It's time for the first challenge of 2012 for The Fashionable Stamping Challenge. We thought that most of you would have new stash from the big man in red, so what better way to start the year than to have an Anything Goes and New Stash challenge. Remember, you must include some stamping on your project and for this challenge you need to include in your post what new stash you've used.
I was really cross with myself as I wanted to take a 'before' photo before I started to alter this box. The box was a dark red and had a sort of leatherette texture. I gave it a coat of Gesso, which went pink ! Then I coated it with Baby Blue acrylic paint and distress the edges with a darker blue acrylic paint and then a white Paint Dabber. The top panel was stamped using Paper Artsy stamps and also the Stampin' Up Sanded background stamp.
The flowers were made from white card that I stamped with a Wendy Vecchi text stamp and then I used the Paper Artsy Scallop Flower die. I assembled the flowers and then used my new Melting Pot to coat them with UTEE to make porcelain flowers. For the leaves I blended Weathered Wood DI over some white card stock and then screwed it up to break the fibres. Then I used DI direct to the card and then ironed it on the reverse side. I used the Tattered Leaves die to cut the leaves out. The text is a Wendy Vecchi stamp that I've masked off and stamped each line separately.
The tickets are made using the Tim Holtz Sizzlit die and then I've stamped the words from the Tim Holtz stamp set Stuff to Say. The pearls are self adhesive and I stuck them in a swirl shape.
The metal panels are made using a Ten Seconds Studio border mould. I embossed it by running it through my Big Shot then refined it. I covered the panels with blue acrylic paint and rubbed it off then with black acrylic paint and rubbed that off. The result is a blue tint aswell as the black distressed look. I was quite pleased with the way this turned out ! I added a Tim Holtz lock to the front to finish off.
It was great to do something different for this challenge. I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge.
I'm also entering this project into the following challenges:
- Anything Goes - The colour blue plus one other colour(I'm hoping silver counts!)
- Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
- Secret Crafter - Anything goes
- Crafts and Me - Anything goes
- Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
- Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything goes
- Happy Daze - Try something new