Sunday 6 November 2011

Times gone by

Today is the start of another Fashionable Stamping Challenge and this fortnight we would love it if you could join us and submit a card or project with the theme 'Times Gone By'. Now that leaves it wide open for any type of vintage piece that you are working on, how cool is that?

I have altered a small box and made it masculine and  know exactly who is going to receive this for Christmas - but I can't say at the moment. I used two different teal coloured paints, one I mixed myself and one was an ordinary household paint. I sprayed with ancient copper cosmic shimmer mist and then stamped and added some inka gold. I finished with Decoart gloss sealer, some trim, a charm and pieces I have picked up from car-boot sales.

Stamps by PaperArtsy, Michele Marsden. My Mind's Eye and Crafty individuals.

Photo overload now - I was trying to get a selection of pics from different angles. Do you like the boat? It came from an old Monopoly game.

I hope your weekend is going well. Please pop over to see the great inspiration from my teamies and join us. You never know you could be the recipient of a fabulous stamp as the winner.

Just before I go, please pop over to Dot's Dabbles. Dot is one of our fantastic designers at FSC and has candy available when she gets to 50 followers. I am sure you will be inspired enough to want to follow and go back time and again to see her fabulous creations.

lots of luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Inspire me Fridays - Anything goes
Our Craft Lounge - Distressed and stressed
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Board games/family games/ activities (does my little Monopoly boat count?)



Gram's Treasures said...

This is gorgeous! I love all of the different stamps you have used, they really set the theme. Hope you haven't been working too sure to have a good weekend.
Joyce xx

Terry said...

Brenda, What a true treasure your altered box is! The colors are luscious and the touches of gold add that level of sophistication! Amazing collection of stamps! Love this!

Yvonne Garner said...

Brenda, What a precious gift this makes! Love all the stamps, and especially love the Monopoly ship piece! Bravo! Best, Yvonne

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
this box is utterly amazing.I love imagination.Thanks so much for visiting me. I know I havent visited regularly lately, I am in the process of moving. Yuck!
I will look at yr early posts now to catch up. take care, gerri

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a wonderful altered box, love all the metal on it.

Kathyk said...

It's a work of art and the lucky recipient should LOVE it!

Happy Sunday


Ink Art Designs said... have so much technique and skill in your art Brenda. As I was looking around each side of the box I felt like I was getting a snapshot of someones past. There is definitely a story being told with this piece.
And thank you so much for mentioning my "giveaway"
Dot xxx

Shirl said...

Not as nice as the box you made for me tee hee. lol

Only kidding all your work is fab and I just wish I lived nearer to you, what amazing stuff I could learn from such an artist. Beautiful photos showing the different angles of the box.

Hugs Shirley x x

Anonymous said...

Stunningly Beautiful! love this little box, gorgeous colour and I love the images and embellishments that you have used
Lindsay xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, a fantastic box, the recipient will love this I'm sure.
Yvonne x

Fliss said...

Even more gorgeous now I can see all the pics Brenda. A fabulous creation for some lucky man.
Have a great Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Irene said...

Absolutely brilliant box Brenda, a great colour,and the monopoly boat is just perfect as an embellishment, whoever receives it is going to be very pleased.
Irene xx

Zoechaos said...

Lovely box beautiful images and so much love went into this XOXO Zoe

Claire said...

Just stunning Brenda, beautiful stamping and gorgeous colours. The addition of those charms is a perfect finishing touch, love it!
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous box Brenda, love all the stamps you've used and the black trim is just gorgeous. Sue C x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww this is one amazing altered project Brenda, I have spent ages looking at all the wonderful pictures, the amount of work involved in the creation must have been huge, the stamps, details and embellishments look fantastic
Lorraine x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is glorious! I love everything about it, but the ship, for me, really makes it,

Lucy x

Cazro said...

Such a wonderful box. I love the colours, the stamps used and the total effect of the box is amazing. Well done.

Cazro said...

Such a wonderful box. I love the colours, the stamps used and the total effect of the box is amazing. Well done.

Gina said...

Gorgeous gift box Brenda!!! and in my fav colours too :D XXX

craftymum said...

Beautiful box Brenda. You really are so talented
hugs Sarah x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a stunning maskuline treasure box! Love the colour with the gold accents! Wooow!!!
Joanna xx

Caroline said...

Wow... what a stunning box! I love the colour you mixed... it matches the CS ancient copper so well. Great stamps too.

Juls said...

Hi Brenda

Once again I find myself playing catchup in blogland. I have enjoyed checking out your blog and seeing your fab creations I have missed.

This is just such a fabulous creation!!! Hugs Juls

Mrs.B said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda. The colours are gorgeous, love the touch of gold. Beautiful images depicting a past gone by. Great trim, and embellies.
Avril xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow I was just writing this comment and your name popped up on my screen !! Spooky. !!!! What a fabulous box Your boundless creativity is amazing . You have used some of my favourite stamps on this too ! Like the sound of your theme might even join in this time it has been an age. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration.


Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

A beautiful box....I hope the male recipient appreciates it as its a stunning!


Superb stamping Brenda, and what a fabulous keepsake you've created. As always, I love your inky techniques and great combination of colours and embellishments.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx