Sunday, July 19, 2015

A summer romance

It's a great idea to be supplied a mood board and having to take one's inspiration from there. Makes one feel like a pro :-)

I wanted to create something about romance and travel (Paris!) and use that great color combo blue-white-brown.

Instead of making another ATC card I took my cue from Stampotique challenge where Twinchies are asked for.  What could one use twinchies for? The size is that of a small tile, and has nice space to work on.
I decided to make a set of magnets. It will be a nice gift for someone.
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I stamped the background curlicues with porcelain blue chalk ink, fussy cut a few butterflies from an old nature guide, stamped the sentiments (Hero Arts, Cherry Pie) on a tissue with brown Archival. The Eiffel tower is from a Crafty Individuals picture pad, the musical instruments from a magazine ad (in 1923).
I backed the twinchies with brown cardboard and inked the sides in brown too.

The shiny finishing is called Dimensional Magic. It creates a almost resin-like glossy raised surface. My thinking was that it will make the magnets smudge free and easy to clean.
That stuff needs to dry 3 hours, but I left it overnight.

Entering this project into:
Anything but Cute:  #3 Summer Romance
Stampotique SDC204: Twinchies
and last but not least into Rubber Dance Art July color challenge

Tein lahjaksi setin magneetteja. Nämä ovat kaksituumaisia, eli pienen kaakelin kokoisia. Oikein passeli koko, siihen mahtuu tekemään kunnolla. Tuumaiset on olleet vähän liian pieniä minun makuuni (tai sitten nakkisormeni ovat estäneet näin pienimuotoista näperteyä...).
Leimasin vaalealle taustalle sinisellä musteella, liimailin päälle erilaisia kuvia. Tekstit on leimattu silkkipaperille. Lopuksi liimasin ruskean pahvin taustalle, mustasin reunatkin ruskealla (haasteiden värimaailma oli sini-valko-ruskea) ja päälle valutin koholakkaa. Magneetteja liikutellaan usein, ajattelin että niiden on parasta olla helposti puhdistettavia.


  1. These are really pretty. Love practical art. Hugz

  2. Tosi upeuksia. Varasin sinulle aika kultaa muistot 1 ja haluaisin Et saa lähteä-kortin jos on vapaana.

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  4. Wow Alice, these are just fabulous! I can't believe how much detail you squeezed into such small spaces! Paris has such a romantic feel and the addition of the butterflies and flowers really brings a touch of summer romance to them as well. Just wonderful!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Summer Romance' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  5. Wowzers! Such a small space to work with! You packed a punch with all the techniques and details in these little treasures. It sure is a happy day to see our designs. Fantabulous!

    Thanks for joining in our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  6. Sweet projects and so romantic with the music floating in the background of each one. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  7. I love the fact that they are so different! What a great idea - love it! cxx

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering your pretties to our July challenge. Nice to see you with us again! :-)

  9. So pretty lovely!! Thank you for entering the Rubber Dance Challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

  10. What a gorgeous project this is with so many amazing details!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining the Summer Romance challenge I am hosting at Anything But Cute!!
    Samra DT