Saturday, 10 October 2015

Gift Box

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A busy day ahead off to find a blind for my craft room, then putting together shelving.
I need to sort out my craft stuff such as stamps, ribbons etc, it will be a big job too!

A couple of weekends ago I managed to play with my Paint Fusion stamps and paints.

Today's project is a gift box.

I first painted the paper mache box with brown acrylic paint before giving it a coat of crackle paint.
Once this was dry I then painted with cream paint which then created the crackle effect.
I then stamped the flower and leaves with Stazon and then paint fusioned.
Once the lid was dry I then edged all of the box with Pebeo Gilding Wax. 
I then added the metal corner and butterfly with pearls on the butterfly and around the lid.

Around the base of the box I added the lace and paper rose to the centre of each side.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Creative Artiste #7 - Pearls & Lace
That Craft Place - Mixed Media AG
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting and supporting my blog
Craft Hugs xxxxx


Kelly Lloyd said...

A beautiful box Linda.
Good luck with the craft room sort out..
Hope you manage to fit in some crafting time
Hugs Kelly

Jackie T said...

Hi Linda this is a stunning box I love how you have decorated it. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Kay Dalton said...

Wow beautiful hun just love it x

Unknown said...

Oh Linda this is gorgeous, I love Shabby Chic, and this is right up my street. Good luck with the blind and craftroom sorting, glad mines is done, LOL...hugs xxx

Laine said...

Such a lovely box Linda. Wonderful colour palette and vintage style.

Fikreta said...

very beautiful

jimlynn said...

A work of art!! So beautiful.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful gift box!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful flower on top and beautiful box Linda
Gr Karin

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous

Unknown said...

A very pretty box beautifully decorated. Hugs Jennifer x

rachel said...

a beautiful box Linda - looks fabulous - not fusioned for ages - must do some again! Hugs Rachel x

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful project Linda. Good luck with the craft room. I opened the door on mine this morning and thought oh no, I clean it AGAIN tomorrow!!! Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Flo xx

Kath said...

A fabulous gift box, beautifully decorated too. Did you get my emails with my contact details regarding your candy?
Kath x

Robin said...

What an amazing creation! I just love the flower you painted...GORGEOUS!! Hugs, Robin

Linda Simpson said...

No Kath I haven't got your email. my email address is Please email me.

Unknown said...

My goodness Linda, this is absolutely stunning. The painting is particularly beautiful.
Cathy x

Brawny x said...

When I saw this Linda my first reaction was WOW! I absolutely love it, it's gorgeous x

My Scrap Pages and Cards said...

Love the idea of using a box, love the stamping on top. Thanks for joining our challenge at
thanks Debbie Dt

My Scrap Pages and Cards said...

Sorry I think my comment I did went through twice, I thought it had disappeared lol, so just delete one please Debbie xx

Carol said...

A gorgeous box pretty. Carol x

Andree said...

That's such a pretty box Linda. I love the painted flower, the lace and pearls. I hope you've had a productive day sorting your craft room. Hugs xxx

Tracey said...

Absolutely beautiful box Linda šŸ˜Š
Hugs Tracey

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous box, love the flower

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

awesome! this turned out lovely

Tracy Welham said...

Gorgeous box Linda. I'm very tempted to try paint fusion, it's on a long list of things to try! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Jackie T said...

Hi Linda I am back this time to thank you for joining us this month at Not Just Cards for challenge 25. Hugs Jackie DT

mags said...

A really gorgeous box Linda. Love the painting and the design.

Carole Pollard said...

So pretty I love boxes love and hugs Carole x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

beautiful box and will make any piece inside much more special-Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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Sandra Wright. said...

This is so lovely Linda...I adore the design on the's gorgeous.
Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..xx

Wheelie Crafty said...

Absolutely lovely gift box Linda...Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Artiste and good luck…

Hugs Rhonda DT xx

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful box. Stunning design. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

Nana said...

Stunning box. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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Rupa Swaminathan said...

Such a pretty gift box. Love the crackle and the antique look, Linda.Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good luck, Rupa(DT).