Saturday, 15 October 2011

An Indian Summer

I always think of India, at this time of year, apart from the gorgeous weather we have had, many years ago we spent two months there backpacking and ever since then I've had a fascination for all things Indian, and hope to return there some time in the future. So with this in mind I made this little box.

The stamps used are Lost coast designs. The box was painted with three coats of  cream matt emulsion then I stamped several images and painted with water colours and distress inks. I stained some braid with distress inks then added some pearls and a brass paisley embellishment. I painted the inside of the box and lined with paper.

Now for something old this is a pastel drawing I did a few years ago of a photo my husband took of some children when we stayed in Dharamasala, Northern India, they must all have children of their own now LOL!

Happy Crafting & Have a Great Weekend! XX


Zuzu's Blog said...

Paula. this is a wonderful vibrant box full of eastern promise and colour. love it. thank you for joining us on Alter It Monthly.

Ana Márquez said...

Such beautiful box! And the painting is great, thanks for showing them to us :-)

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, that box is so unusual and really fits the Indian theme! Great jewellery box I'm sure. I totally LOVE your pastel drawing also, fabulous! I am actually going to India for a few days on my way back from seeing my son in Australia in December. (By hubby has some business to do there). It's my first time there and I am really looking forward to it.
I'll think of you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula. A beautiful decorated box. Especially like how you have coloured in the map. Great idea. As for your pastel drawing! WOW! It's amazing. What a talented lady you are.
Regards Florence x

Rein said...

A wonderful story and so is your box.

Maria said...

I love your box Paula - it's gorgeous, and the colours look beautiful! As for your pastel artwork, it's just stunning! Maria x

Yvonne Garner said...

Paula, your box is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing s bit of your fond memory with us and for joining us at Fashionsble Stamping Challenge. Best, Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula
I want to start with the drawing. I so enjoyed seeing another side to your talents. This is a remarkable drawing, the way you captured the expressions and such warmth to it.
The box is full of the jewel like colours of India. A very special box which again is beautifully stamped and coloured.
Delighted to see you entering this at Fashionable Stamping Challenge. You support this challenge site so well.
I smiled at your comment. The majority of what I post on my Blog has been made well in advance so I then have plenty of drafted posts to hand. It is the way I like to work if at all possible.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your altered box looks fabulous. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Elly said...

Oh Paula, your box is really beautiful but you pastel drawing...'re soooo talented.

Lorraine said...

lovely box great colours

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous altered box Paula, gorgeous image on the outside and beautifully finished inside.
Love the drawing, you have really captured their expressions.
Thanks for continued support at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Terry said...

Stunning altered box! Love the design and all the added embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Fliss said...

Really beautiful and exotic box Paula. The image is lovely and the inside of the box looks fabulous.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and good luck.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow you are so talented the drawing is absolutely fantastic and the box is amazing. I could spend all day looking through your blog.