Monday, October 18, 2010

A Shabby Little Box

It's another Marvelous Monday at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  This week, we are challenging you to show us Anything But a Card.  Ever since I saw Kim Costello's star and booties, I have wanted to give Tim's Rusted Enamel technique a try. Using that technique, for this week's challenge I made a little box out of chipboard using Weathered Wood Distress Ink and clear embossing powder. After embossing, I sponged over all the chipboard with Vintage Photo DI. Other Tim Holtz products used include Addage Tickets, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge DI to dye the flower, Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Power used on the hardware, Grunge Board Elements Plain, Flights of Fancy stamp set, Memo Pin.  I also dyed the crinkled seam binding to match using Weathered Wood and just a tiny touch of Vintage Photo distress inks.   
I was super short of time to complete this project because I had to have it submitted prior to leaving for a weekend trip this past Thursday.  I really wanted to make something sweet and shabby to be kept inside the box too, but just totally ran out of time.  So I guess that can be part 2 of this project for another day.  I have to tell you, though, if you haven't tried the Rusted Enamel technique, you should.  It is so easy and the results are stunning.  It was hard to capture it in the photos - craft projects always seem to look so much better IRL.

Now it's time to stop by the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog.  There are some totally amazing projects to look at over there today and while you are at it, drop by the other design team members' blogs and leave them some love.  They are one seriously talented bunch!

♥Linda Elbourne, DT Coordinator - A Crafting Journey
♥ Dan - My Crafty Life
♥ Lynne Forsythe - The Next Best Thing
♥ Nancy Crissinger - What's Next???
♥ Nancy Wethington - Art From the Heart
♥ Terry Weitsma-Girbes - Terry's Cards & Creativity
♥ Katie Davis - Chantilly Rose
♥ Kim Costello - Paperbabe

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for your lovely encouraging comments.  I deeply appreciate all of my visitors!  Have a great week.

Blessings & hugs,


cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning gosh,the detail on this truly amazing one stunning creation,hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

Sian said...

Gorgeous box, love the details, and might try that technique.

Auntie Em said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the details and embellies!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

What a fun project. I really like all of the layers:)

Kim Costello said...

Thank you sweet Linda :)
WOW again, your rusted enamel looks soo real, I love it as a box and looking forward to the beautiful creation that goes inside. The seam binding looks beautiful really have to get some!
Very inspiring hope you enjoy your trip, BiG HuGs Kim :)

Lynne Forsythe said... you made the box...You go girl!!! You have inspired me to try that techinque!!! Hope your trip was awesome!!

Christine said...

Truly awesome!

Lori said...

oh my gorgeous, i just love everything you make, so original! PS: I left a message for you at the FFF dt blog.

Nancy Wethington said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow Linda how gorgeous is this ! I love the enamel technique I will certainly have to have a go. Sue C x

Lori said...

Love this, Linda! Just gorgeous, I really love that enamel technique, really looks rusted!

CarlaKH said...

Love this... the colors are just gorgeous and the flower and bow set it off perfectly!

Justine said...

This box is amazing Linda. Do you make your own shabby ribbon binding? I have purchased a couple different types but mine don't look like everyone elses. Advice?

Debbie said...

Hi Linda - what a super stunning box. Your creative talents are endless and your attention to detail is perfect. I love your techinques you have used on this project. :)

Hope you are well.

Debbie xx

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Gorgeous box, Linda!! I love the flower and ribbon on top!! Lovely!!

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Emily said...

I haven't stopped by your blog in a while Linda, but I just wanted to say that all of your new stuff is beautiful as always! I love this little box! So darling!

HappyCrafter said...

This is such a neat project! It is fun to see ideas other than cards, especially with gift season coming up. I think this came out beautifully, can't wait to see what you make to go in it :-)

Cor* said...

Oh wow Linda this is fantastic. I love the feel of it!! So gorgeous!

Payne Holler Cards said...

OMG! I could never create something like this...wouldnt think of it! your embellishments are always over the top!
wow wow wow
hugs (-:

Terry said...

Fabulous box with so much wonderful detail!

Angi Barrs said...

That shabby box is GORGEOUS. Love your design style:)

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