Thursday, 9 October 2014

Not a card in sight

It's Thursday which means a new challenge starts over on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog today..  This week the theme is 'Anything But a Card' and our prize sponsor is Whiff of Joy Stamps.

Whilst deciding what to create for my DT project this week, I thought of maybe making a tag, or a pretty box design.  Then as I was looking through my stash hoping inspiration would strike, I came across a small MDF shelf unit kit I bought from Stamps Away a little while ago.

Here's what I did with it

After assembling the shelf unit components, I painted the whole unit with black gesso.  I gave it a couple of coats to give a nice even coverage. 
I then selected the 'Communique 12 x 12 paper pad by Graphic 45 - I'm loving all the Graphic 45 papers and matching embellishments at the moment.  I cut papers from the pad to fit the various parts of the unit and attached them using PinFlair Bookbinders Glue.
I then fussy cut some small images from a few pages in the paper pad and attached them.
Here's a side view which shows the outside a little more clearly.

To finish the whole unit nicely and make it more robust, I gave the whole thing two coats of Crafters' Companion Spray and Shine.  I plan to use it for storage so the light varnish coating should make the papers more hardwearing.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest project.


Lilian said...

Wynneth I love your storage shelves, Well done you.


Lauren Hatwell said...

Oooh! I like those! Be great for storing inks or something. Smashing project Wynneth. Lx

Kathyk said...

Stupendous project matey - I was more than a little concerned when I first started reading "not a card in sight"!!!


Linda said...

It looks fabulous Wynneth and those Graphic 45 papers are gorgeous.

Debs M said...

wow love what you have done with it - looks fabulous x

SARN said...

WOW that is AMAZING . . . I LOVE it xxx