Saturday, March 12, 2011

Heartfelt Creation and Scrap-Mart Blog Hop

I hope you have been enjoying all of the lovely Heartfelt Creations projects this week! I know I have been inspired everyday.

I wanted to share an altered box with you for my stop on the hop. Heartfelt Creations Dies and Stamps are so versatile - they are great not only for cards, but also layouts, home decor, altered items - really anything that you can think up!

Here are my details:
HCPC 3375 Flora Grande 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 2 PreCut Set
HCD 711 Decorative Dutch Iris Die Set
Spellbinders Blossom 3

Other: Maya Road Chipboard box; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Smooch ink (gold); clear embossing powder, Stickles glitter glue.

To make my own designer paper, I took a page from an old phone book and randomly stamped one of the smaller Flora Grande stamps over the paper in Versamark ink. I embossed with clear embossing powder and then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. I cut and measured the paper to wrap around the box and glued it on.

The top of this box had a heavy vellum insert. I stamped the flower image on this as well. The flourish was cut from the Decorative Dutch Iris die set, and had accents of gold Smooch in added along the edges.

For the flower, I used 3 sizes of stamps, and cut two of each size. After these were stamped and cut, then I colored the white watercolor paper with Glimmer Mist. I shaped the petals while they were damp, then let dry completely before assembling with dimensional adhesives. I brushed on a thin layer of Stickles and added a pearl to the center.

I hope you have been inspired with this hop! Here are the rest of today's participants.

Gini Cagle (You are here now)


Cibele Glazer said...

You are truly and artist! I love your altered creations and this is simply gorgeous!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeks! gorgeous!!!!!!!

craftieodmae said...

this is one gorgeous box!!! Not only do I love that awesome flower but the paper too!

StampingbugKerry said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the phone book papers incorporated in the design. Just awesome!!!


Laurel said...

What a gorgeous creation!

trisha too said...

So pretty--love the colors you used!


Angelica Turner said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Gini, I love your hand made patterned paper, fantastic idea. TFS

Melissa said...

Very pretty, great job!

Clare said...

Love this little box!

Anonymous said...

O How Beautiful this box is!!!!!