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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

lacy heartsy piece for frilly and funkie DT

well over at Frilly and Funkie this fortnight the challenge is to create a project using hearts and lace. there are some amazing DT pieces so make you sure you pop across for lots of inspiration. So still being in love with my neutrals, I decided to make a small configurations box, decorated with hearts , lace and lots more..so here is my make :

 
and here is the front in more detail:
 
 
(sorry having trouble, not sure why this is a bit fuzzy!)
 
So I started with this wonderful quote, from stampers anonymous classics #8,which was also on my post here..
 Once in a while, Right in the middle of an ordinary life, Life gives us a fairy tale.

I started by taping all my insides of the box together and then painting the whole thing in a cream coloured paint I also did this for the insides of all the compartments.

When dry I over stamped with music script stamp from ephemera backgrounds from Artistic Outpost ( fast becoming a real favourite) in vintage photo distress ink. I also edged the edges...if that makes sense with vintage photo  DI too Then let the fun begin as I set to with the decorating .

 
Firstly the outside, I cut lots of hearts using the movers and shapers heart die and over stamped them with same music stamp, then when dry edged lightly with the same colour ink.. I then added a twirl of wire..you know how much I love my wire!! and then selected chit chat stickers ..with phrases such as : soulful, adore, embrace, lifetime, together etc. These were attached round the outside and on the top and also added a fab idea-ology curio-knob to the top.

 

Now, the insides..I added lots of goodies, corrugated hearts and bottles ( full of loose rock candy glitter! ) with little labels and one crackled .


a fractured doll, distressed by coating in rock candy crackle clear, leaving to dry..and rubbing off some and then I added some butterfly wings and a twirl of wire ( rude not too!)

 
More hearts, pen nibs, little reels covered in lace and stacked..


Some hearts cut out and layered for thickness and crackled with picket fence distress crackle , with vintage photo rubbed in.. and some lace of course!



These boxes are so fun to fill full of goodies, in whatever theme and colour way takes your fancy!

 Well there is still a week to go so make sure you pop across to Frilly and Funkie and see all the wonderful heart and lace creations and maybe pop in an entry yourselves. All the products I have used from the wonderful Funkie Junkie boutique are listed below and Linda has lots of other yummy goodies to choose from too!

I am entering this for the following competitions:

love and romance @ http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/
love and hearts for sunday stamper  @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/


 
have a fun and inky one!
trace  x


 

36 comments :

  1. This is beautiful Trace, I love that quote, but the fractured doll still give me the creeps lol x

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  2. Hi Trace this is absolutely beautiful, so many details I love it!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  3. Such a breathtaking project, wonderful bits and pieces :)

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  4. gorgeous work Trace - really lovely xx

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  5. Corrr Trace, this is absolutely awesome, love love love it... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  6. wow I am speakless this is absolutely oustanding wounderful such a lot of details Great Job Trace you are so such an talented artist! Your big fan :-) Hugs
    SanDee

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  7. It's Perfect Trace - love everything about it. Good luck with your entry - it's a winner anyway!
    Jean xx

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  8. Trace, this is such a beautiful configurations arrangement! I love the neutrals and the painted background. It lets all of the elements speak for themselves. Nice work!

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  9. Completely enchanting, Trace... gorgeous distressing on the various bits and bobs - the doll, and the crackled jar and hearts look fab! And I love the recurring music stamp - just gorgeous! Big LOVE for this one!!
    Alison x

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  10. Absolutely stunning box Trace with FABULOUS contents. Must remember that quote as it's wonderful. Nicola x

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  11. When I read hearts and lace, thought how are you gonna do that... But here you made a great project! Love that you have look closer to see it all. It´s great how you show yhat natural colours can look different every time. Hugs, Gerrina

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  12. What a fantastic project! Good luck with your entry!

    Gaby xo

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  13. Absolutely beautiful make Trace, love every detail. xx

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  14. Love this Trace - A WHOLE LOT - can you hear me shouting? Wow! Hugs, Anne x

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  15. This is just a stunning piece of work, I so love it! Brilliant box. x

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  16. Great idea Tracy, love how you have decorated this piece, both the outside and all the bits and pieces inside!

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  17. This is just so eye-catching and once drawn in I have spent ages looking at everything in the boxes. This is truly inspirational Trace, wonderful colours, gorgeous embellishments, particularly the Charlotte doll and the little bottles. Drop-dead gorgeous.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  18. Such a box of delights Trace and so much to admire. I love your attention to detail in all of this. Hugs, Jenny x

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  19. Outstanding artwork Trace...it looks so great!!

    Bye for now, Alie :-)

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  20. Really fantastic project I really love it thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel Uk.

    Kerry DT Leader

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  21. What a fabulous project Trace,love this.Jacqueline.S

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  22. Wow, a stunning box, love the contents and the quote is lovely.
    Yvonne x

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  23. Gorgeous project Trace ! Love all the detail and the neutral tones are gorgeous ! Sue C x

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  24. Trace this is so beautiful and lovely. Fantastic project.
    lovely greet
    Marja

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  25. Gorgeous work Trace, Love the soft colours... packed full of wonderful elements...Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  26. Love this altered box with all the lovely little compartments! So sweet and what a great quote. Enjoy the day!

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  27. Hey there Trace, thanksss so much for sharing your AMAZING project with the DT from PanPastel UK, I am loving the altered boxes and all the fabby detaills. wowwzerssss Thanksss hun for sharing, hugs terry xxxx

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  28. Another gorgeous white make!!! You do this sooooo well! Love all the elements in the boxes! Well done!

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  29. Gorgeous creation! Love all the hearts!!!

    Happy Crafting,
    Tracie

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  30. It really is a wondrous creation Trace, I love the bottle with the crackly ink in it, and the wire on the hearts on the sides are beautiful. In fact I just love the wire all over everything and the labels on the bottles too! You are just a real inspiration Trace. Michelle x

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  31. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful Trace - how I love these boxes !! I agree with Michelle, you are truly an inspiration!
    sandy

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  32. I can only ditto previous comments Trace. A truly beautiful and inspirational project. That quote is wonderful too!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  33. Wow, this is absolutely wonderful. Love all the details, the quotes and the colours you've used.

    bye Yvonne

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x