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Monday, 24 January 2011

Bildmålarna Rooster

Bildmålarna stamps have kept appearing in my line of vision over the past year & though I saw the physical stamps at the NEC last November I had other priorities at the time so made no purchase. This Swedish company's images have beguiled me again & this time I decided to investigate their blog. Finding that they run their own challenges & coming across some Bildmålarna stamps in the UK at Bunny Zoe's Crafts whilst buying some birthday presents for a friend this project is the result.

Bildmålarna Challenge 4 is to make a box using a Bildmålarna image. I have a little Scor-Buddy so headed off to the  Scor-Pal web site in search of something suitable. Seeing the instructions for a little Favor Box I decided it would be the perfect container for a Cadbury's Creme Egg (here in the UK chocolate eggs are exchanged at Easter). The result was so much more accurate, quicker & easier than when using a ruler with pencil & bone folder/ball tool that my husband suggested I get myself the full size Scor-Pal.

The rooster image was the perfect fit for my heart punch, but every time I use this punch (despite umpteen punchings of foil) the result has an obvious nick in the edge. My eye alighted on a neglected Tim Holtz Distressing Tool (I've never got on with distressing apart from the inking type) & I had a go - a few false starts but I'm really rather pleased with the result after inking my carefully "distress tooled"  edges. You might even see me doing this again!

front view

close-up of image

close-up showing distressing detail 

close-up showing metallic twine & distressing detail

back view

close-up of tag

side views without & with chocolate egg
(click on images to enlarge)

Stamp Bildmålarna Rooster (image).
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (inking scored & cut edges of patterned paper), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (distressing tag & heart).
Colouring Derwent Artists Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor.
Cardstock Kraft from "stash".
Paper Forever Friends Santa's on his way..... A4 Paper Pack.
Punches Woodware (heart & tag), Fiskars (plier hole punch for small holes to thread twine through).
The red metallic twine is from "stash".

Challenge Entered
Bildmålarna Challenge 4


Donalda said...

Oh hon this looks so pretty. I am like you I love these images. Just love how you have made your bag dear. Gorgeous work.

Elaine said...

Fabulous Paula!
I've never tried to make anything but cards (and an occasional envelope.) Your little bag is simply perfect and a fabulous gift idea.
Love the little rooster and the distressing.

Hugs Elaine xxx

Debgem said...

Hi Paula

I really like this stamp; so totally appropriate for a creme egg! Just what I'd like for Easter :) I'm not great at 3D challenges, I tend to stick to cards - but you've done a brilliant job on this.

PaulaM said...

Oh, how adorable. You have done a fantastic job with the distressing and it adds just that extra touch. I love the little bag too. Oh, and I LOVE Cadbury!! Yummy

Lorraine said...

hi huni i am loving this easter pressie its beautifully coloured and i love the distressed edges it looks great xx

Annie said...

a fabulous little gift bag Paula, and love that rooster. You wont regret getting the full size board if you like making projects - I have both but mainly use the mini one as I like to keep my cards and projects quite small. I must look up the tutorial for the bag you used.
hugs, annie x

~ Ali ~ said...

This is one delightful creation Paula and I'm loving what's inside it too *wink

Thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog it really is much appreciated.

Much love

Ali x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

I love this image, it's super cute. Your coloring is wonderful too. What a cute little bag for a sweet Easter treat!! I'm so sorry I haven't been able to pay you a visit for awhile. I think this month has been just as busy as Christmas for me!! :)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Just a gorgeous project Paula. I love the rich earthy colours and your colouring is just wonderful. Mmmmmm the chocolate egg looks totally delicious too!

Hugs Judy xx

saturated canary said...

yummy bag...and treat inside:) I'd always get one Cadbury egg in my Easter basket each year-- it was my favorite goodie!!...I like how you put it in a rooster bag:)! Cute!

xoxo, Krista

Debs said...

Hi Paula, this is a lovely project. Your distressing is fab. I love how you have coloured with your Derwents and sansodor, something I haven't tried yet but keep looking at Prismacolors and uhmming and ahhing. Think I'll stick with my Promarkers for a while 'cos I know if I get something else they'll become redundant. -x-

Autumn said...

What a cute little bag you've made here.

Also I wanted to pop by and let you know you've won the 2Simply Sassy stamps from the blog hop from my blog. You need to contact me by Jan.30th with your mailing address.

Congrats and have a great day!

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh Paula - what a cute idea! Now would it hold 2 creme eggs I wonder! ;) lol

Great bag, fab stamped image (I havent seen this before) and wonderful colouring as always.

congrats on your win!

have a great weekend



Rica said...

Fantastic creation Paula, love the colours and beautifully made little gift tote, and I love how you've fastened it. That rooster is something special and your distressing tooled and inked is fabulous. I have a couple of punches and dies that don't cut cleanly, should have sent them back from the start I suppose, but failing that distressing is definitely the way to go!!
Heather xx

TaraG said...

Oh Paula what a gorgeous little treat box! I love the adorable! I better see you using your Tim Holtz distress tool and ink again as your distressing is gorgeously are pro at it!!!! This is such a fabulous gift idea. I need to to go to the Scor-Pal site and get some ideas...I just use my scor-pal to score my cards in half and I know I could get so much better use of it than that! Thanks so much for the inspiration, hun!
Hope you have a lovely weekend! Sorry,I don't get by to visit as much as I would like, with working full-time, the kids, house work, and carfting there just aren't enough hours in the day,sigh! I really appreciate all you lovely comments that you leave me, hun. You are a sweetie!