Monday, October 4, 2010


Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog is at it again!!! Real simple challenge....


Well now, you wouldn't think it would be an issue...rather a NO BRAINER but I was stumped...maybe cause my "crafting" space is in flux...but that's for another time!!

A while back, I came across this ugly colored "crackled" desktop storage box (I wish I had taken a picture!!) so LET THE CREATIN' BEGIN!!

The process began with spritzing the box with Black Soot and Broken China Reinker Mixtures 
(Mini Mister with a dropper full of Reinker Ink, a dash of Perfect Pearls and water). As it was a "nonporus" surface, I dried the wetness quickly. When the box was covered, I sealed it with Super Seal by Creative Imaginations.

I then gobbed on Fiber Paste by Golden....OH LOVE THIS STUFF!! As it was drying, I spritzed it again with the above Reinker Mixtures. I hastened the drying process with my Heat Tool. When it was almost dry, I brushed on some Perfect Pearls. 

Now....remember NUMBERS is the challenge. So I decided I would put 2011 on the box therefore I could keep it for myself and put receipts in it or give it to my daughter as a keepsakes box as she graduates in 2011. I envisioned a large 2 but didn't have one so I made my own from GrungeBoard. Inked it with Black Soot, texturized it using Tim Holtz Collage Texture Fade.

I have been waiting for what seems like FOREVER for the release of Tattered Leaves die. I got a look at it upon release and I knew.....I JUST HAD TO HAVE IT. Yesterday, I FINALLY got my hands on it!!! Oh, I was in heaven.

What a wonderful addition to my Tattered Floral die!! My favorite medium to use with these dies is linen. You can stamp on it or color it with any Inky mixture. After it has been saturated with color, I ball it up and rub it around the palm of my hand. When the fabric is dry, I paint on Multi Medium and dry it with my Heat Tool. The Multi Medium allows you to form the petals and leaves. THE AWESOMENESS!


For the leaves, I spritzed on Bundled Sage and then dipped the edges of the leaves in a puddle of Peeled Paint. The end result was PERFECT.
I chose a ribbon that I wanted to put behind the flowers but once it was not exactly the color I wanted. So, I spritzed it with Shabby Shutters Reinker Mixture and dried it quickly. It was perfect.

The finishing touch to the box was the addition of Foundations Box Feet. The finish color did not match the Perfect Pearls or the Hardware I had used. There was a really easy fix to this problem, I pulled out my Applicator, Felt and Gold Metallic Alcohol Ink and dabbed it onto the feet. It was just what what they needed!!

So Ladies and Gents....put on your thinkin' caps, pull out your creative goodies and let the juices flow!! I can't wait to see your AMAZING creations!!!

Be sure to link your goodness to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog to win a Fab prize and your chance at the coveted "BLINKIE"


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I am drooling over this beauty, Lynne! I so appreciate you walking us through each step and providing product names and links. I am learning so much from you! Your linen flower is amazing. I have been making some out of canvas, but I think I'll try linen too - a bit more refined. Here is the link to the paper flowers I have on my tag They are made out of plain white cards stock.

Thanks again for the inspiration!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

You certainly came up with something fabulous in the end Lynne, it's absolutely gorgeous :-)
Anne x

Nicki said...

wow this is just gorgeous! love it all, it looks amazing!
take care

email: said...

This is really wonderful work! I love the metal pieces that you used for the legs, etc. Nice colors too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Sue West said...

This box is totally fab, and I love the look you have got using linen with your Tattered Floral die.
Sue x

Julie said...

Love the soft look to your flowers from the tattered die cut you used! I finally got some Creative Imagination canvas paper from a local scrap book store and can't wait to use it with the 490 funky flower stamps I have. Thank you for posting your creations and how you made them! Still love that heart shaped box you did a while back with the Funky Flowers.

Linapyssel said...

Great box you created Lynn...can´t stop looking!! The color and style totally rocks!!
Hugs Lina

Deborah "DeBB!e" Ann Emmons said...

TIM DA MAN!! YOU DA WOMAN!! glad I get to see it in person...lucky me. :-) Right up on a pedestal just like it belongs. You rock chickie!!!

Terry said...

Well maybe it was an ugly box sweetie but you made it into something ABSOLUTELY wonderfull and a AMAZING box Wowzersssss
Hugs Terry xxxx

Jester said...

This is just so gorgeous, Lynne - I love the colours, the texture, the flowers and swirls, everything!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous Lynne! Love the way you used the linen and the flower is stunning!


Justine said...

UMMMMMMMM, I am still picking my jaw up off the keyboard. I am blown away. There is so much deliciousness here. Thanks for all of the details, I've gotta get my hands on some proper distressing items. Love this

email: said...

Lynne, you continue to astound me! WOW! Another fab beautiful...the swirls of metallic are GORGEOUS as are the flowers!

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Tina Connolly said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, thanks for your description of what you did, especially about the linen and muli-medium. Will have to try that.
Great blog!

Unknown said...

This is absolutely awesome! Love it, thanks for sharing. Your directions are fabulous!