Sunday, 8 March 2015

Now........this is getting silly ;D!

Happy Sunday Morning all!

Er, I allowed myself some more playtime yesterday before a couple of days I have coming up with our 3 yr old grandson Charlie ....... starting later today when his Daddy drops him off for two sleepovers.  He's only been for 2 one nighters before accompanied by big Sister Izzy and never stayed anywhere else without Mummy but I think he'll be ok.  He'll certainly get all my attention plus lots from Grandad so he should be fine.

Anyway, I have another entry for the current PaperArtsy Challenge theme of miniature.  Do go and check out the fabulous inspiration that the PaperArtsy Guest Design Team have been showing us for the past  couple of weeks!  Strictly speaking my project is just small rather than 'miniature' but I hope it qualifies.  I made a 2 inch square pot from Stampbord tiles (which I'm showing warts and all, lol)!



I used the black side of Cut n Dry to apply Buff Fresco Finish paint from JoFY's new limited edition to five 2 inch square Stampbord tiles.  I followed this with some leafy stencilling using a mix of Nougat with a spot of Buff and then bumped the stencil and used the same two colours but with more Buff in the mix. 



I then stamped part images from 3 different Hot Picks stamp sets using Black Archival ink (and the first wart is my inkpad needed a good re-inking so the blacker areas are not brilliantly stamped) and a quote from one of Lin Brown's word sets onto 4 of the tiles. Next I randomly stamped a PA mini script without a block into the blank spaces.



I then spent a relaxing hour or so painting the images using Prawn, Southern Skies & Lavendar lightened with Nougat and touches of Tinned Peas for the stems and then doing a bit of scratched highlighting.


I edged each tile with Treasure Gold (second wart alert, lol! I accidently caught the face of the 2nd tile with TG so it now has a smudge on it) before gluing them side by side to a 2 inch strip of PaperArtsy designer paper.  I left a half inch extra at one end to form a tab when assembling the pot.  I stuck 2 more tiles back to back and glued a square of the paper to the unpainted tile.  Making sure this was on top I then applied glue all round the edges of these tiles, laid them with the paper side up onto my craft mat and folded the strip of tiles around the edges, overlapping the tab with the final tile.

To finish the pot off and also to help strengthen the corners I applied dries clear liquid glue and filled the gaps with mini beads.

Ok, off to link to the challenge and then to get myself prepared for our little visitor.  See you in a few days time .......

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

24 comments:

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is just gorgeous Lesley & such a great idea too.

Hazel Agnew said...

I love it Lesley! Doing parts of flowers makes you really look at them closely. The colours work beautifully and the beads glued into the crevices finishes off a beautiful piece of art! Xx

massofhair said...

Liking the sketchy stamping, it adds to the distressed look of how a flower might be. Each side is beautifully coloured, a beautiful miniature.

Have fun with your Grandson :-) xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks just fabulous, Lesley! I think the 'warts' add to the charm of the creation! The flowers look like little hand-painted miniatures. I love your idea to use the tiles and then that finishing touch of the beads! Oh yes - and well done for getting in before the challenge ends: brilliant! xxx

Helen said...

Fantastic, Lesley, even the warts - and it's definitely miniature!! Hope you have a great time with Charlie.

Suzi B said...

Love it Lesley, warts n'all or I should say what warts?!
Suzi B xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful x

Claire said...

This is so lovely, the colours you used look great and I love the little beads down the sides X

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful box Lesley, each flowers painted are great.Love the beads of the corners. xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is beautiful Lesley, I love the beautiful flower stamps you've used to decorate the box with and the way you've used beads in the corners on the outside.

Sue xx

Aquarius said...

Another great little project - lots of work again to achieve a lovely effect. I'm sure you will enjoy your two day 'visit' but will probably need a long rest afterwards!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, what a great project! Love those flower stamps and the way you coloured them looks great! Fab idea with those beads in the corners!

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Beautiful Lesley. I love the buff backdrop, seems to work with any colour! And the beaded corners are a clever finishing touch!

Wanda Hentges said...

Totally love this, Lesley!!! Fabulous project!!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous x hope the sleepover was fun for you all x :) x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hope that you enjoy your quality time with Charlie while he is staying with you Lesley. Your little Stampbord pot is so pretty, I'm glad you got a chance to make one. Love the muted background colours, and the flowers are lovely, Judith xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hope that you enjoy your quality time with Charlie while he is staying with you Lesley. Your little Stampbord pot is so pretty, I'm glad you got a chance to make one. Love the muted background colours, and the flowers are lovely, Judith xx

Margaret Iddon said...

How pretty!! Reminds me of the pen pot we made at one of the Graphicus Retreat weekends.

craftimamma said...

I wasn't at that retreat Margaret but I remember seeing the pOT Glenda made.

Val said...

Gorgeous, love the colours used, very pretty indeed. Enjoy your time with Charlie. Val xxx

Sally H said...

A stunning creation, Lesley! I love it! The colours are so beautiful

Coco said...

At first sorry for the late peek and comment Lesley.. But it's hard for me to follow all my friends regularly despite I would love doing it, even more when I see such wonderful project!
Your pot is fabulous!!! I ADORE it on all sides!!! Hugs, Coco Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

This is fabulous Lesley sorry I only just seen so busy at the mo keeping up is difficult. Love it xx

craftimamma said...

No worries Debs. Thanks for commenting. I had no computer last week and can't always comment from phone or tablet so I'm way behind. Xx