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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Emboss It - With the Craft Room

Hello - well there were lots and lots of entries for the "ink it up" the Craft Room's last challenge - ....is going to have a difficult job selecting her top 3.  This fortnight's challenge is set by my fellow design team member ...Esther and she asked us to:-

"Emboss It"
Dry or Heat Embossing



We have a great sponsor again so there is a great prize.  Stamp Addicts


A few weeks ago I ran a workshop at the Cubby Hole where Nigel provided us with a number of fantastic stationery boxes.  They were really sturdy with a magnetic opening.  They were also the perfect size to hold distress ink pads and the Aidornack inks pads (these pictures will be blogged at a later date).  The emphasis of the workshop was altering chipboard etc - I started out as a scrapbooker and as such have a large amount of chipboard pieces.  I used a combination of dry and heat embossing to decorate my boxes.  Each person who attended the workshop left with 3 altered storage boxes.

I ran some of the elements through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder, followed by a coat of acrylic paint and then overstamped with Versamark before embossing with gold embossing powder.  The box was covered with some beautiful 7 Gypsies paper which I too dry embossed in places (Swiss Dots and Harlequin).  Some of these sections were then swiped over with Versamark and then heat embossed with a mixture of gold and claret embossing papers.  This I hope added further interest and texture to the patterned paper.


I do have other samples of the boxes that I made for the workshop and even though these are examples of embossing I won't overload you now with these.  

I hope you get chance to visit us all at the Craft Room Challenge and check out my fellow DT friends wonderful craft!

I would like to enter my altered storage box into the following challenges:-




Suzanne ~x~



20 comments:

Aquarius said...

I just love this box and what an attractive piece to store ribbons - great shabby chic effects achieved with the colours chosen and the embossing.

Anesha said...

Great ribbon box!!

Scattychick said...

This is stunning thank you for entering it into our Craftymess challenge x

Jacqueline said...

Hi Suzanne - a really beautiful creation. I love the mixture of dry and heat embossing - must have taken you ages - Jacqueline xx

Fliss said...

Really stunning box Suz and just love the shabby chic look and all that fabulous texture.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Val said...

Wow - this is really stunning - just love that texture and all the elements.
Hugs
Valxx

Maria said...

Your ribbon box certainly is beautiful Suzanne, I love everything you've added to this, it has a wonderful vintage look.

Maria x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Really beautiful storage for your ribbons a big fan of texture would love to 'handle' this box! XOXO Zoe

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful ribbon box. It would look great in my craft room.
Thank you for playing Come and Get it Challenges this week

Sandie said...

This box is just gorgeous,I love everything about it...

Sandie@Craftymess Challenge Blog :D

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Wonderfully done on your Ribbon Box!

Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Come and Get It Challenges!

Shell~Alaska♥

hazel said...

An absolutely fabulous box Suzzane, I love the shabby chic look that you've created.
xxx Hazel.

Angela said...

Hi Suzanne, this is fabulous. I love all the work with the distressing and embossing. Lovely.

Thanks for taking part in the Craftymessers Challenge with us.

AX

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous box, looks wonderful.

Debi said...

such a clever idea- but also so pretty , love all that gold embossing on the letters, Debi x

Leslie McGhee said...

Wow, that box is just so nice and fancy. My ribbon is just in a drawer.Thanks so much for sharing your talent on this week's Come and get It Challenge Blog.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Suzanne,to see more pictures,the more I like this, wow so gorgeous box,-))m

craft-roomjulia said...

This is just brilliant Suzanne and such a great idea. I love all the texture and shabby effect. Julia xxx

Julie Temple said...

This is really gorgeous! I love all the various elements you used to decorate! Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week!

Julie

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome Ribbon box, Suzanne. Lots of texture here for sure. Thanks for joining us at CYP this week.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

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