Friday, 8 February 2013

Paperartsy inspired - pencil case

Earlier this week, Michelle shared an altered papier mache pencil box (available from Paperartsy) and by chance I had one of these for Christmas (thanks Lynne!)

So tonight, after some gentle coaxing on twitter, I decided to have a go... Check out how other crafters have been inspired this week, here 

Michelle used different colours inside and out of hers, but I went for a mix of purples - Eggplant (fast becoming my new favourite...!) Moonlight, and Pansy. I didn't use much Pansy on the inside.

Once the paint was dry, I sanded the outside lightly.
 This is before I added a little Pansy to the inside.
When I eventually found the drawer containing my Brilliance inkpads, I used Lightning Black and the lines stamp from HPXT01 that Michelle used, stamping it randomly on the outside and inside lid of the case.  Heat set it to dry.
Then I took the swirl stamp (a free cover stamp from the Craft Stamper some time ago) and stamped it using Seedless Preserves distress ink. I blotted it lightly with a paper towel and found it then heat set quite successfully.

Entering this to the Paperartsy 'inspired by' challenge again.

12 comments:

sam21ski said...

Great colours choice

LOL re the arm twisting!!

Sam xx

isisimaginings.com said...

See, that wasn't so hard, was it???!!!! ;-) It looks gorgeous, love the colours you used & the stamping is fab.

Gillian .... said...

I'm fast becoming a lover of Eggplant too, love the contrast colour you opted to use for the Distress Ink. Fab project Helen. x

flutterbycrafter said...

Love the colours you've chosen and the swirl stamp is just perfect xx

inkypinkycraft said...

A really great make Helen, think I need eggplant! Lol hugs trace x

brenda said...

Super colours and stamping Helen, eggplant is one of my favourites as well.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Alison Scott said...

You have selected lovely colours for this.
What was functional is now beautiful.

Michelle Webb said...

You didn't need much persuading to make this pencil case! You've used great colours and fabaroonie stamps too Helen. Is really great. I wonder what you and Jax are going to fill your pencil cases with? Good luck for Sunday's draw. Michelle xx

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

I like your colour mix and I love that swirl stamp. Sam

Sue said...

This is brilliant Helen, great choice of colours, I still love my Brilliance ink pads too x

Minxy said...

Grand Job Helen x

Virginia said...

Oh that's beautiful great colours too!