Thursday, 3 July 2008

Coining It In

This weeks In My Pocket Challenge over on Hels blog is "Coining it in". For this weeks challenge you have to use a coin in your pocket. I had a few thoughts for this challenge and I came up with the idea of the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence.

I used Crafty Individuals music papers on the outside of the front flap and also on the inside of the pocket. I stamped a Paper Artsy stamp onto a piece of card and then coloured it in using watercolour pencils - I then went around the edge of the image with a gold krylon pen. I stamped a Cats Life crown stamp in gold and cut it out and put it onto the boy's head. I mounted this image onto the front flap.

For the inside of the pocket flap I used distress inks to colour a piece of white card and then when this was dry I printed the start of "Sing a song of sixpence" onto it. I then mounted it onto a piece of black card.

For the inside of the pocket, I stamped the bird from Stitchels stamps set directly onto the music paper and then stamped it again onto some vellum. I coloured the bird with a black watercolour pencil and then cut it out and popped it on top of the stamped one. The pie is a clip art which I printed, cut out and then coloured with watercolour pencils. As the sixpence piece has been out of circulation for many years, I improvised and used a 5 pence coin.

37 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous work Angie - I love it X

Andrea said...

Angie what a fabulous idea its brilliant x

Karen said...

This is brill Angie :)

fairymadjo said...

some think on my blog for you

fairymadjo said...

sooo stunning , huggs jo x

craftytrog said...

Brilliant pocket Angie - love the paper and stamps xx

Minx said...

WOW, what i fab idea, love it Ang xx

Maureen said...

Very creative way to incorporate the coin!

Sue said...

Brilliant idea for the challenge. Love it.

Richelle said...

Great job! you are so creative.

Jo said...

Fabulous idea and fab work!

nessy said...

fantastic work!! just love the colours!
vanessa xx

stamp and scrape said...

What a great idea to use the nursery rhyme. Love the CI papers, and the crowned PA stamp.
Ros

My Paper World said...

Fantastic work Angie! Very creative! xx

She said...

Lovely Angie, well done! xx

Craftyideas said...

Brilliant pocket Angie -love it xx

craftyscot said...

love this Angie, the papers are fab
Sharon
x

CraftyC said...

What a fantastic piece Angie, looks stunning! Must try and catch up soon, will have a look out on MSN for you!!
Clairexx

Vicki May said...

I love this idea, the card is lovely, such nice colours x vicki x

Joy said...

Lovely idea love the colours xx

My Paper World said...

Just popping over to say Hi! xx

Claireabelle said...

This is brilliant Angie
x

Claudia Rosa said...

wonderful work angie
love it
thanks for your super sweet words today on my blog
hugs
claudia

Minx said...

There's a little something on my blog for you.
Hope your ok hun as no-one has heard from you in a while, pop on to the HA and just let us know your ok babes xx miss ya x

Joy said...

Great work Angie I love it1 xx

Joy said...

Great work Angie I love it1 xx

craftytrog said...

Hi Angie,
Thanks for your lovely comments! There's a little something for you over on my blog! xx

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

How cool - what a great idea this is.

And - I tagged you! http://glitterinmyhair.blogspot.com

craftytrog said...

Hey Angie - there's an award for you over on my blog!! xx

Kari said...

Haven't heard from you in a while! Hope all is well! I have a little goodie for you, please come to my site and check it out!

My Paper World said...

Hope that you are ok Angie. xx

Coley said...

Clever idea, this looks fab x

Claudia Rosa said...

brilliant idea!
love the embossing it looks very "nobel" (dont know the right english word :-) love it

hugs
claudia

My Paper World said...

Have a great weekend Angie! xx

Mags said...

Wow, this is just lovely!

hilmof said...

Its fantastic and so cleverly thaught out

Moonegirl said...

Had forgotten this nursery rhyme. How cool this is. It would make an adorable art book for my kiddos to read....