One of my New Years resolutions was to join in more challenges and so far I have really not been doing very well...... This week however, I managed to produce something that will go with several of the challenges out there right now, so here goes:
Craft Individuals Blog where the current theme is "Spring into Fashion". So the outside is all Spring themed, while on the inside I tried to meet the fashion theme.
I started by painting my box with a mixture of Fresco Finish Ice Blue paint and Distress paint in Weathered wood. I then added some Decoart crackle medium to the top, hoping to create some crackle effect, but instead when (being impatient) I dried it with a heat gun, it started to bubble and create texture of a different kind. Ah well, you live and learn. I decided to make the best of it and highlighted this different texture with treasure gold. I darkened the edges with chalk inks and rubbed more treasure gold over the corners. I did some background stamping with an old text stamp.
Alright, so far so good, now to the inside: I lined the two compartments with a piece of paper from the G45 French Country collection, mainly because the colours matched the box so well.
The only fashion themed stamp I have is a G45 one from the Ladies Diary collection. I stamped it twice, once in Black Archival and then again in Stormy Sky Distress ink. I cut just the hat from that and glued it on top of the black, so that it would match the background paper. I then coloured her with Distress markers and inks.
On the other side I used a paper element from the same collection.
Well, that's it, hope you like my box and see you next time....