Monday, 20 August 2012

Correspondence Holder

This is a project I made at a workshop by the very talented Paddy Cosgriff a while ago. The stamps are mainly PaperArtsy apart from the wording on the perspex which is from Chocolate Baroque, and the box and perspex panel were painted with Sticky Fingers glaze. The drawers have clay on the fronts (taught by Neet) which is the first time I'd tried clay and a bit daunting!! The interior panels are copper coloured metal embossed and tinted with Staz-on, and the dangly bits are made from fabric, wood, perspex and metal.

Inside the drawers are some little cards:

And the sides and back were stamped too:

Then the flowers were made out of different fabrics, embellished and sewn with seed beads, threads, a button and a cabouchon, then mounted on magnetic sheet (they are held in place by a tiny magnet on the back):

Unfortunately the polystyrene balls (also coloured using the glaze) on the wire ‘tree’ are looking a little worse for wear. My Honey Monster Jazzamatazz is to blame for this; for some reason he absolutely loves them! He's not really as vicious as he looks, honest ...

Thanks for dropping by.

Sarah x


  1. A beautiful creation, love the photo of your cat exploring the wire tree.
    Anne x

  2. Welcome to Blogland sarah... be warned it's addictive!
    some lovely work shown so far... I'm sure there'll be lots more :)
    suzi b x
    ps... lurve the cat!

  3. This looks like a great project and I can imagine you had a great time with Paddy while you were making it. Beautiful cat too.

  4. Fab project and your cat looks like a sweetie too


  5. Hi Sarah, great blog, fabulous box, must have been loads of fun to make. the Honey Monster is a star.

  6. Wonder if the Honey Monster likes the taste of the glaze? That's a brilliant photo of him in action. Gorgeous stationary set.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Wow what a great stationery holder and a beautiful looking cat, love the photo and the one in your blog header, he's a beauty. xxx

    1. Can you tell he's my No 1 crafting fan Teresa? On second thoughts he just likes to destroy my makes ...! Sarah x

  8. Well done on starting your blog Sarah
    That is a fab stationary holder you have made

    Jackie x