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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

A few of my favourite things...

Hello all!  The theme over at PaperArtsy at the moment is Masterboards.  I'd never done one, though I'd admired many, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to seize and I signed up to offer some inspiration to anyone who's also a masterboard first-timer.

Today's the day when you can see the results over at PaperArtsy and see to what good use I've already put my masterboard... my Masterboard Giftwrap Master Plan!


There are so many possibilities when it comes to building masterboard layers, so I decided I would stick to a few of my favourite things: book pages, crackle, blue/brown, heat embossing and Hot Picks stamps.

I hope you'll have time to hop over and take a look and that, like me, you'll be inspired to take the masterboard plunge.  Happy crafting all!

Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things.
From My Favourite Things, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

If you don't mind hopping to see the full reveal, I'd love to enter my masterboard pillow boxes into the Bags and Boxes challenge at Try It On Tuesday.

30 comments:

Corrie Herriman said...

It looks gorgeous to me ! It is one of my favourite things to do... making master boards, so useful !
Corrie x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Don't they all look fabulous. I love the little pine cones. They're such a lovely touch. Lx

chrissie said...

Just popped over to see the finished packages. The master board idea is beautiful and the projects terrific

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday Alison

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I've returned to say how wonderful your masterboard is and to say Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Helen said...

there'll be no stopping you now! gorgeous masterboard, and beautifully wrapped gifts!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I've been drooling over these lovely gift wraps over at PaperArtsy! I just love how you teamed up the master board with the Kraft too! It all looks wonderfully stylish! I'm surprised you're new to master boards as you've taken to them with huge panache! Lovely layers and wonderful combo of book text, stamping and spatter! xx

Meggymay said...

This looks beautiful, will pop over to see more.
Yvonne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, they look great! Love the addition of the little cones!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful, far to nice to open!
Love
Amanda x

Chrissy said...

Fantastic idea Alison and I just loved all your layers and colours with the textures and stamping..so many wonderful ides you shared with tags and belly bands and the round ones do look like Christmas baubles..

luv CHRISSYxx

Margik said...

What a wonderful idea to make these beautiful packages! Fantastic, Alison!
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
Mar xx

Lynn Price said...

Lovely, Alison - and great inspiration to try making a master board! Not something I would otherwise be inclined to do at this point - but I love your little gift decorations! Thanks, once again, for terrific inspiration!

xxx Lynn

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Looks so lovely Alison, off to take a closer look! Deb xo

brenda said...

The sneak peek looks very interesting Alison, I am off to see the full reveal, but already the colours are drawing me.

B x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh -- I am always thrilled about your deal with colours and textures and how unique your designs look ... once again an amazing project Alison!
Thank you very much for sharing your project with the TIOT's gang!

oxo
Susi

Redanne said...

Wonderful colours Alison, off for a closer look... xx

craftytrog said...

I've seen your post Alison, wonderful layers of magic!
Alison xxx

Anneke said...

Just went over to have a good look. It looks gorgeous .
So pretty all together. Wonderful design. Very inspiring!

Shirley Chillman said...

Just hopped back from having a look Alison and I am in love.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Off I go Alison. Hope all is going well with your holiday preparations this year. sending hugs :)

JackieP Neal said...

Love what you did Alison and those mini pinecones are the perfect additions!!
Jackie xo

Kay Wallace said...

You outdid yourself with this creation, Alison, as you post title, project and poetry are so perfectly intertwined that they are magical!! Well done!

Brenda Brown said...

Well I have to say you really have got yourself off to a head start with this project. I love how your masterboard came together and all the wonderful ways you used it. Perfect for matching up all the items for each person. A huge success. xxx

Lys Scrap said...

Just fabulous, Alison! Layers, colours, harmony... It's sure I'm going to try masterboard!

Fliss said...

Looking really beautiful Alison so off to see your creations.
Fliss xx

rachel said...

this looks wonderful alison - going over now to have a closer look xx

Sandy said...

pretty dog gone neat! My favorite thing would be singing just like Julie Andrews "Brown paper packages tied up in string - these are a few of my favorite things"!!!
Sandy xx

Anke said...

Wonderful, Alison. I love the colours, fantastic work.

Hugs
Anke

Coco said...

That looks very beautiful Alison, off to see your masterboard closer on PA's blog. And I've just seen that you already posted something else tonight (looks fab!!), so I will have a look on it afterwards, maybe after I put my twins in their beds to be more quiet :)
Hugs, Coco xx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a look at your Masterboard Alison, I've never attempted this before, so thanks for the step by step pictures, you make it look so easy! Love how you've used it too.
Avril xx