Thursday, 16 August 2012

Artemio at The CraftBarn

Helloooo, its Artemio week over at the Craft Barn.  I really enjoyed doing this one...can you tell? hahaha

Using the smallest crown box I covered it inside & out with Moonlight Fresco Paint. I love this paint as there is no need to gesso first and it goes on in one coat! Randomly ink the craquelure stamp with the Pearlescant Purple and press lightly to the top & bottom of the box then edge the pieces with the same ink. Using the memento ink stamp the long text stamp from the set around the edges of the bottom section. Glue narrow lace around the lid (I coloured mine with the Pearlescant Purple).

Stamp the flower & 3 bees onto card with Memento and, picking up some Pearlescant Purple on a brush, paint them. Emboss with clear embossing powder before cutting them out.

Using the Fresco paint, colour 3 small chippie buttons, including a small heart. Tie ribbon through the heart and glue the 2 others together. Arrange a small bouquet with the flowers and push the stems through the holes in the glued buttons. Attach the heart and bouquet inside the box. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of painted card & scroll the ends then glue to the front with the stamped flower tucked behind it. Attach a bee to some wire & push through the lid, secure on the inside. Glue a second bee to the scroll and the third to a flower inside the box.

From The Craft Barn...
Artemio stamp set- Hortensia
Impression Obsession Cover-a-card- craquelure
Brilliance ink - pearlescent purple
Memento ink - grape jelly
Thank you for taking a look and do pop into the CraftBarn Blog as there is something new everyday!!!! HUGS xxx


Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun these are just brilliant,stunning detail Hun love them to bits,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Dawn said...

Oooh honey, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours and techniques you've used, your attention to detail is amazing as always. What an ingenious way to use those fab Tando buttons too.
Big hugs x x x x

Angelnorth said...

Lovely little box - lots of detail to explore and enjoy!

Kaz said...

this is gorgeous Karen, you've got some many details in there! xxx

Carol said...

What a gorgeous piece Karen x

cbee said...

oh wow, this is stunning!!

Von said...

What a precious little box Karen :)
Von ♥

BJ said...

Oh I love lilac, it is darling, you have such a lovely way with things. BJ

BJ said...

The beaded edge didn't take that long once I got going. Thanks for your comment. BJ

Traceyr said...

Fantastic Karen, that colour is very soothing and I love the bees and the shape of the box. You have definately worked your magic here. :)

Gez said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning creation Karen. I can see this being long admired. Gorgeous xx

tracy said...

very beautiful and very clever :)

Paula Gale said...

Hiya Karen

I thought I'd have a womble over to visit as I haven't really been anywhere recently (apart from blog to do with the silhouette Cameo), and I thought I'd start here. Oh, thanks for coming to visit me and comment on my naughty boy the other day... he's so funny - he gets up to all sorts that you wouldn't let a kid get away with!!!

Anyway - having a look round, before I go any further - its kind of spooky that I should have come across this particular post because of the project... I have a little paper mache treasure chest I bought and have painted it very similar colours to this - but have been at a total loss as to how to continue with a design - so its been stuck there since April!!!! Seeing this, I now know exactly what I'm going to do with it... don't get me wrong - it won't be the same as your as I don't have any of the stamps.... but you have inspired me no end. I love the colours you've done here - and how you've distressed the edges a bit darker. My project is a bit more metallic with white bits - but it funny what triggers the mind eh?

I love off the page projects - and need to follow through and do (more to the point, complete) more of the things i've either got planned, or have hanging around.

Hope you are well (sorry for the long comment - you know me....)


Paula x x x