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Sunday, 6 May 2012

May Art Draw - 'May I' share this project.....

I am sharing the May Art Draw with this month's challenge at Scrap our Stash. This project has been made with items that have been languishing in my stash for quite a while. Even the Clearly for Art which I have been using lately (it's all gone now!!) had been stuck in a file for over 6 months and I thought I had better use it up before it got mistaken for a sheet of acetate!

For the "MAY I?" Challenge you have to complete your project by getting inspiration from someone elses blog and that is what I did   for this month's draw. The item on offer is this altered wooden box which has been made over using some great techniques demo'd on one of my favourite altered art blogs 'Zuzu's Petals'. To create her wonderfully textured boxes and canvases Louise uses fusible/fantasy film and in response to requests from followers she generously posted a tutorial here.

I found this great fun, although I had some problems getting the film to 'stick' initially. Also although Louise did suggest that we "heat the holy crap out of it".... I may have taken this a little too literally - some of the film looked decidedly singed when I was done (nothing a touch of gold paint or metallic rub on couldn't fix LOL).

It was totally coincidental that I had also been making some rather yummy metallic looking flowers and this one really seemed to go with the box so I decided to stick it on the top rather than add lots of small embellishments like Louise has. However I have another larger box to do that may well get a lot of extra layers!! To finish off I put one of my Tim Holtz tags of 2012 inspired butterflies inside. It's wired in but the recipient could easily take it out and use it on a project.

The box is quite small, no more than 2.5" x 2.5", but if you like blingy texture and would like the chance 'win' this box then leave a message on this post before 9.00 pm on Sunday 27th MAYand I'll put you in the draw. Overseas players welcome. Please feel free to link from your own blogs if you have the technology (as per last month, if I see you have I will put you in the draw twice but no pressure!!). Alternatively maybe you will be inspired to follow the tutorial and have a go, I'd love to see what you do!!

That's it for now, hope  you like what I have made. I have a little more information to impart re making the flowers so will probably do a post about them when I have a minute but, unfortunately, decorating calls!!

See you later,

Cindy x

17 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

proud moment ...:) lol

I love that the tutorial was of use and that you had a go (yet made it your own style)...

sorry you had issues getting it to stick.. will go answer your email and discus what you used. I personally always use the golden gel medium.... oodles of it lol.

your box is beautiful and i love the butterfly inside. :)

Catherine said...

This is stunning, gorgeous project.......

Deborah said...

Looks spectacular, Cindy! Very lush. Off to investigate ZuZu....

Redanne said...

Wow, wow, wow Cindy, this box is amazing! Brilliant job, it really is something else....love it and what a great surprise inside. Going over to ZuZu's to have a look at the tutorial.

SHARY said...

Another beautiful project from you Cindy, it's gorgeous.
Try the Dylusions they are lovely and vibrant.xx

Netty said...

wow your box is beautiful and loving the gorgeous butterfly inside. x

Maureen said...

Be a u tiful Cindy, how can you give it away, I already follow Zuzu ( just follow not make!)

Martina2801 said...

This box is just brilliant, fantastic, totally awesome, wow, what more can I say. Love it!

Daniele said...

what a lovely box, the gold flower is gorgeous
hugs

Trudy said...

that flower is yummy and the box is not bad too...lol

chrissie said...

Fantastic! What inspiring work.

Love Chrissie xxxx

Shirl said...

What an amazing box and all that lovely gold (a girl can dream can't she) I would just treasure this little keepsake,singed is good (how I like my toast). Another technique on my to do list ... I need more time

Love the humour in your writeups, off to put this on my side bar and keeping my fingers crossed.

Hugs Shirley x x

Kay Griffin said...

WOW!!! This is stunning, love it! :) x

Carol said...

Wow Cindy, another fab project you just keep them coming. Loving this precious box and the butterfly inside is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration
Carol x

WendyK said...

What a gorgeous box, love the butterfly, and the colour.

Fuchsia said...

A stunningly gorgeous box I really love it and the Butterfly inside is just like a little secret ,
I must admit when I saw your box I went to look at the tutorial again and had a go with an old box and I love the technique so thanks for reminding me x

Kate said...

I really love this box! Its full of beautiful texture! Loving that flower and butterfly. I must check out that tutorial!

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