Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Beach Box Project

I've been trying to get a bit more inky lately as my cute side seems to have taken over just a bit lol.. anyway, i had a little wooden letter cube that had a W inset that i would never of used, so i decided it would be a good little project to alter.

I dug out the W carefully with a small chisel, and painted all over with blue metallic paint.

As i haven't played with metal in a long time either i got a bit of my TSS metal, and while rummaging i found one of the mini embossing plates you get free with magazines, the one i found had a summer/seaside theme... and seeing as its nearly the end of our summer i thought it a perfect topic for my project! Keep the summer alive lol!

I cut a square of metal big enough to fit into the the little inlay on the cube, i then cut that into 4, and embossed each piece with a different summertime shape... as i didn't want them to look all the same, i coloured each piece using Kuretake alcohol inks, these are very striking and vibrant colours and i love um... if you like ranger inks you'll love these too, there a must!

It came to mind that at the seaside you always have a game or 2 of bingo going on in the arcades and i wanted to incorporate that so i used one of Jennies fab bingo card stamps from the artistic stamper to edge 3 sides of the cube. I stamped with jet black Stazon.

I thought that the cube looked a bit bare and wanted to jazz it up a touch, so to finish i added some fun and funky grungepaper flowers, made using the flower power plate from artistic stamper and some distress inks. I held the flowers together with some fab screw top snaps just to give a quirky look.

Thanks for stopping by, there will be another project next week!

♥ HUGZ ♥


Jennie said...

cool piece, just right for summer:)

Linda Elbourne said...


Andrea said...

just fab bright colours, a beauty of a box xx

Agnes the Red said...

Sweet cube...and love the new hair colour BTW!
Ange x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant altering, love the metalwork! xx

Craftyideas said...

Love it great idea

Hels said...

Blimey, soz I missed this one, I think it is OK but need a closer inspection ;O)) Next time you are up this way .. pllllleeeease can you bring it with you so I can see it cos I fink it is BRILLIANT!!!!!!