Saturday, 13 March 2010

LTD - Lock and Key





Well Hilda has come up trumps again asking us this week to turn our imagination to locks and keys, her own key board is fabulous. This litte cutton bud box has been sitting on my work area waiting for me to do something with it. A little treasure chest seemed a good idea.

Grunge paper inked and inked and inked with Spiced Marmalade, frayed burlap and Nick Bantock's Sapmoss Green. As Lucy mentioned recently when worked grunge paper feels more and more like leather and that was the look and feel i has going for. All the stamps on the box are from Tanda in black to give the impression of tooled leather. A little visa Ferro on the lip of the box and lid to hide the clear plastic and add age. The padlock stamped onto metal is also from Tanda. the Key is from the Stamp bug. The catch is plated wire. All because somebody suggested Locks and Keys as a theme for Lots to do this week!

14 comments:

  1. WOW What a transformation Zoe - love it, it's fab xxx

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  2. What a great idea Zoe, you'd never guess how that gorgeous treasure box started out
    Claire xx

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  3. Fantastic piece Zoe - love the way you've distressed it

    Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

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  4. what a gorgeous transformation . now how did you colour that padlock, I love the colours and the way they flow into each other

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  5. Ahha I see now that worked really well :)

    Love the padlock colours

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  6. Never would have guessed what the original was--fantastic transformation!

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  7. What a great idea!... and useful too!

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  8. Great treasure box. Looks very old and love the images...

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  9. OMG, I can't believe how different it looks! Fab piece Zoe. xxx

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  10. What a great idea to cover a plastic box, I would never have thought of that!

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  11. You've been busy! Everything is amazing as always!

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  12. I love the boxes you have created

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  13. What an amzing make over! I would have never thought to keep a cotton bad box LOL
    Stunning transformation! X

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