This week is the last challenge over at Just For Fun. The lovely Neet has continued the “mans” theme and has chosen “distressed him” for the challenge. For full details of this challenge, Zoe’s, Von’s and Neet’s fab inspirational pieces and all the entries click onto the JFF link above.
I have decorated a box for this weeks challenge. A little bit over distressed but then what is new!
This is the lid. Oh my! what a problem I had stamping on to this. This was about the fourth attempt because the lid is rounded. Normally I would roll the box over the stamp rather than applying the stamp to the box but it just kept missing pieces. In the end I inked the stamp and then stamped the box by placing the stamp (unmounted) on edge of the box, pressing and lifting as I went. A bit like you would a large transfer.
I base coated the box with blue acrylic, added a coat of PVA glue and then the top coat of white acrylic. Inside he box I have just given it a wash of colour. I diluted some blue paint with water and painted it on. I used staz-on to stamp the images and coloured them in with distressing ink. I fixed the colours with some spray varnish.
This is a card I have made to go with the box.
I am really sad to see JFF end but realise life moves on. Thank you ladies for the great challenges. A special thankyou to Zoe. Without all of your encouragement and assistance in the early days I probably would have given up blogging after a month. I started joining in the JFF challenges around the time I started blogging. It has been such great fun and I have met some amazing and extremely talented crafter. I hope the friendships that have been formed this past year will continue.
I looked through my blog last night. JFF has played a huge part in my crafting this past year. The only question is…. what to do with all the spare time that I will have now! lol! Maybe Freddie will get some cooked meals, the house may return to a reasonable state and the garden may look less like a wilderness!
Have a great weekend everyone.
Best Wishes Florence x