Well as usual, my “be back in a couple of days” has turned into a week or so. Sorry about that. I just don’t seem to be motivated enough during the week after working all day to sit down and craft and then post what I have done. Sunday is usually my crafting day, where I can sit down and really get stuck into a project.
This Sunday was a little different in that I started off the day by popping in to the annual Christmas craft fete here in Cairns. It’s a huge fete with lots of wonderful crafty things to look at and purchase AND it only costs a gold coin donation to the Leukaemia Foundation to enter.
I went along this morning with my friend Mel and got really inspired by some of the wonderful things on display. I even purchased a set of three home-made fairy mushrooms for the garden. They are so cute, they have bright red tops with white spots and look really good in my garden, although they weigh a tonne. Apparently they are made from concrete and then painted with house paint.
Everything at the fete has to be either home-made or tools that can be used in the process of crafting. So it’s a great place to see what all the wonderfully crafty women and men of Cairns have been up to over the year. A couple of my friends and fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are regular stall holders at the Christmas Craft Fete and I love looking at all the amazing items they have created to sell.
Well enough about the fete, today’s post is not about that, it is about this gorgeous shabby chic/vintage altered box I made. I’m not going to go on about all the products I used as none of them are from Stampin’ Up! but as a wise man once said, “Man cannot live on bread alone”, and I think that applies to crafting too. 🙂
I love love love this box to bits, it really is the style that I love to create, unfortunately I usually have to use contraband (non SU products) to create this look. I really wish Stampin’ Up! would have a regular shabby chic/vintage range in their annual catalogue with soft coloured/patterned DSP’s and matching vintage lace and embellishments. Who know’s maybe next year they will.
Here are some photo’s of my box. I would love to hear what you think of it. I really enjoyed creating this little beauty and can see myself doing another one. I even learn’t some new techniques that I have never done before, and discovered some fantastic products that I can see myself using very regularly.
Can you see the clock at the back it is made with a special paint and a mask. I am loving this technique.
I have taken lots of close ups because there is a lot of detail on the top of this wooden box.
I didn’t make the big flowers but I did make the small pink rosettes.
So basically I painted the untreated box and then went crazy with decorating the top and then added some matching DSP for the inside.
I have been busy crafting today so I will be back again very soon to show you what I made today.
Thanks for visiting.