Wednesday, July 30, 2014

IBS + 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #205: Crazy Egg-Anything Goes

I know...Please do not be mad!!!  With all these new releases going on this week, I have mixed up my posting dates!!  Argh!!!  I've gotten it all straightened out now!!

Today, I say farewell to the lovely ladies at 4 Crafty Chicks!
It has been 5 wonderfully amazing weeks!! Leanne, Lori, Tina and Tamie...
Thank you so much for having me!!  This is not good-bye..It's a simple, I'll see you again soon!! 
This weeks challenge is: ANYTHING GOES and I decided to do something a little different.
I've been wanting to play with the wood burning kit, my husband bought me a few months ago.  I saw this being done some time ago and I've had it on my to-do-list for ages. 
 I bought this chest from Michael's awhile back and it looked like the perfect canvas for this project. I had no idea what I was doing and how well it would turn out, so here went nothing! 
  I stamped the flower from Friends Forever by Inspired by Stamping using a light colored ink.  Once you start burning the wood, the ink is no longer apparent or noticeable.
I sanded the top before I got started.  Once I finished tracing the the flowers, I colored it with my Copic markers. 
I went back and sanded the the image again....The color seemed really bright, so I colored washed the entire box with a watered down white paint. I wiped down the box with a dry cloth.
Love the final results.
Love the simplicity. 

Hope you well come us this week...I know everyone LOVES an anything goes challenge.  Have a great week and I will see you soon. 



  1. Oh My! This is beautiful! Love Love Love! Thank you so much for Guest designing for us this month! We have really enjoyed all your wonderful work! You are so very talented!
    Big Hugs and see you soon!

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW FACTOR!! I love, love, love this chest, the design of the wood is spectacular but your wood burning if phenomenal! Did I mention how much I LOVE this? Well I do....LOL. I have always wanted to try wood burning but haven't been able too! Loving the colors you used too. Thank you for being an amazing Guest designer for us this past month and sharing your inspiring creations with us. There is so much talent flowing through you. I like what you said not good bye but we will see you soon and I look forward to it.

    Have an amazing week!
    Huge hugs,
    Tamie 4CC DT

  3. Calypso, this is such a gorgeous little treasure box! I LOVE what you did with it! Thank you, thank you, thank you for being our Guest Designer for the past month - it's been such a HUMUNGOUS pleasure having you with us! Hope you will come play along with us! xoxoxoxo