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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Case made ... just needs packing!

I decided to alter a paper mache case for my DT project at Love to Create Challenges and surprised myself as to how the idea in my head, slowly appeared in front of me.

This is what it looked like to begin with ...

and after "faffing", this is what it looks like now ...

I began by carefully pulling off the luggage straps and handle as I didn't think they looked that good ... plus wasn't sure how I would decorate them! I created my own straps, fastening and handle which suited the case a little better (I believe).

Using some House of Zandra papers, I have covered the case and over stamped the papers with the butterfly stamp from PAB using versamark. With the fine white pearlescent pan pastel, I dusted these images. All the edges were aged using raw umber and bronze metallic pan pastel.

Whilst raiding my sticker drawer, I came across a selection of 7 Gypsies stickers which were just perfect for this project. They have been added everywhere but first they were lightly coloured with bronze metallic pan pastel.

Next came the real faffing bit ... what embellishments to use and I must admit, I sat there a wee while trying this or that on the case. In the end, I just went for it as was starting to get frustrated with my own indecision.  All the flowers have been tinted with bronze metallic pan pastel and glitter highlights added with the GraphIt Shake pens.

Now for the inside ........ well you'll have to tune in next week to see what I did ....!

Right I'm off to get my bits ready for "Art and Craft Club" as the children are going to try a bit of zentangling.

x x x

Products and links:

That Craft Place - mixed media anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - anything goes
Sisters of craft - anything goes
World Wide - anything goes


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely altered suitcase Lou, love all the details you added. Lovely way to use the PanPastels. Tracy x

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous !
Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage !
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Fiki DT member

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow this is sensational ~ I love it.
Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #04 and best of luck with your entry.
Don't forget we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" in March 2016 for all the winners from all categories from these monthly challenges throughout the year.
So hope to see you keep entering each month.
Annette DT Leader

Vicki Hutley said...

Very lovely altered suitcase! Thank you for entering the WWODT challenge. Good luck with your entry. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Cara Caswell said...

Wow it's stunning! I can't wait to see what's inside!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Michelle Windsor said...

This is beautiful thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
Michelle DT


Gorgeous Lou thank you for entering the World Wide Ope Design Team Challenge '4' good luck
Dianne DT

Andrea Beecroft said...

I do love your case project it is just so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over at Wold Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck. Hugs Andrea DT

Angela Radford said...

Beautiful suitcase. Gorgeous texture, colour and images. Thanks for sharing it with us at That Craft Place and good luck with the challenge. Happy crafting, Angela x

Heather Carney said...

A real beauty. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for joining us at WWODTC
Heather DT

Tina Goodwin said...

This is wonderful! Love the embellishments. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, stunning! Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. We also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you can also share your anything goes creations. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning alteration and fab details. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and good luck.
Julie x

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

What a gorgeous project! Love the papers you used! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our FOURTH challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Linette said...

This one is so pretty. I love this one!
Thanks for joining us at WWODT
Good luck.

Greetz Linette (DT)

Annette Stapylton said...

Just letting you know that your suitcase entry into the World Wide Open Design Team won 1st Prize in October.
Can you please contact Annette on to claim your digitals, certificate and badge.
Thank you.