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Sunday 24 April 2016

Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes at We Love 2 Create

Good morning, it's challenge time over at We Love 2 Create and we've got an Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes theme so it's a nice easy one for you to play along. As always we've got some lovely crafty goodies for our lucky winner, thanks to our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands. 

I've had this box for ages, it was a gift box for a watch I received ages ago and it's been gathering dust for I thought I'd give it a bit of a makeover. I began with a coat of white gesso and then applied dictionary paper with matte gel medium. Once that was dry I coloured it with my PanPastels, you can find links to the colours I've used at the end of this post.

The focal image is from the Stampman, I stamped it on tissue paper with versamark and embossed with gold EP and applied it to my box with Matte gel medium. To give the wings a bit of extra sparkle I stamped the image on self adhesive sparkly acetate and applied PanPastels to the back of the acetate, you can see the effect a little better in this pic.

I added some shadows with Paynes Grey PanPastels and then stamped some words here and there with Memento Teal Zeal ink. I've added some embellishments that came in my monthly treat from Craft Box and a little lace and some faux gold pearls to the side of the book box.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

A beautiful mess: anything goes
Craft Rocket: Favourite colour combo
Crafty Catz: Add lace
Creative Fingers: Anything goes
Fab'n'Funky: Winged things
Frilly and Funkie: It's not easy being green
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: E is for embossing

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again

Claire xx


  1. That box is now a piece of art! The dragonfly finish with the sparkle is amazing and I ove the colours you used. I didn't know you could use Pan Pastel with acetate, I would have thought it wouldn't stick.

  2. Gorgeous re-purposed box project!!
    Love the dragonfly!!
    Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for E is for Embossing (and EDNA)!!

  3. Wow what a piece of the choice of colors and the way dragonfly's wings are it..Thank you for joining us at A Beautiful Mess.

  4. Those dragonflies are beautiful! What a fabulous piece!! Thanks so much for dropping your gorgeous card into the Fab 'n' Funky 'Winged Things' challenge. It's so perfect! Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  5. Love your beautiful mixed media box! I love that large dragonfly! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

  6. Lovely dragonfly and box! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie "It's Not Easy Being Green" challenge this week.

  7. great project so much interest .TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis

  8. Gorgeous, Claire - love the soft springtime colours and the words around the edges, and the dragonfly is lovely.
    Alison x

  9. Fabulous transformation Claire ! Love the colour palette and the dragonfly. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  10. Creative, Inovative and Pretty! Thanks for joining us over at the Sisterhood for Snarky Stampers this week!

  11. Wow, your formerly dusty box is now a piece of art! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  12. I love the magical transformation of your gorgeous gift box! Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  13. Beautiful job on the box, love the dragon flies. thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for E is for Embossing.

  14. Fabulous idea for a recycle project and the transformation is just stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'It's Not Easy Being Green' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)


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