How have you all been doing? It’s September already and all I can think of is my daughter’s birthday. She will be turning 5 and thinks the month September belongs to her! Every day she goes about, “ so it’s September now, when is my birthday? “ That’s an everyday conversation now…but why am I saying this to you??? Cos she just got a new pair of shoes and while she is happy her pair, I am HAPPY with the empty box!
Fall/Autumn/Flowers is the challenge in many blogs and how I love working on nature inspired challenges.
Thanks you for the lovely response to my “Speaking wall” and this time it’s the “Creaking door” for you… earlier I also had "A Glowingwindow" which won in a few challenges! I think I can build a house now, Lol!
I had the dark woods and some bright colors in mind while starting this project so I made the lid of the box into wooden log door!
The planks on the door are hand painted with acrylic colors and bid flat brush! The dry brush technique here gave a wonderful texture here and the knots on the log too are done with the tip of the brush. Wish you could see and touch the texture here. I was reminded of my “One stroke painting” days as I enjoyed making this door and some planks to go inside the box too…
Gave a lot of ornate touches to the door with a couple of corner plates colored with gold alcohol inks and the hinges are heat embossed in gold and specks of black too using TH, hardware findings die.
The wooden door knob is again painted in black and then rubbed in the inks gold to give the metallic look and added a couple of charms to a chain link and left it hanging there!
The focal point here is the center wood panel which is distressed using the “Vaseline resist” technique. I have kept it simple because there was a lot happening around it. I snipped a few curls from an otherwise big flourish which I have heat embossed and topped with glossy accents to make it look like metal.
I then hand wrote the sentiment on a piece of tracing paper with the versa mark pen and heat embossed in gold and stuck it on the panel.
Now comes the colorful part…The flowers are all handmade and inked with D Inks using Cheery Lynn dies except for the buds which is TH tattered florals. The leaves too are mostly CL and this set is my new purchase and love those tropical leaves set ( B 119)! I had a mixed color of leaves to go with the Fall theme and stuck to yellows, pinks and purples for the flowers too!
These colors against the wooden back drop was so visually appealing and I just couldn't stop myself from going over board! Well, I really don’t need a reason to overload my projects and this is no exception.
A few curly, twirly sprigs, sun flowers(DL 121), daisies(B310) and looooots of leaves add such warmth to the front door! I think this will make a good deco piece on the front door itself…may be will make one for that too!
Some wooden planks made with waste card board makes the shelves and stores my new collection of alcohol inks, embossing powders and there is room for MORE!!!
The sides of the box are spray painted in black and gold where as the inside is given the same wooden log treatment. I have done some subtle stamping of flourishes using the Hero Arts stamp and Stayz On brown ink.
That’s it…did you hear the door creaking? Just let me know what you think of it. It’s always so encouraging to read all your comments and gives me a reason to visit you too!
Am linking this to….
Craft Hoarders Anonymous – All the pretty flowers
Our Creative Corner – Autumn image inspiration
Eclectic Paperie – fall
A Vintage Journey – with a flourish
Cheery Lynn Designs – All aboutTexture (have used sunflower, shasta diasy, tropical leaves, olive branches die)
The Mirror Crack' d – Anything goes
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.