Tuesday 27 January 2015

Is it a book or a box ?

Afternoon fellow crafty bloggers, hope you are all keeping well and not snowed in, noticed the headlines in The Express this morning saying we are expecting killer weather, I had to laugh as this paper only ever has weather headlines and is very rarely right. I have been absent for a week as I have been working on some samples for Kraftyhands and I was also asked by Leandra of PaperArtsy to make some samples for a couple of new stamp sets that Elizabeth Borer is bringing out, so sorry no sneak peeks yet, but the release dates are early February.

I did manage to get to a workshop at Daisy Jewels with Lindsay Mason the Saturday before last so here are pics of my finished box, which when I saw the sneak peek of the project I thought it was a book. We got to use some of the lush Viva products and the sheen of these metallics paints called Maya Gold are gorgeous. I did use Precious metals by Viva a few years back but these new ones are so much more better.

Lots of lovely layers, including a crumpled  paper background, stencils and embossing after we had layered up all the embellishments and die cuts etc. the painting started, first a base layer of black and then we added the metallics which blended lovely.  I added a final touch of Viva Inka gold in lilac to lift the the blue and bronze lustre of the Maya gold paint. As these paints are water based they can be easily mixed to create new colours and once they are dry they are permanent........guess that's what I shall be buying next.

Sweet Stamps......stencils and embossing paste
The Crafting Cafe.....lots of layers
Through the Craftroom door....anything goes
Top Tip.....something new (paints)
Craft Your passion....anything goes
The Pink Elephant....anything goes
Creative Fingers.....anything goes
CRAFT....recycling (packaging used for die cutting)

Hugs n smiles


Meggymay said...

Wow, this looks stunning. Gorgeous texture, details and colour.
Yvonne xx

Helen said...

An amazing project - so many great details.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is outstanding Daniele what an amazing piece of crafting, I am blown away with the way you have made this look so antiqued and textured, it is awesome.
lorraine x

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning! Your book/box is so beautiful. Thank you. so much for sharing your talents with us this week at TTCRD.
Cindy - DT TTCRD

Brenda said...

It doesn't matter what it is, its beautiful. What a great recycle. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge!

janna'scraftingattic said...

It's beautiful and just the sort of thing I love to do. Thank you for joining in with the crafting cafe challenge this time. Janna -DT

Pat said...

Oh my Daniele, what a beautiful project whether it is a book or a box is immaterial as it is absolutely gorgeous, love the colour and all the metal, an awesome project.

Pat xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

How wonderful- love the shimmer- the Viva products are so yummy! The texture is great- my eyes are in heaven : ) I would love to take a workshop like this! Hope you got a day off for the horrible snow storm that did not happen : )

Pat said...

What a gorgeous piece of art! I want to do this now!! Thank you for sharing it at Craft Your Passion challenge blog this week.

mags said...

This is beautiful Daniele. So much detail and texture. Love it.

Dawn said...

Fantastic project Daniele, I love all the little added details! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe for our January Lots Of Layers challenge!Hope you can play in this month's challenge too!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Unknown said...

This is FABulous and I love all of the texture you added to it. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Unknown said...

Outstanding, dear! Love the color and design of this fab box. :)

Cara said...

Congratulations! Your awesome project is a Top 3 Pick for the Anything Goes Challenge at TTCRD and will be published in the next edition of Through the Craft Room Door! Don't for to stop by the blog and grab your badge!
((Hugs)) Cara