My shining star

My shining star

Friday, 25 October 2013

A hankie box cover for my mum

Good morning lovelies! I do hope you are well and I want to thank you for all of your wonderful comments yesterday - I was very pleased with my box but even more so after your kind words so thankyou very much!

I've got another box to share with you on this day - the first day of the holidays for my two little munchkins. Its a hankie box and I made it whilst at my mums - and she has claimed it so she must like it!!!





I started with a black box from the MDF man and painted it with gesso then with orange pebeo acrylic paint. Once dry I added the crafty individuals stencil onto each side and the top and used black dreamweaver embossing paste through the stencil. This process was done it batches leaving it to dry between sides. Once this was done I used distress inks (spiced marmalade, scattered straw, walnut stain) to create a background and then used the Crafty Individuals create a meadow stamp set to add pictures to the squares I had cut out of the backround. I stuck these into the pattern then stamped the heartfelt creations stamp firstly with versamark on black card and added copper kettle embossing powder. Secondly with versa on the remaining background paper and black embossing powder. Then I used the die to cut these out and made flowers to sit on the top of the box.

I'd like to enter this box into the following challenges:

Crafty Individuals:craftyindividualsblog October Inspired- this is the colours of October for me!
2 sisters CB2sisterschallengeblog: Halloween colours
pan pastelpanpasteluk: autumn colours
simon says stampsimonsaysstampblog: Halloween colours
crafty ribbonscraftyribbonschallenge: ABAC
Crafty little fairiescraftylittlefairieschallenge: AG
PCJpaper-craftingjourney: AG

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope to see you again soon!

Big Hugs

Rachel x

30 comments:

  1. Wonderful Rachel !! You are so clever !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  2. this look gorgeous Rachel.....well done you!

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  3. I can see why your mum claimed it, it's gorgeous, wonderful colours and stamped images, the flowers on top are beautiful. Your skill at making backgrounds is fantastic.
    Have a great day, hugs Kate X

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  4. Fantastic box!
    Thanks for joining in my challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Inspirations
    Laura
    :)

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  5. Absolutely stunning Rachel no wonder your mum claimed it!

    Susan xx

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  6. Wow, another stunner Rachel. I think I like this one more than yesterday's, no wonder you're Mum claimed it. Gorgeous rich colours and I love the stenciling on the sides and top.

    Sue x

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  7. WOW! This is stunning Rachel, I can see why your mum loves it. The colours and details are gorgeous.
    I hope you are having a good day
    hugs Sue xx

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  8. This is really beautiful Rachel, love the colours and the stencilling looks fantastic. The box from the previous post is really pretty too, so clever :) Cathy x

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  9. Wow gorgeous hankie box! Excellent results, no wonder your mother wants it!

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  10. This is fabulous Rachel, gorgeous colour - I'm not surprised your mum has claimed it.
    Pauline
    x

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  11. Fantastic box Rachel, no wonder your Mum claimed it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. Stunning. Love the embossing paste - it gives it such depth and detail.

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  13. Just passing by with my c&p system still taking the strain to have a peek what you are up to and wish you a lovely weekend.

    B x

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  14. Gorgeous Rachel, absolutely gorgeous! x

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  15. Another fabulous creation Rachel!

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  16. Gorgeous Rachel, love these colours which epitomises Autumn for me too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  17. Stunning box - love the colour and the black ! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge for October. Jean x

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  18. Another beautiful box and I have to say that the touches of black is a clever idea. She will absolutely love this.
    Rachel, thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals Challenge with this second entry.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. Wow Rachel, this is so beautiful! Absolutely love it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  20. This is beautiful Rachel, I'm not surprised your Mum has claimed it lols.!!!!! Hugs Jennifer xx

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  21. Just beautiful Rachel. Gorgeous colour and detail.
    Mags
    x

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  22. This is stunning Rachel I really love it and no wonder your mum claimed it! I have had one of these sat under my desk for a couple of years waiting to be done! Susan x

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  23. Another beautifully decorated box in lovely colours. The flowers are beautiful.

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  24. stunning box love the colour and decoration-i have just made Tasha one but just out of card and papers -love this one
    Carol x

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  25. Wonderful box, I love the flowers.

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  26. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

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  27. What a stunning box, the orange with the black stenciling is so striking and makes a perfect home decor item. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals' challenge,

    Lucy x

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  28. Fabulous work! Nice! Thanks for joining the Paper Crafting Journey.

    Hugs, Jacqueline

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx