Monday, March 26, 2018

Simon Says...Inside The Box

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I decided to recycle an empty Idea-ology Assemblage Clock box to hold my Dylusions Creative Dyary Stickers and Stamps

I removed the lid from the box, applied Distress Collage Medium to the flaps and folded them back in.
I applied a coat of White Gesso and used my trusty Fiskars Power Punch to create circle notches...
after another coat of White Gesso, I spritzed Distress Resist Spray through the Flourish Layering Stencil (remember to use this spray in some sort container and if you are not going to wash your stencil immediately, place it in a container of water). I then applied Ranger Opague Crackle  Texture Paste randomly on all sides of the box.
While I waited for the crackle paste to work it's magic, I covered the inside of the box (only about halfway down) with left over scraps of Idea-ology Botanical Collage Paper...
I applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte over the entire box and scribbled on Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distess Crayons, using my fingers to work it into the crackle paste. I then wiped the surface with kitchen towel to reveal the Flourish Stencil areas and applied the Distress Collage Paper.
I cut out two flowers from the Botanical Collage Paper, placed them in my Stamp Platform (hooray for those magnets, which hold the paper in place) and painted the reverse with Distress Paints.
I fixed the flowers to the box using Distress Collage Medium Matte

and moved on to make inserts for the box. I cut 3 different sized lengths of Sizzix Matboard which is nice and sturdy and added left over scraps of the Botanical Collage Paper.
I painted the area around the flowers with watered down Black Soot Distress Paint, added clear Dylusions Creative Dyary Border Stickers and painted the bottom sections with Black Soot.
I used Idea-ology Vial Labels and Label Letters to create the wording
I stamped letters from Idea-ology Block Upper and Block Lower Cling Foam Stamps on to Plain Collage Paper using Picket Fence and Black Soot Distress Paints.
cut them out, fixed the front of the box, added Idea-ology Label Letters, traced around the white letters with a Ranger Black Fude Pen and added white dots with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.
now I'm thinking I may have to decorate the cover of my Dylusions Creative Dyary to match

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Wonderful storage idea Kath. I adore the crackle and texture and the collage paper works beautifully. Lovely piece. Tracy ❤️

  2. WoW Kath! I love what you did with the collage paper ~ beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

  3. This is fabulous Kath! I love the fabulous textures and gorgeous flowers.
    Linda xxx

  4. very clever Kath - never would have thought to reuse the clock box but this is simply perfect for the project. I have not tried painting over the Collage Paper so thats something on my list to try now!

  5. Dang, Kath, you are brilliant!! Fantastic box upcyling you have turned into a wonderful useable piece! At first I was thinking Tim came out with a new box, but love that you used the packaging. More subdued colors, but that red rose going around the edge stands out beautifully! Love it! hugs, Maura

  6. WOW!!! this is absolutely fantastic recycling Kath! I now need to buy a clock so I can make one! ;-) the whole design of this is stunning!!! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. AMAZING! I totally LOVE the color! All the milion shades of grey are my fave so your box is jusr perfect. And es, I saw your hands the other day :P but it was absolutely worth the final look. Love the texture made by the paste and the spray and the botanical details are so fabulous I can't wait to order them!!! Hugs, Marzena

  8. Hi Kath, wowser, fabulous creation, I love how you built it up and the colour with the pop of it...xxxx

  9. Such fun storage, Kath! Totally environmentally friendly to upcycle the old box and I love the blooms you added to dress it up further! Gorgeous!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Love, love, love this gorgeous creation Kath - what a fabulous way to use the empty box, I love everything about it - the Distress crayon work looks amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. how gorgeous and very creative way to the look,
    :) Karen

  12. So creative Kath! What a wonderful way to organize and I love all the yummy texture you've created on the outside of the box.

  13. Gorgeous - and I especially love that it is a reuse of a box!

  14. Clever, absolutely clever! I love color palette, the way you used new Tim's stuff is so inspirational! Thanks for sharing! barbara

  15. Kath- it's so clever that you used the clock box for this! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for taking the time to share it and photograph what you did each step!

  16. such a creative way to upcycle!!!! Wow Kath!!!

  17. How clever is this? Such a great and fun way to create a storage box which is absolutely beautiful in's gorgeous! Happy Easter my friend, hope the Easter Bunny has visited and left you some yummy choccie! Hugs xx

  18. This is such a brilliant idea to create a box, Kath. Love the beautiful texture and stamping! :)

  19. Oh my goodness! You even utilize Tim's packaging??? That is fabulous and I love how you see the potential in everything to become a lovely piece of art.

  20. What a transformation, Kath! Love the design of it and what a handy storage solution! Hugs, Sandra


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