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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Hearts & Swirls Box

Hello ,it's all HEARTS & SWIRLS over at TANDO this week and this time I have decorated a little 3x3inch wooden box.  Tando have a massive variety of hearts and swirls in all sizes and thicknesses for all tastes.  They are always useful for adding that finishing touch aren't they?  If you use them a lot why not go for one of our GRAB BAGS?  Or for dinkier versions try our MINI'S in a bag!  Onto my box...


A better view of the top....


I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints throughout.  I lightly painted all over the box and chipboard with Vanilla and Ice Blue then over stamped with a text stamp in green Versafine.  When that was all dry I dipped my finger (love this haha) into Claret and rubbed it around the edges and over the top to create a 'shabby' look.  The whole box was then coated with some DecoArt Glamour Dust paint in Ice Crystal to give a sheen and to seal the paint.  The hearts & swirl were crackle accented before sticking in place.  I added felt to the bottom and inside to finish off.
See how many hearts you get in the bag for a couple of pounds...and why not take a look *HERE* at all our swirls.

Tando Mini's - Hearts
 
Flourish 8 Small

I have also decorated the inside and used a larger heart...


Thank you for coming to take a look today, you are always very welcome, HUGS xxx

6 comments:

Kaz said...

This is just gorgeous Karen, I love how you've aged it xxx

Dawn said...

Ooh this is gorgeous darling. Beautiful vintage colour scheme and I adore the crackle. Those hearts are perfect too, fab job sweetie.
Huge huggles x x x x

Coco said...

I love your box with these wonderful Tando embellishments and these subtle tones of Vanilla, Ice Blue and Claret you used ! Also Glamour Dust paint seems to give a fab glittering final texture...
You know what Karen ? You will not be surprised if I tell you that I love using my fingers too on the edges...LOL! :) Hugs xxx

Gio said...

You got a very warm and gorgeous finish, Karen. Love the whole piece, and the shade you used!

Sandy said...

Your heart box looks wonderful Karen - I think you had fun making this!
Sandy

BJ said...

so pretty crushed strawberries come to mind. BJ