Thursday, March 18, 2010

LOC Boxed Beauty

Hello everyone, I have slowed the pace a little bit after all of the Layers of Color New Release sets - have you checked them out yet - they are fabulous - I still have a few more projects to show you, as I got carried away and made quite a few.

I thought I would show you an Altered Art project that I made for my DD1's birthday last week - remembering this is the daughter who is not 'girly girl' or a 'handmade' kind of girl!  I needed a gift box for a pendant I had made earlier and she loved, so decided I would make one...and used the Layers of Color New Release art stamp set 'Joyful Noise' - who can resist this gorgeous butterfly!!

The box was orginally a wooden cheese box and was given to me by our friend Jack, he always beings me such interesting things to work with - he is the man who have me the hymnals!!  I covered it in this gorgeous flocked DP and then added lace around the edge of the lid and added a pearl brad....nice and easy!

The butterfly is stamped on white CS and coloured with Chalks and a Blender Pen and then had Kindy Glitz added.  I made that beautiful pin with the supplies that my lovely and dear friend Sabrina (okimom2girlz) sent me a while back - thank you Sabrina- they are gorgeous and I am using them sparingly! LOL!.  It wcold not be more perfect for the body of the butterfly!  This is placed into a centre of a recycled doily and the wings popped up with a foam dot under each wing and finished off with the sentiment that has been cut out from the Joyful Noise images.....this was again simple and I am happy with the results - no more buying gift boxes for me!

As for what is going in it -  this pendant I made with the Layers of Color art stamp set Butterfly Collector!

I am happy to say she loved them both, which is such a great feeling for me, as I know handmade is not her passion, but I know that she 'feels the love' that comes with them - and there is unlimited of that - 'to the moon and back' - and then some!

Thank you for looking and for your comments - you really do make my day and I am always to thrilled to see you have been here!!  Your comments warm by heart and inspire me to try and do more, you can brng warmth to those days that aren't going as smoothy as others - and we all have those, hopefully not too many!  I just love the friendships that are formed here and continue to grow on a daily basis - God bless you all!


  1. wow hun this is just stunning and wow that butterfly how beautiful is that stunning my dear hugs cheryl xxxx

  2. Such a beautiful gift for your daughter Linda! The pendant is gorgeous and the box is sooo pretty! I love everything about them! Who wouldn't love them? Your altered art is amazing my friend! Blessings!

  3. What a beautiful gift, Linda! Your daughter will cherish it always. I know, because I treasure every hand made gift my mother made for me. {{hugs}} (love your hug symbols, gf)

  4. Oh Linda your altered box for your dd is beautiful...and the pendant is so so pretty! My Sophie not a girly girl either....she likes bold crazy colors and designs!

  5. Oh my goodness Linda these two projects are out of this world stunning what an amazing talent and creativity you have all I can say is WOW.

    Lorraine x

  6. Linda, your altered box is just beautiful. Gorgeous color and that butterfly is stunning. Such a lovely gift for your daughter and even though she is not a fan of handmade things, I think this one has special meaning as it was made with love from her mum!

  7. Hi Linda,

    Fantastic work with the butterfly - it's just gorgeous! This is just perfect for the lovely pendant.

    Sharon x

  8. Wow this is truly beautiful; I love your work!!!
    The butterfly is adorable.
    Have a great day :-)
    Hugs Guro

  9. Hi Linda!

    This is just so beautiful! I am glad your daughter liked it to! You put so much love into the things you make and it really shows!

    Here is the link to webster pages http://www.websterspages.com/ They have some great digis to.

    Take care!


  10. WOW hun! That is so gorgeous!! I want it - lol
    Fabulous gift box, gorgeous colours and lovely butterfly.
    Teri xx

  11. This is so pretty Linda. I love the blues.. One of my fav. colors. Your daughter must have loved this.. Sabrina's goodies add such a terrific touch..Your creations are always filled with love..Felt it all the way over here..hugs.

  12. Oh Linda these are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm not surprised your daughter loved these - who wouldn't!!!! :)

  13. OOo Wee! Bea-u-ti-ful!! What a special gift! A treasure indeed!


  14. Oh my gosh so so beautiful! The colours are so striking and the detailing is fabulous
    love tasha xx

  15. Stunning Linda. The butterfly look's like it is about to take off..Loz

  16. Girl,I don't know but Blogger does not like me. Every time I try to post a commnt I get kicked out :C:C:C. I commented on this wonderful creation of yours yesterday, but my comment is nowhere to be found. Anyhow, am not giving up 'cause I luv you sistah!! :D:D. This is such an amazing gift you made for your DD and I am sure, even though she is not a girly girl, she will love and treasure this wonderful gift!!! The box is amazing but the pendant....oh my word...out of this world STUNNING!!! Can I put and order in? I love it!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina


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