasn't brilliant i need someone to show me :) fancy a tutorial (big cheesy grin) :)

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  32. Rowena - I LOVE what you have done on this project. It's amazing all the different ways the design team have used the same image. Very inspiring.
    Laurane x

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  33. simply gorgeous love the way everyones is so different Christine x

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  34. wow! what stunning creations you have made!
    hugs, annie x

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  35. Oh Rowena this card is absolutely fantastic

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  36. Stunning card and plaque Rowena - absolutely beautiful!! And how kind of Elaine to offer this yummy candy - just off hopping now and will keep my fingers crossed :-)
    Pauline x

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  37. Totally gorgeous!!!
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  38. This is so pretty, so vintage and romantic. I love it.

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  39. wow hun these are stunning, truely beautiful xxxx

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  40. Fantastic card and project Rowena. Just love what you've done here.

    Kat x

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  41. This is just so fabulous. I love the distressed look and that colouring is gorgeous. Marianne x

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  42. Stunning project as usual. I love all of your creations. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  43. Bloomin' h*ck Rowena, way to go making the rest of us feel inadequate LOL You're taking it to a whole other level again hun!! AMAZING projects :)

    Hugs, Steph xxx

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  44. Your project is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring. I love the distressed look and you have inspired me to try it. Your layout and embellishments are just so beautiful and that image was colored so beautifully. Love it!

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  45. wow these are fabulous,im soo blown away with all the DTs projects,they are all amazing,look forward to what you all come up with next
    love n hugs
    liza
    xox

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  46. OMGosh!!! this card has absolutely blown me away - it's stunning. You make such wonderful cards but this one WOW!!!

    Wendy x

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  47. Stunning card! Fabulous layout and papers.
    Hugs, Vanja

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  48. Your card is gorgeous! thanks for sharing it!

    Gini

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  49. Fabulous, as usual. Your work always makes me smile. :)

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  50. Amazing work, but where've you been these last few days? Hope all is ok with you and yours
    Hugs
    Anne

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