The latest challenge from Crafty Ann's Challenge blog is 'Anything but a card'. I love altered art so I decided to alter an old jewellery box from the huge pile of bits and bobs waiting to be altered in my craftroom. It started life as a watch box made from study card.
I gave it a really think blobby coating of gesso (thats the technical term lol) and left it overnight to dry. Next came a couple of coats of metallic blue paint (Stewart Gill, I think) While the paint was drying, I printed off Crafty Ann's short petal flower (available at Crafty Ann's Digi Shop) and painted the flowers in blue shades of twinkling h20s. Once the flowers were dry, i cut them out, curled the petals with my pokey tool and layered them up. The centres are made using gold microbeads.
I attached some blue and gold check ribbon around the box and popped one of the small flowers on each of the 4 sides. I used the large flower on the box lid with the leaves from the same digisheet. To finish off I made some tiny flowers using seed beads. I'm going to make some earring using the same little beaded flowers when I get a minute. I love making these flowers, once you get the hang of them they are pretty quick and easy
I'm entering my altered box in the following challenges
Crafty Calender: blue and flowers
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Anything goes
Stampin Royalty: Anything but a card
Digital Tuesday: All about the girls
AiFactory: Anything goes
Charisma Cardz: Anything goes
Thanks for calling by, I hope you're going to join us for our challenge. Its certainly crafting weather here, its chilly and pouring with rain. Can you tell its nearly weekend lol?