15 February 2013

Be Mine?

Belated, Happy Valentines Day.. I hope everyone had a lovely day!

Today, I've an altered wooden block to share with you, using some of the gorgeous Glitz Design Yours Truly Collection seriously, these papers should be for stroking only!!

 I am known as a bit of a hoarder/recycler and just couldn't pass up on this off cut of wood.. I cleaned it up and left to dry out naturally then sanded the edges..

I painted around the edges of the wooden block with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint in Charcoal Black.

While it was drying I set about looking for some corrugated card from a left over box from Christmas.. Bingo! I found just was I was looking for and it was white! I stamped and grunged it up a little using Ranger's Pearl Metallic Paint Dabbers and glued down onto it one of the small typo bulbs from the Prima Junkyard Findings set.. I just LOVE these!

While the paint and glue was drying on everything! I tore and grunged up some of the pretty Glitz Design Yours Truly Polka paper.

 Once the bulb had stuck to the cardboard... I added some wire from my squirrelling bag! and mounted the heart onto the paper using 3D foam pads..

Next I took another sheet of paper from the Yours Truly Collection by Glitz Design.. measured the block and cut the paper to size using a sheet of Truly Ephemera..  

 The paper was really too nice to cover up really!

Here is my finished block..

I used a sweet little stamp called Be Mine from Stampotique Originals, and stamped onto tissue paper using Jumbo Jet Black Archival Ink Pad.

Thank you for calling. Have a great day. Gez


Paula Whittaker said...

wow love it Gez....thanks for the step-by-step images too.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Amazing transformation of the piece of wood! Thanks for the step by step and yes those papers look fantastic.

jaine drake said...

This is so darn cute. I've got lots of wood in the garage just doing nothing. I think I'll take another look through them this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

Giorgia Rossini said...

love it, thanks for sharing

butterfly said...

What a fantastic turnaround for that unassuming hunk of wood - really inspirational, thank you Gez!
Alison x

Gez Butterworth said...

Thank you for everyone's lovely comments.. now go find that piece of wood! xx

gayle said...

Love this! Paper choice is awesome :) way to alter a piece of wood!

Terry said...

Just as I expected - TOTAL awesomeness! Love this project and every little details!

Gez Butterworth said...

Thank you for your sweet comments Gayle & Terry xx