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Sunday 7 February 2016

Inspiration time at We Love 2 Create

Good morning folks, my project this morning is a memory box designed for our inspiration post over at We Love 2 Create. You've still got a week to enter our latest challenge which is 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes' and our lucky winner will be in with a chance of winning some gorgeous crafty goodies from Premium Craft Brands! You don't have to use our products to play along either. As always my teamies have created some really beautiful projects so if you have time pop over to the challenge blog to check them out.

I began by covering my box with old dictionary paper. I added some stamping using this beautiful 'Jane' stamp from Indigo Blu. Next came some decoupage using bits left over from one of the lovely 6x6 Indigo Paper pads. Then I stencilled the roses using Fine texture paste and once that was dry I added some colour with PanPastels. I spritzed here and there with rose and brown mica sprays and added some more PanPastel, this time in Copper applied through a small flower stencil from Indigo Blu. Next I splashed on some brown paint and diluted a little paint to create a wash to add some shadows here and there.

I stencilled the edges of the box with versamark and dusted on Rich Gold PanPastel before adding some lace and pretty pink trim.

Last but no least I stamped the words 'precious memories' using stamps from the Indigo Blu Circus Alphabet with versamark on tissue paper and embossed with gold EP. I tore them out and attached to the box with Slap it on matte medium. To finish off I added some distressing using Burnt Sienna Shade PanPastel and added a pink bow topped with a resin rose and a little clock face charm.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Country View Crafts: make your own background
Frillie and Funky: enjoy your embossing
Indigo Blu: Anything goes
Live and Love Crafts: love is in the air
Moving along with the times: things with wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon: anything goes with ribbon/trim
Stamps and Stencils: Splatter, spritz and smoosh
Through the purple haze: things with wings

Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Love how you framed Jane's face with different media and thicknesses. Very pretty and Vintagey...

  2. MMMMMMmmmmm...this is wonderful! I love the colors you chose to work with here. Their warmth just draws me in. The layering and stamping is just exquisite and I love the way you used your embossing! Truly lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Frilly & Funkie enjoy your embossing challenge!

  3. A lovely memory box beautifully done. Thank you so much for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel x

  4. Wowwww, this is fantastic!
    Hugs Carola

  5. Beautiful, Claire! The colors are scrumptious and I love all the techniques, especially those roses framing Jane! xx Lynn

  6. This looks fab, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  7. Hi Claire!
    This is really pretty, and I want to thank you for stopping by to share with us in our Anything Goes Challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Karen Letchworth
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  8. this is brilliant Claire - I love it to bits! Got a few challenges to thank you for joining in with - Indigo Blu and Countryview challenges and stamps and stencils! Hugs rachel x

  9. This is a lovely box
    Thanks for joining in the fun over at TTPH.
    Jo DT x

  10. Lovely box, very pretty. Thank you for joining the IndigoBlu Challenge. Kay x

  11. Such a pretty box with so many wonderful things to look at. Love the focal stamp and those big roses are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.

  12. I absolutely adore this Claire! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  13. Beautiful box. You've used such a pretty colour palette and I love the vintage look to it. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. :)

  14. A gorgeous piece of altering art! Thanks for playing with us at IndigoBlu challenge :-)

  15. such an elegant piece of art! you really put a lot of work into creating this box.

    thank you so much for joining our 'Anything Goes with ribbon or trim' challenge over at The Really Reasonable Ribbon blog! :)

  16. Beautiful work! love the colours. Thank you for joining us at the IndigoBlu Challenge

  17. This is stunning...lovely mixed media! thank you for joining us at RRR

  18. This is so so pretty, Claire! Love it!

  19. Great project, thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge.

    Hugs Wenda

  20. Wonderful mixed media piece. Love the effect of the stamped vintage lady on the paper. Thanks for joining LLC for this month's challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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