Monday, July 23, 2012

The Ocean.

Here we are already at my penultimate week as a Guest Cupcake. The theme for this weeks challenge is  The Ocean.

I had an idea for this one which would involve me using  a frame of some sort and I needed it to be fairly deep. I found this tutorial here which though it is for making an actual book card,  I thought the concentina frame for inside was ideal for what I wanted. 


 So having collected up my cardstock glue and distress inks this is the frame I made.
You can see here that it is nice and deep and has a 3D effect. I found it really easy to make. 

A rummage through my stash and I  pulled out  several items to use. And here in true Blue Peter Fashion is what I made. You can see a gold coloured basket type object in the picture above which came from a perfume bottle.

A quick covering of black paint, a rope handle, some netting and it made an excellant lobster pot!! 

A strip of ribbon for hanging on the wall and here is my Ocean themed box frame.

The design team have been busy so please pop over to Cupcake Crafts and have a look at the gorgeous creations they have come up with. I hope we have inspired you to have a go yourselves at the challenge this week.

As I have used loads of snippets up of this and that I am playing over at Pixies Workshop in her Crafty Snippets challenge #30.
Also entering into the following:
Make it Monday Party: Papercrafts.
Handmade Harbour: Handmade Monday.
Crafty Ribbons: The sea,beach,boats,rocks, wet sand.
Crafty Inspirations: Altered art anyhting but a card.

42 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous,love your colours.xxx

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  2. Absolutely lovely - the colours and materials you have used are gorgeous. Have you enjoyed your Cupcake Challenges? Hope you have a good week.

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  3. Such a fantastic take on the theme and very clever use of perfume bottle thingy. It must have taken ages to make, but I can see that you enjoyed the process.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  4. This is gorgeous Mrs A ! What a fantastic idea ! I love it ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  5. Lovely.
    I love your ingenious uses of everyday stuff on your projects

    Sandra xxx

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  6. Hello. I popped by from MIM to see your Beautiful Frame...faye

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  7. Fantastic underwater scene. love marine artefacts! yours has got so many textures! well done :)

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  8. Hi Mrs A, Totally stunning with lots of inspiration, x

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  9. This is great and would look fabulous in my bathroom! Been sitting in the garden this evening with the UFO shining lovely! Someone must use alot of cleaning stuff on it to keep it shiny!

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  10. You are so clever and imaginative. A lovely piece, yet again!

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  11. A gorgeous project, so clever.

    Liza x

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  12. Oh! Wonderful! You must have been a mermaid in a former life!

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  13. Oh WOW - stunning Mrs A!! I love it, you clever little deep sea diver :)

    Your MP stamp is on its way to me, got an email today, but I can't find your snail mail addy :(

    It's not 'c/o' The Duckpond' is it? :)

    Early night for me - in the hope me hair might grow back quicker!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  14. This is fantastic!! What a great idea! I like how you cleaned out your stash at the same time!! Thanks for sharing on MIM! :0)

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  15. Beautiful work. Caught you on MIM and glad I came for a closer look. pat k.x

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  16. Gorgeous project love all the detail and different fabrics
    Hugs louise xx

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  17. A Beautiful Ocean Theme Altered Art piece! Hugs,Tee

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  18. Lovely! My favourite bit is the lobster pot! Brilliant! I love how you recycle! Hugs, Lesley

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  19. Wow that is so good, love the textures you have used

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  20. In response to your comment, after all that hard work you deserve the glass/ glasses of wine:)

    This artwork is lovely, what a fabulous hanging...if I were you I'd carry on being a ''cupcake''
    xxx

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  21. I love that you take a pile of 'stuff' and turn it into something beautiful. Only you can look at a perfume bottle and think oh yes, lobster pot! Another fabbo project. xxx

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  22. This has so many pretty details. Fabulous job. Thanks for sharing this at MIM.

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  23. Oh it is so beautiful and what an amazing ocean scene you have created
    Saw your link on MIM
    Cheers
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  24. Brilliant, well done. So many little bits of detail make it even more exceptional and brilliant use of perfume lid.

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  25. Great work! I love the colors and the work itself!! Lovely! Visiting from MIM

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  26. This is really fabtastic!! Such a lot of work, but so worth it!

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  27. Gorgeous, I saw this on MIM and had to take a closer look. Its fantastic. Hugs Jo

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  28. It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that you won with this fantastic creation! I hope it has pride of place in your home now! There's just so much interest in it, I'd end up staring at it all day!

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  29. This is such a fabulous creation. Love the beautiful embellishments and the great color scheme! Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week...:)

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  30. Your frame card looks great! Love all the colors and all the items are so nicely put together. Great work! Spotted this on MIM.

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  31. This is so fun! Stopped by from MIM!
    Hugs,
    Karen C
    #'s 3, 67, 165, 187, 222, 258, 260

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  32. hi! saw you on MIM. that is gorgeous, a true keepsake x

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  33. This is such fun and so pretty! I saw it over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love .
    Hugs

    Bella

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  34. How ingenius Mrs. A.. Love your frame and the creative mojo that went into making this. TFS!
    I saw this lovely frame on MIM and wanted to know how this crafty lady made it. :) Glad I stopped by!

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  35. This is so cool Mrs A, I'm loving the little lobster net and the fab detail on the frame...perfectly done and fab piccy's too :) Donna ♥ x

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  36. Your altered frame turned out super! Special and bright!
    I like it!

    Thanks for participating with us at Crafty Ribbons this time and don't forget to look at what there's to win on our Inpsitation Blog during the Olympics / Crafting for Gold - days!
    Welcome back later this week for a new challenge!

    La Vikinga

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  37. What a stunning project. I love all the different things you have used. I have spent ages looking at all the different elements on here. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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