Hello y lovelies, we've got a brand new challenge starting at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and it was my turn to choose the theme so I've picked hearts and flowers. There's a fab prize up for grabs from our generous sponsor Flonzcraft so grab your inkpads and get stamping (no digis allowed!) Make sure you check out all the gorgeous inspiration from my teamies too.
For my project I've altered a little wooden sewing box I picked up at the Works, I had an awful job getting the back off the lid so I could stamp on it but a bit of brute force and ignorance did the trick lol. I added some texture with Maimeri Light Modelling Paste and stencils first then painted the box with radiant rain dabbers. I hate dabbers with a passion, I can never get a decent result with them but I love these rich shimmery colours so I just took the lids off and used a brush! I've overstamped with text and flourishes from Indigo Blu and added a little treasure gold here and there.
The card features a gorgeous stamp from Flonzcraft, coloured with Graph'Its and die cut with spellbinders, adding treasure gold to the edges. I made the background to co-ordinate with the box and added ribbon, a flower button that I've been hoarding for ages and some paper fuchsias made with a Britannia flower die. I've also popped on some gems and die cut butterflies.
I used a stamp from Chocolate Baroque for the lid of the box, stamped and embossed on the glass and coloured with Graph'It Markers. Once the ink was dry I added a layer of double sided adhesive and glittered the back before replacing it in the lid. Here's another photo to try and catch the sparkle. This photo shows the colours better to, its a lot more pink than it looks in the other pics which for some reason are very purple, may be it the mica in those pesky dabbers.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper: love is in the air
Docerela Creations: use something new (new wooden box)
Eclectic paperie: hearts
In the pink: anything goes
Tando Creative: bold and bright
Thanks so much for popping by, hope to see you again soon