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Wednesday, 15 July 2015


Hiya  Folks, hope you are all well?!  I'm here this morning with a new creation. Last month I came Top three on the Indigo Blu Challenge and was so thrilled to be asked if I was able to do an inspirational piece for their new Flutterby Challenge! Well I couldn't say no ... so here is what I created ... A little upcycled heart box.  I altered the box with the focal point being ''Big Butterfly'' ... very apt for this challenge!! Here is the final result...

 Products Used 
Indigo Blu - ''Big Butterfly'', ''Crackleglaze'' and ''Honeycomb'' stamps and White Gee Sso
Docrafts - ''Pearl Blush'' acrylic paint
Tim Holtz - ''Rusty Hinge'' distress ink and ''Raspberry, Mountain Rose, Sunshine Yellow & Gold'' alcohol inks
Pinflair - ''Antique Silver'' buff-it
Versamark - Clear Ink 
Stampendous - ''Aged Green'' and ''Aged Copper'' embossing enamel 
Crafter's Companion - Heat resistant acetate
Britannia - Rose leaf die
Prima - Flower
Laura Ashley - Brads 
Papermania - Flower border

First of all, I coated the box, inside and out, with the white Gee Sso. Once dry I painetd over using the acrylic paint. Whilst waiting for it to dry, I stamped the butterfly on to the acetate and embossed with the aged copper enamel. I carefully cut round about it. I then applied the various alcohol inks to cover the clear areas and put to one side. I then stamped over the lid using the crackleglaze stamp and rusty hinge ink. Then I stamped over parts of the lid using the honeycomb stamp and versamark ink, embossing with aged green enamel. I added hessian lace round the bottom of the box and Papermania flower border. To finish off I added the flower, brads, leaves and skeleton leaves to one corner and placed the finished butterfly to the other ... Ta da .. one finished altered heart box....hope this has inspired you to have a go!!

More Photos 


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Till the next time
''Happy Crafting''
Krafty Hugs

I am entering this in to the following Challenges:-


  1. Wow Donna this is gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hi Donna, wow what a gorgeous heart box. Love the colours and lace. Fabulous. Hugs Jennifer xxx

  3. Congrats Donna. What a fab box you've created. Stunning! X

  4. It's gorgeous, Donna! I love the butterfly x

  5. oh wow! What a stunning box project. I just love all your detail photos that show how you did the coloring details and that gorgeous butterfly you put on it.

  6. Fabulous! Love the design and gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for sharing the step by step too.
    Linda xxx

  7. This is truly amazing, gorgeous details!Thank you for joining us at the TIMI CraftStamper challenge :-)

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting Musketeers challenge 27, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  9. A wonderfully decorated box Donna. The butterfly is stunning xx

  10. Gorgeous box Donna, I love the step by step photo's & thta butterfly is just amazing!
    Dawn xx

  11. Hi Donna, Another gorgeous make love the design, love the buttefly and the tutorial.

    Hugs Abbs xx

  12. Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  13. Beautiful altered box ..... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx