Monday, 1 September 2014

September challenge - Rhedds's Creative Spirit DT

Goooood morning all!

It's the 1st of September! Wow! I swear it was Christmas only a few weeks ago, and we're already in September! And my youngest starts high school tomorrow. Do I feel old? Why yes. Yes I do.

On a less depressing note, there's a new month starting at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, where Anything Altered Art Goes, and I decided to play with an MDF box for my DT piece.

I stared with the MDF box (from the MDF man), and painted it black.
I then covered the lid (and the inside, which I forgot to photograph...) with paper from a DCWV stack. I then embellished with lots of shapes from Fernli Designs, which were also painted black, and then dry-brushed with bronze paint to make them look like "grubby" metal.

The cluster on the left is placed on top of a piece of Hessian that I also roughly blackened, and I added a few bits of brass chain to finish off the lid.

I wrapped a length of chain around the base, and added some gorgeous Steampunk goggles with wings to the sides, and a keyhole to the front, also both dry-brushed bronze. While I was at it, I added a light dry-brush to the edges of the lid and base too.

Ta-daaaa. A steampunk keepsake box!

Now, I suggest you all do yourselves a favour, and go see what the rest of the team have created, as their makes are simply stunning! After that, I hope you'll be inspired enough to join in. There's this gorgeous MDF letter rack up for grabs:

Have a fantabulous day!



Beccalite said...

WOW Sammy this is spectacular. Just right up my street and you have made such a wonderful job of this creation. Love it.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Sandra Wright. said...

Stunning altered box Sammy...loving the embellishing,colour and the clock hands xx

brenda said...

A fabulous piece of artwork Sammy.

B x

Jane Savage said...

Amazing, Sammy! A stunning work of art! xx

Sarah said...

What a fab box Sammy, bet it would look great filled with ribbon!! xx

cotnob said...

Wow! This is fabulous Sammy, so many gorgeous details - it looks so vintage.

Jacee said...

What a fantastic piece of work, you have done a great job on this Sammy, love it!
Hugs Jacee
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Elise said...

Wowwwww Sammy! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love grunge vintage things .. this is a STUNNING make!!!

Big Hugs,

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow wow wow, this is a stunning project. Just adore the old world look and hint of steam punk.
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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous make, lovely.

Moira xx

Mary J said...

omg, that is AMAZING Annie! I want one!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I LOVE your Steampunk box! The detailing is incredible and it has a very authentic vintage feel. Blessings!

Lozzy said...

Wow Sammy Love your Steampunk Box, just right up my street. You have nailed it to a T with the Steampunk feel. Perfect..Hugs Lozzy xx