Tuesday, 30 September 2014


I haven't had much chance to blog this month (or make comments - apologies to all!)as we are still having connection problems.
I have just had to grab my chances - this being one of them!
I've been loving the Autumn colours that are gradually appearing though!

I've been meaning to make some storage for my narrower stencils and when this box of hubby's was empty he was sensible enough to ask if I wanted it!! It's the perfect size!
I covered it with paper from an old gazetteer….
Then, having seen Anneke de Clerck tags on Paper Artsy last week I painted it with a mixture of Autumn Fire, Yellow Submarine and Orchid. I don't think I've quite got this technique yet so more practice needed!!!

From here I forgot to take photos so….as you can see I added some copper acrylic paint over the top, stamped text using Fresco Autumn Fire and then added flowers from Darcy's Eclectica EDY10 set and leaves from EDY09 stamped with Archival Ink
 I coloured the flowers with some bronze acrylic and the flowers with Guacomole, dabbed off to show the text on the leaves. I'm still not sure that the box is finished but can't think what else I want to do with it yet! 

I do however want to link this to the Paper Artsy Challenge
and to the Artistic Stamper where the theme is Autumn Colours      


Lucy Edmondson said...


Lucy x

Craftyfield said...

Wonderful autumnal colours and you have now a beautiful storage box!

Juliz Design Post said...

So pretty Chris and a great idea.
Julie x

Helen said...

What a pretty stencil storage box!!

Pamellia said...

What a gorgeous box Chris! I love the black flowers against the vibrant autumn background! Boy that box sure got a great makeover!! Thank you for your kind and wonderful comments on my blog. Big crafty hugs :)

Julie Lee said...

This is such a clever and practical idea and a super use of Darcy's lovely stamps. I adore your colour choices too, Chris: lovely. Julie Ann xxx

Redanne said...

Julie Ann is right - this is clever and practical - and also beautiful. I love the autumn colours and those beautiful flowers and leaves - as well as the storage idea! Hugs, Anne xx

Zue said...

Brilliant example of storage that costs next to nothing.
Autumn is just around the corner....we are in for a feast of colour. You will get it first, perhaps, being that little bit further north.
Sue x

Artyjen said...

You've got to love a DH who asks you if you want something like that before he throws it away....luckily I've got one of those types too!! LOL
Great make and useful too.
xoxo Sioux

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like it just the way it is. It's a true recycle project and a beautiful one at that.

Anneke said...

Fabulous project! Glad I could inspire you ♥

Jenny Marples said...

It makes a great store for your stencils Chris! A fabulous transformation. Jenny x