Monday, 17 November 2014

VSC challenge #26 - Anything but a card

Today for my first DT post at Vintage Stamping Challenges I am showing a project for this month's challenge Anything but a card! With Christmas fast approaching, if we can't make cards there are plenty of other crafty projects we can make as gifts or to present gifts: tags, boxes etc...

I have decorated a box (last year's chocolate offerings) to use for awkwardly shaped gifts.

I gave a frame to my box lid by painting a coat of crackle medium followed by a layer of red acrylic paint. I added a thin coat of gesso in the middle of the frame to soften the backdrop for my stamped image. I used a stamp from the Women of fifties set, coloured her with alcohol pens, fussy cut her and mounted her on foam pads. Really pleased with my lady in red... she's got chutzpah, she's got zing, she's got oomph and she's going places.

To embellish the box I added a UTEE rose (WOW mould),  die-cut leaves and an embossed metal die-cut corner. I also added lace all around the sides of the lid.

As always, you don't have to create a vintage project to join in the fun, but you do have to include stamping though - no digis allowed. Our lucky winner will receive a fab prize of a $20 voucher from Flonzcraft so don't miss out on your chance to win.
Go on and hop on over to the Vintage Stamping blog and see all the DT’s work and be inspired to join us this month in making something different.

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I am entering my box in the That's Crafty challenge.


  1. Love the border and the happy lady. Great box. Hugz

  2. Wonderful project, good to see last years chocolate box being upcycled for this years gift giving. Some fab techniques and colouring, lucky person who receives this :-) xxx

  3. Congratulations on the DT place, and what a great project to start with!

  4. Oh, elle est magnifique ta boite !!! Et l'image centrale suoer belle aussi, j'adore ce premier projet, une vraie réussite !!! Bisous

  5. A wonderfully stunning project for your first DT post! I love how bright and original it is! I also love the fifties lady! She reminds me of the optimism around when modernity seemed so fresh and the sky was the limit!Great piece of recycling. xxx

  6. That box lid is beautiful! The crackle frame is perfect and I love the 1950s image. Thanks for entering it into the That's Crafty! challenge - and good luck in the draw.

  7. Fabulous box Christine, congrats on becoming a member of the VSC Design Team.