Hi Everyone, Well I've had some fun this morning playing at trying to make something totally different from my usual format. It's my quirky but lovely friends Birthday soon and I bought a little gift box to hold the bracelet I've bought her. But the box was awfully plain dark blue and I wanted to shoos it up a bit. I started off with my sanding block and tried to get as much of the colour off as I could, I then went over it with TH brushed corduroy distress ink.
I had bought some spellbinders Timeless Heritage dies a while back when I bought my TH Compendium of Curiosities book so I thought I would use the heart padlock and key for the the first time, it's also my first time using Grunge paper, in fact everything to do with this project is a first time for everything.
I started off with perfect pearls blue on the heart and then embossed with TH distress powder (vintage photo) once it had dried I sanded both the heart padlock and the key and it looks like old rusted metal. I sanded the mini metal photo frame and used china blue and firebrick red distress inks on it. I used my big bite and added some eyelets which have been sanded as well. Added a little metal heart to the end eyelet and now I have a much more interesting box to give to my friend. I hope you like it.
I am entering it into the Following Challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Show Challenge: This week the theme is show us your METAL
2. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Who are looking for anything Faux this week, leather, metal etc.
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Spellbinders Timeless Heritage dies
Tim Holtz : perfect pearls blue, China Blue, Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy, Tea dye distress inks
Tim Holtz: distress embossing powder: vintage photo
Lace has been distressed with chalks
Photo frame, leaves , flowers all from stash.