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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Mid Way Post for Imagination Crafts

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  Hopefully blogger has played nicely and published this post for me.  We are away for the weekend visiting relatives and won't be back until later on today.

We have a lovely challenge going on at Imagination Crafts Challenges at the moment.  Our theme is a nice easy one

Just upload a creation containing a butterfly/butterflies.  Don't forget that if you use Imagination Crafts products you could win a £40 voucher to spend at Imagination Crafts.

Here is my mid way inspiration project.

As you can see I decided to alter a box that I had.  My daughter received some toiletries in this lovely shaped acetate box at Christmas.  I managed to retrieve the box from the bin as I thought it would come in handy one day.  That day has now arrived lol.

For the box
I used the butterfly flourish stencil and sparkle medium from Imagination Crafts to stencil the acetate panels on the box.  I only did three of the panels.  The remaining panels I covered with some backing paper on the inside.  The final thing that I did on the main box itself was to add some orange ribbon around the bottom.

For the lid
Now the top of the box was a lovely purple colour but I wanted it orange so I just stippled it with some acrylic paint.  When that was dry I cut a piece of backing paper and stuck this to the top of the lid.  I then used the stencil again with distress ink.  Some pearl bling was added to the outside together with some sparkle detail on the butterflies bodies.  The same orange ribbon was placed around the box lid and I added a little dragonfly on acetate that had been done with sparkle medium.

Thanks for popping by.  To see more gorgeous creations and to enter the challenge just pop over to the Imagination Crafts Challenge blog.  Looking forward to seeing all your butterfly creations.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything but a card
Craft Your Passion - Glitter and/or gloss
Crafting By Designs - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Recycle
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes


brenda said...

It's a lovely shaped box Mags and so effective how you have used acetate on the panels.

I was lured to order from Imagination yesterday, found I had bent on favourite deer/trees stencil putting it away last Christmas so had to re-order and a few more thing fell in my basket - as they do.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Kathryn said...

Stunning mags I just love it xx

Linda Simpson said...

Absolutely stunning Mags, love the shape of the box and how you have used the butterfly stencil.

Linda xxxx

Wendy said...

Beautiful creation Mags...hope you had a lovely time.
Wendy xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A lovely box 'Mags love the stencilled butterflies on the acetate! Susan x

Denise Goeldner said...

Beautiful creation,love all the glitter thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Passion ~ Denise DT ~

Jennifer Johnston said...

Love the way you have utilised this box. Like you, I cannot throw anything away as I might be able to use it sometime lolls !! You are very clever, this is beautiful ! Hugs Jennifer xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Mags, this is just fab! Lovely altered box &beautiful butterflies!
Dawn xx

Olga said...

It looks very pretty! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Love this Mag's it's so pretty and such a brilliant idea
Lindsay xx

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

Totally awesome box. Just love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs.

Tammy S.