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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A box of beautiful butterflies

Hey there bloggers,
Here I am again with another crafty offering...a box with beautiful butterflies, in vintage colours.I love blues and browns together, so enough rambling, here it is..
I am entering this into the following competitions:
Vintage /shabby at anything goes @ http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/
Anything goes at show and tell @ http://craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/
Timeless vintage at just for fun @ http://jffchallenge.blogspot.com/
vintage at scrappy frogs @ http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/
things with wings @ http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
and vinatge @ http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

I started by crackling the box using emulsion and crackle medium. Once dry I added some colour using distress inks and cut n dry foam, then I overstamped using Creative Expressions splat and Tim holtz text.The butterflies are from creative expressions plate natures wonders.They were stamped onto card using espresso ink and embossed, then painted with broken china, weathered wood and frayed burlap distress inks.
I attached 3 to thin wire and glued inside box and shaped, opening the lid is a bit tricky, but it looks nice!!!!!

The plaque and hinges were painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint and then when dry brushed with walnut stain.The little keys were attached using glossy accents.

Thanks for looking, I will be back soon!!!
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Ta trace x
Have a happy crafty day.


  1. Love your box and how you attached the butterflies to look like they are flying .

  2. Definitely my kind of thing. Love your box and what a lovely idea to put the butterflies on wires. Gorgeous elements and colours. Thanks for sharing with us at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

  3. With or without the butterflies it's a gorgeous box :)
    Thank you for sharing it wth us at Just for fun
    Von x

  4. Fantastic box the butterflies are brilliant but even without the ones on wire this box has the WOW factor. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  5. Wow fabulous box, so beautifully crafted. Genius idea with the butterflies gives it a whole new dimension.


  6. What a wonderful and delicate box!

  7. Wow Tracey, its beautiful!!love anything about it!! Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

  8. oh wow this is stunning what an amazing box and those butterflies are just,stunning,bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs cherylxxxxx

  9. The butterflies flying above the box are a great touch. It is something different that shows off your box really well.

  10. Beautiful box Trace, I love blues & browns together too :)

  11. This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)


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