Friday 11 February 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge # 16 - Hearts

Hi Everyone

I emailed the link for this post to Tim H himself and guess what??????  I got a reply from him - he thanked me and thinks the heart is BEAUTIFUL. Woo Hoo, Tim has visited my blog, how cool is that?

It's Friday again and the weekend starts here - yay. Hope you have got some nice things planned. Hopefully I will get in the garden tomorrow and start the spring clear up.

This week the challenge at the Stamp Man is to see hearts. I really had to rack my brains as to what I could make. I had recently bought some of those sweet little boxes for altering and yay I had a heart shaped one, so there was my starting point. I got out my TH rosette die to make the top embellishment but knew it would probably be too big and thought it would look better if it was a heart shape, so I set about altering the strip to make this fabulous heart rosette, I am just sooooo pleased with it. So much so, I made lots of them and they fit perfectly into the box.

Don't you just love it when something comes together like this? Real satisfaction. But I also wanted to link this to the CoC challenge at the amazing Linda's blog at Studio L3. I just can't believe that we only have 4 more challenges left to finish all the ideas in TH's fab book. So this week it is to use the rusted enamel technique and I have created lots of little hearts (as seen on the box and the pic below) and other embellishments that are going to be part of the goodies in the box to be given away.

So having papered, painted and stuck things on this is the finished thing. Must be careful what I say now, cos this is destined to become a birthday present soon, so shhhh.

Paper made by Jill at The Stamp Man using Moonglow sprays and webbing spray. (Thanks Jill it is perfect for this box)
Trim given to me by my sister.
TH Rosette die
DI worn lipstick and vintage photo
Clear embossing powder
Eco-friendly acrylic paint in gold

Have fun today.

luv and hugs{brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Crafty Emmas - Red and Romance
Whoopsi Daisy - Hearts
Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts
Stampalicious - Hearts
Papertake Weekly - Have a heart
For Fun Challenges - Hearts
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Hearts a flutter
Stampin Royalty - Hearts
Simon Says Stamp - Anything but a card  (Tim Holtz rossette strip die used and DIs)



Lisa Jane said...

oh this is Gorgeous .. i love those pleated hearts
Lisa ;)

cheryl said...

oh hun this is lush,just love how you have pleated the hearts hugs cheryl xxxx

Fliss said...

Wow! Just gorgeous Brenda and turning the rosette into a heart is a fabulous idea so must give that a go having finally got my hands on the die at Christmas.
Have a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Junibears said...

Oh you do such clever things Brenda you make me gasp! Such a pretty box and those pleated hearts...well...! Hugs xx

Juls said...

just gorgeous!!! loving the dimension of this!! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

Hi, finally I'm finding some time to do some blog hopping, been so busy lately... seems I missed so much here, love this project!!! Ooops you say the challenge is to MAKE hearts , hadn't seen that! I just entered my card with hearts papers :) oops

Cards By MI said...

This is soo cute! A wonderful project of yours. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Brenda,
Oh, this is adorable!!! AND I love the hearts that are folded--perfection!!! I hope you have a beautiful, creative weekend~sending hugs,

Chrissie said...

FANTASTIC. Would love a tutorial on how to alter the rosette into a heart.

Netty said...

Gorgeous box and so loving your pleated hearts, how clever of you. Brilliant work my friend. Annette x

aqualeiga said...

A great project, and what a brilliant gift for a crafty friend! Thanks for sharing with us at FOR FUN this week. Hugs, Ali x

Margreet said...

your heart box is so adorable, the rosette hearts so've used beautiful papers to create them....have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, lovin those hearts just fab!!
Have a fab weekend hun
hugs shell xx

oops Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!

lisa said...

Your box is truly gorgeous Brenda. I love the pleated heart. Still haven't tried out these rosettes. I'd love a tutorial too if you've got a mo!!
It'll make a lovely pressie for some lucky person.
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Hugs Lisax

Zue said...

So pretty, really beautiful and useful. I really love the pleating!
Sue xx

CraftyC said...

A beautiful project Brenda. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

The Stamp Man said...

Wow, stunning Brenda! How clever are you altering the rosette into a heart. The finished box is really beautiful.

Jill x

Pami said...

Hi Brenda, wow this is gorgeous, just love the box and the hearts look amazing. And the man himself likes them, what more can you say!!! Pami x

Linda S. said...

Your project is just beautiful. Your friend will be surprised and delighted. So you heard from the real TH, huh? Lucky you, and well deserved. Count me as one who would like a tut. on your technique.

Brenda Brown said...

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all your comments, so lovely to read them.
I am on the case for a tutorial, just finishing it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW The Lord has been by your blog, I am not worthy any more. Ohhh I would be sooo excited. Love the box and rosettes they are super cute. I really like your new pic too. Love Hazelxoxo

Gem said...

Brenda I love these, they are all so pretty :) x

Monique said...

What a fabulous little project Brenda..I love those pleated hearts...Very nice :)..Thanks for playing along with Totally Stampalicious :)

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous such a clever idea just wonderful. XOXO Zoe

MarleneMAZ said...

Just fabulous! no wonder that Tim left you a comment for such a brilliant use of the rosette die.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Brenda, your brilliant heart box is stunning! What a great way to use the rosette die-- it's perfect! I love the collection you created. The colors are yummy, and what a treat it would be to receive a stack of those little beauties in a pretty box like this. Your rusted enamel embellishments are truly the icing on a very gorgeous cake! Great job, and I'm so glad you sent them to Tim. I'm sure he was delighted!

Rleen said...

WOW! Brenda, your creations are stunning! I love them all!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week. Hope to see your creation again next week challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

Helen Dooley said...

This is just too cool. I really think its adorable. Thanks fro playing along on FOr Fun.

Unknown said...

Brenda, this is just gorgeous, is there no end to your talents????? Stunning work & a personal email from TH, wow, you lucky girl. Have a good weekend xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Brenda, love the hearts.

Sande said...

Awesome creations!

Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this week!

Hugs, Sande

papertrails leaver said...

oh how stunning! Love your rosettes! Thanks for joining us at Penny's! Good luck! :-) Amy

Courtney said...

This is so pretty Brenda! Thanks for playing along with our “Hearts a Flutter” Challenge this week at Penny’s. Good Luck!


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love your pleated hearts - thanks so much for the tutorial x

Shirl said...

Brenda Brenda what to say except totally stunning I adore it.
Hugs Shirley x x

Judy Wood said...

love your box! great use of technique! i make boxes and bags and sell them at local stores. here's my link to the box designs... enjoy!

Basslady said...

a brilliant and noble idea!

looks awesome!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

craftymum said...

his is just beautiful Brenda. I love the tutorial you did too. Thank you for that
hugs sarah x

Christine said...

I just love those pleated hearts. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

Meera said...

Those hearts are perfect.

Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun.

Meera x

sallysbitz2 said...

WOW, what a stunning creation x

Thanks for joining us @ For Fun Challenges.

hugs sally x

Jane said...

WOW! this is gorgeous!! congratulations on your visit from Tim! Wow! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane x

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge, sorry that my comment is so late!

Made by Mandy said...

Hey Brenda, first of all congratulations on Sir Tim's visit, you must be really, really pleased about that.

Your project is lovely and the pleated hearts are very pretty. My birthday is in September nod nod wink wink :)

Thank you very much for entering our Hearts challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the prize draw