Well its almost dark here in Scotland and I have thoroughly enjoyed my crafty afternoon. Thanks for dropping by........your visits and comments are always appreciated.
Below is a piece that originally started out to be a box for my stamps. Having two cats I have lots of these boxes that fit my stamps perfectly and I love to recycle items where possible.
First of all I covered the box in some papers that I have had in my stash for a long time.
Once the papers were adhered I blended the corners/edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Stormy Sky Distress Inks.
I recently purchased several Stamps from The Stampsmith and I decided that as this month their challenge was to Recycle I would use the gorgeous Ophelia Stamp.
I stamped the image in Ranger Archival Ink ( SEPIA) and then placed it inside one of Tim Holtz Embossing folders.
I then took my Vintage Photo and Stormy Sky Distress inks and blended them all over, paying particular attention to the embossed edges. I took the paper distresser and distressed the edges before inking with Stormy Sky to give more definition. I took some Treasure Gold wax in Renaissance to add some gilding to the embossing. The stamped image and embossing was then matted on to some brown card.
By the time I adhered the image I decided to add some Ideaology Foundations Feet to the box and use it to store letters as I so loved this vintage appearance. The Foundation Feet were purchased from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, where I shall enter this project in their Frilly & Funkie Sunday Share.
To complete I printed the word 'Letters' on my pc and adhered it to Tim's gorgeous Ideaology Ornate plates as well as one of his word bands, which is attached with twine.
Some vintage lace, purchased from a charity shop was stained with tea and adhered around the top and just inside of the box with Ranger Wonder Tape.
I placed some letters inside and I am so thrilled with the outcome, which is just my style..............!!.
Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge is What are you known for ? I am known for Vintage and Distressed and I love something that is a little bit different !! At Frilly and Funkie the challenge is 'Spruce it Up'.
At the Anything But A Card the challenge is Tie it Up, which this project meets as I have used twine on the Ideaology word band.
Hope you are having crafty fun wherever you are. Catch up soon xx