Thursday, 20 May 2010

another metal box...this one's for PDCC#30


I so enjoyed making my metal covered box the other day I decided to have a go at using a different colour acrylic paint for the base, choosing 'pink' from this week's play date colours mainly as I could find a green and a yellow stazon ink to colour the metal but the pink is rather bright in stazon, to say the least!


Mona chose this week's beautiful Spring inspired colours and it's amazing how every play date cafe designer's piece is so different this week.  The balance of colour in a project really changes the effects.  Mine is very definitely PINK!!!


The base metal is gold coloured and I painted it with pink True Colours [Baby Girl] by Stewart Gill before spraying it with pink Sticky Fingers spray [to add texture] then adding extra colour using Sunflower Yellow and Cactus Green Stazon Ink.


I cut the dragonfly from felt and organza using the new die from Paper Artsy.  I'm so in love with that die!!  Don't forget to visit the cafe for some more inspiration for these colours!  I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with :)

23 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

Beautiful as always, my friend! It IS wonderful to see how different and amazing each designer uses the colors from week to week and we know we can always count on you to bring us something 'outside the box' haha

xx

Wendy said...

love that box Sarah, so looking forward to this weekends workshop doing books...........

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooh, gorgeous box Sarah, loving the metal x

Sid said...

This box is gorgeous......ohhh must be going through a pink phase :-)Really rich looking and reminds me of heavily decorated china !

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I kept looking at it trying to figure out how you got such a beautiful shimmer and now I know! Lovely project! (and I love the pink it works beautifully with the gold)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful altered box! Love the embossed metal and the cute dragonfly!

DonnaMundinger said...

Another GORGEOUS box, Sarah! Amazing work! I expecially love the way you did the dragonfly wings. FABULOUS! xxD

lisa said...

Another stunning box, Sarah. I love the dragon fly and that colour is fab. I have a daughter who would kill for a pink box like that!!

Lisax

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous box Sarah! I'm lovin' all the pink :) That embossed metal looks amazing!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Sarah! Love all the pink.. and the dragonfly is just amazing!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OMGoodness--this is super super CUTE! I love the accent of gold--clever! And that dragonfly! WOW:) Great idea--I need (NEED) to start thinking outside of cards....see why I need to come visit you and go to your classes??? :) LOVE it! Love your creations;) YOU AMAZE me:)

Irene Oden said...

Oh my this is so adorable! I just love how you used these beautiful colors! Your box is so elegant! Great job!

Jennie said...

very pink! how about a tut on how you made it?
xx

Paul B said...

Ooooh...gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You're absolutely right about changing the look of something by swapping around the percentages of each colour used. Love how the pink and gold work together. It's not something I would have tried and it's impressive to see how beautifully they go together. Such a talented, creative gal. Px

Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful box Sarah, the pink works really well. I love the detail and the metal work on the box is a great finish. Tracy Evans x

thekathrynwheel said...

OOh you've really got the hang of working with metal. Beautiful :-)

Lesley said...

This is so gorgeous! Full of colour and texture. A delight.
Lesley x

Ruby said...

Fab box Sarah! As Julie said it is amazing how we all interpret the colours so differently!!! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for our next Art Journalling session!

kristen said...

another fab project!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! this is stunning!!! what a gorgeous piece...where do you get these metal boxes???

and you should sell these...they are amazing!!!

Kathryn B said...

Wow Sarah! This is such a beautiful box! You have such a unique and interesting style which I love! TFS

StampinCathy said...

This is one stunning box. I just love the colors and designs.

kristen said...

love your moodles!!!

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