Saturday, 19 March 2011

Treasure box with a hint of decadent elegance...- LIIU #11

Re-edited: Woooo hoooo!!!! My treasure box is a winner at the Stamp Man challenge blog and top 3 at Stampin' for the Weekend!!! How exciting is that????? ;)))

That's what someone commented about the box I've made for this challenge at LIIU...;)

We are now on fortnightly challenges and the new theme is die cuts/punches (but remember, the main feature of your project should be the stamping).

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge...
The lucky winner will receive a gorgeous 'Tweet Hearts' Stamp set from the fabulous Taylored Expressions.

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Now back to my box.... Well, actually, this box is for my Mum, so it's really hers... but since she doesn't know this yet - shhh, don't tell her! lol ;)

The box was first painted with acrylic paints, stamped with Aspects of Design Fancy Flourishes and then generously sprayed with gold cosmic shimmer mist. For the flower arrangement I cut some grunge paper leaves and tiny flowers using Tim Holtz dies, embossed with texture fades and coloured with DI.

The tiles on the side were first stamped and clear embossed with Tim Holtz text stamp, coloured, stamped with Aspects of Design Queen Ann's Lace Squares and embossed in copper. Using a paper stump I "puffed" them up a bit to add dimension. I also added a handful of tiny little punched butterflies (especially for Sue, I had to make sure I have lots of flowers and butterflies lol ;). I've seen some first butterflies this week, spring is definately coming! ;).

Don't forget to see what my lovely DT Sisters have created and... enjoy this lovely sunny weekend (if it's not sunny where you are, come over to mine!) lol ;)). Thanks for popping in and your lovely comments!

Lots of hugs!

Challenges for this project:
The Artistic Stamper March 2011 - Spring
The Stamp Man #18 - Mother's Day/Floral
Crafty Catz #78 - Mother's Day
Delicious Doodles #17 - 3 Dimensional Project
Stampin' for the weekend # - For Mum
Art Impressions Stamps #8 - Punches
Charisma Cardz #11 - To die for
PaperPlay #11 - Embossing
Southern Girls - Use flowers
Crafty Creations #110 - Mother's Day
Creative Craft World - Bling & Mother's Day
My Grafico - Anything goes
Bearly Mine #6 - Mother's Day


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous box Joanna, love the stamped panels around the side and the fact you puffed them out too, adds great dimension. Stunning flowers too. Your mum will cherish this. Tracy Evans x

Linda w said...

totally sumptuous, I adore it. Hugs lin


Wow Joanna, this is a gorgeous keepsake - your Mum will be over the moon! Love those lush flowers.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous box Joanna. Love the stamped tiles and the flower decorations are so beautiful.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Rebekah said...

I love your box and these flowers are just stunning thanks for sharing at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Your mom is going to love this!!! It is beautiful!!!

Hels Sheridan said...

cor this is gorgeous Joanna, loving that mahooosivve flower! Thanks for joining us at the Artistic Stamper challenge x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is GORGEOUS Joanna, love your "flower arrangement", hmm.... so romantic too!

Teri said...

Totally gorgeous project hun!
Thank you for playing the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri xx

Dawn said...

What a beautiful box, your Mum will be pleased! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Grafico!
Dawn xx

Brenda Brown said...

A stunning work of art Joanna, so pretty and elegant. I am sure your Mum will love it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

carol said...

what a gorgeous creation, thanks for playing at CRAFTYCATZ x carol

craftyb said...

oh my - this is just stunning! I LOVE all those beautiful flowers - you arranged them beautifully! Your Mum will treasure this I'm sure! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! bx

Ros said...

... And the comment fits perfectly!! Stunning

Brenda Brown said...

I have just popped back again Joanna to say thanks for sharing this with us at the Stamp Man.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Linda R. said...

Oh My Goodness.. This is gorgeous. Your Mom is just going to love it.. I am still drooling over that flower on top. So many wonderful elements to look at. Like I said it is Gorgeous..

Hugs, Linda

Mini said...

That's beautiful! Thank you for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Lisa said...

It's beautiful! It caught my eye over at LIIU, so I'm really glad you've entered it into the Stamp Man challenge. Thanks for joining us!

Patricia said...

Very pretty love the flowers, thanks so much for joining us in our Flower Challenge at Southern Girls. I hope to see you again.

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhhhh my gosh!!!!! This is absolutely amazing!!!! I love all the beautiful work you have put into this box & the flowers are stunning! Thank you for joining us at Southern Girls.

Hugz, Deb

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous box,I am sure your Mum will love it.Thanks for sharing this with us at Bearly

Allison said...

adorable box thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this wek

Leah the Orange said...

a STUNNING project! i love all the bright colours and the repeated theme all around the box. just gorgeous - thanks so much for sharing it with us Charisma Gals this week! :D

Suzanne Brookfield said...

An absolutely gorgeous box....your mum is going to love it! Cannot wait to see what you done for our next challenge at LIIU. Suz B

Alicia said...

This is so pretty! I love the flowers. Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls.
Alicia xx

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant box and thanks for sharing with Crafty Catz

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine.....


Nigel said...

*Speechless* :)

SuzanneK said...

OMG Joanna certainly is a treasure box, this is stunning. Love all the detail, just beautiful. Hugs Suzanne x

Ren-Yi said...

Wow - this is jaw dropping gorgeous! Love your project! Thanks for being part of our PaperPlay challenge.

nicoleqmullen said...

Absolutely stunning project, your mum is a lucky lady to be getting this! Thanks for joining us at PaperPlay challenge!!

Deirdre said...

Amazing creation.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

mckinkle said...

Joanna, what a beautiful box, you can see the time and love that has gone into this make.

Thanks for playing along with our 3D challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

Chocolate Orange said...

A stunning creation.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our bling/mothers day challenge.
Choccy x

Tracey said...

Hi Joanna, hope you're having a great weekend.
What a stunning box, absolutely beautiful :)
Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's fabulous.

Artyjen said...

Pretty box love the details and the flowers.
Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month
xoxo Sioux

Vixykins said...

A stunning creation Joanna, love all the different flower types you've used, gorgeous! Thank You for entering The Stampman Challenge, hope to see you again x

Basslady said...

this is just marvellous!

LOVE IT!!!!!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

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