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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Shabby chic box.....

Hello everyone,
I hope you're all enjoying a crafting day.
I certainly am...
I would love your opinion on my altered box.
This is going into a craft fair next month.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges.

I started with a plain brown box
(Pretty boring don't you think)

The first thing i did was stick tissue paper on,
While it was wet, I scrunched it up to give the desired effect.
When it was completely dry, I gave it all a coat of gesso, 
Once that was dry i gave it several coats of paint,
To finish it off, I coated it with Mod Podge.

This is a close-up of the effect i was after.

The next step was to make two rosettes for the top.

I also die cut a shape to put the rosette on.

The finished top.

Close-up of side of the box,
After i added thick lace & gold braiding.

The finished box.

I hope you'll agree that it's not so boring now.

Items used.
Brown box (The Range)
Mod Podge.
Rose, Lace & Braiding from my stash.
Cream Acrylic paint.
Tissue Paper. Die (Help, I've forgotten)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
You all make it so worthwhile.
Happy crafting.

Lots of love,
Sylvia x

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Two altered items.

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all keeping well....
I would like to say a big
To all of you who commented on my last post,
I really appreciate the feedback.
It's lovely to be back in Blogland.

At the moment i have no desire to make cards etc,
But i am getting involved in other crafts.....
I'd go mad if i didn't have my hobbies.

I would like to share my latest creations with you,
I hope you like them.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges.
That Craft Place - No Cards #26   10-05-15
2 Creative Chicks #25 - Anything Goes (no cards) #46  Closed.

The vase was long forgotten, In the loft.

The first thing i did was give it a coat of Gesso,
Then i painted it black,
It didn't look right, So i decided to give it a stone effect.
(Details below)

Finally, I gave it a coat of black paint,
When it was completely dry, I coated it with Mod Podge,
Then added the gems.

Close-up of stone effect.

Close-up of photo frame.
The frame was coated with Gesso, Painted black,
Then i finished with a coat of Mod Podge & added the gems.

Items used.
Photo frame'
Black Acrylic Paint.
Mod Podge.
Gems (£1 Shop)
Cosmic Shimmer (Glue)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
I look forward to reading your comments.

Lots of love,
x x x

Monday, 20 April 2015

Hi Everyone, I'm trying to get back into crafting..........

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I've been missing for so long,
Most of you may know, Reg has been really poorly,
I'm happy to say, He's on the mend.
He has to got to hospital tomorrow,
For a colonoscopy.
Thank you for all the well wishes.
I had a bad accident, injuring my head,
This really dented my confidence....
I have had no desire to do crafting of any description....
I really hope my mojo will return soon....
Thank you all for the lovely messages & Well wishes.

Last week I bought a letter rack from B & M
It was £3-99.

I gave it a coat of Gesso.

Then i painted it will acrylic paint.

The next step was to add some embellishments & braiding.

I then gave it a final coat of paint.
When this had dried I coated it with Mod Podge.
I gave the front a textured look.

Finally I gave it a gilded look with
LuminArte  (Bronze Medallion.

I hope you like the finished result.

Items used.
Letter rack (B&M)
Acrylic paint (Java bean)
Embellishments (From my stash)
Braiding (Local Linen Shop)
LuminArte (That Craft Place)
Mod Podge & Gesso (The Works)

Thank you so much for looking at my blog,
I will repay every visit.

Lots of love,
Sylvia xxx