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Saturday 31 March 2012

A Hearty Box

Hi All,

I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having. I have found it really frustrating, as I am unable to do any gardening yet.

I had the stitches out of my knee last Wednesday. I had felt it was really sore the night before and when the nurse removed the dressing, I had a badly infected knee. So I have ended up on more antibiotics.

Never mind, it could be worse.

This is a box I have made for my charity stall. I have 2 markets to do in April, so have to get down to working a bit more, instead of playing!

I had decorated it some time ago with the crackle effect, using Acrylic paint and PVA glue. I wasn't happy with the decoration I had put on the top, so I stripped it off and replaced it with the arrangement in the picture below.

I first tried to cut a piece of gold net type fabric with a Nestie. It didn't quite cut through but has left an outline, which can just be seen at the top.

The lace was from my huge stash of lace I have had for more years then I care to remember! I made the large flowers using a template from a magazine. The smaller flowers are from my dolls house stash and they were all touched with the Stickles Star dust.

The Ivy I painted with Acrylic paint, using Sheena's Fusion stamp set. The Butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch.
Both the flowers and the butterflies, had Victorian Velvet Distress ink added to the edges, for more colour and definition.

I hope you like my box. A bit less work than the Fairy Box!!
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments.
Carol S.xx


Gaynor said...

Hi Carol, your box is so beautiful. Hope you are soon on the mend. Big hugsxx Gaynor

Louise said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Carol! You're so clever painting those ivy leaves - I haven't progressed from lavender and daisies!! Hope your knee gets better soon xx

Jessica said...

Another gorgeous creation from you Carol - you are a very talented artist. Jxx