Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Box clever

Hey all
Its Top Tip Tuesday challenge time

Our Challenge theme this fortnight is...
Summer Fun

Our Sponsor is 2 Cute Ink 

I have been mega busy and wanted to share with you a cute little project I had been working on
This is a nice little "4 x "4 MDF box

to decorate this box my inspiration was summer and what better than butterflies
Tip: you can use distress inks over Acrylic paint to give a subtle effect.

I gave the box a couple of coat of Acrylic paint inside and out allowed it to completely dry and then using a dreamweaver stencil using peacock feather distress ink to create an all over pattern to the outside of the box, gave it a blast with the heat gun and then spray mount on the inside and a healthy dusting of glamour dust
the butterflies are cut with a lovely woodware punch and glued into place with glossy accents :) 

Here are some other challenges I am playing along with:

Sparkle N Sprinkle - All crafts - Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking - Glamour dust inside the box
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La - All That Glitters - Glamour dust inside the box
Anything But A Card - no cards - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes - Glamour dust inside the box
We Love 2 Create - Anything Creative / Mixed Media/ Inky Goes

have fun hugs me x


  1. A very pretty decorated box Samantha, love the colour and pattern with the stencil. Hope things slow down for you soon.

  2. Wow, sooooo pretty. I love little boxes like this. It's a real treasure in itself, never mind any contents. :0)

  3. A very elegant box, lovely stencilled background perfecty finished with the butterfies. Elaine

  4. A very elegant box, lovely stencilled background perfecty finished with the butterfies. Elaine

  5. ooh this is very lovely Samantha! gorgeous stencilling and the butterfly is beautiful :-)

    Lols x x x

  6. What a beautiful box thanks for sharing with us for our All That Glitters challenge at Ooh La La creations Alli x

  7. What a delightful box, love the way you have coloured and decorated it x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  8. such a stunning box and I love the colours it just goes together, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Sam DT x

  9. Such a beautiful box - love butterflies!
    Thanks for joining us in this weeks Challenge over at GLITTER N SPARKLE "anything goes"
    Debby (DT)

  10. This is really cool! I love the distressing over the paint, and the glitter inside. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Anything Goes Creative Challenge

  11. This is so pretty, Samantha! Such a lovely shade of blue!

  12. Your altered box is so pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  13. Oh, so very pretty! The stencil design flowers are the perfect backdrop for the wonderful butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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