Sunday, 12 April 2015

Stampbord, pan pastels and stamping (part 2)

Well the Easter holidays are over and back to school tomorrow. I am glad to be going back to work but am sad that my holidays are now over as I have had a wonderful time doing anything I wanted; bit of crochet, dabbled at painting, lots of gardening (taming the jungle), oodles of crafting, catching up with friends and family and finally finishing Game of Thrones "Ice and Fire" before the new series ... which my son now informs me that the new series is not following the books ... WHAT ... NO ...!

Okay back to the crafting. It's "anything goes" this fortnight over at Pan pastel Challenges and I have decided to upcycle an old mobile phone box in to a drawer, which also conveniently matches the stampbord frame I made last week (see here).

This is how my drawer started; it was an old box that my son's phone came in eons ago and yep, I kept it just in case I would use it one day.

I covered the box first in gesso and then white acrylic paint. Next I added my pan pastels to make my background and then covered with various stamped images using Premium Craft Brand Roses, Postcard and STOP stamp sets. I then aged the edges with Soft Gold pan pastel and dry brushed white acrylic paint to soften the stamped images. Next I stamped some of the butterflies and clock images on to white linen paper (for texture) and coloured then with pan pastels. I decoupaged the images randomly over my drawer.

Here are a selection of photos ... top of drawer ... 

One of the sides ...

The other side ...

For the front of the drawer, I used a piece of stampbord and decorated it the same way as I did the main drawer base. Using my cropadile, I punched a hole through and added the wooden toggle button, to act as my drawer handle. I added some ribbon as a finishing touch.

Here's a picture of the drawer open and as you can see, I haven't had time to decorate the inside (which I will do so at some point ... lol).

I had great fun getting messy with my pan pastels, inks and stamping away like a tornado. Have to say that am also falling deeply in love with stampbord and how versatile it is ... aahhhh, bliss.

Well better get myself organised and get ready for work. Have a great week everyone,

x x x

Here are the links to the products I used:

A-muse - butterflies
Crafts 2 celebrate - spring
Glitter and sparkle - add a butterfly
Scribble and scrap - anything goes
Catch the bug - recycle
Open minded challenges - recycle something
Jo's scrap shack - florals and butterflies


mulberry station said...

What a gorgeous project. I love the butterflies. So beautifully done! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.

JMC Creates said...

What an amazing project I love it. Great use of the box & I too have boxes kept for future projects Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Shirley-Anne said...

Beautiful recycling project .Love the layers of images used . Thanks for sharing with Open -Minded Crafting Fun Challenge

Tracy said...

How beautiful your recycled project is Loughborough, hope your day went well..have a lovely week. Xxxxx

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant recycling and a fabulous result love the colours and images
Carol x

Bridget said...


What a beautiful project! I love the fact you were able to upcycle. It is always great when you find something and you are able to take a boring back and make this amazing creation!!

Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

Happy crafting!!

Lisa :) said...

This is so gorgeous!!!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Louise this looks fabulous! Lovely to hear you have had a wonderful time off work on holiday.
Linda xxx

Bibi Lindahl said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this cool idea - I love upcycling! :-)

Brawny x said...

Fabulous box x

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Absolutely gorgeous project!! So glad to have you taking part in our Fun~Day Friday Challenge this week!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Lady said...

wonderful vintage it....
thanks for joining us at C2C
hope to see you again
good luck
Lady DT

Lisa J said...

This is a fabulous project. Thanks for joining us this fortnight. Lisa DT Scribble and Scrap Challenge

Dawn Frost said...

OMG I knew there was a reason I saved my old ipad box, lol!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial and thank you for joining us for Earth Day recycle at Catch the Bug hope to see you again. Dawn Bugaboo DT.

Tammy Miller said...

Thanks so much for joining us in our Recycle Challenge, I love your project and hope you will join us again very soon!

Jen Leeflang said...

This is great recycling into a beautiful new project! hanks for joining us in our Earth Day - Recycle Challenge at Bugaboo stamps' Catch the Bug blog. I'm holding thumbs that your entry comes up drawn a winner! Please join us again soon.
Jen Leeflang

Robin Parker said...

Very creative and great idea, we have plenty of those boxes here at our house!! Thanks for sharing on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #34 - Recycle Something.

kel Acopan said...

oh how sweet! now i wish i had saved my boxes too!! thanks for playing along at open-minded crafting fun challenges and hope to see you again soon!

lovies, =o) kel