Happy Friday!  I hope y’all have had a good week.  I started physical therapy for my wrist and have continued to be smoke-free . . . . the count is now 6 days!  Thank you all so much for your support and comments.  I’ve also had some pulmonary tests done this week . . . thus the reason for going smoke-free.  More on all that later when I know more.

I don’t know when it was or even how long ago, but I purchased a couple of little wood boxes from the $1 bin at Michael’s.


I decided yesterday that it might be fun to try and alter one.  I painted the box black inside and out, made my flowers with GrungePaper, looked at it all together and decided it was pretty damn boring.  After some additions and modifications, this is what I came up with.


Out of the clear blue one day I received from Spellbinders™ craft foil.  I decided that I really did need to try this as I’ve been wanting to get into the metal craze as it is.  I just haven’t tried it yet.  Well, I can now say that I’ve at least dipped my little finger into the mix and given it a whirl.  So far, so good . . . . I like it!

I decided on a piece of teal foil, embossed it with the Flourish Embossabilities, die cut with Labels Eleven,  sanded the highlights and then covered the entire thing in Black Soot Distress Ink.   The flower is GrungePaper covered with Graphic45 Steampunk designer paper, and then die cut with Daisy Heads . . . twice.


In essence, I guess I’ve come up with a little no nonsense type of box, but it was sure fun to experiment.

I hope you have a great weekend!  Mallory is home on break this weekend and we’ve got some girl things planned, but I’m still hoping I can find some more studio time here and there.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . . life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way!


15 Responses to “Experimenting with Metals/Foils!”

  1. Too cool Sherry. Glad to see you’re back at it:)

  2. I love the look of that foil!! The flower is gorgeous. I love your flowers they are the beautiful!!

  3. Wow…love it!!! What an awesome flower on a cute little box…grrreat!!! Congrats on being smoke free!!!

  4. Real cool looking project. No one does Grunge flowers like you do! So glad to have you busy in the studio again and that you are smoke free. Sending love and cheering you on daily.

  5. You go Girl, you go Girl, you go Girl……………….Whooooeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  6. The first 6 they say are the hardest…. YOU KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON WIT YOR BAD SEF!!!!!!

    SO proud of you Sherry, it’s tough and you are TOUGHER!!!!!!!

    That foil, ROCKS…. that lil no nonsense box is a TOTAL KEEPER!!!!!

    Can’t wait to see whatcha do next… I’m sure you have seen the 10 second studio… they are friggin hilarious and TOTALLY JAM ON METAL!!!!!!

  7. Sherry
    Love your “grunge” techniques and videos….keep em coming! Congrats on day 6 of being smoke -free….it’s hard! Been there, done that. You will feel better for it. Hang in there.

  8. awesome box and am lovin’ the metal. Day 6 woohoo….. my day 2 was absolutely bleepin’ horrible BUT I didn’t waver (much as I wanted to).

    Have an great weekend.

  9. Kool boxes, love that shape, you sure can wow us!!!

  10. I am so proud of you for your 6th day without a cigarette. I am on my second day without a dt. coke. Each time I feel I need a dt coke fix, I tell myself that if my sister can quit smoking, then dang it, I can quit my dt coke. Hang in there, I am very proud of you.

  11. You are SO into these grunge-cool altered projects, and you are SO grunge-GOOD at it! I admire your resolve on the quitting smoking front. This time it’s going to stick! Keep your hands busy, and maybe you can get out and exercise more, too. Clear your lungs and make ’em work for you! Easy for me to say, I know… I’m pulling for you, Sherry!

  12. Again, CONGRAT’s Sherry on being smoke-free for six days ~ that’s so amazing and you should be Very proud of yourself 🙂 Bravo my dear 🙂

    This box you grunged up and decorated is sweet ~ I think you need to start selling them on ETSEY. Make some extra money to add to your ink & stamp collection !!!

    Take care of yourself and just think of all the *junk & toxins* your body is breathing free of now.

  13. Woah!…..Metal…..Really? Well, why not? Looks like you got it going on! Great box! And of course your flowers are always the best! Hang in there with your non smoking! I’m rooting for you!

  14. Way to go Sherry. A whole smoke free week. Bet your lungs are loving it. You CAN DO THIS!


  15. the foil looks great, now why don’t I find neat boxes like this in the $ section, beautiful job on the flower!

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