Today, is the start of a brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and this week we have, NO RULES!! That's right, we want you to just craft and show us what you've been creating.
For my project, I decided to make something that I would find useful ~ a memo holder! No matter how many notebooks I buy, when I'm on the telephone or at my desk, I can never find them just when I need to write down that all important note or number and I usually end up running around the house looking for them! So with this in mind, I looked at memo blocks in my local high street and to be honest, they just didn't appeal ~ too floral, too pretty, too boring and so I decided to make my own and this is what I created! As always, I hope you love what I've made...
To begin with I used the Sizzix Cabinet die from Tim Holtz to die cut two shapes from chipboard. I also cut three strips of chipboard, two measuring 9 x 2cm and a further strip measuring 8.5 x 2cm. Paint all the chipboard with a coat of Gesso and at this stage, I also painted one side of each piece of chipboard, (the painted side will become the inside of the box), with Evergreen Bough, Picket Fence and Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. Once all the painted panels are dry, I attached the smaller of the chipboard strips across the bottom of one of the Cabinet die shapes, (painted side innermost) and secured it into place using Glossy Accents. Attach the longer strips along the sides to form the inside walls of the box. Finally, place the second Cabinet Die shape over the top and this will create your basic box shape.
Once the paint was dry, I applied small amounts of Treasure Gold over the surface to highlight the raised embossed areas and also to the sides and edges. I also inked the surface and the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Don't forget that if you're looking for some more great ideas and inspiration for this challenge, then you need to look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....
Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead