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Wednesday 5 December 2012

A gift for a friend.....D


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


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

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

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

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

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

  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.


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

  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.

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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,


  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.

  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


  12. Love this, that flower is so gorjuss

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

    Hugs Judie xx


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Hugz Elaine xx


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