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.