Monday, 16 September 2013

Snazzy's DT project #1 (by Lesley)


Good Morning lovely Snazzy's visitors,

Today I'm showing my first project for this week using the fab Chalk Studio/MME - Enjoy Everyone paper kit and the same clear stamps from Kaisercraft that Gillian worked with last week which you can find here.

Whilst I love the chalk effect designs on these papers I also love the designs on the reverse so I decided to use those for my project and decorated a little set of MDF drawers which I use to store some of my lace collection.



  I began by painting the whole surface of the drawers with black acrylic paint (Frescos Little Black Dress).  I then chose two of the paper designs I wanted to cover the drawers with and cut out all the pieces so that they left a thin black border.  Before attaching with Cosmic Shimmer (dries clear) glue I distressed all edges and inked with Iced Spruce Distress Ink.  I used the same ink to add a bit of stencilling using the Hero Arts stencil from last month's kit.

I then cut out one of the chalk effect frames, stamped a quote from the Smile set of stamps with Versamark and heat embossed with Wow Brilliant White EP (I also used some bracket stamps from an ancient set in my stash) before adhering this to the top of the drawers.  I handcut some circle flowers from scraps of the papers I'd used and punched some leaves from co-ordinating Core'dinations card and arranged these around the frame.


Finally I cut a piece of one of my chosen papers to form a pocket on the back of the drawers and distressed the top edge and inked all the way round.  I stamped a quote from the Confidence set of stamps and heat embossed with the same embossing powder onto one of the sticker labels which I then attached to the pocket piece.  I then adhered this to the drawers with strong double sided tape.  I used this to hold some self-adhesive gems.


On Thursday I will be back with what will be my final DT project for Snazzy's DT.   After several months of shall I/shan't I, by coincidence I have ended up choosing the same month as Gillian to end my time as a member of what has been a wonderful team to work with.  The bosses have always sent us fabulous products to play with and I shall miss the anticipation of wondering what each month's parcel will contain and my teamies have been brilliant.  However, I have had increasing family demands on my time partly because my OH retired earlier this year and somehow seems to think I should spend more time with him, ....... can't imagine why ;D, lol!  As a result I find I have a room full of lovely stash and no time to play with it so I have decided to step down from the DT and have some personal 'play time'.  I would like to thank Val, Don and Gillian for selecting me as one of the original DT members, it's been great.  I'm glad that with the wonders of the internet, blogging, Twitter, etc., we will all stay in touch I am sure and I wish the bosses and all the team all the best for the future.  Gillian I know your hard work with your studies will pay off in the future!

Last but not least I want to thank all you lovely visitors who so kindly take time to leave comments.  Anyone who blogs will know how much they are appreciated and how much encouragement they give.  I'm sure I'll still be seeing you around t'internet on a regular basis but for now.............


NB  At the time of scheduling my posts the Snazzy's webshop is down for maintenance work.  If I get chance to come back and do the links before the post publishes I will but otherwise just about everything I used can be purchased from Snazzy's so just give them a call.

19 comments:

Netty said...

A terrific alteration Lesley and a very useful one as well, hugs Annette x

Helen said...

What a gorgeous little storage chest this is now, I love the papers you've decorated it with against the black background. Wishing you all the best, but as you say, with twitter, FB and your blog, we will stay in touch!!

Maryann Laursen said...

This is such an awesome project here Lesley, and as always you´ve done an amazing job with this project too. I´ll definitely miss you too, but I also know, how life sometimes can demand more than we have energy for too, and I´ll wish you all the best, but I sure hope, that you´ll keep on creation and providing us all with all your gorgeous inspiration, which is something I for sure has been looking forward to for the last year since I found this blog.
But I wiosh you all the very best for your future as well and hope we´ll get to see you back as a guestdesigner here now and then.
Have a great time and lots of fun too and take good care of YOU.

Paula Whittaker said...

Wonderful project - looks amazing....would love a set of drawers like that myself!
As I said on your blog - will be sad to see you go xx

Astrid Maclean said...

What fantastic use of these papers Lesley (and what a gorgeous lace collection if the sneaks are anything to go by). A great set of drawers and I love the stamping with the white EP, it fits the papers perfectly. Love the added stenciling too. I think we all will miss you lots and lots, but totally understand why you have made this decision....

Lin said...

This is stunning Lesley!!! Not only does it look good but you can use it too :D my kind of make xx

Kathyk said...

FAB-u-LOUS!

Kathyk

Redanne said...

Oh no Lesley! Not you too... but of course you must spend time with hubby, time is such a precious commodity. I will miss you!

Your drawers are covered beautifully, love how you even matched up the zig zag, such attention to detail. Those papers are fabulous, it is a wonderful transformation, so useful too! Wishing you all the very best Lesley. Big hugs, Anne xx

Aquarius said...

What a brilliant transformation you've worked on this set of drawers. Just love it. Sorry to hear you are leaving this DT but obviously family must come first - you will be missed I'm sure.

Beryl said...

Wow wow wow! This is fabulous Lesley. I love the set of drawers and you have given them such a wonderful makeover. I can see plenty of inspiration here for some awesome Christmas gifts. You will be missed from the team I am so sure. I have loved seeing your projects in the time you have been with the Snazzy team.
Beryl xx

snazzyoriginal said...

As ever Lesley your project just goes the extra mile. Love the attention to detail in the finish, hope you have lots of opportunity to use all the lovely stash stored. Missing you already as they say xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this litte set of drawers and the way you've filled them with crafting goodies. With the papers you've used, if you had left the flowers off of the top it would have suited a male just as well. I shall miss seeing you projects here on the snazzy's blog each month, but I have a newly retired hubby too, so know just what you mean.

Sue x

Minxy said...

Absolutely stunning project Lesley, I love these little draws and I love the added back pocket and how you beautifully decorated the top xo You will be missed muchly xo

Paula (PEP) said...

This looks absolutely splendid & I love the way you decorated the top of it. I think I shall have to start dabbling with the Frescos - is there maybe a plot afoot I wonder. I can imagine it gives enormous pleasure in use.
Wishing you every success.
Paula (PEP)

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Carol Q said...

fab idea Lesley - looks gorgeous.

butterfly said...

Wow, what a gorgeous way to showcase those papers. Your upcycled storage looks wonderful, Lesley, and I love the stamp on the top.

How sad to lose you from the Snazzy's team - your makes have been amazing. But I so understand that desire for proper playtime, and I look forward to following your adventures!
Alison x

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a fabulous make! I love the way you've used these papers and the black is so chic! This is my first visit and sadly it's your last post!I will see you around though on Twitter and your blog! I hope your playtime proves to be really rewarding and fun! Julie Ann x

isisimaginings.com said...

That is so beautiful.