Tuesday 12 August 2014

GD: Penny Nuttall Project #3 Thinking Inside The Box

"Hello everyone, Penny here and welcome back for the finale! Tonights project follows on from our scroll last night ... Every scroll needs a casket right?? So here it is".

I started with an ordinary postal tube and marked out a cutting line for an opening lid.

Time for the serious paper crafting tools! and a craft knife for the straight bits (make several shallow cuts rather than trying to cut right through all at once).

I hinged the lid with a strip of cotton tape.

I painted the whole thing in blended layers of Haystack and Very Berry Fresco and stamped images from HotPicks 1302EZ and 1305EZ in Baltic Blue and Archival Inks ( the stamps will bend easily round the tube for stamping).

I added gilding foil with a light brush of medium and an iron (carefully!), lace and ribbon trim, and painted cotton reel feet.

Finally the flowers, die cut in felt and paper with PA Grunge Flowers #2 and 3 cutting dies.

All done! Would make a lovely heir-loom with transferred family photographs on the scroll.

I hope the last three posts have given you some ideas of your own to play with and that you join in with the challenge this week.

Many thanks for your supportive and encouraging comments. Until we meet again!

~Penny ~

Leandra Says: How very funny, that casket is superb! We have loved watching your brain tick this semester Penny!! Thanks for such an array of inspiration!

Gillian Says: What a finale project ... beautiful! Thank you for sharing all your techniques and inspiration throughout the semester Penny. I have really enjoyed your creative journey and hope to see your art again soon.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Penny's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday August 17th 2014.


Helen said...

wow, that looks fab, Penny! Great projects again this week, it's been such fun seeing them each month.

Anonymous said...

Your genius credentials are well & truly upheld with this gorgeous piece Penny, I love it.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fa, penny; so original,

Lucy x

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Deborah Wainwright said...

Great project I can think of so many uses thank for sharing xxx

craftimamma said...

Wonderful project Penny! What a lovely idea and so pretty!

Lesley Xx