Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Compendium of Curiosities challenge 26

Hi there, now that all things christmas have been dusted and packed away and I am getting used to being back at work for a few days a week I can get back into a creative routine (Well, I hope so at least!) So what better place to start than with this challenge over at Studio L3 (Link is in my blog list on the side bar)
The challenge this week is rusty grunge on page 45. I used this technique to create a rusty old bloom, a couple of old buttons and a padlock and key for my box of dreams.

At the moment there is nothing in the box but over time I am creating an album to go in there. When I get started you will be the first to see, I promise!

I love this technique and have been impressed with the results everytime. The box has been stamped and inked with Tim Holtz too so it's all sir Tim's influence

And I just LOVE this elephant stamp!

Have fun today and be blessed in your art


DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! what great bits and pieces and fabulous stamps! LOVE the rusty grunge technique! xxD

Terry said...

Fantastic box of dreams! Love this creations and your rusty grunge pieces!

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic box cover, great rusty grunge pieces.

Kat said...

what a grate box Neil,
can't wait to see the album,
coz the box is stunning,
grate job,
I love that elle stamp,
(I have it, but haven't used it yet, you may have just perswaded me to)lol

donna said...

Wonderful box for your dreams. I don't own it but I think I am loving that elephant stamp too. Looks like you have the rust technique perfected.

Bearcrazyman said...

Very Nice, I love it

MarleneMAZ said...

Just fabulous! your rusted flower is brilliant.

wearestampers said...

What a great box to treasure! Loving the rusted buttons!

Jolanda said...

I love your idea of a box of dreams. The rusted embellishments look great. The birds flying in the background are perfect - beautiful :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Happy New Year, Neil! It's great to see you again, and I'm so happy to see your fabulous rusted grunge work!

This is a beautiful example of distressed vintage art, and I'm sure your box of dreams will hold many wonderful things.

I love that elephant stamp, too!

Barbara Mason said...

What a great box top - can't wait to see it completed and what you will place inside!!!

bkazoo said...

after seeing this on your desk today I had to search for "dreams" hoping to find more detail. I was not disappointed. Thanks for sharing this project It is amazing!