Friday, August 11, 2017

Box with Lid

I recently spent a crafting day with Jean from B J Crafts and this is one of the items that I made.
A wooden Decoupaged box. I started by taking all the hinges off and painting the lid and sides of the box with Imagination Crafts  MDF paint in cream gold.  Once dry I chose two sheets of Imagination Crafts  Decoupage Rice Paper in a pretty roses and butterfly design and used these to cover the sides and lid.  Now this is where I made a boo boo. I hadn't been paying attention to where the screw holes on the lid were for attaching back to the box so the pattern on the lid is actually sideways! Der.

 The flowers were made by gluing more of the rice paper to plain white card and then die cutting using a Heartfelt creations flower die. They look completely different don't they but it is the yellow paint that is giving the subtle shading on the box.

Where the butterfly is now I had originally pasted a decoupaged butterfly to hide the pattern  mistake but when I got it home I wasn't happy with the way it looked so I managed to scrape together enough of the leftover pieces of decoupage paper that Jean had given me and glued to some more cardstock and die cut the Cheery Lynn Design butterfly out. Again I wasn't happy with the result until I  had  painted the bottom section of the butterfly with paint to match the box.  With the flowers and the filigree corners attached the sideways pattern hardly notices.

Note to self. Pay more attention to detail instead of chatting away.  Below is a close up of the butterfly and flowers.


Entering into the following challenges:
Altered Electics # Anything goes.
Electic Ellapu # Anything goes.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit # Anything goes.

34 comments:

  1. Stunning Valerie...that's one you are not going to give away it's too beautiful xxxx

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  2. This is an amazing project! So romantic....
    Lia xx

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  3. This is so pretty and no body would know you'd make a mistake the flowers are gorgeous as is the butterfly and the added pearls just finish them off beautifully..... painting the butterfly too is a great idea not something l would of thought of to do myself so a good tip and l like the corners it's really a lovely project sending lots of love xx

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  4. Mistake?? Where?? It's the most stunning creation I have seen just lovely and the papers used are gorgeous.xx
    Enjoy your weekend, seems I am always saying that as it comes around just too quick for my comprehension..xx
    [aNNie]

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  5. Hi Mrs A this is a stunning box. It must have been a wonderful workshop. You must have had a fantastic time.Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  6. Well you certainly can't tell you made any mistakes, this is stunning! The gorgeous flowers and butterfly look beautiful on the super pretty box and it's finished off wonderfully - A definite triumph! Hugs xxx

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  7. Stunning box with this romantic decoupage paper.Love the beautiful blue flowers and I don't see a mistake.Clever idea with the butterfly.Enjoy your weekend.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  8. It's beautiful...I like the soft color and paper.
    You did an awesome job on the bxs....tfs

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  9. You would absolutely not notice the paper on the top was sideways because there is so many beautiful elements to look at on your amazing and creative box x

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  10. Fabulous project, Mrs A. The papers are so pretty and I love the flowers and butterfly.

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  11. Hi Mrs A,
    such a very stunning and beautiful creation.
    Love your wonderful design of this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  12. This is stunning Valery, how beautifully you've decorated your box, and you've really covered your mistake so well, lovely papers and embellishments, Kate x

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  13. Wow. this is stunning Valery. I love the beautiful rice papers you've used and the embellishments.

    Sue xx

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  14. What a beautiful box Valery - fabulous! xxx

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  15. Stunning, gorgeous flowers and papers. Tip top creation.

    Kath x

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  16. Beautiful box and flowers -
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  17. Wow, this is stunning. You'd never think that you had made any adjustments to your work, it looks so professional x

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  18. Your box looks wonderful and all your work has covered the mistake very well, nobody could have said where it was if you haven't noticed us! All the arrangement is very elegant and love very much the delightful handmade flowers!

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  19. An absolute treasure, Mrs. A--gorgeous work & certainly doesn't look like there are any mistakes!

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  20. Lovely decoupaged wooden box. This would make a gorgeous gift also. Butterfly Bliss...<3

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous, Mrs. A!! The direction boo-boo is not noticeable at all. The papers and die cuts are exquisite. Beautiful work!!
    <3 J

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  22. This is so pretty, love all the details.
    Valerija xx

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  23. Wow Mrs A this is one stupendous project those papers and embellishments make this look one very beautiful box
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  24. Fabulous box and I'm sure you enjoyed making it. The boo boo is well covered and I'm sure no-one would notice if you don't tell them!! Attention is sure to 'wander' when you are crafting with friends and you have to chat, that's part of the day.

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  25. Oh my goodness Mrs A. that is gorgeous! I love wooden boxes and wicker baskets...may have to try and decorate one of my boxes. :)
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

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  26. This is stunning Mrs A, love those beautiful papers and butterfly.... and certainly wouldn't have known you'd made a boo boo xx

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  27. Only you know what you did in your process...to the rest of the viewers your box is lovely.I think mistakes are the opportunities we need to grow.Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge.

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  28. Me back again with DT hat on - absolutely gorgeous.Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  29. stupendous project those papers and embellishments make this look one very beautiful box


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  30. Hi Mrs A
    Absolutely stunning. A truly beautiful creation.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

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  32. This is sheer delight to the eyes! Love your box. Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa.

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  33. Beautiful. Love the colours and the paper! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

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