Saturday, 20 April 2013

Key Box

Hello friends
You may have already seen this project on Facebook but it is something new to share.
I created this little key box for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog  - always feel free to dash over 
there and leave a comment...okay you don't have to dash, sauntering over is equally fine! :)
The whole project has been created with Scrapbook Adhesives products and, of course, Spellbinders dies.
Once I had created the project I thought it would be a good item to 
take along to the Artistic Stamper class, it shows some nice techniques and
I am very much enjoying using engraving art board with my dies. 
Engraving art board?  Have you tried it?? 
I recall buying the scratch art kits for my boys when they were younger, 
for a period of time we had many kittens and dogs adorning the fridge! 
The same company that make the kits (Royal and Langnickle) also produce 
plain engraving art board in silver, gold, copper and more.
Use it with your dies, sand gently and you've got a wonderful metal like finish.
Don't panic if you cannot get hold of the plain engraving art board - I've often use
one of the picture kits - works fine and I believe you can pick them up for 99p in The Range.
You can also see pictured a flattened bottle top - so easy to do in your Grand Calibur - 
(B Embossing Plate, piece of cardstock/paper, then the bottle top - edges facing up, 
tan embossing mat and Raspberry plate.  Only use new, uncrimped bottle tops).

The box is one of my favourites - Square Bracket Edge Box and the flowers are Bitty Blossoms - 
not sure I will ever tire of Bitty Blossoms! 

I will be back soon - Bella is getting ready for her double draw next week,
I had better get my speedy camera shots organised!
Take care friends - have a lovely weekend.


barbiepinkfairy said...

gorgeous project! Do love boxes like this they can make an inexpensive present in to something special!

Clai01 said...

What a beautiful box, Thanks for sharing it Christine.
I can recall the foil boards too.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Great idea. Will have to try that. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

Chris said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely project, I brought these engraving boards when they were featured on C & C and I love them. They create some very nice antique finishes. They are great when used with cog dies for Men/Boy cards, and the lovely ornate antique spellbinder frame which I can't remember the name of. I will visit the range next time I need some more, thanks.

Have a good weekend.
Love Chris X

Oksana said...

Beautiful Christine! Have a lovely weekend.xx

Janice said...

Morning Christine
This is something very different, I love it.
The engraving boards have been going many, many years as I remember having them as a child, so I'm talking at least 50!!!
My local craft shop has sold them for three or four years now, and I've been using them with embossing folders in my cuttlebug and they work a treat!
A frosty, sunny start here. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Janice x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
A really lovely box ,and many good ideas.
Have a great day today at your classes,wish we could all be there. Take care. x.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Really pretty Christine I must try some of this engraving board! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs Susan x

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
A fabulous box - I to used to do the etching and have just purchased some plain boards, looking forward to playing.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
It never occurred to me to use that board to emboss/die cut. Will have to give it a go. Beautiful box. Juliat xx

Jean Z said...

Thanks Christine for a lovely project and i just love the flowers, must get some engraving board it looks good love Jean Z xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous box thanks for sharing as im not on facebook. I still buy this engraving kits for the kids so next time i will buy one for myself to try. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Emma

val jones said...

Hi Christine. What an amazing project today. Such a great idea to use Engraving Art Board. Takes me back a while as like you, we had pictures of many animals stuck around the house when my children were young.Also love the idea of flattening the bottle tops which i can do now my wonderful GC is fully in action. You have such wonderful imaginative ideas which is the difference between you, the professional and me the not very professional.
Just sauntering over to have a look at the blog you've mentioned.

Have a wonderful weekend and hope the sun shines for you.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Carole Z said...

Wow what a fabulous box..yes I remember all the dogs, cats and..horses, as I was a horse mad girl..thanks for the idea and inspiration! Carole Z X

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine, love your box and flowers, i love bitty blossoms too but alas, my flowers never come out like yours . i had another go only yesterday but i suppose practice makes perfect.

Have a good weekend

Elaine H X

hazel young said...

Lovely box Christine xx hazel

Toni said...

This is so pretty Christine. I have this die so I'll definitely be having a play. I bought some of the metallic board the other day but not sure really what I can do with it. More inspiration searching needed I think.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend and today's craft session goes well for you.
Toni xx

Toni said...

This is so pretty Christine. I have this die so I'll definitely be having a play. I bought some of the metallic board the other day but not sure really what I can do with it. More inspiration searching needed I think.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend and today's craft session goes well for you.
Toni xx

Maggieann said...

Morning Christine,
Super project today ~ you're so full of inspiration, thanks for sharing ~ it's really appreciated! Enjoy your class and a sunny (hopefully!)weekend xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, The box looks great. Hope you have a good weekend.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine - It's a glorious sunny morning up here in Cumbria and what a lovely project you have created. Thanks for your tips on the art board as I have some of the 99p ones for the grandchildren but never thought to use with my dies. Have a lovely weekend crafting etc.
Val C xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine and boys, Love this great little project. Will have to try this out at some stage..:) have a great weekend xxx

Janice said...

Lovely Christine. xx Janice

Sally said...

I really like this, I have the box die, so may be we will have to try this on a Wednesday night!
Hope you having a relaxing weekend
Sally xx

Carolyn H. said...

Hi Christine, Love the box and the embelishing ideas you have used.
You and your family have a lovely weekend. Weather is going to be kind to us - feel a bit of gardening coming on myself.
C B W Carolyn x

Rose in Chester said...

Such a lovely box, Christine. And I know what you mean about the Bitty Blossoms.

melanie said...

Great bx I was in the range yesterday must go and have a look for this board thanks for the tip .melanie

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous box! I am going to invest on some of then scraper board, it looks awesome! You have a good weekend too xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Love this beautiful box, loving the die-cuts too. I have been trying to find the copper engraving board, will give The Range a try, thanks for the heads-up.
It's been gorgeous here today, been doing the front garden. Have a good weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Christine,
Love this box and flowers. I have the box die but not the bitty blossoms - must put them on my ever-lengthening wish list.
Have a good weekend. It's a lovely sunny morning here in Birmingham, hope your weather is as good or better.
Mary x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Christine

Love this box and thanks for the info about the Range... will have to pop into our local one

Hope you have a lovely weekend


Nikki Payne said...

Hi Christine,
Glad you enjoyed your Harry Potter day out..... it looked amazing :)
This project is lovely and you have used some great techniques....I will have to have a go!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, take care
Nikki x

Claire said...

Gorgeous box Christine!
Thinking of you all and sending positive thoughts!
Claire xx

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