Sunday, March 21, 2010

Magnolia Gift Box...

Hello,

I hope you are having a great weekend. I have been doing lots of celebrating with family and friends. Thank you all so much for your lovely wishes for our wedding anniversary you are so kind.

I have made this altered box. 



I covered it completely with gesso. When that was dry painted white crackle paint over gesso and when that was dry sprayed it with iridescent gold glimmer mist.


I have coloured my Magnolia images with distress ink pads. The sparkle is star dust stickle glue. The background is distressed with antique linen. I have used vintage photo to distress with. 


The leaves and butterfly are Martha Stewart punches. The small flowers are EK success punched. 


This is the back. The pink flowers are prima and the spacers Bunny Zoe's. The jewels on wire and velvet ribbon are Hobbycraft.


Here is the inside.


The tiny image I picked up from the Magnolia stand at the NEC last year. So sweet I am definitely going to get more next week.


The hearts are Cuttlebug. Distressed with vintage photo with added Star Dust stickles.


Well, thank you so very much for looking and have a wonderful week!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - brushed corduroy, black soot
wings - antique linen
clothes - tattered rose, weathered wood, brushed corduroy
bunny - black soot, tattered rose

140 comments:

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Oooo think im first this time, lol! Wowee, this just beautiful! I love both images and the embellies are fab as always Kim! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, hugs Heidi xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awww Kim, this is just beautiful! All the amazing details and the crackle finish paint, just splendid! I love everything about it! :)

amanda stokes said...

OMG Kim this is stunning!all the little details make it so perfect :)
Have a fab sunday afternoon
hugs amanda xx

Paula said...

Oh wow Kim this is absolutly stunning wow all those details are fabulous and the image's are so sweet.
Paula xxxx

Carina said...

Soooooo cute!!

Jane said...

What a grogeous box!...Love all the wee charms!

alina said...

I love it, Kim, gorgeous details!
Happy anniversary, to you and your husband!
Hugs, Alina

m@deliefjuh said...

verry sweet! :)

Renkata said...

OMG Kim, this box is so precious. Great details. I love it.

Karina said...

Wauw! Beautiful box Kim.
Absolutely stunning.
Hugs
Karina

Zehavits said...

Happy anniversary!!!!

Your box is grogeous !!!

Hugs

Zehavit

Jane said...

WOW Kim this is incredibly beautiful!!! I love all your gorgeous details and the colours are lovely! hugs, Jane xxx

Maria Therese said...

Your box is supersweet Kim!!

sandra said...

The box is gorgeous, and love little sparkle tilda. Lovely little box to keep things in. Going to NEC next Sunday. Hope magnolia stand is there. Love Sandra x

Vanja said...

Stunning project, Kim! Fabulous details.
Hugs, Vanja

mckinkle said...

Fabulous box Kim! What a super little keepsake! All the details youve out into are amazing.

Keryn x

craftycrafter said...

this is so lovely,stunning in fact
and your colouring amazing as usual love Dorothy xx

Jilli said...

Gorgeous box, love your attention to detail! Jillix

gina g said...

OMG Kim this is so beautiful, i love all your attention to detail. Amazing. luv gina xx

Val said...

OMG Kim! This is just so beautiful - I cannot find the words to describe it. You are so talented.
So pleased you have had a lovely anniversary.
Love
Valxx

Angelwood said...

Happy Anniversary!!! May you have 32 more terrific years with your hubby! I am working on 17 years myself.

I love your keepsake gift box. Beautiful embellishing and how cute are the set of keys? You have made Tilda look gorgeous! Everything you do is always first rate! hugs, Angela

Pia said...

OMG WOOOW what a great box Kim, fantastic details, love it!!!.
hugs Piaxx

Marion said...

Wow! This is stunning Kim. I love those images and the embellishments are fabulous.
Marion

Sinikka said...

Hi Kim, You made a really cute box. Like the little Tilda and such nice embellishments you used. Cute that you even made a inside with stamps. Just lovely.
Hope it is not to late to say happy anniversary.
Hugs Sinikka

heidy said...

Oh Wow Kim,This is Breathtaken,so very pretty.
Hugs Heidy

Judi said...

Oh, Kim, how FABULOUS is this? It really is stunning!! You wouldn't like to send it my way, would you? Pretty please!!!

Judi xxx

Viddan said...

Very beautiful!!!Hugs, Lena

Sandra said...

Too beautiful for words! This piece is gorgeous. I love the Mini Magnolia inside too.
Hope you had a fabulous Wedding Anniversary.
Hugs
Sandra x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
This box is beautifully crafted. I love the embellishments and image. It's absolutely stunning.
Hugs,
Fiona x

*Ellen* said...

whow this is so beautiful, al that details on that wonderful box

stephanne said...

Me oh my, this is a delight to look at!! I love the pop of red with the gingham and velvet ribbons, the crackle effect is fabulous and really sets off your brilliant colouring, an absolute treasure!!
Take Care,
Stephanne

Sarpreet said...

Absolutely stunning! - this is at a completely different level to me. love all the detail and the work! Its gorgeous, happy belated anniversary - hope you been spoilt and had a fab time

Gry-Beate said...

This is just stunning!!!Lovely decoration!!

;0)Gry-Beate

Jorunn said...

OMG...I have to rub my eyes and take another look....lol... It is like a dream!!! Absolutely jaw dropping stunning!!! Love the details, the coloring, and I can not begin to imagine the work you have put in here!!!

Stunning!!!

hugs,
Jorunn

Marte said...

Thank you so much, sweet Kim!
This altered box is just gorgeous! I love it when you "dress up" all this beautiful things. Still remenbers the chest you decorated, remember? I can't forget! :)

Hugs, Marte

nicolet said...

Oooh Kim, it´s so lovely!!
Hugs nicolet

Mag said...

Oh wow a real treasure box, really gorgeous Kim !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Vicky said...

Hi Kim, this is one truly seriously gorgeous work of art!!!

I really, really love it!!!
I just hope I can get my hands on some of that crackle paint this week, i have been putting off getting load's of stuff lately because I wanted to save for the NEC...

Sorry I missed your post with your Anniversary, I have been having a really low crafting week and thought some time out would help move things forward!!!!

So Happy Anniversary to you both, this week will be mine and hubby 20th...that's why I am so looking forward to the NEC....as you can imagine when I was asked what I wanted I said MONEY for the show!!!

I know were to come for inspiration when I get my crackle paint!!! I have a few things I can't wait to alter...
x
Vicky

Sue said...

Hi Kim, aww glad you had a lovey time, gorgeous box, keep looking at all the detail on it, stunning creation, a beautiful gift, sue,x

Suze said...

Wow Kim this is what a lovely box, nice color cute image.
Great details, i love it.

Hugs Suze xx

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation, Kim
Stunning work!!

Karen x

Kat said...

This is stunning Kim. You have put so much work into this gorgeous box. Love the images you've used and the colours and....just everything lol!!

Kat xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kim
Happy Anniversary hope you had good day ...love the box its gorgeous...
Hugs sylvie xxxx

Kylie said...

Oh Kim, it's just gorgeous. The felt ribbon really sets it off and I love all the little embellies you've added. Love it.

Kylie xo

Tineke's hobby said...

Wow this is just beautiful
the crackle finish paint and all the details just perfect
Hugs Tineke

Marie said...

Wonderful little box for treasures Kim! Wonderful colouring as always.
Congrats to you on your anniversery.
xMarie

Marie said...

Wonderful little box for treasures Kim! Wonderful colouring as always.
Congrats to you on your anniversery.
xMarie

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Oh my sweet friend...32 years is such an accomplishment!!! I am sure you are easy to get along with :)
now this special box, the ribbon & flowers are lush & the coloring & details so perfect...this is a treasure

riadesign said...

O Kim what a lovely box you made
love the colours
greeting Ria.

Elly said...

Just a gorgeous box. I love it!!
hugs, Elly

Terry said...

OMGoodness Kim just love you're box...I just working on little boxes too sweetie....soooo adorable and so cute...love the images tooo, so sweet....and you're decorating the box wow.....in one word AMAZING...Thanks for sharing sweetie and Happy Belated congratulations on you're aniversary sweetie...hope you had a fab day. Hugs Terry

Guro said...

Different but still beautifull :-) Love the way you hav decorated the innside, the image is so cute!!!
HAve a nice evening.
Hugs Guro

Bernadet said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwww Kim, this is such a beautiful box!!!!

Leann said...

Ooooooh Kim - this is BEAUTIFUL!!! {I really must dig into my thesaurus and find some new, suitable things to say when I come over here!}
Hugs x

Duh! Really came to say there's something waiting for you over on my blog, if you wanna take a peek :D

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wow, this is so wonderful. I like it very much. Great job, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Lorraine A said...

Oh my goodness Kim :-) I just love this ,,, absolutely gorgeous !

luv
Lols x x

Annika said...

What a wonderful work of art! It must have taken you ages. Love it! Your attention to details is fabulous and colouring out of this world!
TFS
Hugs
Annika

Sharon Keanly said...

OMG Kim, what can I say that your other fans haven't. A wonderful creation. Such a lot of love and effort has gone into this project. It is absolutely stunning! Well done and thanks for taking the time to pop by... ;) hugs Sharon x

Ingrid said...

This is... too beautifull! Wow, what a great box! Really nice.
Hugs Ingrid

Kimba-Slydog said...

This box is a dream!!!!!! Breathtaking!!!!!

Hugs,
Nicole

Brenda Brown said...

Soooo gorgeous Kim, I just love it. The crackled effect, the colours, the sparkle and the whole way you have put it together is stunning. Thanks for sharing. LOL Bxxx

craftymum said...

Hi Kim
this is so beautiful!!! In fact stunning!
Are you at NEC next week? I am on the Hotshotcrafts stand. If you are there too I hope we get the chance to meet up. I would love to meet my blogging friends in person.
Love Sarah XXX

Tracy said...

This is just so beautiful, and what a wonderful gift it will make, absolutely spectacular!!!!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

craftimamma said...

So glad you have had such a wonderful weekend Kim. It's been a bit of a celebration at our house too as it was my youngest granddaughter's 2nd birthday yesterday and my son's today.

The altered box is absolutely stunning, I'd be hard pressed to give that away it's so lovely.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kath said...

wow wow wow...this is just adorable....what a wonderful gift...are you at the NEC on Saturday..if so...hope we can meet up....big hugs kath xxxx

Sarah K said...

So glad you had a lovely weekend. The box is absolutley stunning. Love Sarah x

Net said...

Oh my Kim that is just beautiful!

Jackie Thomas said...

Stunning Kim. Love it. xo Jackie

scrappyjan said...

OMG!!! this is so beautiful!!!

hugs, Janiel

Sharon said...

Wow! This is stunning Kim.
The detail on it will take hours to look at; it's amazing.
Love how you decorated the inside too. Brilliant!
Hugs,
Sharon xx

Lou said...

A beautiful creation Kim, It looks fantastic,I have never altered anything other then a note book but your work inspires me to try something else, it is really great that you list all your items you used as it gives me some idea where to start! So glad to hear you have had a lovely weekend celebrating with your family, sounds like a perfect way to spend the weekend Hugs Lou xxx

Cheryl said...

oh my kim hun totally brilliant or what my friend this is just amazing gosh I soaked up every stunning detail wow hun love it so much,gosh sorry hun but boy you really have blown me away gosh to own something like this would be amazing and that you created it,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow,wow,wow this is totally awesome Kim there is so much beauty to take it all in so I have spent so much time just looking and looking. I just wish that one day I will be able to create something as wonderful as this.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow, Kim! A gorgeous box - inside and out! Lovely!!! and Happy Anniversary too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Jan said...

oh! I just love every thing about this...absolutely beautiful!!

Safo said...

Чудесная шкатулка! Какие красивые элементы и цвета!

Cheryl said...

wow what can I say absalutely gorgeous xx

Tammi said...

Wow Kim, the details on this are amazing...so many things to look at, beautiful box! ~Hugs

Linda W said...

Wow.
Its stunning , i really like it.
The colores and the emblissiment. Thamks for lovely inspiration;)

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!!! this is just amazing!! Hugs Juls

Melodie said...

I'm speechless, OMG, that is a dream gift box.
Hugs
Melodie

Anne said...

Absolutely divine!!! Gorgeous box Kim and perfect details. Your photography is great too!! Have a wonderful week! :o) xxx

Bastelmanu said...

Hallo Kim!

Oh wow,wie wundervoll!
Die Box ist der absolute Hammer,wieder wahnsinnig toll gestalltet!
Die Farben und vielen süßen Details sind ein Traum und deine Colortion wieder umwerfend!
Mir fehlen bald die Worte für deine Meisterwerke!
Ich würde dich wahnsinnig gern mal persönlich kennen lernen und deine tollen Werke in der Hand halten! ;-)

LG Manu! ;-)

Caroline said...

Hello Kim,
This box is absolutely beautiful, I love details and colours !!!
Have a nice day.
Caroline

Alice Wertz said...

wow! amazing project, Kim! i adore all the beautiful details on this!

Randi Th. said...

OMG!!! What a grogeous box! Love it!
Have a nice day!

Timcsoca said...

Oh Kim, very pretty gift box!! Great idea! Love it!:)

Sandie said...

This is absolutely fantastic Kim! Love the colours, the crackle paints, the detailing and, of course, the sweet sweet Tilda!

Have a wonderful week :)
Sandie

Anneke said...

what a fantastic work kim.
this box is a jewell in everyones house.
love the red border on the box and the frame on the top.

Trudy said...

Oh wow Kim this is absolutly stunning wow all those details are fabulous and the image's are so sweet.
Hugs Trudy

Kim said...

Kim this is so adorable! I love how you have used crackle paint on there...fantastic! Lovely work hun! Hope you have a wonderful week!
Big Hugs~ Kim

Nannieflash said...

Oh Kim, that is stunning and so very pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Annie said...

What a fabulous little box Kim and beautifully decorated. thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me such lovely comments over the past week - hopefully things will start calming down now and I can get back to seeing what you are up to a bit more often!
hugs, annie x

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Kim, this is absolutely adorable!! You even make tiny little boxes look fabulous!! ;) HUGS

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW, Kim this is beautiful! Luv the little charms. Fab colouring.

xoxo,
Lori

Marina said...

Wow, Kim! This is absolutely adorable!
Sweet Tilda's, beautifully coloured and so many lovely embellies.
I love your gorgeous box.

Hugs,
Marina

Nina said...

OMG!! I`m totally in love, and I`m out of words. This is just the most beautiful I have seen in a long time!! Just absolutely LOVE it, the idea, colours, motiv, flowers and all the details ♥♥♥

Hugs from Nina

joanne wardle said...

WOW, just WOW

Diane Whitehouse said...

This is absolutely wonderful and the whole project is beautifully finished. I just love your colouring, Kim!
Diane x

Georgia said...

What an absolutely gorgeous little box Kim! Wow, the charms look fabulous and the flowers and crackled effect is stunning - I love it! :) Love, Georgia xx

Corine Reijn said...

Wow, what a beautiful box! So sweet!! Kind regards, Corine reijn.

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Stunning is the only word for this!

Love all the details.

And a belated Happy Anniversary to you! Hope you had a wonderful day.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Absolutely beautiful Kim...what an amazing box!
Hope you enjoyed your anniversary celebrations.
Hugs
Carole x

BA said...

hi bev
this is a really adorable gift box
xoxo BA

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

ow wow kim..this is stunning..your so very talented...hope you had a fabby anniversary :o)
hugs Michelle Xx

Velta said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!!! As always your art is just stunningly beautiful!!

Caroljenks said...

Wow Kim this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
It's just beautiful - I so wish I could create works of art like that!

Where/what is the original box?

LOVE IT!

Carol x

Kelly Schelske said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Kim!

Mette said...

This was an incredibly beautiful box, and it is so nice decorated!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Mette

doris said...

Stunning project Kim...!! Fabulous details!!

xox doris

Debbie said...

Ooh Kim...I am lost for words!...Your gift box is just stunning!! All of the images are adorable and I love all the gorgeous detailing...Just beautiful sweetie!
Hugs
Debbie x

Astrid said...

Wowww Kim, I love this box, it is amazing, so beautiful !!!
Hugs Astrid

Andrea, said...

Oh this is stunning Kim, gorgeous images and I love the embellishments

May-Bente said...

OMG, kim!!!!
I`m speakless....your box is perfect, in my eyes:=)

Hugs:))

Lena said...

Hello Kim, this is just gorgeous! All the amazing details and the crackle paint. Really just splendid! Your art inspire me!!
Hugs
Lena

♥...Mo...♥ said...

Hi Kim
It's incredibly wonderful
Congratulations, you're an artist
hugs from Venezuela

Tonje said...

Beautiful box with so many gorgeous details and wonderful coloring! Greetings from Norway

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Very, very lovely !!!!
hugs
Rosi

Katinka said...

Absolutely incredible creation! Your wonderful coloring and those fantastic details makes your box perfect!!!

Hugs, Katrin

angelwhispers said...

What a fabulous box Kim!! Wow just love everything about it!! Just full of fabulous images and embellishments "Stunning" xx

Sarita said...

Oh my Kim, this is a stunner! every detail is perfect, what a fantastic keepsake,
Love Sarita xx

Lisbeth said...

Oh dear, oh dear what a gorgeous box..... and all this details, WOW!!! I love it all:0))
Love and hugs from Lisbeth

cats whiskers said...

OMG Kim what wonderful creations since I have been absent from blog hopping its lovely to be back.
Hugs jacqui x

Carina said...

This box is absolutely wonderful :)
Love the use of cracle paint all over it. And so many wonderful details both outside and inside.

Hugs Carina :)

Chris said...

Totally fabulous Sweetie, you're a huge inspiration and your box and colouring are breathtaking!! Looks like I'll be fighting you for those sweet little stamps LOL! Speak to you very, very soon :D and belated happy anniversary too. Hugs, Chris xxx

Michele said...

WOW WOW WOW Kim this little box is just beautiful. Gorgeous colouring of the image and love the details also. Hugs Michele x

Solveig said...

Dear Kim! What l lovely box you have decorated! Love the colors - it's so nice to see warm colors after a winter with snow for months!
Happy anniversary my dear friend:o))
I've left you an award in my blog. I know you get a lot of those, so you don't have to take it if you don't want to. I just want to say I appreciate the lovely words you always leave in my blog - you make me happy:o)))
Hugs Solveig

Kim Dellow said...

This is just totally beautiful Kim. Wonderful work. Kim

Giò said...

FABULOUS!!!! This is a beautiful box, I love this flowers and the lovely charms..... PERFECT!!!

Hugs
Giò

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Kim, this is absolutely stunning and so creative. Love the crackling paint effect. A truly special gift for a very special friend.
Hugs
Desire

Lilian said...

Oh this is just precious Kim! I love your coloring and am so tempted to try coloring with Distress Inks :) Maybe one day ... Have a wonderful day!

simplyfairies said...

another gorgeous masterpiece!!

Maya said...

Ohhh my!!
This is awesome, Kim!!
Love the images and you`re coloring and the details are fab!!
Hugs from Maya :)

Jodie from Oz said...

Kim, wow this is truly amazing, I love everything about this stunning keepsake. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Bev said...

Oh my, this is amazing Kim, such fabulous detail! x

Risa said...

Wow, wow, wow.....what a stunning project! Everything about it is beautiful!!
hugs
Risa:)

Jill said...

wow Kim, this is beautiful hugs Jill xx

IsaNorris said...

This is stunning Kim !!!
hugs,
isax

TaraG said...

WOW!!! this is fabulous,Kim...I love it to bits! Such great details and I love the charms...of course I love Tilda too,smile!
Hugs,t

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