Here is a bit of arty upcycling. The box had originally contained cosmetics and actually has an acetate cover which I have not used. This one is very blingy and was so difficult to photograph too !
I decorated the outside of the box with embossed card cut to size and applied on the back, top & sides.
The inside back of the box was stamped with a wavy stamp in Versamark ink and this was then heat embossed with Blonde Moments spring tropic lustre embossing powder. The inside back was then covered with some flower sequins and more of the beads in two strips.
I had some small scallop shells which I transformed with a couple of coats of metallic green acrylic paint. I then stuck some pearlescent green/violet beads in each with hot melt glue. The shells were applied with more hot melt glue as shown.
The image (don't know who from) was stamped in Memento black ink on white card, trimmed out and coloured with Alcohol ink markers. I then applied some self adhesive cabochons and Stickles glitter glue. this was mounted on some greyboard to raise the image.
I started by stencilling a background onto white card through a stencil. The stencils used are old ones made by Tattered Angels. I chose one and used low tack masking tape to hold it in place. I used Distress Inks in rusty hinge and mustard seed to stencil the background which when heat set was stamped with a Zettiology stamp in Archival black ink. This was trimmed out and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder. I then added a few bits of white Posca pen round the eyes and a touch of pink alcohol ink on the lips with a pen.
I then used a white 5 x 5 inch cardblank and again selected another mask, attached with masking tape and coloured with more distress Inks in crushed olive, rusty hinge, mustard seed and old paper. The inks were added with cut'n'dry foam.
I then selected a corner stamp from Elusive Images and stamped this in each corner of the card with sepia Archival ink, filling in the crocuses with the same pink alcohol ink pen. I then used a Quickie glue pen over the pink crocuses and applied some Glamour Dust for a sparkle.
Some brads were added to the design as shown.
The sentiment is from Papertrey ink and was stamped in Memento black ink on a piece of white card followed by colouring with Distress Inks and once more heat embossing with clear embossing powder.
The central image was placed on foam pads and the sentiment stuck in place as shown.
Love comes in many forms. I found these stamps lurking in my craft room by Bombshell Stamps in the USA and thought that the tattoo style depicts love in a somewhat different way, but still does the trick. I have had the stamps for ages and never used them ........... until now, that is !
I started with a 4 x 4 inch white card blank and stamped the two stamps as shown in black Memento ink. I have then used alcohol ink pens to colour in the image.
I have painted 5 chipboard hearts in different sizes with satin acrylic paints in pink and grey. When dry these have been overstamped with a cross stamp in dye inks applying grey on pink and vice versa.
I have then added a single faux gem to each heart and stuck them in place in a cascade on a 5 x 5 inch white card blank as shown.
The LOVE stamp is from Papertrey Ink and was stamped in Versafine black ink. I finished the edge of the card with a freehand wavy line in pink alcohol ink.
My next card in the same theme features a single cupcake stamped in Memento black ink and filled with colour from alcohol brush markers. The white card blank is 4 x 4 inches. The sentiment is also stamped in Memento black ink.
Here are three ATC's I have made for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum. This months them is 'Bicycle Race'.
I have used chipboard as the base for these 2.5 x 3.5 inch cards which I first covered with printed papers to make the base.
I have used a number of stamps, (tree, bicycle, first class, enjoy the journey, corner & garland) with Memento inks and collaged items to form the design. The bike was grounded by drawing a black line with a 0.2 black Micron pen. I then added a green faux gem in the trimmed paper circle and Posca pen in white and gold.
Final touch was to edge with barn door Distress ink applied on cut'n'dry foam.
I'm a crafty fella living in Manchester U.K.
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