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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

'Light Flight' Gift Box



Wanted to do something with a little gift box that originally had some tealights in it.  It has sat there for ages so I picked it up ans actually did something with it !!  This one also is my entry to the Just For Fun Challenge blog whos subject this fortnight is 'Oh for the wings of a bug'.

I gave it two coats of pale blue acrylic paint and allowed it to dry thoroughly.  I then took some glossy cardstock and applied Alcohol Ink in juniper and cloudy blue with an applicator and felt until happy with the finish.  I also used some blending solution.  The colour is very subtle actually. This was trimmed into 4 panels slightly smaller than the base sides.




I took an acrylic poppy stamp and stamped twice with Archival black onto each of the panels and the edges of the card were lined with fine gold pen and a metal edged ruler.  These were then adhered with double sided tape to each side panel as shown.  A small half pearl embellishment was added to the bottom left of each panel. 







The 'to you from me' labels were made using the same AI background and a nestability die which I also embossed before stamping with the words in Archval black ink.  Again a half pearl was added to each of the panels.  These were stuck in place with DS tape as shown.






The butterflies are made using Martha Stewart punches in two sizes.  The background paper used was made by scanning three pieces of cotton printed material that I had bought as fat quarters in Skipton.  They were printed with the inkjet printer onto plain 80gsm copier paper.  I liked the colours which all compliment each other.  The back of the paper was painted with some more of the pale blue acrylic paint to add a little more body to the paper.  Once dry I used the two punches and punched out large and small butterlies, some of which were to be layered.

I edged the large butterflies with Stickles diamond glitter glue and once dry layered the small onto the large punched out pieces with glossy accents.  Each of the layered butterflies had a half pearl added for a head before sticking in place on the box to decorate.






The top of the box was held shut with two gold swirly clips either side of the two butterflies.  I was going to add ribbon but decided not to.  Light and Airy I thought !

Sid xx

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32 comments:

  1. Grrr the setting on the computer at work will not let me see your pictures so I'll have to wait until I get home to see it properly :( Thank you for joining us at Just for Fun (from the thumbnail it looks fab!) XOXO Zoe

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  2. Sid you have excelled yourself its absolutely utterly gorgeous. See it just sat there waiting for the right moment to be altered

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  3. Sid it is beautiful! Love everything about it!

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  4. It's beautiful Sid! Love the butterflies! x

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  5. Hi Sid. I am always amazed at how creative you are. Just lovely.
    Regards Florence x

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  6. Beautiful gift box Sid - a gift in itself!

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  7. This is beautiful, what a clever idea to scan the material - I would never have thought of that x

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  8. That is really beautiful Sid -so much to admire about it.

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  9. Absolutely adorable - what a great idea for that box.

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  10. Beautiful box, Sid! I love printing fabric designs onto paper. The possibiliite are endless!

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  11. Gorgeous love the colour and stamping those little double butterflies are so pretty. Once again thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  12. This is wonderful Sid. Love the butterflies and the overall design.

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  13. It's lovely.The colours are great and I love that poppy stamp.Gorgeous!

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  14. Such a gorgeous stylish elegant box!

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  15. Its a beautiful box, the colours are gorgeous.

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  16. Wow, really really lovely. The subtle colours are beautiful :-)

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  17. Great box Sid, love the butterflies!

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  18. Love your carton/box Sid - gorgeous butterflies - all of it is wonderful.

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  19. Oh gosh Sid I missed this on the weeks challenge !! but still want to say how lovely it is :) and in your fav colour too ;)hope you will join us again at Just for fun
    Von x

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  20. This is such a beautiful box Sid. Love it!
    isa x

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  21. this is so pretty - you are showing your feminine side again;)

    Jackie

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  22. a beautiful gift in itself, love the shape and the flutterbys x

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  23. I have not visited your blog in a while...this is a creation to behold...You are a wonderful craft artist.
    connie paxman

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  24. Thanks for your comment Sid. x

    Love this. It might be me but these colour combo's you are using lately seem different.

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  25. What a lovely box! I like the way you made it! Lovely the butterflies.

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  26. Just want to say that your work is amazing, love your blog and everything about it.
    Marie

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  27. This is a really stunning gift box Sid! Beautiful colors, love the butterflies, it looks great!
    Greetings from Yvon

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