Monday, 2 March 2015

Stand In The Naughty Corner with HDH

Starting month three of our new monthly format at Haunted Design House - this time it's about those corners, with a twist if you want to use, that of Naughty/Nice.

It was left (almost) to the last minute here. Birthday weekend meant not so many hours in the craft room so the twist went out of the window.

A battered old cigar box that has been waiting for a makeover was my canvas.
A bit of sanding to remove the splintery bits then some Decoart Americana paint in Red Violet along the edges that would not be covered in embossed card. (Darice - crackle).
With that dry, the card was painted with Decoart Royal Purple America paint first then some dry brushing with Mulbery and Wild Orchid.

The corner embellishments are cut from black card using a spellbinders Gold elements one set.
This set embosses as well as cuts. Some Decoart Metallic Lustre in silver was added with a trusty finger and buffed up before attaching to the box. Some tiny black pearls added to resemble rivets.

The silver lustre was also lightly added to the painted edges. The side corners were not left out. A sizzlet die to the rescue. More silver and pearls.
The inside was covered in a piece of DP with Decoart Decou-page in the antique finish and the whole thing sealed.
Now I just need to find my box of catches to add that finishing touch and allow the box to be in a totally finished state,

I'd like to enter my altered cigar box intoi the challenges at
Altered Eclectics - Altered Item - March
Country View Challenges - Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 March 2015

March Progressive Challenge with Rick St Dennis

Oh My Goodness - March already? Where did February go?

Being the 1st day of March, the new Progressive Challenge starts again over at the Sparkle & Glitter Blog. I'm on Team A therefore it's our turn to make something. The theme this month is Easter/Spring using a Rick St Dennis image from either the Zibbet or the Etsy shops.
I made a "little" origami box with lid using this video on youtube as inspiration using a sheet of 12"x12" double sided paper.

The image that takes centre stage is Daffo Dill Fairy

Torn out and mounted onto some bright yellow card

The lid has beed slightly adapted and is attached with a card hinge so that it doesn't blow away. 
Well we have been having some really strong winds lately

Some ribbon threaded through so that it can be carried by little hands
Just need to get the Easter eggs to go in it and that'll be one Easter gift finished

Thanks for looking

I'd like to enter this little paper basket into the challenge at
Country View - Anything Goes for the 2nd blogversary
Crafts Galore - March - Anything Goes