Thursday, May 5, 2011

Anything but a CARD WHAT !!!!

If you are like me you are addicted to making cards sometimes it is hard to think outside the box.



The Challenge this week is to create an altered project ... with Mothers Day coming fast I thought that it would be a great idea to do something for my Mother.
When it comes to tastes my Mother and I could be polar opposites I like glitter , bling , bright colors ... and pink , everything should be shiny and new . My mother is a antique collector , and always says that "one mans trash is another ones treasure" This woman has more trinkets and doodads ...

So I thought that I would re-purpose a old cigar box for her. (I have tons of them) maybe something that would hold her old pocket watch collection or maybe some of her beach glass ... or some of her favorite old keys .




The project started out with white cardstock and evolved into this little piece of artwork . I used several stamps on this project
Background Basics 1, Inked Poppy, Vintage Treasures.
I used Vintage Photo ink and my Promarkers to color the Poppy. The metal findings are Tim Holtz (I love his little hinges and frames I have a ton) They are never used I just collect them but I broke them out of the package for this special project. Our ScrapHappy Sheer Glue worked perfect for adhering all the paper and also the embellishments. I found this new product called GooseBumps and I have been testing it out ... with this product all you do it spray it and it creates a bumpy texture to the cardstock or what ever project you are working on. I have to say that it is a pretty neat effect . It is now on order and we will be carrying it . (I expect it to arrive next week)


Do you want to play along this week ?



The Rules are Simple:

•Make a new card incorporating this weeks challenge (you are welcome to combine with other challenges and you do not have to use TRC stamps but if you do you'll be entered twice for the random prize draw)

• to link your card below with Mr. Linky •Mention our challenge, on your post (with a link back here)

*If you post in a public gallery use key word TRCC13


*NOTE: Please enter only one card each week! Each week we will randomly draw a winner out of the projects that are entered and the winner will win a prize.

This weeks prize is a Free 6 piece set of Letraset ProMarkers ... Spring Collection and a bottle of our ScrapHappy Sheer Glue .


Check Back tomorrow for another great Anything but a card project ...

Melissa
Stamping Queen

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice project and I love the pic of you and your Mum!
Jean R.

~Michelle~ said...

Oooh, Melissa, I LOVE this!! SIMPLY GORGEOUS! :)

moejoetreasures said...

To our Highness, "the Stamping Qeen"..... Oh BRAVO !
As ever, Moe

Melissa Forsyth-Sampaga said...

Thank you Guys ... Glad that you like it ... can not wait to see what you come up with .

Jamie said...

Lovely project! I love also reading your challenges. Love the blog.

Sabrina MacD said...

This is probably going to be my favorite challenge :)

Lenas kort said...

Lovely prosjekts :-)

The Rubber Cafe said...

Who is going to play along ?

PinkAngelCrafts said...

Fabby challenge,loving the blog,the things on it are great :)

blackdragon said...

What wonderful projects you have on here...so much inspiration...
THANK YOU.
lynx

Linda w said...

Beautiful re purposed cigar box, and lovely pic of your and your mom together. Thanks for the challenge. Hugs lin