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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Dressmaking, Corsets and Accessories ~ FSC






The new Fashionable Stamping Challenge is Dressmaking, Corsets and Accessories. Please do head over to the blog for lots of gorgeous and inspirational projects from The Fashionettes. The challenges run for two weeks and it is sponsored by the lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts with a gorgeous set of dressing maker stamps for the winning entry.

I decided to make a little dressmakers box, as you know I love altering boxes. This is one of a set of three boxes I have altered for a friend, who handed me three boxes and asked me to stamp on them for her!! I hope she likes them as she was a bit vague with her remit LOL.

Anyway I painted the box with three coats of my favourite matt emulsion from B & Q Craig and Rose, it has a chalky finish and I find it ideal for stamping on. Then I always sand it down with fine wet and dry paper to give a smooth finish.

The stamps used are Crafty Individuals CI - 306 & 328 and Oxford Impressions The dressmaker. I used a combination of distress inks and water colour paints to colour the stamps. Then using wood balsam to seal the box and giving it a subtle sheen.  I added a touch of silver to the scissors using a krylon pen and a added a sewing machine charm too. Finally lining the box with some paper from my stash.

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday

Happy Crafting XX

23 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Welcome to FSC!!! and what an awesome first project! I love the stamps you have used (will definitely be checking those out) and when I saw the inside of the box I had to laugh....the box already looked full from all the work on the outside ~ so the inside was a surprise lol. Wonderful artwork here Paula
Dot x

Maria said...

This is beautiful! Really gorgeous, subtle colours. Maria x

Netty said...

Fabulous altered box and full of wonderful goodies. x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Paula, the stamping is stunning. I love how you've used a paint from B&Q, I shall have to check this out. Sue C x

Artfully Musing said...

Lovely box!

Valerie said...

Saw your box on the Fashionable Stamping blog challenge and had to come and comment! It's absolutely stunning and your amazing stamping on the lid looks 3D, congratulations Paula
Val x

Yvonne Garner said...

Welcome, again, to FSC! Paula, your box is so beautiful. I love all the details you put into it. Your friend is sure to be so pleased! I cannot wait to see future creations by you! Have a great week. Best, Yvonne

lynne said...

A triumph.
Beautifully stamped. Useful and beautiful - just as William Morris would have it be.
The charm is a beautiful touch and the hint of colour to the scissors.
B&Q!! A favourite haunt of mine for heritage coloured paints.
Wishes
Lynne

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab project, stunningly beautiful
Lindsay xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula, your altered box is really wonderful.

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning Paula.

Daniele said...

what a lovely box, love the subtle colour of the background and the stamps are lovely
hugs

Meggymay said...

Your box is gorgeous, love your stamping and details. Thanks for showing us inside as well.I use the tester pots from B&Q, great value.
Yvonne/Meggymay x

Brenda Brown said...

This is gorgeous Paula, such a beautifully stamped box and one that anyone would love to have.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Awww, I completely fell in love with your box!!! What a stunning piece of work, exquisite stamping and thank you for the tip about the emulsion paints - I have millions of tester pots from my crafty room decorations....lol ;) Stunning!!! xx

Fliss said...

A fabulous box Paula. I just love the soft colours you've used and all the stamped elements look amazing. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled to bits with it too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning project, love everything about it, your friend is very, very lucky, I am sure she will love it!!

Claire said...

Gorgeous project Paula, what a debut!! I love the subtle colours and such clever stamping. Your friend will love it
Claire xx

Terry said...

What I thought was gorgeous on the group, is even more so on your blog! This is absolutely gorgeous in every way! Your friend will be so thrilled and if not, send it to me! So glad you are part of FSC DT!

florenceandfreddie said...

Wow! wow! and wow! Stunning box Paula. Absolutely love it. Your projects always have such a beautiful finish to them. Fab stamping.
Regards Florence XX

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous project Paula. Love the soft colour and all the beautiful stamped images. A box to treasure.
Avril xx

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your box came out gorgeous,Paula.TFS.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Really gorgeous !!!