Thursday, 11 October 2012

My Drawers are Rusty!

Over @ the Simon Says Stamp'n'Show challenge their theme is 
'Rustification'
And it just so happens I have learnt a very cool rusting effect in the Andy Skinner workshop i'm doing.
This piece almost didn't get made as my beloved Vagabond Mk#3 died yesterday.
Another one bites the dust, To say I was gutted would be an understatement as when their working there such a great machine.
Luckily I still had me old trusty cuttlebug and managed to finish the draws with a bit of faffing.
 I rusted the outside of the unit, I then coloured the drawers with 'antiqued bronze' and 'tarnished brass' distress stains. I stamped the drawers with one of Tim's mini stamps,  I stamped and cut out mini circles to re-enforce where I attached the buttons.
 Then it was just as case of filling with goodies, In this instance some washi tapes.
I hope you like my project, Thanks for taking the time to come look.
Do leave a comment so I know you've dropped by x
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24 comments:

happyDiane said...

so very cool!! AND it is useful!

sally said...

Love those drawers!

Sally

craftytrog said...

Your drawers turned out fabulous Nicky! Can't believe yet another vagabond has died on you hun, you must be gutted!
Hugs,
Alison xxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Minxy,this is a fab make,love the draws and you rust rocks! Hugs trace x
Hope you are feeling much better now.x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, am loving this, totally stunning effect!! Cannot believe your 3rd Vagabond died, I wonder whether they'll replace it for you again. The more I read about them the gladder I am I decided NOT to get one...

Redanne said...

Your set of drawers look fabulous, as if they have come straight from an antique shop, love the stamping on the front. That mini typewriter is amazing, now I want one so much.....Love it. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Rita said...

So sad to hear about your Vagabond, the same thing happened to my daughter. I have fallen in love with your little drawers, how exquisite they look and I bet a lot of work went into them too. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

Artyjen said...

Don't like the sound of number 3 dying on you!!! When are they going to sort out that machine? It's not good enough really is it? I'd be lost 'cos I don't have a back up die cutter!!! Love those drawers :)
xoxo Sioux

Hels Sheridan said...

OMG how cute is this... I LOVE that ickle typewriter, tis soooo cute! Minxy, am gutted for ya hun... so unfair that another one bit the dust... hope you get it sorted xxx

woodandfabric said...

Oh my! This chest of drawers is gorgeous! So sorry for your vagabond!
Michelle

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous set of draws, love your rust effect and the vintage old looking draw knobs are fabulous. I am loving your mini typewriter too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Nicky great to have you joining in. Tracy x

Sandy Jones said...

OMD i just love that little typewriter were did you get it,,, and love the draws,, great job as all ways nicki,

Candy C said...

Nicky...I LOVE your altered chest. It's awesome! Love your drawer fronts with the washi tape. They look fantastic with the button pulls. I also love the chest itself, with it's rusty exterior! Love the little bird cage and metal typewriter on the top, too! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

sam21ski said...

Sorry to hear about your VB again Nicky, I know how upset you was about it last time, so this must be a big kick in the teeth for you.

Nevertheless your drawer set is fabulous. Did you make the chest from scratch or is it an altered chest you've picked up?

Sam xxx

Bella said...

Hi Hon, if they won't replace it, contact me, cos my DH fixed mine...

Mrs A. said...

Your set of drawers are exquisite. Just popped over to the site you mentioned and they have a new class starting the end of this month. Am sorely tempted to join in!! Hugs Mrs A.

butterfly said...

Absolutely fabulous! Brilliant use of the rust effect - and it looks great... and most of all I love your drawer fronts - gorgeous lettering and glimmering distress stains - this is a big WOW!
Alison x

Keren Howell said...

Oh, I feel your pain - I've gone through 3 Vagabonds (paid for 1 as they dropped dead within the guarantee period) so I make sure I keep the receipts and the box. I keep replacing mine because it is a brilliant machine when it works, if they could only fix the reliability problems it would be unbeatable!
Like you, I've been enjoying Andy's course...love your little chest of drawers, they look so neat!

Athanasia said...

love it!

Gabrielle said...

Your rusty drawers are so cute! Looks like you have been having a lot of fun! RIP to your Vagabond! Much love x

May said...

Love those drawers... Fabulous creation... buy a big shot had mine for years no problems... I can't believe it's your 3rd VB...you must be gutted... Hugs May x x x

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

ohhhh I love it!! You've done a fabulous job! I am so sorry that your Vagabond died :-(

Sherry said...

Ohhh beautiful rustification Minxy! The buttons are a great finishing touch. Love your little trinkets sitting on top too! Shame about your Vagabond :(

craftimamma said...

I can't believe I didn't comment on this fab project the other day! I must have got interrupted so I'm glad I checked. It really is a beautiful set of drawers and so realistic with your little trinkets on top and the 'handles'.

I really want to do Andy's classes but I know I wouldn't be able to keep up at the moment so they'll have to wait for now :0(

Hugs
Lesley Xx