Boxes, boxes, boxes…

I’ve been altering little boxes to take to the Xmas Crafts Fayre next weekend and I was a bit stumped after painting and stamping these, but I had the alcohol inks out to colour some tiny metal flowers I received in the post today and I think I achieved a fairly masculine, vintage look on these:

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As such, they fit quite nicely with TGIF’s ‘vintage’ theme this week!

Now these butterfly-shaped boxes begged for the large PI butterfly stamp, which I stamped with Stazon. I sealed them with gel medium and then decided to use some paper butterflies to liven them up a bit. DD and DH both think they’re OTT (over the top!), but I think a bit of bling appeals to some people… although it wouldn’t necessarily be my choice. What do you think?

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  1. Sandy

     /  November 22, 2008

    Oh wow Rosie these are so wonderful.
    Brilliant vintage look. Love them.

    Thanks for your inspiring work to TGiF.

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  2. DELIGHTFUL little boxes!

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  3. love these!!! they all have a great vintage look!!

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  4. I like the added three dimensional quality! I think it gives the boxes a special touch that people will love! Wish you much success with the faire!

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  5. Lovely boxes!

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  6. They are really beautiful!

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  7. Love all of them

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  8. Rosie, these are all so pretty! I wanted to stop by and let you know that I’ve passed on an award to you on my blog:

    http://dreamwiththefishes.blogspot.com/2008/11/award-for-moi.html

    Good luck on the coming Fayre!!

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  9. Your boxes are wonderful, Rosie!! I especially love your little vintage treasures! I think you’re right! Whether or not the boxes are OTT for you, or your family, there are lots of people with many different tastes. Something for everyone is always a good choice, and the contrast will off-set your other, more subdued pieces. . .just my thoughts, for what they’re worth! Have fun at the fayre!! Much success!!

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