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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Butterfly Box

WOW WOW WOW Thank you all soooooo much for the amount of comments on my last blog post and all your kind words...You left me speechless. I am working my way through them, repaying the love.
 
 
Yesterday, I fancied making something different. I made a Design Team piece, which I can't show you yet, and I decorated a box that I have had for a while.
 
 
I started off by stamping the sides of the box with a kanban stamp and purple versafine ink.
I then mixed gesso with some Victoria Velvet distress ink to make a coloured gesso and painted the whole of the box. I added a few more layers and stippled them to give some texture and deeper colouring.
I mixed some of the same ink with water, in a spray bottle, and sprayed the box.
I glued through a butterfly mask I have, and then glittered over the top.
Added some skeleton leaves, pearl sprays and various sized roses.
I finished with some dusky pink ribbon and a silver butterfly charm and pearls.
 
The main focus butterfly on the lid was made by a company called SeemaCrafts.
The company is run by Seema, and she has a challenge blog as well, details of which is in my blog side bar.
Please pop over and show some support to a new business and challenge blog.
These butterflies are so easy to colour as they take ink, alcohol pens etc They are absolutely gorgeous.
 




Thank you once again for all the wonderful visits to my blog....
Comments will be returned, they just might take a few days lol
 


25 comments:

Barbara said...

This is so beautiful, Lisa....your work is just getting better and better. xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is beautiful Sweetie, I've just bought some Gesso, now I might have a go at using it....
I love everything about your box, it's stunning xxx

jane stillman said...

A fabulous box Lisa, love the colours, and those butterflies are really fab x

Debbie Fisher said...

Oh Lisa this is just stunning, such beautiful work...A very talented lady xxxxx

Christina Bull said...

Fantastic box , lovely colour and the butterfly is gorgeous x

Pia S said...

I love the look you've created with all the different mediums and textures. Fantastic details and so beautifully feminine!

Laine said...

Such an elegant creation Lisa. Wonderful design and colour.
Laine
xx

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Lisa this box is stunning , beautiful & amazing you have such a talent
Hugs Susan xxx

Doreen said...

Beautiful,lovely design and colours.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Lisa. I love the rich velvety colours and gorgeous textures with such beautiful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Very pretty project Lisa! Love the crochet butterfly and the roses.xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lisa Hun this is stunning. I love the colour and the gorgeous embellishments.

I wanted to thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Kate M said...

Great colours, textures and embellishments - great box!!
xx

Zoe said...

I love this Box Lisa, it's beautifully done, the colour is rich and luxurious, your crafting expertise is going from strength to strength, well done xx Zoe xx

Andree said...

A fabulously decorated box Lisa. The rich colour and embellishments are wonderful x

Chris said...

Gorgeous box, love the colour. Chris. xx

Abbie Kay said...

Lisa this is soo beautiful hun, loveing the gorgeous colors and love the Butterfly, so wish I could crochet xx

Avril Ann said...

Stunning box Lisa, love the colours and embellishments, fabulous work, hun, and thank you so much for popping by and leaving comments on my blog, Ireally do appreciate it xxx

Dannii said...

Beautiful box, stunning colours and arrange of embelishments. x

Julye said...

Love the deep rich colours of this box, sorry I'm working backward and your wee butterflies like the ones you did for seemsea craft challenge very clever you.

piecesandpaper said...

Pretty boxx...ur stuff gets pretier daybyday!!!

hbkjbj said...

WOW this is stunning x

Debi said...

Beautifully done!
DebiB

Divinity said...

oh this is cute~

Jane Willis said...

This is really gorgeous.