Wednesday 5 August 2009

stampin for the weekend

The challenge at 'stampin for the weekend' this week is 'ALTER SOMETHING'.
I had this lovely little wooden box just sitting waiting for me to do something with it... and a friend staying who has nowhere to put the 'junk' out of his pockets at night so i made this.
I painted the box with ivory acrylic paint, then stamped directly on it it. I coloured the images with chalk and metallic pencils, i inked the edges and covered the sides of the lid with very thin cork as i figure this is the bit that will wear most.
The image on top and on the sides have been sprayed with matt vanish.
All the stamps used are from TANDA STAMPS.
thanks for taking time to look.


  1. Love how you altered this box. Great image on top. Anesha

  2. An amazing project and so much work! Fabulous alteration,I love the images.
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

  3. What a wonderful box:O) Lucky is he who gets this one! Love the cork, it is beautiful! You have done a lot of stampin here, wonderful job!
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  4. Oh wow this is wonderful I love how you have used the natural colour of the wood and just taken it to another level with all those layers of stamping.
    Thank you for putting in to join us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  5. oh this is great you have done a fab job love it love cheryl xxxxxxx

  6. Hey Lyn, what a great idea for your friend, lucky that you had this box just waiting to be decorated, and how lucky he is to have such a crafty friend as yourself. You've done a fabulous job on it. WTG!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' for the Weekend.
    Donna xx

  7. What a beautifully altered box you have created your friend has no excuse where to keep his "junk"... Thank you for joining in with our alterations challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx

  8. this is gorgeous! love the masculine feel!

  9. This is fantastic. Love the image on the top. I'm sure you're friend will love it.
    Beryl xx