Sunday, 30 October 2011

Altering Boxes Again

This box was actually started months ago and was then put on the shelf to gather dust. It was a challenge on Try it on Tuesday to alter a shoe box. "Oooh! great", I thought, I'd like to join in that one, I love altering boxes and tins.I got as far as covering it with tissue paper and that was it.
The summer came and went and as some of you know I don't get time to craft through the summer, but I rediscovered it a couple of weeks back and felt sorry for it sitting there looking sorry for itself.
It started life as an All Saints shoe box.
It was then covered in PVA glue and tissue paper.

Painted all over with black acrylic paint, sprayed with gold spray paint and then I rubbed it with bronze metallic rub-ons. Added a few Tim Holtz Grungeboard embellishments.
Plus some Tim Holtz box feet and a little drawer knob.
I then decorated the inside with the tissue paper that came with the box, it was too good to throw away.
The box so far .......
I might add a little more to it later. Just have to work out what to use it for now. 

Sunday, 16 October 2011

There's a party in the graveyard....

I decided that today was going to be a day for myself, no housework, no shopping, just crafting. I've got a few boxes that I've kept for altering and I decided to alter one today. Halloween always seems to inspire me, especially the creepy things like skeletons and gravestones.
The box was a gift box full of toiletries, I painted it over with black acrylic paint, coloured a piece of card with TH Distress inks and hand drew the tree on it. All the stamps are from Stampotique and the gravestone I made out of Fimo. I rubbed on some silver from the Metalic Rub-ons set so the black acrylic looks like stone. Hope it's not too!
I've put a before, making up and after pictures in to show you how I did it.
Covered with black acrylic paint.

Background and stamped images added.

Aclose up of the inside and last but not least, on the back of the box is your very own invitation to the party!!! Hope you can make it.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

New Challenge Blog

Want to join in with this new blogs challenges? Go take a look, there's some blog candy on offer too.


Just Inspirational Challenges - off to have a look and get inspired :)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Fraidie Cat.......

It's that time of year again when all the ghouls and goblins are about, yes that's right, it's nearly Halloween, you either love it or you hate it. I love it for the colours if nothing else, orange and black just says Halloween, don't you think?
This is my very first fat page for Cazro's swap on Docrafts. I drew most of it by hand but added the lovely little pumpkin in the corner with a stamp from Stampotique. The background is simply coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, spiced marmalade and mustard seed. The moon was masked out with a circle made from a post-it note. The back of the page is very similar but with less on it and my details.
I'm entering it into the Stampman challenge this week which has a theme of circles.
Happy Halloween all.........