Tuesday 5 March 2013

From Me To You - Craft Room Challenge DT

Hi, it's time for a new challenge over at the Craft-Room - wow, what a fantastic response we had to our "For A Man Challenge".  Julia really will have a tough job narrowing it down to just three.  This time it's the turn of our fabulous, and very talented, hostess, Zoe, to choose the theme and she has chosen:

From Me To You

This is what Zoe says about her theme:

"The theme from 'Me to You' is one of gift giving, we all enjoy making things for others and giving them.   We would like you to share with us a gift you have made for someone. "

I am warning you in advance, this is a bit on the lengthy side so make sure you've got a cuppa!

My gift is for my mum.  It' was her birthday very recently, and I decided to use something very new to me (which I've been itching to try for a while) to make her a gift, along with a card.  Yes, you did read that correct, I made a card!  I don't make cards very often but thought I should make a bit of a special effort for my mum, as she loves handmade cards:

As the sun has been shining (now and then), I used some nice bright spring colours.  The dps are by Prima and the beautiful Stempelglede stamp (Maribel) was very kindly forwarded to me by Debi from our DT in New Zealand, as I couldn't get hold of this in the UK (thank you Debi :-)).
She has been stamped in Archival Ink and coloured with Stampin' Up water based markers.  I've used things in this that I haven't used for ages (border punch, brads, doilies) and quite enjoyed myself!.  I've also added a metal leaf charm, a couple of Petaloo flowers, a little lace and some white muslin behind the image, and finished with bow made from seam binding.

Now onto my mum's little gift:

I made her a ring, with some Ice Resin!  This stuff really fascinates me for some reason (even though I've used the one step UV resin a few times).  I finally took the plunge and bought some recently, and I have to say, I love it - there's something very relaxing about drizzling this into a bezel from the end of a lollipop stick (sounds nuts, I know!).

I sealed a piece of torn book page with Modge Podge, then placed a jewellery finding on the top of this inside the ring blank, which I had touched over with a little green patina gilding wax.  I then added a tiny little butterly on the top, sitting only just inside the resin..  It's fairly simple but it's my first attempt, and I'm quite proud of it, simple or not, lol!

Our sponsor this fortnight was Tanda Stamps but they have sadly gone out of business recently.  However, Zoe still has a prize to give from Tanda, along with her creation for this fortnight's challenge which is amazing!

Please pop over and have a look at what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you, and I hope you will find the time to join in with us this fortnight.

Tomorrow and Wednesday, I will be able to catch up with commenting, thank you for popping over.

Bye for now

Maria xxxxx


Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

WOW...Maria you are so talented. I am in awe. That ring is gorgeous and the card is a beauty. Suz xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

WOW...Maria you are so talented. I am in awe. That ring is gorgeous and the card is a beauty. Suz xx

Mervi said...

Hi Maria! Wow a card, love that maribel stamp! Gorgeous gift!
Have to google what that ice resin is,
looks amazing, so many yummy things - so little time;-))m

Vicky Hayes said...

I have to say I'm in awe too - what an amazing gift and the card is absolutely beautiful too. Your mum must have been thrilled! Vicky x

Paper Profusion said...

Yes I too will be googling ice resin! Can't believe what you've made - it is GORGEOUS Maria. I love your so so feminine card too. I hope Hannah and Ethan are doing well. Nicola x

Zoechaos said...

My good friend Von is very into Resin Maria and you have got off to a cracking start with it. Is there no end to your talents? XOXO

Ephemera said...

Beautiful makes Maria, the card is stunning, so gorgeous, and the ice resin ring is amazing, bet your Mum was chuffed to bits. xx

Jean said...

What a fabulous ring Maria,I bet your Mum loved it. Your card is so very pretty too, I love the stamp you used.
Jean x

Esther said...

You should make cards more often Maria if they are all like this one, it's gorgeous ! As for the ring..I'm impressed, it's lovely (i will not buy ice resin...I will not buy ice resin...I will not..) ! Esther xx

Inky Angel said...

Stunning card Maria. I have this stamp and I find it rather difficult to stamp a perfect image on glossy paper, I always get blotches around the left side of the hair and face.
Have a great week.

Debi said...

I'm glad she's getting some use :-) such a gorgeous stamp, I could see why you had to have it :-)
this is such a beautiful card, and thats one cool ring, Debi x

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Maz, wow,a simply wonderful gift set. The colours you have used on the card are so delicate and pretty, and that image is hauntingly beautiful. The ring, well what can I say but wow. I cant wait for you to bring the resin over to mine so we can have a play. Julia xxxcx

hazel said...

Wow Maria, these are stunning. The image on the card is beautiful and the ring is gorgeous - your mum must have loved them.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

The card is full of the joys of Springtime with your choice of colours and creating an elegant card. Then the ring - wow - Maria, you will need to start an Etsy store for all your resin creations. The little butterfly is such a wonderful addition.
P.S. I had no idea Tanda are no longer trading.