We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Take 4 boxes .....

Another get together for the Fearless Four (well, we will have a go at anything creative!) found us each with a plain MDF box.

Here it is in all it's naked glory!

Two of us decided to be a little bit steampunk, and two a little bit floral!

In my excitement (!) I totally forgot to take stage photos of my efforts - so all I have is pictures of my finished box.  But regular readers of my blog will know the stages I go through! (For a good example see this previous post here .)

The main decoration on top of the box, consists of die-cut cogs (from Grungeboard) and old bits found in tool boxes - cable ties, a fuse, and other nameless items!

Decided not to go down the rusty brown/red route, but stuck with greys and blues (yes, I know!) with a little metallic pearl paint.

Along the bottom edge I used the waste from the die-cut cogs - the small round centres - to give the impression of rivets.

All four sides were covered in plasterboard tape, which gives an interesting texture (a bit industrial), with more cogs, and on this side a couple of wooden hearts.

Because of the dimension involved, I do like the resulting halo effect after applying the various paint layers.

Time to see the other creations:

Monica did a blue (yes!) and purple design, with die-cuts and some lovely roses.

I think I can see a little bit of blue (yes!) in Lin's creation, with purple too. Love the large bead as a lid-lifter!

Linda's musical steampunk look is unfinished here, but the finished creation can be found on Pinterest here (a little blue I think - yes!).

Linda is also a convert to creepy crawlies - on the side of the box is ..... see here .

It was a fabulous day, we are now pondering on our next adventure - maybe a shadow box frame .....

By the way, this is my 100th post - do I get a prize for that (or maybe a telegram ??!?!).

Happy Bank Holiday weekend!