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Back to the crafting! First of all, I stitched another wedding sampler. It's the same pattern, but I just want to illustrate how different a pattern looks when you simply change the colour.



I've also started work on the Beauty and the Beast stitch again. Here is where I am currently.

 
Not a lot of progress but it's a big project, probably the biggest I've taken on so far.
 
 
Now on for the multi medium! I dug out some Feel Unique boxes for this. For those who don't know, Feel Unique did a subscription beauty box for a while, and before I was craft mad I had a few of these. The Feel Unique ones were black, with a drawer you pulled out. Perfect for a craft project and another example of never throwing things away that you can alter! I started by gluing them together (three in total) and covering the sides with card. You may remember the next bit from earlier. I glued a bunch of random things onto the card, painted it in black gesso, then dry brushed in tarnished brass with a little brass ink to highlight some pieces. I purposefully left some bits blank, then used Steampunk Spells paper to fill in the gaps, tearing the edge of the paper and distress inking it to make it look almost burned.

 
The front of the drawers were papered with moon paper, inked around the edges.

 
The beads I got in a Crafty Creatives box ages ago. I didn't really like them or know what to do with them, so I painted them with black and brass and used them for drawer pulls!

 
You can see both the brassed bit and the burned edges of the paper on this picture.

 
I fussy cut some pieces here to give a bit of dimension. I couldn't do much on this side as there was a lot of the brassed bit.

Here is the back. I inked it more to give it an almost mouldy look.

 
The cardboard was a little short on this side but, as I used the same paper, it actually works quite well.

 
I fussy cut some more here; balloons, flowers and a Halloween card.



 
Finally I papered the inside with three different papers.
 
So there you have it, my Halloween project!
 
Happy crafting (and Happy Halloween)
Ems
 

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