Friday 20 June 2014

Georgie's got game SET & MATCH!

We love it when our winners say "Yes" and accept out invitations to do a guest highlight with us and today we have a beautiful set of makes from our guest (or is that guestS? >;o)  )...

Georgie C of Little Blue Craft Box
Hi there, I’m Georgie and live in the quiet county of Dorset with my husband, son and two dogs. Since the age of two I have been messing around with colour, be it paints, crayons and even shoe polish (much to my mum’s annoyance) :) and from there a love of all things ‘art' grew. I couldn’t believe it when I was awarded the DTMs Special Mention for April and asked to be a guest designer. It’s such a privilege.

With this month’s theme being 'Only Men Allowed’ my thoughts went straight to Fathers Day, so I created a tag in place of a card, and a pillow box to house the iTunes card that my husband would like from our one year old son… Yup, still trying to figure out how Isaac will buy this too! :) Pillow boxes are perfect for giving away little gifts like this and a great way to get creative.

For the tag - I swiped over with Distress Inks Antique Linen, Old Paper, Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky and edged with Black Soot. Stamped some cogs.Then I ran it through the big shot with the cogs embossing folder and gave them a layer of archival ink and some Treasure Gold. I added a few cogs using the Cheery Lynn die and applied Sapphire, and White Fire Treasure Gold to them. I chose the Tim Holtz sentiment ‘know in your heart you are loved’ - it’s for Father’s Day after all. Then actual cogs and winders for watch making to give it that something extra.

For the pillow box - I wanted something ‘art journal’ style, so the same Distress Inks were used along with some Tattered Angels and Gelatos on heavy weight cartridge paper. I chose the Tim Holtz sentiment because this is meant to be coming from my son :) and he is still little(ish), so it seemed appropriate.

Thank you Country View Crafts for letting me come and guest design for you.

Beautiful texturing and layering in these Georgie and fabulous colours, such gorgeous makes - thank you!

So many ideas, so many options.... We'd like to see more of what you're up to please so don't be bashful just jump on in - CREATE & ENTER! >;o)

Our next post is Sunday when I'll be showing you my second project, I hope to see you there.

Have fun!

Chris and the team xxx