. . . For me it is anyways . . .
Hope you are all keeping well? Thank you all for your best wishes for the wee one. She still has her annoying cough, but it is easing slightly. Had to keep her off school as they don't like kids to go in and spread the germs - makes me laugh that does, when you think they don't use bleach any more to clean the surfaces!
Well, today sees the start of a new theme at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and this time we want to see a 3 Dimensional project. I know - Panic Mode!!! Usually I hate doing 3D other than my usual layered cards or the odd box when I have to, but I pushed out the boat with this one and made myself a decent box to put my beady bits and charms in.
This started it's life as a couple of 'Cadbury's Chocolate Mini Rolls' boxes, which were just plain white, but fairly sturdy. I covered them in a load of thick Mulberry paper that I have had hanging about for years and never used (yeay!). This was then painted in three coats of acryllic black paint before adding the ornate feet, which are Tim Holtz.
Had to research these, as I wans't sure if I could get any feet for craft stuff, but I found them - pretty steep in the price department though, so this box is staying with me! Also had to buy some hinges and a clasp, but got them cheap enough on ebay. So, after attaching all the hardware I smudged metallic rub-on over the whole thing, and varnished with Satin quick drying stuff that doesn't stink the place out!
Then I printed out a wee image - my Beastly Bat-erfly, in black on a gold coloured background, snipped round, glued in place and varnished over the lid again to protect it.
Later on I think I will find me some velvet for a lining, and then get some of those wee 'favour bags' to seperate my charms and beads before putting them in the box.
Hope you guys don't get frightened off this week! After all - what is a challenge if it isn't challenging??
Not many other challenges out there for this box, but here goes with the ones I have found:
Paper Cutz - Open choice
AiFactory - Things with Wings
Stamp Insanity - Metallic stuff, or gold
Ambers Crafts + Stuff - Use old stash/Anything goes
Bling It On - Anything goes