Friday 28 June 2013

Sun, Sea, and Beach Challenge for Crafty Individuals - Flip Flop Papier Mache Box


 Over on the Crafty Individuals' blog you have just enough time to make your entry for the June challenge, which is Sun, Sea, and Beach. All the details are here but basically just use one Crafty Individuals' item in your make, and incorporate the theme, and just for entering you will be able to claim 25% off anything you buy from the shop, anhd you will be in with a chance of winning a wonderful prize! You have until the end of the day on 30 June to enter. For my bit of inspiration I have decorated a papier mache box in the shape of a flip flop, to keep those beach-combing trinkets in (you know, the things we used to give to Mum to put in her handbag!).

I painted it with Fresco Finish paints in shades of orange and yellow and used images from 272, which are the shells and text, and 278 which are the beach huts and the parasol girl, and 034 which is the round text stamp. I painted my images with the Frescos, incorporating shades of blue with the orange and white. I finished off with some pearls on the thong that would go between the toes.

Do hope you will join in!


  1. Beautiful box and new works, dear Lucy! I especially love the work with the stamp from Lynne Perella. So awesome!

  2. Such a great trinket box, perfect for little shells.
    Have a great day and a fabulous weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  3. Gorgeous box! Love how you have decorated both the in and the outside!

  4. That is so adorable, Lucy - a really delicious make, inside and out!
    Alison x

  5. Such an unusual idea! Love the design and colours you've used and the fact that you've decorated all the inside too. Fab! Chris xxx

  6. How the heck did I miss this fab make, hugs Annette x

  7. Oh wow, this is the cutest box I've seen!! I have a flip-flop obsession so I just love this!! You decorated it beautifully!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. What a fabulous box - great design.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Gorgeous Lucy! I love the altered box and your bathing beauty! Wish I were standing in some cool water! Hugs!