Take a look around your desk or workspace and the things on it that you use to organize, communicate and run your life. It's amazing how we stop really seeing those everyday items! Think of calendars, birthday/anniversary planners, writing implements, checkbooks, iPads, index card files, cell phones, file folders, etc.. Then, set yourself the challenge of making one of those 'plain jane' items into something that makes you smile, every time you use it!
I have to admit I struggled with this one as I don't use any planners or calendars (apart from electronic ones) so I looked around my craft room and spotted a box that I use to keep some of my stamps in. It was tucked away at the back of a shelf hidden from sight, so I decided it was perfect to have a makeover !
This is what the box looked like before I gave it a coat of Fresco Finish paint.
I then used my Gelli Art plate with lots of stencils and pressed the box on to the plate.
I used lots of Fresco Finish paint to stencil and stamp over the box. The flowers are stencilled using Ferro texture paste.
I've stencilled and stamped on all sides of the box, using Freso Finish paints to build up layers of colour.
The text stamp is from the Tim Holtz French Marketplace stamp set (my favourite text stamp!). I used the 'bumping' technique on the diamond Dylusions stencil to create the shadow.
The metal lace is made using a Ten Seconds Studio mould and I used the technique that I shared here. The little flourish is by Melissa Frances and I painted it with Fresco Finish paint and edged it with Treasure Gold.
The metal flower is the one I made a few days ago and I've added a Filigree flower to the centre and punched a small circle of metal, given it the same treatment as the rest of the flower and glued it to the centre. The leaves are cut using a PaperArtsy die and given the same treatment as the flower.
The butterfly is cut using the Tim Holtz Mini butterflies die from metal and I've added some wire for the antenna. To finish off I've used Treasure Gold over all the raised edges and around the edges of the box too.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and make sure you hop over to the main blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work.
I'm also entering this project into the Eclectic Paperie challenge which is to alter a box.