You ever feel at odds with the universe? The only reason I ask is that with this box, I was pretty sure I had done something wrong on some kind of cosmic level.
I started off with a cigar box base that came in a recent Zeus and Zoe Kit from Marivic.
I don't have before photos. Imagine a cigar box if you will. ;-)
I headed out to the driveway where I usually spray paint.
My driveway is littered with little spray paint outlines. THE MAN seems to have a problem with this. Sometimes he comes out of his garage lair, points into the sky and declares the wind direction to be a problem and do I really want spray paint on my new jeep.
Anyhow this particular night he was not available to give me a hard time.
I was having trouble with the spray paint can so marched back into the garage and ripped the top off another can as a replacement. It did start spraying at that point, but intermittently, so I was getting ready to rip the top off again, when it sprayed me in the face.
Now, I could see black freckles on my nose at that point. Lucky for me, nothing got in my eye balls.
I did not know I looked like a leaper. Finished my spray job as the clog was now gone and headed back into the house.
Met THE MAN on the steps.
He gave me a hairy eye ball.
ME: You like my new freckles?
ME: Does it look real bad?
HIM: Ahhhh.......um......good luck getting that off. It's even in your NOSE.
He is trying nicely not to laugh and not look too grossed out.
Oh it was bad bad bad. And took a bit of serious scrubbing and examination to remove all the splatters.
Thankfully this box is all finished now! I tell you, it kinda fought me every step of the way!
I LURVE those feet!!!And my little lock! And the edges with the metal scrolls....and my Zeus & Zoe key....all were prettied up with some Adirondack Alcohol silver ink which sticks to metal like white on rice. ;-)
I am playing along with ScrapFriend's fabulous color challenge.
And a quick shout out goes to Ignacio at Nicecrane Designs for The Fascinating Victorian Women image I used for the little frame.
Is she not darlin'? I paired her up next to a bloom from Manor House and a few handmade blooms from Anni at Handgathered goods.
I used another image from Ignacio/Nicecrane for the inside. His customized top & bottom edges are genus!
They are really sweet and made a nice addition to my lid. I think that perhaps when I am inclined to give this box away as a gift, I'll add a little personalized note there all handwritten.
Happy Altering and always point the nozzle away from your face. ;-)