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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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Afternoon from a very wet and windy Warrington here in the UK.  I do so hate the rain but I am so glad I am in my craft room playing with all my lovely crafty goodies.  Well by the end of this week I will have finally finished everything I have needed to do for family and friends Christmas presents and cards.  Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.  I have enjoyed being in the Christmas mode but I think after this I will definitely be playing with other crafting goodies and leave Christmas for another year!

Today's offering is something different from a card and I hope you like what I have created!


I have taken a paper mache box in the shape of a butterfly and painted it in black metallic acrylic paint.  On the top of the box I have double embossed with thick embossing powder from Cosmic Shimmer.  In the left hand corner I have embossed a couple of swirls and embossed these using WOW embossing powders in red.  The sentiment is stamped onto some burgandy pearlescent card and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Black embossing powder.  I do so love this sentiment which is from Creative Expressions Heartfelt Sentiments rubber stamps.  The butterflies which are Spellbinder dies were cut out in black glitter card and then white vellum.  To highlight the embossed features of the butterflies I have distressed using Dew Drops Brilliance Rocket Red.  I have added 2 hat pins for the antenna on the bottom right hand side butterfly.  The body of the butterflies I have added pearl gems and the feathers and flowers are from my stash.

This is another photograph showing the sides of the box  I have embossed all around the lid of the box with holographic embossing powder.  The base of the box has been stamped with butterflies and swirls and heat embossed in the same embossing powder.


This is a close up of the orchid, flowers and feather and you can see the swirl on the base of the lid.


Thank you for stopping by today.
Hugs
Linda xxx

18 comments:

jimlynn said...

Great project! Love the butterflies, orchid and feather. VERY PRETTY!
Lynn

Louise said...

Love it! Fab details and finishing touches xx

Sheen said...

What a clever idea, Linda! You are a busy lady with all your competition entries - well done! Good luck with this project too!
Hugs x

Judie aka Craftymess said...

this is stunning, i love it xx

GoonerGirl said...

Its fabulous, you have reminded me I have some shaped boxes somewhere.. Chris xx

Becky said...

Hi Linda, Your butterfly box is beautiful, gorgeous colours and I love the flower and feather..great detail.
Becky x

Dawn said...

Linda, you did a fab job! Lucky Friend!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Josephine said...

Beautiful! And a fabulous bit of embossing too.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Debbi said...

Great project! Thank you for entering the CBN challenge...good luck x

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a gorgeous project and the embossing is fantastic, the feather is a gorgeous touch and matches so perfectly with the flower.

Marie

Beckie said...

Very pretty. You did great.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab creation, love the butterflies
Lindsay xx

Marleen said...

Wow hun what a beautiful box, well done. Thanks for joining in the CBN challenge xxx

Lisa M said...

Beautiful altered art! Love butterflies and your color choices so much. :)
Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Linda said...

Wow linda so very very creative!!!!! Wow fabulous job on this again!!!!!!!

Sally said...

Beautiful embossing & a lovey finished box. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Angela said...

Wow Linda , this is beautiful! Great for the Crafty bloggers Challenge

Scrapcat 1 said...

Wowwee that is a stunning box, I love boxes and yours is stunning.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time and we hope to see you again soon.