16 October 2010

BasicGrey Challenges 31 - Autumn/Harvest Time



Hi everyone, hope your weekend is off to a good start. A new challenge on BasicGrey challenges today which is Autumn/Harvest Time. There's some wonderful inspiration from my DT friends and a great prize from our sponsor Simon Says Stamp so I hope you can join us.

I've given my plain wooden box the distressed treatment with acrylic paint, lots scraping back and sanding and over stamping with a polka dot background stamp. On top I've decorated with die cut paper from the BasicGrey Capella collection and a moulded acetate TH alterations die cut leaf which has been coloured with alcohol inks and covered in Utee, I also added the metal catch on the front and some gold metallic ink inside and on the edges of the top panel which means I can enter the SSSS challenge this week of 'show your metal' :). 

Enjoy your Saturday and thanks as always for your lovely comments.

19 comments:

Jackie said...

A beautifully decorated box, Chris. I love the distressed feel and that wonderful moulded leaf

Fleur said...

WOW Chris this is stunning, The distressing is awesome. It all looks fab
Hope you ok ~ Have a lovely weekend
Hugz Fleur xXx

Fiona said...

I'm very impressed Chris, this box is fabulous. It must have been so much work, love the unusual embellishment on the top.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
xx

joey said...

Hiya Chris

this is too pretty I love the technique and the detail

Joey.x

Netty said...

You always make such fabulous pieces and this is totally gorgeous, so shabby chic, I adore it. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Juls said...

wow this is amazing!! Hugs Juls

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris thats gorgeous love the distressing, though I think my hubby might just sit there a peel the bits of. With loe and hugs Shirleyx

Georgia said...

This is utterly gorgeous Chris and a brilliant idea for a lovely gift! I love the the peeling paint effect and gorgeous leaves, it looks fabulous! Have a lovely weekend! :) Love, Georgia xx

chris said...

Hi Chris, this is so very different AND I LOVE DIFFERENT.
i love all the different textures, its beautiful.

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

LynneForsythe said...

JEEPERS...your box is AWESOME!!

thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, your box is amazing Chris. Just love all the distressed details and the lovely touch with the BG paper on the top. Would love to see it in real life.

Not long to go now !

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Rica said...

Hi Chris - love your fabulous box. Your distressing is amazing and your detailing exquisite, the top decoration finishes it so beautifully.
hugs Heather xx

Dan said...

Fantastic - such a great feel to this piece! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!"

Giò said...

This shabby box is amazing!!! I like so much the vintage aged look.
Hugs, Giò

Julie said...

Hi Chris! Your shabby chic box is fabulous! I love the distressing and the beautiful classic feel of the box. Gorgeous!

Hugz,
Julie

Donna said...

wow Chris, this is stunning and so perfectly distressed, love the moulded acetate...this will maks such a fab gift :) Donna x

Anesha said...

Love your box, great work. Love the little canvas below as well. Yes we live about 15-20 minutes away from Sandy so enjoy going to the Lodge. Thanks for visiting my blog.:)

Vicky said...

Hi Chris,

This is such a stunning DT project....I just adore the cappella pads, I think I might need another the way I am going...lol

Your Altered box is just gorgeous, I love the distressing, your so gifted....

x
Vicky