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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Monochrome with one other colour ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges


With Valentines Day fast approaching and still in pink mode I decided on a Black, white and pink trinket box for the new Fashionable Stamping Challenge, which is Monochrome with one other colour. The Stampettes have of course come up with some gorgeous designs so head over to FSC for some stunning inspiration. Remember it's a stamping challenge so we do need to see stamping of some kind on your project. Our generous sponsor is Marina from Cottage Crafts


I bought a few of these rather dinky wooden boxes in various shapes as you know I love my boxes LOL! I really like this heart shape box. The wood was a bit pitted so I used some wood filler and then sanded it down. I've run out of gesso so just gave it a few coats of matt emulsion, and it didn't make any difference, so won't bother with the gesso on boxes in future. I used one of the new Crafty Individuals stamps CI- 342 and stamped in archival ink and used various shades of pink to colour the design. Then buffed on some distress ink to colour the box. As the design is quite detailed I decided just to add a strip of ribbon around the lid. .I painted the inside in a lighter shade. Brrrr it was freezing taking the picture outside but at least it captured the shades of pink.

Promise no more pink in my next post!

I am entering this in the following challenges




Happy Crafting & Happy Valentines Day if I don't get to post before then. XX

26 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Paula! Your box is divine as are the new stamps from CI! Love the pink and black combo. My package from CI arrived today. Yeah! Stay warm. My best to you. Yvonne

Dots Dabbles said...

You always do the most amazing things with colour! The shading of the pinks is so beautiful and this is stunning with the black contrast. It is like that stamp was made for this box, it fits perfectly lol. What will you put in it???

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic box! I love monochrome and monochrome with one makes for a really dramatic effect. The stamp fits the box just perfectly, great design! You are so right as the stamp is so intricate just adding the ribbon only, makes it look really classy!

Sue C said...

Simply stunning Paula ! The quality of your stamping and design is just gorgeous. Well done you for braving the elements too, to take the photo ! Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Wow, love the contrasting colours, its a stunning box.
Yvonne x

Zuzu's Blog said...

Beautifully done Paula :) x

Krafty Kows said...

What a fantastic project. So beautiful. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week. Jeanette

Brenda Brown said...

An outstanding work of art Paula. The colours you have chosen are beautiful and the preparation and finishing of the box just ensures your stamps are shown to their best effect.
Have a great Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Claire said...

Gorgeous trinket box Paula, I love the delicate pink with the black it looks like china. A real stunner
Hope you're having a good weekend
claire xx

lynne said...

Paula
I am sitting here smiling and saying to myself, "Great minds think alike" with us both using the CI girl and now the heart set.
Stamped beautifully and the touch of extra colour brings the heart to life (not literally of course!).
Wishes
Lynne

Joan said...

Gorgeous box ! love it

Terry said...

Paula, this is so striking! That heart is absolutely eye catching to say the least and so perfectly centered! Beautiful trinket box! Have a lovely Sunday!

Sande said...

Your heart box is gorgeous. I love the coloring you have chosen and the stamp is perfect.

It really looks like a piece of china. Thanks so much for sharing.

Izzwizz said...

This is absolutely beaustiful and I love it! Wonderful stamping and colouring. Maddy x

Sue said...

Ooh! This is lovely. Monochrome and one and other colour is right up my street so I'd better get my thinking cap on.

Sharon xx said...

Paula I love your painted and decorated boxes, they are always so beautiful and this is no exeption. And Im loveing all the pink, so pretty
Sharon xx

kim edmonds said...

this is fab, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

It's a wonderful altered box, great stamping on it.

sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous little trinket box. Thank you for joining us at Divas this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful box Paula and such a gorgeous shade. Love the CI stamps you have used, stunning.
Avril xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Your decorated boxes are always so exquisite. This one is no exception. Gorgeous project. Love how you have used and coloured the CI stamped image. In my mind it has given the image a 3D appearance.
Regards Florence xx

Ellie said...

Really beautiful box, love all the little details.
xxx Ellie xxx

Jill said...

gorgeous thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Anita said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous box. Thank you for joining the Divas challenge.

Joy said...

What a gorgeous box, love the colour and design is perfect... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Mynnette said...

Okay, this is amazing! LOVE all the detailed images--and your coloring is fabulous!!! :)