Sunday, 15 April 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 30 - Earth Tones

Good afternoon, my lovelies! It's time for another challenge at Dream Valley and this fortnight we're asking for Earth Tones. Think browns, creams, greys, russets, maybe a touch of green...

Our sponsor is Bead Crafty who are offering one lucky person a massive £20 to spend in their online store! Have a look at their website, it's an absolute treasure trove!

I decided to make some little notecards and a box for them, following instructions on the Scor-Pal website here. It was the lovely Jules who made a set in January who linked to the page.

The cards are tiny, just 8cm square. The sunflowers are a stamp by Great Impressions.

I had great fun making the paper that I used for my paper-piecing, using Distress Inks as shown by Tim Holtz here. He uses Perfect Pearls, but I sprayed with gold Glimmer Mist, and the sheen is lovely!

The box is made from a sheet of Bo Bunny double-sided card, and the ribbon is from stash. It took longer than I expected to cut out the fiddly flowers and leaves, but I'm really pleased with the result!!

I'm entering into the ABC Challenge which is 'N for Neutrals.'

Go across to Dream Valley and you'll see some fabulous inspiration, including jewellery and scrapbooking, from the talented DT. Then join in! You've got two weeks, so on your marks... get set... GO!!!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


Anonymous said...

Hi Mags

Thanks for the info, I have entered my link but am new to entering blog challenges, it is an old post of mine, I hope that is ok?

Love your cards by the way, the colours are beautiful.

Rach xx

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous. I love making notecards. xx

Aunty Sue said...

just love this and what a lovely present it would make

Hazel said...

Hi Mags

What a great idea and stunning notecards - love the image with those colours too.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip.

Hazel x

Carrie's Corner said...

What an adorable note card set! Love the sunflowers!


Donna said...

These are beautiful Mags and a great idea with the mathing wallet, beautifully done :) Donna x

Debs said...

totally gorgeous hon..must check out that tut :0)..hugs Debs x

Kathleen said...

Just fabulous Mags, love the gorgeous elegant look
Kat xx

mags said...

This is just gorgeous Mags. Love the box and the notecards are super. The image is gorgeous. Will definitely have to try this out.
Was lovely to meet up yesterday at Ally Pally. My feet are still aching today lol.

coops said...

these are gorgeous mags.stunning gift set and i love the natural colours :D

xx coops xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

I love the great vintage sunflowers, awesome idea!!!

Susie said...

Oh Mags, these are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and design- beautiful stamp- and the box is brilliant! Susie x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags this is one super project loving the box and those cards the paper piecing of those flowers is awesome.
Lorraine x

Tab said...

Gorgeous, my the image!
Hugs Tab xxx

Mel said...

This is just awesome my wee sweetie!
I adore the wee box and the colours are just awesome!
What a perfect wee gift set! Perfect wee gift too!
Hugs Melly xxx

Unknown said...

love this project... great box and great cards...!!!
thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge