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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A gift for a friend.....D

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I have been working on a small project.  A gift for a friend at work and she loved it.  I altered a paper mache box by using burgundy paint as the base and pale pink as top layer crackled.  I just love crackle effect - can't get enough of it lol. I used the darker paint on the inside.  

The flower was once a tight rose.  I altered it using water and reshaping.  I used rub n buff on the edges before using varnish on top.  The leaves I cut using a spellbinder die.  They also got the paint and rub n buff treatment.  

I painstakingly stuck the gems on individully but you can probably tell from the pics lol.  I used glossy accents over the top of pearls to keep them in place and give that extra shine.  




Well that is it from me right now and I hope you like my wee project!

Hugz Elaine xxx



12 comments:

  1. Oww this is lush love the crackle, thanks for joining us at crafty emblies xx

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  2. Gorgeous work Elaine - love the crackle too - makes fabulous texture. Its freezing over here but no snow. Nicola x

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  3. oh magnific gift. I love chabby style. Thank you for joining us to Little Miss Muffet challenges.
    Hugs!
    Nathalie

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  4. Very unique, cool how you altered the rose. Met you through MIM #40. Great project! Lisa

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  5. Great project and a lovely crackle effect. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations, Judith xx

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  6. Seriously stunning, Elaine. Love the crackle effect...and that rose...what can i say! It's a very special gift that your friend will treasure.

    hugs

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  7. I have to say, you have the most gorgeous projects, I love them all. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

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  8. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  9. this is simply gorgeous, I do love that flower.
    Thank you for joining our altered challenge at Crafty-Emblies challenge blog, hope to see your work again,

    Moira
    DT

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  10. Beautiful gift box Elaine! I love the attention to detail on it and that gorgeous flower taking center stage. The crackle finish makes it look as if it has been around a while and I love the effect. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday and the amazing inspiration.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous Elaine. Your attention to detail is perfect. Your co-worker is a very lucky woman. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy this week.

    Hugs and smiles

    Laine

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  12. Love this, that flower is so gorjuss

    Thanks for joining our altered art challenge at Crafty-Emblies.

    Hugs Judie xx
    www.crafty-emblies.org

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Hugz Elaine xx

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