Friday, 13 February 2009

Treasure Chest....



Guys i am so sorry, i've finally lost my marbles... i created this for Friday evening but saved it rather than posting it... i think i need a brain transplant...



Finally i can show you the chest or rather jewellery box i altered, well decorated, i think it's supposed to be a huge jewellery chest, i spoke to Liz ( the friend who gave me the chest ) and asked her if it was ok to do this, it was very beautiful to begin with but, i decided to use it for treasure, as i don't really wear much jewelery because of swelling up.... she said she thought that was what I'd use it for and do to it, which was why she got it for me... Wow... what a friend... she is a little gem... she's not even a crafter..


I started by rubbing Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Latte into the sides and moulding on the chest and allowing it to dry... I used Basic Grey Edges Stamps and Sepia Versa Fine on the sides of the chest, then smudged around the edges with the same ink pad just to soften it..


For the DP i used HOTP Flea Market Fabrics Papers, these are gorgeous, they look very textured which is what i was looking for..i covered just the strip on the lid and down the front of the chest, then added some yummy lace I'd got from Hobby Craft ages ago... I Stamped the (i wouldn't say sentiment) verse which reads Life Isn't About Finding Yourself Life Is About Creating Yourself Don't you just think that is so perfect for crafters, it is a Unity Stamp, i have a huge collection of these.. you'll be seeing a lot of them from now on.... I coloured the card i stamped onto using the same Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Latte... then added it to the top of the chest and started to decorate around the out side using Hydrangeas, brads and Tibetan spacers..i added tulle that had been coloured using the same glimmer mist and frayed at the edges to give the flowers a little more depth...then i finished the top by adding charms and pins..

I then coloured two of my favourite but unused Magnolias, and added them to the front of the drawer, so that they looked like they were sitting on there.. In the summer last year i found a lovely lady called Michelle who cuts shapes from wooden board and also burns shading into the shapes, the heart shaped lock and key are her designs and i think finished the chest perfectly with a little of the same lace which has been cut and shredded and some more tulle........ I am positive this was meant to be a jewellery chest, but as i don't really wear jewellery because of swelling up, i decided it would make a great treasure chest, so this is now the new hiding place for my little treasure pieces... Yes this one is for me.... i do love creating for others and it's not often i do it for myself so to speak....but this one is definitely staying with me...hehehe


One last creation I'd like to show you today... My dear friend Claudia sent me this adorable Valentines card with some yummy stamps.... isn't it just the cutest image, i love these little puddy cats...Thank you so much my friend you are an angel...there can't be many crafters out there who don't know of Claudia's talent, but just in case you have been living on the moon, i hope that you'll pay Claudia a visit, you'll find inspiration in bucket loads..hehehe

Don't forget to check out my Candy on the link... it's a good one....





15 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hope you are well hun. Oh your treasure chest is just stunning Tina and I don't blame you for wanting to keep it for yourself, So much beautiful detail and hard work. Gorgeous card from Claudia, Big Hugs, Nikki x

emilie said...

wow great great great box you made.it`s adorable.
greetings Emilie

Heike said...

ahhhh Tina, "i fall down" your Box is so lovely. Wonderful Details and the Tilda's looks so cute.....Love it....

Big Hugs
Heike

Nixe07 said...

Wow, wow, wow ... what a stunning box you´ve created my dear Tina! The super cute images fits perfectly on it and all the gorgeous details are stunning too. Your really did a fantastic job on it!!
Please take care.
Big Big Hugs and Love
Moni

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous treasure chest Tina, so beautifully decorated. What a special card from Claudia :-)
Thanks for all your sweet commentd.
Hugs
Carole x

iReneM said...

I am lost for words to describe this!
Stunning just doesn't seem enough.
x

bricolo-chic said...

the boxes are wonderful, and I love the phrase and will copy on my blog!

Bev said...

Wowzers!! The treasure chest is stunning Tina - I am in awe!!

hugsBev x

Viv said...

Aww Tina, this is absolutely gorgeous. It's truly a work of art. You are SO clever.
Viv xxx

Beth Norman said...

Your treasure box is gorgeous!! The way you decorated it is fantastic, especially the way you layered all those flowers.

henzy said...

these are great. your have some great designs

Ila said...

This is Absolutely Amazing and So Gorgeous!! I love every little detail on it!!...Hugs, Ila

josefa laura said...

Oh my God ,i have no words ,it is fantastic.jlaura

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Absolutely adorable!! ♥

megastamper said...

oh tina, your box is so amazing and romantic. i can see, it´s made with lots of love.
big hugs, bea