Friday 11 June 2010

Little Brown Box No.2

Hi all

Well this is my second box in the set given to me by Julie at Scrapbook Sisters (apologies as I don’t know how to link yet).

I really enjoyed making this box. Firstly I covered the box and lid with Distress Ink pad – Rusty Hinge. When dry I stippled on Viva Terra (Terracotta effect) Greek, a texture type paste. When that was dry I stippled on top with Viva Ferro Metal Effect colour Golden Green, then a bit of Walnut Stain Distress ink pad. The leaves were stamped onto card and coloured with various Greens and orange distress pads, Some of the leaves I covered with Glossy Accents.


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I used a fine silver metallic thread to create the spiders web. I didn’t have any black beads for the spider so I threaded some pearls onto black wire and covered them with Ranger Black enamel and wired around the beads to create the legs.

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The fly was made in the same way but with wings. I then used Glossy Accents to fill in the wings and then sprinkled with Glamour Dust.

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The little ladybird was a little red bead cut in half and spotted with the black enamel paint. Butterflies to finish off and a few blobs of Glossy accents on the spiders web.

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I found this quite difficult to photograph as it was quite overcast today and when I used the flash the pictures came out like Blackpool illuminations!  If you want a look see in the flesh Julie has the boxes so far in the shop.

Thanks again for stopping by

Gayle x


  1. Another imaginative box Gayle,I love the way the lid looks almost as if there's been a shower of rain.x

  2. Wow - this is stunning!!

    I wish I knew where you got your ideas from!!! I look at these boxes and think "yep, it's a round box" and you come up with this!!!

    in short - fab as ever, but this one is possibly one of my all time faves xx

  3. Stunning Gayle, love it!xx

  4. When I gave Gayle the boxes to "play with" I watched her face. She broke into a big grin and said the words I am used to hearing "I know exactly what I'm going to do with them. I too and amazed at your ideas and your fantastic imagination. Love this one:)