Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed/Gifted and Something Blue at TTC Blog

Hello Everyone

A very happy New Year to all of you. May this new year bring a lot more joy than the last year and much more peace to you and your families than last year.

This year's first challenge is based on an old marriage tradition in the Christian community. This tradition was something I have personally loved and appreciated a lot and so using it in a Challenge was super exciting!!!

So the Challenge is to have ALL the above mentioned elements in your projects. 

Something Old- You can use an old crafting technique or an old product from your craft stash.

Something New- You can have a theme with New Beginnings (New Year/ New Home/ New Baby etc) or use a new crafting technique or a new product from your craft stash.

Something Borrowed/Gifted- You can use a craft product either gifted to you or some embellishments that you might have borrowed from a family or friend, or an idea or inspiration borrowed from someone. (Please do not copy the same design as it is, you can CASE the design in your own style and if that is done please give due credit to the artiste)

Something Blue-Your project needs to have blue in it in any form. Other colours are permitted too but blue is a must

Decoupage has become an integral part of me now and I love the art form beyond words, and so am here with a Decoupage project for the Challenge!

This book box was gift to me by a dear friend so I decided to use this as the base and to complete one element from the challenge (Something Borrowed/Gifted).

I have then taken a page from an old book  ( Something Old) and to further give it a vintage look painted it with coffee water. Once dry, I applied Mod Podge on the base and stuck it over it. 

I have then used my newest craft supply- cut outs from Graphic 45 pattern papers (Something New). I am using the brand Graphic 45 for the first time in my crafting career and have totally fallen in love with them. My element of blue is there in one of the ladies dress and in the stamp cut out (Something Blue). After I cut out the things I needed from the pattern paper, I designed the placement of each element and once satisfied stuck them in the required fashion with the help of Mod Podge. 

Once dry, I have applied two generous coats of varnish allowing 3-4 hours of drying time between each layer.

On the spine of the book box,  I have painted it with Red Vintage Chalk paints from Cadence and then using drying brush technique given it some coloured layer of Teal Blue and Dark Blue (Something Blue).

I have then used clear wax to seal the paint and allowed it dry for few days (Minimum 7 days) 

I have also added a bit blue on the two edges of the box

Hope you liked the inspiration for the Challenge and that its inspired you enough to take part in the Challenge. Details of the Challenge are on the TTC Blog 

Happy Crafting 


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