Monday, 19 May 2014

Anne is bursting with butterflies!

Our DTMSM (DT Members' Special Mention) badge is awarded every challenge to the entry we think has the most creative and original inspiration behind it. It might just be a blog badge but we hold it in high esteem! Our guest spotlight today is our DTMSM winner from March who has taken time out to share her latest passion with us...



Anne)
I was so thrilled to be given a DTMSM Award for my storage box, it is a real honour to be sharing a project with you today!  I have been crafting most of my life in some form or other and since discovering stamping and die cutting about 7 years ago, I have never looked back. I am slightly addicted to the new Artist Trading Block (ATB) trend.

Once I was given the theme of 'Nature's Glories'  I just had to create something with the new large Eileen Hull ATB die that I purchased from Country View Crafts and also my Tim Holtz Butterfly Frenzy strip die.  Is there anything more glorious in nature than a butterfly?
The box was die cut, assembled and decorated with some beautiful Maja Design papers, Distress Inks and a few butterflies from the strip die were added.  There is a little surprise inside the box.

A kaleidoscope of butterflies burst out when the box is opened.  The butterflies are also from the strip die, they have each been edged with Broken China Distress ink and mounted onto some acetate to give them some movement. If you would like more details, you can find these over on my blog.



Wow, we love this explosion of butterflies Anne - amazing! Thank you!

Are you motivated? Are you inspired? Feeling creative? We hope so because we'd like to see more entries for our 'Nature's glories' challenge! There is still almost 2 weeks left so plenty of time for you to get crafty and enter a project.

Next up is a project from one of our DTMs..... just a few days.....

Chris and the team. xxx

22 comments:

Rita said...

What a fabulous ATB. The colours are gorgeous and those fluttering butterflies are stunning. You definitely are Queen of the trading blocks Anne. Love your picture at the top of the post. Hugs Rita xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Ooooooooh Anne, that is fabulous. Gorgeous choice of colours, love it. Nikki xx

rachel said...

wow Anne - what a glorious ATB - this is stunning - a burst of beautiful butterflies - and well done on your award!! You so deserve it you clever lady!!! Hugs rachel xx

Carole Z said...

A much deserved guest DT Anne, this is absolutely stunning...those butterflies are so beautiful...well done on your award, hugs Carole Z xx

Redanne said...

Apologies, my first comment went off into cyberspace!

Thank you so much for having me as Guest today, it was a joy to create this ATB especially for this. Thank you too, for the lovely comments. Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Anne, as I said on your own blog, this is one incredible box!! I also love how you photographed it against that blue background. Would love to know how you did that, it looks brilliant!!

Chris Warner said...

This is beautiful Anne, creative and so well put together. Thank you for guesting with us today and supporting our 'Nature's glories' challenge. Chris xxx

Buttons said...

Oh Anne this is a joy to behold! I love the way those butterflies burst from the ATB and the way you give us a 'sneak peek' for this surprise on the sides of the block. You are a hugely talented lady and deserve this award so much. Bravo indeed! Jenny xxx

Georgie C said...

This is stunning! Beautiful colours and design, I love everything about it. x

Paper Profusion said...

Congratulations again Anne - this is such a beautiful stunner. You've totally rocked the atb and strip dies. Nicola x

Juliz Design Post said...

A well deserved congratulations Anne. Beautiful work, love the colours and the surprise of the butterflies inside is just the icing on the cake.
Julie x

Chris said...

Wow, this is fabulous. Congratulations Anne.

I love butterflies and recently made my first ATB.

Almo said...

Congratulations Anne! a brilliant guest design piece. What a stunning flurry of butterflies. Mo x

Angela Radford said...

Congratulations Anne, you know I love this but just wanted to pop over to say hi.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Lisa H said...

fabulous ATB!!

Sandy said...

Congratulations Anne - you have heaps of talent and this butterfly box is beautifully flighty. I swear kid - you are just down right pretty - Beautiful skin and gorgeous smile. You are one of the happiest ladies I know. I am not going to talk to you about your talent right now - I am feel somewhat JEALOUS!!!!!!
Sandy xx

Terry said...

Way to go Anne! You are the queen of ATB's and those floating butterflies are amazing! This is just a pretty box! Hugs!

Helen said...

No wonder you got special mentions, lol this is stupendous!! Off to read more about it now.

butterfly said...

Pure genius - what a stunning ATB... a brilliant guest spot, congratulations!
Alison xx

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful piece!

Robbin McCrumb said...

Beautiful! Where do you get your inspirations for your projects?

toni said...

Fabulous ATB Anne, I've said it before and I'll say it again, you r work is so beautifully finished not a stray cut or shimmer of glue out of place. How you've managed that with all those beautiful butterflies I'll never know ! Xx