14 September 2012

Rosepunk Bouquet

It's Friday already!!! That was my first thought this morning. My second thought was 'Oh ****, I've missed the deadline for Linda Ledbetter's enamelling challenge even though that part of my current card is done!' Hey ho missus, either start earlier or stop procrastinating. Hmm, so I got in this morning and got on with it (warning - sunglasses required!)...

Now I may have missed Linda's challenge, but this was made to experiment with a number of techniques and fits with the following challenges;

Apologies that this image is a little blurry - it is by far the best of a bad bunch as this part of the card seemed to move around of its own accord! The kiss technique has been used on the banner with cogs (DI Peeled Paint) kissed with a diamond pattern (DI Fired Brick) to give a more mottled look.
Gosh I hope that shows up - it is one of those days when it feels like it would be so much better to physically send this to the various challenge teams so they could really see it!!!
And the vase? Ha ha! The crafting genius that it Anita Houston did a tutorial HERE - I didn't have a spare plastic bottle cover so I cut and shrank a bottle shape from shrink plastic, carefully moulding it slightly around an candle when it was still hot!

The enamelled plaque (see Tim Holtz' Compendium of Curiosities 2 page 44) was done with some Stampendous cogs. The background got my fingers in a right state (Jenni Bowlin Chili Pepper/Chicken Feed and DI Fired Brick/Spiced Marmalade).

Believe it or not the cogs stamped on those flowers was also done using the kissing method and a Vintage Sewing cloth stamp but again, I need to build Dr Who's Tardis to whip round and show you all!!

OK, that covers the card. Now a couple of photos of those scones and homemade blackcurrant jam I mentioned a couple of weeks ago and forgot to post... needless to say these didn't last the night!

Are you hungry now? Time to fly (not literally, although it would be a helpful skill!) Stuff to do as ever. Hope this finds you as it leaves me, ideas a'bubblin and covered in ink:)
Hugs, Buttons x


  1. Cor, zingy-popping colour, love it loads... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Mmm yum yum. Those scones look scrumptious !! How I love jam and cream.

    Your card is beautiful Buttons....must have a gander at Anita's technique. I love those flowers and the colour is certainly suited to the changes entered. Good luck in all of them. Crafty hugs
    Annie xx

  3. Wow, a crafting and domestic goddess!!! Firstly, thank you so much for helping me to look at things differently yesterday (?). I'm now going to look for challenges when I've made something, not the other way around. Alison (Butterfly) also said she'd done this.
    Secondly, your card is gorgeous! I love the colour, the texture and the little bottle is stunning - I haven't seen that on Anita's blog but I will be clicking on your link after this comment!
    Thirdly, and lastly you'll be glad to know, your scones look fab and home-made jam is amazing. I will not be showing this to my husband otherwise his expectations may become unbearable!!
    You a good crafty friend and you have probably sorted me out for a while to come.

  4. Hi Buttons, glad you found a use for your Jenni Bowlin purchase, it looks amazing, I am really into bright zingy colours at the moment (probably the lack of summer...) so it is right up my street, love it! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. This is so striking and full of vibrant colour! I LOVE LOVE the bottle,it looks amazing and a wonderful make! Do you post those scones!!!! - they look delicious!!! Sadly I cannot bake for toffee , unless black is the order of the day!!! Now , burnt I can do! Trace x

  6. I love your card Buttons, gorgeous hot Summer colours, and what a fab crackled bottle. The scones don't look too shabby either lol. We have some home made apricot jam from last year - goodness knows how it's lasted so long x

  7. Wow, that card is SMOKIN'!

    The scones look tasty too...shame there's none left...

  8. A great card...the unusual combination with the gears and flowers looks so well...the vase is amazing Buttons! Great!
    And the scones, oh my...please send them hahaha, the water is in my mouth already...

    greetings, Alie :-)

  9. oooh those scones look delish....and loving your beautiful card, such fab colours. Annette x

  10. Wow, your card is rockin', superb flowers and love, love, love those colours.

    Sam xxx

  11. Love the luscious pinky peachiness - and the vase is ace!

  12. Hi
    That bottle is a cute idea and love the crackled appearance to it.
    The colours are so bright and cheerful, warming me up on this cold September evening.
    Have all the scones been eaten ... there is no photograph at my end!

  13. The colours don't come much hotter than these and your bottle rocks :)
    Have a good weekend
    Von ♥

  14. Wow the bright sizzling colours are amazing Buttons, you certainly have used them to great effects. I love the bottle, really sweet and all the techniques have come together beautifully to create a superb card.
    Have a great creative weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  15. Wow, I love these colours together - and your bottle is so clever. These scones look delicious, and with blackcurrant jam as well! Swoon! Vicky x

  16. How cool is your bottle and those delicious berry colours with texture are devine BUT not as good as those amazing scones. I'll be over for morning tea tomorrow so make certain to keep me some!

  17. What a bright and cheerful card! The pink is really poping of my screen! Love the color combi with the steampunk twist! That vase looks so cool! Hugs, Sandra

  18. Lol...me...no no YOU are the genius!!! Shrink Plastic??? What a brilliant idea and then how you formed it with heat even better! I thought it was a real mini bottle! And Rose Punk?!? Your gonna start a new trend...just another bout of geniousness!!! And...I'm lying around in bed surfing, having not eaten a thing, and now my mouth is watering like a rabied dog! Oh how I wish I could come over for brekky!!!

  19. Wow, sizzling hot! Fantastic card - your flowers are wonderful... I missed the CCII this week too - sometimes something's gotta give - but I love your enamelled background. I'm definitely going to have a play with the technique regardless. And a big WOW to your bottle; thanks for the link to Anita's tutorial - don't know how I missed that one!!
    Alison x

  20. Well color me pink and call me happy! I'm over joyed at the outcome of your card. The brilliant colors with the kissed patterns and that wonderful X's and O's. I'm in awe of your beautiful creation and wonderful techniques. Shrink wrap over a candle...now that's mad skill right there. Would LOOOVE to see your Tardis. My son's friend just bought a Dalek Dress for homecoming...can't wait to see that! As for the scones. My address is... ;)

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx

  21. Love the colours used on this and also the number of different techniques and ideas incorporated. Great work - shame you missed one of the deadlines (keeps happening to mee as well). Enjoyed your virtual scones too and that kind aren't fattening either.

  22. That vase is totally amazing & I'm eager to have a go myself. These colours really stand out & love the cog background. So pretty. Sx

  23. Your card is a wonderful color combo that has surely brightened my day, thank you! and I love how you repeated the cog images throughout your card. thank you for grounding that image.
    Now, the vase is fabulous! and thank you for sharing how YOU did it! I know Anita is great with her tutorials, but it's also nice to know if someone uses a different medium so we can try to achieve the same look. I just love that vase!
    Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC, and I hope we see more of your work again!

  24. WOW this is Hot and fabulous. The vase is fantastic your card rocks. Thank you for joining us at the Stamp Man XOXO Zoe

  25. Wow Buttons! You sure do cram a lot of technique on your creations and this is no exception! Totally stunning and your stamping is amazing.
    Those scones look very scrummy too and just what I need to go with my cuppa.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  26. Your card is so pretty and you are such a tease! Those homemade scones are making my mouth water!!! :) Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet and very appreciated comments! You made my day! <3 Candy

  27. What an unexpected and happy color combination! And those scones and jam----yummmmmmmmmmmm!

  28. Love this card! I love your vase-that's so cool! Love Dr. Who-It would be fun to buzz around the Tardis for a few days! :)

  29. Hi Buttons, Nice to see I'm not the only one who runs out of time for challenges!
    This is a great card, glad you didn't waste the centre panel, gorgeous.
    The little bottle looks fab, must check out the tut.
    Avril xx

  30. Oh my goodness, this is really something special, Buttons! I think the colors are wonderful and no I don't need sunglasses. You did an awesome job on e kissing technique and that cracked bottle is totally amazing!!! Congratulations on being chosen as Top Talent over at OCC ths week. Looking forward to having you as our guest designer!



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