Monday, July 23, 2012

The Ocean.

Here we are already at my penultimate week as a Guest Cupcake. The theme for this weeks challenge is  The Ocean.

I had an idea for this one which would involve me using  a frame of some sort and I needed it to be fairly deep. I found this tutorial here which though it is for making an actual book card,  I thought the concentina frame for inside was ideal for what I wanted. 


 So having collected up my cardstock glue and distress inks this is the frame I made.
You can see here that it is nice and deep and has a 3D effect. I found it really easy to make. 

A rummage through my stash and I  pulled out  several items to use. And here in true Blue Peter Fashion is what I made. You can see a gold coloured basket type object in the picture above which came from a perfume bottle.

A quick covering of black paint, a rope handle, some netting and it made an excellant lobster pot!! 

A strip of ribbon for hanging on the wall and here is my Ocean themed box frame.

The design team have been busy so please pop over to Cupcake Crafts and have a look at the gorgeous creations they have come up with. I hope we have inspired you to have a go yourselves at the challenge this week.

As I have used loads of snippets up of this and that I am playing over at Pixies Workshop in her Crafty Snippets challenge #30.
Also entering into the following:
Make it Monday Party: Papercrafts.
Handmade Harbour: Handmade Monday.
Crafty Ribbons: The sea,beach,boats,rocks, wet sand.
Crafty Inspirations: Altered art anyhting but a card.

42 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love your colours.xxx

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Absolutely lovely - the colours and materials you have used are gorgeous. Have you enjoyed your Cupcake Challenges? Hope you have a good week.

Violets Corner said...

Such a fantastic take on the theme and very clever use of perfume bottle thingy. It must have taken ages to make, but I can see that you enjoyed the process.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A ! What a fantastic idea ! I love it ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sandra said...

Lovely.
I love your ingenious uses of everyday stuff on your projects

Sandra xxx

Dawn said...

Totally stunning, love it. x

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello. I popped by from MIM to see your Beautiful Frame...faye

Liz, said...

Gorgeous,

Liz x

Martha said...

Fantastic underwater scene. love marine artefacts! yours has got so many textures! well done :)

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A, Totally stunning with lots of inspiration, x

Samantha Elliott said...

This is great and would look fabulous in my bathroom! Been sitting in the garden this evening with the UFO shining lovely! Someone must use alot of cleaning stuff on it to keep it shiny!

Brodders said...

Fabulous wall hanging :) - Jane x

knitnrun said...

You are so clever and imaginative. A lovely piece, yet again!

Liza said...

A gorgeous project, so clever.

Liza x

CuddlyBunny said...

Oh! Wonderful! You must have been a mermaid in a former life!

Di said...

Oh WOW - stunning Mrs A!! I love it, you clever little deep sea diver :)

Your MP stamp is on its way to me, got an email today, but I can't find your snail mail addy :(

It's not 'c/o' The Duckpond' is it? :)

Early night for me - in the hope me hair might grow back quicker!

Hugs, Di xx

Lexie Kay said...

This is fantastic!! What a great idea! I like how you cleaned out your stash at the same time!! Thanks for sharing on MIM! :0)

Pat K said...

Beautiful work. Caught you on MIM and glad I came for a closer look. pat k.x

Louise said...

Gorgeous project love all the detail and different fabrics
Hugs louise xx

Creations by Tee said...

A Beautiful Ocean Theme Altered Art piece! Hugs,Tee

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely! My favourite bit is the lobster pot! Brilliant! I love how you recycle! Hugs, Lesley

Caroline Nash said...

Wow that is so good, love the textures you have used

Sue said...

In response to your comment, after all that hard work you deserve the glass/ glasses of wine:)

This artwork is lovely, what a fabulous hanging...if I were you I'd carry on being a ''cupcake''
xxx

Faye said...

I love that you take a pile of 'stuff' and turn it into something beautiful. Only you can look at a perfume bottle and think oh yes, lobster pot! Another fabbo project. xxx

Tonya said...

This has so many pretty details. Fabulous job. Thanks for sharing this at MIM.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh that looks like a lot of fun. xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh it is so beautiful and what an amazing ocean scene you have created
Saw your link on MIM
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

dreamstar said...

Brilliant, well done. So many little bits of detail make it even more exceptional and brilliant use of perfume lid.

Lady Coral said...

Great work! I love the colors and the work itself!! Lovely! Visiting from MIM

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is really fabtastic!! Such a lot of work, but so worth it!

Jo said...

Gorgeous, I saw this on MIM and had to take a closer look. Its fantastic. Hugs Jo

Victoria said...

It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that you won with this fantastic creation! I hope it has pride of place in your home now! There's just so much interest in it, I'd end up staring at it all day!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous creation. Love the beautiful embellishments and the great color scheme! Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week...:)

Pia S said...

Your frame card looks great! Love all the colors and all the items are so nicely put together. Great work! Spotted this on MIM.

Karen C said...

This is so fun! Stopped by from MIM!
Hugs,
Karen C
#'s 3, 67, 165, 187, 222, 258, 260

Anonymous said...

hi! saw you on MIM. that is gorgeous, a true keepsake x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is such fun and so pretty! I saw it over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love .
Hugs

Bella

Lisa S. said...

How ingenius Mrs. A.. Love your frame and the creative mojo that went into making this. TFS!
I saw this lovely frame on MIM and wanted to know how this crafty lady made it. :) Glad I stopped by!

Donna said...

This is so cool Mrs A, I'm loving the little lobster net and the fab detail on the frame...perfectly done and fab piccy's too :) Donna ♥ x

La Vikinga said...

Your altered frame turned out super! Special and bright!
I like it!

Thanks for participating with us at Crafty Ribbons this time and don't forget to look at what there's to win on our Inpsitation Blog during the Olympics / Crafting for Gold - days!
Welcome back later this week for a new challenge!

La Vikinga

Crafty Kitten said...

What a stunning project. I love all the different things you have used. I have spent ages looking at all the different elements on here. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
hugs
Dawn xx

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