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.
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