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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Vintage Butterfly and Bird Memories Suitcase


Good morning everyone, hope you are well! I am still in a state and cant talk or eat because of my sore throat so I thought I would come and cheer myself up with a new blog post!
This project is altering a cardboard suitcase I bought with a voucher I won for the Craft Barn :-) I started by painting the suitcase in white acrylic paint, then I left it to dry. Then I sponged distress ink over the suitcase until I was happy with the colour. Then I stamped directly onto the suitcase with stamps inked with the same distress inks. It doesnt show very well in the photos but in person you can see I have stamped 'memories' on the front, then decorated with swirls, butterflies and birds.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room: Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's: Memories are made from this
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: Pastel Colours
Hotshot Craft Challenge: Distress inks
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Cropstop: Feeling Blue

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

40 comments:

  1. Oh my word this is amazing, so clever, love the colour xxx

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  2. WOW this is stunning love it. Hope you are feeling better soon take care. Caroline xxx

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  3. Beautiful suitcase a lovely colour! Jo xxx

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  4. This is beautiful Happy crafting Ginny ♥

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  5. Totally fabulous Elaine, Sorry to hear your not too good hopefully it will clear and you will feel better soone take care:)x

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  6. wHAT AN AMAZING PROJECT - LOOKS FANTASTIC - gorgeous colours

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  7. this is stunning Elaine, I love the colour
    Hope you feel better soon

    Hugs Sue

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  8. Really gorgeous hun, I love the colours and those butterflies are so pretty
    Lindsay xx

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  9. Very very cool!!!! this is awesome
    Thank you for joining CropStop's Weekly challenge

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  10. Lovely piece, fab colour x

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  11. Gorgeous! Love the whitewash, vintage look. Thanks for joining our CropStop Blue Challenge.

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  12. This is lovely - a great place for keepsakes. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  13. Love what you have done with the suitcase and the colour is fab xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  14. Wow, it's gorgeous, and such a great technique. I do hope you feel better soon x

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  15. wow how very super elaine ... well done ... I am sure the recipient of the little blue suitcase will be over the moon ... happy crafting and love sandy xx ps thank you so much for visiting my blog ... have a great week xx

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  16. Lovely! The blue shading is beautiful!

    love Mags B x

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  17. A huge amount of work must have gone into making this, its fab. Love the little straps!

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  18. WOW Elaine this is gorgeous! I love the valaise it is stunning and the colour is divine.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  19. Oh this is fabulous Elaine

    hopped over from Dc

    Lorna

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  20. Fantastic case and colour -hope you feel better soon
    carol x

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  21. Fabulous project its a great colour

    Joan x

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  22. wow zarrrr this is simply stunning fantastic colour too
    linda x

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  23. This is such a fabulous project - great work
    Kate
    xx

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  24. Lovely project Elaine - hope you feel better soon! Lea xx

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  25. Live the colour of this cute little case, how could you possibly have resisted it....
    Amazing

    Claire

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  26. this is absolutely fantastic xx

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  27. That is amazing! I too use crafts to get me through the tough times!
    I can't wait to pop back and see more of your work.
    Love
    Lisa xxx

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  28. What a fabulous project. I so need to get out more or at least online more and find myself some of these fabulous items I see all the CBN ladies altering. This is just gorgeous and I love the softness of the color and stamping. xx

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  29. so stunning elaine.fantastic design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  30. This is sooooo pretty, well done :) Viv xx

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  31. Lovely project. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

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  32. This is excellent!! What a fabulous project!! and fantastic stamping Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  33. Your suitcase is amazing! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Blue Challenge! Hugs, Rosie

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  34. Lovely project. Thanks for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs

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  35. Cool suitcase - love the whitewashed vintage look!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at Card and Scrap
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you soon again!

    Hugs
    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Membr Card and Scrap

    hilsen
    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Medlem Card and Scrap

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

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