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Monday, December 26, 2011

Shhhhh! IT'S A SECRET!

It was secret santa time again and I racked my brains for what to do for my friend Karelyn on my craft forum. Then, I saw some of these house shaped shadow boxes and so I did one of them for her. I covered it with paper and then inked and sealed it. The wood frame itself was painted with acrylic paint, textured paint, metallic paint and then sealed. As usual, odds and sods were added. I filled the tiny apothecary bottles with micro beads, stuck some charms on, did some dye cuts with grungepaper and inked them, stamped my greeting with my Waltzing Mouse remedies stamp and painted the spools. The 'flowers' are done with my Tim Holtz die and the lace and other bits were in my stash. I'm well chuffed with how it turned out and I really struggled to part with it, lol.

Entering into:
SPARKLES #27 - Anything BUT a Christmas card.
THE CRAFTY PAD #152 - Anything but Christmas. TOP 3.
ALLSORTS #134 - Blue and Brown.
MARKS FINEST PAPERS #87 - Anything goes.
SECRET CRAFTER #166 - Anything goes.
MAMI DOODLES #40 - Altered Art/Home Decor.
JELLYPARK CHALLENGES - Anything but a card.
STAMPIN' FOR THE WEEKEND #23 - Anything goes.


Elly said...

It's stunning. I love your colour combination. What a lovely idea. Hugs and christmas greetings

Diane said...

What ho Lorraine !! Miss you....

This is really a fab work of art !! Must of taking you ages to do !!

Now for the offical bit...

Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Crafty Pad (giggle)

hugs Diane xx

catherine said...

This is an amazing piece. you have done a great job. I have become your newest follower. Merry christmas
x catherine

Dawn said...

Hey Lorraine, great Christmas Gift project! I can see how you would have trouble parting with it!
Great to see you back crafting!
Thanks for sharing at The crafty Pad this week in the Anything But Christmas Challenge!
Good Luck
Big Hugs
Dawn xx

Mummylade said...

fantastic project, I love all the details! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Allsorts and good luck!

Molecraft said...

Wow, this is amazing Lorraine!
Helen x

Debbie said...

Ah wow Lorraine really do adore this - what a stunning creation and I am sure your friend was so chuffed with it. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge. :)


* Shaz * said...

Wow fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Debs said...

Stunning project and such a beautiful keepsake for your friend!
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mrs Wonka said...

Wow lorraine this is stunning! & such a lot of work!

I hope that you had a lovely Christmas and that you have a happy healthy & crafty new year!

Mrs Wonka (Zoe ) xxx

downrightcrafty said...

Merry Xmas this is gorgeous thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge at this special time of the year
Kate Hugs xx

Tracy said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at SCSC
Best Wishes
Tracy x

Jacq said...

Hi Lorraine,
WOW what a Simply Fabulous Project!!! I'm sure the recipient was delighted when she recieved this!!! Love everything about this project. Thanks for joining us at sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Maimi Doodles Challenges” for the Altered Art/Home D├ęcor Challenge.

Jenn Zeeb
Maimi Doodle’s DT

Andy skinner said...

Very very nice lorraine! and I am soooo pleased there is some acrylic paint on there lol

Gunn (Merete) said...

WOW, this is over the top. What a great gift to receive. Lucky friend of yours.
It is just one thing to say about this project: BEAUTIFUL.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW

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