Friday 1 September 2017

Country View Crafts Challenges - Metal

Hi there,  It's my turn over at Country View Crafts challenges.  For the topic this month I have chosen 'Metal'.  For those of you who visit my blog you may have noticed that I am partial to using metal in my crafting!

My project to launch this month's challenge is an altered 'bits and bobs' box.

The box started out as the container for a mini Camembert.  This was given a coat of chalk  followed by midnight PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint.

Next I embossed foil tape sheets using a Seth Apter embossing folder.  I then rubbed black paint over it to give it some 'tooth'.

Next, I added Rusty Car PaperArtsy Infusions onto the metal, spritzed with water and dried with a heat gun.

I love the effect that this created - like rusty metal!!

I then die cut circles and edges which I adhered to the box by peeling the tape from the back of the metal.

To finish I stamped the wording onto music paper and adhered it to a book plate.  I then had great fun playing and arranging metal cogs, buttons and a crown to finish!

I had great fun creating this little box.

Make sure you pop over to the Country View Crafts Challenge blog to see what the other design team members have created.  And don't forget, that if you enter the challenge you can be in with a chance of winning a £20 gift voucher to spend on the Country View Crafts website.

Thanks for joining me today - I hope myself, along with my team members have inspired you to join in!


  1. Love this Miriam. From small beginnings to a fabulous creation. Never thought of running the sheets through the embossing machine. The Infusions worked so well didn't they. Xx

  2. What a great box for your bit and bobs! xx

  3. What a great theme, and a terrific altered box - do come and play along at A Vintage Journey if you fancy it! Your metal panels are so cool.
    Alison x

  4. Fantastic alteration Miriam!!! A really cool metal box!!! xx

  5. This is gorgeous Miriam and I love this topic to bits - I hardly ever add metal in my projects and I love the variety of inspiration the dt has produced! Hugs Rachel x

  6. Love this Miriam. The infusions look great on the metal - will hav to give this a go. x

  7. I love the topic too, metal opens so many possibilities! Your recycled box look gorgeous now and suitably aged too!

  8. This is brilliant Miriam, a great transformation. Have a very happy weekend. Sue xx

  9. Wow this absolutely fabulous Miriam, a great make for gorgeous theme. Hugs Debsxx

  10. Wow, fabulous ! Great challenge too !
    Corrie xx

  11. What a beautiful piece! I love the way you created the metal with the foil tape sheets, embossing folder and black paint - perfect 😁. It looks like you had fun adding all the cogs and metal embellishments and that beautiful crown makes for a great handle too! Wishing you a great start to the week and Happy September! J 😊

  12. I´m back from vacation and try to catch up here ;-)
    Miriam, your little box looks gorgeous! Love everything on it!
    Thanks for the great theme this month!
    Have a wonderful sunday!
    Hugs Evelyn

  13. Bit late commenting but I am back now ! Great project ! Love it !
    Corrie x

  14. Brilliant, love this so much. Happy crafting, Angela xXx