Wednesday 7 December 2011

Magnolia Altered Art porject - Wooden Box - 'Ice Tilda'

I've been into making items other than cards recently & really enjoyed doing these little boxes. Today I have a wooden one, that was just so fun to make. The box along with a whole host of other Altered Art items is available from the Craft Barn. Here's what I did...


...The beautiful papers are 12x12 sheets by Magnolia from the new Christmas Dreams collection. I used 'Vintage Hellebores' for the outside, and Vintage Holly for the insides in these warm plumy purple shades. Perfect for a Winter feel & fitting for a Christmas decoration/gift or Winter Birthday gift alike - great for any little (or big) girls too!. .The edges have been inked first with 'Mulled Lavender', then with Dusty Concord' using a blending tool, then 'Walnut Satin' applied straight from pad just on the edges to give a gradual shaded effect. Here's a closer look...


...The magnolia image is also from the new Christmas Dreams collection & is definately my fave mag stamp at the mo! porobably cause my little girl has been going Ice Sketing for several months now & actually she just moved up to level 3 last Sunday - Congratulations Mia - You are a little Star!!! Anyhow we digress - this cutie is 'Ice Tilda' & I can't wait till Mia has these kinds of skaing costumes - at the moment shes all wrapped up in coats, hat & scalfs etc. But she's allready got the white shoes which just look too cute in tiny sizes - she's the smallest & youngst in her class so looks really sweet just like Tilda!...

...I'm really pleased with my colouring here (if I do say so myself!) Love these purples & I think it's the first time I've coloured mono shades in purple with my Distress Inks - so effective! I've applied white flock to the 'fluufy' bits, such as mitten warmer, socks & ear-muffs. The heart & Ice Skates have Glossy Accents & this looks fab in real (not really picked up by camera) Lastly I've hughlighted the headband, hair bobble, heart edges & dotted the costume to create a sequine effect with Crystal Glamour Dust which REA:LLY sparkles in real when it catches the light & really does look very pretty especially at night time under the warmth of artificial light. Oh I've also added some white dots to highlight which I usually do to create a 'sparkly' look...

...Above shows the back where you can see I've added a small Cuttle bug tag with silver brads. The ribbon started out white & I've sprayed with purple micas, then attached all the way round the sides of the box & tied in bow at the front (see below), where I've then added a double thread bow tied through lilac heart button finished with Sworofski Crystal. I've also decorated the sides of the box with a Magnolia Doo Hickey die 'Heart Swirl Branch' LOVE this die - its my new purchase & just can't get enough of it at the mo!.I've cut from white Bazzil card-stock & cut out & attached different sections all the way round...


...The box itself has been firsty painted with 3 coats of lilac acrylic paint, then 'washed' with watered down white acrylic applied with hard dried bristle brush to give shabby washed out effect. Below you can see the flower arrangement including more Doo Hickey Heart Swirl Branch die cuts, white fabric roses set with Sworofski Crystals, lilac flower with pearl spray & silver heart charm, all distressed with white paint & sat on cheese cloth to further add to shabby effect...

...Here's the inside of the box, decorated in deep purple papers with my signature stamp...

I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Celebrate the Season
Going Grey at Scrap Creations - Make it a Present
Crafts & Me - Snow/Snowflakes
7 Kids College Fund - None Traditional X-mas Colours
Do You Stack Up - Ribbon or Anything you can Tie
Sarah Hurlay - Christmas
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes (optional sparkle)
Sweet Stampin' - It is Snowing
2 Sisters Challnege Blog - Punches & Dies
One Stop Crafts - Let it Snow
Pile It On - Bling it Up
Magnolia Down Under - Make a Christmas Decoration
Dream Valley - Sparkle
Bling it On - X-mas


  1. what a gorgeous project!!! Lots of textures and details, love it!!! Thanks for playing along at SSCB!!! ;)

  2. WOW WOW WOW WOW.... WOW Your box is stunning, I love it, love how you have coloured Tilda, love all the embellishments and the inside is just glam too! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us this week at MDUC

  3. This is a gorgeous box, I love the colours used. Thanks for entering the OSCC, we look forward to seeing you next week.

    Jo xxx

  4. wow this is outstanding beautiful inside as it is outside.i love all your stunning details and gorgeous colours and image ;D

    xx coops xx

  5. Wow! What a gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  6. WOW your box is TOTALLY GORGEOUS! Love the colours and your sweet detailing Something to treasure!
    Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week.

  7. Hi Deb, my goodness how beautiful is this! Just gorgeous, love the colours and all the embellishments. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

  8. WOW! Absolutely stunning and so beautifully coloured!
    Good luck and thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog...
    Hugs Emma xx

  9. Absolutely adorable! Love the lavendar, sparkle and bling! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


  10. Beautiful, I;d to so pleased to receive this gorgeous work of art thanks for joining us at Bling it On and good luck
    Sue x

  11. This is a stunning project, well done. Thanks for joining the challenge at Sarah Hurley.

  12. Fantastic project! Love the colors you chose and all the little details. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.


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