Montag, 8. Juni 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge #1

Ich hab's diese Woche scheinbar nicht mit Karten ;o).
Das hier ist mein Beitrag für die erste Challenge bei Stampin' for the Weekend, die da lautet "From Dusk to Dawn". Im erstem Moment dachte ich nur: Hä??!! aber sie waren dann so nett zu erklären, daß das Lila & Gelb bedeutet *lach*.
Diese Dose ist etwas größer als die erste und ich bin noch am Überlegen, ob es eine Spardose werden soll (darum sieht man den silbernen Ring oben auch noch, anders könnte man den Deckel nicht mehr draufsetzen) oder eine Dose für meine Aquarellstifte. Ich denke aber, die Stifte werden gewinnen. Der Deckel ist leider dunkelbraun und bisher ist mir noch nicht eingefallen, wie ich den dauerhaft lila oder gelb bekommen könnte, weil ich denke, daß alles farbmäßige sofort abblättern würde.
Das gelbe Schleifenband mußte ich selbst färben, das war irgendwie unlustig *g*. Man merkt halt immer erst beim Basteln, was einem im überquellenden Bastelzimmer doch noch so fehlt.
Leider sieht man es auf dem Bild nicht, aber ich hab die Feder ganz leicht mit Wasser und goldenen Perfect Pearls angeglimmert. Der Feder hatte noch irgendein Kick gefehlt. Jetzt paßt es.
Die Bilder sind leider nicht sehr gut, besonders die Koloration des Gorjuss Girls kommt nicht besonders originalgetreu und irgendwie ungeschickt rüber, aber das ist mal wieder das supertolle Licht, das wir heute haben.

I am not much for cards this week ;o). This is my entry to the first challenge over at Stampin' for the Weekend", which was called "From Dusk to Dawn". Reading this I went all: "What??!!" but they were so nice to explain that this means yellow & purple, which I would have never guessed on my own *lol*.
This tin is slightly bigger than the last one and I haven't decided yet if I'll use it for my water color pencils or as a savings box (which is why you still can see the upper silver rim, I wouldn't be able to close the tin anymore if I had this covered up), but I think the pencils will win. The lid to this tin is colored in a very dark brown and I have no idea how to get this yellow or purple on a permanent basis, because I think every kind of color would just flake off again immediately.
The yellow ribbon I had to dye myself and that wasn't any fun at all *g*. It's amazing that there are still crucial things missing in ones craft room even if the darn thing is spilling over already.
Sadly you can't see it in the picture but I lightly sprayed golden Perfect Pearls on the feather. Not much, just a very slight glam effect. It was missing some kind of extra kick, now I think it's perfect.
The pictures aren't the best, especially the coloring of the Gorjuss Girl looks off and clumsily done *sigh*, but that's once again the awful light we have today, haven't seen the sun for 3 days now *glares at rainclouds*.

Stamps: Gorjuss, Stampin' Up
Ink: Distress Ink Dusty Concord, Memento Tuxedo Black and Dandelion (for the flowers)
Paper: Stampin Up' and white index card paper
Coloring: Prismacolors and Polychromos
Embellishments: yellow and purple ribbon, Prima Flowers, Pearls, Feather
Other: Perfect Pearls in white and gold, yellow pigment powder


  1. Ooh WOW I love your altered tin Heike and well done you dying that ribbon - you made a perfect match for your beautifully coloured gorjuss girl and those gorgeous flowers. Your paper is beautiful and that feather is a perfect accent for this awesome creation.
    Thank you for joining us on our first challenge at "Stampin´for the Weekend" and we hope you will play along on a weekly basis. Good luck.
    Nicola -x-

  2. Oh Heike, you've done a marvelous job on decorating the tin, I love doing that. Most of the tins in my craft room have been altered in some way with papers and stamped images, really brightens up the work area. You did a super job on dying the ribbon, you didn't say how you did it, but I usually use either my twinkling h20's or now I use my copics to color the ribbon to match. The flowers looks lovely as does your gorjuss girl. The paper you chose is perfecf and the feather looks great too. And can you glare at my rainclouds here too
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a lovely day.
    Donna xx

  3. Hello Heike

    Oh your altered tin is wonderful and doesn't it give you a sense of achievement when doing these lil storage tins yourself rather than paying all that money for shop bought ones. Clever you for dying the ribbon yourself, it really is a perfect match, the feather is a lovely touch and I am sure it is lovely and shimmery in real life. You have coloured the Gorjuss Girl in beautifully and cut her out to perfection, cutting out images isn't my strong point at!!! the flowers look so pretty too. Thank you for taking part with our very first challenge over at SFTW, hopefully you will be able to join in with many more of our challenges. Good luck xx vicki xx

  4. Hello Heike!
    What a fabulous tin! I love how you've decorated it! The paper and the flowers are gorgeous and you did a great job dying the ribbon, I've never done that before. The image is beautiful and perfectly coloured.

    Thank you so much for joining us in our first challenge at SFTW and good luck!
    We hope you'll play along with us next week, too.

    Have a great day

  5. Hiya Heike,
    Wow this is gorgeous I love the papers and the cute Gorjuss girl. It shows really dedication to have dyed that ribbon to fit and it is all the other little touches like the sparkle on the feather that make this so special. Thank you for joining us at stampin for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  6. Hi Heike, this is really fab, what a gorgeous craetion you have made, the papers are fab your image is coloured to perfection, and the feather is a really nice finishing touch, thank you for joining us on our first challenge at SFTW good luck hugs pops x x x

  7. I love your tin. bet it looks great on display. Can you imagine how many cions you could collect in that!! Alot of new stash thats for sure.Thanks for taking part in the 1st challenge at SFTW!

  8. Hi Heike,
    This is so beautifully altered. I love your strong colours and the dyed ribbon. The flowers are stunning.
    Thanks for joining in the first SFTW challenge, I hope you can join us again next week.
    Jen x