The telephone line is still down. The new deadline for fixing it is by 5pm today but we shall see. The reason given for the delay was that there was a major problem in the village which had to be fixed first. I 'm busy trying to schedule as much of next week as possible as when they do arrive the internet will probably go off and who knows when we will get that back. We have a lot of surface water around which doesn't help as all our lines are underground and tend to get waterlogged. The bottom of our garden is under about an inch of water. Still the frogs like it!
I recently attended a 1/2day workshop where we decorated a small wooden box. The sizing in the pictures is deceptive as it only measures 90mm x 55mm x50mm but is the perfect size for housing small items of everyday wear jewellery.
We first painted the box with white gesso which I then stained with with distress ink to age the box slightly. The ivy leaf vine was die cut and then coloured with inks and inka gold. The butterflies were originally in a darker pink but when I got the box home I decided (as I had the same butterfly punch) to punch in a much paler colour of card stock. I also added the smaller roses to the top of the box and the pink gems to the butterflies and edges of the lid. I also added gold metallic ink to the edges of the box to finish.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #362 Anything goes.
Fab 'n'Funky #385 Anything but square.
Frilly and Funkie # Knock on wood.
Altered Electics # Anything goes.
Crafty Girls Creations #45 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore #Anything goes.
Creative Artiste #36 Anything mixed media.
Love To Craft #20 Anything goes.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit # Anything goes.
Unstampabelles #76 Decorate something wooden.