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Butterflies and Birds Altered Tissue Box

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! I have taken advantage of the break in the clouds(yay some sun!) to photograph my latest project for you. I was lucky enough to win a voucher for the Craft Barn some months ago and the plain wooden tissue box was one of the altering items I bought with my winnings and its sat around neglected so I thought it was time to get it out and have a play!
I wanted to make it a Birds and Butterflies themed box with a distressed look. So I began by painting it in a base coat of a bronze colour. I then let this dry and then added Crackle agent and again left to dry. Next I painted my top coat of a sand colour acrylic and let that dry and crackle nicely revealing the glittery bronze below :-)
Lastly I used Stazon to stamp some of my favourite Birds and Butterflies images from my stash.

While I am here I would just like to remind you I have two candys available at the moment so please enter those, and a fabulous challenge for all things non Cards and Scrapbooking-so show off your other gorgeous crafts and you may win a prize from Sarah Hurley or be featured as a chosen Crafter from the entries! Find it here :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
So Artful Challenges: All that Glitters
Everybody Art Challenge: Summer
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Stamp n Plus: Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Stamps&Fun=Creativity: Summer

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them :-)


  1. Stunning Elaine, I love the stamps you have used they are gorgeous.

    Linda xxx

  2. Oh, wow, this is GORGEOUS! Love it!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  3. Gorgeous Elaine love the butterflies. Carolinexxx

  4. Absolutely stunning. I love everythung about it.
    Simple and incredibly elegant.


  5. This is brilliant Happy crafting Ginny ♥

  6. This is lovely ;o) I love the stamps you have used ;o) xxx

  7. This is really beautiful, I love the images you have used


  8. absolutely fabulous, love it x

  9. The crackled background and birds and butterflies theme give this box a very vintage feel. Thanks for posting to the Stamp N Plus challenge.

  10. What a clever altering idea. Love the crackle effect with those lovely stamps. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Stamp N Plus challenge.

  11. Hi Elaine, Your creation is totally beautiful:)x

  12. Beautiful. Great to see a variety of creations on your blog all lovely x

  13. What a beautiful creation
    lindyloo x

  14. Stunning project, love all the stamp images, makes it look so pretty and delicate. x

  15. Wow Elaine:) Very elegant and beautiful box:) Fab stamps used:)

  16. ooooh Elaine.. very stylish, love the look of it. Very classy.

  17. wow this is stunning elaine.really beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Wow this is stunning love the way you have stamped it .

  19. beautiful Summer box!! Thanks for joining in our EAC.
    Big Hugs

  20. What a delightful, creative project this is! Thanks for being Soartful with us this week!

  21. Fabulous project using your stamps on a tissue box. Very fun. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.


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Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them all :-) Elaine-xxx-

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