Wednesday, 28 March 2012

DT project 2 by Astrid

Hi everyone, am am back with my second project featuring 7 Dot Studio "Wonderland Collection" and Chocolate Baroque "The Art of Chess". For this project I used Mushroom and Smoke paper and the main image from the stamp set. Remember when you leave a comment under any of the projects this month you are in for a chance to win this set!!



Anyway, as you can see, for my second project I decided to make a sturdy box. My brother in law loves to play chess and I wanted to make him a box to keep his chess pieces safe. I started by making a box out of sturdy black card and covered it with the paper which I had first edged with a gold Krylon pen.


I then stamped the image twice, once on white card and once on a piece that I had previously painted with gold acrylic paint. I cut some of the elements out from this piece and glued them on to the bit stamped on white card. I sponged the edges a bit with Antique Linen Distress Ink to add a bit more depth and mounted it on a die cut frame of black card.


 

Here you can see the sides of the box embellished with some die cuts cut from gold mirri card.


Well, that's it for today. I will be back on Friday with my final project.

11 comments:

Minxy said...

What a neat idea, and an equally neat box, i'm sure your brother will love it :)

Blomkje en Wenje said...

Love the idea! Looks great!

Have a nice day...

Pietrik

Paula Whittaker said...

ooo me likey - it has a bit of an Art Nouveau quality about it.

Sandie Edwards said...

This is magnificent, I love it ... clever, imaginative and just plain gorgeous!

snazzyoriginal said...

A v. lucky brother-in-law I think! Just so stylish xx

Ephemera said...

Brilliant project, you always make the most gorgeous boxes. xx

Tarnished Rose said...

Beautiful!

I just found your blog and am so glad I did.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Gillian .... said...

Great idea Astrid, these papers lend themselves well to the chess inspired theme. x

craftimamma said...

Fabulous box Astrid and as the others have said a really great idea. I love the blues on this paper. Such a luxurious looking set of designs.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Netty said...

Terrific idea and a fabby box, x

Celeste said...

Great idea and made beautifully. Love the flexibility of this chess set.