Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday - Decorative box

Wow! It's another hot one:)....well it is here in Cambridgeshire in the UK so I hope all over the world you are having glorious hot weather like we are!
So it's Wednesday again and I have another Heartfelt Creations project to share with you.
Today's is a decorative box that I have named Bit's and Bob's box.....I'm sure that I am not the only one that has little thing's that I need to keep but has no home:)
I have used the Burst Of Splendour Collection which is so versatile and full of rich purple and yellow Dahlias.  I am just blown away every time Heartfelt Creations bring out a new collection....You can either use the paper pack on it's own, which I have to say goes so far and you can do so much with or you can use the Dahlia stamps and colour away to your heart's content....oh and don't forget those matching leaf stamps and dies which you will find go with any flowers that you wish....paper or artificial! Don't forget to head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog where you will find so much inspiration from all of the other Design Team members. You will also find a fabulous video by Emma Lou where she will be teaching you how to take your crafting to the next level by showing you how to create a background using glitter......I am just going to have to have a go at this!!!
My colour scheme today might shock you a little....I haven't gone for my usual purple or pinks but a rich vibrant golden yellow and deep purple (which also happens to be my old school uniform colour...many years ago):


Heartfelt Creations products used:
HCPC 3549 Blooming Dahlia precut set
HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf precut set
HCD  736 Classic leaf die set
HCPC 1235 Burst of Splendor Paper Collection
HCD 728 Timeless Amour

Other Items Used
Box, decorative pearls on string, single pearls, pearl swirls,  Alcohol markers to match Dahlia, Tim Holtz distress markers, 2 shades of yellow cardstock, Versafine – vintage sepia, gold wax gilt, cosmic shimmer water colour iridescent paint –rich gold, acrylic paint in purple

Paint the box with the purple acrylic paint. You  don’t need to paint it all only the edges of the box. Measure and cut your chosen paper to fit the inside and outside of the box. (I have allowed a little so that there is still a little purple showing once the paper has been adhered). Adhere on to the box and the lid.
Stamp and colour the large dahlia 4 times. Use some of the cosmic pearlescent paint on some of the petals. The 2 dahlia’s only needs colouring in at the centre petals.
Fussy cut 3 of the dahlia’s so that when layered on top of each other each is a petal smaller than the one on the bottom.....are you still with meJ
Die cut 4 of the flourish heart dies from the Timeless Amour die set in the paler shade of yellow cardstock and 2 more in the deeper shade.  Stamp, colour and die cut the classic leaves twice.  Adhere the flourish hearts onto the top of the box lid as in picture. Now layer up the dahlia and adhere the leaves and dahlia in the centre . With a pencil, mark where the lid comes to when on. (at the sides of the box) take the heart flourishes  and where the pencil mark is cut the top off the flourish heart , this part you adhere to the lid and the other part you adhere to the box  base. So that when the lid is on you don’t loose the shape of the heart flourish. Do this on both sides. Take the other heart flourishes and cut off at the top as in picture. Adhere one to the centre of the front and one on the centre of the back of the box.  Add some gold gilding wax around the edges and a little on the heart flourishes. Colour some cream or white pearls with alcohol markers that match or coordinate with the dahlia. Adhere around the box and  also add some single pearls on the heart flourishes as in picture.  Finally adhere the gold pearl flourishes to as in picture.

I hope you like my project....I will be back next Wednesday with a scheduled post for Heartfelt Creations as I will be on my holiday:).....I also want to apologise again for not visiting all of your fab blogs recently but I am sooooo busy trying to get organised before I go away....but I promised I will get around to them all soon.....:)

I would like to enter my box into the following challenges:
Just Inspirational challenge - photo inspiration
Created With Love - anything goes
Make It Monday - always anything goes



  1. Nikki this is just so beautiful. I love the autumn colouring and its a wonderful gift idea.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. what a gorgeous box! Love the colors and the flower on top! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

  3. This made up into a gorgeous gift box. Well done!

  4. Great looking box. Love the flower. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


  5. you continue to blow my mind, so much talent, this is one gorgoeus box!!!

  6. This is a work of art! I love the way you've used the die cuts clever and it adds so much. I also love the way you let that glorious golden dahlia reign supreme on the box lid without a lot of other elements. It's just perfect! The color palette is perhaps my favorite element of this wonderful project. You did surprise me...and it was a lovely surprise, indeed!

  7. Awe Nikki this is delightful, so much work involved here. I love it! Thank you for joining us over at MIM. Hugs Kerry xx

  8. This is just gorgeous,love the fabulous

  9. Gorgeous gift box! I love the pearls you used on the sides and top and the color combination. Saw it on MIM.

  10. Nikki, this is gorgeous. I'm just in aw of your talent.

  11. This is beautiful Nikki, love the colours, Carole Z X

  12. stunning Nikki and love the colour
    Hugs Kate xx

  13. What a ravishing looking box Nikki, great altered project! Just love how you did your flower on top of the lid, lovely 3d effect! Hugs, Ira xox

  14. This is the most beautiful box I have ever seen made. Wow love those heartfelt creations die cuts. I need to go take a look at those again. thanks so much for joining us this week at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT
    Thanks for sharing your directions as well.

  15. This is absolutely gorgeous!! How wonderful that you used your school colours for it. They work perfectly - and look so regal! The yellow pearls are such a beautiful touch.

  16. Beautiful rich colors...I really love those pearls too. Great job...Hugz, joann

  17. Brillant it looks so regal. Thank you so much for playing along with JIC from Sian (DT)

  18. GORGEOUS!!!! :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at JIC!

  19. Wonderful Beautiful creation. Thanks for playing along at CWLC Blog this week.

    Chris B - DT

  20. Very pretty just gorjuss. Great lo & colours

    Thanks for joining us at JI
    Tracey dt

  21. Stunning thanks for joining us at JIC
    cheers Dannii DT

  22. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Just Inspirational Challenges this week!

  23. Adorable card. Love your interpretation on the Inspirational photo. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week. Hugs Shelly


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