Wednesday 1 September 2010

Challenge Allsorts

It has been a busy week this week with the children going back to school tomorrow so my decorative box fits three challenges this week.
  1. Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge - Chipped Enamel (Page 44 of the book)
  2. Sunday Stamper - Secrets
  3. Simon Says Stamp and Show...... Your Layers! 
  1. Paint box with two coats of Gesso.
  2. Once dry paint with Distress Crackle Paint, Faded Jeans.  Once dry rub over a little Gesso into the cracks.
  3. Take the Crafters Workshop Template Mini Daisy and apply Terra through the stencil and remove.
  4. Once the Terra is dry you have a lovely raised flower texture.  Apply a little Claudine Hellmuth Sky Blue paint with your fingers to the raised areas.  Once dry add Silver Acrylic Paint Dabber on top.
  5. Using Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stack die cut the Tattered Florals.  I also cut some florals from some hand made paper I had left over too.  Layer the flowers and add some beads to the top.
  6. Add two heart pins to the floral.
  7. Stamp the BINGO stamp onto the Vintage Shabby Paper, cut out and add to the heart pin.  Punch a small circle from the same paper and I have added the number 13 for my Mother-in-Law's birthday in September.
  8. I have added SECRET to a small frame (printed on the computer).  This frame has had the Chipped Enamel technique applied (see page 44 of the book).  Adhere the frame to the box.  I have also added a lock which has the word treasure embedded in it along with a small key.  This too has had the Chipped Enamel technique applied.  Both pieces have also had a little Silver Paint Dabber applied over the top.
My box includes many LAYERS for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, I have used SECRET in my piece of art too, needed for the Sunday Stampers challenge and I have used the Chipped Enamel technique for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge.  Phew that took some doing LOL.
I have also added some Tattered Florals with a button added to the centres to the side of my box.
A little close up of my two Chipped Enamel pieces, you can just make out the word treasure on my lock.  Have a great Wednesday everyone, I am off to do a little gardening and then some blog hopping later.  Take care, Tracy x x



    brenda said...

    Hi Tracy

    What a stunning creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

    Thank you also for your kind comments on my blog, really appreciated.

    B x

    Juls said...

    stunning! Love the blue and sliver together! That flower is amazing! Hugs Juls

    Nancy Wethington said...

    Really beautiful flower! So happy you're playing along with the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog!

    Lori said...

    Gorgeous Tracy! Love the gesso under the crackle paint, wondered if that could be done, now I know! lol! Love the colors. Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

    Netty said...

    Oh wow Tracy this is extraordinarily fabulous. You are so creative and talented. Annette x

    G Peplow said...

    Hi Tracey, this is fabulous, love the delicate flower and the colour is perfect:D xx

    donna said...

    What an amazing piece of art! Your mother -in -law is very lucky! I love that little lock and key. That Terra sounds like a cool product.

    Anonymous said...

    Wow! Your box is exquisite Tracy! x

    Lisa Somerville said...

    Stunning altered box, wonderful use of color and layers! Great enameled accents!

    email: said...

    Lovely flowers! I like the wire heart, too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


    Artyjen said...

    Gorgeous box...beautiful flower :)
    xoxo Sioux

    Terry said...

    Loving your combo box! This is gorgeous!!!

    Helen said...

    Just beautiful! That is one grand box. Love the flower.

    Sue said...

    This is gorgeous, I love blue and silver together, and your flower is beautiful x

    Lynn Stevens said...

    ohhh this is sure purdy! awesome layers!

    Toni said...

    this is so pretty.... I just love how you made the flower on the top, did you layer several of Tim's die cut flowers on top of each other to make it stand up like that???? just beautiful... :)

    Linda Ledbetter said...

    Holy cats, this is gorgeous, Tracy! I don't know where to begin... okay, how about those colors? GORGEOUS blue and silver (one of the best combos in the world)! And then there's the flower-- big and bold and bodacious! Love it! And of course you mastered the chipped enamel technique-- it looks awesome on that sweet lock and tag. Brilliant embossing, great texture-- can you tell how much I love this?! :-)

    Suzanne C said...

    Beautiful! Love the shimmery blues and the little touches (treasure on the heart) the secret. :)

    CuddlyBunny said...

    WOW! This is so beautiful! I love the colors and the textures ... thanks, especially, for the instructions!

    I always appreciate learning how artists create their pieces!

    Nancy said...

    This is beautiful!!! I especially like the added touch of the beads in the flower - have to remember that!
    Thank you for joining me & the other Design Team members for this week’s Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! We really appreciate you joining in with us!

    brenda said...

    Hi there

    What a really fabulous box, thank you so much for sharing the technique.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

    Did you know we are looking for new DT members at our sister challenge

    Zue said...

    What a beautiful 'secret' little box to store treasures in.

    Masses of work, there, you have put into it. This blue, is one of my favourite colours and it is really gorgeous, Tracy.

    How big is it actually? I love all the extras you have put into it, like the 13, to celabrate a birthday. Isn't it more satisfying when artwork means something in your life, rather than just a pretty piece?

    Funny, but I also have been playing around with Terra this week...not finished yet, though.

    Don't cry too much when you see the babes off to school. Have a cup of coffee and get stuck into some more gorgeous boxes!!(Or pumpkins)

    Have a lovely day, Tracy.

    Sue xxxx

    Hels Sheridan said...

    Oh WOW, that is totally GORGEOUS! Loving those colours, the textures look fab and as for the flowers.. OMG, they are LUSH! Thanks for joinin in with the SUnday Stamper hun x

    MarleneMAZ said...

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! just love it!

    SHAWN said...

    Wow this is a masterpiece!--I simply love everything about this.

    Shirley said...

    This box is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors, flower, everything. Wonderful!