Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge...July

Hi everyone...time for a brand new Colour Challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog and the colours chosen this month are to celebrate all the fabulous blue sky weather we've been enjoying...
I seem to have a paintbrush permanently welded to my hand at the moment so no surprise then that it's yet another paint-a-box project...a great excuse to use up another of these cheap as chips papier mache boxes I bought from The Papeterie for £2.99...
yes you did read that correctly 4 nesting boxes for £2.99...great bargain. After a quick coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint which just happened to still be on my wordesk from yesterday's project...a bit of stamping and decorating with gorgeous Ribbon Girl goodies...voila a cute gift box...

Stamping on papier mache can be a bit daunting...think rough uneven surface and I apologise if I have shared this little trick with you up your stamp and lay the sides of the box on to the stamp and press from probably still won't get a perfect impression of your image but hey it all adds to the vintage shabby look...
as always there are fabulous prizes to be won from
our friends at Lily Of The Valley
and wonderful inspiration from the rest of my fabulous teamies including our Guest Designer for this month...the lovely and very talented Tracy what are you waiting for...hop on over and join in the fun.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy crafting...I'll see you all tomorrow with a Manic Monday Give-Away.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. A fresh blue breeze on what promises to be a HOT day, beautiful Kath!!!

    xx Irene

  2. Kath your box is beautiful what a lovely way to pack a little present for a special friend. Love the colours you ave used and your tip for stamping on the boxes is brilliant, thank you.

  3. Gorgeous box Kath Love the background stamping..Thanks for the tip...Have a happy Sunday... Hugs May x x x

  4. Beautiful box! Love the fresh colours and the butterfly.
    The box is already a gift on its own!

    Happy sunday.


  5. Wonderful box kath and wow they are cheap! Great tip too - thankyou x

  6. ...beautiful work Kath and love that stunning wedgewood blue, a gorgeous piece of crafting...Mel:)xx

  7. Stunning! Lovely colour choice too. Who wouldn't be chuffed to bits with this box as a pressie - no need to fill it me thinks.

  8. that Hero Arts background has definitely got your name on it - whenever I see it I think of you!
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Gorgeous box and the colours are lovely. Thanks for the tip. Hugs x ChrisB

  10. This is stunning ! I love love love it and may have to have a try - the Hero Arts stamp is gorgeous and I think I bought it following one of your other stunning creations xx

  11. Love how you've decorated the box Kath. What a lovely gift for someone.

    Kat xx

  12. I wish I could keep as cool as this gorgeous box - still frying here in Oxfordshire! X

  13. Hi Kath
    what a bargain those boxes were. The colours you used are beautiful and thanks for that Tip will have to remember it.Oh by the way the Harness works a treat No more pulling now i actually enjoy my walks.Thanks so much for that Tip also Kath
    Take care
    Hazel G

  14. Wow Kath this is totally gorgeous love the paper and soft colours.

    Hugs Ali x


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