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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Sparkling Snowflakes from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning folks, how's your week going? I'm meeting myself coming back at work as usual but at least I'm not bored lol. Today's project is an early Christmas make using this month's new releases from Chocolate Baroque.
 I love the snowflakes on 'A child is born', they are such beautiful stamps I wanted to put them centre stage rather than use them for a background so I've made a little bag charm and matching gift box.

To make the gift box I took a paper mache book box and applied texture paste around the side, while it was wet I ran a comb along the edge to create 'pages' and left it to dry. Once it was dry I gave the box a couple of coats of off white emulsion paint and again left it to dry.

While the paint was drying I stamped the snowflakes on to tissue with versamark and embossed with Wow Gold Sparkle embossing powder, this powder is just soooooo sparkly the pics really don't do it justice at all.I cut them out and then peeled off the top layer of the tissue. I applied the tissue snowflakes to the box with matte medium and again left it to dry thoroughly. To finish off I've embossed all the edges with gold embossing powder.

Here's a view of the inside of the box

To make the bag charm I took a copper blank and painted with white acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry I stamped and embossed the snowflakes and then carefully applied a clear two part resin (Glossy accents doesn't work for this technique, it goes a gloopy greeny turquoise colour,don't ask how I know haha). I was planing on adding some beaded snowflakes but I'm so slow at beadwork these days they may not be ready until next Christmas lol.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: anything goes/bling
Completely Christmas: anything goes
Crafty Little Fairies: sparkle/bling
Hobbycutz: gold/silver
Rhedd's Creative Spirit: anything goes altered art
WOW Embossing powders: My favourite 

Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Fabulous box, those flakes look great!!

  2. Such a beautiful little gift box and pendant/bag charm.

    Sue xx

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous Claire! Fantastic project, beautiful and functional! I love the gold accents and your embellishment is stunning!! hugs :)

  4. beautiful!!!!! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  5. oh wow fabulous hun love it and thank you for joining us at Completley Christmas hope to see u again real soon hugs Judith DT x

  6. Really lovely, and a great idea.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Moira DT x

  7. Wow!! This is beautiful and so unique! Those snowflakes are stunning; I can see why you wanted them to be the stars of the show. Such a great project. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  8. Beautiful work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  9. What a super project, love the snowflakes.

    Thank you for coming over and join in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xx (DT Member)


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