Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Oooh! New Goodies ........

Hello Everyone,

I really ought not to be playing on here as I have loads to do before I go to get my hair cut in an hour's time ............. and Boy! does is need it!!!!  However, on Sunday I went to the Stampmagic show at Doncaster Dome and had a fab time with my Craft Stamping Quartet buddies Judith and Jo.  We do always miss Elaine though but the distance for her makes these shows impossible.  We were sorry that a few old favourite exhibitors weren't there this time but ....................... the advantage was that it made room for one fabulous new company called IndigoBlu who are only just a few miles from me.  My friends had introduced me to their website a couple of weeks ago so I was really pleased when I found they were going to be  showing their gorgeous range of stamps and other goodies.  I have to confess that the visit to their stand (I went back 3 times, lol) was not good for my debit card and couldn't wait to have a play with some of my purchases.  This is my first make with IndigoBlu stamps and alterables and I know there'll be many more.

I have only used part of the image of this lovely lady from the Music Hall plate and the beautiful little flourish  plus the music background and the quote are all lovely stamps and very useful.  I also used a separate crackle stamp of theirs which is really nice and fine and a good big stamp so handy for backgrounds too.  The stamps all gave lovely clear images on card when I tried them out and have done the same for the effect I wanted on my little altered box.


I used Eco Green acrylic paints, stamped with Archival Sepia ink, added a bit of clear Crackle Paint here and there before rubbing in a little Distress Ink.  The little roses were from a very cheap headband bought from a wellknown High Street store and the wired paper string came from a package I received and the metal rose I bought on my Ally Pally visit.  I love that string stuff and have used it all now so must do a search to see if I can buy it anywhere.  If anyone has seen it for sale I'd appreciate a tip off, lol!

 Right, I must get my skates on now or I'll be late for my hair appointment.

Have a lovely day everyone and I hope the sun is shining on you.  It's glorious here!

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

20 comments:

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hiya Lesley
Wow love it. Its gorgeous.Love the colour youve used. I didnt go to Donny but Jill and ian were there xxx
love Debbie xx

Aquarius said...

This box is absolutely gorgeous and those stamps look very tempting. Good job I live down south or I'd have been there spending like you but then I went to a bead fair for a bit of retail therapy (in the pouring rain).

Paula said...

gorgeous!

Shirley said...

A really beautiful little box and such an elegant keeper!!!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fabulous my friend, love the colours, and the curly string. Just beautiful. We had a lovely time on Sunday, didn't we? It was sad though without Elaine, I agree :( Judith xx

Janet said...

Lovely altered box and such a nice colour too. Happy haircut!

Janet xx

Jean Straw said...

I love boxes of all kinds and you have made this one look really beautiful. Jean x

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful project Lesley. You must have had fun doing it. The stamp set is lovely. I especially like the stamping on the side of the box and your use of the wired string. Kate x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous box, Leslie. I've just had a peep at their website - some lovely stuff! Sandra

veronica said...

lovely box Lesley - and I like that curly string! off to have a look at that website, tho' am trying to resist adding to the wishlist...........

Miranda said...

Hi Lesley, great box and can imagine how your 'debitcard' must look like LOL! greetz, Miranda

IsaNorris said...

This is lovely Lesley. Love those shades of pink.
hugs
isa x

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What a wonderful make .. .. I love everything about it.

Beautiful colours and image and embellishments.

I might have to just risk one eye at your new website find!! LOL!!!

It must be national "have your hair cut" week. I had mine done on Saturday. Mine was well ready too!

I hope your Mum is getting along OK and am pleased to hear you had a lovely time at the weekend. Hope you didn't spend too much LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Suzanne C said...

Sounds like you had so much fun at your craft show and found some new inspiration! Love your box. It is so soft and elegant! Hope your haircut went well! :)

Jill said...

Hi Lesley!

Love the box and have just been to have a look at the Indigo Blu site. Can feel a purchase or 2 coming on!!

Hope you're well.

Love

Jill
x

Christine B. said...

Hi Lesley. Your work is gorgeous. Love the colour and those stamps you have used. Will have to take a visit over to the site. But totally skint until next month. Glad yiou had a good time at the show. Hugs x ChrisB

Sally H said...

beautiful! I love the colour combo and those stamps are fab. I loved their owl, but didn't get it this time. I did chuckle about our little 'bump' too!

Michelle said...

Hi Lovely Lesley
Ohhhh this is beautiful! Love everything about it, the colour, your gorgeous embellishments, the stamping - the lot!!
Now those shoes are to die for!!! particularly the brow one with the little cuban heel - just my sort of thing.
Sorry I havn't been a good commenter lately, had a lot on my plate with my blessed family. I have appreciated your comments so much. We must arrange to meet up sometime soon to cement our lovely blogland friendship.
x Michelle

Val said...

This is so pretty - I really love it.

Hugs
Valxx

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous work Lesley! So pretty! Kim