Friday, 17 July 2009

ON THE PHONE....

Hi....today it's Dare U 2 Digi Stamp challenge day,and the dare this week is "ANYTHING BUT A CARD",that could be a box,bag,ATC,bookmark,etc...the list's endless,just let your imagination run away with you...lol.The only thing we ask is you us a digital image on your project.For mine i decided to alter a really cheap address/phone book i picked up for the grand sum of 49p from Home Bargains...I used Chris's (Sketching Stamper)image "On The Phone" which i thought was just perfect for this project....you can purchase this along with so many other gorgeous images from HERE.....and i'll warn you when you see her new Butterfly Fairy's you'll want them all...lol.I've used Copic markers and Prisma's as my colouring medium and then used glamour dust over her top.The leather look paper/card really looks and feels like the real thing,i'm not too sure where i got this from,i think i had it from the NEC and it maybe MIC.I've threaded a ribbon througth the spine of the book and added some black faceted beads.Ribbon,ribbon slider and large flat backed pearls from stash.
The above photo shows how the book looked before i started altering the cover,the back of the book as also been altered but i haven't taken a photo,it's just been matted and layered like the front and ends on a leather look layer.I stuck with the same colours as the book started with due to the fact the pages inside are patterned like you see on the front with pink and black.

This just show's a close up of the image...love her!


And lastly i've been given an award by the lovely Sue (Scoopysstuff)....thank you Sue it's so kind of you to think of me :0),i so appreciate this and honoured to recieve it, but at the minute not really worthy of it,i've been a bad and lazy blogger of late,sorry everyone,i don't want to get all heavy on you but i've been alittle down and have struggled to really do anything.I hope this all soon passes and i can get back to my usual self,perhaps midlife crisis...lol,whatever i wish it would go!
I would like to pass this onto the following two people who have come to my blog on a regular basis and left me very kind and encouraging comments...VICKY and DONNA...thank you girls i so appreciate them more than you will ever know :0).
Well that's about it...sorry for the extra long post today,hope you will come and join us on the dare this week,and there's a prize up for grabs....take yourselfs over to the challenge blog and see whats on offer!,
Take care,have a lovely day and i hope a fantastic weekend!
San x

17 comments:

BA said...

good morning san!!
wow what a beautiful phonebook!! yes the image is perfekt for this.
xoxo BA

cats whiskers said...

Wow San this is stunning what a fantastic colour scheme and wonderful image, I love that textured paper behind the image and that gorgeous DP just all togther a fantastioc project
Hugs Jacqui x

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous piece San, love the image and fab colours
Clairex

Kim Piggott said...

Wow stunning work Sandra!
hugs
kim x

Vicky said...

Love this San! Thanks so much for the award, so sweet of you, I really appreciate it! Hope you're feeling a little better soon, your win over at friday sketchers must have made you smile! If you would let me have your address via e-mail then I would love to send you a little something in the post! My addy is vpowell79@gmail.com
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Sandra, wow hunny what a beautiful card, perfect for that awkward teenager. I am loving that image!! looks a bit like my niece on the phone! hope you have a fabulous weekend, hugs Linda x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh yes San this is just fabulous that image is great and love your colours.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Sandra,what beautiful,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Liz said...

Wow Wow wow Love it love it
well done

Liz xx

Donna said...

Hi San, I am absolutely loving your altered telephone book, it has such an elegant finish to it and I so love that you have used Vicki on the cover she looks amazing with her glittery top. This book was such a bargain at 49p lol! Thank you so much for thinking of me for this award San, I feel so honoured to have been nominated. I absolutely love visiting your blog and I am always so inspired by your beautiful cards and fantastic colouring...you are a real inspiration to me and it saddens me to think that you have been feeling so down recently, I'm sending big {{hugs}} your way and hope that they will soon put a smile back on your face :) Donna x

Sue said...

Hi Sandra
gorgeous address book you have done a brill job, lovley image.
Your no the only one who has been a bad blogger hun. The only way is up, as they say,hope your feel better real soon hun, hugs, sue.xx

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just beautiful and what a gorgeous image you have colored so beautiful.

Caroline said...

what a fab idea and the image fits the bill perfectly xx

Larissa said...

Hi San

I absolutely love your phonebook! Great colourcombination :) and the image of Vicky is so perfect for this book. The leather paper is really gorgeous!
I hope you will feeling better soon! Big hugs for you!!!
Larissa

Bev said...

Oh this is soooo fab sweetie, in fact it's blooming spectacular! Love it x

Susie Sugar said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the colours
Hugs Susie xx

Chris said...

Just beautiful San! Who'd have ever thought that you started off with your bargain phone book, it looks amazing! As you know I love that leather look card :) and the image, I agree couldn't be better for this. Gorgeous colours and the little beaded ribbons are perfect! Sorry you've been feeling down and mojoless and hope you feel much better very soon, I would never know from looking at all your fabulous creations. Chris xxx