Friday, February 25, 2011

The Stamp Man challenge- Curls and Swirls

OK, so this fortnight's Stamp Man challenge is right up my street. We want you to use Curls and Swirls.

 Now, as my crafting buddies will tell you, I'm a swirl-a-holic. I can't resist buying swirly stamps and use them on far too many projects...... 

This time around I've made a little ATC box. Regular readers will know that I love making and swapping ATCs- can anyone guess what I made this little box out of? I've made it to take to a crafting meet I'm attending soon, where we always do lots of ATC swapping.

The background was made with lots of ink splodging and swooshing, sponging through flower and swirl stencils (actually left over negatives from punching out swirls and flowers), and through sequin waste. Then I stamped over in a lovely dark green in with the swirl from the Aspects of Design 40 Dragonfly Dreams stamp plate. I stamped and cut out the butterflies from the same set. They're really cute, especially as the outline is separate from the solid butterfly, a little bit of versatile 2 step stamping.

I added orange flowers; ribbons and brads to hold the lid together and lots of Stickles of course!!!

Now there's a fantabulous prize to be had from The Stamp Man- as ever- so why don't you get swirling and curling and have a go!

Stamps- Aspects of Design 40 Dragonfly Dreams
Inks- Distress ink in Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint, Impress ink Emerald green
Stash- Ribbon, Brads, Stickles in Orange Peel, Flowers, White card


  1. Fabulous box such a fantastic explosion of colour XOXO Zoe

  2. Wow, its gorgeous, love the bright colours.

  3. Love your take on the theme this week Lisa, the colours are gorgeous and what a fab ATC box to keep all your swaps in.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  4. This is fabulous Lisa, love your bright colours and your stenciling x

  5. Gorgeous box Lisa!! Wish I was coming to the meet but I am so committed for work it's not possible. Talking of which, I wondered if you get involved with the Summer Reading Scheme at work? I'm racking my brains for crafty activities to do with circuses. The only idea I have had so far is an exploding tent (box). That's if we are still there! I tried to pm you on dc but wouldn't have it so apols for hijacking your blog.


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