Thursday 22 May 2014

As You Like It Challenge

A new challenge starting today
 over on
 and this fortnight
 we would like to see your creations
 using your
 favourite colour combo
 and tell us why in you link up.

We are sponsored this time round 

My favourite colour combo has to be Blue and Cream. Loved it since I was  a child. Why I'm not really sure, I can only say I'm always been drawn to it when buying anything from clothes to things for the home. Okay, I have made a few things now with these gorgeous papers from Papermania, so me and so love them. I have revamped a rather grotty looking notelet drawer box that has been lying around for some years waiting to be updated and so pleased with the result.

This is the before

 Painted it first with Acrylic paint and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz inks  and then the fun part began! 

The buttons for drawer knobs

Papermania Parisean Blue all ready to distress,mat and layer/

And this is the after.

The top  is decorated with a doily, cream lace, think it's a Memory box die and the Butterfly is Spellbinders. Finished off with K&Co pearl brads and metal corners

 The drawers I added a Memory Box die flower flourish and pearls. The drawer knobs I glued two buttons together, painted with the acrylic paint, using a circle punch, cut a circle from the patterned paper, glued to button knob then inked with clear embossing ink and dipped in clear embossing powder, heated and repeated several times to glaze the button knob. Then glued in place on each drawer.

 A side view

Challenges I would like to play along with - Anything Goes - Bingo/Diecuts,Butterflies and Designer papers - Alter It - Wings - Shabby Chic/Vintage - Pearls and Lace - Things with Wings - Anything Goes

It's been a slow start to my day today but hopefully my energy levels come to life pretty quickly, want to do a bit of playing in my room later. Hope life is being good to you all.
bye for now


Sarah said...

This is so beautiful Carol, you have clearly put a great deal of thought and time into this and your efforts have been hugely rewarded!! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful result love the papers and dies
Carol x

Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous Carol.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a real beauty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew..

Cathy DT member

Wendy said...

Love this Carol, it's absolutely gorgeous.
Wendy xx

Liz Miller said...

This project is gorgeous Carol and a great way to show off those lovely papers. A lovely keepsake to have and treasure.
Liz xxx

Lorraine said...

wow what a transformation. It's gorgeous! Love it.
Lorraine x

pam said...

stunning creation Carol, what a lovely keepsake you have created, gorgeous paper, colour and embellishments.

Anonymous said...

Carol you have done an awesome job with this box its so pretty and LOVE your combo! hugs me xx

Mrs A. said...

I'm so in love with your box. Where to start!! The top is just gorgeous with the butterfly just landed on it. Love the distressed layering up of the papers on the sides and drawer fronts and as for those buttons.? Just plain fabulous . Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs a.

Jackie said...

OMG Carol, what a wonderful transformation :o)
Jackie xx

Michelle said...

Oh wow this is amazing. I love it!!!
Great colours and great work so much details to look at.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is a WOW project! You did an amazing job and I love your color choice. I don't think I have ever used blue and cream~ TFS

Stacey said...

Great job. I love what you did with these drawers. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place. Stacey xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow, what a gorgeous creation! Stunning!! Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Things with Wings' Challenge over at Dream Valley. Look forward to seeing your gorgeous work again soon. Hugs, Wends x Dream Valley DT

coops said...

oh wow this is fantastic carol.i love all your detailing and gorgeous blue papers ;D

xx coops xx

MagsB said...

Oh my word, Carol, this is totally amazing! I love the blue and white colour combo, it looks so smart, and the butterflies are fabulous!

Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

This is fabulous! What a wonderful job you did on this!


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