Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Marci is out of the box !

Hello fellow Crafters,

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.....


  1. Wat een heerlijke kleur en mooi doosje! Ik weet nog niet of ik deze challenge meedoe; 'ns over denken... Groetjes, Gerrina

  2. OMG Corrie, this is amazing <3
    Marci is such a cool girl :)
    Love everything of your box

    xoxo Arwen

  3. Wat leuk om zo'n doosje te krijgen! Mooi gedaan Corrie!

  4. What a delightful repurposing of the candy box, Corrie! That you used purple in Arwen's challenge made me smile. Love the subtle detail you created in the background with the Fax to Wolfgang stamp, and Marci is, as she always is, perfect! Sweet ribbon to tie it all up!

  5. Love how you've repurposed your box, Corrie. Marci looks like she may have gotten in to nab a couple of chocolates herself. ;)

  6. It's a cute little box Corrie. I'm glad you didn't share your chocs ;) xx

  7. Ooo Corrie, your box is gorgeous, just love it!! :) xx

  8. This is so pretty, I love the colors and I really like that you used a candy box, nicely done.

  9. Gorgeous recycling, I much more prefer your box than the chocolates Lol!!! Hugs, Coco X

  10. gorgeous box all we need are the chocolates inside!!

  11. this heart box, Corrie

  12. BEAUTIFUL box, love the colours, shapes, Marci looks like she would have enjoyed a chocolate or two lol :-) xxx

  13. Brilliant box Corrie, love it to bits, even though purple is not usually one of my colours.... but this one looks great!!

  14. I love the box and so happy you ate every last chocolate!

  15. What an enchanting make... I love the textures on it! Like Astrid, purple isn't one of my go-to colours, but you make it look so cool here!
    Alison xx