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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Anything Goes ~ FSC


Hope you're all having a great weekend, hasn't it been fabulous with the gorgeous weather and finally the laptop is back and fingers crossed is working ok yay!

Anything goes is the theme this fortnight for FSC so hopefully we'll be seeing lots of your stunning creations, so whatever takes your fancy as long as it has lots of stamping! Please do pop over to the fashionable Stamping Challenges blog to see oodles of fantastic projects from my teamies, and of course we have a fabulous prize for the lucky winner from Marina at Cottages Crafts.



I have had this wooden chest for over a year and I felt it was high time to give it a makeover. I gave the chest a few coats of pinky cream matt emulsion and a quick sanding, then lots of stamping with black archival ink. 
I used quite a few stamps the scroll one is from Stamp Addicts and the fleur de lis ones are Just rite, as is the large stamp on the side of the chest, with an additional text stamp. I then sponges on distress inks through a crafters workshop harlequin template. More distress inks on the edges and highlighting the stamping. I added gold krylon to the edges and plenty of clear crackle glaxe to finish. I have a bit of a love hate thing going on with crackle medium as sometimes it crackles to much and lifts off the paint. I now tend to spray varnish over the whole project as I find it stops pieces flaking off.

Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of crafting and of course the olympics and please do pop over to the blog for loads of inspiration and join in our challenge.

xx




26 comments:

Buttons said...

Just love how you have done this. The deeper colour on the edges really frames the stamping. Know what you mean about lifting crackle. Will have to try spray varnish. Hugs, Buttons x

Evil Edna said...

that is so french chic, very pompadore de more! tootles EE

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Paula, what can I say, another stunning piece!!! Gorgeous shabby chic colouring too! As to crackle, = the only crackle that I have found that consistently works, is a two stem crackle I got at Michaels in the States years ago. If you are interested, email me and I can tell you the make and maybe your sister can bring it for you. You have to be very patient with it though, as the one layer has to dry totally (without heat gun) before you apply the second layer (from a different bottle).

Deborah said...

A gorgeous makeover, Paula.

Fliss said...

Wow Paula! A stunning creation. The layered stamping looks gorgeous and the scroll stamp looks like a must have (you know me!). The soft background colours are so pretty and such a lovely contrast to the black.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Gorgeous project Paula. Beautifully decorated and stamped. Love the colour combo.
Regards Florence xx

Sue said...

It's fabulous Paula and the images work so well together. This is the kind of project I love.

Terry said...

I tend to use a matt spray to seal many items!!! Love how you decorated this lovely little furniture piece! The stamps you used are just amazing on this project! I am happy to have gotten to know you through FSC. It has been a wonderful year!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Paula.. this is gorgeous.. :) what more can I say. x

annemarks said...

This is gorgeous, the colours and the stamping everything fab :)

Mrs.B said...

This is a gorgeous 'makeover'
Love the colour and the stamping in black looks fabulous.
Avril xx

lynne said...

Paula
Your home must be brimming with stunning altered projects such as this. What a beautiful piece, love your stamps, so elegant.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Paula, the wooden chest looks beautiful. Great piece of art.

Dorthe said...

Paula, that is a wonderful little chest, so beautiful. I love what you did with it- and the stamps are fantastic. Also wonderful colours. What a gorgeous piece.
Husg,Dorthe

Meggymay said...

Wow, love how you have altered this chest. It looks gorgeous.
Yvonne

Claire said...

Gorgeous project Paula, the colours are stunning and i love the subtle effect with the harlequin mask.
Claire xx

hazel said...

Wow Paula, this is stunning, love the colours and stamping.
xxx Hazel.

Elly said...

Excellent transforming.....or better...a brilliant shabby look. Very brave to stamp on the chest. Love the fleur de lis stamp.

maria's knutselplezier said...

waw, what a beautifull piece of ART, I really love this!!!Beautifull colours and beautifull design!!!

Greetings
Maria

Ellie said...

That is so gorgeous! You know what, I'll send you my address... hehe

Just me said...

Stunning! I love all the colors and the stamping you used! Simply beautiful!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Woooow, Paula, you blew me away with this project! The colours are superb, so delicate and soft, finished by the super glamourous gold finish. And the scroll stamp and the sides - how, just fantastic! I am utterly speechless...! xxx

Sue C said...

Wow Paula, this is just stunning ! Your stamping is amazing. Sue C x

baileyrosy.com said...

PAULA sensational again! I think you could just about stamp on anything you put your mind too and do it beautifully ! This is a seriously fabulous project. Love your stamps and stamping and you have such a great eye for detail.

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

PAULA sensational again! I think you could just about stamp on anything you put your mind too and do it beautifully ! This is a seriously fabulous project. Love your stamps and stamping and you have such a great eye for detail.

Marie

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula...wow, wow, wow! This is so feminine and beautiful. I love the stamp choices you have made...more to put on my wish list :)
And the gold krylon around the edges is a perfect way to set it all off.
A really wonderful piece Paula
Dot x