Monday, July 19, 2010

Belles and Whistles "Distressing".....

Good Morning!!

Today is another challenge
Gini has given us the challenge to Distress!!
This is right up my alley!! LOL I did it all!
I have made a little keepsake box for my
oldest and have to get 2 more done for
my other two! They were all begging for this one!

(I tell you growing up with all boys and then having
three little girls is such a shock!! LOL They
have nothing but sweet things to say ~ and face it
I didn't hear much of anything sweet growing up!! LOL)

Anyways I have used Eden with Teddy :

Again, of course, I just adore this image as well!! LOL
(It is an Elisabeth Bell illustration how can it not be adorable!!!)
Anyways I have distressed the edges with vintage ink,
then added Crackle distress paint and put some script and
flourishes on some edges. Also used Distress inks.

I have been seeing these boxes for awhile and wanted to try
one out. So I thought it would be a nice gift to give someone
with a new baby or like I am doing giving it to my daughter.
I thought that I could put something in each drawer from
when she was a baby. In one drawer ~ her first tooth.
In another drawer I have put hair from her first haircut, another
her baby bracelet and then the last are her earrings from when
she got them pierced while she was a baby!

Paper ~ Mix of Girl's Paperie, K and Co and Making Memories
Inks ~ Distress inks and twinkling h20's
Accessories ~ Brass spacers and brads ~ Flower and Craft
Warehouse, stars ~ Hobby Lobby, Lace ~ JoAnns, ribbon ~ Etsy
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts, Crib Tag ~ Melissa Frances
Other stamps ~ Flourish and script ~ Ladybug and Friends

If your still with me ~ thanks so much for your visit
and I hope you have a wonderful day!!



Pysselbus said...

Absolutly gorgoeus Kathy!!! Love the colors and layout! What a fabulous box, so clever! Have to hold on to the inspiration as we are getting a little cousin in the fall.... Lovley baby gift, just like you said!

Have a great day!


Loraine Arderne said...

Gorgeous box, what a lovely little girl card!

Sharon Keanly said...

Stunning work as usual Kathy. Just love this distressed look, which you are the master (mistress) Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh so beautiful Kathy!

Ingrid said...

Yes, I'm still with you. How could I go away? This is definitely vintage and I definitely love it, just as your daughter's. So cute.
And thanks for your kind comment on my blog, it made me smile :-)
Hugs Ingrid

Jane said...

Oh Kathy!!! I've seen a few of these boxes about but this has to be the most beautiful one I've seen!! It is absolutely stunning hun, perfect! I'm sure you're little girl will treasure it forever!! hugs, Jane xxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous keepsake box Kathy, such beautiful colours and details and adorable image.

Audhild said...

This is so beautiful, Kathy. I love the colouring. Many beautiful details as well. Thank you for showing.

Dorcas said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Kathy! I love it! Must have taken you forever!!lol Really beautiful. :-)

Debbie said...

What a beautiful beautiful Box. It is colored to perfection

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Kathy!
What a beautifully precious creation!
I love it to bits!
kim x

alina said...

awesome, Kathy, as always!
hugs, Alina

Anki said...

This is to die for my friend! Love everything about it. Now you made me also want to make one of these + to try the crackle paint. Need your advise on that one though. Kramis - Anki

Marlis said...

Ich bin begeistert !!!
Liebe Grüße Marlis

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Kathy,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jodi said...

Kathy this is so pretty!! Love the distressing you do on all of your creations!!
Jodi =)

Fleur said...

Kathy this is truly awesome - it's just beautiful. love the colours & the flowers are perfect
Hugz Fleur xXx

Nina S. B. Macaulay said...

oh my goodness!!

This litle box is just tooo cute!!
I love your vintage/shabby style :O)
That stamp is sweet, I won it on a blog hop and am just itching to use it, just havn't had the right project on yet, but hey, maybe I should make a box... :OD

Wishing u a good week.

Hugs Nina x

dstandard said...

WOW this is just gorgeous!

Renkata said...

oh Kathy, adorable box. Great design and colouring.

Elise said...

Kathy ... omg!!! My jaw hit the floor! This is soooo GORGEOUSLY STUNNING!!! I've been wanting to give something like this a try also, but not as complex (LOL!), and wow wow wow! Seeing yours is like ... this is DIVINE!!! Your girls must be so happy to get things like this from you!!! Truly breathtaking!


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous!! Looove the details!!

stephanne said...

This is positively dreamy!!! That image, well, I have been stalking BnW just waiting til it's back in stock, but til then, I am plenty happy coming by here and drooling over your amazing work!! LOVE the soft colours, the beautiful details and of course, your colouring is amazing!!!
Hugs, stephanne

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