Happy Wednesday to you and today the lovely Arwen chose the theme for this week's Challenge: Boxes (#151). Here's what she said :
"What could be better than to give a loved one something?
To present a gift effectively, I make nice boxes to do so.
Be it for jewelry, candy, books, etc. - for all, you can make great boxes.
But the box itself is a wonderful gift idea.
Show me your boxes!
As "give away" for something or to preserve things?
I'm curious about your boxes."
Of course if you know Arwen her favourite colour is purple so I thought I wouldn't disappoint her and go purple with a bit of pink ! !! Why not join us and have a chance to win $ 30,-- worth of those lovely stamps. Just one entry per person per challenge and not digi's !
My husband gave me this box filled with lovely chocolates and after I ate them all (yes, all of them...) I decided to use this little heart shaped box for Arwen's Challenge. I rubbed it down a bit with sandpaper to make sure the gesso would stick. Then I used pale pink paint to paint all over the little box. I painted the top of the box with crackle paint from Tim Holtz. Next I edged the box with a Faber Castell brush marker in purple. I used the same marker to scribble over the crackles and rubbed them in. If you zoom in you can see all that lovely texture made by the crackle paint. I also used a stamp and Stazon Ink to put the text all over it. I put a ribbon around the lid. See further down for more photos. I then stamped Marci and the Flying heart on white cards stock, coloured them, clear embossed them and cut them out. Next I adhered them to the top of the box. I also added some jewels (purple of course) and went around the hearts with the same purple Faber Castell Brush Marker.
That finished it off.
I used three Stampotique stamps :
Flying heart, without the wings
Here are some more photos:
Thanks for stopping by !
Hope you like it.....