19 July 2011

Rusty Box



Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend and a good start to the week. I have a decorated box to show today which started out as brown paper mache and which I've given the rust treatment to :). I've used a gorgeous Katzelkraft tree stamp on the flower which is embossed with gold embossing powder and all the die cuts around the lid and the bottom are dry embossed with a sizzix swirl embossing folder, not sure that it shows up that well in the photo after the paint effects but it can be seen close up.

I'm entering Simon Says Stamp Show where the challenge this week is 'show some embossing' and Grungy Monday where the challenge is to use grunge board or grunge paper and I've used grunge paper for all the die cuts and the rose.

Have a good day today :)


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27 comments:

Fiona said...

Wow Chris, just like the real thing, amazing!

Angela said...

Oh wow another awesome technique. You've really made this box look rusty. The swirls and flower are perfect touches. Love this! :) hugs, Angela

Neil said...

That looks fab Chris. I'm still waiting for my iron paint to arrive!
Love the colours you've used, scrumptious!

Julie said...

You really have captured the rusty look, fab work.

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

Wow, Chris, this is wonderful! It truly does look like a rusty vintage tin. The Grungepaper worked beautifully for the design. It's such a cool look, like something you'd find at a roadside antique market. Spectacular job!

Sasha said...

You've done a fabulous technique here, Chris. It looks really authentic. I love your swirls and gorgeous fower.

Kim said...

This looks great!! I love all the details you put in. Wonderful idea.

carole said...

Waouuuhhhh Chris ... this is so fabulous.... I really love the Iron aspect .... it looks like a metal box.... effect guaranted !!!! Bravo !

Sue West said...

This looks so amazing. I love the rusty effect.
Sue :)

whyducks said...

WoW you are a clever girl!

whyducks said...

WoW you are a clever girl!

kim-paperbabe said...

Fantastic rusty box Chris I love the effect and the embossing looks very aged! I hope you check out the dt call for SSS&S!
♥ Thanks for sharing your fabulous project with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Sue C said...

Fabulous box Chris, the rust effect is fantastic ! Sue C x

Riet said...

So wonderful Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

CraftyC said...

What a transformation Chris, it does look so rustic to. Great effect!
Clairexx

Christina C. said...

I am always amazed at your fabulous works of art and this is no exception....I am in awe!!!!!
Truly inspirational!

Brenda Brown said...

What a great altered box and a fabulous rust technique. Love the swirls and flower perfect for Linda's grungeboard challenge.
Have a great week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Cami said...

Gasp! OMG Chris, this box is just fabulous. It looks so real and rustic. How you come up with these ideas and designs and put them all together just amazes me. Real work of art and I enjoy every single one of them. You are so talented!
Hugs, Cami

Trish said...

Wow, fab box! I love your rusty look, very authentic!

Nancy said...

This is beautiful, Chris - beautiful!!!

Terry said...

Love the vintage feel to this gorgeous box! Beautiful creation!

Faye said...

Chris, you are amazing! Is there anything you can't do? You'd never know that this fabby box is paper mache! xxx

Zuzu's Blog said...

love this Chris. I have been neglectful of your blog so didnt see this....

I actually popped over to say how much I admired the tags on the craft barn site today.. another example of what I call "proper" stamping" lol.. stunning.

Nancy Wethington said...

Chris, this is so beautiful! That rust technique is out-of-this-world. Love the embossing - actually the entire project rocks! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Dawn said...

This looks amazing! very rusty and a great use of grunge ;0) Dxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is totally awesome - I'm loving that rusty effect - it looks so authentic! Totally terrific take on the embossing challenge! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Juls said...

ooooooooooooooooh this is just Fab!!! Hugs Juls