8 Jun 2013

PA challenge with Sue Carrington

Haven't had much time this week to join in with the Paper Artsy challenge..but Sue did get me inspired with her Sewing box on day one. I need somewhere to put my cotton so thought I'd have a go. I didn't have a wooden box so used a paper mache` pencil box instead.

I used pinks and white for my project...not that I am a pink kinda girl but because my baby sewing machine is pink!!

I started off by painting it all in very berry fresco, left that to dry while I ran the mold with the metal through my big shot., (a technique shown to me by  Lin Brown). I had to join two pieces together as I wanted to put it on the top of the box. I painted it all in very berry and blended some sherbert into it, and left it to dry.

I then embossed some more metal with a little lace edging mold and painted it the same way. When it was all dry I stuck some white lace around the lid of the box and then added the larger metal piece. I stuck the lacey edge one around 3 sides of the box. I swooshed some white paint over all the metal using my finger and then added some platinum TG. I made some feet with some greyboard layered up and painted.

I stamped the tape measure onto crackly tissue paper with Victorian velvet distress ink and painted it white on the back. I then stuck it to a piece of white tape and sealed it with matt medium. This was stuck onto the top of the box along with some metal scissors and corners which had been painted to match the box. Lastly I added some buttons to finish it off.
                         Now all my cottons have a nice new home...

 Thanks for stopping by.......



  1. WOW Lin, this looks fab, well done for getting it completed as I know you've not felt that well.

    Some photos of you running the metal through a mould would of been good, not seen that done before!!!! You'll have to reveal all when you feel a bit better!!!

    Sam xxx

  2. I love this - gorgeous box and love the colour.

  3. very pretty, beautifully decorated.

  4. Yes, that mould idea sounds really interesting, would like to give it a try. This is really pretty with the little scissors and the tape measure. Get well soon. xxx Julie Ann

  5. Wow! This is really beautiful Lin! Love the metal lace, it looks so real!
    Alison xx

  6. Lovely. I'm not really a pink person either but this is very attractive. I tried my moulds in the big shot but didn't have too much success. Must try again. All tips gratefully received....

  7. Very pretty, love the feminine feel.

  8. Wow gorgeous stunning sewing box, I love the lace effects, absolutely awesome. Hope you got your giveaway ok :-) Kezzy xxx


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