Friday, 1 February 2013

Challenge 22 at Artful Times

Hello and sorry for not being around much over the last week, sometimes life just takes over, but on with the challenge at Artful Times which is Asian, as this is the month for the Chinese new year (the year of the snake)

I have decorated a box which was a pressie for my friend Becky. Nothing to complicated simple but effective I thnk :) first paint your box I used a black dabber, cut out your image could be  stamped or as in my case a collage image and make a mask of it, I then  used a background stamp and versamark and stamp the sides and the top and used the mask where I didn't want the embossing (if you don't use a mask you will have the embossed texture  coming through your image) and emboss with a colour of your choice, next glue your image to the masked area and to finish apply a few layers of varnish to protect the embossing.

 
The inside has been finish with more paint and paper from my stash and the Chinese character for love made from friendly plastic in a mould
 

 
Hope you will enjoy playing along with us over the next fortnight
 

17 comments:

craftattack said...

This is very pretty! Hugs, Valerie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous embossing on this box, very oriental!

greetings, Alie :-)

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous box, love the gold embossing on the black base.
Yvonne x

chrissies said...

Love this Von and the gold and black look amazing.

Off to have a think about the challenge

Love Chrissie xx

Karen said...

ooo this little box is delightful Von! Its a lovely touch with the friendly plastic sign. x

Suze Bain said...

LOVE the gold embossing Von and a great tip for the masking. A beautiful box, hope I can find time to join in. X

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous box - your friend is very lucky! xx

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Von totally gorgeous box looks amazing. Bet you friend was really pleased with it. Hugs Sandra X

Ann said...

wow - what a gorgeous box Von, I'm sure your friend will adore it!! Will do my best to join in this week! Hope all is good, take care
Ann xx

Sue said...

This is fabulous Von, love the colours, and the FP character is wonderful x

Buttons said...

Such an inspirational box Von!! Love that lacquered look and the masked stamping. Very envious of your paper stash inside the box and that friendly plastic character is the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Jenny x

hazel said...

I love your fabulous box Von.
xxx Hazel.

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous little box here Von! I love the embossing which you've then varnished - great idea. The masking tip is a top tip too. Love your friendly plastic symbol inside - it looks metallic!
Hope you are well. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Juliaxx

Neet said...

AS gorgeous box Von, anyone would be proud to receive this.
Hugs, Neet xx

ionabunny said...

Love the black and gold. Thanks for the tip on the embosssing/masking. Sometimes the obvious isn't!!

Sarah Rouault said...

I love your Box Von - really great look and wonderful crafting. Sarah

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful box, dear Von. Great stamps and perfect image!

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