Sunday, 29 August 2010


Hi - well it's Sunday again which means some crafty time for me.  After a quick trip out to see the in-laws I got down to this little box which I'm entering into the Gingersnaps Creations Random Redhead Challenge: Go 3D . The blank is one of a set I've had for ever from IKEA - they fit inside each other, each a little smaller than the last and are really bright colours - this one started off almost flourescent yellow!!

Armed with alcohol inks I got to work covering the box using a couple of different colours and some gold metallic mixative. Once it was covered  I stamped and embossed in gold - using an acrylic stamp but no stamping block so I could shape it to the surface, it's fiddly but I was  pleased with the result.
Then it was just a matter of decorating the top. I stamped and embossed the circle and then made the butterfly with some scraps of fantasy fibres before adding some paper flowers coloured with distress inks and some little gems for added bling! I finished off with a ribbon round the edge of the box lid. I think I could of just made my first Christmas present !! 

Esther xx


  1. Beautiful box Esther, Annette x

  2. Absolutely love the box Esther and that is one stunning butterfly!

    Love Lynda xxx

  3. Hi Esther, this is so pretty, love the really rich colours and delicate stamping, a beautiful gift, 1 down a few more to go then?
    Have a good week,;D xx

  4. oh esther hun this is just so pretty so love the coulrs you have used,really adds,such texture to the piece hugs cheryl xxxx

  5. Beautiful butterfly box! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations 3D Challenge!

  6. Wow, Esther, this is stunning! That butterfly is amazing, and the box is so elegantly inked. Thanks so much for joining us at Gingersnap Creations for our 3D challenge!


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