Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sew appealing

I have to say that it's been one of those weekends. You know, the kind that is a bit stressful and yet a bit more annoying?  I finally made myself go over to my craft space and start a project just to try to get away from it all. 

I knew I wanted to do something with an image I had from The Graphics Fairy, so I looked through my stockpile of "future fabulous" recyclables and pulled out this little game tin.



So, a couple of things...First I'm a bad blogger and roughed up the top before I took the true "before" picture.  Second, we're all friends now, correct?  So I know you're all good with me taking a picture of my messy worktable, right? Whew, thanks!

I used Folkart Outdoor Opaque acrylic paint in cobalt, because I wanted a paint that was meant for metal.  I mixed it with a pearlizing medium for some subtle shimmer.  Did you know that watching paint dry is...well, like watching paint dry! To stop myself from further messing with the first coat of paint, I caught up on some blog reading.  You are all so crafty!

I used a dress form image that I printed on white card stock, and then carefully cut it out.  I used Mod Podge to glue it down, and then went shopping through my embellishments. I used a border from my Melody Ross stash, and I even used some of the little pieces that come away from the border. 



In the lower right hand corner, I used Texture Magic dimensional paint (bungalow blue) and a stencil.  That paint is another one of my favorite things.  I added tiny pearls, and Stickles for more detail.  I love this for a little sewing kit, don't you think? 






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32 comments:

  1. And SEW perfect! I've done nothing this weekend.

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  2. That's so cute!! The tin was really cute as it was, too. :) I love the dress form image!

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  3. ditto to nothing done but a busy block party..so funny I knew that was Melody Ross border since I just bought those when I went to the Buffalo stamp store!

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  4. this is presh! great transformation!

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  5. Cute! What are you going to put in it?

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  6. Shel, the box was very cute and vintage-y before I attacked it!

    Roo, I think I'm making it into a little sewing box...

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  7. I rally love your sewing box, Christine! the dress form is awesome! And all of your embellishments are perfect :) I know what you mean about watching paint dry! The warmest room in our house is our utility room, so I have it over with my painting projects! I just shut the door and things dry so much quicker!

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  8. What a cute box! I love that dress form. Just darling.
    I do the same thing when I'm feeling stressed - it's definitely crafting time! :)

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  9. Very adorable ! Love anything with a dress form on it !! Hope you have a stress free week !!!
    Eunice
    The Little Things

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  10. I love this, Christine!! And I love anything with dress forms too-they're so vintage! LOVE it!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  11. I love this! Great colors and just the right amount of embellishment. I'd love for you to link up at my Art Therapy linky party. http://seedsonabreeze.blogspot.com/2010/08/sunday-art-therapy-1.html

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  12. So cute!! Wow, those tiny pearls really dress that image up and give it a whole different look. Genius! Thanks so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.

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  13. What a great sewing box, the little pearls are such a nice finishing touch.

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  14. So cute, and I had never heard of that paint, oh the possibilities!

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  15. sooooo pretty! love what you did with that. creative, you are!

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  16. just stopping by via tuesday tag-along and am happy to be your newest follower!

    fiona
    http://fionadesigns.blogspot.com/

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  17. Dear Christine,

    Thank you for joining me at Create With Joy - your sweet comments really brightened my morn! :-)

    I love your altered tin and your lovely blog - I am following you back!

    Have a wonderful day and I look forward to getting to know you!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  18. So cute 1I love the pearls on the dress form. Don't you love how you can go and create something and instantly feel better from all the insanity in our lives? I have 3 children, too, and even though I love them to death, having a moment to myself is priceless! Great blog!
    I'm having a Target giveaway at my blog! Love it if you could stop by. alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi
    Thanks for linking up to my Tuesday Blog Hop. Have a great week.
    Cheers,
    Tiffanyxx

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  20. Great blog! I'm your newest follower.

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  21. Great jpb..I love the form w/pearls so cute!!
    Hi..I’m Barb… I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. I also would love for you to be a new Fan of my Facebook page too & click “LIKE” in the upper right hand corner of my blog & you’ve done it..Thanks so much! I am just starting at Facebook. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

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  22. I'm your newest follower, from Follow Me Back Tuesday! Looking forward to getting to know you :)

    http://cheeriosandtricycles.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hi

    I'm your new follower...you have a lovely blog,hope you can come and visit me at makeupthoughts.blogspot.com

    Dee

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  24. I like the new color. Very clever.

    Good news! We're staring a Friday Giveaway link-up party this Fri. 8/27 plus we are giving away custom backsplash! Please join us. Jane F.

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  25. YES I do love love love it!!! I so need to get some of that texture stuff, I've held it in my hand at the store a couple of times. But it never makes the final cut.

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  26. We are so glad you joined us for Anything Related! Come back tomorrow for another great party!

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  27. This is very nice...I followed a link on Mod Podge Rocks to find you.

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  28. What a great idea for a sewing box! Nice details.

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