Monday, 4 October 2010

Numbers Challenge

Over on the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge blog today the new theme is "Numbers". I've been a bit naughty and am showing a project using 10 Second Studios materials and tools. After all, 10 is a number, right? :)

Another recycled item, this time a gift box made from 2 bases from Tria pen boxes. I've been unable to make anything new this week, so regular readers of my blog may recall having seen this before. You can see what the bases look like below. I removed the inner lip from one of them, and it became the lid, fitting perfectly onto the other base!

Using a paper stump and rounded silicone tool, I taped the metal onto the plate and then rubbed it into the design. I combined brown and green acrylic paint and a lot of water to make my own distressing spray, which I poured into a mini-mister. After each spritz, the metal was dried with a heat tool, until I was happy with the result.

The tile on the top was made several months back, on a metal class at LB Crafts. The copper was embossed on a Ten Seconds Studio mould and distressed with a patina spray. A square of patterned paper was cut from a Crafty Individuals sheet and placed in a silver Ranger Memory Frame, which had been rubbed with copper wax.

That’s about it, I hope you like it! :o)

Why not head over to the SSS&S blog and check out how the other design team members have interpreted the challenge - their work is amazing! Even better, why not join in yourself? Simon Says Stamp have another great prize up for grabs again this week! :)

As ever, click on the image if you want to see a larger view :)

8 comments :

misteejay said...

Beautiful box and I love the framed embellishment on the top.

Toni :o)

voodoo vixen said...

Love your box Dan, can't resist boxes at the best of times but this one looks stunning.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is to-die-for gorgeous, Dan! I'm totally new to metal working so it's still a mystery to me how you did all of this, but am definitely in love with it. The color is wonderful too. You've definitely inspired me to give it a try!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous patterns on the box and cool recycling you did there :O)) Hope you is okies x

Shar said...

Very cool look! Great altered box!

Terry said...

Hiya Dan the man...wowwwwwwzersss Just love your altered box, absolutely georgous. love boxes and to alter them...but this is really AMAZING. wow
Hugs Terry xxxx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wonderful work!! I love the embossing work and the color is BRILLIANT!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Nancy said...

I absolutely love this!!

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