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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Its finally here!!!!! Craftathon 2016!!!!


Regular followers of my blog may remember that every year I meet up with a bunch of crafty pals and we craft together! There is also lots of eating/drinking and merriment.

This year Jan is hosting in Grimsby and has very kindly turned her conservatory into 'the craftery' so we can craft to our hearts content (we usually book a hall). Jan has organised our main project

it's called a hatton box and can be decorated however we see fit.

We also bring shoebox projects - these are smaller projects and the idea is you bring enough for everyone with hints of what will be needed to make/decorate it.

This is my shoebox project.

 I gesso'd it and then used distress ink on deli paper to cover it.

I used tissue tape and washi tape around the edges.

I added a strip of card that I had embossed and sprayed to the smaller book and added the metal corners.

I added some text stamping and on the larger book added a piece of cardboard with metallic paint. I used some chipboard pieces added some paint and then crackle glazed it.

Hope you are all having a good weekend - I know I will be!


Lauren Hatwell said...

Looking fabulous Debbie. Have fun! Lx

SARN said...

I bet you're all crafting away and having a blast as I type.
Lovely looking project.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

lilian said...

I hope you are all having a lovely time and the weather is as great as it is here,

Love you shoe box project.