Monday, 6 June 2011

Alter it Monthly - Canvas

Well you didn't think I just made those two cards yesterday did you?

A while back C&C had some nested boxes on sale three boxes one inside the other, all with canvas board in the lid.    Intended for Children perfect toys for us messy types.    The Canvas top was given a wash of Weathered Wood Stain and then stamped with Tanda Flourishes in black Archival.   The new La Plume Solvent based pens used to go over the back ground again and colour in the flowers and butterfly.   This then is the Canvas element for Alter it Monthly.

The wooden box was stamped from the same set and then coloured with wax crayons.   Helen Chilton wrote an absorbing piece on using wax crayons in June's Craft Stamper.   It is only the second time that an article has fired me up like this one has, have made one or two other things using the technique but they are for future challenges.

Not content with stamping, painting and waxing once the canvas had been glued to the top of the box, some of the wonderful blue/green lace was attached around the top.   Some glue altered with AI stuck over it, paper flowers sprayed with various shades of red Cosmic Shimmer and Glimmer Mists.   Still seemed to need something so a butterfly was stamped onto vellum with Brilliance inks.

So that is the smallest box two larger ones to go.

17 comments:

  1. you made a beautiful box

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  2. Fab little box - what gorgeous colours
    Lisa x

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  3. What a beautiful box, love the colours, too! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Terrific box Zoe with some great textures. Annette x

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  5. I love this. The colours remind me of holidays by the sea full of sun and laughter. A great altered box Zoe.

    Loved your two LIM cards too. They are really lovely. I think I like the white one best.

    Hope you're feeling better today.
    x

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  6. this is one great box hun just love the colors,hugs cheryl xx

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  7. Super mix of elements and colours, such a lovely box Zoe.
    Have a lovely week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  8. wooh, you have been busy, fabby box with gorgeous colours

    Joan

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  9. Fabulous box Zoe, lovely colours and textures.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. WOW Fabby box I love it, especially the deep red against the blue, yummy:0) Thank you so much for your kind comments. Hugs Gay xxx

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  11. Stunning box, Zoe just love that blue! Hope you are well now xx

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  12. Zoe box was wonderful, was not planning on using crayons, a great tip ... congratulations for the beautiful design.
    xxx

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  13. Ouuu! Zoe! Cool box! I think I can hear a mermaid singing ...

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  14. ooo how brilliantly colourful is this little box!!!! I just love it Zoe! Sorry to see that you were feeling poorly honey xxx

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  15. thank you for linking in to Alter It Monthly Zoe :) lovely colourful project and that lace is yum...

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  16. WOW sounds like you've used a bit of everything on this one. Love the idea of the wax crayon and it looks very effective.

    Sam xxx

    http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

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