Monday, 14 March 2011

Little Shabby Chic Box


I have used the new Crafty Individuals stamp plate CI-035 to alter this wooden box. I really got enthusiastic when I saw this image as its a tide clock and I live on the coast and we have the nearly identical clock set in the wall down on the prom and even more spookier only the week before I had picked up a 2nd hand job lot of stuff and in the box was an old tide barometer again with a metal face the same as this so its official I love this image.
I altered the box using paints and inks to create a shabby chic distressed look hopefully to look like it has spent years in an old cabin at sea. Well used and well worn with time and the tide.
I used elements from the plate on the lid and round the sides of the box. The little tape measure stamp is also a CI image. It was one of those lovely little freebies that they kindly send when you order form them.
The Tim Holtz game spinner and cogs came from Craft Obsessions who were recently extremely kind to me when I had been a bit daft and I have to recommend them for their magnificent customer service.

10 comments:

donna said...

Awesome piece! I could use one of those tide clocks. I live near the water. I will check out the stamp. Thanks.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous little box, great for some little treasures. Love the decoration and the stamped images are wonderful. Tracy Evans x

Minxy said...

ow i likie this :D

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

This is totally lush!!!
J xx

CAROL said...

What a fabulous little box, I love everything about it!

Lottie said...

Wow - this is perfect - it really does look old

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous! (Yes, Craft Obsessions are incredibly helpful),

Lucy x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fabulous box, I've just seen it on the CI blog, so popped over to have a proper look. Love some of your other bits and pieces too, Judith xx

IsaNorris said...

Just saw your little box on the CI blog: LUUUURVELY...
beautiful work
isa

Val said...

Wow - this is fabulous.

I aqgree with you about Craft Obsessions - first class service always.

Hugs
Valxx