Thursday 21 February 2013

Heart box

I bought this Tando Creatives box a few weeks ago, but haven't been able to devote much time to it - just been snatching the odd hour or two! I had an idea from the start what it would be, and when I saw a challenge from Crafty Individuals I was over the moon as I had already got the papers ready!
Crafty Individuals produce the most beautiful paper collections(I have spares at the caravan)and I used papers from book 3 and book 7.
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I painted(Paper Artsy Fresco- Sky blue) and stamped the inside with script before I glued on the papers, distress inked(brushed corduroy) around the edges, stamped and embossed the bird cage(CI234) in silver, coloured the bird - part of a present from a friend(PA sky blue) and then distress markers. The flowers - large one made with my new TH tattered movers and shapers die and small ones - Prima were added later.
The two tags - one in a pocket made from the paper so that I can write a message, and the larger one to match the theme - For My Friend stamped with CI052 and the face (CI065) stamped onto a torn of piece of bread bag from M&S
Assembly wasn't as easy as it was when the box was in it's original state, and as you can see in this pic it crumpled a bit, but overall I'm happy with my box. 
Light had failed by the time I took this photo! It is the same colour  but look what electric light has done to it!
I am entering this in
and of course

Thanks for looking, Chris


Words and Pictures said...

So pretty, Chris! Dreamily romantic colours and such lovely stamping and papers - I love it!
Alison x

brenda said...

Such a very pretty box Chris, you created beautifully vintage feel to it.

Thanks so much sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Unknown said...

Morning Chris, this is so lovely, your friend will be thrilled I am sure.

Lindsay Mason said...

What a great make this is - you've decorated and adorned it perfectly. I'll be in touch properly very soon. Apologies for not replying to your texts...the signals at the NEC were hopeless and I've not caught up properly yet! Thank you for your good wishes which meant a lot. Lindsay x x x

Jean Hardy said...

Superb decorated Tando heart box - love it. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals February Challenge! Jean x

Anonymous said...

Oh this is so creative and elegant! Beautiful! ^_^

thanks for coming by and commenting.

Annie said...

This is beautiful Chris. I love the colours and stamping. Altogether a gorgeous make. THank You for sharing and for leaving me a kind comment appreciated


Annie x

Carol Plume said...

what a lovely decoration of the Tando box - loving the colourways you've chosen - thank you for entering it in the Tando Challenge this month

pinky said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Claire said...

This is gorgeous, Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
C xx

Netty said...

this is so beautiful, Annette x

Sally H said...

A fabulous box. Great stamping and lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

nefertiti said...

Delicate and gorgeous heart box!!!!!!bizz

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lovely, love the colours you've used :-)
Anne x

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, those colours are beautiful - one of my favourite colour combos and a beautiful project. Gorgeous work x

Unknown said...

What sweet work :)

Daniele said...

such a wonderful gift, so glad you joined us at Crafty Individuals this month

Caroline said...

I just came from CI blog. Was looking over gallery of entries & yours just stood out for me!!
So glad I came for closer look. Its a really special altered piece, lovely colours & different layers. It's a winner for me; am sure it'll be for others too.
You are also brave, I admire you for entering. I'd like to try one day but scary?! TFS. Caroline :)