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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Silvia's Box ~ The Stampsmith


I hope you are all having a brilliant start to the weekend. I would like to share with you my guest design team project for the The Stampsmith. I am using the beautiful Silvia from the gorgeous Stampsmith plate 'Olivia and friends' It would be great if you could pop over to the challenge blog here and leave a comment as it's my first post as guest designer.


I altered an MDF trinket box that I purchased from Dunelm Mill, which was actually cheaper than buying a blank box. I sanded it down and gave it a few coats of matt emulsion, then I stamped Silvia and the floral frame in archival ink. I painted the stamps with Inktense pencils I added some texture paint through a couple of Crafters workshop stencils and buffed on some distress inks.


I glued some guipure lace onto the sides using matt medium, then painted over with gesso and matt emulsion and addedsome colour with my Inktense pencils again.


I highlighted the edges of the box with a gold leafing pen, then added some balsam wax polish to seal the box. The inside is lined with some pastel papers.


I was so thrilled to be picked as a winner of Our Creative Corners May Challenge, don't know how as they were so many AMAZING projects to choose, but pleased as punch :-D  such a talented design team too, thank you so much. xx


I would like to enter this for the following challenges


30 comments:

Terry said...

Paula, your box is gorgeous! I clicked on the pictures to see more detail and I am in total awe over your coloring! Truly amazing! Love this and hope you also have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

May said...

Stunning altered box..The attention to detail is fabulous, Love the beautiful image & texture & colours...Love it all... Hugs May x x x

Debi said...

Beautiful :-) Debi x

Paula Whittaker said...

Beautifully coloured image.

Deborah said...

Stunning Ephemera style! Your colouring is wonderful.

Shar said...

Absolutely beautiful and perfect for our Readers Art Quest at UPA this month!

Tracie Dean said...

Gorgeous box!! I love the stamp!!!!
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful project.

Happy Crafting,
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful! Been and commented on the Stampsmith Paula, great work and congrat's! Chris xxx

butterfly said...

An absolute beauty of an altered box, with all your feminine style, lovely laces and beautiful tinting of the image! Wonderful, Paula... will go and say so at The Stampsmith too!!
Alison xx

Mian said...

Your box is absolutely gorgeous! Love your design and your attention to details are great, love it!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

Paper Profusion said...

Oh this is so beautifully regal Paula! As others have said your colouring is superb! Love how the lace looks after the gesso/paint etc. Stunning creation! Nicola x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a gorgeous altered box. Fantastic details.

2amscrapper said...

This is quite gorgeous!

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful box Paula, the image looks stunning in the floral frame.
Love the finish youve achieved on the box.
Avril xx

Redanne said...

Silvia is such a lovely image Paula and you have coloured her so beautifully. Your box is stunning. Congrats on your win at OCC and thanks so much for joining in with us again this month. Hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

You were a very deserved winner at OCC last month and this month's entry is another absolute stunner. I adore the lace on the side of the box and the added harlequin texture on the top. Thanks for joining us again at OCC. Hugs, Jenny x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is glorious; you are so clever!

Lucy x

Zenita Smith said...

Beautiful box!! You did an awesome job!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member Love to Create Challenge
http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com

Astrid Maclean said...

Somehow I missed this on Saturday, it is absolutely amazing!! Such a stunning, stunning central image and I love the stamping behind it too, just wonderful!!

Monique said...

That's a beautiful image it makes the box realy stand out. Love the colors.
xx

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful box.
xxx Hazel.

Christi Conley said...

Amazing box! Of course how can you go wrong with The Stampsmith's beautiful images?!? Estelle just ROCKS!

Daniele said...

this is stunning Paula, love the image and the coloiuring is amazing, such a lovely gift for someone
So glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow
hugs

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Wow! Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

clare said...

Beautiful project. good luck in RAQ at Unruly PaperArts.

Electra said...

This is really pretty-I Love the lace on it!

Margie said...

A beautifully altered trinket box Paula - what a gorgeous gift this would make. Thanks so much for joining us again at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

Julia S-W said...

Wonderful layers which combine to make a gorgeously creative piece. I love the way you've coloured the image. Congratulations for your previous win with us too.
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge. Juliax

lizzidroege said...

simply gorgeous so happy to see you at sch this time lizzi

Lynn B said...

Wow! This box is gorgeous! I love everything about it, the colours, the lace and the pretty image.