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Monday, 20 August 2012

A little bit of vintage and a little bit of bling

Hi folks, it's time for another challenge over at the Vintage Elusions Challenge Blog This is a weekly challenge blog with a theme of 'Anything Goes' plus another challenge running alongside. This week, it's 'Bling It!'.

As usual, there are some great prizes:
Lindsay is offering the winner 3 digis of their choice
Heather is offering the winner 3 digis of their choice
Guylou is offering a $10 voucher to spend in her shop




For my project, I have chosen to make a keepsake box, which I have painted, adding feet, which were cotton reels. I have added some gold Inka Gold paste along the studs and straps to hint at their metallic nature.



Inside, I have made some aged postcards, using Crafty Individuals stamps, which I stamped onto Kraft card and coloured with pencils. I then distressed the edges, and coloured them with Distress Ink.

I also made a 'locket' using brown card folded in half. I drew around a Spellbinders shape and cut it out, then ran it through an embossing folder. I rubbed Inka Gold paste over the raised areas, and added lots of little gems, plus a larger one. For the inside, I used two of our sponsors' images, one from Fresh Brewed, the rose, and one from LEJ Designs, the gentleman. I coloured these with pencils, and set them behind two of the die cut Spellbinders shape and a piece of acetate. I rubbed more Inka Gold over the brown card. I then punched a small hole on one side of the project, and added a large jump ring and some chain with a clasp. I chose slightly oversized chain, so that the project looked in proportion.

So there you have it, a chest with a girl's treasures from her sweetheart or Husband perhaps?
I hope that I've inspired you to have a go at the challenge, as you can make anything you like, as long as you keep it a little bit Vintage. It would be great if you would pop over to the blog and see what the other Design Team members have made.

I am going to enter my project into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days away : Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow : We are family
ABC Challenge : V for Vanish
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop : Add some Bling or Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by, xx



24 comments:

SuzeJo Murphy said...

It's just a fantastic project theat you've come up with Judith ... absolutely brilliant and a womderful keepsake xx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fab project Judith Px

craftimamma said...

This is a wonderful project my friend. You know I love boxes and this really does look like an old keepsake box. I love the beautiful postcards with your expert colouring and the pendant is pure inspiration.

Love everything about this.=!

Hugs
Lesley XX

Kate M said...

What a fabulous project - absolutely stunning!!
Kate
xx

Aquarius said...

This is such a brilliant and beautiful project and very clever idea too.

sue - bearhouse said...

Wonderful creations Judith, so much attention to detail

Sue

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is an awesome box filled with wonderful little creations. All A1. STUNNING!!!!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Linda said...

These are all gorgeous and loving the wonderful chest.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jane stillman said...

What absolutely stunning project, so imaginative - gorgeous x

Abbie721 said...

Simply stunning as always my lovelie xx

Zoe said...

Amazing treasure box and the contents are gorgeous, I particularly like the locket, very clever xxx

Kandy's Krafts said...

What an unusual idea but clever. A lovely project.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Brilliant & creative, good luck with the challenges x

Dawn said...

Great project sweetie!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Elaine said...

Love your box, a super idea and right up my street. I love the CI stamped postcards, just perfect! Elaine xxx

veronica said...

fantastic Judith - the locket is a great idea!

besitos said...

Hi, a really stunning project, its fantastic! I especially love the locket, a great idea :) x

Sasha said...

Beautiful projects! So creative! Thank you for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Heide said...

Fantastic vintage project. Love the post cards and locket. So glad you could join us this week at SCH.
Hugs, Heide SCH- Guest designer.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

What a great little treasurebox you have made! I am envious of the person to recive this!

Thanks for joining Sugar Creek Hollow this week!

Hugs
Gunn

Cinzia Gava said...

such a cute creation!!!! great idea!!!!
thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge
hugs

Berit Synnøve said...

Amazing project.
Thanks for joining our last challenge at Craft Your Days Away.
Hugs Berit

Paula (PEP) said...

I somehow missed this one. The little postcards are delightful & I'm speechless over that locket. It all looks beautiful inside the little casket & so authentic. Those cotton reels provide brilliant feet.
Paula (PEP)

Tony Dillon said...

Absolutely beautiful makes!

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