Friday 3 January 2014

CraftyHands DT - Anything goes!

Goooood morning Blogland!

I'm really, really excited to be able to share my DT project for CraftyHands with you today.

The theme is Anything Goes, so you all have no excuse for not joining in! For my project, I decided to take the "anything goes" literally, and do something very much not card-like... I decorated a wooden box! It's my first attempt at such, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

It was a great opportunity to break out the Chalk paints I bought a couple of months ago, and have a play with those, so that's exactly what I did. As the paints I have are off-white and pink, that rather dictated the colour of the project! Anyways, here we go:

I decided to go with a shabby chic feel, as that went well with the colours, and of course used a Lili of the Valley image (coloured with Promarkers). I used a selection of dies from Spellbinders, La-La Land and Memory Box, Two different types of lace (one from Hobbycraft, the other from a local Habby's...). There's also seam binding and charms from the Ribbon Girl, and the flowers are mostly WOC, except for the pink felt ones, which I got from The Works. Oh, and let's not forget the cheese cloth! (picked that up at the LOTV shop!)

Naturally, there's a whole heap of Stickles and liquid pearls too (my first project with liquid pearls... Now I understand what the fuss is about!).

In this last image, you get a slightly better look at some of the details... As you can see if you enlarge the image, I first painted the box in the off-white, and then roughly went over it with pink. The majority of the box became pink, but there are some areas (like the top right corner) where some of the white still comes through. I also sanded the edges, in some places right back to the wood, though this isn't really visible, as I then went and covered it all in lace, lol.

So there you have my project. A shabby chic keepsake box. And now I strongly urge you to go see what the rest of the team have come up with, as they have put together some incredible creations!
And then come join in the fun, you have no excuse not to, and you'll have the chance to win this lovely prize:

See you there!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

LOTV Ideas to Inspire - anything but a card
Heck of a challenge - New  (the lace on the lid, the liquid pearls, the felt flowers and the Memory box dies are all new stash!)
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge - anything goes
Crafty Creations - anything goes



Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning. So love the pretty flowers and a girl cant go wrong with pink.
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Sarah said...

What a fantastic project Sammy... you could keep all your girlie LOTV stamps in it!! xx

Sammy said...

Great idea Sarah, only it's nowhere near big enough! lol. (I have a LOT of them...)

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sammy. I love the pretty colour, cute image and beautiful detailing too.
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. Love the image and colours.

Moira xx

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful box, Sammy. What a gorgeous gift! xx

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my good golly gosh! this is fabulous! you know I am lovin' all of the gorgeous pink!!!!! you have truly outdone yourself. :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pretty and girly, a fab project well done. Hope you will enter my little candy x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous box Sammy, love the very cute image and pretty design.

Donna x

cotnob said...

This is such a gorgeous box Sammy, such a pretty image and beautifully embellished.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful box Sammy, I like the sweet image, and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and Happy New Year!


Kat W said...

This is so beautiful Sammy and in my fave colour too! I hope you can find a good use for this pretty box so you can enjoy it and all the sweet details :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Shelly said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous, Sammy!!! I love it!

Cristina said...

very pretty box, thank you for joining us at heck of a challenge.

Cristina DT

Sandra Wright. said...

Beautifully decorated Sammy,I love it...xx

Darnell said...

Well done, Sammy! Your readers are doing themselves a disservice if they don't click to enlarge and see your beautiful box details up close! It's stunning! I can just feel how much you love this and how much you enjoyed making it! Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

This is just gorgeous Sammy, I love decorating boxes and this is a perfect example.

Thanks for entering our 'anything but a card' challenge - good luck!

Anne x
Lili of the Valley

PS. Happy New Year!

Lozzy said...

WOW Sammy love everything, so pretty and the embellishments you have added are gorgeous...Hugs Lozzy xx

Zoe said...

Pretty Box. The image is coloured beautifully and I love all the embellishments. The colour schemes are great and the layout is fabulous.


Helen said...

Beautiful and a really clever idea too.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! What amazing work.

Shelly said...

I see you made the Top 3 at C.R.A.F.T. Congrats!!! It;s well deserved. :)

Elise said...

Wowww Sammy! Such a GORGEOUS project you've made! I love all the bits and details you've done! So Stunning!

Sending Warm Hugs,

Sue said...

This is lovely and a great excuse to try out your chalk paints. I love the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics