Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Altered CD Case - Gingersnap Creations Romance Challenge

The CD box opens up to form a stand, but it encloses the 3d artwork to protect the pieces. The Twenties’ Lady has been layered, trapping the feather between the layers. A thin wash of gesso has been applied to a piece of French novel, and then stamped with Tim Holtz Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is made from an art mould, with friendly plastic. The backing paper is double sided – Graphix 45 Transatlantique Collection, Paris Post, so that the CD case shows different sides of the paper, but switched across for the header tab. The word Paris on the header tab has been cut from a piece of novel in the same way as for the main background image, but with just the word Paris cut out, and the same for the reverse. I used the holes in the side of the CD box to dangle a little string of co-ordinating beads. I finished off with a shabby chic flower, made by stamping Jennie’s Flower Power set but tearing rather than cutting out, to distress the edges, and edging with Distress Inks.

 

This is just a little pic of the reverse, just to give a neat finish and because I love this double-sided paper.
I am so delighted to enter this for the Gingersnaps Romance Challenge, in conjunction with my work for the design team for the Artistic Stamper, who are sponsoring this month's challenge, and have just launched some gorgeous new stamps, with a Twenties and a Valentine feel.



20 comments:

  1. A stunning piece of artwork Lucy! You never fail to impress me with the marvellous ideas you come up with! xx

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  2. Lucy - I LOVE THIS!!!! This might come across as OTT but you know me well enough now to realise this is just right up my street (or should that be rue?!). Beautiful. Lynne Mx

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  3. This is absolutely stunning!! Love everything about it!

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  4. I love this. It's gorgeous and clever and stunning.

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  5. Stunning so creative and graceful, full of romance.

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  6. Found this at Gingersnap--just wanted to say how much I love this!

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  7. Stunning work....love the layered look !

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  8. oh Lucy its gorgeous!! you are so clever!

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  9. This is so outstanding, Lucy! I love all the details you including - the feather, beads etc - it all looks so good together. TFS!

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  10. Wonderful idea, and great art!

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  11. That is brilliant Lucy. I'm always looking for new ideas. You're on my blogs to follow now. Hope you're well, x

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  12. this is stunning, what a great idea !
    Thanks for popping on my blog, it's great to "hear" from you ;)
    isa xx

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  13. Fab art love everything about it

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  14. What can I say, absolutely stunning! xx

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  15. Ooooh! So gorgeous....love the idea with the CD..it will look this good forever now :)
    xoxo

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