June 18, 2011

Creative EdVentures Blog Hop is Here!

Hello and welcome to Decorables!  Hopefully you just came from the Creative EdVentures homepage and know what to expect and all the prizes you can win and all the places you can go...........

But I digress.

I have been a fan of Sue Miller's artwork for a little while now and when I found out that her art was now available in rubber stamps, well, I was doing one, crazy happy dance.
I hope you take the time to check out all of Sue's work and also visit Queen Kat Stamps because Vicki, of Queen Kat Stamps, is the one responsible for turning Sue's line art into stamps!
I would have liked to create more projects than just the one, but I grossly underestimated the amount of time involved in helping to run one of these blog hops!
Here is my entry in our blog hop:

I chose to make a keepsake box with the image.  The stamp I chose was 'Angel Knock' and I love Sue's original painting.  I'll be honest that one of the reasons I chose Angel Knock  (and it's a very small reason) is the fact that the face is NOT visible.  I am still not thrilled with my marker/colouring skills when it comes to faces.
The image is nice and crisp and lots of fun to colour and embellish.
I inked around the lid of the box for interest.  The Fabric flowers are Garden of Flowers (A collection of fabric and felt flowers and leaves) by 3birdsdesign  and I used pop dots for dimension when I adhered them to the box.

I started with this heavy-duty gift box.  It is black and once the lide is removed, the front panel of the box actually folds out.
Using Tsukineko  Brilliance in Cosmic Copper and Galaxy Gold, I dabbed the ink around the perimeter of the lid
Using a dry soft rag, I buffed the inks into the lid
I chose a lovely printed acetate as an overlay for the lid, before I placed my image on it.

I measured the size of the cardstock I used to print my image and then cut this paper 1/8 inch larger for matting.
 
Inking my edges.... I always ink my edges:). 
I used the Galaxy Copper to give a lovely gold foil-look border to the paper
   

Close-up of the box detail; It looks like moire silk.

Close-up of the Glitter pens, Glossy Accents
and Glitter I used to embellish the image.

Someone's knocking at my door.

I decided to be a little unconventional and use a PRINTED paper
onto which I stamped my image.  I chose a vintage rose pattern

I hope you enjoyed what I made and will become a follower of my very active blog.
Please remember to leave a comment below my post, and also return to our HomePage when you are finished hopping.  There are some wonderful prizes to be won and lovely people to visit along the way.

Your next stop is at Karen Campbell's blog!
If you get lost along the way, here is the list of all the participants.




47 comments:

  1. holy moley, This box is FABULOUS!!! i'm a new follower threw the blog hop because i want to be :-) I'm Glad i found you 7 cant wait to see your new creations.Thank-you for very much sharing your creativity with us~..Scrappingmamma~ ustoleit@comcast.net
    http://www.scrappingmamma.net

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  2. Lovely box Robi ! Great blog hop ! X Fab

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  3. Roberta I LOVE IT!!! the whole project is amazing but I love what you have done to the stamp... isnt it a beautiful stamp!!!!
    hugs Laura

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  4. Very pretty!!
    patrinajones@gmail.com

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  5. I love the keepsake box you created, that is a very darling stamp and your tutorial is great!

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  6. Wow! Beautiful!!! Love the step by step too! What fun on the blog hop! Hippity Hop!

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  7. Roberta, your project is mahvelous, as usual. I always love your decorative boxes. You are such a creative person, and a great inspiration to me.
    Love and many hugs!!!

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  8. Your keepsake box is beautiful. Thanks for the tips/directions on making it. I can just picture doing this on a large scale to hold all my crafting supplies and get rid of all my plastic storage. thanks for the inspiration.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  9. It's just beautiful Roberta. Using that acetate on your box background gave such a cool effect!

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  10. I LOVE THIS ROBI!!!! I LOVE THE ACETATE UNDERLAY!!! WOW I JUST LEARNED SOMETHING NEW!!!! THIS ROCKS!!!!!

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  11. I am a follower,Love,love that box! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  12. What a lovely keepsake box. I agree with Cyn and Kelly, that acetate is really something else and adds a great deal to the finished peice! Fabulous work as always.

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  13. What a great piece of work! I love this project!

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  15. What a fantastic box and the techniques are wonderful. What an outstanding job, I really love this. I am also a new follower of your blog.

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  16. Wow how pretty Robi....How do you find the time? ♥

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  17. Very nice indeed! And what a wonderful present to give to a little girl to put all her keep-sakes in. The finished product looked like it was made out of bronze. :0)
    janaminna@hotmail.com

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  18. wow i would love this for all my supplies or photos!

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  19. I really love your creativity, that is a very beautiful box!! Thank you for sharing your step by step.
    Sylvia
    ilovetexas99@yahoo.com

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  20. The technique you used is something different than I have seen. Just love your box.

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  21. Loved your technique for the box, what a great keepsake for someone special in your life.

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  22. WOW, you know I love boxes! This is gorgeous, Robi. I think your coloring-in is perfect. Love the stamp you chose and every single technique you used. The details are beautiful. Very clear photos! hugs from Texas xo ~Molly

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  23. Love the technique which I never seen before. The box will be a keepsake forever.

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  24. Beautifully done! What a transformation!

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  25. Robi, It's good to see you took my advice to think outside the box. The technique I showed you while here in Atlanta looks like it really works well for you. LOL.

    Your box looks great. Love your technique, with the tone on tone look, and soft blending of colors.

    Tom

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  26. Robbi,
    Love the box. That stamp looks great on it. Very cool present idea for a niece or daughter.

    cjt71584@yahoo.com
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=66900701

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  27. Beautiful box Robi :) Great hop, hopefully next time I will feel better to join :)

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  28. Hi Roberta,I love your creation of the "Keepsake Box"!!I liked your comment about the little ones face not showing.It's good to leave a bit of a "MYSTERY" at times don't you think?Oh,what I would do with this beautiful creation of yours!! I'd love to call it my own work but it has you name written all over it.Typical Roberta style,beautiful as usual!!! Hey,I saw that the box had the word "Birks" on it.Is that "Birks" as in "Birkenstock"? I have a few pairs...so comfy on the feet.Stay crafty,I am really enjoying all this hopping!!!
    ~*~Sandra~*~
    lwhsjh@juno.com

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  29. Glad you took my advice when you were in Atlanta, and thought outside the box. LOL. Love your metallic technique, glad to see you are using what I taught you.
    It truly turned out elegant. I didn't see the Jaquar listed here for the winning prize.

    Tom

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  30. Robi so glad you are thinking outside the box. Love your use of the technique I showed you while here in Atlanta. You have mastered the use of metallic colors. LOL.

    Is this the blog hop where you are giving away the Jaguar? I will be glad to give the winning artist a ride.

    Tom

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  31. Hi Roberta I love what you created it is so pretty I love the design on the box, the flower you created and you put a lot of time into this design Thank You so much for sharing Your Color theme was awesome Hugs Love and Prayers love you Bev PS I think the angel is awesome I love angels on the top of my favorite list for sure

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  32. love your box!! this was a fantstic idea to use the stamp with.

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  33. Hi Roberta,I just love your creation of the beautiful "Keepsake Box"!!! I enjoyed your comment about the little face not showing.It's good to leave a bit of "MYSYERY" don't you think?Oh,what I would do with this beautiful creation of yours!!! I'd love to call it my own work but it has your name written all over it.Typical Roberta style,beautiful as usual.
    ~*~Sandra~*~

    lwhsjh@juno.com

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  34. Beautiful work as is everything you do.Love the coloring!!
    Kitty

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  35. Oh my...leave it up to me to make too many boo boos on your blog.Sorry about that Roberta!!! I was trying to post just one but before I knew it I saw a few too many Sandra says.

    ~*~Sandra~*~
    lwhsjh@juno.com

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  36. Roberta, your keepsake box is AMAZING, just gorgeous I love it. I have never stamped on printed paper before and how awesome. You are one talented lady. I am a new follower
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  37. It is a very pretty box, well made.. I agree, not having the face is nice.

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  38. Great box..the colors of it are great, looks very textured

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  39. Too cute ~ love it.

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  40. Robi...I went to everyones site. Loved this. I couldn't leave anything on Kari or Laura's site. Have know idea what I am doing wrong. But I tried. Also some said anonymous ~ again do not know what I am doing wrong. Do this again soon. Bambi

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  41. OMG, your creations are so beautiful, I love the box. Thank you for the step by step instructions, and the pics really help too.

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  42. gorgeous!!! that is my favorite by Sue also!!!

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  43. You have an amazing touch of art. I am fond of decorative storage boxes too. It adds beauty to a corner and helps put clutters in place.

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  44. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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