Goooood morning Blogland!
I'm really, really excited to be able to share my DT project for CraftyHands with you today.
The theme is Anything Goes, so you all have no excuse for not joining in! For my project, I decided to take the "anything goes" literally, and do something very much not card-like... I decorated a wooden box! It's my first attempt at such, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
It was a great opportunity to break out the Chalk paints I bought a couple of months ago, and have a play with those, so that's exactly what I did. As the paints I have are off-white and pink, that rather dictated the colour of the project! Anyways, here we go:
I decided to go with a shabby chic feel, as that went well with the colours, and of course used a Lili of the Valley image (coloured with Promarkers). I used a selection of dies from Spellbinders, La-La Land and Memory Box, Two different types of lace (one from Hobbycraft, the other from a local Habby's...). There's also seam binding and charms from the Ribbon Girl, and the flowers are mostly WOC, except for the pink felt ones, which I got from The Works. Oh, and let's not forget the cheese cloth! (picked that up at the LOTV shop!)
Naturally, there's a whole heap of Stickles and liquid pearls too (my first project with liquid pearls... Now I understand what the fuss is about!).
In this last image, you get a slightly better look at some of the details... As you can see if you enlarge the image, I first painted the box in the off-white, and then roughly went over it with pink. The majority of the box became pink, but there are some areas (like the top right corner) where some of the white still comes through. I also sanded the edges, in some places right back to the wood, though this isn't really visible, as I then went and covered it all in lace, lol.
So there you have my project. A shabby chic keepsake box. And now I strongly urge you to go see what the rest of the team have come up with, as they have put together some incredible creations!
And then come join in the fun, you have no excuse not to, and you'll have the chance to win this lovely prize:
See you there!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
LOTV Ideas to Inspire - anything but a card
Heck of a challenge - New (the lace on the lid, the liquid pearls, the felt flowers and the Memory box dies are all new stash!)
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge - anything goes
Crafty Creations - anything goes