Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Chocolates By The Sea Shore

I can't believe that yet another wednesday has rolled in!  and it's the middle of March already, where do the weeks go to eh?  They say "time flies when you're having fun" it just goes to show how much fun I am having working with the delicious Queen Kat Design stamps and the fantastically talented ladies who make up the rest of the Design Team!

My regular visitors will know that every wednesday I spotlight one of my projects on the Whimsical Ink Sorority (WIS) blog for Queen Kat Designs.  I also like to show the project here on my blog too, that way my regular visitors and those who visit the WIS blog both get to see my projects each week. 

Today's project isn't a card - but it does have a birthday link!  One of my lovely friends is going to have a birthday next month and I thought I'd like to make her a little 'something special' to go with her card.  What better than the combination of Belgian chocolate shells and one of Maigan Lynn's beautiful mermaids?  This little beauty is called 'By the Sea Shore' - isn't she just adorable?  What's even better is that she is available in the QKD Store with a massive 40% off the price!  How good is that?  If you want to take a look and maybe slip her into your shopping cart here's the direct link.

I used a C6 cello bag to hold the chocolates and created a closure for the top with a piece of aqua coloured card which I punched along the bottom with a Martha Stewart border punch.  On top of this I added a strip of paper from the DCWV Pocket Full of Posies pad, which again I edged with the same border punch.  Over the two layers of card, I wrapped a length of dark blue organza ribbon and tied it in a bow offset to the right.  Before I tied the bow I incorporated a couple of lengths of fine pearl beading, just to add a little contrasting colour over the ribbon.  Either side of the bow, I attached some small blue paper roses.

I cut out the image with a nestabilities deckle edge oval die and attached this over a layer cut from dark blue metallic card, with a slightly larger die from the same set.  I coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers, adding a little Spica glitter pen in dark blue and clear to parts of the image.  I decided to use different shades of blue for the shells and plants which surround her rather than introducing too many different colours.  I really love this stamp as it can be used in so many different ways.

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my project today and that you'll visit again soon as I will have more projects on here to share with you.  Although I do put my WIS projects on here, it is well worth a visit to the WIS Blog as every day there are new and exciting projects displayed to inspire you. 
Just before you go, I'd just like to remind you again of the fabulous sale running over in the QKD Store right now, 40% off most of the stamps in the Store - an offer too good to miss if you ask me!!   There are also new stamps being released today, so well worth a visit to the Store to see what's available.

Thanks again for visiting and if you'd care to leave me feedback I would be so happy - I love reading all your comments!



juniejo said...

WOW Wynneth I love your project !!! Your colour as ever is beautiful !!! Did you eat the chocolates??? Are there any left LOL???

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Such a cute project! love the beatiful image!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Mmmmmm. Fab project Wynneth. Lauren x

dragon said...

Love the creations with your mermaids Wynneth..
OOOh chocolates too.. Yummmmmy.

Lynn xx

Annie said...

delicious and beautiful Wynneth! I do love your little mermaids and what a fabulous idea to incorporate them into a gift. I am nursing a touch of a headache today .. .. so just staying in pjs and catching up with my blogging friends. I think I'll have to pass on Saturday's craft demo but perhaps might be able to pop in for an hour if Mark drops me off. Catch up with you soon.
hugs, annie x

Kathyk said...

Smashing idea beautifully executed(as always).

Tammi said...

What a yummy treat bag, beautifully done Wynneth! ~Hugs

miscanthuscrafts said...

yummy project. XX