Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Gingersnaps Challenge - better late than never!

This is my entry for the Shades of Blue Gingersnaps challenge. I found this little drawer set in a pound store and it happens to be just the right size to hold the foam pads for my Inkessentials blending tool. I’ve altered it (appropriately) with Distress-inked panels decorated with a fab bird stamp from PaperArtsy.

PaperArtsy Flora and Fauna 4
Technique Tuesday: Home stamps (frame)
Fancy Pants stamps (‘create art’)
Stamper’s Anonymous: Urban Tapestry (dotty texture)
Mini drawer unit
Black and brown acrylic paint
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass; Broken China; Faded Jeans; Rusty Hinge; Wild Honey; Shabby Shutters; Peeled Paint
Archival Ink: Coffee
Ink applicator or Cut-n-Dry foam
Water brush
Dymo and transparent tape (or use Safmat or rub-on letters)

1 Gesso the drawers then when dry paint with a layer of black paint then brown paint. Leave to dry.

2 Cut white card to fit the drawers and colour with all three blue Distress Inks. Stamp the dotty background around the edge in Broken China. Stamp the bird in Coffee ink and then stamp just the leaves from the bird around the edges.

3 Stamp the bird again three times and paint with the Distress Inks and a water brush. Cut out the leaves and birds and add to the inked panels. On the top panel stamp ‘create art’ left of the bird. Tape panels in place with strong tape.

4 Stamp the Technique Tuesday frame five times onto blue inked card, cut in half and stamp with the dotty texture and then the small branch as shown. Add a Dymo label to each panel and stick to the drawer fronts.

Hope you like it :). The other girls have made lovely stuff too, so do pop on over.

Katy x


  1. Like it Katy, nah I Love it. Gorgeous, so very pretty as well as useful. Annette x

  2. don't you just love pound stores? this is so pretty. what a fab way to store your foams, aren't you organised?

  3. What a great idea, Katy! And, it's beautiful, too.

  4. Brilliant idea for your storage and it's very pretty too.
    Good luck with your challenge, xx

  5. This is lovely Kathy !!! beautiful box
    isa x

  6. Stunning altered box! I love the way your bird pops from its delicate blue background! So very pretty!

  7. This is gorgeous and useful too

  8. That is so pretty, the blue make it jump out. Fabbi :)

  9. Katy this is wonderful! such brilliant colours and so well stamped. Love it!
    x Michelle

  10. Awwww, I love it! Such a beautiful thing and you can keep it, too lol ;) I sometimes find it hard to give away the things I make, when I only had 5 minutes to "admire" my creation... Too little time to make something for myself, I suppose ;) Perfect stamping and lovely colours!

  11. This altered drawer storage is just gorgeous, love everything about it.