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Sunday 6 April 2014

Your favourite technique at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello my lovelies, its a busy weekend of blogging for me and this post is for our new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the lovely Dot has chosen our theme which is 'Your Favourite Technique'. As always we have a fab prize for a $20 voucher up for grabs from our generous sponsor Flonzcraft! We especially need to see that the stamping is the focal point on the project and that this must follow the format of the theme too.

Well I've combined 3 of my favourite techniques for this project, playing with stencils and mediums, colouring and altering stuff from the mountain of 'goodies' waiting to be decorated lol.

This little gift box started life as a box of maltesters (yum). I began with a coat of Maimeri Gesso and then some cream emulsion paint. Once that was dry I distressed the edges with shabby shutters distressed ink and added a touch of treasure gold too. I took a sheet of a4 ivory card and got to work with an Imaginations Crafts stencil and Maimeri Light Modelling Paste coloured with shabby shutters distress reinker.

Once that was dry I cut it up to cover the box, distressing the edges with more distress ink and my craft kniife. I stamped a corner stamp from Clarity in the corners of the box using gold stazon.

The image is one of my favourites from Flonzcraft, she's called 'Girl on a Windy Hill' and she's been coloured with Graph'It Markers and die cut with a sizzix oval die and edges with pearl trim. I've used a spellbinders die cut and seam binding ribbon to make a closure for the box and added some glittered paper flowers and a tiny die cut butterfly.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
A Creative Romance: Spring flowers
Crafty Little Fairies: vintage/shabby chic
Fairies Challenge: shabby/vintage
Get Inky: spring/Easter
Imagination Crafts: anything goes
So Artful: signs of spring
Stamplorations: Stamps and your favourite technique

If you've got a few minutes do check out all the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely teamies,
have a great Sunday and thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Hi is so hard to believe that this was a box full of Maltessers - melt-in-your-mouth choccy goodness!!! I love how you have created something so beautiful with the just goes to show that boxes of chocolates is always a good thing! lol.
    Dot x

  2. wow this is just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

  3. beautiful work Claire - love this xx

  4. Fabulous altering, love all the details on the box. Bet the contents were yummy.
    Yvonne x

  5. Beautiful altered box! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!

  6. Now if ever there was a good reason to eat a box of maltesers !! Yummy altering Claire - perfect image and colouring, just beautiful..Esther xx

  7. This is really lovely! The pearls are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for being Soartful with us!

  8. Fabulous work, its really pretty, did you have to eat all the Maltesers first?

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Moira DT xx

  9. This so pretty, Claire.
    hugs, Asha

  10. Having taken the plunge into mixed media, this is so gorgeous. What a wonderful job. The pearls are so elegant. Thanks for joining us over at Blue Moon Crafting Station Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~ Sue B, DT Member ~

  11. gorgeous gift box, love the gems on the front, so elegant. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations

  12. I've seen Malteser boxes and this is a miraculous transformation. It was fascinating to read how you stamped and painted it. Thanks very much for joining in with Soartful.

  13. A beautiful box - so pretty!
    Thanks for playing with the Crafty Little Fairies!
    Helen x

  14. Stunning box from yummy maltesers love the colour combo


  15. Beautiful box. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy's challenge.

  16. So pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at A Creative Romance. Jen xx

  17. Fabulous Thanks for joining us at Imagination Crafts challenge & Good Luck xx


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