Wednesday, 1 June 2016

One Box, One Lid, One Puzzle, Two Ways!

This month at Crafts Galore Encore Challenges we are being sponsored by Kenny K who are offering two prize of  3 digis one will be chosen and one will be selected randomly.



Please pop along to the challenge blog to enter, our theme is "Anything Goes". and we love to see what you create.

I was delighted to be asked to create a sample for the lovely Karen Clare  who is also known as "The Clock Lady"
Karen has recently designed a fantastic puzzle which is made out of MDF and comes flat packed ready for you to decorate/ alter/ personalise. A clever addition to the puzzle is its box which has a reversible lid. As the puzzle can be decorated on both sides, using both sides of the lid means you get two completely different puzzles and looks in one! The kit costs £9.95 with postage of just £1 to the Uk.
Please click HERE to visit Karen's website where the kits can be purchased and also HERE to visit her Facebook page.

I assembled my box using cosmic shimmer glue and held the pieces in place with the elastic bands that came in the pack




I then gessoed all of the pieces. I decided to take my inspiration from a workshop that I did with Emma Godfrey at That's Crafty. On the first side I used a store card to smear Paperartsy Fresco paint in Bougainvillea, Banana and South Pacific, I then added patches of snowflake followed by black stencilling of groups of dots. Various stamps were inked using the paint and stamped on using the paint as ink, I also stamped using distress inks and versa color in white. Splodges of black and neon pink were added and a rubbed in some more distress inks. Lines in gold metallic paint were applied using the store card. Different circles were added using pen lids dipped in paint. Text was added randomly (I put some upside down to make the puzzle harder) using stazon ink. Finally I used black and white journalling pens to add detail and this is what i ended up with ...




For my second side I stuck down old book papers with mod podge then I used Decoart Fluid Media paint in Dioxazine purple, with Paperartsy Fresco paints in Bora Bora, Banana and Limelight. Again I also used Americana neon pink. I sprayed the colours with water and used my fingers to apply the colour. I dry brushed with neat Paperartsy Fresco in Snowflake to knock the colour back and then added little pops of pink and gold dots. I added stamped text and then doodled with black and white journalling pens.
I ended up with this

Turning my attention to the box I painted it with Dylusions Turquoise and then added Prima Art Alchemy metallic paint in Deep Waters. I dry brushed with Decoart gold to finish.
I photographed the two sides of the puzzle and printed on glossy paper which I mounted on to black card and stuck it either side of the lid (the lid can be used either way around). I also Stamped the bottom of the box and added a small copy of each photograph.





As you can see, one item can give you two completely different looks!




I hope you like this and consider visiting Karen's shop to look at all the goodies there and pop one of these kits into your basket!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse x

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20 comments:

Karen Clare said...

Morning Denyse, you've made a super job of this, so creative and inspiring.
Thank you for producing such great art with this set, it showcases the versatility perfectly!
Have a great day and see you soon :-) xxxx

Majo said...

This is a beautiful piece of art work! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Majo -DT ♥

Katrina Brown said...

What a great project! Love all the media uses, colors, and textures! Thank you for sharing with us over at TTCRD!
Katrina
ScrappyHorses.blogspot.com

Sandy Fredrick said...

What an awesome project, I love the bright colors and the puzzle pieces. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Kandy's Krafts said...

Stunning project. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart challenge.

Lindsey said...

Wow, this is absolutely amazing! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Very cool idea. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood with Not a Card.

Lindsey said...

This is amazing! What a fun project. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Andree said...

A fabulously stunning mixed media project Denyse. The colours you've used are gorgeous xx

Natalie said...

wonderful project. :)
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
Hugs,
Natalie
INKognito

Nicky G said...

Fab project. the jigsaw is really unique. It works so well. Thank you for sharing with us over at TTCRD! Nicky

Barbara Godden said...

What a fun project and so different. thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of snarky stampers for N is for Not a Card

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Lovely mixed-media box ! thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Dark Attic
WIshing you good luck to win beautiful digistamps !

Lozzy T said...

Great idea with the MDF Jigsaw and love what you have done, love the colours you have used and design..Thank you for joining us at More Mixed Media and good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy xx

Deepti Aggarwal said...

WOW WOOW!!! What a stunning project..love it totally..vibrant colors..Thank you so much for playing with us at A Beautiful Mess.

Michelle said...

Loving this project Denyse - really unusual and such vivid colours too! Thanks for joining us at More Mixed Media Challenge with option of Purple this month. Michelle DT xx

Gio said...

Such a brilliant idea and gorgeous colours! Thank you for entering our challenge over at TIMI:-)

Linda said...

What a fabulous project .... love it! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (So sorry for not commenting sooner but this proving I'm NOT A ROBOT stuff is driving me nuts!!!)
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.