It is Wednesday and that means another challenge has been launched on the Stampotique Blog. This week our hostess is the lovely and talented Samantha ! Her theme is 'Take a box' and this is what she had to say about it :
"I get very excited when I see cardboard boxes. The potential of a box is enormous. So for this weeks challenge I'd like to see you all use a box as part or all of your creation. You can keep your box as a box or cut it up and use it flat. It's up to you just have lots of fun!"
I used this little box in which there were some Christmas lights.
An this is the end result....
From different angles
Here is a close up of one side of the box.
I started by cutting off the flaps on the top of the box and glueing book pages on it using gel medium. Next I painted the whole thing with gesso and after that dried, used a stencil and some model paste to put the letters on for more interest. The box was then coloured with Lindy's Stamp gang sprays. I used one with and one without sparkle.
Next I stamped the background with a few different stamps; a list of all the stamps I used is at the bottom of this post.
I also went around all the corners with my black Archival Ink pad and also used this ink and my fingers to accentuate the letters a little.
next I stamped Peggy on the front of the box... and failed miserably.. She was only stamped partially. Instead of throwing the box away I decided to stamp her again on tissue paper and adhere this over the failed image on the box. Hurray, success...
Next I stamped Peggy again on white card stock and coloured the 'open' parts of her with coloured pencils. I then cut all these bits out and adhered them onto the image on the box.
I typed the words 'watercolour' and 'pencils' on a strip of blank book page and adhered that to the box too. Lastly I doodled around the words and put my pencils in my finished box !
I used the following stamps:
Why not join us this week and alter your own box. You can win one of two $30 vouchers at the end of the month. Just remember only one entry per person and no digi stamps !
Thank you so much for stopping by !