Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Mid month tutorial by Sammy

                    Our current challenge can be found here....

                                  SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE


Hello all, Sammy here with your Rhedd's Mid-month tutorial.

This month, I chose to take an MDF box, and turned it into this:

So, first of all, I grabbed the blank:

And then the first step was to cover the whole thing, inside and out, with gesso

Step two, was to choose what colour I wanted to play with. I settled on a light yellow-ish, which claimed it was "almond"...

After painting it all in my chosen colour, and leaving it to dry thoroughly, my third step was to seal the entire box with Glue N' Seal.

Step four. I chose a pretty paper - A script one (at this point I had already decided I wanted to make a sewing themed box, but I went through my entire stash and found I didn't have ANY sewing-related paper at all! Obviously I'm still a rank amateur and need to go back to craft stash hoarding school!) - and then I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Step 5 involved sticking the paper onto the box with multi medium...

Step 6. I took a dress form (from Fernli Designs) and painted it in the same almond paint, then chose a stamp and stampted it randomly over the shape.

I then made a little skirt and added a small piece of a string of pearls as a necklace.

The next step (are we on 7 now?) Was to add the same leaf stamped pattern on the lid, and then I set to decorating it, using sewing themed embellishments. And the dress form, propped up slightly with a small wooden bobbin.

Not to forget the buttons, naturally!

Step 8.  Lace and ribbon to wrap around the box, and lots of pretty embellishments.

And the box is finished!

The box is now in the possession of the director of the charity I volunteer for. She was kind enough to sew some of my daughter's wood elf costume (which she is currently wearing!), so as a thank you, I made her this box, which she said she loved.

I hope you all enjoyed the tutorial. Don't forget to come and play along with us in our challenge this month!

Have a fantabulous day!


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

September's Challenge

                          Welcome to our September Challenge
Welcome also to our new design team member Toni.....Toni joined us a month ago and pitched in with commenting on our August entries, but this month you can see her gorgeous design team sure to check out her blog, as well as the other teamie's blogs...links are in the sidebar to the left.
So who won our challenge for the August Challenge, we had some amazing entries for's Julie's task this time to choose a winner and she has chosen.....


Congratulations Suzna...a fabulous project.Be sure to take our Winner's Badge to display on your blog.
We would like to offer you the chance to be our Guest Designer for October...if you would like to accept,please email Sandie here

Many Thanks to Nikki for being our August Guest sure to take your badge for your blog.

                               Our Guest Designer this month is
           Hi! My name is Branka (also known as Vintage Handmade ) 
I am very excited and honoured to be a GDT here at Rhedd's Creative Spirit! 
Let me introduce myself...... 
I am a proud mom of two amazing children - a boy (17) and a girl (11) and I am a wife of a wonderful husband.
We live in a small town in Croatia in our family home, we have a huge yard and a sweet little puppy that we all love. 
My main profession is an interpreter/translator.
In December 2013, I discovered scrap-booking/paper crafting by chance. It was love at first sight :) I started with my blog last year and my first challenge entry was in last October.
My style is rather masculine and grunge but I try to express myself in other styles as well.
I am in love with mixed media art and art journalling and I like to mix different mediums and techniques when I do art journalling. It is so fun! 
I also create cards, mini albums and journals for my friends, relatives and people I love. 

As always our talented Design Team have creation some stunning projects for sure to check out their blogs and maybe leave them some love.....
Remember to check back Mid Month for Sammy's Tutorial

Altered Art Journal Cover
From this.....

to this

Ring Binder to Planner

Altered Sauce Bottle


An AlteredBox....a keepsake for a man!
There is more to this, do pop by my blog to know what it is!

Altered Mouse Trap

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