Saturday, 3 May 2014

Inspired By Cazz -#3UP newbie

I failed to make the cut for #3UP this time, loved every minute of it last year and aim to try again later in the year, my heartiest congratulations go to those that did get through and for the tremendous makes you all made. For one in particular, my best mate Cazz, whom I  met on twitter about 4 years ago.  We chat on BBM mainly now, and we craft along at opposite ends of the country via BBM.  The marvels of modern technology.

For this make I used a Tando Creatives Stationery chest, and following construction (not the easiest thing to build) I based the exterior in  Do Craft white acrylic, and the interior in pale blue.  I then covered the exterior in Do Craft Lilac acrylic and got out some stencils and got busy with Grunge Paste.




I then walked away as I had no idea where it was going, the only thing I was sure of was the stamp I wanted to use.

Following a trip to B&Q to purchase door knobs, I set about painting in.  The sides were covered in a mash up of Chutney, Seaweed, Chartreuse and Limelight Frescos.  The birds I painted in Space Cadet.  The top was a mash up of Space Cadet, Beach Hut, and Chartreuse.  The fronts of the drawers were lilac, Chartreuse and limelight.





I then covered the dragonfly and the flower seed heads in Green Amethyst TG and the birds in Sapphire. and stamped the sentiment from ELB05

Thanks again to all the #3UPers for their fab makes this week.  Here's to the next round

14 comments:

Helen said...

oh, lovely Jax!! great colours, & I love that dragonfly.

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a stunning box! Looking forward to you making #3UP next time! Julie Ann xxx

Sarah Dunkley said...

Gorgeous! xx

massofhair said...

Stunning colours and stencilling Jax, beautiful dragonfly, a great size and has such impact.

Beautiful sentiment... :-) xxx

Shirley said...

that is a wow make. I love that butterfly.
Hugs
Shirley

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful box and fantastic colours. It's a gorgeous!

Darcy UK said...

Really lovely such great colour blending, and fab images. Thanks for laying along.

isisimaginings.com said...

It looks wonderful, the colours are lovely.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Jax this is lovely xxx

craftytrog said...

Simply gorgeous Jax! Love the colours & design!
Alison xx

Deborah Moore said...

Good colour combination, love the dragonfly.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fab! I love it!

Lucy x

Carol said...

Your box looks gorgeous - well worth the perseverance with the putting together…

craftimamma said...

Wonderful box Jax. Love the colours and the Grunge Paste stencilling is fabulous.

Hugs
Lesley Xx