Sunday, 31 January 2016

Daisy Box File


Elaine here with a storage idea using the Double Daisy sets.  The other day I was looking at the pretty boxes in WHSmiths but didn't really like the designs or the prices for that matter.  So I wandered further into the shop and found this - a plain kraft box file - and just what I needed for storing scrap card and stuff for collages etc.


I've used both sizes of the Double Daisy and stamped using Black Versafine and Sea Blue Pigment Ink and filled in some of the spaces with the small texture stamps using Sea Blue and some Grass as Green Pigment Ink too. It's still a work in progress and  I can see me colouring or doodling in the daisies as the weeks go on!!


Now this project looked gorgeous in my head but sometimes reality dawns.  My first stamping didn't go well - the box wasn't solid enough to stamp on properly and the surface is quite rough.  I nearly gave in!  However I had another go and just used the stamps without a block which gave a better impression.  It's still a bit rough in places and I kept dropping the stamps but any stray ink marks will get covered up with the texture stamps.

I hope you agree it still looks better than a plain kraft one and I now have somewhere to store my card offcuts etc.  Hopefully this has inspired you to have a go at making something other than a card and to persevere if things go wrong!!

Not long left now, so get out your stamps and add your own project to the INKSPIRED Group.
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9 comments:

Sylvia Ames said...

Much nicer than the ones you buy Elaine, hope we get to see it again when you add to it.

Sylv xx

Jackie Weatherstone said...

Great upcycling idea Elaine and your perseverance paid off. The final box looks beautiful.

Diane said...

Great idea and the daisy stamp lends itself so perfectly to this kind of thing! Love it!

Lynne Vowles said...

Looks lovely & it's always nice to have a project on the go, colouring & doodling is so therapeutic :) x

Doreen Sympson said...

Makes for a much more pleasing look than the bog standard files you usually get Elaine .... such a good idea x

Lee Stephenson said...

great minds x I have a file in similar card kraft colour ready to do but ran out of time x yours is lovely x

Rebecca said...

It looks lovely :) pretty stationery is expensive!

ea.may said...

I think this is my favourite piece, it will give you pleasure every time you pick it up. Anne.


Lea Brawn said...

Absolutely fab job. Love these stamps x