Sunday, 10 July 2011

A job lot from ebay and an 18th

I bought a job lot of wooden items from ebay, it was an absolute bargain, I've got a whole range of boxes, plaques etc they all plain light coloured wood ready for altering. This is my first attempt at decorating one and I'm pretty pleased with the result. I did this for an 18th birthday gift and did a card to coordinate with it. The birthday girl is trying to save for a car so I did the box to put money in. Her birthday party had a Grease theme and I was presented with some beautiful flowers and a butterfly for my garden for doing the invites (see an earlier post if you missed them). The party was brilliant fun, I was dressed for the occasion with my net petticoats and a Pink Ladies jacket. I checked out a couple of Youtube tutorials on 50s make-up, I went for very strong eyes complete with arched pencilled brows and false lashes and red lips. My husband said "That makeups quite scary but I think you've achieved the look you were after".

Box recipe:

Adirondack Lights Acrylic Paint - Salmon

Memento ink - Rich Cocoa

Images - Kanban acrylic stamps

Sentiments - Tim Holtz

Flowers - Crafts for Occasions

Butterfly - sizzix die and stampin up stamp

Card recipe

Magnolia - Princess Tilda coloured with promarkers

Martha Stewart - Punch around the page punches
LOTV - Sentiment

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  1. Fabulous Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  2. Gorgeous box Lynda & a lovely card ~ Now you need to show the 50's picture, it's no good just describing it LOL x

  3. A fabulous summery card and a gorgeous box. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and Good Luck!

  4. You did a great job altering the box, it's so pretty! Love your Magnolia card too :) Thanks for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

    FBW DT Member

  5. A stunning creation Lynda and great attention to detail.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampalot challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  6. Beautiful card and I love the box, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  7. Great use of your bargain box, loving the matching card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  8. Great card and the box is stunning!!

    Thanks for joining us for our free and easy week at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  9. gorgeous project. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

  10. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  11. Wow that's such a pretty box. Thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  12. Fantastic card

    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!



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