Posted by Ania On Friday, September 14, 2012
I like boxes. Especially the ones perfumes comes in. Such pretty cardstock & usually lovely colors! Besides. They’re often a nice size to turn into little giftsets w/set of cards inside. Although I’ll admit…I just decorated the box here, but do plan to add at least three cards inside!
The papers and non-flowery decorations are all from Pink Paislee – mostly the good old sweetness collection. I’ll be honest – when I first saw that collection I was like, mm sure, pretty, but not my style..I probably won’t use it much. Well. It’s one of the most used collections along with another one I also didn’t think I would use much…..
The flowers are a mix of Kort&Godt and Prima. And I added crackle paint to the artisan elements because I first painted it with some mist then decided I didn’t like the look. And figured I’d do crackle paint + slight dabs of distress ink. But when the crackle paint….uh…crackled…the color of the mist shone through. Haha. Cute, I like happy accidents! Also painted the flowers with iridescent gold glimmer mist…see the subtle sheens of gold on the petals?
Back of the box. Or front. Whatever. Wooden snowflake from Maya Road, wooden button from Prima. I never really knew what to do this big die cut shaped sheet of patterned paper…but the effect it gives here is pretty nice. Oh, and if you’re curious about the perfume..it was SheWood by Dsquared^2. Love that perfume, have emptied two bottles by now and am using another one because I could not find it in the tax free shops last 4-5 times I went..tried 3 diff countries too :((pretty much the only time I buy perfumes haha).
Wrapping it up with the top of the box. I love dimensional flowers, but usually have a hard time using them on layouts and cards…but on altered projects like this they’re awesome. Almost a must.
Am joining the So Cute Surprise 8 on That’s just so cute with this box. The challenge is to use mist or paint on your project, and well, I did both :)
Have a lovely weekend y’all! It’s rainy and stuff (BIG surprise…heh), but I have a few tings planned over the weekend still…at least tonight – we’ll see how I’m feeling this weekend after tonight! :)
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