Happy Easter everyone !It's time for the next challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping challenge and this time the lovely Paula has set the challenge of Nautical. I have to say that this really stumped me, and the first attempts went in the bin ! But then I saw this little box that I'd saved from being thrown away just sitting on the shelf waiting to be altered ! I even remembered to take a photo before I altered it....well almost, I'd only painted the lid before remembering !
So, I painted the whole box with Gesso giving it 2 coats and letting it dry completely.
Then I painted the box with a pale blue acrylic paint and used a baby wipe to knock it back a little. Then I used a darker blue and sponged it around the edges and corners just swiping it over the surface and using the baby wipe if it went too dark. For the bottom of the box I used Olive green metal and a Ten Seconds Studio mould. I then sanded the surface of the metal and used Alcohol inks in Aqua and Denim. Around the top of the box I stamped the shells with a Rubbadubbado stamp onto white cardstock and stamped twice with the same ink application to get a paler second impression. The metal studs are nail heads that I've coloured with Espresso Alcohol ink. I stamped the words onto the tape with Cobalt Archival ink, the stamp is by Katzelkraft. The fabulous nautical charm is from Linda's Funkie Junkie Zibbett Boutique. For the feet I used Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners.
On the top of the lid I used a piece of metal that I scribbled all over using a Ten Seconds Studio plastic nib tool then went around the edge with a wheel. I used acrylic paint to colour and distress it. The ship is by Tanda Stamps and is stamped with Cobalt Archival ink onto a piece of card that I've dipped into Distress Ink that's been spritzed with water on my craft sheet. The seagull is a Rubbadubbado stamp, stamped with Cobalt Archival and then cut out.
I'm entering this project into the following challenged:
- Totally Stampalicious - Anything but a card
- Anything Goes - Anything Goes
- Creative Craft - Anything but a card
- Papertake - Anything goes
- Craft us Crazy - Altered items/ Anything but a card
- Unruly PaperArts - Quest 1 - Sponging Spectacular